Corbin Russwin Access 800 AC2 Lock with Panic Functionality Aids In Ensuring School Security

BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 12, 2013 — Underscoring its commitment to school safety, Corbin Russwin, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, is showcasing its Access 800 AC2 lock, which enables teachers and others in authority to locally lockdown a classroom during an emergency.

“The Access 800 AC2 lock and RF fob panic button provide educational facilities with the capability of reacting quickly and effectively to secure a school and provide extra assurance in the event of an emergency situation, said Wayne Falce, Brand Manager, Corbin Russwin. “Locally locking down a classroom saves critical seconds and eliminates the need to approach the door or enter the hallway.”

Ideal for classroom environments, the Access 800 AC2 is a standalone access control lock that can be opened using a key, PIN code or prox card. It is available in mortise lock, cylindrical lock or exit device configurations. The Access 800 AC2 supports up to 2,000 users and provides a 2,000-event audit trail.

The RF Fob provides the unique functionality of localized lockdown from inside the classroom. When programmed in “Panic button” mode, the Access 800 AC2 can be locked remotely from within 75 feet of the inside of the door to prevent entry by intruders. When locked using the RF panic button, all “user” credentials are disabled including PIN codes and prox cards ensuring that no one can enter even if they have a credential. An interior indicator flashes red to show that the door is in lockdown mode providing occupants with the peace of mind that the door is secured and the door stays locked even if the fob is pressed repeatedly, while always allowing free egress from the inside. The lock can only be reset by someone with a master credential.



For over 160 years, CORBIN RUSSWIN has been the premier manufacturer of architectural hardware, providing exceptional security and design solutions for institutions nationwide.  The company’s wide range of products includes access control solutions, life safety solutions, a wide range of locksets, exit devices, levers, trim and more.


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