Open Options, Allegion Join to Offer Access Control and Electronic Lock Integration

Addison, TX (August 16, 2016)—Open Options, an open platform access control and software development company, has announced an electronic lock integration with Allegion’s Schlage NDE series wireless locks with ENGAGE™ technology that provides the latest in technology to offer a comprehensive and affordable access control solution without compromising security.


With Open Options DNA Fusion access control software, Schlage NDE series wireless locks will be supported via the Allegion NDE Gateway using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Schlage NDE Series wireless locks are the first locking platform to use ENGAGE software to formulate the lock before DNA Fusion is implemented. Designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use, the NDE series is a smart addition to incorporate into an Open Options security solution.


The electronic lock integration offers a cost-effective solution to expand access control. NDE Series wireless locks conveniently retrofit into standard doors without the need for drilling additional holes; are compatible with proximity as well as aptiQ and aptiQmobile smart credentials; and, via built-in Bluetooth, enable wireless configuration from smart phones and tablets. NDE locks and gateways can be purchased from Open Options.


“We’re excited to join with Allegion in offering an opportunity for end users to transition to electronic locks which have proven to be effective for extending access control to the door,“ said Open Options President and General Manager Jonathan Berman. “Open Options is dedicated to providing open platform solutions which is why we continually work with leading security providers to develop integrations that give end users a choice in their access control products.”


“Allegion is pleased to announce our collaboration with Open Options”, said Derek Ommert, OEM Channel Manager for Allegion. “The integration of Schlage NDE and DNA Fusion enables the access control platform to extend security solutions to additional doors where previous labor, material and cost concerns would have prohibited a card access system.”


Open Options’ DNA Fusion access control software provides a complete access control solution including door control, visitor management, and photo ID management in an open platform that interfaces seamlessly with other systems such as video, biometrics, and audio. DNA Fusion can be managed via a regular client, the web, or Apple and Android smartphones.


The new Schlage NDE Series wireless electronic lock with ENGAGE technology is designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use. Developed specifically for facilities that want to upgrade to electronic credentials for improved security and efficiency, it is ideal for interior office doors, exterior doors, common area doors and sensitive storage spaces with a cylindrical door prep.



About Open Options

Since its founding in 1997, Open Options has been a pioneer in the open platform community, focused on helping customers improve security by building trust through the most connected experience. Today, the company continues to be a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with the most experienced, highly qualified service and support teams in the industry, providing access that connects. Open Options’ flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies — including video, biometrics, wireless locks, and more — to provide customers with a best-in-class security solution. Our customer-first, open business culture and dedication to customer care through the Connect Care experience are what set us apart; when you do business with Open Options, you’re doing business with real people who care about your experience. To learn more about Open Options and our solutions, visit