Verkada integrates with Schlage's Control wireless lock for easy multiple dwelling unit (MDU) management. This specific wireless lock integration is unique in two ways:
No Verkada equipment is needed. The Control locks communicate to their associated Gateway (GWE) hub over Bluetooth (wired directly into the local network) and on the 2.4 Ghz band. The GWE is put in IP mode and needs an ethernet connection.
Easy management—Verkada's design has a special user interface (UI) specifically for MDUs to make management easier. Users can now be given direct access to a door instead of having to be added to a group that contains an access level containing the door. The GWE communicates directly with the Allegion ENGAGE site which, in turn, communicates directly with Verkada Command.
Learn more about how to install the Schlage Control Series.
Schlage Control locks with Verkada's design
Schlage Control locks were designed specifically with multi-tenant units in mind. This includes controlling residential living spaces, such as dormitories, apartments, and condos.
Universities—These locks are a great option for dorm room access control.
In multi-tenant—Offices, supply closets
With this use case in mind, Verkada's design has a new UI that's just for the Control lock integration.
These locks offer a great alternative to hard wiring a door, particularly when doing so would be cost restrictive.
The Control lock comes in two versions: the standalone deadbolt and the interconnected deadbolt handle
These verticals use wireless locks because they don't require expensive wiring to be run through walls and allow much more flexibility.
They're also much more cost effective than wired doors.
This integration allows Verkada to work with existing customers with Schlage Control wireless locks.
How the integration process works
We recommend that the integration process should be split into two phases:
Phase 1: Install and configure your Schlage locks:
Install the Control locks
Configure the GWE hub
Create ENGAGE sites in Command
Commission GWE's hubs and locks
Link the hubs and locks
Verify connection and signal strength in ENGAGE app.
Phase 2: Set up and configure your locks and settings in Verkada Command:
Before you begin
To ensure a successful installation, we recommend that you follow these guidelines before you begin:
Read all of the Schlage Control and GWE hub documentation for the lock series being installed.
Be aware that Verkada support is not contracted to troubleshoot Schlage hardware.
Wireless locks are wireless products. If wireless range is a concern, ensure that the Gateway (GWE) is placed within range of all the connected locks.
Phase 1: Install and configure your Schlage locks
Configure the GWE hub
During the configuration process, you need to input some Verkada endpoints so that the hub can communicate with the Verkada backend. Below is an image of this window in the ENGAGE app, accompanied by the endpoints.
Use these IP addresses to allowlist:
Phase 2: Configure locks and settings
Sync your Verkada site
Create a new Verkada site with no Verkada equipment.
Create the ENGAGE site:
In the Settings page of your Verkada site, click Create Site. This creates an ENGAGE site and prompts an automated email to be sent to the email associated with the user.
Once the configuration has been completed on the ENGAGE app and the devices are paired, click Sync to pull the configurations into Command.
Verify that the lock shows up in Command.
On the right side, you see separate sections for Users and Groups. You can grant access to users by adding them directly to the door or by adding a group to the door that a user exists in. No access levels are required.
Remotely unlock recent events
All events populate in the Recent Events section in real time. You can click the lock icon to remotely unlock.