ICT releases Protege wireless lock range to US market

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As the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) industry witnesses a transformative wave of smart building technologies, the Protege Wireless Locks from ICT, is being introduced into the North American market to enable property managers, building owners, and developers to provide a modern multifamily living experience.

Available in cartridge mortice and motorised deadbolt form factors, the new Protege wireless locks include customisable reader covers, rose, and handle options in a variety of popular finishes. Compact and minimalist in design, the range can be styled to complement the aesthetics of any multi-dwelling unit.

James Ensten, Vice President of Sales ICT USA says, “To thrive in this competitive market, property managers must deliver an exceptional living experience that aligns with the evolving expectations of tenants. A unified Protege ecosystem can deliver seamless movement from the parking garage, foyer, and elevator, right to the individual unit door with a single credential.”The Protege cartridge mortice removes visible lock hardware on the door by encasing all electronic components inside the door itself, providing an elegant solution for unit or commercial door security. The Protege motorised deadbolt is designed for both retrofit and new build applications and is provided with a mechanical key override for emergency openings.

Both options support data-on-card offline operation via Desfire smart card and Bluetooth/NFC mobile credentials. They’re natively integrated with Protege GX to enable installers to deploy locks at speed and operators to manage the entire property from within a single ecosystem. With lock hardware assembled in the United States, the range is purpose built for the North American market and has been engineered to comply with all relevant standards.

James Ensten continues, “In the race for resident retention and profitability, staying attuned to the latest trends is key. Modern renters now expect the same level of convenience, high-tech amenities, and security in their apartment buildings as they do in other aspects of their lives. We are excited to share his new range of locks with our partners to provide a truly unified ‘perimeter to penthouse’ experience.”

ICT has developed an online lock selector tool to enable customisation and enquiries of the new range. Pre-orders are alrleady open for the Protege wireless locks, with general availability to the North American market promised for early 2024.


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