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Carmel, IN 46032
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HandKey II Biometric Terminal

The HandKey II biometric terminals utilize the shape and size of a human hand to verify user identity and enhance security. The system allows easy addition or deletion of users with expansion modules and options for customization.

The HandKey II biometric terminal is ideal for access control applications requiring the highest level of security. This unique Schlage technology utilizes the geometry of the human hand as a credential. HandKey II readers capture the shape and size of a hand, taking over 90 distinct measurements. They then convert and store the measurements as a 9-byte numerical identification template completely unique to each person making the hand a key to the entry.

The HandKey II functions as a standalone unit or is easily integrated into an existing access control system. As an access controller, it provides lock mechanism management with request-to-exit and alarm monitoring. Alarms include tampering response, ID refusal, excessive scan attempts, user duress, and power failure. The HandKey II is also easy to maintain, making it an ideal mix of convenience, security and peace of mind.

Features & Benefits


  • Eliminates worry of loss, theft or unauthorized use of ID cards
  • Dual authentication via PIN input standard with a wide degree of credential compatibility via factory options or by attaching any Wiegand-based reader
  • Allows customization of user-specific security levels, time zones, holidays and languages
  • Field-upgradeable memory options expand user capacity from 512 up to 32,512 users
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors with options for enclosure and heated platen


  • User verification method is more forgiving for lower reject rates than other biometric methods
  • Makes subtle template adjustments with each use accounting for user weight changes
  • Low sensitivity to dirt on hands or dusty environments
  • User verification is confirmed in less than 1 second
  • Ideal for high traffic applications


  • Quick installation and intuitive enrollment
  • Use as a standalone system or easily integrate into access control system
  • Ability to customize user-specific security levels, time zones, holidays and languages
  • Optional HandNet software enables HandKeys to communicate alarms and transactions in real time without access control system integration
  • Provides activity reports
  • On-site supervised user enrollment can occur at any networked unit with ability to create expiring visitor privileges

Premier Partner Members

The HandKey II biometric terminal has been integrated into leading access control systems through our Access System Alliances.

Five levels of communication protocols facilitate integration:

  • RS-232
  • RS-422
  • RS-485
  • Optional Ethernet
  • Optional Wi-Fi


HandKey II

  • Standalone user capacity: 512 users with options for expansion to 32,512
  • Networked user capacity: dependent on software provider capability


  • Standard: 26-bit, 9-bit ID Wiegand output (custom outputs available)
  • Dual authentication via PIN code with options for proximity, MiFare Classic or legacy iClass credential use
  • HandKey reader input optional: Compatible with any Wiegand-based reader
  • HandKey input: Request-to-exit, door switch input, 2 auxiliary inputs


  • Door control: locking device management
  • Card reader emulation mode: Wiegand, mag stripe, bar code 1 programmable auxiliary
  • Outputs to peripheral devices: Audible or silent alarms, lighting systems, etc.

Communication options

  • RS-232: baud rate 300 - 28,800 bps
  • RS-422: baud rate 300 - 28,800 bps
  • RS-485: baud rate 300 - 28,800 bps
  • Optional Ethernet: 10 Base T

Options and accessories

  • Card readers for additional input options
  • Memory upgrades for larger populations of users
  • Communication modules
  • Power sources including battery backup
  • Network accessories
  • Indoor and outdoor enclosures
  • Heated platen

Operating temperature

  • 32° to 113° F (0° to 45°C)

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