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Stratis Software For Schlage

I have heard about this software, but I cannot find any data on it. If there are any members that know anything about this, I would appreciate hearing what you know. It is access control software for their multifamily locks. Supposedly it takes the place of the Express Software.

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In the old days 'Stratus' was the name given to a particular style family. Could you mean Schlage NDE/Engage by chance?

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Mark, are you referring to the software where you use the handheld (HHD) for programing and receiving history from an offline lock?

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I thought so yes Jon. But as it turns out, my intel was a little off. The product is actually spelled Stratis (Stratis EMS) written by a company called Bulogics out of Pa. They have nothing to do with Schlage, but have incorporated the Schlage wireless lock protocol into their software; a real boom for Schlage since their software leaves much to be desired. Stratis is far smoother and tailored for Multifamily developers. It is actually pretty good stuff but does not center around security in the traditional sense. It is a far more efficient and thoughtful version of Control 4. As far as I can tell, it is how one might manage locks in a multifamily development, but has no video or intercom interface. The one thing it appears to do well is manage the locks. The Schlage reps I know (very few) walk around talking about it like they invented it. But they are reaping the benefits regardless.

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Mark, thanks for sharing. I updated the title to clarify.

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I'm interested in knowing a bit more about Stratis & Chirp from a 3rd party perspective. Seeing Realpage being required and /or preferred for multi-tenant applications. It looks pretty cool and integrates with a wide variety of security, access & environmental & IoT sensors.

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I'll ask Schlage for a contact and report back. Out of curiosity, where are you buying this product?

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I'm not yet. I have just started a new position at an engineering firm for low voltage design. A large portion of their market is mixed-use, multi-tenant high-rise buildings housing parking, retail, business suites, residential, restaurants, bars, etc. They have quite a few owners that request this platform as it ties everything together and gives them a rental mgmt solution under a single umbrella. It looks rather robust and integrates with the most common access, intercom & IoT manufacturers. I feel it may be a touch out of IPVM's normal scope, but I don't really know any other 3rd party reviewers that would rate such platforms.

Smart Building Technology Solutions, STRATIS a RealPage Company

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This is interesting ... since you are at an engineering firm and your role is that of a specifier/design, this recent news out of Stratis may not affect your company in any way other than to get a better idea of how Stratis plans to provision/install/test/service the hardware side of their solution. This is from a recent communique from Stratis:

The SCP Program Is Ending

Dear Valued Partner,

Now that STRATIS IoT is part of a larger product family at RealPage Smart Buildings, we are making changes to how we sell our products and support customers. This email notification is to inform you that we are terminating the STRATIS Certified Partner Program and will no longer permit STRATIS software to be purchased through the STRATIS store effective August 31, 2022.

If you have an awarded project waiting for a RealPage SaaS contract or projects closing within the next 30 days, please submit your order as soon as possible AND contact us at scp@stratisiot.com. On behalf of the entire team at STRATIS IoT, I appreciate your participation in the STRATIS Certified Partner Program and your support of the STRATIS platform.

Maybe this means RealPage will be the official entity that any purchase and/ or installation agreements will go through instead of the Stratis Paartner Program. If you inquire and find more details about how they are going to function within the integrator/installer community, please post them here, as we have no other notifications from Stratis other than this announcement.

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