CORBIN RUSSWIN Introduces iClass Technology to Access 800® WI1 Lockset

Adds More Powerful Physical Access Control

Corbin Russwin (, a leading innovator and manufacturer of architectural hardware and security solutions for over 160 years, and ASSA ABLOY company, now offers HID® iCLASS® 13.56 MHz smart card technology in its Access 800® WI1 lockset with intelligent WiFi access control.  

The iCLASS technology improves the security of the locks by making physical access control more powerful through encryption and mutual authentication while offering versatile interoperability. At the same time, iCLASS is user-friendly, delivering the convenience, affordability and reliability of proximity technology.  ASSA ABLOY Group brands are the only providers of a full range of access control solutions with full iCLASS authentication.

The addition of iCLASS technology enhances the performance of an already superior access control solution.  The Access 800 WI1 is ideal for bringing access control to areas of a building that are cost-prohibitive and challenging to wire.  It is a complete solution, integrating all components – ANSI/BHMA, Grade 1 Corbin Russwin hardware, proximity reader and door monitoring – into a single device.  The Access 800 WI1’s open architecture design simplifies integration with any access control system, and because there are no wires to run, it significantly reduces installation and labor costs.

Using an existing IEEE 802.11 b/g WiFi network and HID® 125 kHz-proximity credentials, the Access 800 WI1 offers complete access control features.  Capabilities include real-time alarms and local decision-making to ensure operation regardless of network status.

The Access 800 WI1 is offered in ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 cylindrical locks, mortise locks and exit devices in a variety of lever styles – standard, Muséo® and Vineyard™ - for a consistent design aesthetic throughout a facility.

 For over 160 years, CORBIN RUSSWIN has been the premier manufacturer of architectural hardware, providing exceptional security and design solutions for institutions nationwide.  The company’s wide range of products includes access control solutions, life safety solutions, a wide range of locksets, exit devices, levers, trim and more.

 ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.