GWE Gateway
ENGAGE™ Gateway with
IP (PoE) and RS-485
Features and benefits
The ENGAGE™ Gateway is designed to be used with devices that feature ENGAGE™
technology, including Schlage® NDE, LE and Schlage Control™ Smart locks, to deliver
real-time networked connectivity with access control software alliances. Each ENGAGE
Gateway can support up to 10 wireless devices for a wide range of applications, including
resident units, office and suite entries, conference rooms, sensitive storage areas and
Small form factor, versatile design fits almost
Plug and play connectivity without opening
or drilling into the housing. External recessed
power, antenna, RS-485 and Ethernet (PoE)
ports for easy set-up
ENGAGE technology was designed from the ground up with security in mind. ENGAGE
technology leverages industry-leading security practices, including AES 256 bit and TLS
encryption to provide customers with a secure, dependable experience.
Designed to work seamlessly in an existing
RS-485 environment
Designed with PoE built in to leverage a
building’s existing network infrastructure for
communication and power
Easily and securely commissions in seconds
with the ENGAGE™ mobile app—no
proprietary handheld device required
Secure AES-256 bit encrypted 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 communication between
Gateway and ENGAGE™ enabled devices
does not interfere with Wi-Fi networks
Capable of managing up to 10 ENGAGE
enabled devices for a wide range of
Certifications: UL294, FCC Part 15, Industry
Canada(IC), RoHS; PoE compliant to IEEE
Optional 12 VDC external power supply to
achieve UL294 Listing
Regular, frequent communication between the Gateway and linked ENGAGE™ enabled
devices allows the Gateway to send commands such as lock, unlock and lock down
from an ACP or IP host in real-time (commands are executed in < 5 seconds). All while
enabling up to a 2-year battery life in linked wireless devices.
The ENGAGE Gateway provides the ability to leverage existing IP based or RS-485
infrastructure for maximum efficiency. Ethernet connectivity provides ability to connect
to the network for real-time access control directly from an in- or out-of-network host;
to further simplify installation the Gateway can be powered over ethernet (PoE).
Additionally, the ENGAGE Gateway is designed to work seamlessly in an existing RS-485
environment to extend access control to more doors. It can be powered from the access
control panel (ACP) or from the 12VDC supply (included).
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Additional features
Gateway specifications
Communication protocol
(Gateway to Lock)
2.4 GHz Bluetooth version 4.0 (spread spectrum, dynamic channel
switching, 40 channels)
(Gateway to Lock)
AES-256 bit key
Credential verification time
< 1 second1
Communication range
Up to 100 ft
Visual communications
LED status indicators
System interface
Ethernet to IP host2
RS-485 to ACP3
(Gateway to ACP or IP host)
TLS version 1.2 or greater (to IP host)
Optional AES-128 bit key (to ACP)
Gateway Discovery Methods
(by partner IP host)
Zero-configuration (zeroconf), Static IP, or DHCP with
hostname option
Power supply
PoE (12.95W compliant to IEEE 802.3af/at)
12 VDC or 24 VDC (terminals)
Operating current
PoE: 60 mA
12 VDC: 330 mA, 24 VDC: 100 mA
Operating temperature
32° to 120°F (0° to 49°C)
Operating humidity
0% to 100% non-condensing
Dimensions (H x W x D)
5.1" x 6.0" x 1.2"
(13.0 cm x 15.3 cm x 3.04 cm)
8.6 oz (.24 kg)
Cable specifications
DC terminal input: 18AWG, 2 conductor (Belden 8760 or
equivalent) up to 1000 ft (305 m)
Gateway to ACP: 24AWG, 2 or 4 conductor shielded (Belden 9842,
9841 or equivalent) up to 4000 ft (1219 m)
Gateway to router: CAT3, CAT5/5E or CAT6 up to 328 ft (100 m)
Data rate
Gateway to Lock: up to 1 Mbps (Bluetooth)
Gateway to ACP: 9.6 kbps (RS-485)
Gateway to IP Host: up to 100 Mbps (Ethernet)
UL294, FCC Part 15, Industry Canada(IC), RoHS
Ordering information
Real-time communication
Regular, frequent communication between the
Gateway and linked ENGAGE enabled devices
allows the Gateway to send commands such as
lock, unlock and lock down from an ACP or IP host
in real-time (commands are executed in < 5
seconds). All while enabling up to a 2-year battery
life in linked wireless devices.
Secure encrypted transmissions
All communications between the Gateway, the
ENGAGE mobile app and ENGAGE enabled devices
are encrypted with an AES-256 bit key to provide
virtually uncompromisable security. Additionally,
all communications between the Gateway and an
IP host over an existing network are secured with
TLS 1.2 (or newer) encryption.
Visual indications
§§ Power up
§§ Factory default state
§§ Connected to mobile device
§§ Normal operation
§§ Linking status
§§ Diagnostics
Edge device status* (available through
host connection)
§§ Card data
§§ Door position
§§ Loss of communication
§§ Request-to-exit
§§ Low battery
§§ Interior cover tamper guard
§§ Lock/unlock status
§§ Keypad data
§§ Request-to-enter
§§ Mechanical key override
§§ Deadbolt position
§§ Interior push button
Configurable items from Gateway*
§§ Relock parameters
§§ Card data format conversion
§§ Extended unlock
§§ Fail safe/fail secure/fail as-is
§§ Door held pre-alarm
§§ Cache memory parameters
§§ Reader configuration
§§ Keypad configuration
§§ Inside pushbutton configuration
§§ User interface configuration
*Capability varies by edge device. Refer to device
solution sheet.
§§ GWE – ENGAGE™ Gateway with RS-485 and IP (PoE) connectivity. Supports up to 10 ENGAGE™
enabled devices with select brands of access control panels.
Optional accessories
§§ 593PI-12DC – 12 VDC power supply
1 Dependant on latency time of access control panel.
2 Supports NDE Series, LE Series and Schlage Control Smart locks
3 Supports NDE Series and LE Series
About Allegion
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands
like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on
security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions
for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2 billion company,
with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit
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