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CT5000 Offline Single Opening Controller

An alternative to electronic locks with programming in the lock, the CT5000 offers electronic door management as an offline, single opening controller providing communication between devices like electric strikes and card readers. Supported in the easy to use Schlage Express desktop software and can be managed in the same system as AD-200 or CO-200 electronic locks. 


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The CT5000 is an offline single opening controller designed for applications where the security and convenience of electronic access control is desired, but application of an electronic lock may not be practical. It is an ideal solution for narrow stile aluminum store fronts because it can work with a variety of readers, as well as interface with peripheral devices such as automatic operators, electric strikes, and exit devices.

The CT5000 is compatible with many brands and types of credential technologies including magnetic stripe, 125 kHz proximity, and 13.56 MHz smart cards. It also supports a variety of card functions including: normal, toggle, freeze, pass through, construction, lockdown and card + PIN applications.

As a complement to your facility’s portfolio of CO Series and AD Series devices and networked readers, CT5000 is also capable of upgrade should your needs change to a wireless networked solution.

 Card + PIN (Multi-factor)

 Wireless – 900 MHz


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  • Electronics bring more visibility and control to the opening
  • Can be configured to fail safe or fail secure mode
  • Allows up to 5,000(^1) users with audit trail of up to 5,000(^1) events 
  • Multi-factor authentication capability when installed with keypad + card reader



  • Updates can be made immediately at the controller using the Schlage Utility Software mobile app on a compatible Android device
  • Supports holidays and time zones(^1) to enable auto lock and unlock during specified periods



  • Upgradable to a wireless reader interface configuration for network integration as needs change
  • Includes a 15’ cable (125’ optional) with wall plate connection to enable programming from a remote connection point


^1 Depending on access control software capability

Configuration options

  • 3 form C relay outputs and 3 inputs that can include door position and request to exit
  • Configure to fail safe or fail secure
  • Supports up to 2 parallel Wiegand or Clock & Data reader inputs on a single opening


User verification

  • Capable of credential verification <1 second
  • Up to 5,000 users/audits depending on access control software


Programming interface

  • Manual programming with compatible keypad
  • Schlage Utility Software (SUS) with compatible Android device transfers programming information from computer to lock using the SUS-A cable connection
    • 15’ remote connection point cable with wall plate included
  • Schlage Express PC-based software or Software Alliances member solutions provide access control management for users, audits and locks



  • Operating temperatures: -31 °F to 151 °F (-35 °C to 66 °C)
  • Operating humidity: 0 - 100% condensing


For full electronic specifications please reference the CT5000 data sheet.

  • UL 294
  • UL Canada
  • FCC Part 15
  • RoHS


As an offline controller, the CT5000 is compatible with Schlage multi-technology, smart and proximity credential readers as well as other manufacturer's similar models.


Credential types

Capability is dependent on software and reader use but can include NFC mobile, 13.56 MHz smart, 125 kHz proximity, and magnetic stripe credentials. For more information, see CT5000 data sheet.



  • Mobile (requires compatible NFC reader and NFC-enabled phones)
  • Cards
  • Key fobs
  • PVC discs
  • Wearable wristbands



Schlage Credential Services offer programs designed to provide a whole new level of security, adaptability and flexibility. 

Credential Services from Schlage include:


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The CT5000 offline controller can be programmed via upload using the Schlage Utility Software (SUS) mobile app on a compatible Android device with the SUS-A cable connection and managed with Schlage Express software. To learn more about the Schlage Express PC-based software management tool, go to the Schlage Express web page.


SUS mobile app use

  • Upload user rights information
  • Retrieve audits
  • Initialize and configure lock 
  • Service and diagnostics


Select Software Alliance members offer programs featuring the CT5000 offline controller with varying functional capabilities. To learn more, visit our Software Alliances web page for solution sheets and technical information.

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Did You Know?

Walter Schlage patented the first “smart home” device in 1909—a door lock that also turned the home’s lights on and off.

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