Ilco 79 RFID

Mortise Hotel Lock for RezShield


Please contact us if you are a hotel or motel for special hospitality pricing!

Using no wires, the Ilco 79 Series lock features a battery powered RFID reader to open the door. Renters present their keycard, fob, or wristband for an upgraded key free living experience. Ilco 79 Series door locks require the RezShield system for programming and maintenance. RezShield™ is a best-in-class software solution for the multifamily housing industry, including senior living centers.

SKU: 79T
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  • All-metal, heavy duty electronic mortise lockset, including clutch mechanism and built-in contactless RFID reader
  • Integration into Kaba RezShield™ Access Control System (sold separate)
    • Programming and Audit Trail Downloading Can be done using a 4K audit keycard or by using Kaba M-Unit (sold separate)
    • Lock programming and audit are not erased during battery replacement
  •  Toggle (79T) Lock Mode; locked or unlocked from outside by a credential or from the inside with the thumbturn, preventing lockouts (also available in 79L Storeroom Mode)
  • One-inch solid metal deadbolt for added protection and privacy (optional automatic deadbolt)
  • Infrared communications link for programming and auditing
  • Multiple key override options
  • Passage, and lockout modes
  • Drainage system designed to prevent internal build-up of condensation
  • Operates with three standard AA batteries in the front housing, providing a battery life of 120,000 door openings (two to three years)
  • Low battery indicator alerts staff that batteries need to be changed
  • Credentials accepted; RFID cards or tags (ISO 14443, MIFARE Classic (4 Byte NUID), MIFARE Plus and Ultralight C)
  • Credential expiry; one hour to seven years, depending on type and setup
  • Disability Feature; extended unlock time (4 seconds standard, 15 seconds for disability)

RezShield Software Features – Required, Not Included w/ Lock

  • User-friendly, intuitive solution protects client investment and simplifies integration with other building systems
  • Reduces material and labor costs associated with rekeying
  • Standard connectivity (Ethernet LAN -TCP/IP) makes it easy to network with existing compatible systems programming functions
  • Resident and employee credentials can be cancelled on an individual basis
  • Time-based access control system includes user-selectable keycard expiration
  • High security key encryption, proprietary and unique to each installation
  • Eight (8) authority levels to enable access controls
  • Extensive reporting capabilities with a complete system audit trail
  • Eleven (11) lock-access levels for greater key control

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Simple Tap and Turn Operation with a Contactless System
Using the latest in contactless RFID read-write technology, Ilco 79 Series locks enable residents to present either a keycard, FOB, or wristband credential in front of the reader in order to operate the lock. With a contactless system, there is virtually no contact between the lock and the credential, making it especially useful for residents with limited mobility and dexterity. In addition, 79 Series locks may be custom ordered to include operation with Kaba Mobile Access Solutions as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), allowing residents to use their smart device as a credential. And, since this system has a system-based protocol vs pairing, property management retains control for issuing keys.

Each 79 lock maintains an audit trail for greater accountability, including the ability to monitor staff movements throughout the property by auditing keycard use history. Staff keycards also carry information about the lock, such as low batteries. This data helps with preventative maintenance, allowing property managers to respond proactively. Electronics and batteries are located in the front lock housing, so staff can perform maintenance without disturbing residents or needing to enter apartments. And, its robust, tamper-resistant design features a sealed reader and conceals any previous deadbolt cutouts.

Exterior Dimensions

9 3/8 (H) x 3 5/16 (W) x 2 7/8 (D) in.

Inside Dimensions

9 (H) x 3 1/4 (W) x 2 1/4 (D) in.

Door Thickness Minimum

1 3/8 in.

Door Thickness Maximum

2 1/2 in.

Battery Type


Battery Life

120,000 Cycles

Event Audit Trail


Timed Entry Allowance


Time Zone Capability



Cast zinc alloy (outside housing levers and thumbturn), Stainless steel inside housing


Front body: Weather Resistant, Indoor/Outdoor

Operating Temperature

-31° to 151°F (-35° to 66°C)

Door Prep

Mortise, Through-Bolt Hole(s)

Door Stile Width

Minimum 5 in.


Ilco, Saflok


dormakaba, Kaba Lodging

Lock Mode



ASM 1 1/4 in., ASM 1 in.

Lever Design


Access Type

Key, Smart Card/Fob

Lock Features

Audit Trail, No Tour, Passage Mode, Privacy, Scheduling, Timed Codes

Door Opening


Handle Type

Lever Handle Door Locks

ANSI Rating

Grade 1 (Best)

BHMA Rating

Grade 1 (Best)


FL13061, ADA, CAN/ULC-S104, Florida Building Code, UL 10B, UL 10C


8 lbs


2 Year Manufacturer


Single Factor

Radio Frequency

13.56 MHz

Operating Humidity Maximum

0% to 85% non-condensing humidity at 86°F (30°C)

Reader Type

Prox Card/Fob

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Customer Questions & Answers

  1. Q Can the Saflok rt used with a Von Duprin 88? answer now
    Asked by Roger Craghead on December 27, 2021 3:25 PM

    This model is not designed to operate exit hardware mounted on the interior side of the door. 

  2. A

    Audit information can be pulled from the card or through the lock. The audit history is not lost when the batteries die. 

  3. Q What do I use to program this lock for the first time? answer now
    Asked by Octava Reppard on August 19, 2020 6:54 PM

    This lock is programmed by the Kaba RezShield/Community management software.

  4. A

    All programming for this model is done through Rezshield software and there is no user limit. You are able to use a single card to access multiple locks if needed! 

  5. Q How can we change the battery of this lock? answer now
    Asked by Super 8 on November 5, 2019 8:20 PM

    To change the battery on this lock, you will need to undo the screw on the bottom of the outside housing to release the black battery holder. This piece should slide straight down from the lock body. Once removed, simply replace the 3 AA batteries inside and reinstall the battery housing!

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