SMARTair® Wall Readers

Where locks cannot be installed or openings are automated, like gates and lifts, choose the SMARTair wall reader. For Update on Card management, your wall reader also doubles as a credential updater.

SMARTair wired wall readers with inbuilt RFID capability are suitable for automatic doors, turnstiles, fences, barriers and elevators. In fact, the wall reader filters access through any opening where a locking or blocking element is automated, including when an escutcheon, cylinder or lock cannot be installed.

When controlling access to an elevator or lift, a SMARTair wall reader interfaces with your elevator control panel, assigning access permissions individually by floor, if required. This ensures users only enter specific floors assigned to them. One SMARTair wall reader manages a lift with up to 40 floors.

A SMARTair wall reader also doubles as an updating point when your installation is managed via Update on Card. In this case, the wall updater connects directly to the controller. When presented with a credential, its access rights are updated and the information on the credential is exchanged automatically with SMARTair’s system management software.

The SMARTair wall reader device range includes a standard wall reader; wall reader with keypad for multi-factor authentication (PIN, PIN and card, card only); and a slimline version for narrow or aluminium profile doors.

The SMARTair wall reader incorporates a relay and a control unit, which manages both the reader and relay.

Beyond security and design, SMARTair devices also deliver convenience for every user. Each device opens via a standard RFID credential, PIN code or a combination of both.

All SMARTair devices unlock with the Openow smartphone app. They work with any system management option: Standalone, Offline, Update on Card or Wireless Online.


 Door profiles

Suitable for wooden, narrow or glass doors

 Traffic volume

Medium to high

 Exterior usage

IP56 (Extreme version) Up to 85% humidity. -20°C to + 70°C

Hardware compatibility and installation

High retrofit (compatible with most common mortise locks)
Drilling, no cabling
Doors from 30mm up to 120mm (thicker doors may be possible on demand)

Power supply

For specific battery lifetime check the product datasheets in the download section
Type of batteries: 3 LR03 AAA 1.5V alkaline batteries



Status information

Handle usage (only Wireless Online system)
Thumb turn use: only in privacy model
Door position: door sensor not included NO (normally open) connection
Override cylinder (in combination with special mortise lock)


EN1634 (Fire)

 RFID technologies

MIFARE Classic and Ultralight

Compatible mobile solutions

Openow (Offline and Wireless Online management systems)
TESA SMARTair (Remote opening app)

  System management upgradability

SMARTair escutcheons can be upgradeable from 
Standalone >
Offline / Update On Card >

Wireless Online by:

  • Adding RF module
  • Firmware upgrade
  • Change of internal cover (plastic top)