Momentum increases with 10 years of wireless access

London, UK

Aperio wireless access control offers seamless integration with existing electronic access control systems from over 100 different manufacturers

Based on a 2018 survey of senior security professionals, the “Wireless Access Control Report” reveals almost 4 in 10 access control systems include wireless technology in their set-up.

At places without wireless devices protecting their doors, twice as many already plan to add wireless locks as do not. The myth that wireless technology is not adapted to access control is rapidly fading away.

According to Assa Abloy, wireless access control upgrades security without breaking the bank. Wireless RFID locks are much cheaper to install than hard-wired doors, because there is no cabling around the door. They are also cheaper to operate, because they use no mains electricity. Wireless devices easily accommodate modern credential solutions such as virtual keys on smartphones, too.

Now having been available globally for a decade, Aperio wireless devices from Assa Abloy protect both exterior and interior doors, from fire doors to meeting rooms, labs and offices. Ten years of innovation investment have enhanced the security and usability of Aperio hardware and firmware — and the range of applications Aperio finds in businesses across Europe.

The Aperio product range includes battery-powered cylinders, escutcheons and complete locks for security doors which transmit door status. An Aperio server cabinet lock protects servers onsite or in a co-located data centre. Product design has also become a focus for refinement, with the new Aperio H100 Electronic Handle. It packs the flexibility of Aperio wireless access control into a slim door handle — “a brilliant example of product design,” one awards panel judged.

Aperio integration can be online or offline, depending on the requirements selected, a single interface controls any existing hard-wired doors as well as the Aperio devices. Online integration is via Wiegand, RS485 or IP communication hubs which connect up to 16 Aperio devices to the admin software. Aperio also supports the leading industry standard for Offline integration, OSS Standard Offline.

Aperio locks are compatible with all major door profiles, including Euro, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss. Businesses and buildings serving many different industries turn to Aperio to expand the reach of their access control — wire-free. Universities in Birmingham (UK), Lund (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany) and many other cities remove the expense and hassle of lost keys when they control access with Aperio devices instead of mechanical locks. Hospitals and health centres from Ghent to Grenoble protect patients, confidential records, drug storerooms and more with Aperio wireless devices. At H-Farm, a campus-style business innovation centre in northern Italy, Aperio handles, security locks and escutcheons integrate seamlessly with an Axis access control system.

Over 100 different access control and security manufacturers now integrate Aperio locks seamlessly with their systems. The fast-growing list of Aperio partners includes market leaders like Nedap, Gallagher, Axis, Genetec, Lenel, ACS and many, many more.

A decade since launch, Aperio access control technology continues to provide flexible, future-proofed, wireless security in diverse industries and premises. At schools and universities; hospitals, health centres and care homes; warehouses, factories and corporate headquarters; sports venues and concert halls, Aperio aims to make buildings and the people who use them safer. What could the future hold for this technology over the next 10 years?


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