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12/07/2018

Aperio extends electronic access with no cables

London, UK

Extending the coverage of traditional access control can be expensive and intrusive, but a faster, easier and more cost-effective alternative is offered by upgrading to Aperio wireless locks, where users can forget about keys and key management.

Battery-powered Aperio RFID-equipped cylinders, escutcheons, handles and locks can be fitted as part of a new access control system, or extend an existing installation by linking new doors to the same system wirelessly. There is no need for staff to change their access key-cards, nor for anyone to carry more than one credential.

Aperio locks work within almost every major access control system on the market, from over 100 different manufacturers. And they are energy-efficient. Aperio wireless locks run on standard batteries and only “wake up” when presented with a credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive. The only maintenance needed is a new standard battery on average every 40,000 cycles (typically 2 years).

Aperio adds access control painlessly. Installing wireless locks is more cost-effective than hard-wiring more doors, because there is no cabling or invasive building work around the door. Faster installation also means less disruption to everyday business — a key advantage in fast-moving sectors.

“Installation costs are minimized so more offices can be upgraded in shorter timescales,” says Larry Lowther, operations manager at OCS Security Solutions, who service UK workspace provider, i2 Office, with access control.

“It saves us valuable time and resource,” confirms Philip Grace, CEO of i2 Office.

“With Aperio we were able to quickly and easily install a complete online system,” adds Magnus Svensson, Infrastructure Manager at Lund University. The transition at Lund was practically invisible. The university’s existing Mifare smart cards were retained, so there was no need for 42,000 students and 7,500 staff to return their cards for reprogramming, or even to reactivate their permissions via updaters.

Changing doors is unnecessary when a user selects to go wireless, as no drilling is required when an Aperio cylinder is installed, just a single screw and 2 minutes’ work. It is also fast and easy to switch a traditional mechanical handle for an Aperio H100 wireless handle with integrated RFID reader, to bring more doors into the access system.

Aperio devices with built-in RFID readers fit almost any opening or security level. Aperio locks protect both exterior and interior doors, from fire and escape route doors to meeting rooms, labs and offices; wooden, glass or aluminium doors are all suitable. The portfolio includes cylinders, escutcheons, handles and complete locks for security doors. Aperio locks are compatible with all common lock profiles: Euro, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss. And integration with an existing system can be online or offline.


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