Press Release for End Customers
ASSA ABLOY provides greater building security and extra convenience
Technology provides inexpensive expansion of
access control systems
Roodepoort, March, 2012
ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio
Technology now enables a
wide range of access control providers to cost
effectively integrate non
doors with mechanical locks into access control systems.
As a result, IT, Security
and Facility Managers
now have greater control, can easily respond to
organisational changes and will only need to monitor a single security system,
while users will only require a single RFID access control card.
An access control system is standard equipment for companies
and public administrations
and provides buildings with a very high standard of security.
However, retrofitting access
control doors is very expensive due to the extensive wiring involved. This is why access
control systems often only integrate doors with v
ery high security requirements.
doors feature mechanical locks.
Such doors cannot be monitored online and the locking
cylinder usually needs to be replaced when a key is lost.
This means that security officers
do not have full control over access
and are also burdened with laborious administrative
This is where Aperio
Technology comes in.
Thanks to its innovative radio
technology, mechanical doors can now be integrated into new or existing access control
systems using an online, secure wi
“Fitting a door with Aperio
Technology is far more cost
effective than an electronic, wired
solution. Structural alterations to the door are not necessary,” explains
Business Development Manager
“The maintenance and
energy costs are also low in comparison to wired access control doors.”
There is generally
no need to replace existing RFID cards or transponders as these can also be used for
supports the standar
d RFID technologies iCLASS
Advant are also in the pipeline.
If a user requires access to a room which is secured online with Aperio
, the electronic
cylinder or other type of door fitting
transmits their RFID card data via encrypted wireless
signal to a nearby Aperio™ communications hub, and hubs are able to manage up to 8
doors each so adding to the efficiency of the solution.
In a matter of moments, the hub then
contacts the access contro
l system via an encrypted serial link to verify whether the
medium is authorised for access or not.
There is generally no need to replace the existing
RFID cards or transponders as these can also be used for Aperio
“ASSA ABLOY has developed Aperi
Technology to meet the growing need for security and
Until now, the options for upgrading access control systems were expensive and,
consequently, severely limited.
, we are now able to offer an inexpensive
alternative on the glob
al market in cooperation with manufacturers and system integrators
of access control systems, in fact over 90 leading access control OEM’s already support
Aperio and the number continues to grow” explains Chris Bone, ASSA ABLOY Vice
doors into access control systems has provided IT
managers and security officers with a comprehensive range of control options.
authorisations can be issued or deleted online and in real time.
are simply cancelled.
Room access events are also logged in precise detail,” explains
monitors doors using the software for the existing access control
This means that facility managers will now only need t
o manage a single security
system for all their RFID access controlled doors.
Technology is based on an open standard, it can be integrated into all access
control systems made by any manufacturer.
You can find further information and
Advantages of Aperio
Additional doors can be integrated into access control systems at a low cost
The only other items required are a locking medium and a management software
can update room access authorisations online and in real time
Battery powered cylinders and escutcheons with RFID reader functionality
Easy to install with no structural alterations to the door
Standard RFID technologies are supported
Open standard, meani
can be combined with all access control systems
is a new technology developed to complement electronic
systems, providing end users with a simple, intelligent way to
upgrade the controllability
and security level of their premises.
with RFID reader
sets new standards thanks
to its aesthet
ics and impresses due to its state
art technology. This low
electronic locking cylinder is easily fitted and can be operated with a range of different
with RFID reader
its slim, timeless design and can be used in all commercially available doors featuring
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