ASSA ABLOY demonstrates advantages of Aperio wireless technology


On display at this year’s IFSEC exhibition will be ASSA ABLOY’s latest innovation, Aperio. Here, we look in detail at the locking technology that enables the wireless integration of mechanical locks into existing access control systems.

Ideal for Facility or Security Managers with costly and time-consuming key control problems, Aperio has been designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them to existing online access control systems, with minimal modification to doors and premises.

This provides end-users in a variety of markets with a cost effective, simple and intelligent way of increasing the number of doors that are online, upgrading the controllability and security level of their premises.

Aperio has four key advantages: it’s cost efficient, increases the level of security, it is convenient to install and manage, and uses the existing online access control system and card credentials. software.

By incorporating additional doors into an existing access control system, Aperio eliminates the need to invest in a completely new system, which makes security upgrades more affordable. Other cost saving benefits include Aperio’s ease of installation and maintenance. The smart technology is easy to install, with no need to wire doors, as well as easy to maintain once fitted, reducing labour and equipment costs.

Aperio can also increase a building’s security. Expanding the number of doors online makes it easier to monitor and secure premises from the control room. Using an online system also means that authorisations are updated in real time, guaranteeing a high level of control.

The convenience of a technology like Aperio is twofold. In the first instance, it is easy to install, as it often requires no modification to the door. Secondly, as it is managed using existing software, there is very little disruption for security managers and building users. Authorisation is easy to update and existing cards can continue to be used.

Finally, Aperio is built on an open standard allowing it to work with any access control system that supports either RS485 or wiegand connection.

Matt Thomas, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Access Control, said: “With 5% of all doors in the UK connected to an access control system, there has been significant customer demand for a technology or system that can increase the number of doors that can be monitored using existing access control systems. Aperio delivers this easily and cost-effectively.

“Aperio has numerous advantages and is an ideal technology for bridging the gap between mechanical and electronic security.”

Aperio has low power consumption and a small implementation footprint, thanks to its 2.4 GHz UHF wireless link based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.

Finally, Aperio also offer a Partner Programme with “try me” sales opportunities for those who register. This provides installers with demonstration products that can be fitted for customers on a trial basis, leading to increased product confidence. Plus, in the event that the customer is not satisfied, ASSA ABLOY will remove the products at no extra cost.

The full product range will be on display and will suit most systems and various communication protocols, offering different cylinder and escutcheon types as well as a new one-to-many hub.

Aperio has been designed to work with a wide range of lockcases and cylinders. To find out more, visit the ASSA ABLOY stand (C50) in Hall 4 at IFSEC or log onto