Aperio and the Quickest Way to Give Facilities a Security Boost
09.09.2014 - A mechanical master key system is expensive to run. Losing a master key means replacing cylinders and keys right across your facility. There's no short cut - or is there?How many r...
A mechanical master key system is expensive to run. Losing a master key means replacing cylinders and keys right across your facility. There's no short cut - or is there?
How many replacement keys did you order last year? Every lost key costs time and money - and an instant replacement is impossible. Stolen or copied keys are an ever-present security risk. No electronic audit trail is possible, and keys cannot be reprogrammed. Access rights are inflexible and secure key management eats into your budget. So, what's the 21st-century solution? For anyone running an access control system in parallel with a master key system, it could be Aperio, wireless access control from Assa Abloy. It is easy to extend an existing access control system: simply add Aperio battery-powered locks with integrated card readers to any door where you want to upgrade security. Every door is linked to the access control system, and can be opened with existing cards or a single digitalcredential - and without a wire in sight. It takes a few seconds to issue or revoke cards from a computer or a smartphone using the companion software. You can monitor and manage your premises, at any time of day or night. Reprogramme an RFID card and you have a new key - instantly. That's what Assa Abloy is calling the "Aperio effect".
Beats Wired Systems?
Wireless access control beats wired systems hands-down when it comes to installation speed. It takes the stress out of upgrading your access control. So does Aperio. No wiring and no cabling means there's no expensive electrical work required on-site, and no need for decorators to tidy up after the contractors. And just how quick is it to install the technology? To find out, look at our video on GITSECURITY.com at http://bit.ly/1mlBAdp.
In this video you'll see a technician complete one installation process, from start to finish, in 1 minute, 58 seconds. Aperio is simply one of the quickest ways to bring any door into a new or existing access control system. There are Aperio products to fit many door and security needs; the range includes locks, cylinders and escutcheons for wood, aluminium or glass doors. It protects both exterior and interior doors, from fire and safety doors with mandatory security requirements to meeting rooms and offices where an audit trail would help to make building management work better. If you chooses Aperio, you can add all this without disrupting everyday business. A weekend is all it takes to upgrade a medium-sized site with the wireless access control technology. Another "Aperio effect".
Cheap to Run,Quick to Install?
For a system that's cheap to run and quick to install, Aperio wireless locks set the benchmark. Standard wired security doors stay locked thanks to a magnetic lock paired with a reader. Their magnets are powered by electricity, via an always-on mains connection. Wireless locks like those in the Aperio range. They run on standard lithium-ion batteries, and only "wake up" when prompted by a smart card
or other user credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive. Maintenance could hardly be simpler. This lock needs a battery replacement every two years, nothing more.
And some wired locks are hungrier than you might imagine. A typical Aperio lock consumes 0.001 kWh of energy per year. Together, a standard wired lock and its reader consume an average
of 55.2 kWh, every year. So, Aperio can save money on energy costs, and some more on maintenance. In fact, installing this lock in a typical 1,000-door accommodation block could save between 14,000 and 16,000 Euro in running costs, every year, over conventional wired access control. For background and the full calculations, see Assa Abloy´s "Energy Matters" whitepaper on GIT-SECURITY.com at http://bit.ly/1qpSrg0 Topics covered in the whitepaper include how to spend less money, leave a lighter carbon footprint, and secure an organization against rising energy costs in an uncertain world. In short it's about the "Aperio effect" again.
Want to boost your site security the easy way? A system like Aperio can be integrated into access control systems made by any manufacturer. To make the switch, contact one of almost 100 Aperio partners for a new wireless access control system, or ask your existing provider to upgrade your doors with Aperio.