Design, Functionality and Simplicity
The newest device in Assa Abloy's Aperio wireless access control portfolio spent 2018 collecting awards for innovation, operation and design. The Aperio H100 electronic handle received Detektor International’s Innovative Achievement Award and also Intersec’s Access Control Product of the Year. It combines the power, flexibility and functionality of wireless access control into a simple door handle. With easy retrofitting to almost any interior door, broad RFID compatibility via an inbuilt credential reader and simple integration into third-party access systems, this handle makes it cost-effective to extend access control to many more internal doors. No wiring is needed and the device works either with an online access control system or offline. A standard battery fits inside the H100’s slim handle, ensuring a minimal footprint and a discreet look suited to any door style. "The stylish and robust design has proven a perfect fit for high-traffic office and facility doors," says Murtaza Husaini, Assa Abloy Marketing Director for the Middle East, where Intersec named the H100 their Access Control Product of the Year. "You still use the existing mechanical cylinder, but the handle adds powerful access control functionality without wires, very simply."
In recognizing its Innovation Achievement in ID and Access Control, the Detektor International jury commented: "Smooth and smart, the Aperio H100 access control door handle is a brilliant example of excellent product design." Magnus Bæckström, Aperio Unit Manager at Assa Abloy EMEA who accepted Detektor’s award during the Sectech Expo says, "We are especially thrilled the jury recognized the design. It benefits from our digital handle expertise, building on the successful Code Handle Door device. This is just one innovative new product, but also part of a much broader approach you will increasingly see from Assa Abloy Group designs." The new model broadens the Aperio range of wireless access control devices. The portfolio already includes online and offline cylinders (C100) and escutcheons (E100), an online and offline security lock (L100), and a wireless lock for data center storage (KS100) to integrate it into the same access control system as doors.