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AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Security Management System integrates with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locks
The system will interface to a variety of downstream devices, such as card readers and intelligent contollers
The Aperio Locks will integrate with all four versions of the Symmetry system

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, and AMAG Technology, the market leader in the design and manufacture of fully integrated access control and IP video security solutions around the world, announce the integration of AMAG Technology's Symmetry™ Security Management System with ASSA ABLOY'S range of Aperio™ wireless locks.

AMAG Technology's Windows-based Symmetry Security Management System is a complete solution, constructed on a sophisticated software platform that offers standard features such as Identity Management, Access Control, Visitor Management, Command Center and Alarm Management. The system also includes an IP-enabled access control panel, offering a user interface that provides flexibility without complexity, enabling sophisticated access rights to be set up quickly and easily to match each card holder's individual needs. The system will subsequently interface to a variety of downstream devices, such as card readers and intelligent contollers.

Aperio is a wireless technology from ASSA ABLOY that provides an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to an existing electronic access control system. Offering wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4), the simplicity and flexibility of Aperio allow lower-cost installations than traditional access control with less complexity than other wireless options in the market. With over 40 access control partners that have already adopted the technology globally, facilities can easily extend the number of doors that can be monitored with their currently installed panels and systems.

The Aperio locks will integrate with all four versions of the Symmetry system: Symmetry Business, Symmetry Professional, Symmetry Enterprise and Symmetry Global. In conjunction with the Aperio solution, the Symmetry systems will help create a comprehensive access control system that will provide users with a high level of security in markets as diverse as healthcare, hospitality, IT, financial services, airports and education.

In addition, users of AMAG Technology's Symmetry sytem will now benefit from the convenience and superior performance of a full range of Aperio wireless locks. By eliminating the costly wiring that is typically associated with an access control installation, labor costs are dramatically reduced.

"We are pleased to be able to offer the Aperio solution to our customers," said Adam Shane, product manager for AMAG Technology. "With this kind of innovative wireless lock solution, it will no longer be necessary for customers to limit the scope of their security projects to only the most critical openings because of cost. Aperio will make it cost-efficient for businesses to introduce a high-quality wireless access control solution everywhere it's required, including cabinets, drawers and lockers."

"The Aperio integration allows AMAG customers to expand their Symmetry systems deeper into their facility," said Martin Huddart, V.P. of Electronic Technologies, ASSA ABLOY Americas. "The ability to leverage their existing system offers a cost-effective solution for protecting medium security doors, enhancing security and maximising their investment in a powerful solution like AMAG."

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