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Showcases for the Aperio® H100 wireless access control handle grab OEM and customer attention

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Manufacturer: ASSA ABLOY EMEA ASSA ABLOY EMEA
ASSA ABLOY - Aperio® H100 Access control reader

The new Aperio® H100 packs the security, flexibility and affordability of Aperio® wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle. At IFSEC International, London, 20–22 June 2017, a pre-launch showcase for the product and its seamless integrations attracted positive reviews from OEMs and end-users looking for innovative solutions to secure internal doors.

ASSA ABLOY private IFSEC event

The product was exhibited in conjunction with 7 different OEMs (Nedap, Genetec, Pacom, RBH, Controlsoft, Maxxess and HID), with a demo-block and brochure, plus ASSA ABLOY installation and promotional videos. Over 100 ASSA ABLOY customers also attended a private event outside the IFSEC 2017 venue, where the new Aperio® H100 was also presented.

Among the Aperio® H100’s many features, visitors to the showcase and presentation highlighted its ease of installation. Two screws are all it takes to retrofit the Aperio® H100 to an existing door, with no drilling or wiring needed. Customers remarked on the H100’s robust build quality, designed for indoor office and facility doors with high traffic.

Aperio® H100 from a logistics perspective

From a logistics perspective, OEMs saw major benefits in having just 2 part numbers (for left and right handles), which removes any confusion around thicknesses when ordering the product. The Aperio® H100 fits doors between 35mm and 80mm thick — almost any format of interior door. It is compatible with most common European (DIN) and Scandinavian mortice locks, in wooden, steel, tubular frame, or glass doors with standard lock cases. Because there are only 2 versions, customers can hold stock, which improves their delivery times significantly.

After the new Aperio® H100 was presented during a Nedap media breakfast, Jeroen Harmsen, Product Manager at Nedap Security Management, commented: “It’s a great match with our new door opening solution. We’re very proud of the fact that we are one of the first security management systems that have integrated ASSA ABLOY’s new product.”

RFID credentials compatibility 

Connectivity is another major strength: the Aperio® H100 is compatible with multiple RFID credentials, including iCLASS®/ISO14443B, iCLASS® SE, Seos®, MIFARE® Classic, Plus and EV1, and DESFire® SE and EV1.

“HID Global customers highly praised the new addition to the ASSA ABLOY Aperio® product family,” says Jaroslav Barton, Product Marketing Physical Access Control EMEA at HID Global. “They were overwhelmed by the rare combination of the neat design, state-of-art security based on Seos® technology and simple installation and ordering.”

The Aperio® H100 can work within an online access control system or offline as a standalone device. Its battery slots inside the handle, ensuring a minimal footprint and a discreet contemporary look. To learn more about the full Aperio® range of online and offline cylinders, escutcheons and locks — including locks for server racks — you can view a short film at www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperiowirelesslocks

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