Extending the coverage of traditional access control is expensive and intrusive. But there is a fast, easy and cost-effective alternative. Forget about keys and the hassles of key management by upgrading to Aperio wireless locks.
Battery-powered Aperio RFID-equipped cylinders, escutcheons, handles and locks can be fitted as part of a new access control system, or extend an existing installation by linking new doors to the same system wirelessly. There’s no need for staff to change their access key-cards, nor for anyone to carry more than one credential.
Less disruption to everyday business
Aperio locks work within almost every major access control system on the market, from over 100 different manufacturers. And they are energy-efficient. Aperio wireless locks run on standard batteries and only ‘wake up’ when presented with a credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive. The only maintenance needed is a new standard battery on average every 40,000 cycles (typically 2 years).
Installing wireless locks is more cost-effective than hard-wiring more doors, because there’s no cabling or invasive building work around the door. Faster installation also means less disruption to everyday business — a key advantage in fast-moving sectors.
Aperio locks protect both exterior and interior doors, from fire and escape route doors to meeting rooms
Minimised installation costs
“Installation costs are minimized so more offices can be upgraded in shorter timescales,” says Larry Lowther, operations manager at OCS Security Solutions, who service UK workspace provider, i2 Office, with access control. “It saves us valuable time and resource,” confirms Philip Grace, CEO of i2 Office.
“With Aperio we were able to quickly and easily install a complete online system,” adds Magnus Svensson, Infrastructure Manager at Lund University. The transition at Lund was practically invisible. The university’s existing MIFARE smart cards were retained, so there was no need for 42,000 students and 7,500 staff to return their cards for reprogramming, or even to reactivate their permissions via updaters.
Built-in RFID readers
Aperio devices with built-in RFID readers fit almost any opening or security level. Aperio locks protect both exterior and interior doors, from fire and escape route doors to meeting rooms, labs and offices; wooden, glass or aluminium doors are all suitable. The portfolio includes cylinders, escutcheons, handles and complete locks for security doors. Aperio locks are compatible with all common lock profiles: Euro, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss. Integration with your existing system can be Online or Offline.