ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has enjoyed another hugely successful year at IFSEC 2018, demonstrating its extensive range of technology-driven security innovations to end users in key markets.

Attendees to ASSA ABLOY’s stand at IFSEC 2018 were able to discover the latest innovations from the company to help ‘access smarter thinking’. Solutions from the company’s leading brands, including ASSA ABLOY Access Control, Abloy and Traka, were on display, covering access control, identification technology, entrance automation and integrated security solutions.

Those in the education sector were able to see how our Aperio wireless locking technology can help schools and universities cut energy costs

Different market-related products

ASSA ABLOY demonstrated its expertise and experience across an extensive range of key markets at the event, including commercial, education, critical infrastructure, SMEs and multi-use, emergency services and defence. Nico Delvaux, ASSA ABLOY’s new President and CEO, also made an appearance on the stand and witnessed the company’s doorsets put to the test in the BRE’s dedicated Attack Zone, illustrating the difference between certified and non-approved products.

Gareth Ellams, Access Control Managing Director said: “With a constant stream of visitors to our stand, we could not be happier with how this year’s IFSEC went. Footfall was up from previous years and we managed to speak to many end users in the key markets we offer solutions for.

Cloud-based locking technology

The event provided a fantastic platform to showcase our innovative, technology-driven solutions and the key markets these serve. For example, those in the education sector were able to see how our Aperio wireless locking technology can help schools and universities cut energy costs, reduce time and money spent on maintenance, and help deliver a flexible access control solution that can be adapted and updated when needed.

The new mobile solution OpenowTM enables users to unlock protected doors using their smartphones via an encrypted Bluetooth connection

Meanwhile, those operating in critical infrastructure environments could see how our cloud-based, programmable locking technology can easily integrate with an organisation’s telemetry systems, to help improve efficiencies and protect the nation’s infrastructure.

Meeting the specific needs of some of the most demanding environments, our exhibition stand provided a fantastic platform for us to share the very latest security solutions that can protect against even the most challenging threats.

SMARTair and OpenowTM access control

Innovations from ASSA ABLOY Access Control at IFSEC 2018 included SMARTair, a modular and fully scalable access control system. SMARTair ensures organisations remain in control of their site – who enters, where and when – at all times, in real time. The new mobile solution OpenowTM was also presented, enabling users to unlock protected doors using their smartphones, via an encrypted Bluetooth connection.

The Aperio H100 was also presented, which packs the power and flexibility of wireless access control into a slim, cleverly designed door handle. The brand’s OEM partners ACS and TDSi were also available on the stand to help demonstrate how easy Aperio is to integrate with a vast range of new and existing access control systems.

Traka exhibited its latest key and asset management solutions including Traka Web, an innovative software for centrally managing Traka key and locker systemsIntegrated lock and key management

Abloy showcased its complete CLIQTM portfolio for critical national infrastructure applications, helping secure business resilience and continuity of service with remote access management. Its integrated locking and key management solutions include PROTEC2 CLIQTM, CLIQ Go and eCLIQ. The brand also presented Abloy OS, an intuitive map-based user interface and the ABLOY PULSE digital locking and access management system.

Traka exhibited its latest key and asset management solutions. This included live demonstrations of Traka Web, an innovative software for centrally managing Traka key and locker systems. The brand also demonstrated how Traka can be integrated with different access control systems, including ARX and Lenel.

The new V-Touch key management system from Traka was also on display. Capable of accommodating up to five sets of keys, the cabinet provides assured key control for critical keys at multiple locations, from a compact unit where space is at a premium.

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