Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, has integrated the Aperio wireless locking technology from ASSA ABLOY Access Control with its new ACT Enterprise platform. The decision by Vanderbilt to integrate products from ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s Aperio portfolio with ACT Enterprise will enable customers to easily add mechanical locks to their access control system. Offered at an affordable price, Aperio ensures users require minimal additional hardware to upgrade their premises to wireless access control. With the latest version of ACT Enterprise available, the system includes a rules mapping engine and a smartphone app that enables users to stay in control of their facilities’ access control requirements from the palm of their hand. Intelligent and intuitive solutions One of the newest ASSA ABLOY products that the ACT Enterprise platform is compatible with is the Aperio H100. Launched only last year, the Aperio H100 is a stylish, slim door handle that can be retrofitted to almost any interior door. Requiring no drilling or wiring to install, the Aperio H100 has been designed to complement most modern commercial office environments, and works with common European and Scandinavian mortise locks, in wooden, steel, tubular frame or glass doors with standard lock cases. The security systems market is moving towards more intelligent and intuitive solutions, which require only one-time data entry for users" Andrew Fulton, Head of Access Control Product Line at Vanderbilt, said: “The security systems market is moving towards more intelligent and intuitive solutions, which require only one-time data entry for users, permissions, configuration and system behaviour.” Cost-effective access control installations “To meet this demand, we made the decision to integrate our ACT Enterprise access control solution with ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s Aperio products. These have an excellent reputation in the market for being a reliable, trusted and high-performance access control range. We believe that ACT Enterprise’s integration with Aperio will provide our customers with faster, more cost-effective access control installations while enhancing our functionality and reach in the market.” David Smyth, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Access Control, added: “As a leading security systems provider, we are thrilled to integrate our Aperio technology with Vanderbilt’s newest access control platform. Helping commercial businesses to quickly and conveniently implement an intelligent access control system across their site, our battery-operated Aperio innovations are fast to install, dependable and offered in a stylish, contemporary design.”
The newest product in the Aperio technology range, the Aperio H100 combines the power and flexibility of wireless access control into a slim, cleverly designed door handle. Compatible with most new and existing access control systems, the Aperio H100 is very easy to specify with only two parts to choose from - a left and right handle. It’s also easy to fit, with no drilling or wiring required, and can be retro-fitted to almost any interior door. Furthermore, any existing mechanical cylinder can still be used too. Modern office environment Battery-operated, the Aperio H100 is ideally suited for business environments that experience high levels of traffic, and integrates with an extensive range of third-party systems. This includes iCLASS/ ISO14443B, iCLASS SE, Seos, MIFARE Classic, Plus and EV1, and DESFire SE. Aperio H100 is a fantastic addition to the Aperio range and enables access control capabilities to be added to almost any interior door The Aperio H100 can operate as part of an online access control system or offline as a standalone device, and is available in either a left or right-hand models for a door between 35mm and 80mm thickness. The device is also available with the option of a U-handle and USB adaptor. David Smyth, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Access Control and Aperio specialist, said: “The Aperio H100 is a fantastic addition to the Aperio range and enables access control capabilities to be added to almost any interior door. It’s an affordable and stylish solution that’s been designed to perfectly complement the modern office environment, or any premises that requires access control.” Standard lock cases “The Aperio H100 has been designed to take the hassle out of the specification process, with only a left or right hand model to specify. It’s is also easy to retro-fit, easy to install and works with most common European and Scandinavian mortise locks, in wooden, steel, tubular frame or glass doors with standard lock cases. Extending access control to extra doors is easier and more cost-effective than ever before, with the Aperio H100.” Aperio is a smart access control technology that enables mechanical locks to be wirelessly linked to an existing access control system in a convenient and cost-effective way. The H100 is the latest addition to the Aperio portfolio, which includes online and offline cylinders (C100/C900) and escutcheons (E100/E900), locks (L100/L900), and a wireless lock (KS100) for bringing server racks and cabinets into the same access control system as doors.
ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, has strengthened its team by appointing a new Regional Sales Manager and Business Development Executive. Strengthening customer relationships In his new role as Regional Sales Manager, David Smyth will be responsible for identifying and qualifying new sales channels, developing and integrating new OEM partners, providing support to systems integrators as well as strengthening relationships with existing customers. David was appointed as a Technical Engineer in October 2016, responsible for managing technical enquiries and resolving issues for customers, whether over the phone or by a site visit. He also led training courses highlighting best practice and addressing common industry challenges for the division’s extensive OEM network and system integrator database. “I am thrilled to have been recognised for my work and promoted within this dynamic and forward-thinking organisation,” said David. “I am looking forward to taking on new responsibilities as part of the sales team and applying my expertise at a higher level. ASSA ABLOY Access Control has established itself as a global leader in supplying innovative access control technology, and it’s great to be a part of that.” Focus on marketing strategy The second key appointment is Claire Jones as Business Development Executive, who will be supporting and further developing relationships with the division’s current partners. Claire previously worked as a Marketing Assistant for ASSA ABLOY for more than four years before her promotion, helping deliver the group’s marketing activities and implement marketing strategy. Claire adds: “I’m looking forward to building and strengthening relationships with new and existing customers and showcasing the excellent selection of innovative products we have available.” Gareth Ellams, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Access Control, said: “Innovation is at the heart of our organisation, and we are always quick to reward those who work hard and stand out. With that in mind, we are delighted to promote David and Claire, who I’m sure will continue to perform brilliantly in their new roles, and help drive this company forward.”
David will be responsible for managing technical enquiries, helping to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a manufacturer of door opening solutions, has strengthened its technical support expertise with the appointment of David Smyth. Responsibilities David will be responsible for managing technical enquiries, helping to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently, whether over the phone or by a site visit. He will also be tasked with leading the division’s training courses for its extensive customer base of OEMs and system integrators, highlighting best practice and addressing common industry challenges. Having graduated from the University of the West Scotland in 2015, David went onto work for eXPD8, installing and monitoring security solutions for retailers based in London and the South East, before securing the role with ASSA ABLOY Access Control. Technical expertise He said: “ASSA ABLOY Access Control has established itself as a global leader in supplying wireless locking technology for commercial building projects across the UK, and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with the company, helping to oversee any engineering queries or challenges that customers might be facing.” Gareth Ellams, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Access Control, added: “We are delighted to have David join the team. His technical expertise will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to our business moving forward. The additional investment in our technical team is part of our commitment to further enhancing this service to our customers, as well as enabling us to work proactively with our new and existing partners benefiting from the technical advancements of our Aperio® platform.”