Incedo access management from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is created for businesses on the move, who need a flexible security solution which grows with them. Now security managers managing an Incedo Business solution can work remotely, too — while maintaining complete control over their building’s access points. Incedo connects security software and hardware within a single, seamless platform. To accommodate the restless change and disruption of modern business life, Incedo enables scaling up or down on demand. And now, new Incedo Business Cloud management keeps security and facility managers in control of their premises from wherever they happen to be right now. Cost-efficient subscription Incedo Business Cloud solves many pressing daily challenges of access management. Managers no longer need to be on-site to handle day-to-day security. Incedo Business Cloud operates securely 24/7 from any PC with an internet connection. Installing the system is easy, with no complex integrations needed. Software updates are regular and automatic, with real-time reports and analytics available with a few clicks. Incedo Business Cloud works out of the box via a cost-efficient subscription service: no more waiting around for engineer callouts. Onboarding is fast and hassle-free. And security managers can feel confident about confidentiality: business and user data are safeguarded with an Information Security Management System certified to ISO/IEC 27001. Cloud-based management Recent report finds 78% of IT decision-makers anticipate growing their reliance on cloud solutions going forward According to the Wireless Access Control Report 2021, over a third of companies now use cloud-based management to power their access control. This proportion is likely to grow in the years ahead, as working practices become ever more mobile and the notion of being ‘at work’ describes a state of being, rather than a specific place. Indeed, another recent report finds 78% of IT decision-makers anticipate growing their reliance on cloud solutions going forward. A cloud solution makes access management easier and more convenient, helping companies to design security administration processes which are streamlined, location-independent and efficient. For any size of organisation, switching to Incedo Business Cloud implements this powerful access control with no high upfront costs and ongoing cost-effectiveness. Managing access control “A cloud software solution makes budgeting more predictable for facility and security managers,” says Kevin Hoare, EAC Product Unit Director at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. “It removes the need to hire additional in-house IT support and maintenance teams: you know ahead of time how much resource to allocate and can scale infrastructure up or down quickly. The business benefits of ‘managing access rights from anywhere’ drive ever greater demand for cloud solutions within security and beyond.” “Survey data shows the way companies manage access control will continue to be a mixed picture, with both locally hosted and off-site cloud solutions for Access Control as a Service,” he adds. “This is why, when launching our Incedo ecosystem, we give users the choice.” Migration between Incedo’s local and cloud management options is always seamless in any direction, ensuring total flexibility for any business. Appropriate management system Incedo Business Cloud makes access control more efficient for everyone, from installers to end-users Incedo Business Cloud makes access control more efficient for everyone, from installers to end-users. A modular, platform approach makes both procurement and operation simpler. Managers choose the security hardware and credentials they need together with the appropriate management system. Award-winning ASSA ABLOY wireless digital locks and wired ASSA ABLOY wall readers secure the doors. A choice of card and token credentials — or mobile keys on a smartphone — helps users enjoy safe and convenient access to, and movement around, the premises. New Incedo-enabled hardware from ASSA ABLOY and third-party providers will continue to be made available within the evolving Incedo ecosystem. Remote access management Add doors or locations, and switch between local and cloud management, as often as required. Incedo guarantees flexibility and scalability in every direction, to meet security needs today and in the future. “This latest enhancement of our Incedo solution makes comprehensive, real-time, remote access management into a reality. Incedo will keep premises secure and filter access intelligently, to manage the ever-changing movement of people across multiple sites — from anywhere. Your business is not static, and there is no reason why your security should be.” says Stephanie Ordan, VP Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. Incedo™ Business Cloud embodies ASSA ABLOY’s vision to create a safer and more open world, keeping everyone on the move together.
Another large survey confirms the growing importance of integration across building security functions. According to the Wireless Access Control Report 2021, “95% (of security professionals) cited system integration (of access control) with other building/security management functions to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ important” for the coming five years. Extensive expertise in the security sector made Plexus’ procurement team aware of this growing need for connectivity across functions - including access control. Plexus managers sought a more flexible access system for their own head office in Swansea, Wales. Alongside integrated control, Plexus prioritised modern access control with lower maintenance costs than their current system, as well as the potential to be operated securely from the cloud. Installing wireless locks Hardware architecture is well manufactured, and this goes hand-in-hand with software that has fantastic ease of use" Any new installation should offer the option to further scale - in any direction - in the future. They require a broad choice of wireless and wired door devices and readers for multiple types of opening - and of course a straightforward upgrade path for both hardware and software. ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions’ Incedo Business platform is now running at Plexus. Installing wireless locks, readers and controllers from the broad ASSA ABLOY range was fast and simple, streamlining their switch to Incedo Business. “Hardware architecture is well manufactured, and this goes hand-in-hand with software that has fantastic ease of use,” says Marcus Elphick, Operations Director at Plexus Fire and Security. Featured cloud management With keyless locking and Incedo Business management software, Plexus managers control exactly who goes where around their offices. They can set times when defined user groups may open specific doors. It keeps staff moving and safe without the hassle of physical keys. The “new software has been seamless, much simpler and (with a) common sense approach to structure,” says Marcus Elphick. Incedo Business software is intuitive to operate from any PC. The entire Incedo platform is fully flexible and modular, allowing Plexus to add more locks or change management software options whenever they need. They are already planning to extend control: remote sites, entrance gates and warehouse access control will be covered, too. “We have been so pleased with the system and its capabilities,” he adds. Intelligent access solutions Incedo’s system management options scale from entry level up to cloud-based administration" Plexus aim to quickly upgrade to new Incedo Business Cloud management, which offers them real-time 24/7 access from anywhere, and for a greater number of doors, as they look to expand coverage to more sites. “Incedo’s integrated access control platform already delivers connectivity and convenience,” says Stephanie Ordan, VP Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. “Now it delivers in the cloud, too. Incedo keeps premises secure and filters access intelligently, to manage the ever-changing movement of people - from anywhere. Your business is not static, and there is no reason why your security should be.” Cloud management systems “Incedo’s system management options scale from entry level up to cloud-based administration,” adds Kevin Hoare, Incedo Product Unit Director at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. “You can manage multiple sites and third-party integrations, including security solutions like CCTV. Scale up and down, add or remove hardware and credentials on demand - or switch system management options - all within your single environment. Migration between local and cloud management is always seamless in any direction, ensuring total flexibility for your business.” Whatever the 2020s bring next, Incedo gives security the flexibility to adapt.
The world is constantly changing, with people, data and goods moving more fluidly than ever before. The security solution needs to move with it. New Incedo Business connects all security software and hardware within one platform. One can easily scale it up or down, based on one’s needs, to keep people moving and business growing. Together. People need different access times and entry points, and the access and security requirements change day to day – so, a static solution is no longer an option. Instead, a single, all-encompassing security platform should deliver connectivity, convenience and simplicity, keeping one’s premises secure and filtering access to manage the ever-changing movement of people. This is where Incedo Business comes in: a new solution for all types of premises, handling security while leaving one free to focus on growing the business. Incedo ensures employees, customers and goods are where they need to be. Incedo makes life and tasks easier and more efficient for everyone, from installers to end users. Facility managers enjoy more control and flexibility than they ever thought possible - maximising return on investment, with Incedo Business able to scale quickly when needed. System administrators can do more within available budgets: initiating, cancelling or amending access profiles, and monitoring movement around their site in real time. Building users, meanwhile, get the individual access times and entry permissions they need. They can move freely without compromising the security of other people and equipment. Integrators can upgrade connected technologies and systems quickly, minimising risk and meeting customers’ raised expectations of modern technology. Installers no longer need to wrestle with incompatible systems: easy interoperability is built into Incedo, meaning no more delays or unnecessary complexity. With Incedo’s modular platform approach, one simply chooses the security hardware and credentials one needs and the appropriate management system option. One can set exactly who can access which doors, and when, from the user-friendly Incedo Business software interface. When Incedo Business launches, one can pick the most suitable options from a growing range of Incedo-enabled security and access control hardware. Road-tested, award-winning ASSA ABLOY wireless digital locks and wired ASSA ABLOY wall readers secure all interior and exterior doors. Also already available, a choice of card and token credentials helps users enjoy safe and convenient access to, and movement around, the premises. Incedo mobile keys add the flexibility to open doors with a smartphone. Incedo’s system management options, Lite, Plus and Cloud, scale from entry level up to cloud-based administration. One can manage multiple sites and third-party integrations, including security solutions like CCTV. Scale up and down, add or remove hardware and credentials on demand, or switch system management options, all within a single environment. Migration between Lite, Plus and Cloud options is always seamless in any direction, ensuring total flexibility for the business. Incedo moves with you, today and in the future However your business moves, an Incedo system moves along. Having a flexible platform, able to adapt as the organisation changes, reduces total cost of ownership: one never needs to retrain staff or start over from scratch. New Incedo-enabled hardware from ASSA ABLOY and third-party providers will continue to be connected to, and made available within, the evolving Incedo platform. One picks the hardware and software configuration one wants, and can change one’s mind as often as one likes. Incedo guarantees flexibility and scalability in every way, to meet the security needs today and in the future. And because the security and operational challenges at a university, small hotel or hospital are not the same as those faced by a public building or corporate HQ, the Incedo ecosystem will introduce new, advanced user interfaces for the specific industry. “Incedo Business transforms the experience of using and managing a building. It is also the seed from which our revolutionary Incedo ecosystem will grow in the months and years ahead,” says Stephanie Ordan, VP Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. “A future where doors are smarter, connectivity and movement are seamless, and access management is genuinely intelligent. This is our vision for Incedo and for those who will be using it.” Incedo™ Business embodies ASSA ABLOY’s vision to create a safer and more open world, keeping everyone on the move. Together. To learn more and download a free solution guide, visit https://campaigns.assaabloyopeningsolutions.eu/Incedo-business
Stephanie Ordan has joined ASSA ABLOY as Vice President, Digital and Access Solutions EMEA. She succeeds Chris Bone in the post, who became ASSA ABLOY Group Chief Technical Officer earlier this year. Stephanie’s role will focus on continuing to strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s position as a global access control solutions provider across EMEA. She will oversee continued efforts in market education and exciting product developments from ASSA ABLOY’s stable of brands across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. ASSA ABLOY’s access control solutions are trusted in multiple sectors including education, healthcare, multi-family housing, offices, public institutions, critical infrastructure and many more. Cloud-based access control Stephanie brings with her extensive international experience from leading technology companies. She previously worked at power management multinational Eaton, where she was Head of Energy Storage business EMEA prior to joining ASSA ABLOY. She has also worked at General Electric and STMicroelectronics. “I’m thrilled to be joining ASSA ABLOY EMEA at such a pivotal time for the industry,” says Stephanie. “As security becomes increasingly electronic and technologies like wireless locks and cloud-based access control continue to take off, ASSA ABLOY’s trusted brands and solutions are well positioned to lead these markets — just as we have for decades, and continue to do, in mechanical security.”