March 10, 2021

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Integration between Aperio wireless locks and AXIS Entry Manager software

AXIS Entry Manager access control software customers can now benefit from using Aperio battery-powered locks from ASSA ABLOY. Online integration has been established between the Axis A1001 Network Door Controller and Aperio devices. The two vendors explain the benefits to end-users.

AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller operates on a flexible platform, built to adapt as a site’s security needs change. With this integration, battery-powered Aperio locks are controlled from the same web interface as wired door devices. Because the integration is online, it enables real-time control plus door and user audits on demand.

ASSA-AperioAXIS-21“This integration is the first we have ever done with our access controllers,” explains Ernst Westerhoff, Business Development Manager for Access Control in Europe at Axis Communications. “At the end of the day, it costs less for the end-user.”

Operational cost-efficiencies up to “more than 70%”

Once installed, an Aperio RS-485 Hub coordinates up to eight Aperio devices within a 15- to 25-metre range, communicating with the central system via the AXIS A1001. One AXIS A1001 can manage one wired door and one Aperio hub, for a total of nine doors maximum per controller. AES 128-bit encryption secures all communication between locks and security system.

Aperio locks are wireless, so require no cabling to install. The AXIS A1001 uses Power over Ethernet (PoE), which also eliminates any need for power cabling to controllers. Because they run on standard batteries and do not use power when inactive, Aperio locks are more energy-efficient than equivalent wired door locks.

According to recent ASSA ABLOY benchmarking analysis, choosing wireless over wired locking could bring a large reduction in access control energy use: more than 70%, or thousands of euros over a typical installation’s life-cycle.

“Aperio offers Axis end-users much greater flexibility to affordably expand or modify their system coverage. If needs change at a facility — say, managers want to filter access through more doors — it’s quick and easy for an installer to fit Aperio locks and integrate them online with the AXIS Entry Manager control panel.”, says Lars Angelin, Aperio Business Development Manager at AAOS.

The integration allows users to open all wired doors and Aperio wireless controlled doors with the same credential, via almost any standard RFID technology including iCLASS, MIFARE, HID Prox/EM410 and Seos.

Multiple sites and daily users

The new integration has already been deployed at H-Farm, a business education and innovation hub in Italy. The facility sought a solution to streamline access management at a geographically dispersed portfolio of buildings. H-Farm experiences rapid user turnover, both because new businesses join regularly and because it organises up to 300 events every year. New locks had to extend the existing Axis system without adding admin workload.

To meet its needs, H-Farm selected Aperio handles, security locks and escutcheons. So far, 40 Aperio H100 wireless door handles — plus the Aperio wireless locks and wireless escutcheons — have been installed across multiple H-Farm locations in northern Italy.

Most of H-Farm’s interior doors are secured with the Aperio H100 wireless handle, which incorporates electronics in the handle level without compromising on security. A standard battery slots inside and powers the handle, ensuring a minimal footprint.

“Aperio wireless access control hardware is solid, nice looking and perfectly fits our environment — solving our access problem,” says Alberto Aldrigo at H-Farm.

Download the brochure to find out more about how Axis and Aperio can boost your access control solution.

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