August 20, 2020

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Returning to the workplace: How access control plays a vital role in a safe and secure return strategy

The benefits of wireless electronic locks

Assa-CostSavings-20Assa Abloy explains why the benefits of electronic locks outweigh the costs of mechanical options, especially when specifying wireless technology.

To begin with, the largest potential contributor to costs savings when installing wireless solutions comes at the installation stage. After calculations from a recent cost savings report, Assa Abloy experts examined the likely costs of a project involving 100 door installations, with labour cost savings for those who chose wireless versus wired locks estimated to be a staggering 82.5%.

Wireless installation is much faster; it is also less intrusive. Leading wireless locks require little or no drilling around the door, whereas wired access control needs cabling through and partly around the door. You can upgrade building security without inconveniencing your staff or disturbing everyday work routines.

Energy savings and sustainability goals

According to the Harvard Business Review, energy efficiency has become one of the “key levers for business success”. Battery powered wireless locks use less energy than traditional wired locks, which normally work via magnets connected permanently to electricity.

Wireless locks work differently. They only ‘wake up’ when presented with a credential for which they must make an access decision. This translates into another potentially large saving on your annual energy budget: more than 70%, or thousands of euros over a typical access control installation’s lifetime.

Other related energy and material costs are also lower for wireless locks. During operation, wireless locks only require a battery change — once every two years (approximately).

Wireless locks also provide more flexibility when adjusting office space. High-quality wireless locks can typically be reinstalled at another door without impacting their reliability, while they can be moved wherever is convenient. Typical cost savings on your next office relocation or expansion are around 30%* with wireless over wired locking.

Choosing cost-saving wireless locks

Aperio wireless locks can save you money at every stage of their life-cycle. Battery-powered Aperio RFID-equipped cylinders, escutcheons, handles and locks can be fitted as 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 swap their key-cards, nor for anyone to carry more than one credential. They work seamlessly within almost every major access control system on the market, from over 100 different manufacturers.

Installion is quick, because there’s no cabling around the door, no invasive building work, and no need to change door hardware. Aperio devices fit almost any opening or security level, exterior and interior doors — wood, glass or aluminium — from fire and escape doors to meeting rooms, labs and offices.

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