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Wireless Aperio® locks and wired access control work together at this French hospital

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September 20, 2019

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As in every health facility, security for the Haute Savoie region’s new hospital presented a complex challenge.

Access control required multiple checkpoints and access rights tailored to individual staff and contractors. Real-time control, enabling managers to respond proactively including by opening and closing doors remotely, was another essential.

To meet their security challenges, managers selected Aperio® locking technology integrated online with an ARD access management system. Because Aperio locks are wireless, the hospital could introduce many more layers of security and secure doors without incurring excessive installation or operating costs, including for sensitive offices and drug stores.

Now staff no longer carry key bunches or waste valuable time hunting down relevant keys. All their individual permissions are stored on a single, programmable RFID credential.

“Having just a single badge — and not carrying around heavy keys — has been a major advantage.” Béatrice Dequidt, health executive, CHMS

Alongside standard wired locking, the hospital chose 1,300 Aperio® wireless escutcheons, 10 Aperio wireless handles with integrated RFID reader, and 301 Aperio wall readers. A network of 228 Aperio communications hubs connects every Aperio lock wirelessly to the central access system software.

All these battery-powered Aperio devices integrate natively with the centralised access system, so wired and wireless access points at Centre Hospitalier Métropole Savoie (CHMS) are managed together, with real-time management logs, remote door opening and free time slot management. Secure 128-bit AES encryption protects communications between Aperio lock, hub and system.

“Having just a single badge — and not having to carry around heavy keys — has been a major advantage for us,” says Béatrice Dequidt, health executive at CHMS.

Easy administration from a single interface

“This solution’s advantage is it represents a single site from an authorisation management and systems perspective,” explains Aurélien De Riols, ARD’s Eastern Region Director. One single, intuitive management interface enables security teams to administer and maintain access control autonomously, as well as streamline laborious everyday tasks.

“We have implemented internal HR management procedures, creating badges that are automatically integrated into ARD’s operating software,” adds Alain Gestin, CHMS’s IT Systems Architect. Aperio and ARD maintain compatibility of credentials with the French government’s electronic Health Professional Card (CPS), for added staff convenience.

For every site user, the advantages of carrying a single RFID-enabled badge — instead of multiple keys — are clear.

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About ASSA ABLOY

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY’s innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

ASSA ABLOY Opening solutions leads the development within door openings and products for access solutions and homes, businesses and institutions. Our offering includes doors, door and window hardware, locks, access control and services.

About Centre Hospitalier Métropole Savoie

Centre Hospitalier Métropole Savoie (CHMS) is a large new hospital built to serve the Alpine communities of Haute Savoie, France. The hospital employs 4,850 people and has 2,880 patient beds. See www.ch-metropole-savoie.fr.

 

 

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