ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions completed the integration of its Aperio wireless lock technology with the Connect ONE cloud-hosted management platform from Connected Technologies, Monument, Colo. Connect ONE manages all connected customer devices, including wireless and hardwired locks, access control, intrusion, video surveillance, critical environmental monitoring and energy management, from a single interface.
“We’re excited to present this integration with industry leading ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless devices to Connect ONE dealers,” said Mike Simon, managing partner of Connected Technologies. “Now, dealers can easily expand their services to more doors and offer new protection possibilities that save installation time and money. In addition, the Aperio/Connect ONE integration works with popular Bosch, DMP, ELK and Honeywell Vista panels so they can be up and running with new specs quickly.”
The Aperio integration offers Connect ONE customers an easy way to connect additional wireless locks to new and existing installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform that works with extensive locking hardware options from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. The platform uses wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4) between the lock and an Aperio hub to provide real-time communication to the access control system, simplifying installation and reducing costs.
Aperio wireless locks map directly to the intrusion areas for an immediate armed status review to deny access when armed, and can also disarm intrusion with proper authority upon granted access at the lock. Since the wireless locks are highly integrated with the control panel, user permissions are applied in exactly the same way as for hardwired readers, allowing for a mix of wireless and hardwired reader/locks without additional complexity.
The integration also allows for a mapped, hardwired relay output to initiate an auxiliary control upon access and a relay output to control an external door opener. Aperio locks use an encrypted wireless connection to an Aperio IP hub; each hub can communicate to a maximum of 64 locks.
“Connect ONE offers a simple, scalable solution that complements the Aperio offering perfectly,” said Mark Duato, executive vice president, aftermarket, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas. “This integration will offer dealers and end users a highly flexible solution for comprehensive access management.”
Connect One’s ScanPass Mobile Credential smartphone control is also supported with the integration, eliminating the need for card or fob credentials.
Dealers can contact ASSA ABLOY to become certified to offer Aperio locks, which come in a variety of form factors and can be purchased through ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partners.