Wireless integration

August 2011 Access Control & Identity Management

Controlsoft software integrates with Assa Abloy Aperio wireless locks.

South African Access Control Manufacturer, Controlsoft, has confirmed the integration of its security management software with the Assa Abloy Aperio range of wireless online locks. The integration between Aperio and Controlsoft enables security and IT managers to cost effectively replace existing manual locks and increase the number of doors that can be monitored.

Aperio is a new technology developed to upgrade mechanical doors and wirelessly connect them to the Controlsoft Access Control system, providing users with a simple, intelligent way to raise the security level of their premises. In most buildings only a small percentage of doors are connected to a conventional access control system. The Aperio locks allow organisations to increase this percentage at a reasonable cost.

With the Aperio locks information is transferred wirelessly between the card and the lock via a hub (usually located in the ceiling above the door). This method of communication provides a greater level of security than some other wireless systems as each time a card is presented the lock carries out a real-time check of the online database for access permissions. As all actions within the database are completed in real-time, access rights can be changed, granted or refused instantly – with no delayed transmission.

The wireless technology results in a much quicker and more cost effective installation process. This technology is ideally suited to organisations wishing to secure internal doors that do not currently have any access control.

Using the Controlsoft Access Control software, access rights are simple to administer for individuals and groups each with different access times, providing greater control and increased security.

“Controlsoft customers are always looking for ways to increase their security levels while taking account of their fixed or decreasing security budgets,” said Hilary Dredge, Controlsoft South Africa’s commercial director. “The new Aperio locks allow customers to add office, meeting and storage room doors to their access control system in a more cost efficient manner compared to conventional electric door locks. Assa Abloy has worked with Controlsoft during the development of Aperio and we are pleased to be one of the first integration partners for this important product range.”

For more information contact Controlsoft South Africa, +27 (0)11 792 2778, Hilary@controlsoft.com


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