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Dot Origin partners with ASSA Abloy to enhance “pioneering” EdgeConnector solution

Dot Origin has partnered with ASSA Abloy Access Control, a UK division of ASSA Abloy, in a bid to enhance the pioneering EdgeConnector system.

Aperio wireless locks have been integrated within the EdgeConnector system for converged physical and logical access management. The solution provides host organisations with physical access control that’s truly integrated with their IT resource access management platform, in turn delivering enhanced security, simple management and easy installation.

All door access requests are processed centrally in real time, resulting in significant compliance and cyber security benefits.

Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically-locked doors and wirelessly connect them online to new or existing access control systems. Aperio requires minimal modification to doors and premises, offering both a cost-effective and simple security upgrade.

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Left to Right: Nigel Cogram (sales manager for access control solutions at Dot Origin) pictured alongside David Hodgkiss (national sales manager at ASSA Abloy Access Control)

David Hodgkiss, national sales manager at ASSA Abloy Access Control, informed Risk UK: “Dot Origin shares our passion for providing integrated security solutions that deliver the greatest value for end users. Our partnership will enable Dot Origin’s EdgeConnector online door access control solutions to extend even further through the incorporation of Aperio wireless locks.”

Dan Isaaman, technical director and co-founder of Dot Origin, responded: “We’re excited to be able to provide our clients with solutions encompassing the Aperio product set. Dot Origin’s EdgeConnector solutions have already been integrated for a number of years with HID Global’s security products. This new partnership will present EdgeConnector’s end users with an extended choice of flexible installation configurations thanks to the versatility of ASSA Abloy’s Aperio wireless locks.”

EdgeConnector provides real-time, centralised access control decision-making capability without complexity. The system integrates directly with existing IT user administration tools based on Windows Active Directory or an alternative LDAP database.

Physical access management is fully scalable as standard from a server rack to whole buildings; across multiple sites worldwide and for any number of users without the usual restrictions and complexities involved with traditional access control systems.

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IT and security experts join forces to offer wireless access control solutions for end users

The Intelligent Technology Division of NBM Distribution – namely iTECH – is now distributing Netgenium’s IP access control solution that’s integrated with ASSA Abloy Access Control’s Aperio technology.

ASSA Abloy Access Control is a UK division of ASSA Abloy, the global specialist in door opening solutions that has worked with Netgenium to offer wireless access control as an additional option to the PolicyServer system for over two years now.

The latest Aperio wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 as well as KS100 have all been integrated into the IP access control solution.

Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically-locked doors and wirelessly connect them online to new or existing access control systems. With minimal modification required for doors and premises alike, Aperio offers a cost-effective and simple security upgrade for end users.

Paul Anderson, managing director at Netgenium, said: “The alliance between our three companies is perfect. NBM Distribution and its iTECH Division understands data networking and IP technologies. It’s able to support its resellers throughout the UK who understand the physical layer from a network infrastructure perspective. For their part, ASSA Abloy Access Control’s Aperio solutions add flexibility to the PolicyServer system, providing a highly cost-effective alternative to our high-end wired solution. The Aperio solution also integrates with all other aspects of the intelligent building via PolicyServer. These include PoE audio, CCTV integration, PoE LED lighting and IP-based lighting control.”

Danny Kindell, managing director at NBM and technical lead of the iTECH Division, added: “We’ve recently expanded an innovative IP technology product range to complement our existing core capabilities of supplying data cabling solutions. Partnering with Netgenium and ASSA Abloy Access Control increases the quality of our offer by dint of providing flexible IP products that realise intelligent building management and unified communications.”

Damian Marsh, managing director at ASSA Abloy Access Control, stated: “Aperio IP wireless hubs register and authenticate with PolicyServer over the IP network, ensuring that none of the benefits of intelligent building integration are lost. Each wireless hub can support up to eight locksets via a wireless connection. PolicyServer can support multiple wireless hubs.”

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Tyco partners with ASSA Abloy Access Control to enhance C•CURE 9000 security and event management system

Tyco has partnered with ASSA Abloy Access Control – a UK division of ASSA Abloy – to enhance its C•CURE 9000 security and event management system.

ASSA Abloy Access Control’s latest Aperio wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 – dubbed the “world’s first complete wireless security lock” – have all been integrated within the latest Software House access control system.

Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online and to new or existing access control systems. With minimal modification to doors and premises; Aperio offers a “cost-effective and simple” security upgrade solution for end users. 

ASSA Abloy'S Aperio L100 access control solution for end users

ASSA Abloy’S Aperio L100 access control solution for end users

Rafael Schrijvers, product marketing manager for the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products, told Risk UK: “Our C•CURE 9000 system is one of the industry’s most powerful and flexible security management solutions, allowing end users to monitor events and manage their personnel.”

Schrijvers added: “Aperio is wireless and so avoids invasive cabling, allowing quick and easy installation that will not be intrusive. It’s a solution that’s ideal for installation within listed buildings and other heritage projects. We’ve already deployed the solution across a number of healthcare and education projects.”

Richard Hall, technical sales support manager at ASSA Abloy Access Control, said: “The integration of Aperio wireless technology brings added flexibility to the C•CURE 9000 system, allowing Tyco to extend wireless capability to any new or existing access control system without end users having to break the bank.”

*For further information on the complete Aperio product portfolio visit: www.assaasbloy.com/aperio

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TDSi reaps benefits from solutions partnership with Assa Abloy

Leading integrated access control solutions specialist TDSi is reaping the benefits of being integrated with Assa Abloy Access Control’s Aperio locking system.

TDSi became the first to partner with Assa Abloy Access Control’s popular Aperio wireless locking solutions which are designed to use innovative IP hub technology in delivering “sustainable total building security”.

Aperio was featured on TDSi’s stand at IFSEC International, operating with its EXgarde 4.2 fully-featured access management system designed to support multiple doors as standard. There’s also an option to extend using an unlimited door licence and meet end user requirements for even the largest of access control networks.

John Davies, TDSi’s managing director (who was named in IFSEC International’s Top 40 listing of the most influential people in the security world), said: “By connecting with Assa Abloy Access Control’s Aperio IP hub technology, we can present a simple installation solution with greater flexibility to upgrade the controllability and security level of any premises. IFSEC International 2014 represented the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate this to our customers and stand visitors.”

Assa Abloy Access Control's Aperio locking solution

Assa Abloy Access Control’s Aperio locking solution

Integration with TDSi’s EXgarde solution

The Aperio range of cylinders, locks and escutcheons integrate with TDSi’s Exgarde via Aperio IP hub technology. By using Aperio in this way, TDSi supports MIFARE and 125 KHz credentials to provide an overall solution that’s cost-effective for the end user, with minimal modification needed to doors and premises.

The added advantage is that Aperio can assist in bringing down energy usage as well as carbon dioxide consumption due to the long battery life. Overall, this means access control solutions may be extended even further across a site at a lower cost per door.

Damian Marsh, the managing director at Assa Abloy Access Control UK, added: “Aperio is well recognised as an extremely cost-effective and sustainable way of eliminating key control issues. By way of example, White Paper research proves it can save at least £9,800 in running and maintenance costs for a typical 1,000 unit student accommodation block when compared to wired access control doors.”

Marsh continued: “However, building an innovative product is not enough on its own. This is where working closely with our OEM customers and access control specialists is vital. Assa Abloy Access Control has continued a positive working relationship with TDSi, and the company’s capability and the successful integration only works to further enhance our joint business philosophy to deliver real additional value to the proposition offered to our customers.”

Assa Abloy Access Control is a division of Assa Abloy, a global leader in door opening solutions dedicated to satisfying end user needs when it comes to security, safety and convenience. For further information on the complete Aperio product portfolio visit: http://www.assaasbloy.com/aperio

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Assa Abloy White Paper: ‘Meeting the Security Challenge for Serviced Office Providers’

Assa Abloy Access Control has launched a new downloadable White Paper in order to open a discussion on the security challenges faced by serviced office providers.

Entitled ‘Meeting the Security Challenge for Serviced Office Providers’, the White Paper is now available to download at http://www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperio and looks at the growing number of issues faced by serviced office operators and owners.

Taken into account in the White Paper are the latest predictions reported by the Business Centre Association (BCA) that the serviced office sector will double in the next five years.

The White Paper notes the need to ensure high security is a critical factor in the general upkeep of serviced office facilities, in turn citing evidence of the increase in internal criminal activity due to opportunist trends and desperation crime as a direct result of the present economic difficulties.

The front cover of Assa Abloy's latest security White Paper

The front cover of Assa Abloy’s latest security White Paper

Impact on brand and reputation

Damian Marsh (md of Assa Abloy Access Control and author of the White Paper) commented: “The serviced office sector has undeniably evolved into one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global commercial property market, providing innovative flexible property solutions as an alternative to traditional long lease terms. While this is great news for the serviced office operator and/or owner, it does mean that the need to keep improving the quality and the competitive ability of their offering remains of paramount importance so as to maintain a positive welcoming feel for tenants and retain their business.”

Marsh continued: “Security and the associated legal and financial consequences of a breach can have a detrimental impact on future business for a serviced office location, notably with the inevitable vitriolic review that could make an instant impact on a brand’s reputation.”

Damian Marsh: md of Assa Abloy Access Control in the UK

Damian Marsh: md of Assa Abloy Access Control in the UK

Of the White Paper itself, Marsh explained: “We have carefully broken down the issues to open a discussion on how to meet these security challenges. We look forward to opinions, experience and comments on this very complex and challenging issue, and will take all responses on board with our supply channel partners to seek bespoke solutions for serviced officer providers.”

The White Paper is now available to download at: http://www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperio and encourages responses to a dedicated facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ASSAABLOYUK

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