Assa Abloy Aperio Wireless Examined

By Ethan Ace, Published Jul 22, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Cabling and installation are the two biggest expenses in access control. With many locations difficult to wire, and multiple devices required at each door, adding access control to many areas is cost-prohibitive. Wireless access products aim to reduce these costs, by integrating separate functions in a single device, requiring no cabling to the door. Assa Abloy is the latest entrant in this space, with their Aperio technology [link no longer available], offering greater variety in locking devices and some novel features not found in other lines. In this note, we overview the Aperio technology, announced models, and how it compares to Schlage's AD series wireless locks.

Overview

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