Debunking Assa Abloy President's Next Big Thing

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 29, 2014

The President of one of the biggest names in access control has proclaimed the next big thing: energy reduction for electrified hardware.

Assa's leader placed access control as the next frontier for saving money on power, citing his conglomerate's line of EcoFlex locks as key in making this happen.

The big problem with this claim? Most access users will only save a few bucks per year with a 'green lock'.  We examine EcoFlex and crunch the numbers in this note.

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