Allegion Releases Engage, Assa Aperio Competitor

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 29, 2014

Wireless locks are one of the fastest growing segments of access control.

The biggest player in this market today is Assa Abbloy with their Aperio platform.

Now, one of Assa's top competitors, Allegion (the Ingersoll Rand Spin Off), is releasing their own line, Engage.

In this note, based on feedback from Allegion, we break down the features, price, limitations and competitive positioning of this release.

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Comments (1)

pretty useless in our market being dominated by Salto and others. Cylindrical setup only, no euro type keyway profile. It also will not fit doors requiring narrow body which limits it again. If a competitior can offer solutions for a number of scenarios vs one scenario the client will go with them each time.

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