Wireless Door Power (Securitron ICPT)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 05, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Wireless electricity? Door hardware is hardly known as 'high tech', but a new product from Assa Abloy needs no wires to transfer power between the frame and door. What are the limitations of the product? Is it useful or is it a gimmick? In this note, we break down the offering and compare it to 'low tech' alternatives.

Product Specs

*********'* ****, ** '********* ******** ***** ********' seemingly **** *** **********: ** ********* electricity ******* ***.

IPVM Image

***** *** ********** ******** ******* ** doors *** ******, *** ********** ** an *********** ******** ** *** ******* of '*** ** ***** ******** **** on *****'. *******, * ***** **** reveals ********* *********** ** ****** *********:

  • ***-******* ** ***** ******** ****, *** 'air ****' ******* **** *** ***** can ** * ******* ** *.**" wide.
  • ***** *******: *** ******* ** ***** selectable *** ****** ** ** *****
  • *** ******* *********** ******* ** ***** is ******** *** ***-****** ***** *** exit *******.
  • ******** ********: ***** *** ** ********* on ***, *****, *** ****** **** of *****
  • ***** ****** *****: *** **** ** not ********** ** ******* ***** ** loose ********** ***** ** ***** ************
  • *****: **** *** *** **** ** $159/ ***

***** *** ******** ******* ** *** ICPT *******, *** ***** ***** **** below *********** *** *********** ********** ****** the ****** *** *** ** '**********' transmits *********** ******* ** ********** *****:

Power ********* ** ***

******** *********** ** **** ***** *** exit ******* ** ********* ******* *** door ****** ***** **** *** ***** and ** **** ******** ** ******. As * ******, **** '***********' **** hardware ******** **** ******** ******* ***** instead ** ***** ********* ** ***** supplies.

*******, ** **** *****, ********** ********** opened/closed *****, ***** ********* *** ***** quickly *** **** ** ** *********** replaced. ** ***** **********, '***** *********' or '******* ****** [**** ** ****** available]' *** **** ** ***** ***** through *** *****, ****** *** *****, and ** *** **** ******.

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*** ********** **** *** *** ** the ******** ** * '*****' ***** transfer, *************** **** ******* ********* ** ***** ***** ** fatigue. ****** ****** *********** *** **** maintenance **** *********, *** ************ **** claims *** ******* ** ******* ** install ******* "** **** **** ******** is ********" ** ***** ***** ****** inside *** ****.

*** **** **** *** * ******** advantage **** '*****' ************, ******* ** can ** ********* ** *** **** of *** ****, *** **** *** 'hinge ****'. ***** *** ************ *** still ***** ** ** ***** *.**" regardless, *** **** *** ** ********* in *** *** **** ** **** the ***** **** ** *** **** without *****. ** **** *****, ******** the ***** ******** ** *** ********* edges ***** ******** ***** **** ** the ***** ** ** *** ******** on *** ****.

Potential ********

*** ******** ** ******* ****** *** wire ********* ** ***** ****-*********** **** and **** *** ******** ***********. *** repetitive *******/******* ** *** **** ****** wires ** ***** *** *********** ** work ***** **** ****, *** *** ICPT ****** ** ********* **** *****. However, *** *** **********, *** **** also ******** *** *********** *** *** problems ******** ** ***** ************:

  • ********* ******:******** ***** ** **** ** *** edge *** ***** ******* ***** ** dependent *******. *** ************ ******** *** ICPT ** **** *** '**** ******' devices ** **** ******** ** *** threatened, ******* *** ******** **** ****** function *** ** ********** **** ** easily ** ***************** **** ***** ****** ****.
  • ********* ******:******** **** ***, ***** ****, ** even ************** ************* ********** **** ******** **** ***** powered. **** ****, * **** **** move *** ** * ******* ** reasons. ****** **** *** **** *** prevent * **** **** '********* ** close' ********, *** **** ****** ************ between **** ***** *** ******* '********' power **** ***************.
  • ******** ******:*** ************ ***** ** ********* ** how ********, ****** **** ***** *** frames, ******* *** ****'* *********. ***** choosing ** ****** ***** ******* ****** assume **** *** ******** ****** *** be *******, *** ****** *** ** prevent ***********.
  • ******** ************:*** **** **** *** ******** ***** to ********, *** ** * ****** can ******** *********** ************. **** ***** prohibit ********** ** *** **** ** some *****, **** ******* ******* ** clean **** ************. *** ************ ******** the **** ****** *** ** **** in ** **** ***** ************** *** ** **** *** *** same ******.
  • ** *******:******** *** * ******** '*******', * drawback ** *** **** ** **** it ********* ***** ****. **** ***** that *** **** ******* ******* ****** to **** ** * ****, *** reader ** ******, *** ***** ** wired *** **** ************. ** * result, *** *********** ** ***** ****** control ******* ** ******* ** '*** in ***' ************. *** **** ************, *** **** will ** **** ** ***** '****' electrified ********.

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*********** '*****' ********* *** ** ********* for ~$** ** ~$***. ***** ******* than *** ****, ***** ***** ***** require ******* ********** *** ******** *********** due ** ****** *****.

  • *********, ***** ********* *** ***** *** 100,000 ****** [**** ** ****** *********], which *** ** ******** ** *** years ** ** ******* ******** * open/shut ****** *** ****.
  • *** **** ** *** ***** *** a ******* ****** ** ******, *** could ******* ***,*** ****** **** ** moving ***** ** *****.

*********, *** ~$** ** ~$*** ******* for *** '********' **** **** *** be ****** ******* ******* *********** *** increased ******* ****. *******, ******* *** ICPTs******** ******** ** ***** ***, *** the******* ***** ** *************** *** ********** may *** ** **********.

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