ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® wireless locking further extends support for mobile access

April 30, 2024

Compatibility with a range of credential technologies can be a critical factor when selecting access control. As organizations across the world explore a move to mobile keys for access, it is more important than ever.

Aperio’s open technology platform has been built on compatibility. Its range of battery-powered access hardware for integration with third-party access control systems can secure almost any opening.

Customers have a choice of wireless Aperio handles, escutcheons, cylinders, security locks, server rack locks and new cabinet/cupboard locks. With Aperio, it is straightforward to control all access points digitally.

And with the rapid growth of mobile adoption in security, Aperio is extending support for mobile credentials, to keep offering high convenience and security benefits to customers.

Extending mobile access options

Changes in end-user demand are reflected in a survey for the Wireless Access Control Report 2023, which suggests 29% of organizations already use mobile credentials — instead of or alongside RFID cards — while another 40% of respondents anticipated deploying them within the next two years*.

The single most important factor when considering a switch to mobile, according to Report data, is convenience.

Aperio native mobile access is built on HID Seos®, a next-generation platform with class-leading cryptography, authentication and privacy protection. Seos Mobile Access supports both NFC and BLE. Unlocking an Aperio device by phone is easy and intuitive: users simply present their phone at the reader, just like a smart card. They don’t even need to open an app.

In response to growing demand for mobile solutions, Aperio has also integrated cutting-edge mobile access credentials from Gallagher and STid. With this, Aperio broadens the range of options available, facilitating seamless integration with mobile devices and enhanced flexibility.

“The open nature of the Aperio development platform removes compatibility worries for OEMs, integrators and other partners — which translates to high convenience for their customers,” says Piet Van Den Bossche, Business Development Manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA.

“It is a natural progression for us to now add support for STid and Gallagher mobile credentials, to reflect their growth among our integration partners.”

Aperio openness: “No lock-in, only choice”

“Aperio’s approach supports an ecosystem where customers are not constrained by their initial choices,” adds Van Den Bossche. “Aperio users can effortlessly transition to the latest mobile credential technologies without being tied down, ensuring they are always equipped to meet evolving security demands and new challenges.”

In addition, to increase flexibility, Aperio locks can handle multiple credential technologies at the same site: Security managers may gradually roll-out mobile access while RFID cards already issued remain valid.

Aperio’s credential compatibility has grown in tandem with the platform. Aperio wireless devices now unlock via the widest range of RFID technologies, in both Online and Offline mode.

“To continue to make these convenience and security advantages available to the widest possible market, Aperio will continue to be an open platform which supports the growth in mobile credentials,” confirms Van Den Bossche.

To learn more about mobile access with Aperio, visit https://campaigns.assaabloyopeningsolutions.eu/aperio-mobile-access

*: www.assaabloy.com/group/emeia/campaigns/wireless-access-control-report-2023

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