So what’s the new attraction and intense interest in wireless locks all about? Wireless locks have been attracting a lot of attention lately in the media, and with integrators and users too – for good reasons.
First, several of the big lock hardware suppliers have stepped up their game with new wireless lock offerings that provide improved functionality and even greater cost-efficiencies. One such example are the Aperio™ Wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY, which were developed to complement electronic access control systems like those from Sielox. Aperio locks have the ability to work with a wide range of locking hardware options from numerous ASSA ABLOY Group brands. From traditional cylindrical and mortise locks to glass doors and server cabinets, Aperio enabled locks can meet the requirement.
Sielox already integrates with the new Aperio platform, as well as with Schlage Von Duprin and Salto wireless product offerings. And we will continue to explore new integrations with leading wireless lock suppliers to link their solutions with our Pinnacle Access Control platform, CLASS Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System, and intelligent 1700 controllers for real-time, online applications.
Which leads to the second reason wireless locks continue to trend upwards – they enable higher levels of security. The ability to implement a wireless lock solution in perimeter locations, for facility expansions, and in adjacent structures like storage areas allows the proven security benefits of centralized access control to be implemented at more locations.
And third – wireless locks dramatically reduce installation costs and time. Extending an access control system with conventional wired door control solutions normally requires extensive structured cable runs and the associated manpower to install it. Not so with wireless locks! Although they require some cabling, wireless locks can be quickly installed while minimizing noise, cost, and operational disruption.
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