Aperio®: 10 years of trust and innovation in wireless access control


Johannesburg, August 2019 – Increasingly, access control is viewed as a wireless technology, as one recent market report* shows. Based on a 2018 survey of senior security professionals, the “Wireless Access Control Report” reveals almost 4 in 10 access control systems include wireless technology in their set-up. At places without wireless devices protecting their doors, twice as many already plan to add wireless locks as do not. The myth that wireless technology is not adapted to access control is rapidly fading away.

Wireless access control upgrades security without breaking the bank. Wireless RFID locks are much cheaper to install than hard-wired doors, because there’s no cabling around the door. They are also offer a cheaper solution, as they operate independently from the main electiricty supply, making it a better solution when reliable independent supply is a problem. Wireless devices easily accommodate modern credential solutions such as virtual keys on smartphones, too. 

Now available globally for a decade, Aperio® wireless devices from ASSA ABLOY protect both exterior and interior doors, from fire doors to meeting rooms, labs and offices. Ten years of innovation investment have enhanced the security and usability of Aperio® hardware and firmware — and the range of applications Aperio® finds in businesses across Europe.

The Aperio® product range includes battery-powered cylinders, escutcheons and complete locks for security doors which transmit door status. An Aperio® server cabinet lock protects servers onsite or in a co-located data centre. Product design has also become a focus for refinement, with the new Aperio® H100 Electronic Handle. It packs the flexibility of Aperio® wireless access control into a designer door handle — “a brilliant example of product design,” one awards panel judged.

Aperio® integration can be Online or Offline, depending on your needs. Whichever you choose, a single interface controls any existing hard-wired doors as well as the Aperio® devices. Online integration is via Wiegand, RS485 or IP communication hubs which connect up to 16 Aperio® devices to the admin software. Aperio® also supports the leading industry standard for Offline integration, OSS Standard Offline. 

Ten years of trust... in all kinds of industries and security systems

Businesses and buildings serving many different industries turn to Aperio® to expand the reach of their access control —wirelessly. Universities in Birmingham (UK), Lund (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany) and many other cities remove the expense and hassle of lost keys when they control access with Aperio® devices instead of mechanical locks. Hospitals and health centres from Ghent to Grenoble protect patients, confidential records, drug storerooms and more with Aperio® wireless devices. Locally, Aperio® has been the chosen solution to effectively manage hostel accommodations.

To serve customers better with the best wireless locking devices available, over 100 different access control and security manufacturers now integrate Aperio® locks seamlessly with their systems. The fast-growing list of Aperio® partners includes market leaders like Impro, Nedap, Gallagher, AXIS, Genetec, Lenel, ACS and many, many more.

Because it is built on an open platform and compatible with all standard RFID technologies, Aperio® also streamlines building management. At student accommodation provider CROUS Montpellier, Aperio® integrates with payment systems as well as access control, for example. It offers a single-card solution to replace mechanical keys.

A decade since launch, Aperio® access control technology continues to provide flexible, future-proofed, wireless security in diverse industries and premises. At schools and universities; hospitals, health centres and care homes; warehouses, factories and corporate headquarters; sports venues and concert halls, Aperio® makes buildings (and the people who use them) safer. What could the next 10 years bring?

Learn more about Aperio®

For more information please contact:

Hayley Elwen

Business Development Director Africa ASSA ABLOY Africa

Phone:  +27 11 761 5024

E-mail:  hayley.elwen@assaabloy.com


The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.