Cabled access control doors are expensive: installation requires extensive wiring, and powering the locks needs a permanent connection to the mains. As a result, only doors with very high security requirements are incorporated into most access control systems—other mechanical doors with keys are often neither monitored nor controlled. Now ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® Technology provides cost-effective access control integration for non-wired doors with mechanical locks, in part thanks to much lower energy consumption: read the study calculation.
Security managers upgrading to electronic access control are faced with a choice between two kinds of device.
The first type incorporates a magnetic lock paired with an RFID reader. Both the magnets in these standard wired locks and the reader are powered by electricity, via a connection to the mains.
A second type of lock—a type that includes the ASSA ABLOY Aperio® range—is powered by a lithium ion battery. Wireless locks with RFID readers “wake up” only when prompted by a user credential. They are not connected to the mains, and do not remain permanently under power when inactive.
Choosing which type of lock to install has cost implications. Costings from a real project—to fit 1,000 doors to a large student accommodation block—tell the story.
Thanks to recent advances in battery powered locks from ASSA ABLOY, there is now an advanced access control solution that both minimizes installation and maintenance costs and shrinks life-cycle costs and energy consumption.
Details and calculations are provided in ASSA ABLOY’s case study, ”Energy efficiency–it’s in your hands!”