The Aperio Effect, Part 3: Save Energy, Save Money

the aperio effect

the aperio effectLooking for the best way to give your facility a security boost? For a system that’s cheap to run and quick to install, you need Aperio® wireless locks.

Standard wired security doors stay locked thanks to a magnetic lock paired with a reader. Their magnets are powered by electricity, via an always-on mains connection.

Aperio wireless locks are different. They run on standard lithium-ion batteries, and only “wake up” when prompted by a smart card or other user credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive.

Aperio maintenance could hardly be simpler. An Aperio lock needs a battery replacement every two years, nothing more.

And those wired locks are hungrier than you might imagine. A typical Aperio lock consumes 0.001 kWh of energy per year. Together, a standard wired lock and its reader consume an average of 55.2 kWh, every year.

So, Aperio saves you money on energy costs, and saves you some more on maintenance. In fact, installing Aperio in a typical 1,000-door student accommodation block would save between €14,000 and €16,000 in running costs, every year, over wired access control.

For background and the full calculations, see ASSA ABLOY’s “Energy Matters” white paper at

Spend less money, leave a lighter carbon footprint, and secure your organization against rising energy costs in an uncertain world. That’s the Aperio effect.

Want to save money on your security running costs?
Contact one of almost 100 Aperio partners for a new wireless access control system, or ask your existing provider to upgrade your doors with Aperio.

Out now, don’t forget to read:
The Aperio Effect, Part 1: The Trouble with Keys
The Aperio Effect, Part 2: Installation Could Hardly Be Easier

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