ASSA ABLOY Introduces New Technologies for Mobile Access, Wireless, and Sustainability

Furthering its commitment as the global leader in total door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY opened the 2014 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits with the announcement of 75 new products, highlighted by solutions for mobile access, wireless and sustainability. The announcements were made by Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas, at the company's press conference earlier today.

"This year's show highlights three major trends that security professionals have come to Atlanta to learn about. The first is wireless, where ASSA ABLOY has been driving the discussion for a long time and where we now see wide market adoption. The second is mobile access, where we see significant increases in hardware options during recent months to support mobile credentials. The final trend is sustainability. While it's new for the security community, it will quickly be recognized as a critical factor in technology decisions by end-users and integrators alike," explained Huddart.

In the wireless market, Huddart highlighted how ASSA ABLOY's Wi-Fi Locks and Aperio wireless technology have been adopted in a broad range of markets and applications, including corporate, education, healthcare and IT. "Our wireless locks provide the ability to put access control in specific locations where it's never been possible before." For example, the HES KS100 Server Cabinet Lock brings access control to an individual server cabinet while the HES K100 Cabinet Lock can provide security to pharmaceuticals or restricted documents and records in healthcare settings.

In addressing mobile access, Huddart pointed out that ASSA ABLOY offers the broadest range of locking solutions with mobile access capabilities. This range, including Wi-Fi, PoE, Aperio wireless, and Integrated Wiegand locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, supports HID Mobile Access powered by Seos for both iOS and Android devices. Huddart explained that ASSA ABLOY's combined R&D efforts with HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, allows it to deliver the greatest range of hardware and the best mobile access infrastructure for security professionals looking to deploy a solution with Bluetooth Smart or NFC (Near-Field Communication)-enabled phones. "Mobile access is likely to be a 'mega-trend' in our industry and we are well positioned to support this technology shift through a variety of services and hardware solutions available today," explained Huddart.

Finally, Huddart addressed sustainability in the access control market and pointed to multiple products from ASSA ABLOY that clearly show how the industry can provide 'green' security options. The company's electrified mortise locks with Ecoflex technology offer up to a 96 percent reduction in energy usage compared to standard electrified locks. Also new at ASIS, ASSA ABLOY introduced a companion power supply from Securitron that offers up to a 99 percent reduction in energy compared to traditional power supplies and reduces standby power consumption to 8.5mW.

"Sustainable access control technology is the newest dimension to our portfolio of innovations. Based on customer feedback, we firmly believe the green building movement will embrace products which consume less energy and have lower impacts on the environment. Security related decision makers will demand solutions that not only keep people and property secure, but are also environmentally responsible. ASSA ABLOY will continue to lead in this space," concluded Huddart.


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