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Support for wireless locks

Grosvenor Technology’s Janus C4 platform now integrates with Assa Abloy’s wireless Aperio lock from the physical security product manufacturer Abloy UK. It means, the firms say, users can add non-wired doors with mechanical locks to the access control system.

Grosvenor’s original Janus system was a Windows-based access control platform; Janus C4 is Grosvenor’s latest product for access control and building management. It allows businesses to manage access rights for individuals and groups of people, whether across a single site or multiple ones across locations. Janus C4 as a cloud-based access control platform allows operators to access data in real-time and manage sites remotely. Janus C4 now supports wireless Aperio locks, which are battery-powered and feature integrated RFID card readers.

Aperio offers an alternative to wired products, says Assa Abloy, enabling mechanical locks to be wirelessly linked to an access control system, such as the Janus C4. Access rights can be established from a PC or smartphone, and can be revoked should an incident arise. A wireless system cuts out the cost and hassle of electrical wiring, and removes the issue of lost master keys for doors fitted with mechanical locks. If an RFID card is lost, then it is only a case of withdrawing the access rights and setting up a new key card.

Mike Croker, Programme Manager at Grosvenor, said: “As one of Aperio’s original partners for our first Janus system, we are very pleased to announce that our latest C4 platform now integrates with the award-winning wireless locking technology too. Whereas traditional access control doors can be expensive to install due to the extensive wiring involved, Aperio offers a cost-effective and easy-to-install wireless locking solution for businesses.

“When combined with Janus C4, which enables businesses to manage access control in a quick, easy and timely manner, the result is a comprehensive building management and security system that users can depend on, no matter where they are in the world.”



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