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Genetec, the Canadian manufacturer of IP security products, plans to support the ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock in its Synergis IP-based access control product. This integration will allow the Synergis Master Controller (SMC)—the intelligent IP door controller of Synergis to manage Aperio locking hardware. The firms say this offers customers wireless locks within an networked access control deployment.

Aperio is a wireless way to connect openings from doors to cabinets, within a new or an existing Synergis access control system via wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4). The Genetec SMC will communicate with the Aperio wireless hubs, which in turn will support several Aperio-enabled wireless locks. A single SMC will communicate with and manage dozens of wireless locks in real-time, while also offering the ability to log tens of thousands of lock events when needed.

Users will be able to deploy a new Synergis system that bridges it is claimed traditional access hardware with wireless locks. Likewise, Aperio users will be able to move to IP access control while keeping their Aperio hardware. Genetec say that Synergis enables hundreds or thousands of locks to be networked within a single security application, giving central wireless lock monitoring and reporting across one or multiple sites.

Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Genetec, says: “Though our close partnership with ASSA ABLOY and the integration of Aperio technology, our dealers and customers will have even more options when designing their physical security system. Using their Synergis system, customers will be able to configure and monitor wireless locks, together with their wired IP-based door controllers, from a single application. When Synergis and Aperio-enabled locks are deployed alongside Genetec video surveillance products, users will be able to view all of their lock events and activities seamlessly linked with live or recorded video, giving security professionals a more complete view of their organization’s security.”

And Martin Huddart, President Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas, says: “We are pleased to expand our already strong relationship with Genetec. The combination of Aperio-enabled locks with the Genetec Synergis platform will offer our customers worldwide a flexible solution that will allow them to expand their access control system to almost every opening in their facility. The breadth of the Aperio platform provides the unique ability to address applications never before possible, such as medical supply cabinets and IT/server cabinets.”


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