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Dot Origin Ltd, have partnered with ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the physical security product company, to add to their EdgeConnector product.

Aperio wireless locks have been integrated into the EdgeConnector for converged physical and logical access management. This provides users with physical access control that is integrated with their IT resource access management platform, according to the firms. All door access requests are processed centrally in real time, resulting in compliance and cyber security benefits it is claimed.

Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online to new or existing access control systems. Aperio requires minimal modification it’s claimed to doors and premises, offering a security upgrade.

David Hodgkiss, pictured right, National Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Access Control, said: “Dot Origin shares our passion for providing integrated security solutions that deliver the greatest value to end-users. Our partnership will enable Dot Origin’s EdgeConnector online door access control solutions to extend further, through the incorporation of Aperio® wireless locks.”

And Dan Isaaman, Technical Director and co-founder of Dot Origin, said: “We are excited to be able to provide our clients with solutions encompassing the Aperio product set. Dot Origin’s EdgeConnector solutions have already been integrated for a number of years with HID Global security products, a division of ASSA ABLOY. This new partnership will present EdgeConnector users with an extended choice of flexible installation configurations, thanks to the versatility of ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locks.”

EdgeConnector provides real-time, centralised, access control decision-making. The system integrates with IT-user administration tools, based on Windows Active Directory or an LDAP database. Physical access management is scalable as; from a server rack to whole buildings; across multiple sites and for any number of users.

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