LAS VEGAS, NV, March 27, 2012 — At ISC West 2012, ASSA ABLOY is demonstrating its commitment to energy-efficient, sustainable access control. The company’s intelligent Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Wi-Fi access control products operate over a facility’s already existing wired and wireless local area network (LAN), to conserve energy consumption, reduce installation costs and provide additional benefits.
“Whether building a new facility or updating an existing one, every aspect of energy efficiency has to be considered, and that includes the security system,” said Aaron Smith, Director - Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. “One of the best ways to reduce energy consumption is by integrating the electronic access control system into a company’s IP network, using electronic locks and other devices that are designed for maximum energy efficiency.”
PoE technology allows facilities to utilize a single cable for power and data, providing a ready-made pathway for integrating electronic access control (EAC) components into the already-existing network. This reduces or eliminates the need for separate security infrastructure – such as wiring and disparate hardware components – reducing power requirements and the total amount of material used in a building as well as reducing the cost of installation. In addition, Wi-Fi security devices such as electronic locks and other devices can be readily integrated into an IP network. Additional energy savings can be achieved by reducing thermal and air leakage from locks, doors and hardware.
Integrated PoE locks including SARGENT Profile Series v.S1, SARGENT Passport 1000 P1 and Corbin Russwin Access 700® PIP1 combine all access control functionality into the lock and use existing PoE cabling for both power and data. This offers the lowest-possible power consumption – a maximum of 7 watts per lock, which is 50 percent less than typical PoE installations. Another energy saving option is the use of exit devices with electric latch retraction (ELR) such as the SARGENT 56-ELR device. Since the 56-ELR is driven by a motor instead of a conventional solenoid, electricity savings per activation can be better than 50 percent.
ASSA ABLOY Wi-Fi locks and exit devices like the SARGENT Profile Series v.S2, Corbin Russwin Access 800® WI1 and others reduce installation time by operating within an existing Wi-Fi network, and make it possible to provide expanded access control in locations where it would be difficult or impossible to install a wired lock. They are designed for efficient power consumption and long battery life.
ASSA ABLOY wireless access control solutions operate using the standard 802.11b/g Wi-Fi infrastructure for ready compatibility with many industry-leading access control systems, with the same reliable communication, advanced management capabilities and real-time alarm notification as traditional access control.
ASSA ABLOY’s sustainable access control solutions are on exhibit at ISC West 2012 at Booth 11065, in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada during March 28 – 30, 2012.