Newsbriefs: ASSA ABLOY Previews Expanded Aperio Products

May 1, 2013

At ISC West 2013, ASSA ABLOY featured its newly expanded range of Aperio wireless locks, including a preview of three new products slated for launch later this year: the HES KS100 Server Cabinet Lock, the AS100 Sensor, and the Securitron R100 Surface Mounted Wireless Reader for glass door applications. These new locking solutions will join the family of Aperio wireless locking solutions currently available from Adams Rite, HES, Medeco, and SARGENT, serving numerous applications in a continuously evolving market.

The continuing trend towards colocation data centers brings a unique set of security challenges to integrators. Colocation allows several companies to rent servers in a third-party data center, or rent square footage to house and operate their owned servers in a controlled environment. As colocation increases, the number of individuals with access to the server room also increases, and the opportunities for unauthorized access increases. At the same time, the increasing capacity and processing power of servers raise the value of the hardware and stored media exponentially, resulting in higher costs in the case of a breach or failure.
The HES KS100 Server Cabinet Locks help address the security needs of data centers and collocation facilities by providing real-time access control on individual cabinet doors in a single-card system. The KS100 greatly improves monitoring and security levels on server cabinets by allowing facilities to use existing credential systems, with no keys to control or replace and no codes to secure or remember. The easily installed lock meets Grade 1 asset protection standards, offering quality and durability that can withstand more than 500,000 cycles of operation and has a 250 lb. holding force.
“Aperio allows integrators to leverage a facility’s existing infrastructure and provide higher levels of security in areas where it once wasn’t possible or cost-effective to hardwire an opening. We understand that unauthorized access can lead to data breaches and downtime, causing significant setbacks for large corporations. Ensuring their investments are safe and secure is a priority as our technology evolves,” stated Peter Boriskin, director of product management – electronic access control, ASSA ABLOY Americas.
The AS100 is a new wireless sensor that allows users to add a variety of monitoring functions to different types of openings quickly, easily and affordably.
The Securitron R100 Surface Mounted Reader with Aperio technology brings wireless access control to full glass doors. Used in conjunction with an electrified locking device such as a Magnalock®, the R100 is available with a black or white finish and provides an easy alternative for challenging surfaces such as glass or marble.
Aperio is a global wireless platform that allows you to expand your access control footprint – quickly, easily, and affordably. Available across a broad range of locking hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, Aperio provides the flexibility to address many applications throughout any facility. Aperio uses wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4) between the lock and an Aperio hub, simplifying installation, reducing costs, and providing real-time communication to the access control system.

Von Duprin Compiles “Harsh Environment” Suite

For facilities in code-driven regions and humid, salty and high wind conditions, such as outdoor venues, coastal buildings or wet environments including pools, aquariums, water parks and zoos that require extra protection, Von Duprin has brought together a suite of products that assure buildings remain safe and secure. Products include coatings that inhibit rust and those that are designed, tested and certified to WS9827/9927 and 237 standards, which both meet the FEMA 361 and 320 building codes for windstorm resistance.

“Harsh environments can damage exit devices and other door hardware quickly, whether the abuse comes from salt, water or excessive winds,” explains Joseph Vaida, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, portfolio marketing manager-mechanical.  “For these applications, the same door hardware that’s used in one place in the facility may not be appropriate for areas that needed to fight these harsh conditions. Therefore, Von Duprin offers this suite of hardware to fight abusive elements.”

Exit devices exposed to extreme conditions and weather need additional protection against the elements. For these applications, Von Duprin can apply a clear protective coating to the exterior and interior of an exit device’s mechanical parts to help prevent the effects of weather or chemical corrosion, extending the life of the device. This clear protective coating improves chemical and corrosion resistance and additionally provides antimicrobial protection.

Exit devices on the exterior of a building are often exposed to the weather. Humidity and heavy rain can find its way into the exit device and cause electronics to malfunction. By water-proofing switches, designed to function safely in humid or wet conditions, Von Duprin helps prevent the effects of humidity and rain.

Exit devices mounted to exterior doors are often exposed to rain and other elements. Water enters the exit device and causes critical components to potentially rust or function improperly. Von Duprin can add drainage holes to assure exterior exit devices don’t hold water in the mechanism case and rust the mechanics. These drainage holes let water leave the exit device and are essential for products mounted on exterior doors to deliver long-lasting functionality and durability.

Severe wind and tornadoes requires a safe and secure shelter. Such extreme conditions require specialized testing to both the exit device and the total opening. Von Duprin offers certified and tested products to help keep people safe in the event of an environmental incident, providing superior protection from severe weather. FEMA- and ICC-compliant, reinforced components help secure the building and its occupants from wind and debris. Harsh environment exit devices are certified for hurricane and tornado resistant applications.

“For a long lasting doorway that will endure through some of the harshest conditions, Von Duprin products with these harsh environment options are what facility managers challenged by such applications need,” adds Vaida. “It’s imperative that integrators and their customers specify door hardware that matches the need of each and every access point.”

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BHMA Revises Three Door Hardware Standards

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announceds three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA Standards. The industry standards, approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), are:

  • A156.1 Butts and Hinges
  • A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches
  • A156.14 Sliding and Folding Hardware

 “BHMA rolled out three revised publications in the last quarter of 2012 as the standards completed their revision cycle,” said BHMA Executive Director Ralph Vasami. “Publishing a revised standard for the industry translates into enhancements to each product’s engineering and design. Raising the bar for hardware performance and product life can directly impact the safety and security of the facility – especially the people that occupy it.”

ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.1 adds requirements for light weight hinges and clarifies the definition of barrel hinges, as well as providing an evaluation of adjustable hinges.

ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.12 eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria, and provides a new test for the operation of a deadbolt by cylinder.

ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.14 adds force gages to the list of equipment and sets additional requirements for heavier folding doors used on residential patios and light commercial applications.

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark — ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard.

For more information, or to purchase copies of these or other ANSI/BHMA standards, visit BHMA’S bookstore at Standards can also be ordered by calling 800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.

aptiQ Alliance Welcomes BadgePass

With BadgePass becoming an aptiQ Alliance member, corporate, education, healthcare and government organizations can now implement ID badging, single step enrollment, physical access, and time and attendance solutions that easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated identity management solution.

 “Through our aptiQ Alliance Program, we develop collaborative relationships with other companies to provide a broader range of offerings, all in an effort to serve customers better and extend the use of their aptiQ credential,” said Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Director of Technology Alliances Diane Kehlenbeck. “Members of the aptiQ Alliance Program, such as BadgePass, are chosen based on their commitment to solving end user problems using Ingersoll Rand’s open, highly secure aptiQ smart card technology.”

By virtue of the aptiQ Alliance, BadgePass’ Identity Manager Photo ID Software reads the aptiQ card number into the database during the print process using supported printer smart card enrollment modules. It also supports USB smart card enrollment readers. BadgePass Access Manager works with all aptiQ readers as well as Schlage AD-Series 300 and 400 locks. For seamless enrollment and card activation, BadgePass Web Print, a printing service that provides customers the benefit of having photo ID badges printed on aptiQ credentials, is also fully integrated with the BadgePass Access Control solution.

 “Current BadgePass solutions include Access Manager, Visitor Manager and Identity Manager,” adds BadgePass President Phillip King. “By joining the aptiQ Alliance and providing open architecture smart card-based access control integration, BadgePass users will be able to enjoy the benefits of a truly integrated identity management platform using aptiQ smart cards and, ultimately, letting them create a security workflow that best fits their specific organization and customize the design to best accomplish their goals.”

More information on the aptiQ Alliance is available

Healthcare Solutions Mobile Showroom Making House Calls

At NFMT 2013, ASSA ABLOY’s new Healthcare Solutions Mobile Showroom showcased the company’s latest lock and access control products. The showroom features innovations that address and improve the functionality of all types of doors found in healthcare facilities.

“We recognize that facility managers play a critical role in the process of choosing and deploying the right security solutions that satisfy the needs of their infrastructure, people and organization,” said Sean McGrath, senior director of marketing and solutions, ASSA ABLOY. “NFMT is a unique opportunity where we can discuss and also show a full range of application-specific solutions to secure the entire door opening.”

Featured in the mobile showroom are door and hardware products that address patient safety, privacy, and asset protection needs. Among the new products featured in the vehicle will be ASSA ABLOY’s Behavioral Health Series™ door-locking products to meet the specific needs of high, medium and low-risk healthcare environments.

ASSA ABLOY’s Innovation Fleet also includes the Mobile Innovations Showroom, Intelligent Openings Showroom, Security Professional Showroom and the Decorative Openings Showroom. For more information about showroom appearances, visit