ASSA ABLOY Announces Aperio Integration With Gallagher

Nov. 15, 2011
Aperio is a wireless technology that provides an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to an existing electronic access control system.

New Haven, CT – ASSA ABLOY and Gallagher, a New Zealand-based company that provides premium integrated security solutions to a wide range of customers globally, announce the integration of Gallagher's Command Centre with ASSA ABLOY'S range of Aperio™ wireless locks. 

Gallagher Command Centre is the central management tool for the Gallagher security system (formerly Cardax FT).  It is a comprehensive Microsoft® Windows® based security system that provides high-level security management for global access control, intruder alarms, voice over IP, and alarm management and perimeter security requirements.  The Gallagher system is scalable, with Gallagher Command Centre server options available based on the number of doors, from less than 16 doors to an unlimited number.  It can be incorporated into a company’s existing Local Area Network, Wide Area Network, or reside on its own dedicated network.

Gallagher Command Centre links to Gallagher Controllers (6000, 3000 and 5000GL) and to operator workstations over Ethernet using TCP/ IP, a world standard network and Internet transmission protocol.  Using this protocol means the system communications are Internet compatible.

Aperio is a wireless technology from ASSA ABLOY that provides an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to an existing electronic access control system.  Offering wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4), the simplicity and flexibility of Aperio allow lower-cost installations than traditional access control with less complexity than other wireless options in the market.  With over 40 access control partners that have already adopted the technology globally, facilities can easily extend the number of doors that can be monitored with their currently installed panels and systems. 

According to Jake Macaskill, Gallagher Product Manager, 3rd Party Products, “The integration between Gallagher and Aperio enhances the level of access control for a facility, enabling more doors on a site to be secured with electronic access control.  It provides the user with a central management platform delivering online, real-time access control without the need to wire all the way to the physical door.”

"Gallagher offers scalable electronic access control systems appropriate for small- to medium-sized businesses, as well as large distributed solutions for global enterprises," said Martin Huddart, V.P. of Electronic Technologies, ASSA ABLOY Americas.  "The Aperio integration adds to the strength and scalability of these solutions by providing an easy, cost-effective option for expanding access control deeper into any facility."

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