Sargent releases V.N2 lock with Aperio technology

NEW HAVEN, CT, October 27, 2010 – Sargent Manufacturing Company (, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand and a market leader in locksets, exit devices, decorative hardware, access control locks and related products, introduces its Profile Series v.N2 lock with Aperio technology.

Aperio is a new wireless technology from ASSA ABLOY that provides a simple, intelligent way to connect additional openings to an existing electronic access control system. 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, security and IT managers can easily extend the number of doors that can be monitored with their currently installed panels and systems.

The Sargent Profile Series v.N2 lock is the first Aperio-enabled product to be introduced by ASSA ABLOY to the North American security market. The new lock utilizes IEEE standards-based local wireless communication to connect to an online access control system while eliminating the greatest cost and inconvenience of traditional access control – the wiring at the door.

The v.N2 Aperio-enabled lock combines integrated reader, monitoring and radio with ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 hardware and is available in 10 Line Bored Lock, 8200 Series Mortise Lock, and 80 Series Exit Device configurations. This wide selection provides users the flexibility to support a variety of openings. Real-time authentication, door status changes and configurable alarm notifications allow for immediate system response to events at the door.

The v.N2 also supports a variety of 13.56 MHz contactless credentials, including HID iCLASS with full authentication in all formats. Additionally, Aperio is the broadest global wireless locking solution, making it ideal for global companies who wish to deploy a standard infrastructure across multiple locations.