ASSA ABLOY unveils new products at ASIS

Sept. 29, 2015
Bluetooth technology a key to the company's latest offerings

At its ASIS press conference on Monday, Assa Abloy focused primarily on its new Bluetooth-based wireless access control offerings, from the residential market all the way through enterprise installations and critical infrastructure.

The company keyed on five types of technology: Wireless, mobile, smart credentials, sustainability and high-performance doors. But the key technology tying it all together is Bluetooth. “We will look back 10 years from now and wonder how we ever got into buildings without (mobile credentials),” predicted Martin Huddart.  

“Wireless technology not only enables users to deploy their smartphone as a key, but also it is a transformative technology in the security world, bringing security deeper into a facility at a much lower cost,” Huddart added.

Huddart went on to outline several solutions that the company is unveiling or enhancing at the show:

For a single family home, Assa Abloy’s  latest digital door lock using seos technology combines with Bluetooth to create a home lock that allows the user to transmit a digital key remotely. The Bluetooth lock can integrate into an existing smart home system. The product will launch in 2016.

A residential digital door viewer from Yale puts video and access control together with a doorbell. Images/video is delivered to a smartphone to enable users to see who is approaching front door with motion detection.

The Yale nextTouch and deadbolt for multi-family properties means no rekeying costs. Managed by cloud-based software, it uses a smart card to access residential buildings. Access rights are updated and/or denied in real time based on the tenant’s standing with the rent or dues.

Medeco Commercial Intelligent keys have added Bluetooth. In the past, they had to be programmed with proprietary software, however, with Bluetooth they can be programmed through a smartphone.

Bluetooth is also a new part of the company’s Wi-Fi lock, the IN 210, enabling another way to use phone for access control.

Every school in the Midwest is being built with safe rooms built to FEMA standards, Huddard said, referring to the company’s tornado-resistant openings.

Other offerings included a campus lock; a cabinet lock that ties into a building electronic access control system; EAC building system; and a server cabinet lock using integrated wiegand technologies (ASIS accolades winner). 

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