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CEM Systems offers new AC2000 integration with Aperio® wireless locks

The CEM AC2000 integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio® Wireless Locking Technology provides customers with a convenient way to add the flexibility of wireless locks to any door in an AC2000 secured facility. The wireless locks can be added seamlessly to any AC2000 v7.1 access control secured site, allowing for the use of existing access cards. The Aperio locks are also managed through the AC2000 security management system, enabling the remote monitoring of alarms and remote door opening.

When used with AC2000 access control, the Aperio wireless locks are ideal in a range of sites including hospitals, universities, data centres, or at any door where access control has previously been viewed as too costly.

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“AC2000 is a fully integrated security management system that is designed with the customer in mind, providing flexible solutions that help increase security and improve operational effectiveness,” said Richard Fletcher, Product Manager, CEM Systems. “This integration builds on that and provides our customers with a cost effective and convenient way to integrate wireless locks into their existing AC2000 secured site.”

This latest integration compliments the existing range of AC2000 video, perimeter, fire and intrusion integrations, making AC2000 a powerful access control and security management system.

No excuses: Everyone has access to access control

gymIf you’ve ever been on a diet or exercise program, you probably understand the concept of self-sabotage. Even before you get started on your strategy to cut back calories, or run for 30 minutes every morning, or join a gym, you’re already thinking of excuses for why those plans won’t work: I forgot to buy the right food, I twisted my ankle, I need that money for the kids’ field trips.

Getting started with an access control solution, especially for entry-level users, can also be a situation in which the excuses start to mount before the installation begins.

There are concerns that it will be too difficult to manage: Who has the IT background to sit at a PC and install the software? Or that it will take too long to set up: Who has time to configure all those readers and door controllers? Or maybe the objection is that your organization is too decentralized: You’re just one medical clinic within a larger network, so how does this even work for you? Does your company have to invest in an enterprise-level system, or is there a different option?

Fortunately, there are solutions on the market that have been geared to address just  those particular concerns. The new access control network appliances are aimed at customers such as satellite offices and locations for clinics, schools and small businesses that aren’t large enough in scale for a true enterprise system, but still want access control functionality and scalability.

In many instances, these types of sites are looking for access control for a couple dozen doors or more, but don’t have the manpower for full-time system management. But if they can be presented with an out-of-the-box solution that is ready-to-go with preinstalled software and preconfigured databases making it easy to add in access points, they are less likely to turn to that list of excuses for avoiding access control.

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Network appliance solutions are also ideal for those in an expansion or change mode. A new school is built, so you just add an appliance for that location. Your small company buys a competitor, and you now have two offices in nearby cities that need access control, so you bring in units for each of those sites.And because these solutions are web-based, they can be managed from any location. So the office manager at the clinic can make updates or someone at another office can handle them if the situation warrants it.

The days of thinking of excuses for adopting access control are dwindling as more small and mid-size operations tap into the intuitive, easy-to-operate new products on the market. So now you just need to focus on that diet.