Abloy UK hails energy saving with wireless locking

As the average business electricity price in the UK has increased by 45 per cent, Abloy UK discusses what solutions are available to businesses to help drastically reduce energy output.

Getting security procurement right is the first step to cutting energy wastage. For example, a business could save 90 per cent on energy costs by switching to a wireless access control system.

Battery-powered wireless locks use less energy than traditional wired locks, which normally work via magnets connected permanently to electricity. Wireless locks work differently, only ‘waking up’ when presented with a credential.

Other related energies and material costs are also lower for wireless locks. During operation, wireless locks require just a battery change, approximately once every two years. The installation phase is also more cost-effective, with an estimated 82.5 per cent saving on labour costs for a 100-door wireless installation versus wired installation.

Wireless locks also provide more flexibility and can reduce costs, when you reconfigure or expand office space. High-quality wireless locks can typically be reinstalled at another door without impacting their reliability, and typical cost savings on an office relocation or expansion are around 30 per cent with wireless over wired locking.

Types of solutions available include Aperio wireless locks that feature battery-powered Aperio RFID-equipped cylinders, escutcheons, handles, and locks that can be fitted as a new access control system or extend an existing installation by linking new doors to the same system wirelessly.

Aperio devices fit almost any opening or security level, exterior and interior doors — wood, glass, or aluminium — from fire and escape doors to meeting rooms, labs, and offices.

SMARTair’s access control software and wireless door entry system provide a security overview of the building, allowing facility managers to control, identify and update who can open every door.

SMARTair also gives users a choice of credentials, so they can open doors securely with a fob or mobile phone, as well as a standard electronic key card. Lost or stolen keys no longer present a problem because these secure electronic credentials can be cancelled or reissued instantly.

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