Aperio makes its first appearance in the US

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The demonstrations took place at the International Security Conference & Exhibition (ISC West) show in Las Vegas, held late March. In cooperation with Mercury security, a manufacturer of access-control panels, Aperio was presented exclusively for selected electronic access control (EAC) customers i. Mercury has worked with ASSA ABLOY to put their RS485 protocol into the Aperio Communication Hub.

The work to create a Mercury-enabled Aperio Hub started in January this year and has enabled all EAC system providers that use the Mercury access control panel to use Aperio-enabled products without any integration work. It will also enable Aperio to work with the more than one million existing Mercury panels installed worldwide.

"Reactions to Aperio were extremely positive," says Stephanie Hensler, Director, EAC OEM Sales for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. "Aperio is a product that customers have been looking for. It is a low-cost solution with online functionality."

"Ease of installation, plus the fact that it is a new device that does not require more software development, made Aperio a very interesting proposition for many potential customers," says Bob Hunt, Director of Technology at ASSA ABLOY USA, who made many of the product demonstrations at ISC West.

"It is a perfect example of how ASSA ABLOY listens and responds to customer needs," adds Hunt.