The next generation of biomedical research, secured by Aperio technology


The Biomedical Center Pilsen turned to ASSA ABLOY to secure its research and teaching facility.


Biomedical Center Pilsen is a scientific and medical research center located in Pilsen, South Bohemia, Czech Republic. The Faculty of Medicine – part of Charles University, Pilsen – carries out specialist biomedical research in the field of organ regeneration and replacement. The faculty’s new Biomedical Center is scheduled to open in 2015, and will contribute to research in this area as well as boost science education across the South Bohemia region. ASSA ABLOY Aperio partnered with Abbas to complete the project. 


The new facility needs the highest standards of security to protect valuable biological material stored inside, and to ensure the safety of its users, scheduled to be 95 staff plus a shifting roster of students. The Faculty demanded a modern and flexible wireless door opening solution that can admit doctors, students, and university teaching staff with different levels of access authority, which would be time-consuming to administer under an old-fashioned mechanical master-key system. The access control system must secure an area of 4,125 square meters, incorporating laboratories, offices, and other workspaces.


ASSA ABLOY partnered with Abbas to install Aperio wireless lock technology throughout the facility. The facility’s new doors are fitted with 100 Aperio E100 and E100 Premium escutcheons, as well as EL160 electric strikes from ASSA ABLOY. The wireless doors are connected via 1-to-8 Hubs, which allow up to 8 different devices to communicate with the access control system from the same hub within a transmission range of 15 to 25 meters.

Doctors, students, researchers and teaching staff will open doors using a programmable smart card equipped with MIFARE RFID technology. The facilities manager can update room access authorizations online and in real time. Aperio is fully flexible and should the facility be enlarged – or Charles University wishes to extend smart card-based door opening to other parts of the campus – this can easily be achieved with Aperio without rewiring doors.