Liverpool University Selects Assa Abloy Aperio

Liverpool, Merseyside (UK) - Liverpool University has chosen to install around 1000 of Assa Abloy's Aperio offline escutcheons with Mifare RFID technology for its Vine Court sustainable accommodation programme.

Vine Court, a BREEAM excellent project on Chatham Street, forms part of the University of Liverpool's extensive sustainable accommodation programme. Comprising shops, a 250-seat restaurant and 749 en-suite bedrooms, the Vine Court residences benefit from rainwater harvesting, solar thermal water heating and low energy lighting and heating systems.

As a new build establishment, high quality security incorporating smart technology was specified to enable a wire-free deployment, without the need to modify the doors.

Aperio appealed because of its innovative design and ability to work as an integral part of the wider AGS installed security solution -which can encompass hard wired, wireless and fire free access control.  "Aperio smart technology was chosen to enable wireless links to the existing access control system, without any need to modify the doors." said Darren Clark, Senior Projects Manager at the University of Liverpool.

In phase one, around 1,000 Aperio escutcheons with Mifare RFID technology have been installed as it looks like any other door handle and hence does not conflict with the aesthetics of the brand new building.

The Aperio offline locking solution allows free egress via the lock handle when required and the use of the clients preferred Mifare credentials. It was an important additional requirement that the system could be migrated to Desfire at a later time – without changing door hardware. The University of Liverpool can also migrate to Aperio wireless online should they need to take advantage of real time audits and instant updates of access restrictions through the existing access control system.


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