Access Control

Platform extension

by Mark Rowe

Abloy UK has launched Incedo Offline, an extension to the Incedo platform that allows access to be managed in real-time and offline at the same premises. It’s aimed at areas such as entrances, labs and server rooms.

The security product company says this platform now allows users to secure almost any opening with either an offline autonomous electronic lock or in real-time via online devices.

Firstly, the user selects the access control hardware required across single or multiple buildings or sites, and then chooses between cloud or local management. Areas such as doors, cabinets, gates, server racks and more can be secured with the manufacturer’s Aperio wireless devices, wired readers or PULSE smart key-operated, energy-harvesting locks.

Building users are issued with a credential – for example a mobile key on a smartphone, battery-free smart key, or smart-card – which allows access to authorised areas. For example, any user’s smart key can be programmed to unlock online Aperio wireless cylinders and autonomous PULSE cylinders.

The system can be administered via an internet connection, and as for installation there’s regular automatic software updates.

Jason Boyce, Commercial Product Manager-EAC at Abloy UK, says: “We have seen the landscape of access control change extensively in recent times, with businesses facing challenges such as hybrid working, the need for more efficient use of space, and low energy solutions. With this comes the requirement for access control, which is agile, scalable, and future-proof. The Incedo access control solution ticks all the boxes – with its vast range of digital locks and programmable credentials, it offers the flexibility to grow and adapt to meet evolving needs.

“Incedo Offline adds another string to our bow, with high functionality offline autonomous devices offering a cost-effective solution with faster installation, and no need for network cables or wireless hubs.”


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