Exhibiting alongside many of its integration and OEM customers, ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be using its presence at this year’s IFSEC to explain why open communication platforms are the way to win business and create long term partnerships.
As a Forbes top 100 innovative company ASSA ABLOY recognises the need to nurture technological development that is deliverable and accessible for all types of customer and end user application, which is why it’s a strong advocate for open communication platforms.
Across Europe approximately 70% of the OEM market has integrated one or more of ASSA ABLOY’s product lines. On a global level, in excess of 100 leading access control OEMs have integrated an ASSA ABLOY product or solution and this is, in part, thanks to its flexible approach to communication platforms.
Chris Bone, Vice President of Access Control Solutions, ASSA ABLOY EMEA, explains:
“As the Internet of things continues to gather pace, we see security as an integral part of this trend and crucial to the future and professionalisation of the industry. One of the biggest threats to the security industry is not the failure to recognise this but the inability to provide products that allow everyone access to the best in this field of technology.
“The myth that electromechanical locking and access control solutions are complicated and expensive is often because end users and OEMs are unaware of the flexibility provided by open communications systems.
“Unlike proprietary software, open platforms allow customers with existing access control or security systems to extend and upgrade without the need for a complete replacement. This ‘plug and play’ approach is not only more cost effective but also easier to install and manage. Integrating seamlessly into existing systems, including CCTV and key management, open communications allow access and security throughout a building to adapt with the building’s growth and changing use.
“For OEMS and system integrators we see this as a real benefit for their customers, saving time on the installation and providing more flexibility for building owners.”
In addition to the Integration Zone, products from ASSA ABLOY, Abloy, Mul-T-Lock, Traka and Yale will also be on display during the IFSEC exhibition.
For more information, please visit stand D1700 in Hall S17 at IFSEC 2015, taking place 16 – 18th June at Excel, London or visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/IFSEC2015