The next generation of biomedical research, secured by Aperio® access control

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

The customer


Biomedical Center Pilsen  (www.


Location :

Pilsen,  Czech Republic


Aperio® Partner :



Access Control System:

Dominus Millennium


Aperio® devices installed: 

Around 100 Aperio® E100 and  E100 Premium escutcheons


RFID technology:


The challenge

The Faculty of Medicine – part of Charles University, Pilsen – carries out specialist biomedical re-search 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. 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, flexible,  wireless door opening solution
  • The site will admit doctors, students,university teaching staff with different levels of access authority, which would be time-con-suming to administer under an old-fashioned mechanical master-key system
  • The access control system must secure an area of 4,125 square metres, incorporating laborato-ries, offices, and other workspaces

The solution

ASSA ABLOY partnered with Abbas to  installAperio® wireless lock technology.  The  facility’s new doors are fitted with 100  Aperio® E100 and E100 Premium  escutcheons, as well as EL160 high security lock cases 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 metres.


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 authorisations online and in real time.Aperio® is fully flexible. 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 wiring doors.

Our new institute focused on research and development was searching for an access control sys-tem solution, which would underpin our philosophy focused on future and modern technologies. At the same time we did not want to lower our requirements for very high security. Aperio® from ASSA ABLOY provided modern solution and high level of security for a reasonable price.

Roman Paveza, Head of Centre of Information Technologies