Aperio® brings cost-effective access control to critical medical infrastructure

Aintree University Hospital is a major teaching hospital and health provider in North Merseyside, England, providing acute medical care to around 330,000 local residents.

The customer

Company:

Aintree University Hospital
Location:

Liverpool, UK
Aperio system integrator: 

Grantfen & Inner Range 

 

Aperio devices installed:

Approx. 200 Aperio Online escutcheons
Year of installation:

2013-16

The challenge

Track record


As part of a £35 million refurbishment of A&E and other urgent care services, the hospital trust sought an upgrade to its access control system. They wanted access technology with a proven track record in the healthcare sector.
Close cooperation with existing security providers, Grantfen and Inner Range, would crucial for the project’s success.

 

Key requirements included

 
flexible, scalable access control to streamline operations, extending public access while maintaining restrictions to sensitive areasa wire-free system so installation would not disrupt day-to-day work at the hospitalintegration between hardware from multiple suppliersa solution that could be installed cost-effectively

The solution

Open architecture


ASSA ABLOY partnered with Grantfen and Inner Range to deliver a unified platform, which combined the Integriti access control system with Aperio battery-powered escutcheons. Because Aperio is built on open architecture, integration is seamless.
Aperio offered a straightforward alternative to a complicated wired solution, without any need to modify the doors.

 

Cost savings

 
Aperio saves the hospital money when operational. Wired locks are powered by an always-on mains electricity supply. Aperio locks, on the other hand, only “wake up” when activated by a user credential.
And because Aperio components are powered by standard batteries, maintenance is easy: a simple battery replacement after 2 years approximately.

Aperio escutcheons proved to be the most cost-effective and easy-to-install security solution for the hospital.

- Sue McIntyre, General Manager, Grantfen!