Aperio® wireless locks extend Axis access control to help an Italian innovator manage their changing environment

Aperio® open architecture made integration with the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller straightforward.

The customer

Company:

H-Farm (www.h-farm.com)

 

Location:

Treviso & Milan, Italy

 

Access control system: 

AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller

 

Aperio® devices installed, to date: 

  • 40 Aperio® Online H100 wireless door handles,
  • 6 Aperio® Online L100 wireless locks, 
  • 4 Aperio® Online E100 wireless escutcheons

 

Year of installation:

2018

The challenge

H-Farm S.p.A. is one of Italy’s most innovative companies, with a strong track record supporting entrepreneurship and creativity in the start-up sector. They focus on digital transformation, skills development, and new business models in education, training and beyond.

 

Key requirements for a new access control system at H-Farm included:

  • A solution to streamline access management for a large number of users at a growing portfolio of sites
  • Devices to extend an Axis system without adding complexity
  • A wireless system, to avoid running cables to all access points
  • The ability to manage a rapid turnover of site users, because H-Farm also organises or hosts almost 300 events per year
  • Devices to blend with the contemporary architecture of the €101m H-Campus development 
  • A system easy to retrofit, so day-to-day work at busy offices would not be disrupted by an intrusive installation process

Aperio® wireless access control hardware is solid, nice looking and perfectly fits our environment – solving our access problem.

- Alberto Aldrigo, H-Farm

The solution

H-Farm selected a combination of Aperio® handles, security locks and escutcheons to upgrade its Axis access control system. Aperio® battery-powered door devices are all wireless, so no cabling runs to H-Farm’s doors. Because Aperio® offers wide range of devices, H-Farm can choose the right wireless door lock for every application: the L100 lock protects doors with high security demands; robust H100 handles suit interior doors with high traffic. Aperio® is easy to install and enables H-Farm to quickly bring new buildings into the same access system as they expand to new locations.

 

The open architecture underpinning Aperio® devices’ design enabled easy online integration with their existing Axis system via PRYSM AppControl. Remote operation from a single, central software interface is seamless, which makes administering the system easy. One system makes it simple to issue and revoke access rights for any Aperio® door or user — essential for this dispersed business where staff and visitors are in constant flux.

The PRYSM AppControl software utilizes the integration Axis completed with Aperio® [...] and the AXIS A1001 door controller is based on open hardware which makes installing and configuring Aperio® wireless lock easy and seamless.

- Piergianni Marana, Key Account Manager at Axis