Assa Abloy teams with Digital Horizon
ATLANTA--IP access control maker Digital Horizon Solutions announced on the show floor an integration with Assa AbloyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new Profile Series V.S2 standalone WiFi-controlled lock, creating a wireless networked access controlled solution.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the first company thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interfacing with it,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Mohsen Hekmatyar, vice president of sales at DHS. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a few applications where weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited about this opportunity. It opens a lot of different markets for us.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He said the education vertical, for example, makes a lot of sense, where they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to send cable out to all the doors, or an older residence where new cabling might ruin the character of a house.
Hekmatyar said the lock technology was Ã¢â‚¬Å“relatively easyÃ¢â‚¬Â to integrate with and he thought it would be fairly easy to combine the Assa and DHS training programs to get both integrator channels familiar with each othersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ products.
Stanley Security Solutions released a similar wireless solution, the Wi-Q, here on the show floor (see our insert, Ã¢â‚¬Å“2008 Access Control and Biometrics Source Book,Ã¢â‚¬Â for more on new wireless locks). The two products differ essentially in the way they approach WiFi. Assa uses the standard 802.11, Stanley uses a proprietary brand.