Assa Abloy and Software House Enter Partnership

Assa Abloy, a provider of door opening solutions, and Software House , part of Tyco Security Products, announced that they have entered an integration partnership that will enable locks from Assa Abloy Group brands, Sargent and Corbin Russwin, to operate on a Software House security management platform.

Under the partnership, Sargent Profile Series and Passport 1000 Series, as well as Corbin locksets will integrate with the Software House security and event management system. This arrangement will allow facilities that use event management system to expand their online access control system by securing doors with wireless locksets from Sargent or Corbin Russwin.

"Assa Abloy is dedicated to providing solutions that address end-user security needs, including electronic locking platforms that operate off existing building management software systems," said Martin Huddart, VP of Electronic Technologies for Assa Abloy Americas. "Software House believes as we do in empowering the end user by providing easy-to-implement IP-based security technologies. This partnership enhances the ability of end-users to expand their access control systems from the perimeter door to the interior of the building."

"As the market continues to move in the direction of IP, we are steadfast in our commitment to provide our customers with pivotal IP technologies that will move their business forward," said Chuck Hutzler, VP of Product Management at Tyco Security Products, a business unit of Tyco International. "Joining forces with Assa Abloy through our 'Software House Connected' platform integration program will help us do just that. By working with Assa Abloy to integrate their wireless locks with utilizing SDK, we are able to further expand our IP technologies thereby giving customers more choices."

The Sargent and Corbin Russwin Wi-Fi-enabled locksets utilize open-standard 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi technology. This non-proprietary technology allows facilities to leverage their existing wireless network or simply build a network with standard off-the-shelf products. All four Wi-Fi locks are available in mortise lock, cylindrical lock, and exit device configurations.

Security and event management system transcends traditional access control through convergence and systems interoperability. It provides greater situational awareness by integrating core access control functionality with a wide variety of security and business applications.

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