Cardax FT Integrate with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio™ Wireless Technology

ASSA ABLOY is pleased to announce its collaboration with Gallagher Security Management Systems to integrate ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio Technology with Gallagher’s Cardax FT security platform. Gallagher will support the Aperio technology in their Cardax FT system for integrated access control and intruder alarm monitoring and management.

The Aperio technology was developed to complement existing electronic access control systems, providing end users with a simple, intelligent way to upgrade the controllability and security level of their premises. The new technology integrates mechanical and electronic systems, providing a world first, simple, intelligent way to upgrade the controllability and security level of buildings and facilities. 

The Aperio technology allows for security and IT managers to conveniently and cost effectively increase the number of doors that can be monitored. With this new technology, ASSA ABLOY demonstrates its market leadership in high technology, intelligent door solutions by bridging the gap between mechanical and electronic security solutions.

“We are very proud to announce that Gallagher has interfaced Aperio wireless technology with their Cardax FT system. This collaboration is a significant step towards our objective to radically expand the online access control market with our Aperio technology,” ASSA ABLOY’s Business Manager of Electronic Access Control, Michael Söderberg said.

The integrated Aperio / Cardax FT solution was displayed at this year’s ASIAL Security Show 26-28 August in Sydney.

“The open system architecture of Cardax FT makes it the ideal platform to support Aperio technology. We see large potential for customers to create significant security management efficiencies by deploying the Cardax FT / Aperio integration”, said Trish Thompson, Manager - Third Party Products, of Gallagher Security Management Systems. “Through our cooperation with ASSA ABLOY, the range of integrations with Cardax FT continues to expand. The Aperio integration enables the option of electronically monitoring and controlling doors we would not typically address”.

Gallagher Security Management Systems is leading the way being the first manufacturer in the Asia-Pacific Region to announce the integration of Aperio technology. They join an expanding group of other leading manufacturers emerging in significant markets throughout Europe and USA.

About Aperio
The heart of Aperio is a short distance wireless communication protocol combined with RFID reader capabilities and a locking mechanism. It is designed to serve as the link between an online electronic access system and a mechanical lock.

The name Aperio comes from Latin meaning to uncover, make accessible, unclose or open.

Aperio is easily integrated with electronic access control systems, through a standard RS485 interface.  Any number of existing doors can be equipped with Aperio-enabled locks, and at a cost level far below installing hard wired electronic access control doors everywhere.

The open architecture gives a standardized way of connecting, with standardized interface, resulting in a future safe installation not being trapped into proprietary solutions.

The Aperio technology is designed for future security demands, e.g. it uses AES encryption via a wireless connection. The technology is fully compatible with RFID technologies, which means that the users do not need to change existing cards.

Expanding an electronic access system with Aperio is cost-effective and adds to the benefit of investments already made. No doors and no locking systems need to be exchanged, only upgraded with Aperio enabled products.

Media contact ASSA ABLOY Australia:
Nick Penny, Marketing Communications Manager, ASSA ABLOY Australia
Phone: +61 3 8574 3673, Email:

Gallagher designs, manufactures and markets its core Cardax FT access control and intruder alarms systems and PowerFence™ perimeter security solutions worldwide. Gallagher has a reputation for supplying state-of-the-art, reliable security solutions to address the most significant issues facing organisations large and small:

  • Security and risk management
  • Personnel workflow
  • Business continuity.

Drawing on our competencies of security knowledge and expertise, secure data management and systems integration, our offering is expanding.  We are moving towards a suite of systems that can be fully integrated and securely managed through allocated privileges to authorised users. 

We pride ourselves in our agility and dedication to delivering innovative and imaginative security solutions. Our goal is to deliver outstanding quality and deliver on customer expectations.

Professional Services

Gallagher is able to provide a range of professional services including:

  • Business requirements analysis
  • Interfacing / integration services
  • Customization services
  • Project management - typically for large, global customers

Media contact, Gallagher Security Management Systems:
Natalie Ward,  Brand Manager, Cardax –
Phone: +64 7 838 9800