ASSA ABLOY Showcases Range of Energy Efficient PoE Locks at ISC West 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 15, 2015 — Recognizing the growing demand for Power over Ethernet (PoE)-enabled electronic access control, ASSA ABLOY offers a broad range of PoE solutions that ensure seamless integration with a facility’s existing IT systems and the highest level of security.

PoE locks utilize a building’s existing IT infrastructure by delivering power and data through standard Ethernet cable. By using the existing Local Area Network (LAN), the need for additional power supplies or electrical wiring is eliminated, streamlining the installation process, reducing costs and allowing facilities to expand their access control network easily and affordably.

PoE locks further reduce hardware and labor costs by integrating a number of access control system components right into the lock. Corbin Russwin 800IP1 and SARGENT Passport 1000 P1 are two examples of PoE solutions from ASSA ABLOY Group brands that both provide integration of all standard access control components, including ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 hardware, contactless reader, door status monitor and controller into a single device.

PoE locks also reduce power consumption, requiring less power to operate, and use minimal standby power. By integrating several discrete access control components into a single device, fewer natural resources are required for manufacturing and distribution. The range of PoE locks available from ASSA ABLOY Group brands offers compatibility with a wide variety of leading access control platforms, for easy integration into existing systems

“Not all PoE solutions are created equal, and it’s important to distinguish between a true PoE and a PoE-compatible installation,” noted Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management – EAC, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “ASSA ABLOY offers true, native PoE solutions, as well as a variety of PoE-friendly solutions to ensure that we can help customers achieve the benefits of PoE at as many openings as possible.”

A PoE-friendly device, such as the HES 8500 Series electric strike, has a current draw of less than 350 milliamps (mA) at 12VDC (4W) per device. When used in conjunction with a reader, both components can be powered by a single-door PoE controller. This reduces overall power requirements and the number of traditional power supplies required. 


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Founded in the early 1800’s, SARGENT is a market leader in locksets, cylinders, door closers, exit devices, electro-mechanical products and access control systems for new construction, renovation and replacement applications. The company's customer base includes commercial construction, institutional, and industrial markets. Included in SARGENT’s product offerings are windstorm certified locks and exit devices, hardwired and wireless access control devices, decorative levers and a patented and high security key systems. Visit our website for bored lock, mortise lock, exit device and key system product specifications,