Aiphone branches offerings out into access control

Aiphone new offering - access control

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Customers will now be able to purchase a range of scalable access control products through Aiphone, a provider of intercom and communication solutions.

The company has stated that its latest AC Series is a comprehensive suite of access control solutions that complement its existing communication solutions. This new range includes various products such as system management software, proximity readers, over-door controllers, credentials and remote hosting capability.

A new area for Aiphone

“The addition of the AC Series is a natural fit for Aiphone,” said Brad Kamcheff, Marketing Manager for Aiphone Corp. “It’s an access system built to solve problems with creative hardware and software solutions, just like our intercoms. We are often asked to recommend an access control line to integrate with our intercom systems. Now, when we get asked this question, we will be able to offer a system backed with the quality and integration of the Aiphone brand: the AC Series.”

According to Aiphone, the AC series is also compliant with a variety of code and regulatory standards such as UL Listing and NDAA and TAA.

The AC Series:

  • Readers and credentials – the AC Series proximity readers have a four to six-inch read range and can be mounted on a mullion or 1-gang box. They feature 125kHZ technology and can be used both indoor and outdoor
  • The products are focused on an installer centric design using solid state components that are easy to install, difficult to break and simplify many aspects of installation. Various components feature built-in lock power, fully configurable inputs and outputs, short protections, overvoltage protections, maintenance free real-time clock and LCD screen for easy troubleshooting
  • Management software – the AC Nio software is a modern, secure and customizable access control interface. It is easy to use, yet still has powerful options such as a dashboard home page, scripting engine and trigger system, customized notification rules, ad-hoc schedules, automatic US and Canadian holidays, DSC intrusion integration, various reporting functions and flexible administrator permissions
  • In addition, Aiphone is offering several starter kit packages and add-on accessories as part of its AC Series. Customers can choose from two-door packages that come complete with a wall mounted enclosure, door master controller and power supply. Another starter kit is also available for elevator control

SJA opinion

The new AC Series from Aiphone is a significant move for the company, which is now moving into the access control space. Having been an established supplier of intercom and communication products, the company will now be able to provide its customers with a much wider range, to ensure the security of facilities including schools, offices, healthcare facilities, multi-tenant buildings and industrial plants, as well as many more.

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