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Genea Access Control System Integration with Assa Abloy Aperio Series
Genea Access Control System Integration with Assa Abloy Aperio Series

Learn how to integrate your Genea Access Control Application with Assa Abloy Aperio Locks

Ankita Chakraborty avatar
Written by Ankita Chakraborty
Updated over a week ago

The integration of Assa Abloy Aperio series locks with the Genea access control system delivers a dependable and scalable security solution for organizations. These wireless locks offer real-time monitoring, audit trails, centralized lockdown capabilities, and streamlined access control management. By consolidating various components into a single unit, the installation of these locks becomes more straightforward and cost-efficient. Additionally, these locks can be effortlessly upgraded in the future to meet evolving security needs.

Cutting-Edge Support for Your Security Needs

Currently, this integration boasts comprehensive support for a range of Aperio Series locks, with the AH30 Gen 3 and Gen 4 hubs as well as the AH40 Gen 4 and Gen 5 hubs via Mercury Access Controllers. This means that your access control infrastructure can now harness the power of these advanced Aperio locks, benefiting from their robust features and exceptional reliability.

Genea supported Aperio Hubs

Hub Model Number

Wireless Range

Connectivity with Mercury Panel

Number of locks per hub

AH40 Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5

Typical range of 25m depending on building

enviroments

IP (Ethernet)

64

AH30 Gen 3 & Gen 4

25 m

RS-485

8

Mercury panels supporting Aperio hubs

Mercury Controller

Max Number of Aperio RS485 Hubs (AH30 Gen 3 and Gen 4) per Controller Port*

Max Number of Aperio RS485 Hubs per Controller

Max Number of Aperio IP Hubs (AH40 Gen 4 and Gen 5) per Controller

LP1501

1

15

32

LP1502

1

15

32

LP2500

2

30

32

LP4502

2

30

32

Unparalleled Access Control Synergy

By uniting Assa Abloy Aperio wireless lock technology with Genea Access Control's intuitive and sophisticated platform, users can experience a new level of security and convenience. This synergy allows for real-time monitoring, centralized control, and seamless administration of access permissions, making it easier than ever to secure your premises effectively.

A Future-Ready Solution

As businesses and security needs continue to evolve, the Assa Abloy Aperio Series integration with Genea Access Control is not just a solution for today; it's a forward-looking investment. With support for the latest Aperio locks, it ensures that your access control system remains adaptable and ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Genea supported Aperio locks

Model

Application

KS100

Server Cabinet Lock

G100

Digital Glass Door Lock

IN100

Well-suited for use in healthcare, data centres, retail environments and tenant spaces.

K100

Cabinet Lock

R100

Surface Mounted Wireless Card Reader

E100

Popular choice for internal doors receiving medium to high traffic

DL100

Public Buildings & Facilities, Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Government & Military Facilities, Retail & Strip Malls, Multifamily & Mixed-Use

Please be aware that if you possess an Aperio lock that is not included in the list above, kindly utilize the "Other Locks" option within our application or reach out to Genea support for information regarding compatibility.

Pairing the Aperio locks with the Aperio Hub

To establish a connection between the Aperio locks and the Aperio Hub, begin by inserting the USB radio dongle into your PC. This dongle enables direct communication with the Aperio lock through the Communication Hub.

Utilize the Aperio Programming Application software to initiate the pairing process between the Aperio lock and the Aperio Hub.

Setting the IP address of the hub

After the lock and hub pairing process is finished, it will be necessary to set up and adjust the configurations for both the hub and lock. To configure the hub and the lock, you will require the Aperio programming application. Follow the steps outlined below for guidance. For more detailed instructions, please consult the manual available here.

  1. On the APA tool, right-click on the selected hub, select "Change IP Address"

  2. Enter the IP address of the hub that you would like to set. Click OK.

  3. Once done, the configuration will be set to the hub. And now the hub can be accessed with the new IP address.


Configuration of the Hubs

  1. On the APA tool, right-click on the selected hub ⟶ select configure...

3. To begin with, change the Security Mode

  • Tick the include check box, click on changes

  • Tick the checkbox switch to customer mode in device

    Click Next

4. Access Decision Timeout

  • Tick include check box and click on change button of the Lock Access Decision Timeout Section

  • Change the Lock Access Decision Timeout ⟶ 2 seconds

5. When you click "Next," it will lead you to the ACU settings.

  • Tick include check box and click on change button of ACU Settings Section

    • ACU Address ⟶ Mercury controller IP address.

    • ACU Port ⟶ 5000

    • Tick(select) Enable TLS

6. Status Report Interval

  • Tick include check box and click on change button of Status Report Interval

    • Status Report Interval ⟶ 5 minutes

7. Click on Apply to save the changes

Configuration of the Locks

  1. On the APA tool, right-click on the selected locks/sensor⟶ select configure...


  2. Now, present a credentials/show card to the lock.

  3. Set below configuration


  4. Apply the configuration & show the card to lock.

Connecting Aperio AH40 hub to the Mercury controller

The AH40 hub functions as an IP hub and needs to be linked to the identical network as your Mercury controller. The controller, in turn, establishes a connection to the Genea cloud through the internet. The Aperio locks are wirelessly connected to the AH40 hub.

Adding Aperio AH40 hub to the Genea application:

  1. To do so, go to the specific controller's details page where you intend to link the Aperio hub. Within the ports section, select the option to "Add Aperio Port".


  2. After adding the port, navigate to the interface section within the controller's details page, and then click on the "Add" button.


  3. Enter the hub details:

    1. Name of the hub

    2. Optional description

    3. Select the Manufacturer as 'Assa Abloy Aperio'

    4. Select the correct model number of the hub

    5. Select the controller

    6. Select teh Aperio port

    7. Enter the hub IP address.

  4. Click save.

  5. That adds the AH40 hub to Genea application.

Adding Aperio locks to the Genea application:

  1. To do so, from the "Hardware" menu click on "+Add" in the Door section. Add the door name and optional description. Click Save.

  2. Once the door is added, let's proceed to attach the lock to the door. Click on the "Attach" lock option.

  3. Enter the lock details
    a. Manufacturer : Assa ABloy Aperio Series

    b. Select the model number of the lock

    c. Select the controller

    d. Select the hub

    e. MAC ID of the lock

  4. Click Save.

Extended door access modes:

Extended modes are designed to work with various signals from locks, even if they do not precisely match the existing inputs in the system. It includes compatibility with devices like interior push buttons, deadbolt sensors, and more.

Different locks may support various extended modes, but not all locks will necessarily offer all of these options. Extended modes can enhance security and functionality. Here are some common extended modes that locks may support:

Extended Feature

Function

None

Normal Operation

Classroom

Two swipes (within 5 seconds) by the same card unlocks the door until the same action(Two swipes) locks it again.

Office

Press interior push button to unlock and relock.

Privacy

Pressing the interior push button locks the door and prevents the exterior lock from granting access. To unlock, press the interior push button again or leave the room.

Apartment

Use the interior push button to toggle between locked and unlocked states. When the door is locked, any valid token can open it. Remember to manually lock the door, as it will remain unlocked otherwise.

To set up an extended access mode:

  1. Go to the door detail page.

  2. Find the "Door Access" section and click on the "Edit" option within it.


  3. Scroll down until you reach the "Extended Door" section.

  4. Choose the desired extended access mode from the available options.

    1. Interior Push Button : Input to activate the extended mode by pressing the corresponding button.

    2. Long Press Time (in Seconds) : Enable long press of interior push button within a time duration of 0-15 seconds.

    3. Output : An additional output to be activated simultaneously with your door strike when the extended mode is triggered.

  5. Finally, save your settings by clicking the "Save" button.

This process allows you to configure and activate the preferred extended access mode for the specific door.

If you would like to learn more about this integration, please send inquiries to acsupport@getgenea.com.

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