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Incedo is a universal ecosystem
combining software and hardware into
one agile environment. An environment
powered by data, connectivity and
seamless integration across secure,
connected access points and intelligent
identification technologies and across
the doors and spaces we use every day.
Further to the extraordinary shared
global experience of early 2020, ours will
continue to be an age of ceaseless and
evolving movement. Given that access
control is what makes the movement of
people safe and comfortable, our
systems must move with it. Every end
user who touches Incedo, even if they
never know it, will enjoy easier access
and more flexible security in their
everyday lives. We can advance, change,
evolve and move... Together.
Q: Clearly, the Incedo launch is a big
step for ASSA ABLOY Opening
Solutions EMEA. Can you explain how
the new system works?
Stephanie Ordan: Incedo is an
ecosystem based on a true platform.
This will be the place where the security
professional combines and manages all
of the electronic security devices and
systems within their building. It’s a
modular solution, making it flexible and
easily scalable in any direction.
The customer picks the most suitable
options from a growing range of Incedo-enabled
Integrators can upgrade technologies and systems quickly, in
turn minimising risk and meeting customers’ raised
expectations from modern technology
security and access control
hardware. Trusted, award-winning
ASSA ABLOY wireless digital locks and
wired ASSA ABLOY wall readers secure
interior and exterior doors. Also already
available, a choice of card and token
credentials actively assists end users to
enjoy safe and convenient access to (and
movement within) their premises.
Incedo mobile keys allow doors to be
opened securely with a smart phone.
Incedo’s system management options
(ie Lite, Plus and Cloud) run from entry
level up to cloud-based administration.
It’s possible to manage multiple sites and
third party integrations, including
CCTV, when these options become
available. Scale up and down, add or
remove hardware and credentials on
demand (or switch system management
options) all within a single environment.
Migration between Lite, Plus and Cloud
options is seamless in any direction,
ensuring flexibility and peace of mind.
Q: Can you tell us a little more about
what customers both existing and
those to follow should expect when
they decide to adopt Incedo Business
within their organisation?
Stephanie Ordan: Incedo makes
workflows more efficient for everyone,
from installers through to end users.
Facility managers enjoy more control
and flexibility than they ever imagined
possible. With Incedo Business, they’re
able to scale on demand.
System administrators can do more
within limited budgets: initiating,
cancelling or amending access profiles
and monitoring movement around a site
in real-time. There’s no need to re-train
because Incedo keeps adapting to
changing needs. Building users,
meanwhile, receive the individual access
times and entry permissions they need.
They move freely without
compromising the security of other
people or equipment.
Integrators can upgrade technologies
and systems quickly, in turn minimising
risk and meeting customers’ raised
expectations from modern technology.
Incedo’s open API makes customisation
straightforward. Installers no longer
wrestle with incompatible systems. Easy
interoperability is built into Incedo,
meaning no more delays or complexity.
The Incedo ecosystem embraces
connectivity by design. It’s not a
question of adding upgrades or
integrating functions as we go. Incedo
will soon incorporate software solutions
designed specifically for key verticals,
including education and healthcare.
This is an incredibly versatile new
platform which puts flexible, powerful
and future-proof security at the heart of
every building and business.