New SMARTair i-max Escutcheon from ASSA ABLOY ensures only authorised users pass through doors, via a range of credentials including virtual keys stored on a smartphone. Fast, wire-free installation makes it easy to implement or extend a SMARTair access control system in any building.

This new wireless escutcheon with an inbuilt RFID reader and Bluetooth compatibility handles the punishment of high-traffic, frequent-use doors. It meets standard EN 1906 Category of use: Grade 4 for robustness — the highest level, recommended for doors which are subject to frequent violent use.

Hard-wearing, resistant build quality makes the SMARTair escutcheon ideal for busy doors at education establishments like universities and schools; healthcare sites including hospitals and nursing homes; offices and co-working spaces; apartment complexes and multifamily residences; and public institutions like government buildings, sports centres, and libraries.

Robust design, redefined aesthetics and wire-free installation are perfect for these high-traffic environments — facilities with busy students and teachers, or doctors, nurses, visitors, and subcontractors always on the move. The SMARTair i-max escutcheon is also available with an antibacterial coating, for healthcare and other sterile settings.

The new escutcheon is battery-powered and works with all standard proximity credential technologies, including MIFARE, DESFire, and iCLASS. An optional integrated PINpad provides the opportunity to add another layer of security with multi-factor authentication. One can specify individual doors to open with PIN verification or credential verification — or to require both.

The i-max escutcheon comes in a variety of contemporary finishes and handles options, with up to 16 different combinations. A multi-coloured LED gives visual warning signals. This new SMARTair escutcheon fits glass, wooden, or aluminium doors — including fire and emergency exit doors — and is available for Scandinavian, Euro, Finnish, and Australasian door profiles.

The new escutcheon is compatible with all SMARTair system management options: Standalone, for basic access control functionality; Update on Card; Openow and Pro Wireless Online, for real-time management of every door and system user. With Openow, users no longer carry a separate card or fob credentials. Instead, their smartphone stores secure virtual keys which can be issued, amended, or cancelled at any time.