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The new SMARTair Knob Cylinder: one small change has changed everything


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Style, intelligence and robustness come together in the new SMARTair Knob Cylinder from ASSA ABLOY. Part of the SMARTair access control system, this intelligent device with integrated RFID reader is now more resistant to attack. It comes in elegant, contemporary finishes and colours, upgrading aesthetics and functionality in equal measure. It quickly upgrades almost any existing regular door to an access-controlled door — without any drilling.

The new Knob Cylinder fits seamlessly and flexibly into a SMARTair system, providing advanced, user-friendly access management designed to make any workplace work better. If you need to monitor and control who goes where and when, you need the new SMARTair Knob Cylinder.

The Knob Cylinder is battery-powered and works with every SMARTair access management option, so you can choose between online (“real-time”), offline, update-on-card and standalone management — or combine more than one system at the same site with the same software interface.

Upgrading to the new Knob Cylinder is simple: just replace an existing mechanical cylinder with the new device. No complex installation or drilling stands between you and safe, reliable, flexible SMARTair access control. Glass, wooden or aluminium doors — Scandinavian, Euro and many other profiles — present no problem.

A modern, mobile solution

The Knob Cylinder works with all standard proximity technologies, including MIFARE, DESFire and iCLASS, and also offers another new way to open your doors — with the SMARTair Openow mobile app.

With Openow, users no longer carry separate credentials; just their smartphone with secure virtual keys stored inside. There’s no longer any need to collect or validate an access card to open authorised doors locked with the new Knob Cylinder. With Openow, if you have your phone, you are already carrying your keys.

Modern and mobile-ready, the SMARTair Knob Cylinder is built to make your building smarter. Its robust design, redefined aesthetics and easy installation are perfect for securing offices, business headquarters, conference and meeting rooms.

To download a free product guide and technical specifications for the new Knob Cylinder, visit:

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