HafenCity University in Hamburg is protected by Aperio from ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY Component: Offline electronic cylinder Aperio Challenge: HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) offers courses of study and research in fields such as architecture, civil engineering, geomatics, City planning, and urban design. The spectacular new construction of HCU is located on the southern bank of the Grasbrook in one of the most important urban development locations in the new HafenCity. Solution: In order to increase transparency and to minimise management costs, HCU installed an innovative electronic access control system from SIEMENS. Aperio® components are an essential part of the system: Around 500 offline electronic cylinders are integrated in the system. In combination with online readers/doors, additional doors can be equipped with Aperio®offline cylinders – and all access entitlements are saved via online access control system to RFID authorisations.