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It creates challenges when a mechanical locking system grows organically over the years: Managers at South Denmark’s Syrenparken mental health treatment facility no longer had a trustworthy overview of all their physical keys in circulation. Yet, to serve the people treated there, Syrenparken must store medicines and psychotropic drugs. However, it is critical that only trusted personnel gain access. On-site access control solution As part of a modernisation program, it was decided to upgrade on-site access control. One key aim was to replace old-fashioned keys, which can easily be lost, increasing the risk they fall into the wrong hands. Managers also wanted to make a working day more efficient for their trusted employees. They were each carrying three or four keys just to perform daily tasks in multiple areas of the site. Syrenparken installed the SMARTair wireless access control system from ASSA ABLOY to meet all their security needs Syrenparken installed the SMARTair wireless access control system from ASSA ABLOY to meet all their security needs. To date, 143 SMARTair wireless locking devices are fitted on resident bedrooms, as well as doors to offices, the medicine room and storage for patient records, plus other confidential areas. Staff and residents open doors with a standard, programmable MIFARE credential. SMARTair wireless access control system System reliability was a key factor in their choice of SMARTair, according to Henrik Jürs, Head of Syrenparken: "It is possible to put our access control system on a virtual server. Should a computer go down, we can put a new computer on and then we have access to it again. We trust the data security,” he emphasises. Another important parameter was flexibility in system management: SMARTair makes it easy to administrate who should have access to which areas, and when. Instead of a bundle of keys, each employee has a key-card encoded with access rights to the exact areas they need. Online, offline access management With SMARTair, it’s easy to combine online and offline access management within the same installation With SMARTair, it’s easy to combine online and offline access management within the same installation. At Syrenparken, 133 offline SMARTair escutcheons and 3 updaters, plus 8 offline SMARTair cabinet locks, work side-by-side within the same system as 10 SMARTair online escutcheons. If a key-card is lost, it's quick to disable it and activate a new one. There is no danger anyone unauthorised will enter controlled medicine rooms with a lost card as a result. Because managers no longer need to call a locksmith to replace the compromised escutcheon, SMARTair is also a cost-effective solution for Syrenparken. SMARTair deployment is ongoing at Syrenparken — and currently projected to reach a total of up to 200 doors.
Heavily used interior and exterior doors need an access solution that’s both robust and intelligent. The new SMARTair i-max Escutcheon from ASSA ABLOY ensures only authorised users pass through these 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.’ Wire-free installation This 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. Its 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. Proximity credential technologies The new escutcheon is battery powered and works with all standard proximity credential technologies 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 new i-max sacrifices none of its style in pursuit of functionality. The new 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 at a glance. 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. System management options 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. The i-max escutcheon also offers another way to open doors: the SMARTair Mobile App to open doors remotely and the SMARTair Openow mobile app. 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. So, users no longer need to waste time collecting or validating an access card to open doors locked with a new SMARTair i-max escutcheon. With Openow, if one has their phone, they are already carrying the keys.
If one has ever settled a bill for changing one’s office locks and thought if there were a better way. In fact, there is. Access control and digital keys are easier and more cost effective than one can imagine. While mechanical keys will keep a building secure, they lack the flexibility to adapt to one’s changing security needs. Standard physical keys are difficult to track without a key management system. Physical keys When a key goes missing, changing a standard mechanical lock or rekeying is time-consuming and often expensive Some types of key are quite straightforward to cut without permission. And when a key goes missing, changing a standard mechanical lock or rekeying is time-consuming and often expensive — 100€ or more every time. Yet the alternative — electronic access control — can seem daunting, over-technical and potentially expensive. But this need not be the case, if one chooses the right wireless access control system. The basics of digital locking Best wireless access control systems lets one choose the format to suit one’s business Everything begins with the credential — the digital key one’s building users will carry at all times. Credentials can be plastic smart cards, fobs, wristbands or even stored in a secure mobile phone app. The best wireless access control systems lets one choose the format to suit one’s business, and even to mix different types of credential in the same building. When one swaps keys for credentials, one brings enhanced flexibility to building security. Most importantly, if someone loses their credential, one can cancel it with a click. One would never rekey or change the locks again. Access control system for intrusion detection One can program and reprogram credentials and wireless door locks as many times as one likes Electronic access control is highly flexible. So, if some staff should have access everywhere, but others only through the main door, it is easy to program the system to allow just that. Plus, one can program and reprogram credentials and wireless door locks as many times as one like: employees leaving or joining the company create very little workload. If the worst happens and there’s an unexpected incident — unauthorised intrusion or theft — an access control system helps one handle it quickly and efficiently. Because everyone carries personalised credentials, the system software will tell one who went where and when. Yet another occasion when wireless access systems save time and money. Wireless locks for workplace security It takes only one day to switch a medium-sized office from mechanical lock-and-key security to digital credentials A modern, wireless system with digital door locks, programmable credentials and user-friendly software (to keep it all running) is easy, affordable and fast to install. It takes only one day to switch a medium-sized office from mechanical lock-and-key security to digital credentials. There’s no major cabling, no major adjustments around one’s existing doors and almost no noisy, dirty drilling. All over Europe — at offices and sports venues, schools and university dorms, co-working spaces and medical practices — SMARTair wireless locks have transformed workplace security. SMARTair management software SMARTair battery-powered cylinders, escutcheons, security locks and readers are fast to fit and can protect almost any door or access point, from boardrooms and storerooms to fire escapes and lifts. Little or no training is needed to use SMARTair’s management software: when one’s installer departs, hardware and software will be ready to go. One spends six months of one’s lives looking for lost things. Metal keys don’t have to be among them. SMARTair wireless security turns mechanical labours into key-free, happy workplaces.