Case studies

SMARTair™ wireless access control protects Tatra National Park facilities

Park management needed an affordable solution to stop unauthorised use, and installed SMARTair™ At a Slovakian campsite in the Tatra National Park, unauthorised access was causing problems, including vandalism and its associated financial burden. Throughout the busy season, park campground facilities were being used frequently by day-trippers, when they were intended for registered campsite guests only. This heightened the risk of theft and damage, as well as increasing...

SMARTair access control solves Durham and Teeside universities' key management problems

SMARTair provides flexible access control using smartcards instead of mechanical keys Rialto Court is a block of contemporary apartments for students attending Durham University and Teesside University in Middlesbrough. When management company Mezzino took ownership of the property, each apartment was secured using a master-key system. However, the rapid turnover of tenants, together with a need for scheduled cleaning and summer shutdown periods, meant keys were becoming diff...

TESA wireless SMARTair access control system upgrades security system at Brisbane Boys College in Australia

SMARTair™ is a self-contained access control system that meets the needs of educational premises When one of Australia's most prestigious schools needed to upgrade to 21st-century security, it turned to a wireless SMARTair™ access control system. Nearly 100 doors in the school's new annex are now protected by electronic escutcheons and wall readers, which staff and students open with programmable smartcards. Wireless security system SMARTair™ is a self-con...

SMARTair wireless access control secures Frankfurt’s Tower 185 skyscraper

The SMARTair™ electronic accesscontrol solution replaced Tower 185'sproblematic mechanical locking system A recent 200-metre addition to Frankfurt’s skyline, Tower 185 incorporates several advanced environmental elements in its design. The original plans specified that the entire building should be equipped with a mechanical locking system. However, with repeated key loss, the management company decided to install a more flexible, user-friendly solution suited to s...

Tesa’s SMARTair access control system deployed at CUNEF

With SMARTair™, CUNEF facility managers can access rights down to the level of the individual user Access control challenges at CUNEF will be familiar to many educational institutions: how to keep the university site secure, yet still provide flexible, user-friendly access to an ever-shifting roster of staff, students and visitors? For glass doors, emergency doors, teaching rooms and private offices, TESA's SMARTair™ did the job—and without any need for e...

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Download: Securing student accommodation for the next generation

Students consider many factors when choosing where to study and to live. Undoubtedly, they are increasingly aware of their security needs.  Halls of residence that work in tandem with modern lifestyle technologies are attractive to this new generation of students. Simply installing some basic PIN-pads at communal entrances, with no intelligent access control back-up, is little better than a wide open door. The real key is electronic access control. This white paper from ASSA ABLOY&nb...

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Wireless access control sees major growth in 2016

The shift from wired to wireless access control was expected to gather pace in 2016—and that has happened. This year we at Assa Abloy surveyed a large cross-section of security professionals, seeking their insight into the changing market. Comparing our data with research we did in 2014 showed a clear trend towards wireless access control.   Wireless access data Our 2014 survey found 23% of commercial properties using a wireless or hybrid wired/wireless access control s...

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Wireless access control moves closer to mainstream adoption, with more potential waiting to be tapped

Everything about wireless access control makes life easier for those who install and operate it A lot of market data crosses my desk at ASSA ABLOY. Sometimes it can be hard to spot patterns or pick out the trends. But not always. Some recent access control market research we commissioned pointed in one direction. Our conclusion? Slowly but surely, access control is becoming a wireless technology As the global leader in door opening solutions, we are able to survey a large,...