Compare SALTOGEO with XS4 E-cylinder  (2)

 
Lock Type
Electric Locks
Electric Locks
Electric Release Type
--
Mortice Release
Mount Type
--
Mortice Mount

Related Videos

Wisenet 7 - 7 Concerns and 7 Solutions of Cybersecurity

Nedap Security ON AIR - Episode 2 - Implementing centralised access control

Nedap introduces AEOS counting solution

Latest Electronic locking device case studies

Going keyless on campus at Westminster with SALTO's Virtual Network System
Going keyless on campus at Westminster with SALTO's Virtual Network System

City of Westminster College in the heart of London is well into an ambitious programme of redevelopment and refurbishment that will see their education and training supported by state-of-the-art facilities. The College offers around 250 full and part-time courses to over 7,000 students each year so to make the new building a success much though had to be given to the design and implementation of a robust security plan that would allow for free flow of traffic throughout the building while safely and securely controlling who could access what, where and when. To achieve the aim of creating an almost totally keyless environment for the Paddington Green site, the access control system selected was the SALTO Virtual Network System (SVN). The SALTO system was selected because of its unique ability to distribute card holder and system information to access controlled doors that are not cabled to any controller, which is made possible by using the card to upload and download information between on-line and off-line door. Of the 264 access controlled doors in the new building only 21 are on-line, negating the need for power and containment at each door. This makes for a system that is not only effective but also considerably reduces the cost of ownership per door when compared with standard on-line systems. Management of students, staff and visitors is crucial for the College and this would be the key application for the new access control system. To achieve it the College's vision is to have a true multi-application smart card environment totally removing the need for traditional keys, where as required cards can be enabled for photo ID, cashless vending, canteen, library, on demand printing, use of lockers and more. To accomplish this, a highly secure and flexible access control system has been designed using off-line XS4 E9450 handle sets and locks and a mix of on-line WRM9000 wall reader units utilising the power of the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN). This system allows the XS4 units to read, receive and write information via the College's student and staff ID cards. Since most access related information is kept encrypted on these cards, the wall readers are able to update and receive information from the cards at any time. So not only is the system easy to use, but its clever functionality also provides 90% of the benefits of a fully on line access control system at the cost of a stand alone system. The ‘smart' ID cards build up 'on-card' audit trails through normal use giving the College complete control over access and enabling the movement of students, staff and visitors to be tracked through both the off-line and on-line parts of the system if required. This enables a complete access profile of each individual to be established and updated as necessary at the up date wall readers.    Thanks to SALTO SVN system 64,000 users and doors can be managed in a single system if required   It can also programme keys to allow access to specific rooms or areas within the College for selected periods only, with the doors auto locking at pre-specified times as required. And if key security is breached due to the loss of a key card, it can be instantly deleted from the system without the need or cost of rekeying or changing locks - saving the College time and money. City of Westminster College is a very forward thinking environment and with the incorporation of the latest access control technology into their new campus facilities they have taken the necessary steps to ensure they will be able to achieve far reaching and long lasting control over their security requirements. Key operational benefits met by the technology include a more flexible and reliable system for a lower total cost of ownership, the benefits of an almost totally keyless environment and thanks to its SALTO SVN system, the ability to manage up to 1,000,000 users and 64,000 doors in a single system if required, making the college a secure and accessible environment for all its users.

SALTO’s access control system chosen to protect St Paul’s College in Sydney
SALTO’s access control system chosen to protect St Paul’s College in Sydney

SALTO GEO (Global Electronic Opening) cylinder was selected to be installed at the college The customer St Paul's College in Sydney, Australia, is an all-male Anglican residential college and affiliated with the University of Sydney. Founded in 1856, it is Australia's oldest university college and has nearly 200 residents, of whom about 150 are undergraduates; with the remainder being graduates undertaking further study or holding university positions. The college has a substantial tutorial program and uses the principle of peer tutoring, a development of the idea of ‘peer assisted study’. Nearly all tutors are students in college, and most of them are undergraduates, at most a year or two further advanced than their class. As a result university work is drawn to the centre of college life, and teaching and intellectual leadership is part of the mainstream conversation. The organisation of the tutorial system is largely in the hands of students, under the supervision of the Senior Tutor. Social networking is also used by the students to supplement teaching. Background The buildings at St Paul's College date from the late 1850’s up through to those constructed in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1990’s. There had been many changes to the locking installations over the years meaning the college had ongoing problems with students loosing keys giving them the expense of having to replace locks and keys on a regular basis. This meant that security could have the potential to be compromised at times, making it difficult to ensure the safety of students and their assets. After all, a College or residence building can be a tempting target for opportunistic thieves as many students, besides money and credit cards, can often have a variety of expensive electronic equipment with them including laptop computers, mobile phones, iPods and so on. Recognising that effective protection against such risks would require an extensive overhaul of their security equipment and procedures, the College decided the answer was to remove mechanical cylinders and keys from their buildings and replace them with a modern electronic access control system. Choosing a solution “When I first met David Rees of SALTO Systems at a conference I told him about our challenge of wanting to upgrade security but that we needed something suitable for our heritage doors dating from 1858. At that time his response was “I can’t help yet, but we are about to launch a product that is exactly what you want,” says Derek Watt, Executive Manager at St Paul’s College in Sydney. “That product was the SALTO GEO (Global Electronic Opening) cylinder,” comments David Rees, Managing Director SALTO Systems Australia Pty Ltd. The mechanical cylinders across the College site were replaced with SALTO’s GEO RIM cylinders “Derek explained to me that the mechanical lock installation within the College was not providing the level of protection or security required to manage the access movement of the students. To achieve this a more robust product was required, one which would not only offer a greater degree of physical protection but also provide a full complement of modern access control benefits including smart fob operation, audit trail information, flexible calendars, auto locking and unlocking and so on. Given the fact that the College was designed by one of Australia’s most well-known architects, Edmund Blackett, who also designed one of the major cathedrals in Sydney and the University of Sydney, this heritage aspect also created special demands for the installation of the access control system needed to provide control over entry to and movement within the College.” SALTO GEO proved the ideal solution as it has been specially designed and developed for use with doors where normal escutcheons cannot be fitted or are not allowed i.e. on certain types of fire doors, some multipoint locking systems or, as in this case, antique doors in historic or listed buildings. GEO locks can be fully integrated with the full SALTO platform, and are a versatile, cost effective solution. They incorporate SALTO’s patented Data-On-Card SVN (SALTO Virtual Network) which can manage many thousands or even millions of individual doors and users if necessary. This allows the stand-alone cylinders and locks to upload, store and download the latest access information as people use their RFID fobs around the College. The cancelled fob list can be updated, key fobs can be cancelled and audit trail reports can be downloaded in both wire free or wireless environments depending on the locks selected. All of which gives the College additional security and operating benefits compared to standard locking systems. Deployment With a decision made and a contract awarded, SALTO partner W. F. O’Brien Pty Ltd, one of Sydney's leading door and access control specialists, began the job of removing the 200 plus mechanical cylinders from across the College site and replacing them with GEO RIM cylinders, which are designed to fit most doors that are equipped with surface mounted lock cases. Chris Drake of W. F. O’Brien’s  says “David Rees and I had looked carefully at the layout of the College and noted the position and condition of the various doors to make sure we fully understood what the customer wanted, and then planned the rolling replacement of the locks in a structured manner. "Now the College operates an easy to use, proven, future proof access control security solution that provides 24/7 critical security protection" Installation was straightforward, with no unforeseen surprises that can sometimes occur when working with older doors and properties. Now the College operates an easy to use, proven, future proof access control security solution that provides 24/7 critical security protection. The end result is a solution that the customer loves, the students find easy to use and that the heritage architect is very happy with.” Results and development potential Due to the installation of their SALTO GEO system, St Paul’s College in Sydney now has a reliable and effective solution for ensuring security across its campus. Derek Watt, Executive Manager at St Paul’s College in Sydney concludes “If you want to keep ahead of the game, you need to be doing innovative things – especially from the security point of view. With the technology we have now, we are both more discreet and more secure. It has so far proven robust in the hands of young men aged between 18-23 and our housekeeping staff now have individual key fobs coded for access limited by both area of the College and time of day. Overall we’re very pleased with the efficiency of the SALTO product. It has maintained the aesthetic integrity of our heritage doors while giving us the control we wanted, with the added flexibility to easily grow to meet any additional future security requirements we may have.”

SALTO campus access control delivers security for Pioneer School in Basildon, Essex
SALTO campus access control delivers security for Pioneer School in Basildon, Essex

Pioneer School in Basildon, Essex, is a specialist school aimed at providing pupils with severe learning and physical disabilities with a range of facilities that will enable them to prepare for independence in adult life. Formerly two separate special needs schools – Elmbrook School and Moat House School – the schools amalgamated to form Pioneer School based on the existing two campuses of Elmbrook and Moat House. The school then moved to new, purpose built premises on its current site and Pioneer became an academy in June 2012 School security is probably one of the most sensitive issues facing today’s head teachers and trustees. Given the disabilities of the students at the school, the aim was to provide an environment that gave the school the required level of security and staff control, without unnecessary restriction of movement for students within the building. To achieve this SALTO Certificated Partner Allgood plc provided a truly integrated package of access control, ironmongery, automated doors and CCTV. For the access control element of the security package SALTO XS4 stand-alone escutcheons were selected fitted with Allgood’s own FSB lever handle range. Michael Spoors, Regional Sales Director of Allgood plc, said “Included within the package was a special system for children with severe physical disabilities. RFID fobs were supplied which students could wear or carry that would automatically open the SALTO XS4 controlled doors on movement around the school, providing pupils with the freedom to proceed around the school unassisted, an important step in their development. The result is a facility where the integrated security package supplied provides the school with the control needed to manage the circulation of students around the building safely.” Rex Palmer, SALTO Systems Area Sales Manager, says “Working in consultation with Allgood and the school we have provided a secure and highly flexible access control system to meet all of their security needs. The XS4 solution is a state-of-the-art electronic lock system that programmes keycards or fobs to allow access to specific areas or class rooms with the doors auto locking at pre-specified times if required. And if key security is breached due to the loss or theft of a keycard or fob, it can be instantly deleted from the system without the need or cost of changing any locks – saving the school time and money. This provides a flexible access control system enabling the school to get the maximum benefit from the technology whilst providing a secure environment for all the pupils and staff.”