Electronic locking devices Comparison: SALTO, ASSA ABLOY - Aperio®  (4)

 
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ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® secures and monitors the University of Surrey
ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® secures and monitors the University of Surrey

For one of the UK's leading science universities, flexibility is the key to Aperio® from ASSA ABLOY. After upgrading security at the Manor Park Campus with an access control system using Aperio® wireless lock technology, the University of Surrey immediately looked to roll the technology out to more sites. “The installation of Aperio® has proven hugely popular and we are already extending their use to student accommodation and looking at ways to install the solution across the main University,” says Alan Donnachie, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Surrey. Secure and monitor site access The university's cost-effective wireless Aperio® solution now allows campus facilities managers to secure and monitor access at the site, conduct real-time audits, and update access permissions instantly. Andrew Bowes, Director of ASSA ABLOY's installation partner WOT Security, said: “The great benefit of working with Aperio® is its flexibility to adapt to any situation and seamlessly integrate into the ARX access control system and other systems, to enable a wire-free deployment, without the need to modify the doors.” Available on the global market place, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® Technology enables a wide range of access control providers to cost-effectively integrate non-wired doors with mechanical locks into access control systems. Recently ranked by the Guardian newspaper among the UK's top 10 universities, the University of Surrey houses 18,000 students and 3,000 staff across campuses in Guildford, south-east England.   For further information, please go to: www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperiowirelesslocks  

ASSA ABLOY's Aperio™ protects Ahoy, the leading event complex in the Netherlands
ASSA ABLOY's Aperio™ protects Ahoy, the leading event complex in the Netherlands

Ahoy Rotterdam offers a stage for live communication, business and entertainment. With its unique combination of the Arena (for up to 15.000 visitors) a Congress & Meeting Centre and six Exhibition & Event halls. A team of 250 employees, partners and preferred suppliers want to enrich people's day or life: with a fine feeling, a wonderful memory, an inspiring idea, a business opportunity or maybe even a new friendship! Ahoy strives to create such a memorable experience for you. Harro van Est, Manager Facility Services, says: "The intelligent Aperio™ technology was chosen to create a wireless connection with the existing access control system, without requiring any modification to the existing doors." What was the challenge? With hundreds of events every year and thousands of people every day, Ahoy was looking for a secure and flexible locking system with maximum manageability. The present mechanical locking system was no longer 'watertight' due to the loss of keys. The solution also had to adapt to the existing access control system from Nedap. How did Aperio™ meet the requests? Registration, authorisation and security. Ahoy had a number of requirements for its new locking system. Around 150 doors in the Arena and the Plaza were equipped with Assa Abloy Aperio™. Aperio™ made a simple security upgrade possible. Customer installation costs were limited by only minimal modifications to the existing doors and by making use of the existing card readers. It is now possible to exactly see who was the last person to be in a room and manage access rights for each door. With the easy to expand with Aperio™ wireless lock technology, Ahoy is well prepared for the future. About Aperio™ The HID Genuine certified Aperio™ technology from ASSA ABLOY is manufacturer-independent and closes the gap between wired access control doors and wireless doors with mechanical security technology.

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.”