Established in 1895, Swarovski is the leading global producer of cut crystal and is represented in more than 120 countries around the world. When it came to security, the Swarovski store in Sydney, Australia, selected Bells Locksmiths to install SALTO’s XS4 Mini access control solution.

Located in Pitt Street Mall, a pedestrianised section of Pitt Street in Sydney’s central business district and one of Australia's busiest, most cosmopolitan shopping precincts, the newly opened store wanted to secure access to its back of house store room.

Comprehensive access control solution

As a business retailing exclusive, high-value merchandise, the company wanted a comprehensive access control solution that would protect its premises and property as well as contribute to reducing shrinkage. Given that over 35% of annual stock losses across the retail sector as a whole are caused by theft and fraud by staff, controlling access to ensure only authorised personnel are admitted to stock areas is vital.

High security with minimal visibility

John Cowles, Architecture Manager for Swarovski ANZ, says “Ours is a desirable, attractive product and access to it needs to be controlled and protected. We chose the XS4 Mini proposed by our security company Bells Locksmiths as it is highly secure, looks good and can be controlled by an RFID DESFire fob.

Andrew Bell, Owner of Bells Locksmiths says “We recommended SALTO Systems, and in particular the XS4 Mini, because we were confident of the quality and technology provided by both the product and the company. Swarovski now has state-of-the-art access control that ensures the safety of its stock, personnel and premises provided via a SALTO solution that is ideally suited to applications in the jewellery and retail sector where there is a need for high security with minimal visibility.”