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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...

Securing student accommodation with SMARTair™ access control

Given the choice, would you rather run security at a bank vault or at a student halls of residence? At least the bank job is straightforward: Keep the money inside, and everyone else out. If only protecting hundreds of young people was so easy.   Securing student accommodation Student accommodation blocks are usually large, with high traffic moving from bedrooms to common areas, canteens and libraries. A single resident travelling between her room, a study area, the gym and a...

SMARTair™ advanced wireless access control utilised by the Casa de la Misericordia care home in Pamplona

When it comes to securing a residential care home, there are no second chances. You need access control you can trust. In Pamplona, the Casa de la Misericordia care home put its trust in SMARTair™, advanced wireless access control from ASSA ABLOY. Caring for elderly residents Caring for vulnerable or elderly people presents a unique set of security challenges. Crucially when it comes to access control, residents may find it difficult to adapt to new or complex technology. Yet at the same...

SMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern design

At one of Spain’s newest co-working spaces, the founders’ vision incorporated using the latest in security, accessibility and design to create a 21st-century business centre. Flexible and wire-free, SMARTair™ from TESA delivers real-time access control that can accommodate both regular daily traffic and busy one-off events at ULab’s dedicated events area. SMARTair Wireless Online management SMARTair™ Wireless Online management now enables access to the building an...

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 upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance university

SMARTair™ is an access control system perfectly suited to organisations making the step up from mechanical master keys. At CUNEF, students and staff now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards. With SMARTair™, CUNEF facility managers can tailor access rights down to the level of the individual user or door. If someone loses their card, there’s no security threat. Facilities managers issue a new card and the lost card is automatically invalidated. Because there is no wiring inv...

SMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access management

Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open, welcoming space. It must work for the resident, and provide a pleasant environment to greet family and other visitors. It should be a home, in every sense. However, at the same time, managers must ensure security of the site, including its staff, sensitive data, and areas where medicines are kept. If there has been an unauthorised access attempt, staff need to know as soon as possible. When res...

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...

Frankfurt’s Tower 185 skyscraper chooses TESA flexible wireless access control over mechanical keys

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 securing a landmark new skyscraper: SMARTair™ wireless access control. Electronic cylinders To date, over 90 electronic cyli...

SMARTair™ helps Spain's Red Cross provide a new office space designed around the person

Working with architect Francisco Daroca Bruño, Spain’s Red Cross sought a new Córdoba office space designed around the person, to reflect the organisation’s human welfare-related goals. The new building combines modern materials with Andalusian design principles to create a flexible workspace bathed in natural light. The main security challenge? To offer the highest levels of protection, yet remain flexible enough for 300 daily users with various profiles, including emp...

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,...

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...