UNION’s keyPRIMETM reversible key cylinder platform has been installed at the University of Essex’s new student accommodation, providing assured key control for the university and security for undergraduates. The new accommodation, named The Copse, consists of 643 new single ensuite rooms and studios across two accommodation blocks: The Oaks and The Poplars. UNION worked with main contractor Bouygues to identify the best platform to help meet the university’s needs for these two buildings. After careful consideration, Bouygues selected UNION keyPRIMETM due to the brand’s extensive experience in master keying, how cost-effective the solution was, and the longevity of the product’s patent. BS EN 1303:2015 certified platform Offering a patented lifetime to 2036 – one of the longest available on the market – UNION keyPRIMETM keys and cylinders can only be ordered, cut or assembled by authorised partners. The product has a solid 3mm thick key, and is offered as a master key, keyed alike or keyed to differ, in euro, single, double, or key and turn cylinders. Certified to the toughest requirements of BS EN 1303:2015, the platform offers anti-pick, anti-drill, anti-bump and anti-pull protection as standard. Cost-efficient and easy to install We are delighted that UNION keyPRIMETM has been selected for the University of Essex’s new student accommodation" Regional Sales Manager Rob Moore said: “UNION keyPRIMETM is ideal for the education sector, as it can be keyed for just one or multiple doors, and cylinder upgrades or replacements are easy to install. We are delighted that UNION keyPRIMETM has been selected for the University of Essex’s new student accommodation, continuing our extensive work in the education market. “Delivering greater value for money than more costly master key solutions, UNION keyPRIMETM features symmetrical faces and no sharp edges so the key works easily at all times, no matter which way it is inserted. “While facing some tough competition from other brands, our UNION keyPRIMETM platform came out on top due to its performance capabilities, the overall cost and UNION’s established heritage and reputation in this field, covering more than 100 years’ experience in master keying. We are thrilled that the platform has been chosen for this prestigious institute.”
With DuraPIN technology, access will only be granted to owners of authorised keys UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions, the global leader in door opening solutions, is providing its keyULTRA™ system for buildings owned by Paragon Community Housing Group. keyULTRA at Paragon Community Housing Group The award-winning provider of affordable homes offers housing solutions for first-time buyers and also provides sheltered and supported accommodation for the elderly. Cowley Security in Twickenham, has supplied keyULTRA™ to the non-for-profit housing provider. Designed with reliability and durability in mind, keyULTRA™ has been tested to 500,000 cycles and also has over half a million key differs. Manage building’s security & access control requirements Rob Moore, Business Development Manager at Security Solutions, said: “It’s important that all residents feel safe in their home, as well as feeling part of the community. The keyULTRA™ system is secure and reliable, and will help manage the building’s security and access control requirements, essential in building the resident’s trust. “The keyULTRA™ system is a worthwhile investment, providing years of patented security. It is a privilege to provide keyULTRA™ systems that will enhance feelings of well-being for residents.” With DuraPIN™ technology, access will only be granted to owners of authorised keys. In addition, due to the system’s patent, it is illegal to copy a keyULTRA™ key or cylinder, offering additional peace of mind.