Spring Mews, a recently completed, mixed use scheme of 378 en suite student bedrooms together with a 93-bed hotel and office development, is using advanced contactless access control technology from SALTO Systems to control security throughout the site.
Developed by CLS Holdings plc, a FTSE 250 company, in partnership with Fresh Student Living and Staybridge Suites London, the challenge was to combine a student accommodation complex and a hotel into one development within demanding timescales.
The essential requirements were: the need to secure all internal doors, simple and quick installation, the use of RFID escutcheons for the doors so there would be no need to flood the buildings with wiring, scope for expansion of the system if the need arose, future-proofing of the investment through use of the latest technology which had to offer easy upgrade paths, integration with other systems – notably CCTV and intruder alarm – to be easily able to track and replace key cards in use and to be able to remotely manage the access control system across both the student accommodation and hotel properties from one central location if required.
Through a partnership between SALTO Systems, Maxxess and ABCA Systems CLS Holdings plc were able to find both a suite of systems and suppliers that delivered on all of these requirements and more.
CLS Holdings plc selected SALTO’s Aelement product as the access control platform for their door security solution. This not only complements the modern aesthetics of the building and its design, but operates seamlessly and discreetly in the background while giving users reliable, unobtrusive 24/7 protection.
Phillip Miller, Managing Director, ABCA Systems, says “With young students in the accommodation and longer-term guests using the hotel space, it was vital that any security system provided complete protection at all times. At Spring Mews it was vital that the solution we recommended was robust, technologically advanced, scalable and capable of standing the test of time, which is why we chose to put forward the SALTO Aelement platform.”
Alan Horrobin, SALTO Area Sales Manager, comments: “SALTO Systems are world leaders in advanced wire-free and wireless access control solutions for the education and hospitality sectors. We have vast experience of working with universities and hotels and understand the challenging security issues faced by these properties.”
David Towse, Project Manager at CLS Holdings plc, says: “Controlling access is vital in securing and protecting both elements of this development. The SALTO Aelement solution, in conjunction with other elements of the security product platform is secure, reliable and infinitely configurable allowing us to set up, manage and control the properties securely and easily. Now that the system has been implemented, we’re pleased with the quality and efficiency of the product.
Besides helping us move closer to our vision for utilising RFID technology and providing a keyless environment, the new Aelement system neatly leverages this technology, while helping us meet our goal to provide a safe and secure environment for all our users.”