Hong Kong property developer VCC Land installed access control from Salto Systems into all their properties. VCC is a real estate investment, development and management group specializing in developing and operating boutique apartments under the “V Serviced Apartments” brand.
Brand V takes existing apartment blocks in desirable Hong Kong locations and remodels them into luxurious contemporary living spaces equipped with top-of-the
range home comforts and high-tech entertainment appliances. The best apartments boast panoramic city views and automatic skylights that open at the push of a button.
David Rees, Asia Pacific Regional Manager for Salto Systems, said, “V Serviced Apartments needed an intelligent security system to manage multiple sites and secure all doors quickly and easily. The system they chose not only had to be aesthetically sharp to match their design ideals, but also had to have built-in scalability to ensure it met their future requirements too. Salto met the brief on all counts.”
Installation of 208 Salto XS4 comfort and e-cylinder locks, together with wall and lift readers, was performed by local business partner Barwin Metal. The equipment controls main entrance, elevator and individual apartment access at V locations in Happy Valley, Wanchai and Causeway Bay. All properties feature independent databases running Salto Hotel Access Management (HAMS) 500 software.
The external entrance doors on the properties are controlled using Salto Mifare online wall readers. Once inside, access to the elevators is controlled by offline readers, with access to individual apartments through offline XS4 comfort or e-cylinder locks.
Alfred Wai, Sales Manager for Barwin Metal, said, “Clients using the V Serviced Apartments demand the very best, and do not expect compromises with access or security issues. Salto smart solutions make installation easy, so the XS4 access system was developed with the needs of such individuals in mind. The system also features a range of hospitality-specific applications that allow us to restrict access to and within the properties to authorized persons only at all times, ensuring we provide the very best secure living, working and relaxing environment possible.”
A representative for V Serviced Apartments said, “An effective and robust access control system is an important requirement for all our properties in the V portfolio. Our security system has to be extremely reliable 24-7 and it needs to be easy to use and maintain. After extensive evaluation of a number of different products we found that Salto, over that of several competitors, offered the optimal solution for our needs.”