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Spanish Sant Joan Reus Hospital Installs Smart Access System from Salto Systems

Spanish Sant Joan Reus Hospital Installs Smart Access System from Salto Systems

The brand new University Hospital Sant Joan de Reus, Barcelona's most up-to-date health care facility, has chosen SALTO Systems XS4 smart access control system to provide advanced security management.

One of Spain's newest and ‘greenest' hospitals, Sant Joan Reus has been jointly designed by the architects' studios Corea & Moran and Pich-Aguilera, specialists in hospital architecture. The hospital, which has 460 beds, specialises in treatments such as oncology, bariatric surgery, plastic surgery and repair, vascular medicine and thoracic surgery.

The new hospital is integrated into the local environment not only from a landscaping point of view but has also been designed to be eco-efficient with the material used in its construction being among the most advanced and environmentally friendly available. Its operation is designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 35% compared with a standard hospital and it also features lighting and water reduction schemes as well as a living green roof.

"As the premier healthcare-tailored access control system, the SALTO XS4 solution was an ideal choice for University Hospital Sant Joan de Reus," comments Marc Handels, VP Marketing and Sales of SALTO Systems. "Its power efficient technology means its needs no hard wiring saving time, materials and funding on installation. Working in consultation with the hospital we were able to design a highly secure and flexible access control system consisting of 100 doors within the main buildings secured with XS4 stand alone electronic handle sets and 1400 lockers protected by XS4 locker locks. All of them use Mifare proximity technology so the same ID card can be used with all locks,” Handels continues.

Smart, secure and innovative, XS4 provides a totally wire free networked electronic locking solution. Its state-of-the-art electronics use distributed intelligence to pass information between the electronic handle set and the key card. The heart of the system is its SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) software. This enables the locks and key cards to be updated remotely and access profiles to be changed rapidly adding real value to the access management of the hospital.

It also eliminates the physical restrictions of traditional stand alone electronic locks and can seamlessly integrate with other third party systems to allow ID cards and locks to be updated, restricted or deleted remotely.

The ‘smart' ID cards build up 'on-card' audit through normal use giving University Hospital Sant Joan de Reus complete control over access. Any ID cards that get lost or stolen can be quickly and simply deleted from the system just by visiting the readers with up-dated cards. This eliminates the traditional need to replace locks if security is breached due to the loss or theft of an ID card.

SALTO's XS4 system thus provides the ideal platform to support the hospital's decision to evolve their security by enabling complete integration and manageability across a complex healthcare environment.

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