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Curtin University: Uncomplicated security from EVVA

Curtin University: Uncomplicated security from  EVVA
A total of 7,000 lock cylinders and 300 3KSplus locking system padlocks, made by Austrian manufacturer EVVA, are used at Curtin University in Western Australia. The experienced, Australian EVVA distributor Lock & Key installed the EVVA locking system.

A total of 7,000 lock cylinders and 300 3KSplus locking system padlocks, made by Austrian manufacturer EVVA, are used at Curtin University in Western Australia. The experienced, Australian EVVA distributor Lock & Key installed the EVVA locking system.

Merging eight into one
Until 2011, the facilities at Curtin University had been operating eight different security systems. Security Supervisor Sean Daly reports: "we were faced with a security risk when patents for various systems were due to expire. Additionally, the use of many different locking systems made handling very difficult." For this reason, the management of Curtin University – more precisely a controlling committee – was seeking an alternative security solution. The requirements are very diverse: one single system must secure all six Curtin University campuses. It must be reliable and provide a long patent term.

A perfect choice
3KSplus is a system that meets all the requirements in the eyes of the committee and an independent security consultant. The system is ideal for locking systems with a complex structure and a vast number of different user groups. This applies most of all to systems with a changing structure and hence particularly for universities. Thanks to the patented, spring-less curve technology, this robust system is suitable for the toughest conditions. The overlapping curve key cuts guarantee optimum security. Additionally, the patent term of 3KSplus does not expire until 2025 and this consequently provides protection against copied keys, illegal replica keys and key manipulations.

Complicated circumstances
Security Supervisor Sean Daly and his team identified the circumstances at each door of the six campuses and compiled a system matrix. In the future, the matrix is intended to manage all 14,000 keys that were handed out to employees and suppliers. The campuses were divided into five zones. In Daly's opinion, this increases the security. "It also increases the system's options for enhancements", Daly continues. There is one grand master key for each zone. Additionally, there is a "master key" for each building and institute as well as individual keys for each room. Furthermore, various service keys will be handed over to service providers. System installation was launched in December 2011 and will carry on until June 2014.

Perfect collaboration
Sean Daly is delighted about the professional level of collaboration with Lock & Key. We were able to implement a difficult project in simple terms thanks to excellent collaboration. For Daly, 3KSplus complies with all the requirements: "the system is robust and reliable."

EVVA technology in the facility
3KSplus mechanical locking system
• 7,000 3KSplus cylinder units
• 300 3KSplus padlock units
• Around 14,000 key units

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