SALTO Systems has been selected by Hong Kong based The Executive Centre to install their electronic access control solutions, to manage day-to-day security across their pan Asia serviced office network.
Central to the integrated security system in every TEC office, the solution is being installed by the local SALTO dealer, working closely with SALTO System's regional service and support centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. TEC currently secure over 1500 doors in 16 cities with SALTO, with more to be added as the network of centers expands. The Executive Centre (TEC), part of a major property management group, is Asia-Pacific's serviced office network, operating very high quality, customer focused facilities in strategic locations throughout the region. Core products include serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting facilities, video conferencing and business services.
They opened their first business centre in 1994 and have expanded to 29 centers across 16 cities – all focused on addressing global business's demand for maximum office space flexibility, cost effectiveness and productivity. Security is a very important issue for TEC; they need to ensure that customer's valuable assets, staff and visiting clients are protected and safe at all times, so a reliable and highly secure access management solution was of vital importance. To meet this requirement TEC chose the simple-to-use i-Button system of electronic locks, in satin stainless steel, which provide the 24/7 security and full audit trail monitoring necessary to ensure security is not compromised at any of its centers. "Each centre contains between 40 and 80 locks, with on line wall readers at the entrances, i-Button locks on the serviced office and meeting room doors and i-Locker locks on various cabinet doors" comments David Rees, Asia Pacific Regional Manager for SALTO Systems.
This enables TEC staff to programme keys that allow access to certain rooms or areas within each centre during specific periods only, and, if required, the doors can also be programmed to automatically lock at pre-specified times. Another essential criterion TEC were looking to satisfy when selecting their new access control solution was that they wanted to minimize the time needed to manage the system, without any loss of flexibility, control or security. This is achieved by allowing the stand-alone locks and operating system to "exchange" information via the read-write i-Button technology. With the SALTO system, user related access information is stored in an encrypted format on the ID carrier, so the physical restrictions of traditional stand alone electronic locks are eliminated, allowing the i-Button keyfobs and locks to be updated, restricted or cancelled at will. This also means TEC no longer have the worry or cost of changing lock cylinders. Now they have the ability to immediately cancel an i-Button fob from their security system should a customer or member of staff lose it, or if it is stolen.