The village, owned by Network Space Ltd, is a joint venture of property developer Langtree and the Government's national regeneration agency English Partnerships. It is located in Hednesford, Staffordshire, and includes a fully serviced business centre providing contemporary managed office and workshop space for start-up, small and medium sized businesses. On-site facilities include meeting rooms, secretarial services and state-of-the-art security and IT capabilities.
"To secure businesses, staff and visitors the business centre required a proven, fully flexible access control solution that would not only provide 24/7 critical security, but also provide a means of authenticating identity and securing valuable assets," commented John Darby of approved SALTO business partner Saturn Architectural Northern Ltd, who carried out the installation.
"Every individual office unit (74 in total) is fitted with a SALTO auto firing lock which provides the benefit of a deadbolt that automatically fires when the door is closed. All landlord areas of the business centre (15 in total) are also fitted with the E9450 and standard SL00 Night Latches. Two additional doors in the communal meeting rooms have also been secured with Glass Door Locks.
The central updating point or 'hot spot' is located at the main reception desk where a controlled wall reader is installed and these are used not only for internal access into the main building but also for assigning access rights to tenants user cards when they need to use the meeting rooms," continued Darby.
"On this project, we worked closely with design consultancy Advanced Security Partners Ltd as well as Saturn Architectural to ensure the finished installation fully achieved the client's brief," said Paul Carr, SALTO Systems Northern Area Sales Manager.
"Having an access control system that is secure, reliable and dependable is a high priority for Key's Business Village. The flexibility of the new SALTO access control system now means they can get the maximum benefit from the technology whilst providing a comfortable and secure environment for all its users."