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TAFE Qld Gold Coast opens door to smart access control

TAFE Qld Gold Coast

Thursday 28 January 2016

TAFE Qld Gold Coast, a vocational education and training (VET) organization in Queensland, Australia, has installed 167 smart locks from SALTO Systems to handle their electronic security and access control requirements.

The College recently completed a $7 million refurbishment programme at its Southport campus (one of the College’s four campuses the others being at Ashmore, Coolangatta and Coomera) part of which has seen improvements to its infrastructure within the academic and administrative areas. Of these, one of the prime requirements was the need to eliminate problems with key control caused by using an old mechanical keying system.

Hayden Flett, SALTO Systems Business Development Manager, says “One of the main problems with building management when doors are secured by conventional mechanical locks is key control.

The SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) revolutionises the problems associated with key control as it eliminates the need to replace locks if key security is breached due to the loss or theft of keys. It allows keys and locks to be updated, restricted or deleted remotely and is widely used in educational establishments worldwide.

As the TAFE Qld Gold Coast campus at Coomera had SALTO installed from new during its construction four years ago, when the Southport campus came to being refurbished it was again SALTO that was selected.”

Flett continues “The local dealer FRANKsecure carried out the installation, fitting offline escutcheons and panic bars to a mix of classrooms, offices, entry doors and boom gates and these, together with lift call functions, are now all controlled by SALTO smart access.

The customer loves the fact that no hard cabling was needed and that each standalone door provides feedback for proactive maintenance purposes. Besides access control they also use their new smart keys for library services, photocopying as well as student ID and one key can be used at multiple campuses.”