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Brisbane’s premium student accommodation location secured with SALTO

Monday 12 September 2016

The decision to study away from home is never an easy one, so a new accommodation brand Student One, has launched in Brisbane to provide a premium dedicated student living solution that allows students and parents to make that choice with confidence.

As the newest entrant in the Australian student accommodation market, Student One’s new $110 million 687-bed redevelopment of the former Boeing House at 363 Adelaide St in the city, is paving the way for up to 2400 new beds to be developed over the next three years in Brisbane’s city centre.

Surrounded by Universities, English Language Schools and Pathway Institutes, the 158 storey Student One on Adelaide Street residence features a mix of 55 five-bedroom share apartments, 196 studios and 108 twin bed-studios protected by a smart access control system from SALTO, as well as non-intrusive CCTV technology.

Installed by local security specialists Toplock Locksmiths, the access control is fitted to student bedrooms, administration areas and student common areas. Director Mark Bowater says “SALTO was a great choice for this project and we’ve fitted quite a bit of kit, including 673 Ælement locks and 589 Energy Saving Device’s (ESD’s) as well as controllers and wall readers located in eight strategic hotspot points.

Controlled via contactless smartcards(which the students also use for cashless laundry services) the
Ælement locks provide a wireless stand-alone networked system through SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) technology. This captures individual student audits and battery status every time they badge through an offline door, with the data then downloaded at one of the hotspot points on one of the residences 3 lifts or in other common areas.

The in-room ESD’s meanwhile help save a considerable amount of the room’s electricity consumption. These work when the students insert their smart ID card into the ESD and it activates the air-conditioning system in the room.”

Student One CEO Tim Weston said “I had previously used SALTO technology on other student accommodation projects and was impressed with its ease of use and advanced ‘Data on Card’ and Virtual Network operating system.

With our Student One on Adelaide Street property now open we’re already at work constructing our next two locations, at 38 Wharf St and 97 Elizabeth St, which will provide an additional 1600 plus beds.

We were happy to go with SALTO to provide our access control, as we knew it could grow with us as we added more sites to our portfolio in Brisbane.”

Scott Fraser, SALTO General Manager Australia & New Zealand, concludes “SALTO is in use around the world in educational environments where it provides security, access control and campus management and we’re delighted to add Student One to our growing customer base.

In Australia we’ve now installed thousands of our standalone electronic locks in universities, student housing, schools, research institutes, academies, kindergartens and more making it the number one choice of flexible security solution providing a secure environment for all their students and staff.”