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Delaware College housing secured with SALTO

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) has chosen a smart access control solution from SALTO Systems to secure its urban campus student housing apartments.  

Located at 600 North Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, the college encourages residential students to be part of its downtown urban campus and offers accommodation in the Saville Apartments directly across the street from its studio and academic facilities.  

In order to ensure the safety of students in this accommodation, the college gives security considerations a high degree of importance. To do this they decided to migrate from a mechanical key system that was cumbersome to control, time consuming to operate and expensive to replace if key security was breached. What they wanted was a modern smart access control system that could provide management audit trail information and lock battery status without having to visit all the doors in the building. 

To achieve this 2 on-line hotspot wall readers utilising SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) technology have been fitted in the Saville Apartments, one in the main entrance and one into the adjacent café entrance. These are complimented by 48 off-line XS4 locks fitted to each individual student apartment together with one rim panic device on the emergency exit door. 

Scott Straw, Director of Student Services at DCAD, said “It’s important to us that our students are safely and securely housed within the Saville Apartment complex. With the installation of our SALTO access control system we no longer have the worry or cost of managing keys or changing lock cylinders, but can now update, restrict or deny access to any lock remotely. This gives us unmatched flexibility and secure and accessible housing for our students, so choosing SALTO has been an excellent investment decision.”