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New luxury office development secured with SALTO keyless access control

Monday 12 December 2016

Deansgate, a brand new high specification serviced office building in Wolverhampton has chosen an electronic security solution from SALTO systems to provide smart access control for its tenants and staff.

Located in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, Deansgate was previously an old HMRC VAT office and the landmark property dates back to the early 18th Century with a retained listed façade and period features.

The conversion was fully supported by local council planners and 28 luxury offices are now provided on the ground, first and second floors. The thoroughly modernized building, which could see between 150 and 200 people eventually employed there, benefits from LED lighting, raised floors, passenger lifts, a conference room and boardroom, an exclusive 'tenants and guests only' business lounge and parking for up to 82 cars.
It also incorporates the latest technology including: security, CCTV, access control, intercom systems, Wi-Fi, broadband and IT security as well as the latest VOIP based telephone systems.

One of the most important concerns for the customer was that, post conversion, security of the building with regards to access to and within the offices was secure and strictly controlled. The building was already fitted with an earlier generation access control system but the aim was to remove and upgrade this with a modern, more powerful and capable solution.

With this in mind the security dealer involved in the project, Security Direct (GB) Ltd chose SALTO’s XS4 wireless access control solution having previously used it on another luxury office development in Wolverhampton, Bredon House.

The access control system uses SALTO’s unique XS4 and SVN access control platform to provide a stand-alone networked locking solution for 36 doors made up of entrance and individual office doors, plus a number of car park barriers, without the need to cable or run power to each lock.

“Having already developed the similar but smaller project Bredon House, the success of that encouraged us to take on this bigger scheme” says local businessman Surj Dhami, a director of Security Direct (GB) Ltd. “Installation of the SALTO solution was easy and straightforward and the Deansgate building now protects its clients with a proven, future proof access control solution. It provides 24/7 critical security that’s perfectly tailored to the buildings specific needs.”

Alan Horrobin, SALTO Northern Area Sales Manager, agrees. He says “Our XS4 electronic escutcheon platform in a mix of handle sets, glass door locks, associated control units and wall readers provides the building with the means to operate a totally keyless environment. This is thanks to their unique ability to distribute card holder and system information to the access controlled doors by using RW Data-on-Card technology so they can control who can access what, when and where at all times.”