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British Airways Terminal 5 secured with SALTO access control

British Airways is using a smart proximity access control solution from SALTO Systems to provide advanced security management in the airline’s state-of-the art passenger facility at Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport. 

The airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and the busiest airport in Europe and fifth busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic numbers. Terminal 5, which is the largest free-standing building in the United Kingdom, is used by British Airways to operate the majority of their flights serving Heathrow. 

Working in consultation with British Airways (BA) and the British Airports Authority (BAA), the owners and operators of Heathrow Airport, SALTO designed a highly secure and flexible access control system incorporating a mix of SALTO XS4 Comfort, Security and Glass Door electronic lock sets, together with intelligent wall readers mounted on stainless steel pedestals. These control access to a mix of BA staff doors, lounges and the airline’s first class lounges in Terminal 5.

Access privileges are restricted to authorized personnel only and the system provides continuous and comprehensive audit trail information, working with British Airway’s own staff ID cards to give the airline management full control over their security requirements.

The XS4 platform needs no hard wiring and provides a totally wire free networked electronic locking solution. It enables users to benefit from the many advantages of the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN), enabling locks and operating cards to be rapidly updated, restricted or deleted remotely adding real value to the access management of the terminal.

Marc Handels, SALTO Chief Marketing and Sales Officer (CMSO) comments “It is a huge compliment to our technology that British Airways chose SALTO to provide sophisticated electronic access control within key areas of their prestigious Terminal 5 facilities.”