Industry News Risk Manager
Intersec Dubai 2011 kicked off a big year for ACT With a number of trade shows lined up for 2011 Access Control Technology (ACT) ltd. had a successful start to the year Intersec 2011 which was held in Dubai in January With a number of trade shows lined up for 2011 Access Control Technology (ACT) Ltd. had a successful start to the year Intersec 2011 which was held in Dubai in January. With over 800 international exhibitors the event is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition and conference for security and safety in the Middle East. Speaking about the show Serge Tureau, ACT’s Export Sales Manager, was delighted with the positive
reaction received from visitors to the ACT stand where the focus was on the ACTpro product suite including IP based door controllers and the readers developed with the highly secure MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology. Demonstrations were also given of the recent enhancements to the ACTpro software application including Sitemaps and ACT Web, the exciting Web Based version of the ACTWin software.
Dublin’s Gibson Hotel secured with SALTO
Dublin’s newest designer hotel, The Gibson, has installed a bespoke electronic access control solution from SALTO. Part of the Choice Hotels Ireland Group, The Gibson Hotel is located in Point Village square, next to the O2 arena “As a brand new hotel guest room security was an important part of this project from the outset,” comments Stephen Foley of Doorware Ltd, SALTO’s Irish distributor who carried out the installation. “Working in consultation with the hotel we designed a highly secure and flexible electronic access control
system for all of their 252 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites as well as a number of back of house doors and lockers in the relaxation and gym areas using the SALTO XS4 (hotel solution) system.
This has been developed with the needs of hotels in mind and features a range of hospitality-specific applications including the ability to remotely reassign/transfer rooms, monitor on-duty personnel, track facility maintenance tasks and manage back of the house doors using the same system. We used a number of XS4 products on the project including E9451U85IM48 escutcheons, CU50ENSVN units, WRM9001 wall readers, CU5000UK control units, E9CDOU85IMA double reader Mifare units, WR9001FS Mullion wall readers, L9080A20RA203 Mifare i-Lockers and EC90ENUK Ethernet encoders.” The XS4 range needs no hard wiring and provides a totally wire free networked electronic locking solution with a great range of features. It incorporates distributed intelligence in both the lock and in the key. Locks are networked to the computer via the hotel’s own front desk management software, yet they need no wiring or WIFI infrastructure. The communication link is the intelligent key, it opens individual rooms and acts as a 2-way data transporter giving the hotel full control at all times while the key cards automatically store and convey information back and forth between locks and the controlling PC.
risk manager magazine spring 2011