St Paul’s College in Sydney, Australia has elected to remove its mechanical lock cylinders and keys from its buildings and replace them with an electronic access control system supplied by SALTO Systems.
The college elected to go with the SALTO GEO (Global Electronic Opening) cylinder, which not only offers a greater degree of physical protection but also a full complement of modern access control benefits including smart fob operation, audit trail information, flexible calendars, auto locking and unlocking and so on.
In the past, the college had ongoing problems with students loosing keys. This meant that security could have the potential to be compromised at times, making it difficult to ensure the safety of students and their assets. As a result, the college was forced the additional time and labor expense to replace locks and keys on a regular basis.
The SALTO solution enables the stand-alone cylinders and locks to upload, store and download the latest access information as people use their key fobs around the College. The cancelled fob list can be updated, key fobs can be cancelled and audit trail reports can be downloaded in both wire free or wireless environments depending on the locks selected. All of which gives the College additional security and operating benefits compared to standard locking systems.
St. Paul’s College removed some 200 plus mechanical cylinders from across the campus site, replacing them with GEO RIM cylinders, which are designed to fit most doors that are equipped with surface mounted lock cases.