Bayside City Council recently unveiled the SALTO wireless access control
system, installed as part of the security overhaul on their premises. The
standalone system offers a flexible, secure and convenient alternative to
outdated key control systems previously used at the facility.
Bayside City Council had to deal with various security issues resulting
from multiple buildings being shared across a number of organisations. Key tracking
and control presented a serious challenge due to the large number of people
requiring entry at different times of the day and year.
For instance, access to the sporting pavilions involved constant and
costly rekeying between seasons. Following the installation of the SALTO system
by API Locksmiths, each club was issued a set of tags, which only work during
the programmed times for their respective seasons.
The Council’s SALTO tags are also programmed to expire; in the event a
card is lost but not reported, it will no longer work if it has not been
updated at a hot spot by a certain time. If a card is reported lost, it is
simply blacklisted to all the locks in the system.
SALTO wireless access control system uses advanced electronic access
control technology, with the wireless function eliminating the cost of
expensive wiring for every door. Real-time communication enabled by the system
allows the council to remotely lock or unlock any of the online doors.
According to Bayside City Council Building Officer, Anura Seneviratne,
API took SALTO’s installation a step further by creating a high security VPN
link between all of their 40-plus pavilions back to the head office.
This allows Bayside City Council to retrieve live audit for any of the online
doors, monitor battery status and programme time zones for the doors to lock
and unlock automatically. The installation of the SALTO wireless access control
system not only helps the Council save on energy costs, but also on patrol
guards for their external public toilets, which had to be manually locked and
unlocked twice a day.
SALTO wireless access control system is
available from Gainsborough Hardware Industries .