The Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has selected SALTO Systems to install its smart access control systems at the university’s new student residence, which are located in five buildings spread over two campuses that are almost 40 miles apart.
Students’ bedroom doors are secured by XS4 wireless handles set in toggle mode. This enables access via the card, which also puts the lock into an unlocked mode to allow free access to the room. This particular feature was requested by the university to assist them when students locked themselves out of their flats by leaving their access cards in their rooms. The main entrance door is also protected by a XS4 wireless handle and requires an authorized card to enter at all times.
All bedrooms in both campuses also have SALTO Energy Saving Devices (ESD) fitted, which can save the University up to 65 percent on electricity consumption. These can only be used by the student assigned to that room. If the student goes to another room and inserts their card in the ESD it will not activate the power in that room.
The SALTO Pro Access software allows 24/7 control the whole system centrally from the main data center located on the Riccarton campus, while individual departments on both campuses can manage and configure their own doors, users and access rights locally via the WAN network.