The University of East Anglia puts its trust in Aperio® wireless access control for new student accommodation

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The University of East Anglia puts its trust in Aperio® wireless access control for new student accommodation

When a leading English university sought electronic locks for its newest student accommodation block, it turned to Aperio® to extend its installed Gallagher Command Centre access control system.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has relied on Gallagher access control for a decade. To extend their Gallagher Command Centresystem to Crome Court—a student residence with 231 en suite rooms separated into flats for between 8 and 13 postgraduates—they needed the right wireless solution.

UEA’s needs included more than just security, stylish component design and affordability. Crome Court was specifically designed to minimise environmental impact, including CO2 emissions. Any access control system was expected to contribute to that goal.

The university chose Aperio® wireless locking technology from ASSA ABLOY.Aperio® wireless locks are battery powered, and so use much less energy than wired magnetic security locks. They only “wake up” when a credential is presented to the reader.

“We decided to offer Aperio® to upgrade and extend our system at UEA because of its outstanding reputation within the security industry,” explains Jason Boyce, sales manager at Gallagher.

“Having worked with us for 6 years, Gallagher knew we would deliver,” adds David Hodgkiss, national sales manager at ASSA ABLOY UK.

Installation was quick and easy, aided by training delivered on campus by specialist ASSA ABLOY technicians. “We found ASSA ABLOY’s service faultless,” says Wayne Dyble, installation and support manager at Check Your Security, UEA’s service provider.

Crome Court’s secure doors are fitted with Aperio® E100 online escutcheons. Students open them with programmable RFID smart cards, instead of cumbersome mechanical keys. If a keycard is lost, it is straightforward for UEA facilities staff to cancel it and issue a replacement—using a simple web-based interface or mobile phone. There’s no need for expensive and time-consuming work changing the locks.

UEA also aimed to build Crome Court with an environmentally advanced profile. Here, too, AperioÒdelivered. Wireless locks are battery-operated, and emit much less CO2 than wired magnetic locks. In fact, in carbon terms, AperioÒlocks emit 0.16 percent of the total emissions produced by standard wired locks*.

Flexibility is another Aperio® asset: additional doors can be brought into the same integrated Gallagher system whenever needed.

“We hope to roll out Aperio® across all new and existing residential estate,” says Christine Beveridge, head of campus services at UEA.

About Aperio®: Available on the global market place, ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® Technology enables a wide range of access control providers to cost-effectively integrate non-wired doors with mechanical locks into access control systems.

About the University of East Anglia: Established in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is one of the UK’s leading public research and teaching universities. The university occupies a large campus and research park close to Norwich, England.

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