SMARTair® access control for new Barcelona business centre

  • 15 Nov 2018

Barcelona’s Gran Vía Business Centre has seen managers choose SMARTair® wireless access control system to protect their premises and project the right image for a contemporary co-working environment.

Consisting of 2,500 square metres worth of offices and shared collaborative workspaces in the heart of the city, Gran Vía is a flexible and well-equipped home for companies from international corporates to local start-ups.

Fibre optic broadband, LED lighting, an on-site restaurant and adjacent rental apartments are also part of Gran Vía’s high-end service. With this in mind, an upgrade and replacement for an existing, out-of-date access control system was sought.

Gran Vía needed more flexibility and control over access to their premises; a system to seamlessly manage diverse access needs of permanent versus temporary users that would cope with rapid personnel turnover.

Locking devices must complement the professional, modern image of the workspace, which attracts high-profile, design-savvy business clients.

As well as these demands, any new system would have to be fitted without disrupting day-to-day business.

SMARTair® access control locks now control access to Gran Vía’s six floors of offices, meeting spaces and communal areas.

Access requirements change all the time at the business centre and security managers now have a system where programming and reprogramming access rights is quick and simple.

Thanks to the slick, flexible management software behind SMARTair®, everything works in the background, keeping site users safe with virtually nobody noticing.

Esther Portillo, Marketing Director at Gran Vía Business Centre described SMARTair® as an effective solution that is easy to use.

Over 50 new SMARTair® wireless escutcheons are operated with RFID smart-cards, so security is not compromised if an office user loses their credential.

Security administrators simply cancel the lost credential’s access rights, which is massively faster, cheaper and more professional than replacing a traditional mechanical lock.

The user gets their new smart-card validated at one of five SMARTair® wall updaters, making for the perfect combination of contemporary image and efficient user experience for Gran Vía’s clients.

Vitally, SMARTair® wireless door and wall devices complement Gran Vía’s contemporary aesthetic.

Esther Portillo continued: “SMARTair® has a modern design and suits our installations perfectly.

“Bringing more doors into any installed SMARTair® system is straightforward, because SMARTair® escutcheons fit wood, glass, emergency exit and fire-resistant doors.

“Gran Vía now has an access control system they can reconfigure and expand to suit both their needs and their clients.”


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