Campus renovation includes an upgrade to real-time access control with ASSA ABLOY

  • 27 Feb 2020

As part of a major project to modernise two buildings at the Luminy faculty’s suburban campus, university managers needed a retrofit-ready access control solution to upgrade security, with ASSA ABLOY Aperio® locks specified.

With Aperio, facilities staff deal with lost keys more efficiently. The long-winded process of changing locks and reissuing keys – part of the daily workload with mechanical locking – vanishes.

The Luminy campus, in which approximately 7,000 people pass through every day, is now equipped with 372 Aperio Electronic Cylinders & 42 Aperio Electronic Handles with built-in RFID readers.

Locks are integrated seamlessly, wirelessly and online with Luminy’s ARD access control system. One vital aim was to deter theft, which was becoming a problem in teaching areas – especially those with computers.

An easy extension for room management and scheduling

In addition to theft deterrence, Aperio met broad, stringent criteria for the security upgrade.

Staff and students have individual access smart-cards, with doors and credentials easily programmed and reprogrammed to accommodate everyone’s changing access needs.

Luminy’s security team has complete control over access permissions and campus traffic – in real time.

Due to the fact the new Aperio devices are integrated online, staff see a ‘live’ overview of the campus and respond proactively to incidents. Aperio is trusted to protect the most sensitive areas of the campus.

Cédric Lopez, Luminy’s Maintenance Manager, explained how the building has critical premises, which includes chemical storage, some with radioactive properties.

Aperio locks are built on an open platform, so they are flexible enough to integrate with the university’s room scheduling system.

Cédric said: “Teachers are able to reserve their rooms. Students no longer have to wait for the teacher’s arrival, because they have access to the right rooms in defined time slots.”

The credential students already carry automatically opens classroom doors, providing they have pre-authorised access rights. For the facilities team, the ARD interface displays scheduling for all relevant rooms in real time.

Luminy site managers have already scheduled further real-time access control upgrades built around award-winning Aperio wireless technology.

As Luminy staff discovered, the benefits of Aperio extend beyond just enhanced campus safety and student security.

Contact ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA Digital and Access Solutions

Dukes Court/Dukes Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0049 30 8106 2970


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