Simple ASSA ABLOY security saves time at Barcelona office

  • 19 Mar 2021

Busy offices need convenient interior security for any private spaces; not everyone should be reading the important memo on the CEO’s desk. But nobody wants to be left looking after the keys – at one co-working space in Barcelona, ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle® Door locks solve the problem.

Augusta 29 supplies flexible office rentals to small companies and those without a permanent HQ, as well as services including mail handling, virtual assistants and meeting room bookings.

Part of their remit is to control access everywhere in a secure and efficient way, separating private from ‘public’ areas around the workspace.

Managers needed a keyless system; a secure, wire-free digital alternative to keys and access smartcards that would help them stand out in Spain’s booming co-working sector.

Any solution for private offices and meeting rooms should allow them to achieve this as simply as possible — without having to hand out and track many mechanical keys, as they had done in the past.

No more lost keys for workspace managers

Now, Code Handle® Door locks enable Augusta 29 to offer their tenants simple, keyless locking. Clients gain convenient access to their rented offices via individual 4- to 6-digit PINs.

With Code Handle’s optional auto-locking feature enabled, their offices are securely locked as soon as the door closes.

There is no need for Augusta 29 staff — or anyone else —to manage physical keys, nor for any wires or access control system. Administrators issue up to nine different user PINs per lock, which they can cancel or change anytime. Keys are no longer lost or unreturned, as everything is digital.

The project ran in two phases; after a successful 2015 installation of 13 Code Handle locks, managers rolled out a further 27 last year.

Meeting rooms are fitted with Code Handle locks, making them more private.

Miguel Ángel Villota Mocho, Augusta 29’s CEO, commented: “The main advantage for us is that users can go to the office with no keys, as it provides enough security for our needs. Code Handle locks are easy to configure and program.”

Installation was straightforward, as retrofitting a Code Handle to almost any interior door requires just two screws.  The existing cylinder remains, with just a change of handle. 

Unlike push-button locks, Code Handle looks good, too; brushed steel and chrome styling offers product design that ‘fits perfectly with the types of doors we have and the overall design of the business centre,’ according to Miguel.

With Code Handle Door, Augusta 29 retains the premium feel to its office interior.

To learn more about Code Handle® electronic PIN door locking, download a free Solution Guide by hitting the link in the opening paragraph.

Contact ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA Digital and Access Solutions

Dukes Court/Dukes Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

Web:  About us | ASSA ABLOY
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0049 30 8106 2970


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