SMARTair® brings real-time monitoring to co-working businesses

U-Lab is a new co-working space in Alicante’s financial district whose brief demanded flexible access control and modern component design

The customer

Company: 
ULab Co-Working

Location: 
Alicante, Spain

ASSA ABLOY partner:
Iglobalcard

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SMARTair devices installed:
12 SMARTair wireless escutcheons & 2 SMARTair wall readers

RFID Technology: 
MIFARE™

Year of installation:
2016

The challenge

56 workstations and 12 offices

When planning their offices and events space, founders committed to integrating the latest in security, accessibility and design. Their aim: to give ULab the feel and facilities of a 21st-century business centre.

They sought flexible, wire-free access control to maximise security, enable future expansion and complement the workspace’s sleek, contemporary design.

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Key requirements included:

  • access control able to monitor the building in real time

  • a flexible system adaptable to both daily traffic and one-off events

  • a single control point to grant access remotely to all locks

  • the ability to schedule access rights for different profiles, according to individual needs and responsibilities

  • components that convey an ultra-modern image

The solution

100 daily users — 10x that during an event

SMARTair Wireless Online was chosen to control access to the building and individual offices at ULab.

ULab’s facility manager can monitor building security status in real time, controlling who enters and when.

Their installation permits remote opening of every door from the SMARTair software, Web Manager or mobile app.

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No more replacing locks

Because locks open with RFID smart-cards, security is not compromised if someone loses a credential. The SMARTair Web Manager is accessible from any browser and a simple click cancels the credential — much quicker and less expensive than replacing a mechanical lock.

Crucially for ULab, SMARTair components complement the design aesthetic and capture the spirit of ULab.

SMARTair devices integrate the latest design at ULab.

- Enrique Burgos, Director of Corporate Conglomerate at ULab