VingCard Elsafe's VISION locking system installed at University of Nottingham

Paris – July 18, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has installed its VISION locking system at all 302 student apartments at the new Opal 1 Nottingham building. VISION by VingCard provides reporting capabilities to enhance the property's security, with all access logged to ensure that anyone entering or leaving the building and its secure areas is automatically documented.

The two-year-old Opal One Nottingham is proximate to the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham. Student accommodations range from individual studios to flats for up to six people, each with free Internet access and en-suite bathrooms. Owned and managed by the renowned Opal Property Group, Opal 1 Nottingham boasts a comprehensive security system; in addition to VingCard’s VISION locking system monitoring access to each apartment block electronically, the complex features 24-hour onsite staff presence and a substantial closed-circuit television monitoring network.

"VISION’s access control is more flexible than most systems on the market, enabling property managers to control exactly who may unlock which doors and when, ensuring that the students at Opal 1 Nottingham have the confidence of knowing their accommodations are as safe and secure as possible," says Christian Hénon, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Europe/Middle East/Africa.

VISION's report templates and flexibility make it easy to quickly extract information about which keys have accessed which doors, and the dedicated portable LockLink interrogation and programming unit lets management view the last 600 locking events from the entry log audit trail. The VISION system is based on a robust and advanced client server SQL database, ensuring fast and reliable operations and preventing the system from crashing in the event of a single terminal outage. Database files are protected by high-security encryption.

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems for the student accommodation industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of academic lodging facilities. For more information, visit