Chicago university uses SALTO system for access control

University adds electronic capabilities for dorm at North Park University

Nineteen online Hot-Spot wall readers have now been installed utilizing SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) technology on all exterior and stairwell doors, and 135 XS4 offline XS4 locks have been fitted to each individual dorm room. Rim-panic devices and 50 additional XS4 offline locks have been fitted to other facility doors.

The XS4 system needs no hardwiring and provides a wire-free networked electronic locking solution with a great range of features. It is designed with state-of-the-art technology that uses distributed intelligence to pass information between microprocessors in the electronic handle set and the key card. It also allows the University to benefit from the many advantages of SVN and enables access profiles to be changed rapidly—adding value to the access management of Burgh Hall.

Clark says, "The most important perception of security measures is that they not be seen as 'add ons,' but as core essentials alongside the bricks and mortar of the building. What we like about the SALTO product is that it provides vastly better control of 'keys' and gives us the ability to get audit and battery status updates without having to visit the locks. The ability to change access rights on the fly without having to have students or staff come back to get their card recorded is also a big bonus."