TOG (The Office Group) has chosen Opem Security to install SALTO access control technology to secure its newest flexible work space located in the iconic One Canada Square.
Founded in 2003, TOG strives to create beautifully designed buildings, making the spaces (and contracts) flexible to allow businesses to thrive. They know everyone works differently so each location and space reflects this, with different designs, aesthetics, and workspaces for clients to choose from.
Each location is chosen for convenience, always within easy walking distance from transport links, and today the company has over 50 buildings across the UK and Germany (with more in the pipeline) and over 20,000 members.
“Flexible work spaces create a convenient, easy to access space that is both a pleasure to use and secure for clients and staff whilst doing so. To achieve this means investing in the appropriate technology to sit alongside other building systems so that our access control is reliable, long-lasting, and scalable” says Alex Walters, Group Head of Facilities at TOG.
With many clients coming and going to make use of the new office space, hot desks, spacious lounges, and meeting rooms, choosing the right security system for this Canary Wharf location was a major priority.
Having worked with Opem Security as their preferred supplier for the past 12 years, TOG was confident in their supplier's experience and ability to deliver innovative, future proof, security solutions, aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and optimising building management.
Alex continues “Having had SALTO systems previously installed across our various sites, we had an in-depth understanding of the product's capabilities, and how it could be utilised to best serve the space and our commercial users. Opem Security was instrumental in recommending the most relevant, cutting edge, smart SALTO KS locks for our building and excelled in demonstrating how it could be tailored to our exact requirements.”
What did they need?
With office, meeting room, and access doors to secure, TOG was looking for a technologically modern locking solution that would satisfy the needs of both the business and its customers. Key requirements were the ability to grant access rights instantly for new customers and revoke them in real-time when required.
No hassle, unwarranted costs or security issues were wanted, plus they needed an audit-trail overview of who accessed which door at which time. Topping off the list was an easy, wire-free configuration without complicated software or IT configuration.
Solution and benefits
Having made the decision to standardise access control on the SALTO solution, the installation got underway with some 103 doors being secured. Product fitted includes XS4 original handle sets, mortise locks with projecting latches, strike plates, and simple to use SALTO SPACE software. The latter is a fully integrated electronic locking and software solution that brings seamless access to all TOG doors in an efficient, secure, and easily accessible way.
Sara Chegwidden, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Opem Security says “When you’re providing smart and secure workspaces to a range of sectors and verticals it’s important to have a holistic view of space management and the vital role that access control plays. Security, efficiency, and design were all essential aspects of the brief when we recommended SALTO as the optimal access control solution for this project.
The client now has an easy to use, sleek product that continually adapts to the market needs and incorporates new technology to help safeguard and future proof their office space and gives them comprehensive 24/7 access control that covers their entire property.”
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