Working with architect Francisco Daroca Bruño, Spain’s Red Cross sought a new Córdoba office space designed around the person, to reflect the organization’s human welfare-related goals. The new building combines modern materials with Andalusian design principles to create a flexible workspace bathed in natural light. The main security challenge? To offer the highest levels of protection, yet remain flexible enough for 300 daily users with various profiles, including employees, volunteers, visitors and emergency staff.

SMARTair™ Installation

SMARTair™ wireless access control delivered. Access at Córdoba’s Red Cross building is controlled with one efficient, upgradable and easily configured system. Wooden, glass and emergency-exit doors lock with SMARTair™ door devices. Two SMARTair™ wall readers allow Red Cross staff to control access to the building’s lifts within the same SMARTair™ system.

With SMARTair™, programmable, encrypted RFID smart cards replace mechanical keys. This eliminates the risks from lost or copied keys—an essential advantage for an organization that works with around 3,000 volunteers.

Round-the-Clock Control

SMARTair™ gives facilities managers
round-the-clock control over who is
accessing the building, and when

SMARTair™ gives facilities managers round-the-clock control over who is accessing the building, and when. It is easy to receive audit trails from SMARTair™ devices, for example, or to track failed and unauthorized access attempts. Facilities managers can also open site doors remotely.

SMARTair™ is expandable, too. Should the Red Cross want to incorporate more premises, adapting a SMARTair™ installation is easy.

Aesthetics also played a pivotal role in the Red Cross’ choice. Glass doors complement an open, transparent building design. ASSA ABLOY also supplied panic exit devices and door closers.

ASSA ABLOY provides the complete solution,” says Sergio Ortuño Aguilar, Regional Secretary Córdoba of Red Cross Spain.

The Spanish Red Cross

The Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Española) is a humanitarian and volunteer organization rooted in Spanish society and with broad social participation. Taking a human development perspective, the organization aims to give comprehensive assistance to vulnerable social groups.

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