In the new normal, differently and hygiene is something that will play a greater part in one's lives. That’s why SALTO Systems, in partnership with BioCote® the anti-microbial technology supplier, has since 2011 incorporated anti-microbial silver ion technology in the electronic smart lock range, electronic cylinders, locker locks, and supporting devices such as wall readers. The addition of BioCote’s anti-microbial technology helps reduce microbes on door handles and improves hygiene in buildings creating a cleaner, more hygienic environment for both users and visitors. “The more hygienic the handle set, the less chance of cross-contamination. This helps to reduce the spread of microbes around a building as microbes are not transferred from door to door and surface to surface,” comments Aznar Sethna, CSMO SALTO Systems. “We have long seen and offered the benefit of having BioCote® added to our electronic lock products to contribute to customers’ existing cleaning and hygiene regimes.” Silver-ion technology for anti-microbial protection BioCote® has successfully tested against a feline strain of coronavirus, showing a reduction of 90% in two hours, which is a positive indicator of the antiviral properties of their technology. Previous testing has revealed that BioCote® delivers 99.9 percent, 24/7 protection against an array of microbes including Influenza A H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella, and antibiotic-resistant CRE, VRE, and MRSA. BioCote® cannot be wiped or worn away and thus enhances hygiene management and reduces the possibility of cross-contamination. SALTO BioCote® anti-microbial protection consists of silver-ion technology which is integrated during the manufacturing process. SALTO added BioCote® as a standard additive for all the plastic devices it produces as well as with the new XS4 Locker Lock BLE. SALTO also offers BioCote® as an option on its complete line of electronic locks and online wall readers. Lasting hygienic protection from BioCote®-treated hardware The finish is long-lasting and maintains its anti-microbial performance over the expected lifetime of the products "Our findings continue to show the positive impact of having anti-microbial coatings on our smart-locking product range with regards to reducing levels of bacterial contamination. BioCote® silver ion technology significantly reduces the level of microbes on SALTO escutcheons and door handles by up to 99.99 percent which is an incredible achievement,” says Sethna. The finish of BioCote®-treated smart door lock hardware differs slightly from that of standard-finish escutcheons due to the mix of lacquer and silver ion particles. On wall readers, locker locks, and lock readers, it's invisible. The finish is long-lasting and maintains its anti-microbial performance over the expected lifetime of the products. Integrated and lasting hygienic protection Current government guidelines recommend regular cleaning to minimize the spread of microbes in all types of building. However, beyond regular cleaning, little consideration has been given to alternate or non-traditional methods for limiting the potential for cross-contamination within a public environment. By effectively reducing a broad spectrum of microbes by up to 99.9 percent, BioCote® anti-microbial technology provides integrated and lasting hygienic protection that supports regular cleaning regimes and hand hygiene. “SALTO has been an innovative leader in electronic access control technology for two decades and we are just as proud to have been equally as advanced when it comes to the hygienic properties of our products with a leading partner like BioCote®,” said Sethna.
Since 2011, SALTO Systems, in partnership with BioCote, the market renowned antimicrobial technology supplier, has incorporated antimicrobial silver ion technology in its smart electronic lock range, electronic cylinders, locker locks, and supporting devices like wall readers. The addition of BioCote’s antimicrobial technology helps reduce microbes on product surfaces and improves hygienic building environments and ultimately creates a cleaner environment for both users and visitors. “A cleaner, more hygienic building environment ultimately creates a better environment for both users and visitors. The more hygienic the environment, the less chance of cross-contamination. This helps to reduce the spread of microbes around a building as microbes are not transferred from door to door and surface to surface,” said Aznar Sethna, CSMO SALTO Systems. Ultimate hygiene solution "We have long relied on the addition of BioCote to our electronic lock products and we will continue to do so to help cleaning regimens and hand hygiene to provide the ultimate hygiene solution.” BioCote has successfully tested against a feline strain of Coronavirus, showing a reduction of 90% in two hours, which is a positive indicator of the antiviral properties of their technology. Previous testing has revealed that BioCote delivers 99.9 percent, 24/7 protection against an array of microbes including Influenza A H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella, and antibiotic-resistant CRE, VRE, and MRSA. Smart-locking range BioCote cannot be wiped or worn away and hence enhances hygiene management and reduces the possibility of cross-contamination. SALTO BioCote antimicrobial protection consists of silver-ion technology which is integrated during the manufacturing process. SALTO added BioCote as a standard additive for all plastic devices produced as well as with the new XS4 Locker Lock BLE. SALTO also offers BioCote as an option on its complete line of electronic locks and online wall readers. "Our findings continue to show the positive impact antimicrobial surfaces in our smart-locking range and products have on reducing the levels of bacterial contamination. BioCote silver ion technology significantly reduces the level of microbes on SALTO escutcheons and door handles by up to 99.99 percent which is an incredible accomplishment,” said Sethna. Smart door lock hardware The finish is long-lasting and maintains its antimicrobial performance over the expected lifetime of the escutcheon The finish of BioCote treated smart door lock hardware differs slightly from that of standard-finish escutcheons due to the mix of lacquer and silver ion particles. In wall readers, locker locks, and lock readers, it's invisible. The finish is long-lasting and maintains its antimicrobial performance over the expected lifetime of the escutcheon. At present, government guidelines recommend regular cleaning to minimize the spread of microbes in any building type. However, beyond regular cleaning, little consideration has been given to alternate or non-traditional methods for limiting the potential for cross-contamination within the public environment. By effectively reducing a broad spectrum of microbes by up to 99.9 percent, BioCote antimicrobial technology provides integrated and lasting hygienic protection that supports regular cleaning regimes and hand hygiene. Electronic access control technology “SALTO has been an innovative leader in electronic access control technology for two decades and we are just as proud to have been equally as advanced when it comes to the hygienic upkeep of our products with a leading partner like BioCote,” said Sethna. SALTO has developed a white paper that discusses the use of BioCote antimicrobial technology. To download the white paper, one can visit the official website of the company.
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has reached a milestone of 100,000 access points for its cloud-based KS Keys as a Service solution. Launched in late 2012, SALTO KS was the first cloud-based access control solution in the market. Since then, millions of SALTO users have experienced the benefit of this technology which delivers a flexible, cloud-based access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. All that is needed is an online device with an Internet connection. Smart Access Control by SALTO locks Designed to work for virtually every door, SALTO locks can go on any door in the world, however unusual the door may be. SALTO offers a broad range of hardware, making smart locking to any access point possible. “We are so proud to have surpassed 100,000 access points for SALTO KS as it further solidifies our position as a worldwide leader in our ability to deliver comprehensive security technology via a variety of technology platforms,” said Aznar Sethna, SALTO Systems, CSMO. “We are grateful to be able to offer this flexible solution for a variety of end-users who otherwise might not have been able to experience smart access control. But what would be virtually impossible to manage with mechanical keys is quite easily managed with smart, secure, wireless, and mobile electronic locking solutions from SALTO KS.” SALTO KS offers end-users better functionality and performance, reduces cost, and almost eliminates the need for maintenance. It’s used in a variety of environments like working spaces offices, co-living communities, and retail. Real-time monitoring via mobile app We continue to improve upon SALTO KS so that we can offer a solution that works for both today and tomorrow" Users control access for visitors, employees, or residents via the SALTO KS web and mobile app which offers full control of all functions and features. One of the most convenient aspects is that SALTO KS can be managed on-the-go, remotely and in real-time via a mobile application which allows immediate unblocking and blocking and offers a variety of management options. “When we first developed SALTO KS we knew that the cloud offered a great opportunity to build upon our foundation of smart access control and improve overall keyless and mobile access flow by trusted, technology,” said Sethna. “As we do with all of our products, we continue to improve upon SALTO KS so that we can offer a solution that works for both today and tomorrow. We look forward to achieving the next 100,000 access points!” Easy and secure access Access made easy and secure: Open the door with a single smart Tag, via PIN code, remotely, and even from one's smartphone. With SALTO KS say goodbye to mechanical keys and collect all their access rights on a single system Gain activity insights. Receive notifications regarding door and user activity. SaltoKS.com provides a message center that allows users to self-configure messages. For example, learn who entered at what time, or when a door is left open. Messages can be configured to be sent to a number of recipients and to three receiving device types: Email, SMS, and App push notifications. Multi-device access control Streamline one's operations and scale globally: Full control of who can access what, when and where in real-time, grant access to visitors, employees, or even delivery services and possible integration with other systems. Multiplatform. A cloud-based access control technology of fully integrated hardware and software that brings seamless access to every door in a working space. Manage SALTO KS from any device – phone, tablet, PC – all one needs is an online device with an Internet connection. Security. Its proven reliability and recognized stability bring cloud access control to every business, providing vastly better functionality and performance than is possible in a traditional mechanical solution.
The capability of effectively extending real time, online and cellphone enabled smart electronic access control to lockers and cabinets has eluded the security market – until now. By incorporating BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology into their latest electronic locker lock, SALTO has delivered a product that extends up-to-date comprehensive electronic access control to lockers, cabinets, and essentially anywhere. “With the world becoming more digital every day, the need to introduce the latest technology into the workplace, retail market, healthcare, and education sectors has never been greater,” said Aznar Sethna, CSMO SALTO Systems. “The new SALTO XS4 Locker Lock with BLE technology drives manageability, creates a flexible and safe storage service environment, and enables users to have what they need at the touch of a cellphone app or smartphone, wherever they are.” Real-time electronic access control The ability to deliver real-time electronic access control wirelessly to peripheral devices like lockers or cabinets has been long desired in the security industry. There are a variety of needs for securing the contents of lockers. In the workplace, lockers can contain property or expensive equipment. In gyms, lockers in locker rooms hold clothing and personal effects. Lockers and cabinets in the medical field, for example, can contain drugs, and, in retail, cabinets or lockers can contain cash and other valuables. SALTO has been a provider of electronic access control for lockers with the XS4 locker lock SALTO has been a provider of electronic access control for lockers with the XS4 locker lock, but the new version adds game changing BLE functionality. Adding BLE capabilities to SALTO’s XS4 Locker Lock solution not only offers the most up-to-date protection for lockers and cabinets, but it also delivers the capability for end-users to control these devices with cellphone phones and expands usage to additional SALTO platforms – like use with SALTO KS -Keys as a Service- cloud-based access control technology. Monitor live access control events SALTO BLUEnet Wireless was developed to meet the highest demands related to security, connectivity and ease of use and has now been successfully extended to the SALTO XS4 Locker BLE. It is networked through Bluetooth RF and is specially designed for door lock applications where real-time control is required. Control and management of access points can be done remotely and in real-time. The SALTO BLUEnet Wireless engine allows the operator to monitor live access control events and provides the ability to unlock the locker lock, change its opening mode, activate a lockdown, monitor live door status or change physical access rules in the access plan, all wirelessly and in real-time. Battery status management The advanced smart technology that SALTO has integrated into every SALTO XS4 Locker Lock BLE model also permits battery status management and audit trail recovery in real-time. With the same features as an online SALTO BLUEnet wireless door, users of the SALTO XS4 Locker BLE can: Monitor online the status of the locker Know if the locker was opened (means card presented) Bolt inside status (the deadbolt is retracted) Know if the door closed (means card presented) Bolt out status (the deadbolt is projected) Monitor online the battery status Disseminate the blacklist on lockers Update firmware through wireless infrastructure Open the locker remotely Perform an emergency opening Perform lockdowns Problems of key management The SALTO XS4 Locker BLE is an ergonomic design based on the same housing and mechanical mechanisms of the original version. A locking thumb turn makes for easy use – even with wet hands. The outer thumb turn – with a red and green indicator indicating availability of the locker – has an electronically managed release. Ready-to-install into pre-existing doors, it is designed as a replacement locker lock and can be used to quickly secure any pre-existing cabinet. And at a time where contagious viruses and bacteria dominate the headlines, it’s impressive that the XS4 Locker BLE comes with BioCote Antimicrobial Technology that can reduce bacteria by up to 99.99% as standard. Electronic access control in general and the SALTO XS4 Locker BLE specifically, eliminate the problems of key management, a user losing a key, or leaving a locker lock in a locked state for a long period of time. User assigned cellphone key One of the primary benefits of smart electronic access control solution is the ability to incorporate mobile access use The SALTO XS4 Locker BLE gives operators complete control and different specific and configurable opening modes for users that include: Fixed assignment locker: A specific user ID carrier or user assigned mobile key operates a specific locker lock. Free-assignment locker: Any user ID carrier subsequently used to unlock a locker takes control. Family option: Multiple user ID carriers to operate a single locker. One of the primary benefits of a smart electronic access control solution is the ability to easily incorporate mobile access use. The SALTO XS4 Locker BLE is JustIN Mobile compatible which means that any user can use a smartphone (IOS or Android) to operate the locker lock. Adding JustIN mobile functionality to a locker lock, means adding more features that can be conducted over the phone network, like: updating credentials; blacklist transmission; automatic audit trail collection; and automatic battery status collection. Unique access control solutions “SALTO’s proven smart technology products have long delivered unique access control solutions for any type of use case and application whether you’re in working space property management, healthcare, or education,” concludes Aznar Sethna, CSMO SALTO Systems. "The new SALTO XS4 Locker with embedded BLE technology makes this product an excellent solution for all of those projects that require a locking solution for a controlled, easy-to-operate, and fully-integrated mobile access technology system.”