SALTO Door access control

Fast Lockdown AMOK Electronic Escutcheon For Educational Institutions
Fast Lockdown AMOK Electronic Escutcheon For Educational Institutions

SALTO Systems has launched a brand new electronic escutcheon designed for use in the educational environment. It ensures schools; colleges and universities are a secure, safe place to learn by enabling buildings and facilities to be quickly locked down during a security or other emergency event.In such a situation it could be safer for students and staff to remain in a classroom, securely locked in until the emergency is over, so SALTO AMOK escutcheons enable authorized users to put the electronic locks into a standalone lock down mode, securing the room until help or the emergency services arrive on scene.Compatible with almost any type of door, SALTO AMOK electronic escutcheons have a built in card reader on the inner escutcheon. This inner reader enables users to activate the AMOK function mode in order to lock down the room quickly. Only authorized users with AMOK privileges on their access plan can activate it.The AMOK function mode is initially configured on a user's card access plan by the School, College or University Security Manager via SALTO Pro Access or HAMS software. In the event of a security event, a teacher or other person with AMOK privileges on their SALTO access credential just needs to present it to the inside reader of the SALTO AMOK electronic escutcheon. A green light on the escutcheon signals the AMOK function has been activated and occupants are then securely locked inside the room.If anyone tries to enter the room when the AMOK mode is activated the outside reader shows red and the SALTO electronic escutcheon will deny access keeping the room and its occupants safe and secure.Of course, for security reasons, an authorized AMOK card with lockdown override privileges (typically held by a Headmaster, Principal or Security Manager) will be able to access the locked down room at all times. In this case the reader will again show green and access will be given so occupants can be moved to a safer location or enable Police or emergency services to enter the room.During normal use, to deactivate AMOK mode, the teacher or other person in the room with AMOK privileges on their card, simply presents the card to the inside reader for a second time, the reader will show green and AMOK mode will be deactivated.Completely integrated in the SALTO XS4 platform, SALTO AMOK electronic locks are available in a wide range of models. They can be installed using the existing mortise lock in almost any kind of door, even narrow profile doors, and are compatible with European, Scandinavian, ANSI and Australian mortise locks. 

SALTO Announces Partnership With BioCote
SALTO Announces Partnership With BioCote

The agreement will see a range of SALTO access control products, initially its best selling XS4 escutcheon range including wireless on-line real time escutcheons, wireless ready escutcheons, stand alone escutcheons, AMOK escutcheons, SKG escutcheons and more, having the option of being treated with the BioCote finish.BioCote  is an antimicrobial agent containing silver which is engineered to provide continuous, built-in protection on a products surface. It works by binding with microbes and damaging their cells in a number of ways, disrupting their normal functions and preventing them from reproducing.It has been proven to effectively reduce the presence of microbes on surfaces by up to 99.9%. The activity of BioCote helps to eliminate the growth of bacteria and moulds on coated escutcheons, lessening the impact these microbes have on the product. Transfer of microbes from the treated surfaces to other susceptible surfaces will be reduced as a direct result of BioCote antimicrobial activity.The finish is long-lasting and maintains its antimicrobial performance over the expected lifetime of the escutcheon. It does not break down over time, so will not leach from, or rub off treated surfaces, and just normal cleaning is required to maintain the warranty of the finish. It is suitable for use in a range of commercial environments including hospitality, retirement homes, leisure, food, catering, laboratory, and healthcare sectors.Marc Handels, Vice President Global Marketing for SALTO Systems says "The partnership of SALTO's advanced access control technology with BioCote Ltd provides unrivalled versatility for our customers, helping to provide them with a cleaner, safer and more hygienic environment for their staff, visitors or clients. We are great believers in delivering ‘best-in-class' solutions, and this partnership between our two companies perfectly delivers on that strategy."

SALTO Offline Readers Now Support Siemens’ SiPass Integrated System
SALTO Offline Readers Now Support Siemens’ SiPass Integrated System

The combined SALTO-Siemens solution offers customers the best of both worlds - the opportunity to control access to doors using SALTO's extensive range of powerful offline solutions - together with Siemens' world-leading online access control system SiPass integrated - all with the same card. All the cardholder data for both systems is stored in the SiPass integrated database and all events at all doors - both offline and online - appear in the SiPass integrated event log. SALTO is the world leader in offline access control solutions, enabling users to integrate their physical security needs through networked standalone locks. A SALTO offline system can manage an unlimited number of users and doors in a single system, securely controlling who has access to what, where and when at all times. SiPass integrated is a powerful and almost infinitely flexible access control system that is designed to meet access control needs that range in complexity from medium to very high. It offers a wide range of advanced features including advanced card management, multimedia alarm handling, elevator management, a video surveillance user interface and complete event logging in a single system. At many sites SiPass integrated is used as a security management station (SMS) that integrates access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance into a single system. Designed to fit into a state-of-the-art IT environment, the modular structure and scalability of SiPass integrated make it easy to adjust to keep pace with the changing needs of any organization. It supports a virtually unlimited number of cardholders and controllers to suit any facility size. The partnership between SALTO and Siemens to develop this innovative, integrated solution marks the beginning of a new era in security management. Users of the integrated system will appreciate the fact that they can use the same card at all doors. Security managers can therefore remove key management problems from doors fitted with mechanical locks and keys. The information stored in the SALTO card provides a precise audit trail for each lock within SiPass integrated.Marc Handels, Vice President Global Marketing for SALTO Systems says: "This new alliance helps both companies cater to the growing demand for integrated security solutions. Combining SALTO's offline access control technology with Siemens' SiPass integrated online access control system enables us to provide end users with a tailored solution specifically designed for their security needs.""We are very pleased to be partnered with SALTO, the market leader in offline access control, " comments Peter Grace, Product Manager for SiPass integrated at Siemens. "With SALTO's help we have created a convenient, secure and cost-efficient solution for our customers' interior doors. We expect this integration will be particularly attractive to institutions such as hospitals, universities, large corporations, and other organizations with large numbers of doors. They no longer have to choose between the cost-efficiency and convenience offered by SALTO and the advantages offered by an advanced online access control system like SiPass integrated. Now, they can truly have it all."