Major building installation project completed by Comelit-PAC


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Comelit-PAC’s integrated video door entry systems have been installed at Landmark Place, a 16 storey building which comprises of predominantly residential dwellings, with retail at ground and first floors.

Located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, Landmark Place was the city’s first skyscraper development, which features 280 high end apartments, mixed-use luxury facilities and a 24 hour concierge service.

Comelit-PAC was specified via main fire and security specialists, IDS Fire and Security, to integrate necessary door entry systems across the development, incorporating main site access and car park entrance systems, together with video calling capability for all apartments and fully shared network facilities. 

A Director who represents the Section 20 Committee for Landmark Place commented: “There was a definite need to upgrade our legacy door entry system, but what was critical was the requirement to use our existing cabling infrastructure and to keep the old system working at the same time as the new installation was taking place. 

“This was to ensure the security and safety of our residents at all times.

“We worked with IDS right from initial design stages to identify a solution. Comelit-PAC was recommended not only to accommodate the installation process, but also to ensure a high quality finish, with door entry panels and monitors that could blend with the aesthetics of the development. 

“The system is also flexible enough to accommodate the integration requirements to ensure a seamless security experience for our residents and guests.”

Comelit-PAC specified its Simplebus 2 wire system, allowing the installer to utilise the existing cabling so the site could have the old and system working at the same time to maintain security for the site. The solution was completed with Comelit-PAC’s ultra-digital entrance panels.

Each apartment now features a Comelit-PAC mini handsfree monitor with a custom adapter plate, allowing homeowners to benefit from instant intercom control and video door entry capability.

Owen Williams, Operations Manager, IDS Security Systems added: “Installing Comelit-PAC at Landmark, was a straightforward decision. It’s really simple to retrofit and one of only a few that could accommodate the need to use the existing cabling infrastructure. 

“The combination of SimpleBus and Mini Handsfree Monitors, could be installed without requiring extra power supplies. Homeowners can benefit from a stylish proposition of video door entry and integrated security, to stay protected.”

Tony Berry, Business Development Manager, South West, Comelit-PAC concluded: “Landmark Place set a new benchmark for skyscraper living in the heart of Cardiff, with its exceptional offering and level of amenities. To maintain its high aspirations, every aspect of any works programme has to be considered to present the latest in stylish design. 

“This had to be carefully balanced with minimal disruption to homeowners, especially when it came to security. In partnership with IDS, we were able to demonstrate the benefits of SimpleBus and our Mini Handsfree monitors, with its ease of installation to minimise disruption. 

“It’s a great example of a simple upgrade process enabling homeowners to make the most of the latest in integrated video door entry technology.”

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