Paris media headquarters utilises ASSA ABLOY suite for access control

ASSA ABLOY access control products deployed at Paris HQ

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Media giant Canal+ has chosen to deploy a range of ASSA ABLOY access control connected solutions for its new headquarters in a Paris suburb.

According to ASSA ABLOY, the solution for the building filters access to and through all technical areas, for 1,200 employees plus visitors and contractors.

The solution

“Fast-growing demand for integrated building systems makes it critical for hardware suppliers to offer a range of compatible access solutions,” said Thomas Schulz, Product Marketing Director at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA.

“ASSA ABLOY’s broad competence and a vast range of connectable access control solutions enables us to match devices to many applications, at almost any opening and in all areas of a building.”

ASSA ABLOY highlights that no-compromise protection was required for multiple types of door, both internal openings and external or emergency exits.

Canal+ prioritized access control devices which offer high performance in both security and sustainability criteria. Particular care was taken to create green interior and exterior spaces — as well as for indoor air quality and exposure to natural light — in order to reduce the building’s energy consumption.

“As soon as we discussed access systems, all service providers told me about ASSA ABLOY products,” said Abdeljelil Saidi, Director of Safety and Security at Vivendi/Canal+ Group.

Seamless integration

According to ASSA ABLOY, all of its devices installed at Canal+ integrate seamlessly with their Genetec platform. This integration gives employees the flexibility and convenience of carrying one multi-site credential. From an integrated Genetec control panel, administrators can issue, amend or withdraw access for individual users or rooms.

Additionally, Aperio and ABLOY locks connect with the smart building system to prevent unauthorized intrusion into sensitive areas.

Choosing the Aperio H100 Wireless Electronic Handle over wired locking devices contributed to improving energy efficiency, the company says. Like every Aperio lock, an H100 is fitted without wiring, which saves power during installation. The electronic handle works without mains power, consuming less energy than a traditional wired door lock.

“We plan to equip new Vivendi Group sites and not just the Canal+ headquarters,” added Saidi, commenting on the success of the ASSA ABLOY solutions.

Every door, interior and exterior

According to ASSA ABLOY, to secure interior doors, the Aperio H100 Wireless Handle combines security with contemporary aesthetics. Its durable design is designed for doors with high traffic; the H100 works with online or offline access control systems. A battery slots inside the handle, ensuring a minimal, discreet footprint.

For an even higher level of access control security at external-facing doors, ABLOY Electromechanical Locks are also fully integrated with the building’s Genetec system. These door devices offer high mechanical resistance at vulnerable points such as emergency exits.

“ABLOY electromechanical locks are robust and efficient,” confirmed Saidi.

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