Södra Hamnen is the most attractive residential area in Luleå, and also one of the biggest housing cooperatives in the northern Swedish city. About 700 people occupy more than 300 apartments. Three and four-room apartments predominate and a number of spectacular four and five-room two-story apartments with sea views help make the neighborhood a popular one.
Yet more than 20 years after the apartments were built, it was time to update the locks on the apartment doors. It was also becoming increasingly difficult to repair the code system for the main doors to the apartment blocks.
Södra Hamnen wanted a simple and secure system that was easy to administer. An entrance intercom that connects to cell phones was a basic requirement, coupled with an access system for main doors and doors to common areas.
“The system should also be future-proof, for example if we want to upgrade with computerized scheduling for the sauna or laundry room, or integrate all apartment doors.”
Local company Luleå Låskonsult won the tender as total supplier of the ASSA ARX access system. “The functionality appealed to us … the system is easy to administer. And the price was also best,” Ejderberg says.
Now the 700 residents use their tags to open the main doors book time in one of the two saunas and to unlock the garage, laundry room, storage area, bicycle room and garbage room. The intercoms work with all telecom operators, connecting to landlines or cell phones.
Ejderberg also appreciates the ability to manage apartment owners’ access to the various common areas. Each apartment is provided a number of tags (by partner HSB) with the appropriate access rights. If someone moves or a tag is lost, it is simply revoked.
“After one year of service, the system more than lives up to our expectations. [The installation] all went very smoothly. Luleå Låskonsult did a great job with minimal disruption.”
The cooperative is now having discussions about integrating remote control of the garage doors, a function supported by the ARX system.
ARX – an access system for all doors
Online and offline readers in the same system.
With ARX, users enjoy a high-security advanced online system coupled with convenient offline readers.
• All doors administered in the same system.
• Offline authorization updated when users open online doors.
• Security adapted to each door.