ProdataKey and Altronix Partner to Secure, Future-Proof Office Tower
The PDK-Altronix solution was designed to meet the property’s immediate security requirements, along with the ability to scale up as needed.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — ProdataKey (PDK), manufacturer of a Cloud access control platform built for mobile, is combining efforts with Altronix, a leader in power and data transmission products for the professional security industry.
Both organizations announce that their solution has been deployed to secure Fairbourne Office Tower, a new commercial building located here.
Summit Technology, an IT solutions provider headquartered in Salt Lake City, installed the building-wide solution at the behest of its client, Wasatch Commercial Management (WCM), according to the announcement.
Fairbourne Office Tower is a nine-story property with an adjacent parking structure located within Fairbourne Station, a new 40-acre, mixed-use development.
The PDK-Altronix solution was said to be designed to meet the property’s immediate security requirements, along with the ability to scale up quickly and easily as needed. The initial installation includes approximately 122 PDK devices securing the lobby, elevators, electrical and storage closets, stairwells, and occupied office space. All readers throughout the building are PDK’s Bluetooth-compatible devices with touch-free capability, Touch io.
A building-wide, high-speed fiber infrastructure was installed by Summit Technology to support future controlled access points that will be needed as additional tenants move in. The building is currently occupied by a reduced on-site workforce and contains several vacant floors and office suites due to the pandemic.
The use of Altronix Trove enclosures with integrated power allowed the integrator to consolidate up to three multidoor controllers and a power supply within a single housing. The Trove enclosures can hold either a 12-volt or 24-volt power supply, which was said to free Summit Technology to run power over much longer distances using half the wire gauge at 24 volts.
PDK’s mobile-first platform allowed Summit Technologies’ technicians to use their own phones to test and configure the system’s devices.
The completed PDK-Altronix system provides WCM’s property manager, Joanne Marshall, with highly flexible, easy-to-use tools to manage the building’s access schedules and user credentials, according to the company.
“Because Pdk io is on the Cloud, I have access to it after hours from wherever I am. If someone gets locked out, they give me a call and I can remotely let them in,” Marshall says.
She adds that she also looks forward to leveraging PDK’s partitioning feature, which allows the HR teams of new tenants to assign users and manage their employees’ access privileges. Workers will be able to use the same credential for the building’s main doors, the parking garage and their suite.
As tenants move in, Summit Technology can add controlled access points at any time without interfering with the system’s operation. PDK’s “edge-style” system makes installation easier and less disruptive, according to the company. As soon as readers are installed and configured, new doors appear within Marshall’s Pdk io app and she can assign them to a partition.
Evan Tree, PDK’s president and CEO, says, “Being chosen to secure the Fairbourne Office Tower demonstrates the relevance our mobile-first, touch-free access control solution has to the commercial real-estate sector. As workers return to the office, PDK offers the touch-free experience employees will demand along with the management features and scalability valued by property owners and management teams.”
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