Innovative student accommodation provider Iglu integrates VingCard connected door locks over existing wifi network and implements cutting edge access management solution


Stockholm - September 15, 2020 - ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions’ systems have been employed by Iglu in most of their locations since 2013, but 2019 saw a major rethink of access management.

The safety and wellbeing of students is one of Iglu’s top missions and they are constantly exploring ways to improve it, focusing in particular on technical innovations that can bring the right balance of convenience and safety. Iglu chose ASSA ABLOY’s VingCard locks - a proven solution that has been in operation throughout the hospitality and accommodation sector since the 1970s. Iglu wanted a solution that was both reliable and incorporated the latest technology, futureproofing their residences.

A pilot scheme was initiated at one of their properties, with the overall aim of moving all residences into a fully integrated, online solution. Iglu teamed with both ASSA ABLOY and Ruckus, now part of CommScope, to design a comprehensive yet simple-to- maintain access management solution, reaping the benefits of smarter reporting and functionality while retaining core security.

The pilot project demonstrated the advantages of an integrated and easily maintained student access management solution.

Iglu was also quick to realize the broader possibilities of a smarter access solution, particularly to support them in their pastoral care and student wellbeing efforts. The implications are clear - faster response times to bring help to at-risk students and develop a more holistic strategy as to what it means to be safe and secure.

Futureproofing is a major factor in Iglu’s thinking and fundamental to their choice of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions as a partner. By choosing ASSA ABLOY at an early stage, Iglu is able to incrementally roll out additional features as their needs evolve, adding functionality to their existing ecosystem with easy integration of new technologies.

Iglu is planning to incorporate ASSA ABLOY’s mobile access solution, allowing students to access their rooms and common areas with just their mobile device. There are many benefits in terms of convenience, like no more lost keys being just one example, and with the mobile access app, Livvi, there are even more ways for Iglu to engage with their students.

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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is dedicated to reimagining how people move through their world. Our expertise in customer journey mapping, innovation and service design leads to the invention of new security solutions that create value for our clients and exceptional experiences for end users.

The education division’s goal is to help housing operators provide students with a secure, welcoming environment, in an efficient and convenient package. Elegant, intuitive access solutions integrate seamlessly with existing accommodations, while our mobile access app, Livvi, enables students to use their devices as keys. Simple. Secure. Smart.

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