Abloy UK has supplied its SMARTair access control system to Your Apartment for its new aparthotel based in the centre of Milton Keynes. The system provides access for 65 one-bed and studio apartments and a gym.
Your Apartment is a rapidly-growing serviced apartment and aparthotel operator based in the UK. It has over 300 serviced apartments across Bristol, London and Milton Keynes with a tech driven and design-led approach. Your Apartment Milton Keynes is the company’s largest property in its portfolio boasting 10,000 square feet. Co-founders – brothers Charlie and Toby Guest – said SMARTair matched their values. “Our mission is to create aparthotels with an emphasis on eclectic design, comfort and convenience, quality without compromise. We wanted to incorporate the latest technology as part of this, tailored to the needs of today’s traveller.”
Your Apartment required a flexible and integrated access control system that could grant access to residents, team members and contractors with the relevant credentials at the right time, with the added benefit of audit trails for enhanced security.
The building contractor approached Abloy UK for advice during the specification stage, and the SMARTair system was suggested, to offer wireless door entry and provide a detailed security overview of the building: who entered, where and when, in real-time.
With SMARTair, the facilities manager controls user rights and sets access limitations, time schedules and permissions calendars for different user groups.
The system is integrated with Openow, an app that opens doors using Bluetooth, meaning the user’s mobile phone becomes a secure virtual key. Virtual keys can be updated over the air from anywhere and residents unlock a SMARTair-protected door by tapping the phone against a reader.