October 28, 2022


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Case study

French coworking space utilises electronic access control to improve flexibility for end-users

A cable-free access control solution has been implemented by Focus at one of its coworking spaces. With the total number of flexible workspaces growing in France and elsewhere across Europe, ASSA ABLOY explains how its SMARTair solution has helped meet security needs while improving flexibility for users.

ASSAABLOY-SMARTAirFocus-22To manage access into and around its Lyon coworking premises, Focus sought a flexible access control system combined with contemporary aesthetics and high security features.

For easier installation and cost savings, the Focus team decided on a battery-powered rather than a wired solution. In planning efficiently for the future, they wanted a solution to evolve with their business — adding new features or functionality without the need to replace devices.

Ease of use and system customisation were also critical considerations, to make working life easier for the different teams who share their spaces. After extensive research and discussions with a range of service providers, Focus selected ASSA ABLOY’s SMARTair access control system with Wireless Online management.

“For quality reasons, we needed an expert supplier to meet our security and confidentiality needs,” says Gauthier Massardier, Real Estate Manager at Focus. “We needed a company with real expertise and solid experience in access management. Choosing ASSA ABLOY seemed obvious to us.”

Security, cost control and easy self-management

Doors at the Lyon workspace are now securely locked with battery-powered wireless devices. All credentials, door locks and users are administered from the SMARTair TS1000 software control panel. It allows remote opening and real-time management, while access logs for devices, credentials and users are easy to retrieve, for rapid incident investigation.

Building managers can tailor and update the access rights of any space user — or easily cancel access permissions for everyone who should no longer have access. The team in Lyon can also add new openings or devices anytime.

SMARTair has the option to extend functionality in future, with features such as unlocking by mobile app, remote lockdown in an emergency or a Web Manager to administer multiple sites.


Keep up with the wireless access control market

Download this free report to find out more about:

  • The current state of wireless access control solutions in the market
  • The rising popularity of mobile access control
  • Awareness of cyber security regulations and how this relates to access control
  • The growing use of the cloud and ACaaS to manage access systems
  • How your choice of access control solution can impact sustainability

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