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Salto wins SFU contract

Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia is initiating a program to upgrade and improve many of its buildings beginning with access control at the student residence building on its Burnaby campus.

September 16, 2009  By Staff

Refurbishment work is underway and SALTO Systems have been awarded the
contract to supply and install a fully-integrated access control
solution, removing mechanical keyed locks and retro-fitting an initial
50 doors with XS4 electronic escutcheons using HID iClass RFID key
cards. The system is scalable and as budget allows the XS4 system will
be rolled out campus-wide to cover all the university’s future security
development needs.

“We are pleased to have won this contract from SFU. One of the greatest
challenges any campus faces is balancing the need to create an open
learning environment while ensuring that buildings, staff, students and
their equipment are protected from the threat of unauthorised access,
theft, vandalism and physical attack. SALTO has developed a number of
integrated access control solutions specifically for this purpose,
providing a complete security package for any school, college or
university," says Amir Zouak, vice-president SALTO Canada.

SFU is ranked as one of the top three comprehensive universities in
Canada, and has three vibrant campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and
Surrey, British Columbia.  It is home to over 25,000 students and spans
many disciplines in eight faculties, offering more than 100
undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate


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