New innovative access system for University in Greifswald 27. June 2016

The Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Greifswald, Germany, changes its traditional locks and replaces it with an innovative electronic access system from SALTO. SALTO Systems is an industry leader for manufacturing electronic access control solutions. The university currently, has about 700 employees and 11,000 students, spread out between 5 different faculties that focus on medicine, law and mathematics.

At the moment, the electronic system from SALTO is being used at over 1,000 access points on the whole campus. Electronical XS4 mini geo cylinders protect interior doors as well as lockers for bicycles, which are used by employees to reach different destinations on campus. To avoid illegal garbage dumps, locks are also used for bins.

Picture: © SALTO Systems

Picture: © SALTO Systems

Founded in 1456, the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University is listed as one of the oldest universities in Germany, which bears some architectural requirements. The oldest door in the university is from the 18th century and because of this, SALTO has installed special XS4 Geo cylinders.

SALTO’s access system is based on the Salto Virtual Network (SVN) which uses a patented read-write-functionality with encrypted data transfer. The innovative identification technology is powered by NXP’s MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 contactless chip with 128-bit AES encryption. Access cards are issued to employees and students with access control for doors are designed with the ‘Proaccess’ software from SALTO.

The high quality of data encryption with the SVN network has played a central role for the university to decision to choose in favor of SALTO’s electronical system, as data security is seen as a fundamental element by the Ernst-Moritz-Arnd-University. Furthermore, the system can be rolled out to also protect other assets like furniture, server racks or entrances.

The full article is available in German.