Installing electrical locking systems has always posed a challenge for facilities managers. If the system was connected to the building’s IT infrastructure, cable ducts often had to be laid to all of the doors. Furthermore, the IT infrastructure was seldom designed to function reliably round the clock. If wireless connections were used as an alternative, their administration proved to be time-consuming. To close an entry point an employee had to reconfigure the lock on the spot via a near-field radio link.
Accessium founder Péter Berende aimed to change all that. That is why he and his team developed e-Access, a cloud-based access control system for buildings with electronic door locks. The hub of e-Access is the EAMC01 control module. It is equipped with a SIM card and can be installed independently of the building’s IT environment. One control module is able to connect up to 100 electronic locks from which 40 locks can be wireless. Connecting a lock takes only a few minutes. Facilities managers can then manage the connected doors via a Web portal.
Cross-location access management
For companies with several locations the benefits are self-evident. They can even set up employees’ access rights across locations. "We created e-Access because we saw the need for small and medium businesses to protect their premises against unlawful entry and theft. It is a very cost effective solution and extremely easy to set up and operate. As an added benefit, the power consumption of e-Access is so minimal that the system can be run on solar power alone," Berende explains.
The solution certainly convinced the Business Wall of Fame jury. They were positively surprised by the many innovative IoT solutions that were submitted in the contest, but where Accessium was concerned, the ease of installation and cross-location administration of the solution clinched matters. Until now Accessium has mainly done business in Hungary. Berende had already been planning to internationalize, but with the Telekom partnership in eight European countries internationalization is now going ahead much faster than expected. “We are delighted to have gained momentum here with the competition and at the same time to have gained in Telekom a strong partner for the further expansion of our business,” Berende said.
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