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24th April 2019 Issue no. 454
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Mul-T-Lock secures specialist housing unit
Mul-T-Lock's patented security solutions have been installed by local locksmiths, J. Williams, at an AIDs housing unit in Dublin.
Dublin's Aids Fund Housing unit provides 24 self-contained apartments - across three properties - for single people and couples in the later stages of AIDs related illness who are homeless or unsuitably housed.
All residents benefit from 24 hour care, training schemes, employment opportunities, and advice on medical routines as well as guidance on core living skills.
J. Williams had worked with the premises management team previously and offered advice when they began seeking a new security system that included a key card for increased convenience and usability.
The trusted, local locksmiths recommended Mul-T-Lock's Smartair Wirefree and an MT5 patented master key system operated by Synerkeys. Many of the existing locks on the doors were retained thus reducing project costs.
Don Chomiskey, premises manager at the AIDs Fund Housing unit, said: "We came to J. Williams looking for a new security system which would minimize the risk of keys going missing, locks breaking and increase flexibility of access to our three buildings.
"Thanks to our previous work together, J. Williams understood our priorities - as well as our restrictions - and gave us a demonstration of the Mul-T-Lock Smartair package which could be retrofitted despite us having both aluminum and timber doors on site."
Mul-T-Lock's Smartair is a simple bolt on solution for any door type, which can even be installed to operate using existing hardware and key sets. Convenient and flexible, it is available in a variety of styles, finishes and offers a full upgrade path to wireless access control.
Les Williams of J. Williams added: "We created a bespoke package which would work with the unit's existing locks and cause minimal disruption to residents and carers. For added security, we included a Synerkey that is programmed to override both electronic and mechanical locks on site meaning carers only have to carry one key when on shift."
Smartair overcomes many of the obstacles traditionally associated with access control systems as an intelligent electronic device with ease of use at the heart of its design.
Lee Howard, Access Control Sales Manager of Mul-T-Lock concluded: "Our experience with working for various housing organisations means we understand that quality, convenience and cost are all key factors in the decision making process. We have developed solutions, such as Smartair, which are affordable but don't compromise on security.
"With this in mind, the Smartair system benefits the residents' security as well as the carers' practical needs while giving the Aids Fund Housing unit property managers peace of mind."
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