Y Suites offers purpose-built student housing (PBSA) in multiple cities in Australia. The company’s focus is on wellness and creating a lifestyle for study, friendships and fun. They go out of their way to deliver.
With student experience and well-being paramount, it was critical that these multi-site developments had a robust, operationally efficient and integrated Electronic Access Control System, or EAC.
The goal: to ensure student safety in a way that improves the student experience (seamless, easy) and benefits the business (reduced operational costs, increased efficiency, visibility and security).
Why so sweet?
Y Suites is developed and owned by Wee Hur Capital of Singapore with its main mission being “to provide a home away from home for our students”.
The facilities at Y Suites are impressive, including shared kitchens and lounge areas, meeting rooms, sky lounge, music and dance studios, fitness and yoga facilities and more. Y Suites ensures that all the amenities a student can dream of are within reach.
The challenge Y Suites faced was to find an electronic access control technology that could meet a wide range of operational, integration and security requirements.
In the end, the SALTO solution was chosen, as Development Manager Wing Fai said: “To meet our duty of care, we need to be able to monitor and control the way the buildings, individual rooms and shared facilities are entered. We need a system that gives our students easy access, while at the same time ensuring their safety and security.
“The system should enable us to automate processes and manage facilities remotely to control costs without compromising on quality of service. We are very environmentally conscious and must therefore also control energy consumption and reduce the ecological footprint of our buildings.
“All of this means we need an EAC partner with innovative technology, the ability to integrate with our property management system (PMS) and a national and international presence. That is why we chose SALTO.”
SALTO’s Living Spaces Manager for Oceania Cedric Duigou describes the solution SALTO designed for Y Suites: “We used a series of different SALTO technology elements, incorporated into a single, easy-to-manage system that controls access to the base building and all shared and individual rooms, through a combination of wireless and wired access points.
“The system is fully integrated with RMS, (the PMS). This integration streamlines student registration, with student data captured once and shared between RMS and SALTO.”
Wing Fai said SALTO has been instrumental in building and promoting the Y Suites brand in Australia
“We wanted our facilities to be primarily focused on student wellbeing and experience, and SALTO’s innovative access control technology has helped us provide an excellent level of safety and quality of life for our students.
“Of course, we also needed to be able to operate our properties efficiently and SALTO’s online operations, monitoring and control, battery-powered locks, mobile keys and PMS integration all help reduce our management costs and energy consumption.”
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