Managing access control from the cloud gives start-ups the chance to think differently. In Czechia, the remote management and instant scalability of Incedo Business Cloud helped Kolovna to reimagine bike rental on a national scale.
The Kolovna Project aims to make cycling more widespread, not only by offering Czech customers top-quality products, services and technical support, but also by improving the logistics of organising a trip. Kolovna wants to make bike rental easier, while maintaining the highest standards of user safety and equipment security.
Kolovna‘s solution is to bring a secured bicycle container to popular cycling locations all over Czechia. Access to each container is filtered and monitored by electronic locks, so customers can safely park their own bike or rent one from the container. This secure container solution for cycle hire is designed to increase the availability of rentals at leisure spots and to give customers peace of mind that their equipment is safe. Ultimately, Kolovna plans to expand service to Prague, too.
Kolovna’s containers must combine security with easy customer access, including unlocking via mobile keys on a smartphone. To achieve this, Kolovna needed an access control platform, which could multi-task without additional technologies, more software or extra staff. They chose Incedo Business Cloud, installing readers, a controller and door module in every container.
Incedo connects all Kolovna’s security software and hardware within one seamless system. Cloud management keeps Kolovna staff in control of their premises from anywhere. They can work in an office, at home or mobile. The integrated Incedo solution includes remote cloud administration, a system for transmitting video surveillance signals and flexibility to add more access and security features in the future.
“Apart from product security, the biggest benefit of the collaboration with Assa Abloy included consultations on, and the preparation and subsequent implementation of, the system, a process incorporating several other organisations,” says Kolovna’s Rostislav Posker.
“Thanks to Assa Abloy’s custom solution, Kolovna management did not have to organize time-consuming meetings with multiple contractors or worry about the compatibility of individual systems,” he adds.
An Incedo Business system streamlines access control admin — with cloud management and total flexibility to extend or add new access points at any time. Incedo’s easy scalability enables Kolovna to roll out new bike rental containers when they are ready — ultimately at hundreds of locations around Czechia, including Prague.
Their Incedo system is designed for compatibility. Kolovna can manage multiple security tasks and technologies from a single control point, which saves valuable staff time. They can issue and cancel temporary keys to let customers into a container. Users benefit from the convenience of unlocking their chosen location with a smartphone. Incedo Business Cloud gives Kolovna important tools to help them think bigger about bike rental.