Town council portfolio transforms access with cloud solution

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Islington Council has worked with Comelit-PAC to create a cloud based door entry solution for managing access control to communal residential developments across its housing portfolio.

As a leading London Borough Council, Islington has made the transition to a PAC cloud solution across its housing network, delivering improved security for residents. Initially, PAC pilot tested the system across six blocks chosen by the council’s capital works team. The pilot was successful in working around residents to ensure a seamless transaction of fobs and secure access to communal areas. The works have now been extended to more locations across the borough.

With the ongoing programme, Islington Council is committed to safe and secure housing for residents across the borough. The PAC security system can accommodate the high frequency movement of residents and operators who may need controlled access to communal areas. Overall, the PAC installation offers greater peace of mind and safe audit control.

The London Borough of Islington has been using PAC systems for over 25 years, with the team working closely with technical services from specification to installation, ensuring a seamless transition from the existing standalone system to the smart cloud based solution.

From the borough’s perspective, the remote capability enables a much more efficient approach to managing access throughout our properties, enabling resident instant access, and old resident details can be removed and replaced as necessary.

At the same time, Islington has peace of mind that data captured is secure in the cloud, in compliance with latest standards. Paul Scott, Sales Manager at Comelit-PAC added: “The benefit of the long term relationship we share with The London Borough of Islington, is that we understand their requirements, from a technical and operational perspective. We also have come to know their processes to ensure resident safety across its housing network.

“The new cloud system enables the Homes and Neighbourhoods team to operate more efficiently, especially with the new focus on hybrid working. It also comes with the assurance that all data is safely stored and backed up, secure and accessible, even remotely when they are not on site. This means they can respond quickly to a resident’s needs for new or replacement fobs, and ultimately secure access to their home.”