Europe’s largest Fire Service College installs new Kaba access system based on LEGIC technology

Europe’s largest Fire Service College installs new Kaba access system based on LEGIC technology

Zurich, Switzerland,December 11th, 2008–The training college for fire-fighters in the Austrian town of Tulln has a modern security system: combined with wireless linking via card (CardLink) and LEGIC contactless technology, the Kaba exos access system allows simple cost-effective management, quick expandability and
administrative flexibility.

The Regional Fire Service College in Lower Austria is Europe’s largest and most modern training centre for fire-fighters. The go-ahead for construction of this huge 80,000 m2 facility was given in early 2004. When choosing the new security system, the challenge was to meet the very highest requirements: The specification demanded flexible access authorization, a very affordable acquisition cost and low operating and maintenance costs. At the same time, ongoing operations of the seminar hotel, training premises and emergency organisation had to be taken into account.

The chosen Kaba exos solution, combined with CardLink, captures the data of around 14,000 course participants a year in a central system and manages their access to the hotel and the training area. Thanks to CardLink, access to the training buildings located across the site is secured wirelessly and integrated directly into the overall system.

The security most obvious advantages of the new system include simple central management of the entire security system, a high level of administrative flexibility and optimum expandability. A single key with a built-in LEGIC transponder opens every door for the user–including those in the facility’s hotel. In total, the security system comprises 50 online access points, 85 digital cylinders, 25 call stations and over 700 locking cylinders.

About LEGIC Identsystems Ltd

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO
15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips.

LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.