Student accommodations chose flexibility from SMARTair®

A single programmable SMARTair card can open bedrooms, common areas and student safes.

The customer

Funway Academic Resort

Madrid, Spain

Year of installation:

SMARTair devices installed:
166 SMARTair Update on Card escutcheons, 6 wall readers & 123 e-motion cabinet locks

RFID Technology: 

The challenge

296,000 Madrid students are potential customers

This student accommodation provides a range of premium facilities beyond just rooms with Wi-Fi. Residents can access a swimming pool, gym, laundry facilities, restaurant, games room and a rooftop bar.

Funway takes its duty of care seriously. Managers sought a modern, flexible access control solution to protect the young people who live there.

Key requirements of the customer included:

  • a secure system robust enough to handle high traffic volume in common areas

  • devices to fit all Funway’s door types, including rooms and lockers

  • the flexibility to cope with rapid and high turnover in site users

  • a solution that requires students and other users to regularly update their access permissions

The solution

Locks & energy saving devices

Student rooms are locked with SMARTair® escutcheons. Energy-saving wall devices regulate electricity use, and students have a safe with a SMARTair® e-motion cabinet lock.

Students and staff open all authorised doors with the same access card: Funway’s gym, study rooms, games rooms, pool and changing rooms, spa and staff areas are also locked with SMARTair® escutcheons.

Intuitive & secure

Wall readers at the main entrance function as updaters. So, all users are “forced” to revalidate access rights every time they enter. The intuitive SMARTair™ TS1000 software makes day-to-day facilities admin easy.

Adding or deleting a user’s access rights is simple — so security is not compromised if a student loses their smart card.

"The system meets the expectations we had and offers very easy maintenance."

- Mario Arias, Facility Manager at Funway