Securing luxurious and exclusive residential apartment suites in Dubai with elegant biometric access and personalization.
While browsing through the various stands at Intersec 2015, the leading international exhibition for Security & Safety held annually in Dubai in January, Jana Malhas was immediately drawn to a brightly-lit modern stand displaying what was potentially the ideal product for her latest project.
The Volante Towers project is an exclusive residential development located on the banks of the Business Bay district in Dubai targeting wealthy empty nesters looking to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.
Jana, owner of Ultimate Solutions, a smart home systems integrator, was on the hunt for a biometric access control device and her attention was drawn to Invixium’s stand featuring the IXM product line for Smart Homes.
So, what was the problem?
There are many options available in today’s market for biometric access control devices, but until then Jana had not found a product that was good-looking and elegant to complement the high design standards of Volante Towers. Also, the product had to integrate with the Savant Systems’ home automation controller used in each suite. “We had envisioned to install a product which satisfied all our requirements: aesthetically appealing, compact product, high standard, secure, PIN and card access, audio communication, bell button (ie.doorbell), reliable software and customizations to suit integration. Invixium checks all boxes,” says Jana.
The Search Is Over
It was love at first sight with Invixium’s IXM TOUCH equipped with access card reader, PoE and Battery Backup, and an easy choice. The product was ordered soon after the meeting at Intersec.
A total of 124 units of IXM TOUCH have been installed at the front entrances of all suites including service entrances. The products are connected to an electric door strike where access is granted through the IXM TOUCH or remotely via any smart device. Audio communication via biometric device and video feed from the external fish-eye IP camera provides the convenience of intercom to an internally installed iPAD.
With this modern access control and intercom system, residents at Volante Towers can use biometric, ID or any MiFARE card to enter their apartments comfortably. Additionally, occupants can “trigger their desired scenes such as lights, A/C and music” with personalized access with a touch of a finger. Lastly, monitor the entry and exit behaviour at their residence with the ability to grant access remotely from any smart wireless device.
Getting the Job Done Right
As with most projects, there were some hurdles in the way of installation. “Given our extensive experience and expertise in the biometric access control industry, we know and understand that no two projects are alike,” states Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President of Invixium. “Our differentiation as a product manufacturer is the ability to offer engineering customizations to our customers and our willingness to complete multiple site visits to ensure complete satisfaction at the end of the day.”