According to Joseph Liotta, Security and Surveillance Manager at Migros Geneva, the key to this success is the belief and involvement of the Migros management, together with the experience of the LOCKEN team. ‘The excellent collaboration with the LOCKEN project managers who supported us from the first tests in 2009 to the roll-out across our entire network enabled us to achieve our objectives within the set time-frame.’
Migros had a number of ambitious initial objectives, including improving security at outlets, warehouses and car parks, assigning access rights centrally and by user profile, guaranteeing response times and controlling sensitive sites. In addition, the problem of lost keys and the resulting systematic replacement of keys and cylinders had to be rectified. As some access points are located in places that are highly exposed to acute and changing weather conditions, weather-resistant cylinders without energy were an absolute necessity.
The LOCKEN solution fully meets the specific requirements of a market as demanding in terms of quality and reliability as Swiss retail. As a result, 120 Migros employees and third-party users can now complete 30,000 opening operations per month to perform their various tasks at the company’s hypermarkets, supermarkets, car parks and other outlets.
About Migros Geneva:
Migros Geneva is one of the regional cooperatives that form the Swiss Migros retail group. A dynamic component of the Genevan economy, Migros Geneva has 3,500 employees and around fifty outlets, including two hypermarkets, 16 supermarkets, 16 markets and specialist stores (DIY, gardening, sport, furniture, etc.) in the Geneva region and close to the French border area.
The Migros group is the largest Swiss retail company, with 37% of the Swiss food market. As a whole, the group’s ten cooperatives operate 589 supermarkets, 198 specialist markets and some 200 restaurants.
Induction technology: major innovation
Locken's electronic key access control solution is built with the contactless induction technology patented by the Iseo Group. Advantages for the user include the fastest opening times of any wireless access control system and exceptional ruggedness with no contact between the key and cylinder.
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