Joint Base Andrews Selects Self-Service Technology by Kaba and Ariane Systems to Streamline Resident Access and Security

  • dormakaba
  • 11.18.15
Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas, an electronic lock supplier for the multi-family housing market, together with Ariane Systems has announced the deployment of the Kaba K-COD 200 self-service solution at Joint Base Andrews, a premier U.S. military base in Prince George's County, Maryland that encompasses both Air Force and Naval divisions.

In working together to develop the K-COD 200, the strategic partnership between the two companies serves the purpose of supplying clients within the military housing market with the latest in self-service convenience to complement Kaba's electronic lock products. The unit's customized software incorporates a unique PIN Code management system, which is used to verify the user as an authorized resident within the base housing system. Once the user's identification has been verified, a temporary keycard is encoded and dispensed, providing the resident with instant lodging access without the need for base staff involvement. 

The installation of a self-service system not only eliminated the need for additional staff to come in after hours for lockouts, but it has saved the residents from having to wait sometimes up to two hours for someone to show up and let them into their rooms. With almost 500 residents at the facility, the K-COD 200 system has freed up staff and eliminated wait time for residents and other authorized users in these types of situations.
As a military base that typically experiences roughly 50 housing replacement keycard requests a week, the platform is a valuable addition to personnel services which, due to its full compatibility with the base's pre-existing Kaba Saflok System 6000 security access platform, is also a significantly cost-effective enhancement.

"Having previously been recognized by Joint Base Andrews as a superior provider of facility security technology, we are delighted to assist in further streamlining their access management abilities," said Dale Mathias, vice president of multihousing sales at Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas. "Linking the K-COD 200 with the Saflok System 6000 ensures that residents are not inadvertently denied access to areas for which they are authorized, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of base-wide security at all times."  

Joint Base Andrews is home to the 11th Wing, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Force One, 79th Medical Wing, 113th Wing, ANG Readiness Center, 459th Air Refueling Wing and Naval Air Facility Washington. Since December 2014, K-COD 200 has allowed Joint Base Andrews to eliminate key-related after-hour calls to staff from residents. Prior to the installation of the self-service system, Airmen Dorm Leaders responded to locked out residents on a manual basis and tenants would experience significant inconvenience waiting for security staff to unlock their rooms.

"With decreasing budgets and increased housing security costs, the self-service system has proven to be an effective and convenient 24-hour solution to issues such including late arrivals, lockouts, lost keycards, and more," said Michael Zetterlund, product and marketing director at Ariane Systems. "We are pleased with the overwhelming success the Kaba K-COD 200 has had at Joint Base Andrews, and with its ability to increase security and convenience within the military housing market."

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