Key system for a French hospital

Securing the hospital CHU Estaing

Application area: Health and Social Care

Clermont-Ferrand is located in the region Auvergne in France. CHU Estaing is part of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) of Clermont-Ferrand which employs 7,842 clinical specialists, nurses and nursing staff and it is equipped with up to 1,958 beds – 565 of them in CHU Estaing.

Challenge and solution:

  • Complex key system structure with different access authorizations

Protection of the German watch-and-clock-making museum Glashütte

Locking system in Z14 and XZ14 to secure show rooms

Application area: Art and Entertainment

Glashütte has been one of the most important centres for clock-making for more than 160 years. Until today watches from Glashütte stand for precision and high-quality mechanics.
In May 2008 the local watch-and-clock-making museum was opened. There are more than 400 exhibits on an area of 1000 m² on two floors.

A suitable key system which goes beyond the standard demands had to be chosen so that the valuable exhibits of the museum are protected appropriately. In accordance with the top priority of clockmakers – precision – the combination of security and precision of ABUS was chosen.

Challenge and solution:

  • Use of a precise key system
  • Upgrading the security

Security in system Integral for gas and turbine power station

Key system in Integral for the power station „Cuno“

Application area: Power Utilities

The power station site Herdecke can look back on a 100-year-old history: In 1908 the first power station under the name „Kommunale Elektrizitätswerk Mark A.G.“ was put into operation. In 2005 a large part of the former thermal power station was torn down and a gas and turbine power station was built so that the growing demand for energy could be met.
ABUS provided the appropriate key system.

Challenge and solution:

  • Security on highest level
  • Possibility of independent data administration

Security of a boarding school

System V14 for the security of a boarding school

Application area: Education and Research

The boarding school Torgelow was founded in 1994 and is a state-approved, special private school. Children can attend classes 5 to 12 and there are not more than 12 pupils per class. The school participates in the national A-level examination board.

ABUS provided an appropriate key system so that the pupils and teachers of the boarding school feel safe.

Challenge and solution:

  • Security in classrooms and living rooms
  • Key system to coordinate classrooms and living rooms

System Wavy Line pro for full-time day school in Hamburg

Reversible key system with high security

Application area: Education and Research

The school in the Maretstraße in Hamburg offers an all day program for pupils at any age. The initiative of „alles-könner Schule“ (= school of all-rounders) encourages the competence orientated and individual learning process.
The choice of the suitable ABUS product was made under the aspect of securing the building on a high level and a robust use at the same time.

Challenge and solution:

  • Highest security and comfortable handling
  • Resistance against wear and tear

Security inside of the Campus Tower

Safety concept for the residence hall of the university in Magdeburg

Application area: Public Institutions

The Campus Tower of the Otto-von-Guericke university in Magdeburg was redeveloped in 2009. At the same time a key system from ABUS was installed. With only one key the students can open all doors from the entrance door to the apartment door.
The goal: a comfortable solution that allows the students to access 250 apartment units as well as the entrance door with one key. In addition, the material of the cylinder and key has to cope with the high frequency every day use.

Challenge and solution:

  • Comfortable solution to open the entrance door and the apartment door with one key
  • High stability and long working life of the keys

12.000 cylinders secure the cargo transport center

12.000 cylinders secure the cargo transport center in Ingolstadt

Application area: Logistics

The cargo transport center in Ingolstadt was set up in 1995. It is located next to the factory premises of AUDI AG and it combines the connection of the AUDI production and its suppliers. On a surface of 830.000 m² there are production halls and warehouses, service providers, offices and a four-star hotel. It even has an own siding at the train connection between Ingolstadt and Treuchtlingen as well as a trade station of containers.
The maximum of security to a reasonable price had to be provided. The cargo transport center is constantly enlarged so that the key system has to grow accordingly.

Challenge and solution:

  • Reasonable solution for effective security

Castle Freudenstein with key system in Integral

Castle secured by system Integral

Application area: Art and Entertainment

In 1168 the castle Freudenstein was constructed to protect the silver mining. In 1500 „Heinrich der Fromme“ lived there. During the following centuries the castle was used as a military base, a military hospital and a grain silo. Between 2005 and 2008 it was restored fundamentally. Today it houses the world’s greatest collection of minerals, the archives of the city Freiberg and a restaurant.
Different cylinders types of ABUS are used to secure the historical building.

Challenge and solution:

  • Security for valuable collections
  • Coordination of the cylinder finish to the overall picture of the different rooms

High security reversible key system

Key system offers highest protection for hotel in the luxury class

Application area: Public Institutions

The Emirates Palace Hotel is located in Abu Dhabi and is owned by the local monarch family. The construction of the building began in 2001 and four years later the hotel was opened. Like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai it is unofficially a seven-star hotel. Because of its exclusive luxury equipment it is called a “Palace“ and not any longer a hotel. The Emirates Palace is conducted by the hotel group Kempinski.
There are many high-carat guests, occasionally even members of the monarch family, who meet their business partners or just want to relax. ABUS has offered the best solution to combine the high demand on the design with the highest security.

Challenge and solution:

  • Highest security for high-carat clientele
  • Integration in interior design

Security in an American shopping centre

Key system for security in an American shopping centre

Application area: Hotel and Gastronomy

The shopping centre on 80.000 m² was opened in 2009. It offers the soldiers of the American military base near Kaiserslautern a broad choice of restaurants as well as shopping and entertainment facilities.

ABUS has found the appropriate solution so that the soldiers of the American military base can enjoy their free time in a convenient and safe environment and meet the requirements of the operator at the same time.

Challenge and solution:

  • Effective security against unauthorized access
  • Adaption of cylinder lengths
  • Special request

Gold plated cylinders for a luxury hotel

Gold plated cylinders for the “Tower of the Arabs”

Application area: Hotel and Gastronomy

The Burj Al Arab, also known as the “Tower of the Arabs“, was built from 1994 to 1999. It took two years to create the artificial island on which it is constructed. The hotel is 321 m high and contains 60 floors. It is the most expensive and most luxurious hotel in the world and after the “Rose Tower“ in Dubai the second-highest building. The hotel in the shape of a sail is the landmark of the city Dubai. Officially it is a five-star hotel, but unofficially it is a seven-star hotel because of the extremely exclusive equipment.

Challenge and solution:

  • Special demands
  • Prevent a complete cylinder exchange when a key is lost
  • Security because of quality

Securing the diamond exchange in Dubai

ABUS locks the diamond tower in Dubai

Application area: Trade

The Almas Tower (almas means “diamond“) with its innovative glass design and the winding elements was designed according to the special needs of the diamond industry and it is the headquarters of the Dubai Diamond Exchange. Inside of the 363 m high building there are 65 floors for offices, a public show room for diamonds and the head office of the DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Center). ABUS was asked to secure the skyscraper.

Challenge and solution:

  • Use of a reliable and precise locking system

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