Door Access Control Project Saves London Borough of Hounslow £750,000 in Cost Efficiency Savings

Local authority and social housing provider London Borough of Hounslow is set to save £750,000 in cost efficiency savings – after choosing to procure a new cloud-based door access control system through Fusion21’s Facilities Management Framework.

Selected for installation across all residential housing stock and commercial buildings, the upgrades worth £750,000 – installed by Crystal Electronics and provided by manufacturer Intratone – allow door access users to be added or removed remotely.

This technology brings a number of benefits to both council tenants and employees. In addition to the systems offering customers high levels of security, they will improve customer service and reduce staff time when handling related queries.

Making changes to door access control no longer requires the council to arrange an onsite appointment with an engineer – instead, all updates will be made online.

Michael Burch, Managing Director at Crystal Electronics said: “Working with Fusion21 and the London Borough of Hounslow has given us the opportunity to demonstrate innovations in the market; offering a product that offers the best solution to meet Hounslow’s security needs.

“To date more than 500 buildings have been treated to the upgrades with Hounslow saving a total cost efficiency saving of £750,000 over the last 12 months. This represents a 50% saving in comparison to using alternative products.”

Phil Woodhead, Facilities Management Framework Manager at Fusion21 added: “Fusion21 used a 10 year lifecycle costing model during the tender evaluation process to ensure the council would benefit from significant savings – in addition to utilising the latest in door access control technology.”