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Prospect of third award for access innovation

23 September 2010

A new concept in access management for facility managers from 24/7 property and people protection provider SitexOrbis is shortlisted for a product innovation award by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) ahead of an awards' night final on 11 October.

Called eMAKS, the innovative solution is designed to deliver significant savings in relation to security by ending much of the to and froing associated with key handling, thereby boosting efficiency for facilities managers.
The savings are a result of marrying advanced new key technology with the technically adept resources of a 24/7 response centre, which is owned by the company and accredited to the highest standard, BS5979 category II.
Through the response centre the key can be programmed remotely to open up to 6,000 different locks and to allow access at different times.
For anyone handling keys such as property managers, contractors, surveyors and agents, it brings a more efficient way of operating that dramatically reduces the time, money and CO2 emissions associated with traditional key handling.
In addition, each key enables web-based reports to be compiled on usage that are proving useful to organisations for invoicing and time management purposes.
A rental packages means that keys can be used immediately without capital investment.
SitexOrbis has done well to be one of four finalists for the innovations in products award, the event organisers FM Events says, adding that the guidelines for the judging are strict.
SitexOrbis European Director Mark Cosh said: "Facility and property managers were telling us they were spending three hours a day making sure the right keys were available and travelling up to 2,500 miles a year for keys. eMAKS simply cuts out this wastage."
eMAKS, which stands for electronically managed access systems, has already scooped two major awards this year. Public sector building procurement body LHC voted it the Innovation of the Year and the Housing Excellence Awards named it Product of the Year. 08000 830 850

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