Telegraph Works in Greenwich is a landmark project that includes an 18-storey tower, three eight-storey buildings, apartment blocks and townhouses. The works are by Weston Homes and Cathedral Group, operating in a joint venture with regeneration and property developer U+I. The result has been 272 new dwellings situated in waterfront grounds reclaimed from land once used for rope-making and submarine cables.
Urmet’s Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels have been fitted to eight entrance points at Telegraph Works. Elekta Steel is a vandal-resistant version of Elekta. The unit’s one-piece stainless steel body with flush moving elements reduces potential for damage by vandals or would-be intruders, as well as providing IK09 impact resistance.
The LCD colour display unit in the Elekta panels ensures easy use for callers and can also show messages. There are 16 courtyard houses at Telegraph Works across a two-acre development and, if required, the panels can show visitors their optimum walking route to their destination within the complex.
Residents at Telegraph Works are able to screen visitors and communicate with them using one of the 256 Urmet Max Lite IP PoE seven-inch touchscreens that have been installed across the site. As a tablet-style device, the touchscreen employs swipe movements familiar to any smartphone user, with a 1024 x 600 pixel 16:9 screen.
Site designers at Telegraph Works have also provided additional access control for residents, property managers and approved contractors. These security measures include installation of Urmet’s P60 access control readers, which grant or deny access to stairwells and corridors in the apartment buildings and tower.