Maru Towers secures infrastructure with cloud-based access control

Issue 5 2023 Access Control & Identity Management

Maru Towers, a company specialising in communications infrastructure, are now able to provide access securely and remotely, across all of its sites nationwide, through cloud-based access control.

Maru Towers’ primary business is the leasing of antenna space on multi-tenant communications towers to mobile network providers, fibre backhauling and other wireless broadcast companies. South African owned and operated, the company invests heavily in the communities where they build infrastructure sites and knew they needed a suitable protection solution for all their sites from the get-go.

As remote critical sites are accessed by multiple contractors and employees each day, it was important for them to have real-time visibility in order to secure their assets and manage access remotely for all stakeholders. After experiencing vandalism on site, it was also important to find a robust solution which would provide them with audit trails of access.

Having worked with FS Connect before and being familiar with the Sera4 technology, Maru Towers took advantage of this potential solution. As their number of sites are still growing, the solution needed to be scalable and easy to use, which is why the Sera4 access control technology was the best and ultimate option at the end.

As employees work remotely sometimes, Sera4 has made a big impact in the company being able to manage all their sites from any location and at any time. They manage access of the padlocks used on site. With the Connected Latch feature, Managers are able to confirm the lock status and get verification that the site is secured.

The Sera4 technology is a cloud-based access control solution, a keyless platform for physical access control that is both easy to use and highly secure. The Teleporte mobile app makes it easy for contractors or employees to request access on site, which then can be approved or declined on the Teleporte portal remotely.

The NOC Manager receives email notifications where she can approve/deny access via her mobile phone. With this, audit trails have greatly improved, and their operations have become digitised. Access can be approved or denied remotely and a digital audit trail of access is available for each site.

“Our relationship with our partners goes beyond business transactions; it is built on trust, collaboration, and a shared commitment to excellence. We are proud to have partnered with FS Connect who delivers safety solutions, such as the Sera4 Keyless access control padlocks, that protect our telecommunication sites. Together, we strive to create a safe and secure environment for our sites,” says NOC Manager, Thoko Dubula.

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