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.

Watch the Case Study here:

For more information, contact FS-Systems, [email protected],

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Gallagher Security launches Augmented Reality Training in Australia
Gallagher Training & Education Access Control & Identity Management
Gallagher Security has announced the latest addition to its innovative suite of training solutions, Augmented Reality Training, demonstrating its continued commitment to innovation and improving access to security training opportunities.

Fluss launches the next wave of IoT solutions
IoT & Automation Access Control & Identity Management News & Events
Fluss has announced its newest IoT product; Fluss+ continues to allow users to manage access from anywhere globally and brings with it all the advantages of Wi-Fi connectivity.

The future of digital identity in South Africa
Editor's Choice Access Control & Identity Management
When it comes to accessing essential services, such as national medical care, grants and the ability to vote in elections to shape national policy, a valid identity document is critical.

Defending against SIM swap fraud
Access Control & Identity Management
Mobile networks must not be complacent about SIM swap fraud, and they need to prioritise the protection of customers, according to Gur Geva, Founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii.

Access Selection Guide 2024
Access Control & Identity Management
The Access Selection Guide 2024 includes a range of devices geared specifically for the access control and identity management market.

Biometrics Selection Guide 2024
Access Control & Identity Management
The Biometrics Selection Guide 2024 incorporates a number of hardware and software biometric identification systems aimed at the access and identity management market of today.

Smart intercoms for Sky House Projects
Nology Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
DNAKE’s easy and smart intercom solution has everything in place for modern residential buildings. Hence, the developer selected DNAKE video intercoms to round out upmarket apartment complexes, supported by the mobile app.

Authentic identity
HID Global Access Control & Identity Management
As the world has become global and digital, traditional means for confirming authentic identity, and understanding what is real and what is fake have become impractical.

Research labs secured with STid Mobile ID
Access Control & Identity Management
When NTT opened its research centre in Silicon Valley, it was looking for a high-security expert capable of protecting the company’s sensitive data. STid readers and mobile ID solutions formed part of the solution.

Is voice biometrics in banking secure enough?
Access Control & Identity Management AI & Data Analytics
As incidents of banking fraud grow exponentially and become increasingly sophisticated, it is time to question whether voice banking is a safe option for consumers.