In care homes, SMARTair® solves the problem of lost keys

Dagmargården is a new-build care home in the Danish town of Skanderborg which aims to create a secure, welcoming environment

The customer


Dagmargården, Skanderborg Housing Cooperative 


Skanderborg, Denmark

ASSA ABLOY partner:

Certego Fredericia 

SMARTair devices installed:

40 SMARTair Offline & Online battery-powered escutcheons, plus 60 SMARTair wall readers

RFID Technology: 


Year of installation:


The challenge

54 accommodation units to secure

This state-of-the-art home offers rooms plus common areas and a spa. Administered by the Skanderborg Housing Cooperative, an apartment lease also includes a care package.

Managers sought modern access control suited to both residents and staff. Also important to the cooperative was that Dagmargården should be free from the negative associations of key-chains and mechanically locked doors.

Key requirements of the customer included:

  • to create a key-free environment that both liberates nursing staff from time spent unlocking doors manually and fosters a caring atmosphere
  • to ensure access rights are distributed securely and only to authorized people, making the centre safer
  • a solution to the problem of physical key loss, with a system that allowed access rights to be amended instantly

The solution

Minimizing the cost of real-time control

Working with a trusted local installer, Skanderborg Housing Cooperative chose SMARTair access control. Wire-free installation saved time and money. Locks are battery-powered, so maintenance costs are minimal.

Dagmargården has both Offline and Online devices, ensuring managers are informed about site status in real time — a must when dealing with this client group.

Standard RFID tech on smarter credentials.

Everyone opens doors using MIFARE® credentials. Residents can carry a tag which automatically opens their door, without the need to turn a handle or even push.

Because SMARTair access rights can be individually tailored, residents, staff and visitors access only those doors for which they have authorization. Access permissions can be amended and cancelled when needed.

SMARTair provides safety and the possibility to tailor the system exactly to our needs.

- Ole Høi Sørensen, Skanderborg Housing Cooperative