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The Ashes Wedding Venue with Smartlock InDoor Security

When the owners of The Ashes Wedding Venue in Endon, Staffordshire were looking for an efficient and easy to use locking system, which wouldn’t compromise the traditional décor of their barn wedding venue, they turned to Securefast to provide the perfect user friendly, discrete yet effective locking solution.

The Ashes is considered by many as one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the country. The fifty acre estate rests at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, within the borders of Staffordshire and offers the perfect setting for a special occasion.

The company’s recent installation at the Ashes consisted of the Securefast ASL951B1-R Wireless Smartlock InDoor units, which is a system that enables the client to select their own preferred style of lever furniture in order to compliment the building and its surroundings. In this instance the owner’s preference was for traditional lever handles in a black antique finish, with both the locks and door furniture blending in seamlessly with the traditional aspects of the venue.

The Smartlock InDoor lock is used in a virtual network setup utilising Smartlock software with the ASL960 USB card encoder. This allows staff to allocate wedding guests wishing to stay in the newly renovated accommodation with Mifare cards for access. These cards allow access for the duration of their stay and automatically deactivate the following morning.

Using the Smartlock InDoor system means that the card reader is monitored in the door above the 72mm centre lockcase with the battery housing, leaving no need for a separate hardware reader actually on the door.

In addition to the InDoor system, Securefast offers an OnDoor version which consists of a set of “Return to Door” levers in stainless steel on a stainless steel backplate with the reader. The OnDoor system is a wire free stand alone, intelligent lock that uses Mifare proximity contactless technology. It provides an easy to use, secure access solution right on the door. The flexible system enables OnDoor systems to be created to suit any installation from a simple one or two door set up to a fully networked control system providing real time control of access permissions and monitoring.

For further information about the above locking solutions or to receive details on the comprehensive range of access control options available from Securefast, please contact the Securefast sales team on 01704 502 801 or visit the Securefast web site at