Condé Nast is a mass media company notable for publishing such fashion titles as Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. Operating since 1909, the company now attracts more than 115 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands.

London is already home to the College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, which are part of the capitals University of Arts.

To join these establishments, Condé Nast took its first steps into the education market by opening The College of Fashion & Design.

Located in Soho, The Fashion & Design college offers students a ten week course to give them an insight into public relations and brand management.

Security and Access Control requirement

As a requirement, the media company needed heightened security and strict access control to both their London Headquarters and their new fashion college. Access control would be vital to restrict the movement of unauthorised personnel through their establishments.

Their exact requirements included:

  • Keeping staff and students safe whilst at the college
  • Restricting movement of unauthorised personnel through the building
  • Setting up unique access privileges for large events

The ClearView solution

To solve this requirement, ClearView selected the SATEON Enterprise access control system to install at both the London College and the company’s Headquarters at Vogue House, Hanover Square W1.

The SATEON system is 100% browser based and eliminates the need for dedicated access control stations, whilst its powerful SQL server simplified information analysis.

Paul Main, ClearView’s Managing Director commented, “The SATEON system’s customised reporting and compatibility with other databases helped to reduce task duplication and streamlined work flow. The system should save ten days of annual administration for enrolling new students. In addition, the system allowed us to integrate CCTV cameras. Predefined events or alerts monitored by SATEON can trigger the CCTV to focus on the area in question.”

The new access control system enables Condé Nast to effortlessly set unique access privileges for certain visitors during high profile publication events. These privileges increase security by allowing guests to enter only specially selected areas during the event whilst denying them access to areas such as student class rooms, staff facilities and libraries.

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