Amthal Blends Video Door Entry With Edwardian Architecture
During the fire and security upgrades at Kenilworth Court, Amthal worked closely with the management team and residents to ensure the upgrades do not compromise on the aesthetics of the Edwardian mansion blocks. Situated in Putney, Kenilworth Court consists of eight purpose built Edwardian style blocks of flats, completed in 1904 – 1905.
Featuring 150 portered flats, with a garden in the middle, it is now run by the controlling company, Kenilworth Court Co-ownership Housing Association Ltd. The opportunity to upgrade door entry from audio to video capability saw the initial introduction of Amthal to the development.
“With the historic significance of our development, and the pride of notable residents who have lived here, any upgrades, however small, must be carefully considered with regards to how it will impact on the aesthetics of the overall premises", said Steve Logie, General Manager at Kenilworth Court Co-Ownership Housing Association Ltd. “Amthal understood this and worked closely with us and our residents, carefully taking in feedback to create bespoke video door entry solutions that blend with the grand entrances. Installation was sympathetic, always ensuring wiring was discreet and ‘boxed in’ where necessary. So impressed with their customer service and technical ability, we now consider them our preferred supplier for all fire and security maintenance.”
Based on resident feedback, Amthal created and installed a bespoke CAME BPT brass entrance panel for Kenilworth Court, allowing all homeowners to benefit from stylish video door entry technology. Residents and staff also benefit from an upgraded Paxton Net2 access control system, with dedicated fobs distributed to ensure safe and secure block entry.
Phil Bryant, Amthal Strategic Accounts Team Manager added: “The key to our success with Kenilworth Court was taking the time initially to create an installation works programme with video door entry systems that could blend in visually without disrupting the architectural aesthetic of the development.
We spoke with the management team and residents throughout the design process, bringing door entry styles and samples to ensure everyone was confident in the installed final solution. From this our engineering team and customer service has built up a trusting relationship where residents understand our needs to operate internally, sometimes within apartments themselves and also through communal areas. And the management team has peace of mind that fire and security requirements will be maintained to exceed standards across the development.”