Can you provide some insights into BE Offices journey so far?
Each space encapsulates our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art facilities, be it a gym, breakout areas, or meeting rooms. With steady expansion from 2 to 6 sites recently, we’re proud to have maintained our award-winning service level, even as we grow. Our ethos is rooted in transparency ensuring our clients experience no unexpected surprises and can enjoy a connected workspace experience where they can feel comfortable.
The modern workplace is evolving rapidly, what spurred BE Offices to embrace Sentry Mobile Access as part of this evolution?
The nature of workspaces today demands adaptability. As our operations grew and diversified, especially with the jump from 2 to 6 sites, we realized the increasing complexity of managing access for a diverse group, from tenants to visitors. Traditional access methods showed their limitations, from forgotten key cards and fobs to the challenges of granting contractors out-of-hours entry. Sentry Interactive, with its flexible mobile access solution powered by Doordeck, seemed to be the most convenient answer. It promised an easy and affordable upgrade to mobile entry without needing to replace our existing Paxton Net2 system. Providing the option to simply integrate with the existing access controller to avoid replacement of legacy system hardware.
What challenges did you anticipate during the integration process and how was the experience of integrating Sentry Mobile Access with your system?
Initially, integrating a new solution with our existing Paxton Net2 system did raise some concerns, primarily because we wanted to ensure minimal disruption and maximum efficiency. To our pleasant surprise, integrating Sentry Mobile Access turned out to be much smoother than we had firstly anticipated. One significant advantage with Sentry Mobile Access is its compatibility and seamless integration with systems including Paxton Net2. But what truly stood out was the ease of setup and installation of the new wireless NFC door tiles which are mounted next to the door you want to provide mobile access for. It was as quick and easy as we could have hoped for with the simple peel and stick application. This speed and efficiency not only saved us valuable time but also reaffirmed our decision to adopt Sentry Mobile Access as a modern solution for our access management needs.
Could you delve deeper into how Sentry Mobile Access integrates into the daily operations of BE Offices?
Sentry Mobile Access has seamlessly woven itself into our daily operations. In our head office, the integration has been profound, with over 50 doors now under Sentry Mobile Access’s umbrella. At our other sites, up to 6 doors are now Sentry Mobile Access controlled, a number we’re keen on increasing. The practical applications are varied. For our tenants, it’s a modern, tech-savvy way to enter. Contractors, often working out of hours, find the remote one-time passes invaluable. One of our directors, known for his penchant for cutting-edge tech, has even made the complete switch to the app, strictly avoiding the traditional access card. It’s not just about opening doors—it’s about opening up a modern, efficient, and user-friendly access experience.
How has Sentry Mobile Access redefined the access control experience for BE Offices’ and its users?
At a first glance, access control might indeed seem a minor aspect of the office experience. However, in reality, it’s one of the first interactions a user has with our space and can set the tone for their entire day. With Sentry Mobile Access, we’ve witnessed a transformation in this interaction. Gone are the days of frantically searching for a forgotten fob or getting locked out of the office. Now the experience for tenants and visitors is smoother and aligns with the expectations of a modern workspace. The convenience of Sentry Mobile Access, especially its feature allowing temporary access keys, is more than a novelty—it’s a reflection of our commitment to providing streamlined, modern solutions to everyday challenges.
How would you encapsulate the impact of Sentry Mobile Access on BE Offices?
Sentry Mobile Access has been instrumental in amplifying our commitment to innovation. It seamlessly blends with our mission of providing smarter buildings for our customers. The flexibility of providing temporary access keys, for instance, aligns perfectly with the unpredictable and hybrid working needs of today’s dynamic business environment.
With that in mind, how do you envisage Sentry Mobile Access shaping BE Offices’ future trajectory?
As we map out our future, Sentry Mobile Access has already established itself as an integral tool in our blueprint. Our current experience with the system makes us optimistic about expanding its presence across all our locations. We are in a constant state of evolution, always seeking out smart, efficient solutions for our clients and staff. Sentry Mobile Access’s alignment with this vision is undeniable. As we continue to grow and adapt to the ever-changing demands of the modern workspace, we foresee Sentry Mobile Access playing an even larger role, helping us achieve a more interconnected, user-friendly, and efficient workspace ecosystem.
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“BE Offices’ vision as a technology-first flex space provider runs parallel with our own, with us both prioritizing the integration of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies. It has been an absolute pleasure collaborating with BE offices to deliver a truly connected workspace experience.”
Author – Guy Adderley, Director of Sales & Operations (UK and Europe)