Posted on 19th of February, 2020

Spotlight on a Cloud Team: The Netherlands

Last month, we introduced a brand new blog post series on SALTO KS: 'Spotlight on a Cloud Team', in which we get the opportunity to introduce the champions behind KS cloud-based solutions to you. We will feature Cloud Teams in several countries, who share the same mission of creating a key-less world.

For our second story, we did not have to go very far to find an inspiring team. In fact, we went one floor upstairs to our neighbours, and interviewed the KS Cloud Team at SALTO Systems Netherlands!

We interviewed Technical Project Manager Michael van Anen, who answered some questions on behalf of his team and organized a fun photo-shoot which is so good we decided to feature it throughout this article.

Read below to find out the daily work and motivation behind this team and what they believe drives the world of cloud-based access control.

What are three words you would use to describe SALTO KS?

Functional - Flexible - Fancy

Which successes with SALTO KS are you most proud of? What is your favourite KS project?

Actually we have two projects we are most proud of. The chocolate king with the best chocolate in the world “Tony’s Chocolonely” have been using KS for a few years now! They even upgraded towards the end of 2019 to BLUEnet locks and are using Digital Key on a daily basis.

Also, a magnificent state of the art project in Amsterdam, Edge Technologies uses KS in their Edge Olympic building since mid-2018.

Edge Technologies stands for a smart building concept where KS fits in perfectly, and even their new smart office building Grand Central Berlin is going to be equipped with KS; an awesome KS project in a very cool environment.

What is your favourite thing about working in the cloud team of SALTO?

The diversity of projects on a daily basis and working in a fast-growing tech access control environment does a lot with your daily “go to work vibe” in a positive way! With of course the amazing and crazy colleagues within multiple disciplines (Bernt & Bjorn in Techsupport, Pascal in Marketing, and Michael in Project Management).

What can be a challenging aspect of selling SALTO KS?

There is a variety of many access control manufacturers and they all want to be at the top of the food chain. Luckily we work at SALTO which introduced the first in Cloud access control years ago and are still evolving strong! That makes it easier for a customer to choose between all those companies knowing that SALTO is the manufacturer that proved itself throughout the years by developing solid design hardware together with functional and easy-going software.

Which cloud product would you like KS to be integrated with and why?

We see strong potential with Mews, especially for Hospitality which is an open and fast-growing market at the moment. Mews offers a great PMS opportunity and if we can integrate with them it will be a “next level” solution.

At our SALTO KS office, we have KS installed on our main door, meeting rooms and storage, so the team uses our product on a daily basis. Are you also a regular user of KS, besides demos at sales meetings?

ABSOLUTELY! We have it all around our brand new office in Amsterdam Nieuw West and some of us also use it at their homes. So yes, multiple times a day we use our Digital Key to enter the office or our home.

We would like to thank Michael and the entire SALTO Systems Netherlands team for being an amazing guest on this edition of Spotlight on a Cloud Team and for sharing with us their thoughts and experiences as a KS cloud team!

Be sure to follow the team on LinkedIn (Bernt & Bjorn in Techsupport, Pascal in Marketing, and Michael in Project Management), or get in touch through their website for more information.

SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. Modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is easy and simple to use for businesses including Coworking Spaces, Coliving Buildings, Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Retail, Multi-Tenant Housing, Gyms and many more. Our best in class wireless access control solution and smart locks guarantee the efficiency for your business. Integrate smart locks, start easily managing wireless access control now!

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