The Houghton Hotel appoints Systems Africa for a SALTO Solution

Systems Africa is a rapidly growing security integration company and a recognized leader in South Africa’s security industry. We provide essential security integration services to organizations and businesses in several industries including financial, educational, healthcare, property management, hospitality, and transportation.

We’re incredibly proud of the security upgrade we did for The Houghton Hotel. We installed SALTO locks to control access to 150 rooms, penthouses, and hotel serviced apartments. The newly installed SALTO system also controls access to the gym, golf course, lifts and other areas, giving guests the freedom to move around the property while preventing unauthorised access. Our security systems give guests and residents the peace of mind they deserve.

Contact Systems Africa for a SALTO Solution tailored to your needs
Office +27 11 913 3421


The SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) provides the flexibility for an access control system to grow from a small number of doors and users to a large number of doors and users as required. It allows stand-alone locks to read, receive and write information via an encrypted and secure data-on-card system that utilizes the capabilities of RFID read/write technology. In SVN all access data is stored on and distributed by its operating smartcard. When presenting a smartcard to an offline stand-alone door, not only does this control access rights to that door but thanks to two-way communication, the door also writes data like blacklist information or battery status back to the smartcard. The smartcard then transmits this information back to the server via online wall readers that are able to update and receive information from the cards anytime and anywhere in the building.

SALTO Panic Devices XS4

SALTO advanced panic bar & fire door solutions enable panic bar-equipped emergency exit doors to be controlled with an innovative, stand-alone electronic locking system. SALTO stand-alone electronic locks can be fitted, in combination with adaptor kits, to more than 40 leading panic bars from the most popular manufacturers.


The SALTO XS4 PBF110 device is the emergency exit door’s highest standard for security, with enhanced safety performance features. It combines the highest safety along with ease of use and installation. SALTO XS4 PBF110 series exit devices are UL listed for Panic Hardware and Fire Exit Hardware and are certified according to ANSI A156.3, 2001, Grade 1.


  • SALTO SVN and SALTO Wireless network capable.
  • All communication between the carrier and the electronic cylinder is encrypted and secured.
  • The batteries can be replaced without cylinder removal.
  • Equipped with anti-drilling protection.
  • Suitable for medium to high-security applications.
  • Emergency opening via portable programming device (PPD).
  • Exit signal when bar depressed.
  • AMOK option for offline lockdown.

ID Technologies

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  • MIFARE® (DESFire EV1, Plus, Ultralight C, Classic – ISO/IEC 14443).
  • Bluetooth SMART (BLE).
  • NFC.
  • Inside Picopass.
  • LEGIC Prime and LEGIC Advant.
  • HID iCLASS®.
  • i-Button.

SALTO integrates with KeezApp technology platform for enhanced hospitality experience

As increasing digital engagement powers forward in the hospitality industry, SALTO Systems South Africa has joined forces with the KeezApp technology platform to offer hotels an unrivaled guest experience.

Property management systems

The KeezApp platform provides a range of solutions for any property that hosts guests and is able to integrate with most PMS (Property Management Systems) on the market. Guests can check in from anywhere, receiving a virtual key straight to their smart phone and getting an alert when their room is ready for occupation.

The front desk is then alerted when the guest has used the mobile key to enter their room even for doors equipped with offline electronic locks. The virtual app provides for access to all permitted areas of the hotel during their stay and when the time comes to check out, guests can again use KeezApp removing the need to queue at reception.

SALTO electronic locks

Both companies are driven by the opportunity for hotels to provide a superior guest experience to their clients, whether by offering mobile functionalities or superior management standards like quick check-in and check-out, online billing, live chat with reception, housekeeping, and concierge or auto Wi-Fi connection for guests.

SALTO welcomes new partnerships with industry leaders like KeezApp that will result in improved hospitality management and the guest experience. SALTO also continuously adds integrations with other technology providers so that those in the hospitality industry have a choice when it comes to which platform, they use to control SALTO’s robust line of electronic locks and supporting products.

KeezApp – SALTO software integration

Additional tools include live chat with the front desk. This provides a better, more efficient way for guests to talk and interact with the front desk whether they are in the hotel or out and about. Guests can also choose different departments to contact such as reception, concierge, housekeeping or room service depending on their needs.

KeezApp has implemented JustIN Mobile key access technology and interfaced it with SALTO front desk management software ProAccess SPACE. SALTO Hospitality add-ons include functionalities such as mobile keys (BLE), group check-in; real-time re-rooming and real-time extended stay. These plus other key hotel features make it easy to control all the offline and online rooms and back-of-house doors from different front desk guest workstations.

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SALTO integrates its BLUEnet technology into INTEREL’s guest rooms to enhance hotel security

SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of wire-free smart electronic locking solutions, and INTEREL, the award-winning hospitality guest room management solution, announces the integration of SALTO’s BLUEnet technology into INTEREL’s guest room control solutions, using BLE wireless radios to allow hotels to minimise their infrastructure investment, optimise energy consumption, and take advantage of SALTO’s next-generation products.

The new SALTO and INTEREL BLE integration replace traditional ZigBee with SALTO’s BLUEnet wireless – a future-focused Bluetooth Low Energy technology. INTEREL is one of the first guest room management solutions to integrate with SALTO’s BLUEnet Wireless Technology.

Real-time control

Hotels can now integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of SALTO wireless locks that bring intelligent and dependable automation for guest rooms and operating enhancements that provide the most reliable, cost-effective, and technologically-advanced guest room system. SALTO BLUEnet wireless is designed for doors where real-time control is required and can be installed as an independent system or can complement the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN).

We’re excited to continue to offer technologically-advanced solutions for the hospitality industry with leading guest room management partners like INTEREL,” said SALTO Vice President of Hospitality Sales Michael Cline. “Our newest integration incorporates the most efficient and advanced technology into guest room access control and energy management and is just another example of how SALTO and INTEREL continue to improve product offerings.”

Online access control

Our integration with SALTO’s BLUEnet wireless is strongly in line with INTEREL’s dedication to the future of hospitality,” noted Florian Gallini, INTEREL CEO. “By incorporating the latest Bluetooth technology, INTEREL and SALTO are providing hotels with the opportunity to utilise the most efficient way to integrate best-in-class access control and energy management for the hospitality industry.”

The integration provides secure room access control for guests and staff that works in tandem with in-room thermostats and controls to ensure that energy consumption – one of the top expenses for the hospitality industry – is minimised. Guest room management includes features such as controlling the temperature, lighting, curtains and even requesting hotel services, with the touch of a button.

The integrated solution – which can replace mechanical keys and proximity cards with smartphone-based access control technology – also can alert hotel staff when a room is occupied and can help them to respond quicker to guest requests. Additionally, INTEREL and SALTO deliver these advanced guest features and online access control functionality without additional infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership for the hotel.

For more information contact SALTO South Africa –
Wild Fig Business Park, 
Block F, Unit 55 – 1494 Cranberry St, 
Honeydew, Roodepoort, 2040
Tel: +27 (0) 87 701 5858



Salto Solutions in Healthcare

SALTO South Africa is Providing a safe and convenient environment for employees, patients, visitors, and external staff:

  • Differentiate easily who has access, when and for how long to such different places as emergency wards, patient rooms, pharmacy and surgeries, staff offices, etc.
  • Protect against theft of drugs, pharmaceuticals or personal belongings by providing a secure, positive environment that is in the best interests of all the stakeholders of the facility: patients, staff, family and guests, community leaders, financing entities.
  • Manage access to a health service’s network of diverse community centres, clinics, staff offices all from the same credential as used at the main hospital.
  • Employ reliable and intuitive products and technologies developed for hard use in high traffic areas including parking zones, emergency and public main entrances.
  • Extend the security of a system’s access plan to include even mobile workers easily and without sacrificing productivity.

Special SALTO features for the Healthcare industry

BioCote® Antimicrobial Silver Ion Technology
SALTO Systems, in partnership with BioCote®, uses this leading antimicrobial silver ion technology that helps eliminate up to 99.99% of microbes on product surfaces to help provide a cleaner, safer and more hygienic environment for staff, visitors and patients.

XS4 GEO grips
XS4 GEO cylinder grips have been designed to improve the operation of XS4 GEO electronic cylinders. Suitable for use in the healthcare industry, these grips are BioCoted, and DDA compliant. A range of colours enables users, even those with impaired vision, to easily distinguish between different areas.

JustIN mSVN (mobile SALTO Virtual Network) allows the updating of a person’s access rights remotely using SALTO’s JustIN mSVN app for NFC-enabled smartphones. This solution is extremely suitable for mobile staff including home care workers who can update their access credentials remotely without having to use a wired update point at a central facility.