KPG Funds Case Study

Elite boutique office building becomes the first hands-free, frictionless offering of its kind in NYC.

How real estate investment firm KPG Funds implements hands-free technology to create the first-ever “Frictionless Forever” corporate office building in NYC

Touchless access

Openpath’s hands-free and mobile credentials, as well as floor-by-floor contactless elevator control, are key components of the unique touchless office design, without sacrificing security or convenience.

Elevated aesthetic

Blending seamlessly with the high-end finishes of the renovated space, Openpath’s award-winning readers contribute to the overall appeal and user experience of the frictionless office concept.

Remote management

Openpath’s cloud-based system can be managed remotely, even when nobody is at the office. Admins can unlock the door, activate a lockdown, and instantly credential users and visitors without needing to be on-site.

Efficient installation

ESCC, a leading provider of enterprise security and communications solutions in NYC, selected the Openpath platform for its convenient wiring architecture that helps meet the demands of high-end commercial spaces.

Touchless access control installation

Installing the Openpath system is both cost-efficient and effortless for security integrator ESCC. Even in the gut-renovation, historic cast iron building, Openpath readers are designed to conveniently mount wherever they’re needed, and the cloud-based platform eliminates the need to dedicate space to a cumbersome on-site server. KPG Funds plans to roll out similar touchless access systems across their existing and future portfolio.

Challenge: Safety without compromising security

For KPG Funds, creating an upscale workplace environment with a focus on security and safety is the only way to move forward in the post-COVID world. That’s why their new high-end, boutique office project in downtown Manhattan needed to be modern, effortless and streamlined, but still offer top-tier, future-proof safety features to give tenants the peace of mind to feel safe at work. In order to bring to life their vision for the first hands-free, frictionless office in NYC at L’Atelier at 446 Broadway, they sought out a wellness-minded security solution that wouldn’t slow things down—a key selling point in the city that never sleeps. KPG Funds needed a reliable security system that wouldn’t interrupt the daily flow, was designed to fit with the premium aesthetic of the space, and offered smart hands-free configurations throughout the building.

Solution: Touchless access control

When it comes to future-proofing an office space for the post-pandemic environment, going hands-free is a top priority for any prospective tenant. Openpath gives KPG Funds the ability to create a touchless entry experience throughout the entire building, with wave-to-unlock features at every door, and floor-by-floor elevator and stairwell access control. Openpath’s sleek, modern design contributes to the overall frictionless look and feel of the high-end space from the moment you walk through the door.

To ensure the building is safe, secure, and accessible 24/7, the cloud-based system can be managed remotely from a single, user-friendly interface, with patented Triple Unlock technology that works even when the Internet is down. Administrators can easily trigger a remote unlock, activate a lockdown plan, or instantly credential new users and issue visitor passes without being on-site. The open API architecture also offers tenants the added benefit of seamless integrations with other IoT security platforms including video management, amenity software, and visitor management systems. 

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