Recent Projects

We work closely with developers, consultants, architects and installers to meet the specific door entry and access control requirements of a project no matter how big or small. Urmet were first to market with an IP video door entry and access control system. IPervoice has been specifically designed for high volume residential applications and since its launch in 2009, we have converted 20,000 apartments, making Urmet the largest provider of IP network door entry and access control systems to the UK housing sector. Our experience in delivering high end solutions has been noted to be creditable, meeting the diverse demands. Please see below where we have uploaded some recent case studies to include system type and description.

Kensington Row

Site Type

Urmet supplies IPervoice IP video entry and access control systems for Kensington Row.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 4 Elekta Glass IP PoE entry panels, 2 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 93 Max Lite (1 LAN port) IP PoE 7”touchscreens powered by Android, 6 panel mount readers, 55 P60 readers, 2 RF readers and lift control.

Gasholder Triplets, Kings Cross

Site Type

Urmet supplies IPervoice IP video and access control systems for iconic Gasholder Triplets at Kings Cross.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 1 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panel, 9 S-Steel 1 button IP PoE call Concierge entry panels, 144 Home Gateways for integration to AMX touchpanels , Concierge switchboard, lift control interface, 10 panel mount readers and 72 P60 readers.

Telegraph Works, Greenwich

Site Type

Urmet supplies IPervoice IP video entry and access control systems for Telegraph Works, Greenwich.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 8 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 256 Max Lite (1 LAN port) IP PoE 7”touchscreens powered by Android, 8 panel mount readers, 8 P60 readers.

Colindale Gardens

Site Type

Urmet supplies IPervoice IP video entry and access control systems for Colindale Gardens.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

Blocks R&S
IP network, 8 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 133 Max (2 LAN port) IP PoE 7”touchscreens powered by Android, 8 panel mount readers, 16 P60 readers, 2 RF readers.

Blocks T&U
IP network, 7 Elekta Glass IP PoE entry panels, 201 Max Lite (1 LAN port) IP PoE 7”touchscreens powered by Android, 7 panel mount readers, 26 P60 readers.

Television Centre, Shepherds Bush, London

Site Type

Urmet supplies IPervoice IP video and access control systems for Television Centre, Shepherds Bush, London.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 43 Elekta Black Glass IP PoE entry panels, 6 S-Steel 1 button IP PoE call Concierge entry panels, 451 Max Black powered by Android IP PoE 7” touch screens, Concierge switchboard, lift control interface, bespoke S-Design stainless steel pedestrian posts.

Rathbone Square, London

Site Type

A collection of one, two, three bedroom and penthouse apartment apartments located in W1. The Max black was selected as the apartment touchscreen providing video entry, lift control and Concierge services. Urmet is working with the lighting and blind control manufacturers to install their App for control.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 4 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 142 Max black powered by Android IP PoE 7” touch screens, Concierge switchboard, lift control interface.

South Gardens, Elephant Park, London

Site Type

South Gardens is the exciting first phase of Elephant Park.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 7 Elekta INOX IP PoE entry panels, 8 INOX IP PoE 2 button video panels, 320 Max powered by Android IP PoE 7” touch screens, Concierge switchboard, lift control interfaces, 134 P60 readers.

Glasshouse Gardens, Stratford, London

Site Type

Glasshouse Gardens consists of two contemporary 30 and 17 storey residential buildings offering studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

These are set in new landscaped gardens, which overlook the iconic Olympic legacy landmarks of the Stadium, Aquatics Centre and ArcelorMittal Orbit

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 2 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 333 Aiko handsfree 4.3”colour video monitors, Concierge switchboard, lift control interfaces, 18 P60 readers, RF long range readers for vehicle entry.

London City Island, Phase 1

Site Type

London City Island is a new neighbourhood on the Leamouth Peninsula by Canary Wharf. The 12 acre site, surrounded by water and connected by a specially- commissioned bridge, is thoughtfully landscaped and will be home to the English National Ballet.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 4 Elekta INOX IP PoE entry panels, 243 Signo audio handsets, 104 Signo colour video monitors, Concierge switchboard, 11 P60 readers.

190 Strand

Site Type

IPervoice was the system that was specified by the client St Edward. 190 Strand is a flagship development by St Edward, offering a range of bespoke apartments, townhouses and penthouses. Located on the world famous Strand, this new iconic landmark will be closely linked to the richest aspects of London living. 24 hour Concierge, World famous location, Stylish business suite, Luxurious swimming pool & spa.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 5 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 2 Elekta Glass IP PoE entry panels, 177 Max powered by Android IP PoE 7” touch screens, Concierge switchboard. 69 P60 readers, RF reader for vehicle access, lift control interface.

Sovereign Court, Hammersmith, London

Site Type

IPervoice was the system that was specified by the client St George. An exclusive collection of Elite and Penthouse apartments are available at Sovereign Court, W6. Offering a range of carefully considered stunning homes, Sovereign Court sets new standards in stylish and contemporary London living. 150m from 2 Underground stations, 4 Underground Lines, 24 hour Concierge & Fitness Suite, Landscaped Gardens by Randle Siddeley & Associates

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 10 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 232 Max powered by Android IP PoE 7” touch screens, Concierge switchboard. 13 P60 readers, RF reader for vehicle access, lift control interface.

Ropemakers Wharf

Site Type

IPervoice was the system that was chosen by the client Bellway Homes. 48 apartments constructed next to Limehouse Basin and a DLR viaduct.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 5 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 48 Signo colour video monitor handsets, 40 P60 readers, Lift control interface and RF reader for controlled vehicle access.

Nova Building

Site Type

IPervoice was the system that was chosen by the client Land Securities. 170 high specification apartments providing luxury city living, located in London SW1.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 19 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 4 Elekta Glass IP PoE entry panels, 170 Flush iModo IP PoE 7” touch screens, 4 Concierge switchboards, Virtual Concierge.

Walthamstow Stadium Development

London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Association has opted to use Urmet’s 2-wire video door entry and access control systems at its new Walthamstow Stadium Development.

The former Grade II-listed Art Deco greyhound-racing track, which first opened its gates in 1933, provides 294 new homes, predominantly in the form of apartments. Visitors announce themselves at the entrances to the apartment blocks using Urmet’s 2Voice two-wire colour video system. The external video entrance panels, from Urmet’s award winning Elekta range, are compatible with both Urmet’s IPervoice (IP) and 2-wire systems.

Unique to the Elekta range the panels have a 3.5” colour display which provides visitors with instructions on how to call an apartment and a block name can also be displayed. Residents, staff and trusted contractors gain entrance using the integrated proximity reader. There is integrated assistance for disabled residents and the units comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) including voice announcements such as “call in progress”, “please speak” and “door open”. These are vandal-resistant panels that offer vandals minimal potential to pry the unit away from its mount. Their high IK09 rating offers good protection against deliberate or accidental damage.

Urmet has also supplied its Passan wired network solution for the development, with door controllers connected via a hard-wired installation. The residential blocks at the stadium site vary considerably in layout and number of apartments, but the Passan system copes with these variations by allowing the installer to use different combinations of panel mount readers and additional standalone readers. At Walthamstow, residents and staff also have Urmet’s RF controllers for the remote operation of vehicle entry gates. The development makes maximum use of the stadium’s entire original structure, with buildings such as the former kennels serving as communal areas, connected through a third-party PC to the Passan system via a modem.

Residents receive calls from visitors on Miro colour video monitor handsets with 4.3” 16:9 screens. The video handsets are fitted with an induction loop compatible with hearing aids. They also feature a two colour LED to indicate the status of the system e.g. Green LED on indicates that a call is being received, Rapidly blinking red: mute on, Red on steady: main calling panel door open, Slowly blinking red: secondary (lobby) calling panel door open. Mark Hagger, Urmet’s Sales and Marketing Director said, “Our 2-Voice solution was well suited to this kind of project where you only need 2 wires throughout making the install very quick and simple.”

He continued, “We were delighted to be asked to supply an access control system that will enhance the safety of the residents and visitors. We are also well aware of the greyhound and stock-car racing history of the site and are proud to be supplying security equipment to such an historic London venue.”

Wider facilities for the community at the Walthamstow Stadium include a nursery, café, sports centre and pocket allotments. The Tote building (also Grade II-listed) will likewise be brought into long-term use for residents in the borough.

St Joseph's Gate

Urmet supply IP video entry and access control system for Berkeley development, St Joseph's Gate. Located within 10 miles of the Capital, St joseph’s is an exclusive gated collection of highly distinctive 2, 3 and 4 bedroom new and refurbished apartments, set within the grounds of a magnificent Grade II listed building.

The IPervoice system was chosen for its flexibility during the design and installation stages, its server is connected to a dedicated LAN which routes all communication between external and internal devices.

During the approval stages Elekta Steel entry panels were upgraded to Elekta Glass, bespoke vehicle and pedestrian posts, powder coated black were designed and manufactured to house the glass entry panels, completing the finish desired by the client.

The development is accessed via a Gatehouse, an RF reader allows long range vehicle access for residents and visitors are greeted by the Concierge. Calls can be made from a post mounted video entry panel directly to an apartment or via the PC based Concierge switchboard software. The IPervoice system is server based therefore polling of devices is live, this helps detect devices and check their health, network alarms are presented on the Concierge switchboard software, diagnostics are displayed live locally or remotely.

A total of 49 apartments were fitted with an iModo 7” touchscreen, it’s possible with a landlords router for residents to set the ‘away mode’ allowing them to receive calls on smartphones and tablets by downloading the Urmet remote App. Up to 4 smartphones or tablets per apartment can be registered without the need for any additional control equipment. The iModo can also be set to record messages at the external panel if the resident is away. The lift to the penthouse is monitored by a CCTV camera connected to the network via an IPervoice video server allowing the camera to be viewed by the Penthouse iModo touchscreen.

iModo is a PoE device connecting directly to the LAN, the iModo also features a second LAN port for connection to a home automation server allowing the touchscreen to be used to control other devices in the home. There is also an RS485 terminal for generating local alarms detecting fire, gas, flood etc. using the IPervoice input / output module. This module has 4 inputs and 4 relay outputs (normally / closed) for alarm signalling and control 2 relays. Active alarms are presented locally on the iModo touchscreen with visual and audible notification, the alarms are also sent to Concierge.

The IPervoice IP access control system is installed site wide utilising the same LAN providing an efficiency saving as only one network is required for access control and video entry. The access control system is managed by the Concierge switchboard software, a wizard simplifies the day to day operation of the system. RF and standard proximity key fob tokens are administered within the main menu, operators are presented with a simple screen selection to search, add, delete or suspend key fob tokens and generate reports if required.

Preston Hall

Developers Weston Homes have chosen the Elekta glass digital video entry panel for their prestigious new development, Preston Hall. Preston Hall is a Victorian mansion built in Jacobean style consisting of 36 luxurious and unique one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, houses and villas.

The impressive main entrance to the building required a solution for mounting the Elekta glass video entry panel and a super slim stainless steel H design pedestrian post complemented the finish desired by the client.

Urmet supplied their 2Voice 2 wire system serving 22 apartments within the main core of the building. The apartments are accessed via 2 entrances each with an Elekta Glass video entry panel mounted within an H design post. A sensor built into Elekta glass panel detects the presence of a visitor, triggering the soft start LED illumination of the icons on the black glass keypad and the 3.5” LCD colour display, providing user instructions. Aiko handsfree 4.3” colour video monitors were supplied for the fit out within each apartment.

The Elekta Glass digital video entry panel, previously only available as an IP PoE panel is now available for the 2Voice 2 wire system and is ideal for high end luxury developments or for residential applications requiring something different.

Cobalt Place SW11

Cobalt Place SW11 is a new Lend Lease residential development located in the heart of Battersea Village.

The IPervoice IP video entry and access control system is being installed onto a managed fibre network, IPervoice requires only 1 VLAN for video entry, access control and lift control making network management easy to implement using the IPervoice server. The client or network installer provides an IP address range for video door entry, the IPervoice server can be set up to manage all IP address in that range, the IPervoice DHCP server controls IP addresses ensuring there are no IP address conflicts.

To meet with Secured By Design requirements, the apartments are accessed via a communal core entrance each with an Elekta Steel IP PoE DDA digital video entry panel with integrated panel mount reader, additional controlled doors are fitted with P60 type readers which are practical to install as they use a single gang electrical box, lift interfaces connected to the LAN provide lift control in line with the access control strategy.

There are a total of 102 apartments within 4 main cores, visitor calls are received by an iModo 7” IP PoE touchscreen which features a mail box for receiving text messages and playback of recorded audio and video messages, call forwarding for receiving video entry calls on smartphones or tablets, and a second LAN port to connect third party AV systems.

Curved Bar Building

Site Type

The Providence Tower, a master piece development in central London, which comprises a 44 storey private residential tower and 12 storey housing, ‘The Curved Bar Building’ completes the ‘New Providence Wharf’ masterplan and this is a great example of a unique and very modern building design. Balconies are captured at the open edge of each “peel” offering private amenity space and sun-shading to the apartment below.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, colour video door entry 116 apartments with Signo full IP PoE, 4 Elekta Steel Panels, 23 Wiegand mullion readers incorporating the PIO controller, 9 Urmet Easycases, Concierge PC switchboard.

Kings Gate

Site Type

IPervoice was the system that was chosen by the client Land Securities. Kings Gate is part of a wider development to accompany its neighbour the Zig Zag building and contributes to Land Securities ever growing residential portfolio. Also involved in this project were the main contractors Lend Lease.

Kings Gate is situated amongst London’s most iconic buildings offering views of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks to the North and the Thames to the East and south. This location is well known for its vibrancy in creativity, commerce and culture.

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 5 Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, 104 Flush iModo 7” touch screens, 4 IPervoice home gateway systems, 15 S-Steel front panels with 1 button, 15 S-Steel prox reader modules, 3 FDi Wiegand RF readers, 100 FDI Combined proximity 4 button RF keys 13.56MHz / 868MHz, Concierge PC switchboard

Kings Cross P1

Site Type

One of London’s most exciting large-scale redevelopment schemes of the Kings Cross area. The new Building P1 compromises a good mixture of residential, commercial community and educational facilities including the incorporation of two schools and a nursery. This further compliments our other two projects in the Kings Cross location; R4 and R5 (more detail is listed below).

System Type

IPervoice

System Description

IP network, 255 apartments with 172 Signo Colour Monitors, 77 B/W Signo Monitors with DDA compatible and 6 iModo full IP PoE 7” touchscreens. 10 digital Elekta Steel IP PoE entry panels, Concierge PC switchboard.

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