One of London’s largest housing developments features video door entry technology from Comelit, which has been installed in 576 apartments across nine blocks in the latest phase of the Beaufort Park development.
Beaufort Park is a 10-year phased build by St George London, part of the Berkeley Group, with over 3,200 new homes set within a 25-acre site. Comelit systems have previously been fitted to almost 1500 apartments across 24 residential blocks.
Comelit’s Simplebus 2-wire system has been installed for this latest phase, which links back to the previous installation and the central concierge. The 2-wire technology allows system installation up to 1,200 metres, enabling connectivity across the entire development. It also delivers cost-savings of up to 50% on installation and can operate with any type of cable: dedicated Comelit cable, shielded or un-shielded, straight or twisted pair. The system also allows for a central concierge facility without the need for extra cabling.
Bespoke stainless steel panels have been installed at the main entrances of each of the nine blocks. 187 apartments have been fitted with Icona monitors, while 389 apartments have Mini hands-free monitors. The Icona monitors are simply and cleanly designed and have a gloss surface finished in transparent, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, edged with a brushed stainless steel surround. The full-duplex hands-free monitor features white backlit touch-sensitive controls and a 4.3 inch colour LCD screen, and is available in flush-mounted, surface-mounted or desktop versions.
The Mini hands-free monitors have a slim and compact profile with a smart, contemporary design and offer a feature-rich range of functions, including a 4.3-inch 16:9 colour screen, contrast, colour and ringtone volume control and melody customisation.
Beaufort Park is situated on the site of a former RAF base in Colindale, northwest London. It includes a luxury spa and gym, eight acres of landscaped parkland, courtyards and tree-lined ‘boulevards’, as well as more than 93,000 sq ft of restaurant, retail, office, leisure and community facilities.
“In partnership with installers SCCI and Silver Group, we have risen successfully to the challenges inherent in such a large-scale, multi-phase project,” said Jeremy King, National Specification Manager at Comelit. “Together with the previous phase, there are now over 2,000 apartments at Beaufort Park that have been equipped with Comelit door entry systems. We are delighted to have been involved in this further phase at Beaufort Park.”