Parkshore is a not-for-profit continuing-care retirement community in Seattle, WA. The $30 million renovation of the 17-story luxury retirement community included a significant upgrade to the door openings, and American Direct and AccessNsite were brought on board at the beginning of the project to design and deliver a totally integrated safety and security solution for 119 resident units and common areas.
To streamline installation, reduce overall cost, and ensure reliable long-term security of the openings at Parkshore, American Direct pre-installed Sargent IN-120 IP Wifi locksets by ASSA ABLOY, which were also pre-programmed with AccessNsite access control software and delivered to the site ready to install. By being able to provide pre-programed intelligent locks and turnkey access control software solution — as well as providing onsite installation and integration — American Direct and AccessNsite were able to save the client more than $100,000 on the project and significantly reduce installation time. For example, on average, the cost per opening of a legacy opening is $2,750, and it typically takes a two-man crew a half day to install a single opening. The average cost of an intelligent opening is $1,650, and at Parkshore, on the first day of the Intelligent openings installation, 12 doors were installed.
As with any door openings project, the details at Parkshore made the difference. Eli Lemanski, Project Engineer for general contractor Halvorson Construction, said, “Our deliveries were complex, required lots of coordination, and were very time consuming. However, with the American Direct Fulfillment Center in Tacoma, WA, and Shop Supervisor Dennis Urquhart’s high attention to detail and standard of efficiency, the quality and customer service were fantastic.”