The GLAM (Gridlock Access Management) system is a centralised access management application authorising access requests to remote locations, which have been equipped with electronic locking devices. This system is Global Positioning System (GPS) based, which makes it independent of international borders. It has been designed in a generic configuration and operates in real time by using secure mobile communication. It is complemented by a wide range of unique access chambers, which fully addresses all the functional requirements for deployment in Telecommunications and Utility infrastructure applications.
The access chambers are characterised by market-leading performance in ergonomics, ease of use, load-carrying capability and service lifespan. Smartlock supplies features and cutting-edge electronic locking technology that enhances the ability to leverage logistical benefits, therefore solving problems that the various industries face daily. The solution provides the highest level of security and control in authorising access to infrastructure, and additionally employs self-discovery mechanisms to detect and record geographical locations of all access points. This provides the added benefit of having a complete and validated geographical asset record of all network infrastructure under management. The entire system boasts an effective barrier against crime in exposed and remote environments and can also be utilised in high security applications.
The solution includes applications for the locking of various manholes, equipment containers, pump stations, power substations, high voltage transformers, access tunnels, water and sanitation infrastructure or any location where the requirement is to control access in real time, or where the value of the asset being protected justifies the deployment of such a system.
The solution optimises the operational requirements of network operators by remotely managing access by own and contracted technicians to mission critical equipment. It provides a record of all activities executed on the system and the ability to compile reports in support of network management objectives.
"The integrity of DFA’s infrastructure is premised on accurate asset management, continuous monitoring and efficient control of access by fibre technicians. DFA has been relying extensively on the Smartlock solution and non-metal manhole chambers to achieve this. It differentiates DFA in the market place in terms of its superior network up-time."