Senseon Secure Access: Redefining Retail Security

Senseon Secure Access: Redefining Retail Security

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Asim Rasheed, Senior Product Manager, Senseon Secure AccessAsim Rasheed, Senior Product Manager
From treasure chests and bank vaults to cabinets and doors, locks and keys have played a pivotal role in securing physical assets through the ages—at home, or in an office or store. However, thanks to advanced technology, metal keys are becoming obsolete. Gone are those days when users were required to carry around chunky keys and attach unattractive, bulky locks to their cabinets or display units to keep things safe. The information age is ushering in a new realm of electronic locking devices—digital security systems that are robust, efficient, attractive, and most importantly, flexible.

Observing the paradigm shift and a growing requirement for smart security systems, Accuride International, a global manufacturer of premium ball-bearing drawer slides, linear track systems, and locking solutions, decided to take a shot at it. “We came up with Senseon Secure Access because a lot of our customers needed locking solutions in their retail environments that could increase security, collect and gain insights from access data, and enhance the customer experience with better aesthetics,” says Asim Rasheed, Senseon Senior Product Manager.

Senseon offers cutting-edge, invisible, commercial-grade security access systems that redefine how products are protected and accessed inside cabinets, drawers, and furniture or fixtures in any demanding industry. “We help retailers trade physical keys and ugly locks for electronic systems with easy administration and data auditing,” says Rasheed.

Similar to traditional locking tools, Senseon transcends two major components— the lock and the key. However, it is a standalone RFID electronic locking system that retailers can have built into any new or existing case with doors or drawers.

We help retailers trade physical keys and ugly locks for electronic locking systems with easy administration and data auditing

Unlike old-school locks and keys, Senseon’s electronic locking system is not visible to end-users because it’s within the cabinets—which makes display units look classier and deters thieves.

As Senseon’s products are RFID-based, retailers no longer have to worry about loss or misuse of physical keys or even rekeying cabinets. Store managers or system administrators can program the system to grant employees access only to particular merchandise. RFID cards and other access devices can easily be deactivated if they are lost or an employee accidentally leaves the store with a device. Also, cabinet doors open only when prompted by the right device by the assigned employee and close automatically. In a nutshell, the concealed system provides greater security, efficiency, and reliability compared with the traditional lock and key.

What’s more, Senseon gathers data from all access points, which retailers can monitor and leverage to improve operations. Store owners can gain insights on employees who accessed display units, how many times the units were unlocked, and merchandise that was displayed most or least. Depending on its size, a retailer can have the system work independently or connect to a larger access control system.

Rasheed cites an example of a jewelry store that, through Senseon, improved its security, as well as the in-store experience for employees and customers. Today, the workers seamlessly serve clients without the hassle of looking for keys, and the customers are happy with their dramatically enhanced experience.

Since its conception, Senseon has transformed physical security for many such retailers and envisions further advances. “We are working on adding features that will enable retailers to audit access data in a way that’s instantly understandable and actionable—making the process even more seamless and effective,” concludes Rasheed.

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Mitrefinch launches Nottingham Office

Mitrefinch, the software specialist, has launched a new office in Nottingham. The news comes alongside significant growth for Mitrefinch and provides the opportunity to tap into fresh talent to help evolve their HR software development offering.

Ken Pullar, CEO of the CIPP, joined Mitrefinch for the launch of the office to cut the ceremonial ribbon. He spoke at the ceremony, sharing his vision for the payroll industry and its potential future.

Matthew Jenkins, CEO of Mitrefinch said: “With over 4000 customers globally, we are fully committed to delivering solutions that make a significant impact in the workplace, delivering value and driving operational efficiency.

“The UK remains integral to our growth plans with investment in product development and customer services. The UK continues to be at the core of our international expansion. Our second office in Nottingham will allow to bring exceptional talent into our business.”

The space was designed and project managed by Mitrefinch’s Jess Baxter and was specifically designed with employees in mind with innovation at the centre.

The office was developed to bring an environment that encourages teams to be creative, work collaboratively and inspire innovation. With the addition of beach huts as meeting rooms and ping pong tables, the space takes a fresh look on how to improve employee experience. Throughout the project, the staff at Mitrefinch’s ideas directed the creative process.

The vision for the Nottingham office was to support local businesses and give back into the community they are joining. One of their local partnerships include Radiant Cleaners, a cleaning company that give opportunities to people many of whom face significant barriers to employment including people with a history of homelessness and those who have recently left prison. Radiant Cleaners aim to eradicate poverty and unemployment in Nottingham, and Mitrefinch are proud to be partnered with them.

Matthew Jenkins continued: “The opening of the new Nottingham office is a real milestone in our company’s history. Mitrefinch has ambitious growth plans. We have only scratched the surface of what we can achieve in the payroll and HR industry. The developers done a remarkable job and we’re proud to be launching an innovative and creative space.” Read More