Cerento Selects Teleporte Keyless Access Control to Centralize Access Management

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, June 1, 2022 – Cerento Inc., an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Company headquartered in Riverton, WY, has selected Sera4’s Teleporte keyless platform to provide centralized management for site access and security.

Cerento designs, installs and maintains a variety of customer fixed wireless, microwave and fiber optic networks across the US. Part of Cerento’s core offering is a network management service, which monitors and maintains client networks ensuring reliable service around the clock.

Site and service maintenance often requires immediate physical access. Before adopting Teleporte, Cerento customers struggled with site access and security.   Access codes were lost, locks were being cut and delays were caused by access issues to critical network infrastructure.

Teleporte keyless access has resolved those persistent issues. Sera4 armored keyless padlocks were installed at all critical access points. These are easily reassigned from one point to another as requirements demand. Without having to coordinate physical keys to enter sites, Cerento freed up more time to work on other projects and issues.

“The Sera4 Teleporte access control solution has streamlined our site security and access.  We have been able to easily and cost effectively adapt our existing locks with the Sera4 locks and onboarding the new systems into Teleporte is easy and quick!” says Kim Kobbe, President of Cerento. “We were up and running with it in no time.”

With the access problems addressed, Kobbe described how Cerento found added value in not having to rekey locks anymore. Cerento has also been able to optimize their operations further based on profiled access data collected over time.

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Teleporte, Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control, is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.

“It is a privilege to work with and support Cerento’s organization with Teleporte keyless access,” says Eric Corej, VP of Global Sales at Sera4. “We are designed for telecom infrastructure service for harsh locations and for harsh climates, which meets the requirements for Cerento’s applications. It means a lot to us to create real value as we solve problems in the broadband space.”

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com

Clearwater County Selects Teleporte Keyless Access Control to Secure Broadband Assets

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Clearwater County, a rural community in Alberta, Canada, has selected Sera4’s Teleporte keyless platform to provide secure, scalable, and simple access control for its Broadband Internet assets.

Clearwater County’s Broadband Internet Project aims to deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to the residents and businesses in the county. Most of the County is under-served by available internet services, especially those that meet the standards of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) standards for broadband speeds. This multi-year initiative requires the establishment of a high-capacity broadband backbone structure throughout the County, which has required new critical infrastructure and cooperation between the County and internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless internet service providers (WISPs).

Clearwater County covers an area of almost 18,700 km2 and the infrastructure supporting the Broadband Internet Project is spread across the County. With some sites located hundreds of kilometres from the County’s central administration offices, issuing physical keys to employees, contractors, and service providers was logistically challenging. While the sites themselves are open access, the County shares secure facilities with the ISPs and WISPs, and different keys need to be issued to different technicians and contractors to service the infrastructure. Tim Quinn, Broadband Technologist at Clearwater County, wanted to eliminate key and pass card management altogether, and sought a solution that would allow his team to grant and revoke access to various users, as needed, without having to travel to remote sites.

“Teleporte provides a unified platform that makes it easier to manage access throughout the broadband network, and saves us the time, effort, and cost related to lost keys, changing locks, or replacing access cards,” says Quinn.

Clearwater County trialed Teleporte-enabled lock controllers on a shelter in Ferrier, Alberta. Quinn was impressed that the solution stood up to the harsh conditions of a Canadian winter, and they built two new shelters with lock controllers pre-installed. The plans for expansion of the Teleporte solution include swing handles with lock controllers on the client side, allowing ISPs to access their cabinet bays, and Teleporte-enabled padlocks on the site gates. This deployment approach will assure a fully keyless workflow at the site, which delivers operational efficiency, and will provide detailed access logs, which contributes to site security.

“Teleporte is easy to configure and allows us to provide short- or long-term access to different sites, locks, and doors, all through the same platform,” says Quinn. “We can issue and revoke keys from anywhere. If someone leaves the County, or an ISP, or a supplier has a technician leave the company, it’s easy to remove them from the platform. That’s worth its weight in gold”.

Clearwater County has also found that using Teleporte adds an additional layer of safety for contractors and technicians. “When we send out a work order, we know when the technician arrives and leaves,” says Quinn. “This is important when we’re sending people to remote sites; if someone doesn’t show up or lock up as expected, it gives us a heads up that we should check on them.”

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Teleporte, Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control, is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.

“We are thrilled to work with Clearwater County, and it’s a privilege to serve and support projects that help enable the delivery of Broadband Internet,” says Eric Corej, VP of Global Sales at Sera4. “We look forward to working with Tim as he expands the use of Teleporte throughout the County, and we’re proud to provide a solution he can count on to keep the residents and businesses of Clearwater County connected.”

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com

AP Towers Selects Teleporte Keyless Access Control to Secure Telecom Towers

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, February 8, 2022 – AP Towers, a telecommunications tower and other passive telecommunications infrastructure provider in Myanmar, has selected Sera4’s keyless access control solution, Teleporte, to provide secure, reliable, and scalable access control to its telecommunications tower and other assets. 

Paul Jacob, Operations Manager at AP Towers Myanmar, lead the implementation of Teleporte. “The most compelling feature (of Teleporte) is the use of a mobile application to lock and unlock the padlock. This eliminates the use of physical keys,” says Jacob. “The mobile app also eliminates the challenges associated with key management. When users request a key from the Operation Centre, it’s easy to issue an electronic key via Teleporte and provide the appropriate access.”  

Sera4 AP3 padlock securing gate on AP Towers Myanmar assets

Teleporte also provides AP Towers with the insights needed for operational improvements. “Through the integration of Sera4 to our net map, our Operations team is able to see, in real-time, anyone accessing our sites, and the time and durations of the visits,” says Jacob. “The access logs generated by Teleporte help us analyze our planned activities and gives the Operations team the data to make improvements.” 

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Teleporte, Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control, is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to partner with AP Towers to provide a simple, secure, and reliable solution that helps them protect critical infrastructure and serve their customers better,” says David Coode, CEO at Sera4. “We love that AP Towers is leveraging the insights and access logs delivered by Teleporte. That’s what we’re really selling—identity intelligence.” 

“AP Towers aims to be the number one tower company in Myanmar,” says Jacob. “We’ll accomplish this by using all the latest technology, including the keys that secure our infrastructure.” 

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com 

Schneider Electric Power Field Service Selects Teleporte Keyless Access Control to Secure Critical Assets

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 13, 2022 — Schneider Electric Power Field Service, based in Canada, has selected Sera4’s keyless access control solution, Teleporte, to secure its critical field assets.

Schneider Electric provides digital energy and automation solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industry. The Power Field Service at Schneider Electric is responsible for the modernization and maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure and new installations, along with automations and energy management.

Schneider Electric selected Teleporte to address a unique challenge. The Power Field Service uses a state-of-the-art 3D scanner to collect inputs into engineering designs. The scanner is shipped to different regions around Canada, and the Operations team was struggling to find a solution to secure the Pelican case that holds the 3D scanner, without requiring a physical key to be mailed in a separate shipment.

A Teleporte-enabled padlock solved this problem for the Power Field Service Operations team. Administrators can issue digital keys via Teleporte, allowing the recipient of the 3D scanner to open the padlock via Bluetooth. In addition to the ease of access to the scanner case, the padlock and Teleporte provide more administrative control to the Operations team, giving them insights into where the asset is and who’s in possession of it, at any time.

Ivan Filipic, Director, Ecofit Canada at Schneider Electric Field Service, led the selection process for Teleporte. “Sera4’s access control solution is an example of how our society is going through a digital transformation,” says Filipic. “This solution solves our access control issues, and allows us to secure high-value and sensitive equipment or installations.”

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure and assets around the world. Teleporte, Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control, is easy to use, highly secure, and offers best-in-class reliability. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest essential service providers.

“We’re thrilled to provide the Schneider Electric Field Service group with a simple, secure, reliable solution to secure their 3D scanner and other high-value equipment,” says Eric Corej, VP of Global Sales at Sera4. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Schneider Electric and working with them to secure their most critical assets.”

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com.

FortisBC Selects Sera4 Keyless Padlocks to Secure Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, July 21, 2021 — FortisBC, a British Columbia-based utilities provider and a subsidiary of Canada’s largest privately-owned utility company, has selected Sera4 to provide secure, reliable, and scalable access control to its electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations.  

Fortis BC Logo

FortisBC owns and operates over a dozen Direct Charge Fast Charging (DCFC) stations throughout British Columbia, and needed a secure, modern solution for granting access to these stations without requiring traditional keys.  

Michael Leyland, Manager of Innovation Initiatives at FortisBC, led the implementation of Sera4. Prior to launch, Leyland had no visibility into who was accessing the DCFC stations, when they were accessing them, or how long they were there. Measuring contractor response time and reconciling invoices for work completed were challenging, because Leyland didn’t have access to automatic audit trails on FortisBC’s assets. 

“Sera4 is a game-changer,” says Leyland. “Being able to issue an electronic key for a contractor 200 kilometers away to service a charging station is a much better experience for us, our contractors, and ultimately our customers. That’s what Sera4 has done for us—we can get the critical infrastructure that our customers rely on back up and running faster, because we don’t have to worry about how we’re going to get a traditional key to the contractor that needs it.” 

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.  

“We’re thrilled to partner with FortisBC to provide a secure, reliable solution that helps them serve their customers better,” says Eric Corej, VP of Global Sales at Sera4. “We love that FortisBC is leveraging the insights and audit trails delivered by Teleporte [Sera4’s software platform]. That’s what we’re really selling—identity intelligence.” 

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com.

American Tower selects Sera4 for Latin America Perimeter Security

Sera4 has announced that they are equipping American Tower Corporation sites in Latin America with their Teleporte access control solution and AP3 Armoured Padlock for perimeter access control at sites throughout Latin America. The Teleporte solution, together with Sera4 padlocks and controllers, provide a truly keyless access management solution, solving a longstanding operational issue regarding physical keys. Locks can be opened securely through anyone’s modern mobile phone and the identity of the person entering the site is automatically recorded.

Sera4 AP3 padlocks are designed for outdoor use at remote sites. With a 10mm guarded shackle, AP3 provides a formidable level of physical robustness. With a 5-year expected battery life and convenient battery changes, the AP3 padlocks and very low impact on maintenance programs.

“Teleporte helps tower companies streamline their operations as they no longer have to get physical keys or cards to anyone who needs to access sites that can be geographically isolated”, says David Coode, CEO at Sera4.