510 Church St, Melbourne

A brand new build, 510 Church Street, Richmond aims to attract tenants who are looking for an innovative, flexible workspace environment to attract and retain the best talent.

The brief for this project included details on how the client hoped the building would exceed international technology industry benchmarks and accommodate various permutations of technologies to support new ideas, configurations, and installations during the life of a tenancy.

With the Metra Electronic Locking System, we can provide just that. Our technology is extremely flexible and user-friendly. It can be adapted to your organisation and preferred ways of use on the fly.

Throughout the end-of-trip facilities we installed our ELS Centralised locking solution with Metra Touch Display’s.

Lockers can be assigned to long term users with the remaining lockers available for casual daily use. These casual daily lockers can be easily self- assigned from the touch screens located throughout the facility.

Once the casual locker reservation expires, it automatically moves into a service mode and awaits the cleaning crew to come through and service the lockers. This ensures that the cleaning crew are only opening lockers that have been used on that day and are not wasting time on unused lockers.

With the Metra API enabled at 510 Church Street, they have the ability to control access to the lockers, create a user list, and manage reservations in 3rd party applications.

HID-partner

The system has been designed to work with the sites base building access cards and the HID Bluetooth Access App.

In addition to the smart locking system, the client opted to add our 2.54 amp USB charging solution into each locker. Each USB charger includes dual outlets, a motion sensitive interior LED light and the capacity to charge current smartphones and tablets.

400 George St, Brisbane

Constructed in 2009, 400 George Street is situated adjacent to the Brisbane Magistrates Court and is located in the prestigious North Quarter of Brisbane’s CBD.

With the advancement of technology and access control solutions between then and now, it was decided that a renovation of the end of trip facilities in the building were required to continue to attract blue-chip corporate, state and commonwealth government tenants.

The key requirement for the project was to move away from battery keypads, which are harmful to the environment, and install our hardwired locking solution using base building card and have the option of a user App.

The Cromwell project team selected our Metra ELS DOT Net RFID on door, with exterior LED light indicator, solution to control the 530 lockers throughout the male and female amenities and public lounge area. This solution allows the patron to unlock their assigned locker directly at the door with their base building cards. The LED light indicators can be configured to show if the lockers are occupied or vacant.

MMK

In addition to using their access media, the lockers are also set up to use the MyMetraKey (MMK) mobile App. The App is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. MMK allows users to access their lockers or select, extend time and/or release lockers from their smart phone.

There is development works to integrate the Metra software platform with the base building app currently in progress

Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre

Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) is the home of high-performance sport in Victoria. Facilities include two 50-metre competition pools, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, a multi-purpose pool, a hydrotherapy pool plus a spa, sauna and steam room, a fully equipped gymnasium, and state of the art sports courts and stadiums. MSAC also plays host for all major swimming competitions in Victoria.

This installation is not the first time MSAC has experienced our locking technology. In fact we first installed our locks there back in 2014. With technology evolving and customer experience requirements growing its was time for an upgrade. The new solution required to be integrated with the new PerfectGym member’s management software, with members also able to access the new lockers using an App, and casuals able to self serve locker hire via payWave.

MSAC went through a thorough tender process to select their Lockers. Metra assisted with doing a full analysis of locker usage with income analysis and member vs casual usage penetration rate to provide the optimum number of lockers required.

Metra also engaged with PerfectGym to provide any assistance with the integration so that free access to lockers is limited to Members only.

We installed two banks of our bespoke Kupan HPL Compact Lockers, with a combination of 2 and 4 door towers, in two separate locations. Each bank sports a Metra Kiosk with Metra RFID readers and payWave.

MSAC - Paywave - 2021 (15 of 25)
MSAC - Paywave - 2021 (10 of 25)

In an Australian first, the MyMetraKey App was installed enabling members to access the new lockers via their smartphone. Members can also assign themselves a pin code to access the lockers without their membership card or smart phone.

The brand new lockers compliment the centre’s member lockers our team installed throughout the gym areas nicely. MSAC is able to monitor all lockers via the MyMetraLockers software, viewing  what lockers are being used, identifying peak locker usage times, and even remotely open locker doors if required

10-20 Bond Street, Sydney

Mirvac Properties 20 Bond Street is a fully refurbished, A-grade office building located within Sydney’s financial district. Its 31 floors are comprised of 38,000 square metres of modern, sustainable office space filled with natural light and showcasing the impressive cityscape and harbour views.

With end of trip facilities now seen as an essential ingredient to attract and maintain tenants in commercial buildings, the conversation isn’t just around how they look and feel. The importance of function and access control to the specialised areas is imperative. That’s where our Metra Electronic Locking Solution comes in to play. Installed through-out the male and female change rooms, the lockers are accessed with HID SEOS credentials as per the request of the client.

The locking solution in each area is paired with 10” touch displays and readers. This offers an easy to use solution where casual locker users can freely self-assign a vacant locker of their choice via the use of their building access card or app.

Each locker has a Metra dual 2.4 amp USB charger with LED light installed to allow the users to charge their electronic devices safely and securely .

The added bonus of our locking solution throughout the end of trip facility is our “service mode”. In todays world, cleaning and servicing is imperative. Our lockers are set up so when a reservation has expired, the locker enters into service mode and cannot be re-hired until it has been thoroughly cleaned.

Bay Centre – 65 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

 

Adjacent to Sydney’s Darling Harbour, with amazing dining, retail and outdoor amenities, Bay Centre offers it’s commercial customers a flexible and modern working environment.

Metra Aus is proud to have been able to enhance the buildings modern technology through the installation of our electronic locking solution both on their office floors and through out their end of trip facilities.

One of the main requests from the end user, building management group Mirvac, was that the locking solution was to have the ability to read combi card with Desfire and 125 Prox credentials. This request has been successfully met through the programming of our card readers.

 

Over the three office floors with lockers installed, there was 68x locks, 2x displays, and 2x card readers (with HID technology and Bluetooth) installed.

These lockers have been set up for both long term/permanent hire of the locker and with all unassigned lockers available for casual/daily use hire for staff members.  Lockers are assigned to their current building access card.

 

The end of trip facilities have a 10” touch display and reader installed in each area which offers the best individual casual locker use experience. With it the locker user can freely self-assign a vacant locker of choice.

The added bonus of our locking solution throughout the EOT and office floors is our “service mode”.  In todays world cleaning and servicing is imperative. Our lockers are set up so when a reservation has expired, the locker enters into service mode and cannot be re-hired until it has be thoroughly cleaned.

End Client: Mirvac Properties

Architect: Gray Puksand

Builder: Renascent

Joiner: C2G Commercial

 

Metra Aus Ongoing Support

Customer satisfaction is a high priority for the Metra Aus team. We pride ourselves of providing each of our customers with exceptional support and service from the initial enquiry and purchasing stages, through the installation and configuration process and then for the many years following.

All new installations of the Metra Electronic Locking technology include a 1-year warranty period which commences on the date of the project handover. We provide each site complimentary quarterly servicing during this initial warranty period.

Our support and service does not end at the expiry of your warranty however, we have the option for you to choose from one of our three Service Agreement Plans. Not only do you continue to benefit for Metra’s VIP service other benefits can include:

  • Continued quarterly service and preventative maintenance.
  • Additional priority callouts.
  • Remote investigations if required.
  • Annual UPS Service.
  • % Discount on RRP on parts replaced due to damage.
  • % of faulty locks replaced each year.

 

If a Service Agreement Plan is not suitable for your busines our tech team are available 7-days a week for support and ongoing maintenance. A support call can be logged via our support page on our website or by calling 1300 638 722

 

To find out more about what is included as part of our quarterly servicing and service plans, contact a Metra Aus team member today.

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre

With Metra Australia’s proven track record in Aquatic Facilities, the decision to implement Metra HPL Lockers and Locking Technologies is an easy one. A combined experience level of over 100 years in the leisure industry makes Metra the best for customer and staff experience alike.

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre within The City of Sydney is the largest pool complex built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics.

The centre includes four pools, a large fitness centre, outdoor sport and recreation facilities, café, creche and community meeting rooms. It’s no wonder they required 280 lockers plus an additional 50 pigeon holes.

All the lockers and pigeon holes within the facility are High-Pressure Laminate (HPL), providing robust security and damage resistance. HPL is durable, moisture, bacteria and corrosion resistant. Inside the lockers there are full length aluminium hinges, offering structural stability in a range of vertical and horizontal applications.  The colours GPARC have chosen are “Light Stone Grey” and “Sea Green”.

GPARC includes areas within the facility that are accessible only to their members. When discussing the perfect locking solution, it was required that members are to have access to a locker via the use of their award winning 360 membership card. The Metra Dot Technology is the perfect solution.

Casual visitors are able to purchase a locker directly at a locker bank via the Metra Kiosk. The kiosks have a payWave cashless payment terminal installed and are linked to the Metra  ELS Technology. Via the use of a pin code, casual visitors are able to self assign themselves a locker for a set amount of time. By having the “self-serve” kiosks installed within the locker banks it removes the inconvenience for customers having to return to the front desk to purchase a ticket or wristband and in return freeing up staff for other duties.

All the casual transactions and membership access is controlled by a seamless integration with their facility management software .

Dickson Interchange – ACT Government

Interloc Lockers approached Metra Australia to provide a hardwired locking solution for this project. After some consultation with the end client, the Metra ELS Net centralised solution was chosen to meet the security requirements.

The Metra Touchscreen solution with 300 x centralised locks is used in the end of trip change room facilities with the Metra Display solution with 1,314 x centralised locks used across the 6 levels of workspace lockers.

Metra Australia worked with Interloc Lockers and BLOC to deliver this project through bushfires and Covid-19.

With Active Directory integration, users are automatically imported into the My Metra Lockers software and administration staff can manage all the groups of lockers via the cloud. The Metra software was installed within the customers Azure VM, for connectivity to the lockers installed onsite.

Developer: Doma

Builder: Bloc

Architect: Bates Smart

Photography: Rodrigo Vargas

55 Market St

55 Market Street, Sydney is positioned directly opposite the Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct, close to the QVB, the State Theatre, Hyde Park, and is a place for employees to thrive.

Continuing our great relationships with Mirvac and Built, Metra was approached to install our smart locking solution in conjunction with Five and Heart’s lockers into their start of the art end of trip facilities. We installed our standard end of trip solution which comprised of 130x centralised electronic locks and 3x Touchless Metra Kiosks.

Casual patrons are automatically assigned a locker upon presentation of users access card. This means that when a patron scans their access card an available locker will automatically open, minimising the need to touch what would generally be shared surfaces.

The lockers are also set up to accept VIP reservations meaning that their locker can be reserved for a period of time and not be available for casual patrons.

When a reservation, casual or VIP, expires the lockers switch to “service mode” and are unable to be re-hired until the locker has been cleaned.

Urbis

When you spend your days designing and guiding development projects with property owners and investors its only fitting to have brand new, state of the art personal storage for your employees. 

Urbis engaged Framework and Metra to install custom lockers to their office floors. By choosing the Metra RFID “on door” solution, Urbis employees are able to unlock their locker directly at the door using their Gallagher building access card.

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Urbis have chosen to set up their lockers in “free mode”. This is where vacant lockers are unlocked at all times and a staff member can freely choose an available locker. This mode is regularly used for short term/casual use such as hot desking setups.

The lockers also have the ability (via a minor back end reconfiguration) to be set up in “assigned mode”. This means lockers remain locked at all times, management assign an individual staff member to a particular locker for a set amount of time or permanent basis and only that staff member can access that locker. 

The MyMetraSoftware provides the building management team the ability to monitor which staff member has used which locker, assisting with contact tracing and cleaning services.

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