Little Dot Studios Invests in Best-in-Class Technology

December 14, 2022

Little Dot Studios is an award-winning digital content studio and broadcaster with more than 275 employees around the world. Their London office, based in the prestigious Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane, is home to some of the most innovative creators of YouTube original content in the UK.

The company looked to Kings Secure Technologies (KST) for a cloud-based, contactless and innovative experience to access control that suited both the Little Dot Studios brand and its surroundings. The solution proposed by KST was Openpath’s state-of-the-art, cloud-based, mobile-first contactless access control system; the perfect fit for their vision of their high-tech offices. The Openpath smart reader supports multiple touchless access methods, including the hands-free Wave to Unlock, in-app and remote unlocks, and unlocking via a Smart Watch. Once the user is approved, a simple hand gesture in front of the reader will allow authorised entry. To exit, a contactless egress button and another hand gesture allows the approved person to exit the door.

Thanks to the solution being remote hosted via the cloud, Openpath eliminates the need for a server and dedicated PC for accessing the software platform. This means that to administrate the software, depending on the set up of admin logins to approved individuals, they can use their PC/Laptop to access the software from anywhere on or off-site, rather than a dedicated PC; admin users do not need to share the same equipment.

Due to Covid-19 impacting the way we carry out tasks such as using access control, Little Dot Studios was keen to minimise the opportunity for users to touch hardware. The Openpath solution proposed by KST has done just that: reduced the risk by providing a contactless solution – not just from entering and exiting the door, but to using the software also.

The remotely hosted software powering the Openpath solution has allowed Little Dot Studios to assign the users’ access rights; which doors they can go through, at what times and what days. Multiple logins can be set up for admin users, so they can use their own device without the need to install a server, dedicated workstation and licensing; making the solution more cost effective and reducing the amount of labour required to install the system.

Greg Rochford, IT Manager at Little Dot Studios said of the solution: ‘We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, Kings’ inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements – including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!’

Photo credits: Design by Design With Narrative / Photographer Chris Snook

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What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank
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