Smart locks for coliving

Purpose Built Student Accommodation - Serviced Apartments - Short stay

The way people live is changing. Whether it’s a student or a professional, accommodation is more than just renting an apartment. With KS, Coliving brands, Student Accommodation Developers, Campus Facility Managers or Serviced Living Providers can expand and improve the scale, reach, and quality of accommodation anywhere around the world.

SALTO KS brings a seamless experience to Coliving spaces, Serviced apartments and Purpose Built Student Accommodation. Offer your members or students well-designed spaces with the comfort of their own fully furnished private apartment equipped with smart locks. So let's simplify your operations, connect to your existing facility management tools and grow your business.

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not just features: solutions

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Access, precisely

For every member, student, staff or guests, access can be determined down to the minute. KS makes sure people can only enter where and when they should; their own room or common areas such as bike garages, laundry, post box, elevators and more - you have the freedom to decide!

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Smartphone as keys

With KS you no longer need to worry about keys given to outsiders or rooms that are shared with friends. With Mobile Key as the only form of entry for your residents you can be sure that no one will lend their smartphones over the weekend like with keys!

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24/7 activity insights

Activity feed allows you to keep track of who goes where and when. You can send customised welcome messages to first timers or even see privacy lock usage of your students, and in case of emergency choose to override privacy mode.

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KS Connect

Effective Integrations

By connecting SALTO KS with your coworking space management tool, members can book rooms and get access for those rooms through the same app. During a booking by selecting a date, and a time frame members can receive their mobile keys for the date of their booking. Your staff can focus on what matters the most and provide the best member experience in your coworking space. Leave it to KS to unlock doors and show activity insights!

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A scaleable solution

Helping you expand

With SALTO KS it’s easy to expand to a new room, floor or as many locations around the world. SALTO’s access control expertise and hardware quality allows to work with any door in the world, however unusual the door may be. With a worldwide network of trained and certified installers you’ll always have the support you need wherever you decide to expand.

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Ultimate flexibility

SALTO KS has many different applications, that perfectly adapt to your building. Learn about different use cases by clicking on the dots in the shared building below.

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The outdoor intercom panel allows to ring a specific resident in a multi tenant building. The residents can use the SALTO KS app or a 3rd party app like Comelit to see who’s at the door and unlock for their guests. Intercoms service Integrations allows a single app usage approach and reduce investment costs in each appartment. no Indoor panel investment and wiring.

These integrations into KS APP is a KS SERVICE offering by SALTO Systems

Main Door

In most cases main doors open with the help of an electric door-opener. The Wall reader/ control unit can trigger any type of electric door opening. If not, an XS4 Escutcheon works best. Easy and simple. Present your credential either your Tag, mobile phone or enter your PIN to unlock. In case the door is equipped with an outdoor intercom panel, SALTO provides different panel readers to be built in.

Wallreader, Escutcheon EU, ANSI and Scandinavian.

Post Boxes

No more managing tiny keys to post boxes! With KS all residents can unlock their post box with their existing credential for their apartment like their Tag, or smartphone. Residents can also give access to delivery companies if needed, and get notified when a package is delivered into their post box.

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Bike Storage Room

Do you offer your residents bikes depending on their rental contract? Manage the usage time per month via your PMS connected to SALTO KS or manage access on the go with KS web application.

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The cafe can be managed as separate Site with SALTO KS which let allow separate employee management and still the option that members can access the common door to the cafe during opening hours. User can also make use of their tag to buy a drink. Super fancy. One tag opening your door and cashless ordering a cafe. This requires an Integration. As you know by now SALTO KS will not only unlock doors but offer much more! In need for coffee? Residents or guests can select a beverage from the machine and tap the SALTO reader with their Tag or phone. Based on the resident account and credits (booking platform), residents can get drinks for free or cost will be deducted from their credits.

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With KS you can define access for any floor. All you need is a Wall Reader/ Control unit next to your elevator or inside the lift cab, optionally with PIN. You can then continue using your existing credential. The PIN functionality is especially ideal for guests with one time access or 3rd parties with defined schedules like cleaners.

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Use your preferred credential to unlock! In case of emergency you can always open from the inside. SALTO advanced panic bar solutions enable panic bar-equipped emergency exit doors to be controlled with an innovative, stand-alone electronic locking system. SALTO stand-alone electronic locks can be fitted, in combination with adaptor kits to more than 40 leading panic bars from most manufacturers.

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Equipped with a „door left open“ (DLO) contact

Receive a notification when a room door is left open, why not warn your residents:

‘Dear…, we noticed your room is still open, would you like to lock it?’

Equipped with a self locking mortise lock

A shut door is not always a locked door. SALTO provides pure mechanical self locking mortise locks. This means your door is always deadbolt locked when shut.

Additional Benefits

Via integrations with 3rd party applications, the system can call the elevator while a resident leaves their apartment. How? The inside handle trigger does the trick.


Are any of your room doors also substitute for escape routes or Emergency exits? No problem, a safety tag with 24/7 access will be stored in an emergency key box. Every unauthorised usage can be reported via Events instantly.

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Escutcheon EU, ANSI/US, Nordic/Scandinavian and Australian.

Recommendation: PRIVACY MODE inside

Let your residents benefit from SALTO electronic locks. You can also receive a notification when a room door is left open, why not warn your residents: ‘Dear…, we noticed your room is still open, would you like to lock it?’


Room Occupancy Monitoring: Based on ESD (Energy saving device)- The Universal Energy Saving Device (ESD) is a motion cardless solution. The system will determine whether the room is occupied and it will apply an energy management model by switching ON or OFF lighting and/or AC.


Whether the gym, event room or rooftop, residents can get access when they book the room. They’ll be able to use their Tag, PIN code (One time usage) or phone to unlock. In case the room door is still open or opened from the inside after the booked time, you`ll be instantly informed*.

* Requires an integration with your PMS

Escutcheon EU, ANSI and Scandinavian

Ways to unlock

Tap and unlock with Mobile Key

With SALTO Bluetooth Low Energy locks you can unlock doors with Mobile Keys.

All you need to do is activate Mobile Key in your KS app and tap your phone on the reader of the lock. Users can receive Mobile Keys anytime and anywhere, making issuing and receiving access rights much easier and more flexible.

Open doors from any distance

Letting tenants in is now more convenient than ever. SALTO KS lets you open doors from anywhere, anytime. Whether it’s a visitor who arrived earlier than you or a new employee without a Tag. You can unlock doors for your guests via remote opening functionality from anywhere around the world. All you need to do is swipe left!

The smart mechanical key

Tags represent the user’s physical credentials to a lock. Every valid tag can lock and unlock. Tags are highly secured, by using a password and encrypted proximity fobs. Tags are convenient to open the door in case you don’t have your phone on you all day. It’s also a nice way to welcome a new tenant. In case a Tag gets lost you avoid wasting time and money on replacing the lock on the specific door. Simply block the Tag and hand out a new one!

Access with PIN

With the new SALTO PIN locks, there is no need to carry any Tags. Just enter your pin code via the keypad to unlock, or generate and assign a secure and authentic pin code for your guests to grant them entrance.
This keyless entry provides a high level of enhanced security as well as convenience.

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Explore Connect API

We give you all the tools and support you need to enrich your existing app with SALTO KS functionality.

Connect API

If you're looking to build your own access control solution from scratch head over to:

Core API