SALTO solution secures The James Manchester

The James Manchester chooses a smart access solution from SALTO that offers the perfect balance of ease, security and flexibility.

SALTO secures The James Manchester development with smart access control | BTR News
SALTO secures The James Manchester development with smart access control.

The James Manchester is a remarkable example of architectural transformation, where a 19th-century Shoemaker’s warehouse has been masterfully converted into a haven of luxury and comfort.

With a prime location in the heart of the city, The James Manchester is more than just a place to stay for a few nights. Its historic significance and carefully crafted interiors set the stage for an exceptional experience, where guests can discover, connect, and immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of Manchester.

The luxury design apartments offer a seamless integration of modern appliances with historic surroundings, providing spaces for relaxation, entertainment and socialising. Amenities include a 24/7 front desk, fully furnished apartments, high-speed Wi-Fi, CCTV security, a gym, on-site maintenance, housekeeping, complete kitchens, Nespresso machines and smart TVs with Chromecast. The apartments are available in six types, with the Deluxe One Bed highlighted as an ideal option for couples.

What did they need?

The James Manchester required 60 doors being secured including fully furnished studios and a wide range of amenities; secure, flexible access control for residents is of upmost importance.

“Ensuring the highest level of security and flexibility was of utmost importance to our team and residents. In our quest for an all-encompassing solution that caters to both long-term and short-term rentals, we aimed to seamlessly accommodate the constant flow of new residents, all while embracing our modern and adaptable approach. Our primary goal revolved around delivering a user-friendly system that not only grants access to individual apartments but also to the abundant shared co-living spaces. We were determined to implement a solution that facilitates remote access, while enabling real-time monitoring and control over activities within the premises.”

Co-Founder, The James Manchester


Collaborating with VMS Fire and Security, The James Manchester made a deliberate decision to opt for a SALTO solution, drawn to their reputation as pioneers in cutting-edge security technology. By embracing a smart access solution, the security team at The James Manchester successfully strikes a balance between robust security measures and convenient accessibility, all while leveraging advanced technology that remains within budgetary constraints.

“We strongly recommended the implementation of the SALTO KS platform is the uncomplicated, expandable, and adaptable cloud-based smart access solution that meets every company’s demands both now and in the future, while providing access control systems with best-in-class real-time capabilities. A comprehensive installation of SALTO technology was meticulously carried out, ensuring the utmost security across more than 60 doors. This encompassed critical areas such as the main building entrance, floor access points, fire exit doors, lift access points, and every apartment’s entryway.”

Hiten Patel, Director, VMS Fire and Security

Solution and benefits

“SALTO proved to be the ideal solution, meeting all our prerequisites. Their access control solution showcased remarkable innovation, offering the perfect blend of security, convenience, and flexibility that we were aiming for. With SALTO, we discovered a flawlessly integrated and user-friendly system that not only provided residents with effortless access to their apartments and shared areas, but also empowered us to remotely monitor and oversee access activities in real-time. We are thrilled to have partnered with SALTO, as their state-of-the-art technology has significantly elevated the living experience for our residents at The James Manchester.”

Sulkin, Co-founder of The James Manchester

Key benefits

  • With SALTO KS self-check-in keyless access, you can provide guests, suppliers, or visitors access to your property and their room with a PIN code – and they do not even have to download an app.
  • Lets tenants manage their own space with the Pod functionality.
  • With SALTO KS, you no longer need to worry about keys given to outsiders or shared rooms with friends.
  • Keep track of who goes where and when with the activity feed. You can send customised welcome messages to first-timers, see privacy lock usage, and choose to override privacy mode in case of emergency.
  • Have automated access management based on your preferred booking system.
  • Analyse valuable data and manage and access multiple sites within the same platform with the KS mobile and desktop app.