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Customer Reference | Switzerland

A networked solution for the Prime Tower in Zurich

Bosch Energy and Building Solutions has provided a networked security solution for convenient access for Switzerland's second-tallest building.

Prime Tower Zurich

Jutting up to a height of 126 meters, the 36-story Prime Tower is Zurich’s tallest building and number two in Switzerland. Its 40,000 square meters of floor space can accommodate more than 2,000 workplaces. It is striking with its futuristic architecture and dark green reflective exterior.

The tower’s impressive details include a 10-meter-high entrance hall and the CLOUDS bar and restaurant on the top floor boasting an unmatched view far out across the surrounding landscape. The operator relies on Bosch to keep the building safe and secure. And to meet the Prime Tower’s unique requirements, the company’s experts recently implemented a modernization project.

It is very important for our ownership of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG to have an accurate overview of who is in the building at all times.

Annika Hammes, head of trustee department at Wincasa AG on behalf of Swiss Prime Site AG

120 hand vein readers

A total of 120 hand vein readers have been installed in the building and connected to the controllers of the eight elevators. Once employees and guests have been biometrically registered, they board lifts that automatically take them to the right floors. Encrypted ID cards are used to access the rental units, thus making sure that persons can only enter zones for which they have been authorized. All relevant security information is collected in a management system so that the responsible employees always have everything in view and can respond quickly when there is a need.

In this project, Bosch has taken over all services from consulting, system planning and implementation. The conversion took place during the ongoing operation, which was a great challenge – on the one hand for the project team construction, which needed a very fast response time to be able to deal with all local issues, on the other hand for the tenants themselves.