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Smart, integrated access for smart buildings

Recreate needed all the management and tenant systems for Powerhouse Telemark to be just as smart, easy and future-forward as the building itself.

Alta x Orbit integration

Tenants can see available rooms to book and access the building all in one easy-to-use app.

Touchless entry

Wave to Unlock enables 100% touchless access, and admins love the remote unlock feature.


Cloud-based software adds more flexibility for managing any number of locations and users.

Future-proof technology

Intuitive, adaptable tech empowers sustainable operations for the buildings of tomorrow.

Smart buildings need smart access

When designing the carbon-negative Powerhouse Telemark, named one of the top 10 most important buildings in the world by CNN, Recreate knew that technology would play a critical role.

Challenge: Streamlining access and management

The building is located in Porsgrunn, Norway, and produces more energy than it consumes. Older systems just didn’t feel right for this ultra-modern space, and management was staunchly opposed to carrying keys for the 50+ buildings in the Recreate portfolio. Add to that the challenge of ensuring frictionless experiences for both Fortune 500 companies and flex workers within the same space, and it’s clear why Recreate took a different approach.

Solution: Integrating Alta and Orbit

After choosing Orbit for space management and office sharing across all the Powerhouse locations, Recreate needed an access control solution that could be easily integrated for a streamlined experience — and it had to look the part, too. 

Mobile-first and cloud-based Avigilon Alta takes the hassle out of onboarding new tenants, with sleek Smart Readers that add to the futuristic feel of the space. Plus, it integrates seamlessly with the Orbit booking technology, so all you need is your phone.

Result: Sustainable scalability

The integrated office access experience with Orbit puts everything tenants and property managers need in the palm of their hands.

  • One app for the entire workplace

    People can book workspaces and view scheduled meetings, and get touchless access through the whole building without having to switch apps.

  • Facilitating hybrid and remote work

    Employees have the freedom to work from more convenient locations, as well as access office and meeting space without long-term contracts.

  • Easy cloud-based onboarding

    The system is quick to roll out in new Recreate properties, and paves the way for unique, integrated solutions across the entire portfolio.

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