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Successful Trial Sees Access Control Roll Out

02 May 2018

A trial of the Intratone access control systems resulted in zero faults over two years. The system will now be rolled out across London, Hertfordshire and the South East, for housing association client Network Homes which manages 20,000 properties.

In the trial, proximity readers and fobs were installed by Delta Security in 319 apartments across 19 blocks. High Frequency receivers for car park access were also on test.

Paul Grady, Electrical Contract Manager and Neville Tucker, M&E Project Manager have managed the project to date. One of the principal objectives for installing the new system was to simplify key management, especially when granting access to contractors:

“Previously, staff had to escort all contractors on site which was very inconvenient. Now this can be managed remotely. The cloud based fob reader system has significantly enhanced control over who has access, for how long and to which properties. Changes made to key fobs are immediate and can be made from anywhere,” Grady said.

The new system also benefits the residents. If a user loses their fob, the operator is able to immediately establish its identity and disable it for future use. A new fob is subsequently activated and then despatched. Every time a fob is used the data is sent back to the remote operating platform, giving operators an overview of that particular gate or secured door’s activity. Any unusual activity is therefore easily identified and monitored.

“The Intratone system gives us complete control and visibility. It also means we don’t have to approach a third party whenever a resident has lost a fob or someone moves out. The potential time and therefore cost savings means we have started a gradual roll out across our sites,” Tucker added.

Picture: Network Homes plans to install more Intratone access control systems in it's 20,000 properties.


Article written by Robin Snow | Published 02 May 2018


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