A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ACCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT FOR EDUCATION CAMPUS’S
Would you like to:
- Reduce breaches in security?
- Reduce the requirement for 24/7 security personnel?
- Easily manage the flow of people entering the campus to comply with health protection measures?
Installing access control equipment can help you!
As a specialist in the automation of access control, Automatic Systems is well aware of the issues faced, especially in the light of recent events, and can offer tailored solutions that not only meet student and staff security needs but also the health and wellbeing of all.
This guide looks at the main advantages for installing access control whilst outlining the different equipment possibilities.
Securing access to your facility 24/7
Having a campus open 24/7 without the need for 24 hour manned staffing not only reduces costs but is also an added advantage to the campus attendees.
Expanding operational times means students and staff attendance is more evenly distributed, which in turn, greatly improves their experience and gives them the flexibility to work at their own convenience.
In this health crisis, all facilities with large occupancy levels are also required to enforce effective social distancing measures by restricting access to a limited number of people. Consequently, extending your opening hours allows campuses to welcome more individuals over a longer period.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH EQUIPMENT TO CHOOSE?
When selecting access control equipment that is right for your educational establishment it is important to take into account a variety of factors:
- Number of staff and students
- Desired level of security
- General atmosphere you would like to create
1. ENTRY LEVEL SECURITY - TRIPOD TURNSTILES
A tripod turnstile acts as a deterrent. In addition, this access control equipment enables throughput (20 people) and would work perfectly in specific areas of the campus such as gyms.
In this instance we would recommend Automatic Systems TriLane tripod turnstile.
2. MEDIUM LEVEL SECURITY- SPEEDGATES
A speed gate offers you a higher level of security. Equipped with swing or retractable glass doors, it ensures a fast bi-directional flow of traffic. Unlike turnstiles, speed gates offer a larger passage width providing access to people with reduced mobility, while allowing maintenance teams to pass with a cleaning trolley. Moreover, this access control equipment with transparent glass can blend stylishly into any environment.
Unlike the tripod turnstiles, speed gates are fitted with specialist detection cells that will pick up tailgating: an alarm will sound to alert staff and the lane will remain closed, blocking entry to unauthorised users.
3. HIGH LEVEL SECURITY - FULL-HEIGHT TURNSTILES
A full-height turnstile offers you a high level of security. This system is robust and can often be seen at the entrance to venues such as stadiums. The full-height turnstile enables bi-directional throughput. It is an ideal solution if you want to open your campus 24/7 with no or limited security staff. This equipment provides 100% automatic access control without human intervention.
In this instance we would recommend Automatic Systems’ TRS full-height turnstile.
WHICH SYSTEMS CAN BE INTEGRATED WITH ACCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT?
If you opt to install a tripod turnstile, a security lane or a full-height turnstile at your campus, you will need to include an access control system (AACS), as proposed by the system integrator. Equipment from Automatic Systems is specifically designed so that it can be integrated with any form of access control system including proximity, QR and Biometrics.
WHY CHOOSE AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS’ SAFEFLOW INTEGRATED SOLUTION?
During this present health crisis compliance with prevention rules is more important than ever in order to control the spread of COVID-19. Automatic Systems is well aware of this and has developed SafeFlow. Firstly, this integrated monitoring solution allows a body temperature reading to be taken and it checks that someone is wearing a face mask. This is all done seamlessly and without personal identification. Secondly, the solution enables the counting and dynamic management of the number of people authorised on your campus at any one time. This is done by displaying a countdown on a screen and prohibiting entry when the set number of attendees is reached.
SafeFlow is compatible with the all of Automatic Systems’ speed gates, including FirstLane, and it’s pre-integrated into the TriLane TL1 tripod turnstile. You can even integrate the solution into existing equipment via a retrofitted post.
It is the ideal solution to protect your students and staff!