Wolferstans is a major Plymouth law firm with a history going back to 1812. Universal Fire And Security Ltd were approached to review their access control requirements and to put together a proposal to upgrade their existing arrangements.
As with all systems the consultation consists of an initial survey, a discussion on requirements, a draft proposal, a question and answer session and a final proposal.
Wolferstans had keypads on each of the main doors so that staff could come and go. The keypads were old and showing signs of wear and tear and the code hadn’t been changed for some time. There were also concerns that the transmission of Covid-19 could be potentially possible by the use of keypads.
Universal Fire And Security Ltd proposed the installation of a Paxton Net2 Access Control System with Net2 Pro Software and a ID Card Printer. There are in excess of 100 people that need access to the building at various times. The proposal was accepted and the installation took place.
Now Wolferstans employees all have a photo-ID cards that will let them into the building. The software allows lost or broken cards to be removed immediately so the system isn’t compromised. The system is interfaced to the Fire Alarm system so that doors automatically release in the event of a fire. Proximity Readers were installed instead of keypads which has reduced the Covid-19 worries as there is no touching required.
Wolferstans took out a maintenance agreement for the installation which gives them peace of mind that the system will continue to function as required and will be tested annually. They will receive free software updates. The Net2 Pro software allows the IT Department who control the system to access it wherever they are using an APP on their mobile devices.