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Hospital’s access control

King’s College Hospital in Lambeth has one of the busiest emergency departments in Britain. The hospital has 12,000 staff who treat 1.5 million patients a year. Kent based NT Security maintains and has installed over 900 CCTV cameras since upgrading the hospital’s CCTV. NT Security has also fitted over 1,300 access controlled doors, which are recording over 400,000 activations a day. Ian Taylor, Head of Security at the hospital, said: “CCTV and access control measures do not always stop crime, but they certainly assist in identifying suspects, provide evidence of wrongdoing and deter all but the most determined. The Trust has and continues to invest a large amount of capital in helping to keep the hospital safe and secure and having a very visible security team on duty 24/7 provides reassurance to the public and staff that the Trust takes their safety seriously. We are always looking to improve our systems and believe that our relationship with NT Security is beneficial to both parties.”

Andy Purvis, Director of Rochester-based NT Security said: “Such is the size and nature of somewhere like King’s College, a fully integrated and robust security offering is of the utmost importance. This is not just a case of putting a couple of extra cameras by the door. It needs to be state of the art equipment, leaving no room for complacency.”

Before NT Security’s involvement, the hospital had a variety of systems in place, which were not up to the task due to the volume of access controls needs. NT Security was able to provide a single solution, the ACT PRO. This offers the installer says a range of access controls suitable for multi sites and for sites the size of King’s College Hospital. The Enterprise software allows the system administrators to manage the day to day operation of the system which processes more than 400,000 door actions per day.

Ian Taylor adds: “NT Security offers robust security systems that are cost effective. The team are always on hand resolving any issues. We have been working with them for ten years now and have built a great working relationship that is still as strong as ever. They have connected us with suppliers they work closely with, which is extremely valuable as it allows all three parties to work together to ensure the installation is tailored to our exact needs. Their service can’t be faulted.”


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