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H&J Martin Asset Management Services was recently commissioned to provide an automated entry solution to Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, at Queen’s University, previously had an open entrance. The uni felt a need for a vehicle barrier, with safety and convenience as the primary considerations at installation.
The gate and barrier manufacturer FAAC’s B680 barriers were fitted by the local Belfast firm, pictured, with laser scanners. The FAAC B680 barrier was recommended by H&J Martin, the installer pointing to the product’s long life and fast opening speed, but also because it is easy to install and maintain. Automation Manager, Tony Watson said: “The FAAC B680 would always be our preference and our recommendation for this type of installation. Also, we always receive an efficient service from FAAC at a fair price. Spare parts when needed are available quickly eliminating a need for me to tie up capital in holding stock.”
Queen’s like other universities encourages students and staff to opt for cycling over driving, with their Cycle+ scheme for employees and their cycle rental initiatives, allowing students to rent a bike to travel between campuses. Thus the uni wanted the entrance to be safe and cyclist-friendly. H&J Martin has experience using the laser scanners. Tony Watson added: “The high precision technology, reliability of the sensors, and the fact that I have found them to work faultlessly on previous installations, made me feel confident they would meet the needs of Queen’s University.”