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Access Control

Hackney access

The north London borough of Hackney has a new, networked access control system. It’s covering council offices, care centres, libraries, Youth Hubs and the Town Hall, to name a few of the 42 council-run facilities.

The installer Hall & Kay Security has fitted Third Millennium’s RX280 card reader, with the Third Millennium Secure Envelope technology. With over 640 readers and 10,000 cards, the readers and cards not only control the main points of access, but provide ‘follow-me’ printing, barrier control and swing lane control at the council headquarters. A recent upgrade to the swing lanes advanced visitor management and a lock-down system.

Ian McGarry, Contract Manager for Hall & Kay, said: “Working with Third Millennium, we were able to provide the high level of security required at a very competitive price. Their cutting-edge reader technology offers great performance and reliability, and allows for future upgrades. It’s aesthetically pleasing too, which is always a bonus. Our customer is very happy with all aspects of the design and delivery, and we are sure the system will expand as security needs change constantly.”

And Third Millennium’s Business Development Manager, Steve Greenaway, added: “We were absolutely delighted to be asked to work on this prestigious project by Hall & Kay. It’s great to see a project of this size run so smoothly, and it has paved the way with other London Borough Councils to look at the same solution. The beauty of our Multi Technology readers is that we are able to work in most cases with the existing end user cards, and provide a secure migration path for the future.”


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