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Access for National Park

Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal has multiple sites in its 170 square kilometres. As the second largest national park in Ireland, it has mountains, lakes, waterfalls and native oak woodland. At the centre of the Park on the edge of Lough Veagh is Glenveagh Castle, a late 19th century castellated mansion, built as a hunting lodge. The Park required customisable access control, and opted for physical security product company Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ system.

The product allows Park Managers to schedule access permissions for each lock, and granting and revoking access to various areas of the estate whenever necessary.

Stephen Crowe, Regional Sales Manager for Mul-T-Lock, said: “At Glenveagh National Park there is a need to restrict public access from certain areas for safety reasons, but at the same time, relevant staff should be able to access these areas whenever required. Our eCLIQ system proved the perfect solution for this, as administrators (those who manage the security system) can easily set-up tailored access permissions remotely via our CLIQ Remote Web Manager software.

“With eCLIQ, administrators also have the ability to set time-limited access – something that isn’t achievable with a mechanical system. For example, padlocks around the estate could be programmed to allow access to certain gates between Monday and Friday, from 8am to 6pm. It’s this customisation that makes our system so popular.”

The product was specified and installed by Paul Speer at JP Speer Locksmiths. He said: “We now have over 50 eCLIQ padlocks and cylinders securing gates, offices and the Visitor Centre within this impressive estate. The complete system is managed from the main office and once set up it is easily maintained, with the flexibility to change quickly whenever required.

“Another great feature with eCLIQ is the way in which you can expand the system retrospectively when needed. Glenveagh National Park has used mechanical systems in the past, but these haven’t been able to satisfy its access control requirements. Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ technology ensures that access rights are maintained for years to come.”

Pat Vaughan, District Conservation Officer at Glenveagh National Park, added: “Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ system is the perfect fit for our Park as it has all the features that such a vast estate as ours requires.

“During our summer season our visitor numbers quadruple and we have to employ seasonal staff to meet this demand. Having such a system as Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ means that we can set up temporary access for these workers, with all the relevant access rights required. The eCLIQ system also enables us to deactivate keys and revoke access at the click of a button. This is particularly helpful if any of our team accidently lose their keys, or if temporary staff forget to return keys after their time with us.

“We are extremely happy that we opted for the eCLIQ system to secure our beautiful estate; it will stand the test of time for years to come and has all the features we require to manage, build and secure our Park and its future.”

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