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UK Harbor Deploys Nortech Integrated Access Solution for Safety Management

Source: Nortech | Date: 11/22/2011

Related tags: Nortech, access control, CCTV

Exmouth Marina is located close to Exeter in the beautiful county of Devon. It offers a range of marine services including berths, boat storage and engineering services. Facilities for birth holders include toilet and shower amenities and private car parking. Pedestrian gates prevent general public access to the walkways and boardwalk area.

The previous access control system was out-dated and wasn't particularly reliable or effective. Each gate was controlled by a standalone system making it difficult to manage and impossible to monitor usage. The marina needed a single, centrally managed system that would allow only authorized users access to pontoons, toilet/shower amenities and parking facilities, and enable the harbor master to monitor who is using each facility.

Exeter based security installer, Clearview CCTV Limited developed an integrated solution to cover access control for both marina members and temporary visitors using networked access control. The system uses eight controllers managing a combination of proximity card readers and keypads. Marina members are issued with key fobs that provide access to their pontoons and the amenities. Temporary visitors are issued with a PIN code for access to the visitors' pontoons and the amenities. Birth holders that have been granted parking permission also use their key fobs to access the parking facilities. This prevents unauthorized parking, thereby maximizing the availability of spaces for authorized users.

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