3xLOGIC access control relied on by Denver Public Highway Authorities

3xLOGIC access control relied on by Denver Public Highway Authorities
3xLOGIC, a provider of integrated intelligent security solutions announced that the E-470 Public Highway Authority has deployed a 3xLOGIC access control solution throughout its network of toll booths, plazas, and other Authority buildings, including the headquarters.

The E-470 Public Highway Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Colorado, and it is a toll highway that runs along the eastern perimeter of the Denver metropolitan area. The 47-mile beltway extends from State Highway C-470 at I-25 in Douglas County south of Denver, runs east and then north through Aurora, passes along the western edge of the Denver International Airport, and terminates at I-25 at the north end of the metropolitan area.

In late 2014, E-470 Public Highway Authority staff (the "Authority") assessed their existing access control system with an eye toward upgrading overall capabilities. After considerable research, the team selected what is now called the 3xLOGIC Intelli-M Access Professional (formerly infinias) access control management system. "We really liked the system versatility, the smaller form factor, and Intelli-M Access could do everything our old system did and more," recalled Dylan VanGorp, Electronic Technician, E-470 Public Highway Authority.

The Authority plans access coverage for a total of 129 doors across multiple facilities, and full deployment will be completed in September. The Intelli-M Access system will cover 34 exit ramp toll collector stations (now fully automated), four support buildings, five toll plazas, parking lot gates, and the Authority's HQ building. The system manages access for both external and internal doors at the headquarters.

The Intelli-M Access system will cover 34 exit ramp toll collector stations (now fully automated), four support buildings, five toll plazas, parking lot gates, and the Authority's HQ building.

VanGorp and his fellow staff manage access for 444 people at last count, divided into 37 separate access groups. Each group has different access privileges, organized by location, day, time of day, and length of access time period. The Authority uses a number of different contractors, and they are included in the access groups.

VanGorp and one other staff member are the main administrators for the system, and they have the highest level of system access; five to six other staff are authorized to perform routine tasks on the system. This two-tier level of administration is quite convenient for many organizations.

"The installation process has been quite smooth," reported VanGorp, "and the system is performing quite well. We've had few, if any, issues." Approximately 116 or more of the doors are already installed. "Everybody loves the system, it's very user friendly." 

Van Gorp is responsible for all the installation, and he already sees the need to expand to other locations and to increase the number of doors covered at some locations. While the system is still relatively new, other Authority departments are learning they can request system data from VanGorp and team as needed. "As time goes on, we're learning more and more how much the system can do, and our use is going to expand. It's great, anyone with administrative privileges can access the system from anywhere, at any time, from any authorized device, as long as you've got network connectivity. It's highly flexible.”
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