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Paramedics get the job done with Axis

Paramedics get the job done with Axis


Considering its outdated security platform charged with monitoring highly restrictive areas, the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad (RVRS) sought out a better security solution to help protect its building and create a higher level of organization to those who could access the facility. Highly valuable equipment and medical items are kept on-site and an outdated push button combination lock system was not keeping the area as secure as it needed to be.


The clear-cut solution for the organization was to implement a pair of AXIS A1001 Network Door Controllers with card readers at both the front and back entry points to the building. The front door gives access to main bay areas with vehicles and equipment, often in excess of half a million dollars in value. The back door is utilized for classes where students can enter and exit during scheduled periods.

With those classes, the RVRS now tracks who is coming and going at any given time when they can now be held responsible. With medical items such as narcotics, drugs, equipment and other pricey tools in the area, there is now a sense of control of the space. Another card reader was implemented on a main drug cabinet that now requires an access credential and logs who gains and requests access to the container.

AXIS Entry Manager serves a primary role for RVRS, especially since upwards of 40 people may possess access cards at any given time with another 80-plus maintaining temporary pin numbers.

Though the cameras on-site could still use an upgrade, the network access control system has boosted security and made many members and administrators more mindful of situations at hand and how they can improve things in the future.


Considering the 100-plus individuals that access the building in any given month, the Axis Communications' access control system has paid dividends to the organization when it comes to securing the facility and giving peace of mind to administrators. AXIS Entry Manager allows supervisors to properly grant access to proper individuals as needed, an important feature considering the vast number of both full-time staff and temporary students that need to access different areas at varying times.

Product Adopted:
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