4 New Square, a set of chambers for prominent barristers, located next to the Old Bailey, is now fitted with hardware from Access Control Technology (ACT).
The client wanted to upgrade to a centrally controlled card-based access control system from a traditional key-based system.
- Capital Fire and Security chose an ACT proximity reader with the ability to read highly secure and versatile smart-card technology, the ACTpro DESFire EV1 1040. This choice of advanced reader allows the client to use the same cards with time and attendance and PC logical access systems.
- With architectural integrity a major consideration, the ability to install the readers as either flush or surface-mounted ensured the installation had minimal architectural impact. To complement the choice of readers, ACTpro 4000 door controllers have been fitted in the operational and administrative areas of 4 New Square. Used in conjunction with ACTpro door stations, these controllers can support 60,000 users and 1,024 user groups.
- The hardware uses low bandwidth and auto-discovery for easy installation and maintenance, alongside advanced features such as timed anti-passback and counting areas. To complement and manage the access control system, ACT Enterprise software, is being used at 4 New Square.
Installer: Capital Fire and Security