Used often by the public as a short-cut, Kirklees College identified a need to prohibit unauthorised access to the Huddersfield Centre, their building at the Waterfront Quarter. Having used IDL equipment across multiple sites, they chose to secure their facility with the Fastlane Glassgate 200, ensuring access is limited to students, staff and guests.
The Huddersfield Centre is one of the two main hubs for Kirklees college, which boasts a student population of 20,000, making a high security presence a priority. In order to meet the security requirements, two banks of Glassgate 200s were installed at the facility, with four lanes located at the main entrance, and two lanes at the stairwell.
The Glassgate 200 model suited the requirements outlined by Kirklees College perfectly, for the following reasons:
- The 1.8 meter-high locking glass barrier ensures that their security needs are met by providing a strong physical deterrent
- The bi-directional swinging glass barrier ensures high functionality and ease of access
- The Glassgate 200 provides a standard 60cm single wide lane glass barrier with elegant narrow pedestals, whilst offering dual barrier lanes for disabled access that are compliant with DDA and ADA regulations
- The glass and brushed stainless steel finish, with stainless steel pedestal tops, has the benefit of maintaining an open feel without sacrificing the building’s aesthetic appeal
Alongside fulfilling Kirklees College’s security concerns, the Glassgate 200 has the capability of integrating with touchless technologies, invaluable when improving and maintaining hygiene standards. Due the ongoing health and safety implications of COVID-19, it was important to install an access control system which enables the facility to keep users as safe as possible. With that in mind the Salto System’s card reading technology was chosen to integrate with the Glassgate 200. The card reader offers touchless access control that requires the card to be presented within the proximity of the reader, avoiding the need for users to physically touch the pedestal.
Luke Sanders, Sales & Marketing Manager at Bridge Door Systems Ltd., commented: “I have worked with IDL for several years now and have had only positive experiences, making it a very easy choice when deciding who to work with for this project. We only had a couple of weeks to complete the installation before the students arrived back at the college, so we needed it to run smoothly. Working with a British manufacturer such as IDL has a number of benefits, notably the ease and speed at which they are able to source their components. When dealing with a project that has such tight deadlines, being able to install a seamless entrance control solution, like the Glassgate 200, with minimal risk is an attractive prospect. Our client was very happy with the results.”
“To help make the onsite installation as quick and straightforward as possible, we provided some training to the team at Bridge Door Systems Ltd.,” adds Phil Allen, Regional Sales Manager UK (Outside M25) & Eire at IDL. “And, to assist with any questions during installation, our team was always on hand to provide support if required. It was a very smooth project to work on, and I’m looking forward to many more like it.”
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