Fingerprint Readers are the chosen access control to Secure a High Profile Office Building in Manchester.

8 Apr 2013

Fingerprint readers are being integrated into schools, gyms and banks and are now seen as the must have security device for businesses across the UK. St.Georges House in Manchester, a high profile offices building, ...

Fingerprint readers are being integrated into schools, gyms and banks and are now seen as the must have security device for businesses across the UK. St.Georges House in Manchester, a high profile offices building, has become the latest to integrate ievo fingerprint readers into their access control.

The ievo fingerprint readers were chosen to replace the traditional card access method. The new access control system involved 12 internal ievo Micros and two of the more robust external ievo Ultimate readers. Ievo working in partnership with Paxton were able to design a custom system to be fitted within a lift where the fingerprint readers were integrated within the lift cars allowing users access only to the floors where they worked.

The new fingerprint system was recommended to solve the common problems of card access control.  St. Georges house found that tracking access and cards was difficult as staff would swap cards and past employees would fail to hand in their cards. Another problem was that cards often had to be replaced due to staff losing their cards or cards breaking due to their brittle nature. The system also proved highly unreliable with cards taking several reads to permit access.

The new system has proved highly successful solving all the previous systems problems. When employees leave or join a business within the building their prints are simply removed from or added onto the database, omitting the hassle of collecting old or issuing new cards. The system also targets the problem of tracking access within the building as there are no lost cards or staff swapping. This again increases the businesses security. The custom designed lift system adds a further level of security.

Managing Director of ievo, Shaun Oakes, has seen significant growth of sales of the ievo readers over the past year. “We are extremely pleased that so many high profile offices are now investing in fingerprint readers to increase their security. A common misconception of fingerprint readers is that they store the actual fingerprint. This is not true for our readers. Our readers use unique codes which are generated from the user’s fingerprints. This is why we believe that fingerprint readers are the top security choice.”

Ramco Electrical Ltd, the installer of the readers, supports this choice of access control stating “We have been installing fingerprint readers for 2 years now.  We often use Paxton for access control as the software is very end-user friendly. We came across the ievo system whilst researching biometrics and following a demonstration we decided that this product would become the industry standard for biometrics and began installing straight away.” Ramco Electrical Ltd

 

How the Lift works

The user enters the lift and selects the floor they wish to gain access to. Before the lift can operate the user is required to place their finger on the ievo reader to confirm their access rights. Once the reader has authorised the print the user is then taken only to the floor they are permitted to access.

 

Unit 5, Mercury Court
Orion Business Park
Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate
NE29 7SN
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
United Kingdom

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