Glasgow housing association upgrades access control for residents

St Peter's housing development (1)

A Scottish social housing provider has teamed up with access control and door entry manufacturer Videx to equip 60 supported living flats with a customised solution, across 6 apartment blocks.

Residents of St Peter’s housing development, managed by Glasgow-based Partick Housing Association, required an easy to use but secure entry system to enable access for residents and visitors. Working with installer RenRoC, Videx supplied its popular IPURE system, an IP video door entry system, which provides many features for convenient but highly secure access for any size of building or complex. The IPURE IP door entry system was also paired with Videx’s offline proximity access control system, MiAccess.

With the addition of MiAccess, the system provides highly convenient proximity fob access for not only residents but also housing wardens and maintenance engineers. Using MiAccess, entry fobs can easily be added offline from a remote location via a PC or laptop, meaning programming can be fully managed offsite if required. Entry fobs can simply be replaced by programming a new fob offsite and then swiping at a reader on site, once the new fob is swiped, the old fob is automatically replaced with the new, resulting in less call outs and reducing the overall carbon footprint for local authorities or housing associations.

Installer Derek Corner, director at RenRoc said: “The Videx IPURE IP system with integrated MiAccess proximity offers a complete door entry solution for residents and wardens at the housing development. Residents have peace of mind with ease of access, convenience and security, and wardens can now manage and administer entry tokens with ease, and remotely. What’s more, the system enables device to device communication allowing vulnerable residents to contact the onsite support team without additional hardware being installed. From my perspective, the Videx system with integrated proximity access ticked all the boxes that were required to provide a comprehensive, secure and easy to use system to meet the needs of the client.”

The video IP door entry panels at each of the accommodation blocks are also engraved with the appropriate address and button numbers, many housing associations find this useful as it enables call buttons to be specifically named or labelled, helping any visitors to find which button they need easily and quickly, or help to identify any onsite services such as a warden or concierge. Button engraving is just part of the bespoke services offered by Videx, including custom sized metal work and colour engraved logos.

Billy Paton, Scotland and Ireland Sales Manager at Videx, added: “With any installation, it’s important that the specific needs of the end user are met as part of the entry requirements. Patrick Housing Association needed a solution that offered convenience, security and something that was adaptable and easily modified if required and this is exactly what the IPURE IP system with integrated MiAccess offers. From a management perspective, the ability to programme the MiAccess system on or offsite (via the offline software) reduces time, money and helps to reduce the association’s carbon footprint.

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