Access control upgrade for the Gherkin

Posted On 16 Dec 2014
Comment: Off

Gherkin230 St Mary’s Axe, more commonly known as The Gherkin, houses a range of  companies across its 41 floors. When it came to replacing the existing access control system, CBRE 30 St Mary Axe Management wanted a solution which could not only be rolled out seamlessly, but also allowed tenants to manage their own areas.

Following a tender process, the firm worked with Grosvenor Technology and Universal Security Systems to achieve a tailored system using the SATEON platform. As a browser-based access control system, SATEON was deployed without the need for additional software to be installed on each of the tenants’ server space. The integrated system incorporates almost 200 card readers and SATEON door controllers and allows current door statuses to be viewed through a fully navigable map interface.

A fully partitioned, Microsoft SQL backend database allows each tenant to manage their own area, including reports on staff attendance and identity card access, whilst CBRE 30 St Mary Axe Management maintain overall control of the building.

Danny Moody, Security Manager from CBRE 30 St Mary Axe Management commented: “The SATEON package was particularly attractive to us as it allowed tenants to manage their areas via any web browser, anywhere in the world. This saved us considerable time hardwiring new connections into our server.”