Biometric systems hit the gyms

Posted On 10 May 2016
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ievogymshotWorking with installation partners Vistec Systems, ievo has provided biometric fingerprint readers to add an additional layer of security to access control solutions installed at gym facilities for both Rush Fitness and Pump Gyms.

Installed alongside the Paxton Net2 system, the installation of biometric devices was to increase both the general access site security, and assist in membership management.

Rush Fitness

Vistec Systems won the security tender to work with and improve safety and access control systems for the Uxbridge gym branch of Rush Fitness. Tasked with supplying and installing a simple and effective biometric security solution to help control and monitor entry access for their members, whilst also helping to combat PIN sharing issues between members and non-members, which is commonly found with systems relying on secondary credentials (i.e. card/fob or PIN controlled access systems). Rush Fitness also required biometric enrolment kiosks for paying members to enrol and manage their memberships.

Vistec Systems selected ievo’s biometric solutions to integrate with the Paxton Net2 access control system. The installation consisted of ievo ultimate products so that only registered members will be granted entry, due to the nature of biometric data being unique to the individual. Only paying members with registered fingerprints are permitted to enter the gym, removing the issues of PIN sharing that previously caused concerns. The solutions integrated into the Paxton Net2 access control systems, providing reduced installation time and simple set up. The ievo and Paxton system was implemented to be controlled by third party software which hosts the software on cloud based servers and monitors memberships.

Vistec Systems installed ultimate readers into enrolment kiosks, which allow members to self-register their biometric fingerprints for instant access to the site and also on the access security portals into the gym.

Pump Gyms

Pump Gyms contracted Vistec Systems to supply and install a safe and secure entry point to the Hatfield facility. Vistec Systems was tasked with supplying a secure access control system to control and monitor entry access for members; Pump Gym also required self-service enrolment points to allow their clients to enrol for membership themselves and include fingerprint registration for acquiring entry permissions. Vistec Systems were also asked to provide a solution to integrate into current security parameters to help combat issues with ‘PIN sharing’.

Having supplied and installed double security portals controlled by the Paxton Net2 access control system, Vistec Systems upgraded the system to include ievo’s fingerprint readers.

The ievo ultimate was installed to help control access to the Hatfield site, providing peace of mind to Pump Gyms that only registered members would be granted entry, and removing the issues of PIN sharing that previously caused concerns. Again, there was reduced installation time, meaning that members were able to enrol and use the facilities with little restrictions. The system was also implemented to be controlled by third party software hosting the software on cloud based servers. ievo readers were installed on the main entrance door and the changing rooms, Vistec Systems also installed ultimate readers into enrolment kiosks, which allow members to self-register their biometric fingerprints for instant access to the site.