ADNOC, the Middle East oil and gas supplier, built the village of Ruwais from what was formally a desert to create a community for its employees. Within this complex sits the ADNOC school, a facility built to educate the families of employees.
Sateon has been rolled out across the entire school, with 90 readers, 50 controllers and over 5,000 access cards supplied to the students and staff combined. The access control system was installed by SIBCA and supported by Grosvenor Technology at specification stage. Close collaboration between the two organisations ensured the access control hardware was installed quickly and efficiently. Sateon’s IP based architecture suited the modern method of construction used, allowing the system to be deployed using the building’s existing PoE Cat 5 cabling. The utilisation of the buildings existing infrastructure reduced cost and ensured ADNOC’s finite build process stayed on track.
With a fresh group of students enrolling every year, it was important that the administrative process was as efficient as possible. The Sateon Groups feature allows administrators to define a persona for a common occupant, and their typical access rights for enrollment. Applying standardised access rights to the majority of the students reduces the time taken to induct students at the start of each academic year. Both students and members of staff are issued an ID card, with all of their access rights contained in this one solution. The cards are not limited to accessing the building either; in time, as the community develops, Sateon will allow cashless vending and students to board buses without the need for a pass.
“The construction process had very tight deadlines, so it was important that the access control system could be installed in no time at all. Grosvenor was able to provide support, ensuring staff were empowered to administrate, secure and reduce running costs before the first day of school,” said Richard Pearson – Group Technical and Service Director, SIBCA.