Located in Saint Léonard, France, SBE provides electronic service, repair and aftersales support. With 600 employees, the group’s factories handle more than three million devices a year from across Europe, from mobile phones to digital cameras and TVs. SBE has three European technical centres, each with a call centre and several production facilities.
SBE required a flexible access control solution that would allow them to secure external access to their buildings and workshops. Their existing access control system needed to be updated. Due to the substantial number of employees accessing their premises on a daily basis, SBE wanted to ensure they had a database that would keep track of the movement of people across the five buildings across three separate sites.
SBE requested the help of installation company, Domotic Opale, who recommended Net2 access control with Net2 Entry, Paxton’s video door entry system, to provide visitor management and a user friendly interface.
Sébastien Choquet, Manager at Domotic Opale, said: “SBE needed to streamline security by setting employee access permissions to areas such as the server, workshops, stock rooms and offices. We knew the Net2 system was the right choice because, as well as access control, it offers the ability to provide them with an event log and daily report to keep track of any fraudulent entry attempts. SBE also required multi-user management, the Net2 system is now installed on four PCs for convenience.”
Net2 allows employees and site visitors to be easily added or removed from the system, access permissions can be set for the specific times in which they need to gain access. The Net2 system provides the management team at SBE with alerts when unauthorised tokens are used in an attempt to gain access to the buildings, increasing the level of security during unmanned hours.
Simon Ezeque, Methods Manager at SBE, said: “The Net2 system has provided a greater sense of security for our customers’ equipment, because it enables us to manage access permissions for individual employees and secure different zones separately; including access to the workshops, stock rooms and offices, it is the perfect solution for us.”