Fire Service improves site access control

Posted On 30 Nov 2018
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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for the fire and rescue service across the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, and North and North East Lincolnshire, serving a population of almost one million people.

The Service required an access control solution that could secure multiple sites on a single system. The system needed to maintain the security of the premises whilst allowing ease of entry and exit when responding to an emergency. Flexible access permissions across twelve of the fire stations in the region were also essential.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service worked with Delta Security Systems to recommend an access control solution that could meet their requirements. Delta recommended Paxton’s Net2, with PaxLock Pro wireless access control in a door handle, and Net2 Entry IP video door entry.

Garry Roscoe, Engineering Manager, at Delta, said: “The Paxton system offers Humberside Fire and Rescue Service the functionality to manage and maintain access to twelve fire stations across the region. They can easily update access permissions, depending on the security clearance of each user, and monitor who is on site at any time, ensuring that all fire stations are secure when the crew are out on an emergency response call. The new PaxLock Pro has been fantastic for managing access through the office doors to ensure only those with correct clearance can enter.”

John Mann, Facilities Manager from Joint Estates Service, Melton, who work with the Fire and Rescue Service said: “What we really like about the Paxton system is the ability to set time zones for all of our stations and headquarters; outside of which the doors lock automatically, removing the need for any individual to manually lock the doors. This really increases site security and provides greater peace of mind. The roll call report feature is also a valuable tool for us, as it provides a list of last known locations of any user not marked as safe in the event of an emergency. This is incredibly beneficial to an organisation as large as ours.”

Humberside Fire  and Rescue Service and Delta Security plan to expand the Net2 system across a further 21 fire stations in the region, and add more PaxLock Pro wireless door handles across the network.