Hands Free Access Control installation crucial to Queensland MS kids moveability

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ISCS and N.A.S.A. Electronic Security Systems have been instrumental in providing young, high-care MS patients with much-needed technology to help them move about more freely.

Nedap uPASS readers and UHF cards in conjunction with the ICT ProtegeWX Access Control system were installed in the recently completed $5.5 million MS Queensland Youngcare complex at Albany Creek, Queensland.

Integrator Norm Larden, managing director, said twenty-nine of the long-range readers were installed in eight care units in the state-of-the-art facility.

“Because of the difficulties in presenting a standard access control card everything needs to be automated so when they wheel their chairs up to a door it opens for them,” Mr Larden said.

“MS Queensland were extremely happy with the product and we were most impressed by the ability to alter the read range.

“The readers can be easily configured at the time of installation to suit the needs of the project. Whether it’s a couple of paces or two metres, it is simple to provide the ideal solution.”

ISCS Queensland manager Mike Knowland said the project was a great showcase for the Nedap flexibility and the ICT WX System.

“The Nedap readers are an industry leader for long range identification  solutions. They are on-site configurable, offer consistent reading up to 5 metres in a weatherproof housing that also provides LED and audible read indication. The cards are available in several form factors and being a passive UHF technology has no battery so there are no concerns regarding the life span of the card.

“ProtegeWX is a fantastic system that is a flexible, all-in-one, web based system that integrates access control, intrusion detection and building automation into one simple unified solution. The modular hardware design provides the flexibility to accommodate any installation whether it’s small, large, residential or commercial. Expandable modules allow you to scale your system as your requirements change.”

ProtegeWX can cater to up to 128 doors, 50,000 events, 10,000 users and 512 inputs and outputs.