Integrator Antron Security has installed an Inner Range Integriti access control system, Bluepoint visitor management, BPT entry panels and Hikvision CCTV at The Baily in London, UK.

UK property firm, Endurance Land, owns The Bailey, situated directly opposite the famous Old Bailey High Court in London. The 10-storey commercial site covers 300sqm and meets Grade A office specifications.

Knight Harwood was recently commissioned to refurbish the whole site, along with architect, Orms and building design consultancy, GDM Partnership. According to Richard Harvell, engineering director at Knight Harwood, the key requirement was to be able to move users, including visitors, swiftly through reception, to their correct floors, with minimal or no touch points and without compromising security.

Antron Security project managed the design, supply and installation of the access control and security system for The Bailey and acted as the ‘go to’ contact for Knight Harwood.

“Antron Security’s solution, centered on Inner Range’s intelligent access control system Integriti, more than delivers,” Harvell said. “The high-level lift integration automatically directs users to the fastest lift for their floor and only allows access beyond reception, for those with bona fide credentials. We’ve been impressed with Integriti’s sophistication and integration capabilities, as well as Antron Security’s expertise and diligence in designing and installing our bespoke access and security system.”

The customer had specific requirements for this application, including easy touch-free access with digital sign-in, free flowing movement through reception, avoiding crowds and queues, fast access to other floors via lifts, visitor management system that can be used by multiple tenants and reception staff easily and secure and clear intercom/entry phone and door automation for out-of-hours, deliveries and trades people access. The client also wanted easy access and parking for disabled users, and reliable and resilient security, including CCTV monitoring of strategic locations.

Key features of Integriti employed in the application include proximity card entry for users and tenants; a Forge Bluepoint visitor management system to create credentials for visitors, including via smartphone; and high-level Mitsubishi lift integration that reads user credentials and directs users to the quickest lift, for their desired destination.

Integrated CAME BPT video entry phone and access control to automate doors, for disabled access near dedicated parking bay, for disabled users, as well as for out-of-hours access, deliveries and trades people were also strong features, as well as integration of Hikvision IP CCTV, end-to-end encrypted messaging, through every interface and integration, and provision for future entry turnstiles/speed lanes.

High levels of physical and cyber security (encrypting all communications through every device and interface, and providing intruder detection to European standard EN50131) were needed to keep all legitimate users and the site safe,  and future proofing, including laying under-floor cables ready for entry turnstiles/speed lanes, was another part of the plan.

In terms of the application, Inner Range’s Integriti system integrates with Mitsubishi’s lift controls and Bluepoint’s visitor management system, to ensure all users and visitors can access their floors, and designated areas with ease. The Mitsubishi lifts are able to read credentials from proximity cards, or mobile phones, at a user check-in point, at the reception, or in the lift lobby.

The high-level lift integration with ‘destination control’ means the lift software considers where each of the building’s lifts are, where the user’s ‘home floor’ is, as well as where other users are going/due to go, and instantly calculates the quickest lift for the new user. The user is immediately directed to the most efficient lift via a display screen at reception, or in the lift lobby. If users are able to go to more than 1 floor, they can update their preference in the lift itself. This integration ensures users move through reception quickly and efficiently, with no unnecessary stops.

Inner Range’s Integriti intelligent access control system also allowed Bluepoint’s visitor management system to integrate with the Mitsubishi lifts. For visitors to access tenanted floors within the building, the following has to take place:

* A tenant creates the meeting via Bluepoint
* An email is generated and sent to the visitor’s inbox, where they can create a mobile QR code pass and save it to their smart phone wallet
* When the visitor arrives, they use their mobile phone to scan the QR code in the Bluepoint invite, at the reception desk to check-in
* The reception team can then direct them to the Mitsubishi lifts, which display the lift car that they need to get to their meeting
* To leave, the visitor presents their QR code at the lift or door reader, which tells the system they’re leaving
* The QR codes are only valid for one entry and one exit, and only on the appointment date and at the planned appointment time.

The QR code gives the visitor the ability to access everything they will need, including the lifts and any locked doors en-route. The integration between Integriti and Bluepoint’s visitor management system was achieved using the Bluepoint API. Bluepoint is cloud-based, hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform.

CAME BPT entry panels were installed to allow disabled users to access the building, near the dedicated disabled parking bay, as well as for any visitors entering the facility out-of-hours, to contact the security team, or for deliveries and trades people to use, in order to access doors at the rear of the building. The entry panels allow for a reliable and intuitive video entry intercom system.

Important, too, Integriti helps building managers create greener and more energy efficient sites, by tracking how tenants use the building, and amending heating and lighting settings, as a result. Integriti also provides trace reporting, that can identify a user’s movements, if they have become unwell and identify who else has been near them.

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