Largest portfolio of building technology
Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions. The Security division specializes in providing advanced security and safety solutions for a wide range of applications. With their state-of-the-art and reliable solutions, Johnson Controls helps organizations to protect their assets, employees, and customers, tailored to their specific needs. Additionally, Johnson Controls and Nedap have a longstanding collaboration, in which they have assisted numerous companies with the most user-friendly and secure solutions for vehicle access control.
More than 700 employees in Madrid
The company provides its solutions globally and operates several offices. One of these offices is situated in Madrid, Spain, where more than 700 employees work in a hybrid setup. Therefore the office can only accommodate 400 employees physically. Despite having a sizable parking lot, it can only fit 150 vehicles. To ensure equitable and efficient parking for the employees, they utilize a booking system, integrated in C-Cure 9000, the access control solution of Johnson Controls. The effectiveness of this system is of utmost importance.
A lack of user-friendliness and safety
Despite the booking system working excellently, the site was secured using traditional card readers and therefore lacked user-friendliness and safety. The card readers required drivers to come to a complete stop, roll down their windows, and present the access card in front of the reader to open the barrier. This was causing traffic jams and a poor user experience. Furthermore, the office building is located on a narrow street, which added to the safety concerns when congestion arose in the public street.
Long-range identification to improve the process
To speed up the process and improve user experience, Johnson Controls decided to implement long-range vehicle identification. They chose Nedap’s ANPR Lumo readers for this purpose. Cameras were installed at both the entrance and exit, capable of reading and verifying license plates from distances ranging between 2 to 10 meters. ANPR Lumo is an all-in-one, advanced license plate camera for fast vehicle identification and access control, and in this case seamlessly integrated with Johnson Controls own C-Cure access control system.
“Thanks to the new system, garage access is now instantaneous. I no longer need to search for the access card, as the reader instantly recognizes my license plate and grants me entry. Before this system was implemented, forgetting my card meant I had to locate the security guard, provide my details, and wait for access approval from my company’s Facilities or HR department. I recall instances when numerous cars were stuck on the street due to such incidents.”
Paloma García Conzález, Marketing specalist at Johnson Controls.
Advantages of using ANPR
Transitioning from traditional card readers to the ANPR cameras brought several benefits:
- User convenience due to the elimination of manual actions;
- Faster and more efficient identification through long-range recognition;
- Resolving traffic congestion by ensuring optimal flow;
- Increased safety by preventing traffic jams on public streets;
- Enhanced security with the latest and most accurate cameras.
Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to securing their sites. At Nedap, we believe safety starts at gated vehicle entrances. We specialize in automatic vehicle identification and have led the way for more than 30 years. We’re here to help you address every vehicle access control challenge and find the best solution for each situation. With more than 30 years of experience in automatic vehicle identification solutions, we make sure that we only find the best qualitative solution for your gate situation every time.
Completely tailored to your gate design and needs.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is very pleased with this new, improved access control system. With this modern long-distance identification solution, they offer a time-saving, secure and swift solution for incoming and outgoing traffic. The implementation of Nedap’s ANPR Lumo cameras showcases an inspiring customer story, providing a glimpse of the possibilities for optimized and hassle-free parking solutions.