Hands-free access for care home staff and residents
Following a refurbishment of the residential care home Woodland Vale, a new access control system was required to increase security levels. A hands-free access system was required to offer staff convenient door access. uPASS Access readers installed enable staff to fully focus on assisting residents with mobility problems.
Woodland Vale Care Home is a residential care home in Torrington, North Devon in the United Kingdom. It is managed by Devon County Council and offers residential care for vulnerable adults with both physical and mental disabilities.
uPASS Access was selected to provide a hands-free access solution. This compact UHF reader offers a read range of up to two meters. It allows staff comfortable door access when providing assistance to disabled residents. The uPASS Access readers are supplied by Nortech, distributor for Nedap in the UK.
Dual technology ‘combi’ cards are used for both hands-free access and normal access. Making it unnecessary to supply staff with multiple cards. This enables each member of staff to be issued with a single card that allows them access across multiple Devon County Council sites. i2 Security Limited, an integrated security specialist, works closely with Devon County Council to expand their current system and incorporate the Woodland Vale site.
“Long-range uPASS Access readers provide us with the perfect solution offering hands-free dual card technology with the ability for future expansion across multiple sites. The support and advice given was clear and we as the customer were fully engaged in the appropriated design layout.” Wayne Mizen, Devon County Council Service Improvement Manager
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