UWC Atlantic College
Based in the beautiful settings of St Donat’s Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, UWC Atlantic is an independent, international, residential Sixth Form College. Students travel here from over 150 countries to study for the International Baccalaureate together with outdoor- orientated experiential education.
A lack of security and registration
The college had an existing staff car park with two entrances without any means of managing the controlling who enters or leaves the site. The management team needed a method of improving security as well as registration to keep track of which vehicles were entering and leaving the facility. The college management team discussed the options with their existing installer on site, Gee Communications.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition
For security reasons, they concluded that barriers controlled by ANPR cameras would meet their requirements. This would only allow vehicles with authorized number plates to enter the car park. Besides, this would facilitate the tracking of vehicles were entering and leaving the site.
Nedap’s ANPR Lumo camera
Nedap’s ANPR Lumo cameras were chosen and integrated into Nortech’s Norpass Access control system. The ANPR Lumo is an all-in one license plate camera with an accurate read-range up to 10 meters. This solution offers built-in access control features and the option to configure time-based access control.
Nortech’s access management platform Norpass
Nortech is known for its leading access control solutions in the UK and overseas. Their Norpass solution is an access management system that provides comprehensive range of features to match customer specific requirements. It offers a high level of security and personnel safety.
Vehicle access control solution
The combination of Nedap’s ANPR Lumo camera’s and Norpass access control system allows authorized vehicles to enter the parking areas of UWC Atlantic College and tracks the vehicles’ movements. Therefore, the security level is increased and gives insights to who is entering and leaving the site.
“Our client, UWC Atlantic College, is very pleased with the solution we have put in place and the quality of the quipment used. It has solved the problem of not knowing who was entering and leaving the car park and increased the security level.” Ryan Matthew, Operation Manager Gee Communications