During the webinar “Secure and frictionless vehicle access at industrial sites“, Nedap presented their vision on the importance of using automatic vehicle and driver identification at industrial plants to maximize gate access control efficiency. Besides explaining how industrial sites can increase and control the vehicle and driver throughput within a personalized, secured gate access design, two inspiring industrial plants projects are showcased.

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During the live Q&A session, a lot of interesting questions were asked. Hereby a summary of all the questions and answers:

How do I realize staff and visitor access to a site? Which technology can be used?

As staff are users that very frequently visit the site it is important to provide them with an accurate and fast vehicle access. We therefor normally recommend to issue an long range RFID tag to the employees and staff as this is a known user group. Visitors are incidential users of the location and therefor issuing a transponder might be difficult to realise as you need to gain these item back after exit. They can be provided access using their license plate. Once visitors are announced their license plate could be entered to provide access for the time of the visit only using an ANPR camera. We often see therefor a combination of these two technologies. For applications where issuing of tags is difficult or not wanted also solely ANPR could be used.

What is the difference in throughput time for AVI and regular card access?

When a driver needs to come to full stop, opens the window and present a credential to a short range reader often more than 10 seconds are needed for the access process. If there is a very large vehicle flow, daily this can result in congestion and delay in entrance especially during peak times. Automatic identification of the vehicle and/or driver takes only a few seconds. Therefor using AVI throughput time is significantly enhanced.

What is involved to change a gate to AVI access?

To change an existing gate access featured with short range readers to AVI is very simple. Just replace the short range reader by a long range AVI reader and connect this to the existing access controller already installed at the gate. The same communication protocols like Wiegand and OSDP are supported ensuring seamless integration into the access control system.

What systems is AVI integrated into?

Nedap is a technology provider for vehicle access to security systems in the industry and therefor integrated into all leading access control platforms. If you have any specific questions related to integration on a specific access control system, do not hesitate to contact us.

Can the booster send two sequential card data sources (Booster id code and driver card code) to an access control system? 

Yes, this is correct. A Booster is a transponder for simultaneous driver and vehicle identification. The Booster is mounted on the windshield of the vehicle and programmed with a vehicle ID. An existing access credential can be inserted into the device, which then combines the vehicle and driver ID and transmits this to the TRANSIT Ultimate long range reader, so the driver as well as the vehicle are identified.

How can you use the smart card for vehicle identification, besides driver identification?

The Smartcard Booster is a device for simultaneous driver and vehicle identification. The Smartcard Booster is programmed with a vehicle ID and can hold an existing smartcard credential, to capture also the driver of the vehicle. Normally the smartcard is only read over short distance. Using the Smartcard Booster you can extend the read range of the Smartcard up to 10 meters. Combining the driver (based on his smartcard) and the Booster (vehicle ID) the driver and vehicle are simultaneously and automatically identified. By using this device, you ensure that only the right vehicle with the right driver is allowed entrance onto the secured industrial site.

Can the TRANSIT system be used inside a petrochemical plant in atex zone 1/21?

The TRANSIT ATEX reader and TRANSIT Heavy Duty Tag are both certified to be used in zone 1  in gas environments and zone 21 in dust environments.

Contarina Case – How are the vehicle and the passenger identified separately with the Upass system? Do they have two different tags?

In the case of Contarina, the vehicle is issued with a UHF Windshield transponder, which is mounted onto the windshield. The windshield tag is automatically captured by the UPASS reader as soon as it comes into range of the reader. The driver is identified based on his Smart Card. With this combination both the vehicle as the driver are identified. As the Smart Card includes two technologies (UHF and Mifare), this tag can be identified by the uPASS reader at the gate but also by the readers used at the entrance of the buildings.

Contarina Case – How are visitors registered?

For visitor management we are developing a new project in which the driver is captured using the QR code presented on his mobile phone to the NVITE reader, already used for Mifare badges at pedestrians gates.

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