Providing security with full site transparency through the CAME ENTROTEC access control solution was a project priority. Powered by the Easitag solution, the centralised concierge office is able to control access across the 3,385 dwelling development.
Door Entry Panels
Throughout the development, CAME ENTROTEC Apex door entry panels were installed. Each access panel was individually designed and pre-programmed, and fitted with a proximity reader, an integrated camera, and an Easitag concierge system. Additionally, lift control modules were used in a number of entry panels to manage lift access.
Secure By Design regulations require each block to have a secure holding entrance area, to eliminate tailgated and unwarranted access, providing residents with more security. Across the Royal Wharf development main entrances feature an external vandal resistant video entry panel, paired with a dome CCTV camera for concierge visibility, which grants initial access into the apartment foyer area. To proceed, an access token must be presented to the secondary video entrance panel.
Visitors can use these door entry panels to contact apartments within the block. These calls can be intercepted by the concierge team who can verify the call before forwarding it onto the appropriate resident. These calls would then be received on the CAME ENTROTEC EV video handset.
Over 3000 CAME ENTROTEC EV handsets have been installed with more to follow in the next phase of the project. Loaded with features, the EV delivers a 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen, timed privacy function with an LED indication, door release indicator, handset latch, and concierge compatibility. The EV is finished in a robust and long-lasting ABS plastic offering excellent mechanical qualities, impact resistance, and durability.
Access Control and Proximity Readers
Easitag proximity readers are situated throughout the development to control entry to specified areas such as gardens, bike stores, and bin shelters. Access to these areas is controlled by the concierge office who manage fob administration.
Residents with a fitness membership can use these facilities, which are managed by the concierge team. The extremely adaptable Easitag system enables proximity readers to be integrated into third-party equipment, such as speed gates, allowing for a smooth user experience since only one fob is needed.
Lift Destination Control
Lift destination control was added as an essential requirement to Secure By Design compliance with the development of Homes 2019 regulations. Subsequently, CAME ENTROTEC and Certus Security proceeded to implement a secure lift management system in the later phases of the Royal Wharf project. Door entry panels were integrated into the lift control system so residents could only access the floors in which their fob was assigned.