Access Control Systems Can Help Bolster Security on Large Construction Sites

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Access control systems are just the right solutions to help construction companies increase the level of security on their various sites, especially since they’re visited on a daily basis by a large number of contractors, sub-contractors and other members of staff.

A very good example of a scheme that can certainly benefit from such a solution is the £135m Swansea Central Phase One, which will see a significant redevelopment and improvement of the local area.

Some of the first measures to be implemented include a reduction in the size of the temporary St Mary’s surface car park near St David’s car park, as well as the closure – and subsequent removal – of the old footbridge over Oystermouth Road. Nearby ground level pedestrian crossing controls remain available.

When Swansea Central Phase One opens – complete with nearly 1,000 new car parking spaces, new parkland, commercial and residential units – it is expected to provide a major economic boost to Swansea.

Swansea Council are behind the scheme, with some funding for the arena coming from the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal. Some funding for the new bridge comes from the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Fund.

Council leader Rob Stewart said: “The closure of most of the temporary surface car park at St Mary’s and the old footbridge over Oystermouth Road has been trailed for some time.

“We’re on schedule with this work and have reached another significant moment for the digital arena project that will stimulate the transformation and success of Swansea city centre for generations to come.

“Buckingham Group Contracting moving right across the northern section shows that the project is gathering pace. This is a big deal for Swansea, and the momentum will build as out-of-ground construction gathers pace.

“I’m pleased we’ve been able to introduce our new car parking offers – as promised – to reduce costs for shoppers during the arena project’s major construction phase. We’ll keep reviewing such promotions to ensure they best support shoppers and businesses over the coming months.

Access Control Software from Access Control Wales delivers comprehensive visitor monitoring functionality

The powerful software supplied with all the Access Control Wales solutions has a familiar Windows™ interface, providing quick and easy access to information. It is also highly scalable, from simple door and registration point control, through to a fully computerised global Networked Access Control System.

Some of the most important features include:

  • Access Control Profiles easily created or customised to suit your particular site, and can be varied minute-by-minute
  • Real Time (near) graphical display shows doors being opened / closed, those with alarm status set and forced entry
  • Doors may be configured to open automatically on fire alarms and lock automatically on burglar alarms
  • Anti Pass Back facility limits the same card being used by more than one person
  • CCTV Tracking of video clips showing “evidence quality” footage of forced entries, alarm events, users of Smart Cards gaining access or being denied
  • Door/Barrier Access can be limited depending on the persons’ roll call status
  • Resilient System keeps running even when certain cables are cut or damaged or PC networks fail
  • Sensor Monitoring to detect forced entry
  • Audit Trail showing who gained access (or denied) at any location at any time
  • Biometric dermal fingerprint reading for maximum security and personnel authentication
  • Hardware Device Manager allows easy adding & editing of hardware device profiles
  • With our Access Control Software you can be assured that you will receive a simple to use, highly secure way of controlling access to areas or buildings, as well as monitoring who is present 24 hours a day.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of solutions supplied by Access Control Wales, both in terms of hardware (smart card readers, biometric readers, turnstiles, etc.) and software (access rights management software solutions, etc.), just hit the contact button at the top of the screen, we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.

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