A Biometric turnstile access control system has been specified for the Beverley Tollesby School in Middlesbrough. Willmott Dixon decided on a biometric system because of problems they had encountered in the past with proximity card and pin code systems that could be easily lost, stolen or corrupted.
The Beverley Tollesby School is a modern district school being constructed by Willmott Dixon for children with autistic and behavioural needs. The school is part of the governments Schools for the Future programme or SF1 as it is commonly known. Vanguard Security Services of Yorkshire tendered successfully for the installation of the biometric turnstile and other security services for the multi-million pound project. They decided to specify the ievo® biometric reader because of its reliability as well as its use of a multispectral imaging fingerprint sensor which has been proved to solve the problems found in other biometric systems.
The reader is able to scan through levels of dirt, dust, high ambient light, water and even some types of latex gloves - it also proved ideal for contractors on-site who often had poor fingerprints through damage and dirt. The reader is fully IP rated and has a robust, user friendly design that made it easy for staff to use on-site, and integrated seamlessly with the Paxton Net2 ACU and software that both Willmott Dixon and Vanguard already used, making it the obvious choice.