|Bosch Access Easy Controller meets the company's basic access control needs |
Innoventor, Inc. is a 10-year-old engineering solutions company located in St. Louis and serving customers throughout the U.S. It has grown over the decade to more than 70 engineers providing solutions in the aerospace/defense, medical/pharmaceutical, transportation, food/beverage and industrial automation industries in the areas of process, production and product development. It innovates for its customers and invents for itself through the development of proprietary technology.
Innoventor needed to safeguard sensitive customer materials and company information stored in its facility. The company faces a distinct security challenge, as it must provide complete facility access to its full-time employees, while limiting access to its 14 contractors. With a new facility that spans 26,000 square feet, employees also needed a method to determine if their colleagues remain in the building before arming the alarm system each night.
The Bosch Access Easy Controller meets the company's basic access control needs, while also enabling the employees to see which colleagues are in the building at any time. Because Access Easy Controller can be operated from any Internet browser, Innoventor employees can use an LCD touch screen installed near the alarm keypad. The LCD touch screen is continuously logged into the access control system, and employees can see up to the minute reports of employees in the building right from the screen. The last employee to leave each evening no longer has to walk the entire facility to determine if any of their colleagues remain in the building before arming the alarm and exiting. The information is right at their fingertips near the exit.
|When the alarm system is armed, Access Easy Controller automatically locks the building's overhead garage doors and roof hatch|
Since the Access Easy Controller is integrated with the alarm system, Innoventor can also limit facility access for contractors, helping to comply with company policy that a full-time employee be present whenever a contractor is in the building.
If the alarm is armed, indicating no employees are in the facility, contractors are not allowed to enter. When the alarm system is armed, the Access Easy Controller automatically locks the building's overhead garage doors and roof hatch, so these doors are never unintentionally left open. The system secures a total of 10 doors throughout the facility.
"Innoventor has an obligation to keep information protected for our customers and we implemented this access control system with them in mind. Our approach to controlling access for employees was focused at a need to know level for our customers' projects," said Kent Schien, president and CEO, Innoventor, Inc. "We feel the touch screen system protects Innoventor and our customers appropriately -- keeping both our employees and critical data secure from external threats."