Evolution has an established reputation for excellence having worked on many high-profile projects, designing, specifying, integrating and maintaining systems in some of the most demanding environments. Some of these projects have specified Third Millennium readers. Its brief was to deliver a solution that not only provided the highest levels of security, but also served to showcase Third Millennium readers and their capabilities in the best possible light. Two cameras monitor the front and rear entry points, with access controlled by four Third Millennium RX Series RFID readers Security management system Peter Jones, Managing Director of Third Millennium, chose Evolution both for its proven technical prowess, and its reputation for working in highly sensitive areas: “We have been operating for some 20 years, and due to the nature of the business we have always been relatively covert,” he explains. “You won’t find our name emblazoned on the building, in fact we are situated in a business centre, in a multi-tenanted building. Our part of it has always been secure but it was time to upgrade to a higher level of security.” Evolution devised a solution based on the S2 NetBox VR Quatro, a security management system which allows all access control, event monitoring and video surveillance to be managed through a single, user-friendly browser interface. Key personnel can therefore quickly and easily manage who comes in/out of the premises, with a full audit trail. Two cameras monitor the front and rear entry points, with access controlled by four Third Millennium RX Series RFID readers. Third Millennium employees can choose a traditional Third Millennium card, whilst others are using an app on their mobile phone or their smart watch Evolution RX Series range The RX Series is a range of readers that combine sophisticated technology with clear aesthetic appeal, available as a gloss finish polycarbonate/ABS in either black or white. A subtle feature of the reader is the shadow line backplate, a simple design mechanism which offsets the reader a few millimetres from the mounting surface, making the unit appear to ‘float’ against the wall. Being Bluetooth-enabled readers, Third Millennium employees can choose what type of pass they use. Some are opting for a ‘traditional’ Third Millennium card, whilst others are using an app on their mobile phone or their smart watch. Standalone IP system Having specified Third Millennium readers on many occasions, Evolution knows the technology well, including its integration capabilities. John Wust, Joint Managing Director at Evolution, says that they also understood their client’s need to keep the existing IT infrastructure separate: “We centred the solution around the S2’s Quatro since it can be deployed as a standalone IP system that does not require software or client licences, ideal for this kind of site. Keeping it separate from the IT system was also something that the Third Millennium team wanted.” With a single box design, which minimises installation and maintenance costs, and with a licence for up to four cameras, the system has proven both being flexible and economical.