Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
| Tri-City Mechanical use Schlage software to reduce false alarm calls at its 77,000 square foot facility. |
announced that Tri-City Mechanical, a 512-employee design/build contractor in Chandler, Ariz., is using Schlage
bright blue web-enabled access control software and Schlage wireless access control locking systems to reduce false alarm calls at its 77,000 square foot facility.
"We had an incident, people weren't locking the doors, and we were having numerous false alarm calls," reports Ken Brown, building manager for Tri-City Mechanical. "We only needed access control on six doors so we did not want a complex system or one that would be costly to install. When we were presented with the bright blue software and the wireless locks alternative, we knew we had our solution."
According to Brown, the Schlage bright blue web-enabled access control system is created especially for smaller facilities. Eliminating the need for special software or a dedicated PC, bright blue lets authorized Tri-City Mechanical users access, monitor and manage their system from any computer running a standard web browser. Those that are authorised can now use any networked online computer to access and manage the company's access control system. Importantly, the cost of this system was less than that of a single panel on larger security management system solutions and the system's plug-and-play design made configuration easy.
"Our six main doors on the first and second floors are connected to bright blue," says Brown. "We simply attached the bright blue controller to the network and a power source and it was ready to go. The system has all the features we need and is so user-friendly that it only took me 15 minutes to learn to use it."
Schlage wireless proximity card readers are used at the six doors.
"We decided on wireless because the facility was already built and it would have been next to impossible to run conduit," remarks Brown. "Although the hardware is a little more expensive than hardwired units, the installation labour cost of wireless is a small fraction of that of wired so the tremendous savings in installation was worth it."
"We've had the bright blue system in for four months now and the false alarm calls have been greatly reduced," Brown attests. "It's been a good experience and, when we build our new facility, we'll use bright blue there as well."