Published on 24 April, 2008
VUANCE Ltd., a provider of innovative Radio Frequency Verification Solutions, including active RFID, electronic access control, credentialing and incident response management, recently announced that Prince William County is using its Compass system to provide increased electronic access control security in select buildings.
Over a year ago, Prince William County Buildings and Grounds Office determined a need to provide increased access control security in select buildings including two police stations, its 911 Center and office buildings. After reviewing a number of options, it selected VUANCE's Compass system, which had been included in proposals by several system integrator vendors. The system is being installed and maintained by M.C. Dean Inc., one of VUANCE's business partners. Based on its current success, additional installations are planned for the future.
Compass manages access into, within and exiting a facility, depending on the client's needs. Personnel credentials recorded on badges and cards are read by readers. Access through doors is operated through controllers. Compass integrates individual buildings into the County's extensive IT network. The entire system is run by a host computer's central database of cardholders, permissions and systematic procedures.
User-friendliness is a key feature of the system. It's intuitively designed, so it doesn't require days of classroom training or weeks of practice to use when first installed. Furthermore, new users can be added quickly. As a SQL based application, a database system already deployed within the County IT framework, Compass was easy to integrate into the host system. Management report have easy-to-read graphic interfaces to quickly identify issues, such as the location of an open door; additionally data can be integrated into the County's more extensive management reporting systems for greater accountability.
"VUANCE works through leading business partner system integrators to enable users like Prince William County to integrate our technology into their workplaces," stated Eyal Tuchman, Chief Executive Officer of VUANCE Ltd. "We're proud of the work done by M.C. Dean to facilitate easy implementation of the Compass system."