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A security system that complements the building design

The design of the entrance is open plan and boasts an impressive glass façade. In such a large, open plan area, it can be difficult to control pedestrian access and, in the past, it has been too easy for unauthorised individuals to gain entry to the facility.

Director of Estates for East Kent College Group, Stewart Haywood, wanted an entrance control solution which could monitor the access of authorised users without causing inconvenience, prevent unauthorised individuals from gaining entry and complement the design of the building.

Stewart comments: “Canterbury College was a very open site from an access point of view. There have been occasions in the past when unwanted visitors have gained access and I wanted to put a stop to this. During certain times of the day, the site experiences high footfall with up to 2,500 people passing through this main entrance. I needed an entrance control solution which could deal with this level of footfall, was not overly obtrusive and suited the light and open feel of the environment.”

Looking for a highly visible yet still attractive security option, three lanes of Glassgate 400s with 1.5m barriers were chosen and installed in December 2018.