Seniors residence migrates to IP access control

SP&T Staff
Wednesday November 02, 2016
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A Vancouver Island healthcare facility uses Kantech EntraPass security software and KT-1 door controllers with its existing infrastructure for a transition to IP-based access control.
A Vancouver Island healthcare facility uses Kantech EntraPass security software and KT-1 door controllers with its existing infrastructure for a transition to IP-based access control.
Kiwanis Village Lodge, a care facility for seniors in Nanaimo, B.C., has selected a new IP-based access control system from Kantech that features one-button door controller enrollment and the ability to leverage the facility’s existing infrastructure to ensure continuity of services to the lodge’s residents.

With help from local systems integration firm, Securco Services, Kiwanis Village Lodge chose Kantech’s KT-1 Ethernet-ready door controllers for their ease of use, cost-efficiency and ability to be integrated with the facility’s existing access control infrastructure, including wiring, access card readers and card reader racks. The one-button enrollment feature of the lodge’s KT-1 door controllers kept installation time down, resulting in minimal impact to facility operations.

“Securco’s integration team had the controllers up and running in a matter of minutes,” said Shawn Simmons, manager of support services for Kiwanis Village Lodge. “It took less than a week to migrate our legacy system to the new EntraPass IP-based access control system. We are very pleased with the project’s timeline and our ability to maintain our residents’ quality of life throughout the transition.”

Kiwanis Village Lodge chose intuitive and user-friendly Kantech EntraPass Security Software to manage the new access control system. The lodge’s staff uses EntraPass to control access to all doors from their workstations and employs the software’s live view feature to monitor the doors’ functionality and to get status updates.

The scalability of EntraPass gives the lodge the freedom to extend the reach of its new Kantech system to include other buildings in the future, as the needs of residents change.

Kiwanis Village Lodge is a four-story complex care facility within Kiwanis Village, a six-acre campus catering to seniors requiring various levels of support and accommodation, offering independent living, supportive living, assisted living and complex care to its residents. Kiwanis Village is working with system integrator Securco Services to add additional door controllers and to extend EntraPass to include other buildings in the community.

Kantech access control solutions from Tyco Security Products are now part of Johnson Controls.

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