Guelph medical facility adopts Cloud-based access control

SP&T Staff
Monday July 31, 2017
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Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre (CWMAC), a medical centre that serves the Guelph, Ont., community and the University of Guelph, has upgraded its physical security with a unified Cloud-based access control system, Brivo OnAir.

CWMAC had previously used a lock and key system for its security requirements, which required personnel to remain on-site in order to provide access, as well as manually check that doors were properly locked.

“We had a chaotic lock and key system. If someone lost a key, we had to make the difficult choice — new key or re-key the entire place? We needed to make sure that the premises are secure.” said Dr. Luke Boudreau, Director of Operations at CWMAC. “We needed to find a way to automate access to the facility and keep everyone safe.”

The new system allows doors to be locked and unlocked remotely, creates custom access schedules, as well as different access levels for physicians, staff and patients.

“So much time and effort used to be dedicated to something so unnecessary and unproductive, I am just glad that it has been completely removed from the equation now,” said Dr. Boudreau.

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