Jewish Care has had access control, door entry and CCTV technology installed to help create a safe and secure environment for residents living in Anita Dorfman House, a new 64-bed care home facility recently erected at its Sandringham care and community hub in Stanmore.
Phase 1 of the project saw the MEPH contractor Harvey Group, award a contract to South London system integrator WLS, to install a Paxton Net2 access control and door entry system with the objective of ensuring that Jewish Care has strict control as to who is able to enter the accommodation block or gain access to its sensitive areas.
Paxton proximity card readers and door entry panels have been installed at the new care home’s five entrances which, together with 55 door entry handsets deployed throughout the building, allow the reception and security personnel to monitor all access control events. They are able to do so with the help of the Net2 software platform run on a desktop PC.
WLS has also installed over 60 high definition 4-megapixel network Dahua dome cameras at locations both within and around the building to help detect intruders as well as visually verify access control activity. In addition, automated barriers will shortly be installed at the site’s entrance. Linked to the CCTV system and triggered by ANPR analytics, the barriers help care home management control vehicle access to the site.
“We go to great lengths to ensure our clients feel safe and this is particularly important as many of them have disabilities, mental health needs or live with dementia,” said Lindsay Long, Facilities Manager at Jewish Care.
“Investing in access control, door entry and CCTV solutions was therefore considered to be an essential requirement. The combined solution is enabling us to deter and stop any unwanted visitors from entering the building, as well as track and record people as they move around the building, without causing any inconvenience or disruption to colleagues, clients and genuine visitors.”
A second phase of the project which is due to be completed by the end of 2020 will see WLS expand the security systems to cover the care home’s new independent living and communal facilities.