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Access control systems star in TV drama

by Andy Clutton

p50 PrintPaxton access control solutions can currently be seen in series two of the ITV drama Broadchurch. Starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman as police detectives, the show explores what happens to a community in Dorset when it suddenly becomes the focus of a shocking crime.

Paxton provided the show with a number of access control proximity readers to ensure the police station set was realistic. The readers were wired into place by an electrician who was working on the show. They were fitted to doors on the police station set and used during interview scenes.

Located at Longcross Studios, Surrey, the set was custom built to film the programme and took a considerable amount of time to construct. The main concern was to keep the set design as authentic as possible, whilst ensuring the practicalities of filming and the requirements of the camera crew and Director were met.

Kudos, the production company working on the show, were pleased with the final effect created by the readers as they were akin to what would be found in a genuine police station.

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