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Grade II listed theatre upgrades access control

by Andy Clutton

Amthal Fire & Security has secured Watford Palace Theatre with an access control system incorporating networked control doors, software and proximity ID cards, all installed without compromising on the Grade II listed early 20th Century building.

Watford Palace Theatre, opened in 1908, is a 600 seat Edwardian Palace Theatre that has undergone significant refurbishment to offer modern accessible facilities. As the theatre continues to develop the quality of experience for all who visit, the site management team is also conscious of protecting the investment and assets of the building premises for the benefit or all who visit and work on site.

Following an initial site survey to understand the requirements of the theatre, Amthal Fire & Security installed an access control system consisting of 30 IP networked control doors, software and proximity ID cards for door entry and controlled access management.

Dan Baxter, Communications Director for Watford Palace Theatre said: “We have an obligation to provide security and accessibility for all theatre goers, in addition to key members of staff.  But any security installed had to be carefully considered with regards its impact on the aesthetics and architectural style of the Edwardian Palace Theatre.

“The installation process was quick and the new system is easy to manage and ensures complete access, safety and security. We are also safe in the knowledge it’s future-proofed so that as we continue to develop the site, the level of protection can continue to grow with the facilities available.”

Richard Collette, Account Manager at Amthal Fire & Security added: “Watford Palace Theatre is a great example of how the latest access control solutions can be installed seamlessly in such a beautiful Edwardian building, with no effect to the architectural design.”

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