Client: Royal Gwent Hospital
Installer: Trinity Protection Systems
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Health
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
This District General Hospital, with more than 3,400 staff and approximately 774 beds, provides a comprehensive range of hospital services for inpatients, day cases and outpatients.
The Health Board as a whole serves a population of more than 600,000 and many of the inpatient and specialist services at the Royal Gwent Hospital support the entire catchment area. Outpatient services are utilised primarily by those in Newport and the surrounding area.
In recent years a massive redevelopment programme has been undertaken to provide a new Cardiology Unit, Medical Day Case Unit, Medical Admissions Unit, Paediatric A&E, as well as complete refurbishment of outpatient facilities and a £5m Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Unit.
With an existing failing system in place, it was more important than ever to ensure a cost effective, future-proof solution was found.
The new system needs to run over 5 sites and remain smooth in phases of the legacy system, that utilises the existing database. An important factor for the trust was to implement a card technology that would future-proof the site and enable them to have a versatile card that can be used for many applications.
A GuardPoint Pro system was installed after a vigorous selection process with many integration options required. This included a Fire System, CCTV, Intrusion as well as live linking with the existing HR Database.
With so many existing staff spread over several locations repopulating a database with over 12,000 users was done automatically in real time with GPP SQL database.
The system was deployed over the trusts existing IT Network ensuring simple installation in any site with instant connection to the central server.
The final phase brought live over 400 readers, across 5 sites and finished a smooth transition to the new system. A range of our powerful IC-2000/4000 controllers were exclusively used for intelligent control of the site, with full decision making capability being handled by the controller - ensuring a valid cardholder would be granted access regardless of commutation or server failure.
With many applications throughout the sites, Mifaire smart card technology was implemented which resulted in the same cards now being used for Access Control, Cashless Vending, PC Log-on, Biometric Data and Cashless Car Parking.
The system was designed and implemented to allow extensive future expansion on door numbers as well as user numbers without the need to replace or upgrade any of the existing hardware.
The trust now have a stable centralised system that has resulted in a more secure environment for staff and patients; and with the resilience of the installed system, the trust was able to reduce maintenance and running costs of the security system overall.
GuardPoint Pro Software
Alarm Control Module, Badge Design and management, SQL Database, Work Stations
IC-2000JX 2-door/4-reader access controller with Flash Memory, 8 inputs (expandable to 16), 4 relay outputs (expandable to 64), 20,000 card holders (expandable to 40,000 cardholders),
Housed within a 3.5 A 12 VDC Power Supply.
IC-4000JZ 4-door/4-reader access controller with Flash Memory, 8 inputs (expandable to 16), 4 relay outputs (expandable to 64), 20,000 card holders (expandable to 40,000 cardholders), Housed within a 4.5 A 12 VDC Power Supply.
Sensor Mifare Readers