Client: University Lewisham Hospital
Installer: Midnight Security & Communications
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Healthcare
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
University Hospital Lewisham is a local hospital in the centre of the London Borough of Lewisham. They offer medical, surgical and emergency services for their local community, as well as providing a range of specialist services for South East London and beyond. This includes children’s day case surgery, neonatal intensive care, cystic fibrosis care, as well as ear, nose, throat and vascular surgery. Lewisham is also one of the few hospitals in London to have a separate Children’s A&E Department – a service that is rated ‘Excellent’ by the Care Quality Commission.
The main requirement from the hospital was to restrict access to the public and contractors to areas where patients and assets require protection. With vast numbers of shift patterns, bespoke groups of access and doors to administer to the demands, was a requirement that had to be fulfilled.
A GuardPoint Pro system was installed with powerful SQL back engine to manage over 5,000 users, over 450 doors on site across several buildings using a range of our powerful 2 door (IC-2000) and 4 door controllers (IC-4000), with flexibility to deal with higher capacities to allow for future expansion of the system. The hardware also allowed the trust to use existing Ethernet network to save costs on installing new infrastructure.
GuardPoint Pro software was also programmed to manage escorting functions within high security areas such as the maternity unit, as well as providing rapid response in case of crisis situations by providing a lock down or the release of all doors (depending on the situation).
Sensor were invited at the early stages to design and specify the ultimate solution to meet the trusts demanding challenges. The flexible solution provided by Sensor meant that as the building was expanded, the system was flexible enough to accommodate the additional requirement for a further 250 doors.
By deploying GPP, the trust were able to provide their staff and patients a more secure environment and in the process substantially reduce operational cost of the security department.
Single-gang readers were used for smooth installation - reducing surface trucking and retro fitting on single gang back boxes; saving a considerable amount of time. With optical tampers within the readers of GuardPoint Pro, our newly-installed system is able to monitor any tampering on any readers.
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 SP-SG Readers