Access Control Solutions: Managing Access For 2 Million Square Feet

Nov. 15, 2001

International Truck and Engine (NavistarÒ), a leading producer of diesel engines, was recently faced with a security problem. Former employees, suspended employees, and other people who had not been given access to the company were still able to enter its facilities. Searching for a way to better monitor the 2,000 people working on the site, the company partnered with ADT to develop a more effective way to track employee status and provide more secure access.

ADT's comprehensive solution included employee badges, access cards, turnstiles, and a central monitoring station from which all points of entry could be supervised. Allegiant, a video switcher/control system that can be programmed to display video from any camera or monitor in the facility -- either manually or via automatic switching sequences, was also added. Combined, the two systems offered International's manufacturing facilities a significant increase in access control management over their existing system.

Before the system was installed, a guard would sit at the main entrance and monitor everyone who entered the building, making it very difficult to check thousands of badges on a regular basis or know the status of individual employees. Under the new system, employees are provided with access cards that can quickly and easily be activated and deactivated from a central location. To find out more on access control solutions by ADT,

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