A PAC high security access control system with bespoke panel has been installed in to a new lavish apartment development in London’s exclusive Putney.
Oakhill Park is a luxurious residential development in South West London, featuring 60 distinctive, elegant apartments, underground parking, private gym and landscaped gardens, complete with concierge services. The combination of stylish design, exceptional construction and outstanding facilities are reflected in all aspects of the development, right through to the security systems in place.
A PAC EasiNet™ Residential access control system has been installed at Oakhill Park by Access Control Solutions Ltd. to control all 14 external doors, from the main entrance through to the bike store. It is operating on a PC managed by the concierge. EasiNet industry leading residential security management software is designed to simplify keyholder management, reduce administration costs, plus deliver maximum flexibility and system integrity at an affordable price.
The very latest PAC 512 two-door controllers with High Frequency (HF) readers have been incorporated into the system providing AES-128bit certified high security, which dramatically reduces the risk of token cloning and the risk of unauthorised access. A wide choice of configuration options is available. Currently the system has 190 users, with various access levels.
An unusual aspect of this access control system is the finish of the panel. Oakhill Park has been designed with many chrome fixtures and fittings, including a chrome door frame on the main entrance, for a modern, opulent feel. The same effect was required by the developer for the access control panel on the front entrance. However, chrome has a tendency to flake when exposed to the elements over time. Access Control Solutions Ltd. instead designed and had built a bespoke highly polished stainless steel panel by Guinaz which complements the chrome work yet is far more durable.
Commenting on the access control system, Jocelyn Raymond, Director of Access Control Solutions Ltd states: “I have used PAC for 30 years and have always found the products to be reliable and the company to provide great support. At Oakhill Park the developer wanted a high spec system – compatible with the high spec nature of building. The PAC system, with the custom made panel, met this brief.
“This project was completed successfully and on the basis of what has been installed at Oakhill Park, two other similar projects in Hammersmith and Kew have been secured and again PAC networked access control systems will be used.” In addition to the PAC access control system, Access Control Solutions also installed a door entry, CCTV and media distribution systems at Oakhill Park.