ACT365 travels well with Travix
Published by James McAlister on Thursday, September 15, 2016
Quantum Security have installed ACT’s Cloud-based access control system, ACT365, at the new central London offices of Travix, an online travel company operating in 29 countries.
As a technology-driven organisation, Travix wanted remote connectivity with their site via smart devices. ACT is delivering this by giving users control of access points via any major web browser or ACT365’s own App.
When not at the premises, Travix managers have visibility of access requests to their external doors and diagnostics for door status throughout their offices. Quantum were able to install the whole system in less than a day using existing structured cabling that had been prepared for Travix’s IT network.
ACT365 will give Travix instant muster reports during a building evacuation. The installation includes use of ACTpro MIFARE proximity readers and in the event of an emergency, marshals will see instantly on the ACT365 App if staff members have not mustered out.
Travix facility managers appreciated the flexibility of being able to enable or disable MIFARE cards all from the App interface, and Quantum engineers demonstrated this functionality during installation from a network point and even before the client’s computer systems were operating.
Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by minimising call-outs
Travix is using ACT365 for diagnostic reports on door status and can investigate situations such as door forced, door ajar and break glass activation either locally or remotely. Authorised Quantum engineers also have log-in details and can look at event history at a door and give the client advice which frequently avoids the need for a costly call-out to the site. Routine maintenance and system health checks can all be performed from the installer’s premises.
Jason Draper, Operations Manager at Quantum Security, supervised the Travix installation. He said: “Our first project with ACT365 proved incredibly smooth. The ease and speed of implementation (less than a day) exceeded even the high expectations we have of ACT.”
Jason continued: “We now have a full ACT365 system running in our own offices and our design engineers are drilling down into the software’s capabilities. Future installations will exploit ACT365’s potential as a Cloud-based access control solution that also offers video management from a single unified platform.”
OPEX not CAPEX with no upgrade/patch concerns
Early adopters of ACT365 are realising that ACT’s delivery method fits an ‘as a service’ model and while the software is an operational cost it makes minimal demands in terms of capital costs for equipment that might become obsolescent. Installers should note that ACT365 offers a recurring revenue opportunity while still representing exceptional value for the end-user.
Travix has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore and the USA. The company employs over 450 people and operates at least 50 planes a day to 500 destinations with more than 2.5 million passengers travelling with the company each year.
Hertfordshire-based Quantum Security are an SSAIB-approved installer and excel in CCTV and intruder alarms as well as access control. The company specialises in ground-up project design and is active in sectors including leisure, retail, broadcast and catering. Quantum are recognised installers for Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Thames Valley and Metropolitan Police.