Access control for new campus
Bolton College, which is one of the North West’s largest providers of vocational training and further education, has installed an extensive Impro IXP220 access control system, a BPT video door entry system and BPT rising bollards to its new Deane Road campus. This is the largest Impro installation in the UK to date. The College’s new 20,201sq m site features hi-tech facilities including a large sports hall, hair and beauty salon, performing arts studio, together with a new training restaurant and catering facilities, as well as a purpose built construction centre.
This £90 million development (one of the largest planned investments in further education in the North West) is protected by a sophisticated Impro IXP220 access control system, which operates across 95% of all doors, including entrances and exits; around 400 doors in total.
The IXP220 is a feature rich online access control system for up to 10,000 users. It is suitable for use with a wide range of readers, including Multi Discipline readers as installed at Bolton College. These were chosen because of their ability to be used with Mifare cards for cashless vending, which the College’s IT team had committed to use. As a result, fewer cards are required, saving the College money and allowing for quick and simple addition or deletion of cards on the system.
In addition to the Impro IXP220 access control system, a BPT video door entry system and four BPT rising bollards have been installed in the rear car park for added security.