Birmingham has four library facilities across the City and one in Stratford-upon-Avon. Twenty-two years ago they realised a need for Access Control.
AdvaNova were appointed to install Tripod Turnstiles whereby entry is granted via an ID card with a magstripe. Tripods were a popular choice then, offering a robust and accurate access control solution. Ten years later in 2006, the Main library tripods were upgraded to bi-parting gates and integrated with AdvaNova’s Access Control Software. The bi-parting gates featuring an advanced technology, together with AdvaNova’s Access Control Software offered a complete access control solution.
With the software linking to the Library Management System (LMS), access is only given to current students, eliminating the risk of old membership cards being inappropriately used and also providing useful reports about usage trends and busy times.
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