ACT empowers NHS Trusts thanks to unified access control solutions

Posted On 24 Apr 2015
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Executive Alarms has installed ACT’s access control equipment on more than 450 doors in a roll-out across multiple hospital sites in both Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The project covers facilities ranging from an £11 million centre for adolescents with mental health problems in Headington to a brand new adult unit in Aylesbury.

The Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust are using the latest version of ACT’s management software. Designated ACTenterprise, this is a role-based platform with functionality available to end users according to their specific needs.

The software is highly intuitive with the look and feel of a web browser experience. Full integration to ACT’s own VMS solution, ACTviquest, provides additional real-time security.

Executive Alarms and ACT created a role-specific database structure for the clients who were then able to populate it from their existing software without any re-keying. This is a feature of ACTenterprise that’s of great value to customers in terms of RoI.

The NHS Trusts are using ACT’s ACTproMIFARE1040 proximity readers. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation, they’re also IP67-rated.

This project boasts a flush-mounting option which reduces the potential for self-harm by ‘factoring out’ ligature points.

Readers are being used with door stations and controllers from the ACTpro range.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.