Nortech’s parking system enhances risk management efficiencies at Tewkesbury Community Hospital

Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has recently updated and improved Tewkesbury Community Hospital’s car park by using Nortech’s FeeMaster system. The Feemaster range was installed by entry control system specialist ASGuk, who had been appointed to the project by the NHS Trust to design and install a parking control system to prevent visitors from misusing the site’s car park.

ASGuk proposed a time and budget-friendly solution that fitted the client’s needs now and into the future, combining both automatic barriers and parking ticket control. The company selected Nortech’s FeeMaster parking system as part of the design, which includes the FeeMaster Smart Entry Station, the FeeMaster Smart Exit Station and a number of FeeMaster Smart Consoles for inside the building.

The consoles allow members of staff to control any misuse of the car park and ensure that there are enough parking spaces for visitors and patients alike at any given time.

Nortech’s FeeMaster Smart parking management system is a flexible, simple and cost-effective way of managing car parking access and controlling validity periods using Mifare smart cards. This avoids the need for expensive cabling between components and minimises on-site disruption. The Smart Entry Station is designed to be used to record the date and time that a vehicle enters a car park.

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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.