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Third Millennium partners with Hall & Kay to maximise security for London Borough of Hackney


When Hall & Kay Security were asked by the London Borough of Hackney to provide a state-of-the-art access control system, they turned to Third Millennium for card readers.

A networked system covering Council Offices, Care Centres, Libraries, Youth Hubs and the Town Hall, to name just a few of the 42 council run facilities, are all fitted with the highly secure RX280 reader, with the Third Millennium Secure Envelope technology.

With over 640 readers and 10,000 cards, the readers and cards not only control the main points of access, but provide ‘follow-me’ printing, barrier control and swing lane control at the Council headquarters.

A recent upgrade to the swing lanes was part of a security upgrade advised by London Anti-Terror Branch and includes advanced visitor management and an extensive lock-down system.

Ian McGarry, Contract Manager, Hall & Kay, said: “Working with Third Millennium, we were able to provide the high level of security required at a very competitive price. Their cutting-edge reader technology offers great performance and reliability, and allows for future upgrades. It’s aesthetically pleasing too, which is always a bonus. Our customer is very happy with all aspects of the design and delivery, and we are sure the system will expand as security needs change constantly”.

Third Millennium’s Business Development Manager, Steve Greenaway, added: “We were absolutely delighted to be asked to work on this prestigious project by Hall & Kay. It’s great to see a project of this size run so smoothly, and it has paved the way with other London Borough Councils to look at the same solution. The beauty of our Multi Technology readers is that we are able to work in most cases with the existing end user cards, and provide a secure migration path for the future”.

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