Specialising in the delivery of palletised freight, Mini Clipper employs almost 100 people and operates a substantial fleet of vehicles. As part of an expansion programme, the company recently moved to a new, larger site providing the added opportunity to improve security and allow for a more effective means of monitoring and controlling staff and visitor movements.
A long standing customer of Stanley, Mini Clipper has employed its Time & Attendance solutions for over 15 years. An excellent working relationship has developed over that period, encouraging Mini Clipper to turn to Stanley for its security requirements at the new site, most notably a sophisticated site wide access control system capable of handling both pedestrians and vehicles.
Stanley was able to provide invaluable advice on developing the site from a vehicle entry point of view right from the outset, helping Mini Clipper to efficiently plan the site’s redevelopment.
Stanley has now installed its NT500 access control system integrated with the security gates and intercom system site wide, as well as connecting to a remote location. The solution has provided Mini Clipper with the ability to control and monitor access to the site with a one fob / badge solution without restricting the flow of vehicles or staff.
The NT500 Access and Alarm Server, manufactured by Stanley, is an expandable controller that provides secure, high speed access. Security is in part attributed to the Secure Socket Communications and a built-in Firewall for ‘data centre grade’ protection. System downtime is negated through the use of Distributed Intelligent Controllers so that even if the main communication lines are lost, the on-site security is maintained at all times.
In addition to the access control, Stanley has also upgraded Mini Clipper’s Time & Attendance system to its latest Astrow system. Astrow is used by Mini Clipper for managing payroll costs, allowing employees to clock remotely via a pc and request holidays, and helping the management team monitor operational costs.
Peter Masters, Managing Director of Mini Clipper, is pleased with the entry system solution at the new site: “We wanted access control throughout the new site and liked the convenience of having it directly linked to the electronic pay role, which Stanley has provided us for years. The access control is used across a large site and has proved to be robust. It keeps the unwanted out and protects the freight within, which our customers like very much.”
A division of Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) is one of the leading security providers in the United Kingdom and around the world. Stanley CSS designs, installs, monitors and services security systems for industrial, government, commercial, residential and national account customers. Stanley CSS represents a network of resources, state-of-the-art technology and a culture dedicated to excellence; where its employees have the training, the equipment and the processes they need to deliver the finest security solutions in the industry.
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