features of the brief were:
- To retain the existing card database +3000 users
- Fully integrate the Plant equipment alarm reporting system
- To carry out the upgrade using a methodology that provided a seamless transition for the end users.
We used a methodology that included running the old and the new systems in parallel and sharing one database, and upgrading door modules one at a time to mitigate risk and door open downtime.
After commencement of the contract, it became apparent that the door control modules
were not optically isolated or self-powered.
When Guardall NZ recognised this issue, our Contract Representative provided the Client with a solution which included isolation of the LAN and the boosting of voltage to overcome distance problems. This was implemented at no additional cost to the Client.
As a food manufacturer and a customs port for ships landing from overseas, the Client is a high-risk corporate site: our success on this contract reflects our understanding of client core requirements and business outcomes – a key requirement for the this contract.
A number of other situations were also overcome:
- Disparate door controller locations
- Limited budget
- Requirement for seamless use of access cards across the clients sites
- Very strict out comes
- Most cabling visible
- Implemented the solution for the issue with the door modules, as outlined above, at no additional cost to the Client
- We met a very tight deadline
- Achieved the project’s goal of zero downtime and within budget
- Met all quality requirements of the contract
- Experienced zero health and safety or environmental issues on the contract