Transit Ultimate Gives Express Parcels The Edge


the client

Headquartered in Middleton, Greater Manchester, Express Parcel Services (EPS) Group of Companies is a family owned business established in 1971. With further sites at Chadderton (Greater Manchester) and Larkhall (Lanarkshire), and a fleet of over 100 vehicles and trailers, EPS offers a wide range of flexible storage, warehousing & distribution serviced.

the challenge

The site had been secured with CCTV and a cantilever sliding gate system that was manned by security guards. EPS required a system that allowed them to reduce guarding hours and to replace the sliding gates with something that operates much faster to speed up vehicle entry and exit and avoid tailgating. The new system would also be required to identify vehicles and log their entry and exit back to a centrally managed software system.

the solution

Bury based security systems manufacturer and service provider, Expert Security UK was consulted in order to provide a total solution. After assessing the requirements, they decided to fit a heavy duty barrier with top & bottom skirting. This would provide a fast operating physical barrier whilst preventing access by both unauthorised vehicles and pedestrians.

Providing the access control system was more of a challenge, as it was not feasible to install card readers and card reader mounting posts due to the layout of the barriers and the way the HGV’s entered the site. On the advice of Nortech Control's technical team, it was decided that the installation of Nedap Transit Ultimate RDIF Readers linked to Nortech’s NorPass3 Access Control Software would overcome the challenges presented on this site.

the benefits

  • Fast and secure vehicle identification
  • Automatic vehicle detection and validation reduces manning requirements
  • Improved flow of traffic whilst maintaining site security
  • Automatic logging of vehicle movements

customer's comments

"We were very pleased to work with Nortech on this project in providing a solution that was exactly what the customer wanted"

Dan Schofield Sales Director - Expert Security UK


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