Visit us at Elevate 2019

April 09, 2019

Come and visit us on stand A86 at Elevate 2019, the meeting place for UK’s growing physical activity sectors. It will take place at Excel, London on the 8th and 9th of May.


We will be demonstrating the flexibility of the Norpass access control solution, which provides a wide range of features that are ideally suited to the leisure sector.


With Norpass, access control can be provided at all access points to gyms, fitness studios, health clubs, etc. to ensure that only authorised members and staff can enter. We recommend the use of our Mifare readers and smartcards that have a dedicated secure access control sector. The benefits of using smartcards with a dedicated access control sector is greatly improved security plus the ability to issue sequentially numbered cards to members, facilitating easier card management. In addition, the same cards can be used for other Mifare enabled facilities such as vending machines and fitness management systems.

Norpass3, the licence free software at the heart of the access control system can run on any standard specification PC (Windows 7 onwards). It is quick and easy to set up using the built-in setup wizard.

It includes many features that are ideal for leisure centre membership access control including: -

  • Picture Pop-up

This enables staff to monitor people entering through a turnstile to ensure that the person entering is the valid cardholder. When an ID card is presented to the reader, the cardholder’s photo automatically appears on the screen of the operator/administration terminal.

  • Time Limited Access

A feature that automatically enforces time limited access to certain areas (where each member is allowed the use of the facility for a fixed number of hours each week, for example). Once a member has used up their weekly allocated time, they will not be allowed access until the start of the next week or until a staff member has granted an extension.

  • Count Groups and Reporting

This feature can be used to ensure that the number of members of a particular category that are present within a restricted area does not exceed a preassigned limit (e.g.for health and safety reasons), and to ensure that the appropriate level of supervision is available. Whenever the numbers exceed the limit, an alarm will be raised to alert staff to take appropriate action.

  • Automatic Digital Video Recorder Activation

Individual ID cards can be registered on the system such that their use can be monitored in real time. For example, if a card has been reported as lost or stolen, its record can be set to automatically activate a video recording of the person using that card when it is used to gain access through a certain turnstile.

Fully Compatible ANPR System

Nortech will also be demonstrating the Nedap ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) solution for vehicle access management. The ANPR is fully compatible with Norpass so that it can provide a fully integrated vehicle access management system for staff and members.

Click HERE to register for Elevate 2019

Further information is available from Nortech on 01633 485533 or by emailing