Case Study: Healthcare Development Facility Secures Access Control, Tracks Time & Attendance with Biometrics
CorMatrix® Cardiovascular develops innovative biomaterial devices that harness the body’s innate ability to repair its own damaged heart tissue. After moving to a new head office in the greater Atlanta area, they needed an access control solution for a greenfield site without prior access control in place. The facility consists of 80,000 square feet, with plans to expand over the next year.
Timberline Security Services was hired by CorMatrix to identify and implement an identity management system. CorMatrix’s requirements for the system were straightforward:
- Easy to manage
- Easy to use
- Completely reliable
- Have the ability to expand as the company grows
They also needed it to be fully integrated for seamless identity management of access control and time and attendance.
Timberline identified several possible solutions through ADI Global, a leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products. After attending a presentation at a local ADI Global conference that showcased the combined Suprema and Entertech Systems identity management solution, Timberline identified them as the right hardware and technical support provider for successful installation and deployment.
The combined Suprema and Entertech Systems solution was chosen for its core finger biometric technology, integrated software that can manage both access control and time and attendance, and for the cost effective Secure I/O system. Also integral to the selection process was the ability to address multiple doors – all within one cost-effective, integrated package.
For Mike McLean, CorMatrix’s I.T. Manager, the decision to use biometrics was simple. “I was asked to install an access control system for our new building and the first thing that came to mind from past experience was the management of all the cards, or should I say ‘lost, forgotten or stolen cards.’ This prompted us to seek out another solution. I was aware of biometrics but I hadn’t had much success with it in the past. Entertech’s deep expertise, comprehensive offering and the Suprema line of readers convinced me to give biometrics another try.”
Timberline and Progressive Technology Group installed 15+ Suprema devices throughout the CorMatrix facility. For access control, the Suprema BioEntry Plus was installed on interior doors, and the Suprema BioEntry W on exterior doors. The solution included biometrically securing access to the IT room, building access at the front, side and back, as well as access to laboratories, cleanrooms, manufacturing areas and the entrance to the executive wing. In addition, the BioStation T2 was installed in the front lobby for time and attendance tracking of all employees.
“The system has been in place now for more than a year and I am pleased to say it has operated flawlessly. I have since recommended it to several other companies and they too have had great success,” says McLean.
“I deal with IT support vendors all the time and Entertech Systems has one of the best support teams I’ve worked with. I’ve never had to wait on hold and their technical experts really want to help,” says Derek Dever, president and CEO of Timberline Security Services.
“The project was very smooth because of the technical support we received from Entertech Systems,” says Dever. “Because of our partnership with Entertech Systems, Timberline Security Services has experienced record growth in 2013, with many projects in store in 2014.”
CorMatrix® Cardiovascular, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a privately held medical device company dedicated to developing and delivering innovative biomaterial devices that harness the body’s own innate ability to repair damaged heart tissue. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company is currently researching, developing and commercializing a platform technology known as CorMatrix ECM® for a variety of cardiovascular indications, and has U.S. clearance and European approval (with a CE Mark) for its ECM technology as an implant for pericardial closure and for use in cardiac tissue repair, as well as U.S. clearance for carotid repair. With significant patent protection, CorMatrix is poised to successfully expand its current line of products. For more information, visit www.cormatrix.com.
About Timberline Security Services
Timberline Security Services was founded in November 2010 by Derek Dever. After spending 10+ years in the electronic security industry, Derek saw a need for a company that was focused on full customer service/relationships with customers and leveraging the new technologies being brought to market. Since then, Timberline Security Services has been recognized as a preferred vendor by the Atlanta Apartment Association and is one of several companies that have introduced Suprema Biometric Access Control into Atlanta. For more information, visit www.timberlinesecurityservices.com.
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