Nedap secures vehicle access contract with Highland Springs, Missouri community
Security management specialist Nedap has secured a contract to provide a secure vehicle access system to the luxury Missouri-based gated development, Highland Springs.
The community, which has more than 500 residents and various contractors, needed a system for secure vehicle access, but an important requirement was that congestion at the gate had to be prevented. The solution had to be convenient for the drivers of the vehicles. Besides the residents and contracting workers, access for visitors and other non-residents is managed by a staffed guardhouse.
Bobby J. Smith, Director of Security for Highland Springs, worked with Nedap’s partner Federal Protection out of Springfield, MO to find the best technological solution that would serve the needs of the community without being intrusive on the residents or slow their entry into the community.
Convenient, long-range identification
The residential community has three separate entrances with gated ingress and egress points. Considering the needed read-distances, Nedap’s TRANSIT was the best choice. This high-end reader identifies vehicles up to 10 meters (33 ft.). The vehicles of all residents and contracting workers are equipped with the Window Button. This vehicle identification tag is identified as soon as it enters the reading zone of the TRANSIT reader. It allows authorized vehicles to enter the community, without the need to stop at the gate. To make things even stronger for Federal Protection, they had the Window Buttons customized with a laser engraved Federal Protection logo.
Reliable, robust technology
Matt Harrison, Director of Operation at Federal Protection, oversaw the project. As a Nedap certified partner for long-range identification and having worked with Nedap’s readers in the past, felt he had the right solution. He commented:
“We knew we needed a reliable, robust technology that was not only secure but very easy for the residents to use. Ideally, we needed something that once installed, they would never have to think about again. With the Nedap solution we found just that.”
Bobby J. Smith added:
“Federal Protection came to us with this very strong Nedap technology and demonstrated its capabilities. Once we reviewed its accuracy and consistency, it was a very easy choice for our residents. Since we installed the system we have been very pleased with its performance.”