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ACCESS CONTROL

We utilise the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use, secure door entry solutions.

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Eastern Voice and Data Ltd. is a Norfolk based supplier of access control systems, Intercom and IP CCTV systems.

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We utilise the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use, secure door entry solutions. Our products are designed for a wide range of sectors including education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial, the public sector and more.

Our Access Control Systems typically use an identifier such as an access card to authorise people to enter certain areas. They are capable of logging who accessed where and when, they can provide valuable data to help you track how your buildings and sites are being used.

Benefits / Features

Our engineers are from a datacomms background which ensures they have the knowledge and experience to integrate the latest technology security systems into your existing data network.

We have a strong direct relationship with the likes of Panasonic, Samsung, Hanwha, ZyXel. 2N

A company that has been trusted to deliver for the likes of the Emergency Services, GP Practices, Local Authorities, the MoD, and businesses large and small.

We make sure everything works – leaving you free to do what you do best – run your business.

Audit trail of access to buildings and areas

Realtime remote monitoring

Timed control to buildings

No keys to mislay

Eastern Voice and Data Commitment.

Eastern Voice & Data was founded in 1998 to provide business communications to companies looking for integrated systems designed to improve their efficiency.

Our qualified staff listens to your requirements and offer the products best suited to meet your needs.

We can offer the latest technologies using market leading partners to design and implement systems to provide winning strategic tools for your business.

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A few recent projects….

2N CASE STUDY: ENSURING SECURITY IN SCHOOLS

Eastern Voice & Data are specialists in the supply, support and installation of IP products. Their portfolio covers a range of IP devices including:

  • Business Telephone Systems
  • Hosted Telephone Systems
  • Data network cabling
  • IT support
  • CCTV
  • Access Control Systems
  • Business Broadband
  • Mobile Phones
  • Cloud Computing
  • PA systems
  • Business Grade WiFi

Eastern Voice & Data supply to a range of businesses including those in the public sector, hospitality and private sectors.

Always striving to provide the very best experience to their customers, Eastern Voice & Data work with carefully selected manufacturers and suppliers to ensure an optimal level of service.

Working alongside ProVu Technologies, Eastern Voice & Data supply 2N’s range of IP Access Control Systems.

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Ensuring the security of both employees and pupils

Support for third-party devices

Creating a solution which could be centrally managed

Business Challenges

Eastern Voice & Data set out to create a secure, easily manageable solution for its client, a specialist academy providing 24-hour curriculum for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. With a high turnover of staff, the academy found that they were spending a lot of time visiting sites to update their systems and ensure access rights were removed from former employees.

The key factors Eastern Voice & Data were faced with include:

  • Security - Security is key in educational institutions, the site needed to be secure whilst also allowing staff to be able to access areas at the push of a button or swipe of a key fob.
  • The solution needed to integrate with the existing systems and be easily managed by the central IT team.

Eastern Voice and Data approached 2N and ProVu for assistance in creating a solution which would:

  • Ensure security for the Academy pupils and staff members
  • Integrate with the client’s existing systems
  • Provide a remotely manageable solution
  • Is easy to use

The Solution

Security in schools is key and was the utmost priority when creating this solution. ProVu worked alongside 2N and Eastern Voice and Data to develop the ideal solution to address their application. The recommended solution consisted of:

  • 2N IP Force Intercom with camera
  • 2N Access Units
  • Indoor Touch
  • RFID cards

With an IP rating of IP69K, the IP Force provides a robust intercom. This was placed on the gate at the entrance of the Academy and connects to the 2N Access Unit via an IP network.

Upon arrival, visitors simply press a button which automatically sends an alert to the Indoor Touch units which were installed in the reception area. Staff in the reception area were then able to see and speak to the visitors via the indoor touch screen or through their deskphones, enabling staff to grant or deny access from their desk.

The 2N Access Units were then installed throughout the academy to maintain security around the premises. All members of staff and pupils were then given their own RFID card which is configured via the 2N Access Commander App to enable access to the relevant areas. The RFID cards also double up as an ID card for all users, helping to reduce costs and minimise the risk of them being misplaced.

  • Ensure security for the Academy pupils and staff members
  • Integrate with the client’s existing systems
  • Provide a remotely manageable solution
  • Is easy to use

How it works

All of the deployed devices in this solution connect by IP and were placed on a separate VLAN. Compatible with a wide range of third-party devices, 2N’s range supports the connection of existing infrastructure such as IP desk phones, DECT phones and visual alerters. Eastern Voice and Data placed this solution on its own VLAN to separate data from other devices on the network, helping to protect and ensure resiliency for any future developments. For ultimate security, this solution also has the ability to be used to automatically trigger a lockdown should it be required, helping to protect the safety of the Academy’s pupils and its staff.

The Results

Eastern Voice and Data are now looking to expand this 2N Access Control solution across the Academy’s other sites. Through the implementation of this solution, Eastern Voice and Data have reported the following results:

  • A more robust, secure system to ensure employee and pupil safety with automated preferences enabled. i.e. gates locked thorughout the night and access to learning facilities disabled out of hours.
  • A significant reduction in time and costs used for site visits - the system can now be remotely managed and updated remotely.
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We put a lot of work into ensuring every product and supplier we work with is the best option for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing the very best experience for our customers and like to ensure that the companies we work with are knowledgeable about the products they’re providing and can ultimately support us in fulfiling the experience we want to provide.

Following our research, we found both 2N and ProVu to be the best option available to us. The 2N product range offer a wide variety of high quality products which can work alongside our hosted offering - this is incredibly important to support the cross selling of our products and services.

We found working with ProVu and 2N a very positive experience. Everyone we dealt with at ProVu was incredibly knowledgeable about the product set and advised us how we could best set up the system to work how our client wanted it to. They were clearly invested in the project and were a great asset to helping us create some outstanding results!

Andrew Mash,

Teachnical Sales Manager, Eastern Voice & Data

Eaton Hall

During half term we were asked to complete an emergency installation for Eaton Hall Specialist Academy. Eaton Hall is part of the Right for Success Academy Group for whom we have undertaken projects for Sewell Park Academy, Sprowston Academy, Tuckswood Academy, Martham Academy, Stalham Academy and St Clements Free School.

Eaton Hall is the only Norfolk specialist academy catering for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school is residential and operates with a 24 hour curriculum.

The school’s cabling infrastructure was in serious need of replacement and due to various security issues the academy felt that they had to act. Eastern Voice & Data had anticipated that the project would be completed during a longer holiday break and had estimated that 3 weeks would be required to fully complete the project. The amount of work required was further complicated by the need to replace the main security gate that had been damaged in a collision with a truck. This involved groundwork to lay an armoured fibre optic cable so that a video access system could be installed. The existing telephone system was no longer fit for purpose and a school wide DECT system was specified allowing staff to be able to call for assistance.

Eastern Voice & Data specified an updated network solution utilising ZyXel Gigabit switches. This was allied to a Panasonic NS700 IP-PBX that provided full cordless coverage over the whole site by virtue of networked Panasonic IP DECT Base stations and KXTCA185 DECT Handsets. SIP trunks provided a managed fibre optic voice connection to complete the telephony set up.

The door entry solution was provided by 2N, consisting of a vandal resistant IP Force video intercom networked to the school reception via a secure fibre optic connection allowing school staff to view visitors and converse with them. The wifi control panel also provided a video memory log of all callers to the site.

The students left for half term on the 18th and 6 engineers immediately began to strip out the existing network and telephone system. Groundworks for the installation of the new security gate and fibre optic connection started on the 22nd. By the 26th the cabling infrastructure had been replaced, a total of 12 DECT base stations newly installed providing full site coverage, new ZyXel network switches had also been installed. By the 29th the new security gate installation was complete and the fibre optic connected.

An installation that effectively completely replaced the entire IT network, telephone system and secure door entry was complete in 8 days from project start to completion.

Martham Academy

During half term we were asked to upgrade the school’s ageing access control infrastructure.

Martham Academy and Nursery is part of the Rightforsuccess Trust. The trust has established an ethos where pupils and staff feel secure and safe within the Academy’s environment. This includes the responsibilty to provide an effective managed access control system to all entrances and exits to the academy’s properties.

Access Control is always a very critical aspect of an organization’s overall security strategy. Access Control objective is simple enough to begin with – protect physical, IP and human assets. Essentially, this requires restricting unauthorized people from reaching pre-defined areas while ensuring easy access for authorized people. However, this seemingly simple problem becomes a multi-dimensional challenge when we add dimensions of time, organization hierarchy and asset classification. Therefore an access control solution must address the basic questions of who, where and when with adequate flexibility and scalability.

The Matrix COSEC system was chosen as it satisfied all of the requirements of the academy’s access control process.

Matrix COSEC is a comprehensive and flexible access control solution designed to meet access control needs of any organization irrespective of its size, locations, layouts, and timings. Matrix COSEC allows controlling access on all three simultaneous dimensions – user, zone and time by answering the three fundamental questions about who, where and when. In addition, value-added features such as antipass back, 2-person rule, first-in user, blocked users, door auto relock, guard tour, man-trap and smart card identification ensure foolproof security of physical assets and safety of person.

The Matrix COSEC access control equipment was installed on time ensuring when the staff and pupils returned from the break an effective, simple to use and manage, system was seamlessly implemented.

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