Milestone makes access control visual for Finnish security company

Oct. 8, 2015
Video integration with access control yields better visitor control capability at Turvatiimi Oyj, a leading Finnish security company, reports Milestone Systems.


COPENHAGEN – The Milestone Systems XProtect Access Control Module is being used by Turvatiimi Oyj, a leading Finnish security company, to ensure a fully integrated, visual access control security system to protect the company’s new premises.

The Finnish security company had various requirements that their new security system needed to fulfill: handling visitors securely and efficiently, restricting tailgating, avoiding access card misuse and ‘spoofing’ of access which is when someone gain unauthorized access by falsifying their identity. Since these needs are all inherent risks in traditional access control systems, Turvatiimi Oyj’s high security needs could not have been met with such a system. Their new Milestone-Axis security system has enabled the company to easily keep track of all individuals on Turvatiimi Oyj’s premises, while providing excellent service to visitors.

The Milestone XProtect Access Control Module has made it possible to integrate Axis access control units with Milestone Systems’ leading-edge video management software XProtect Professional for an efficient and future-proof visual access control system. The access control system has been installed to ensure a secure working environment without compromising the convenient interaction between employees working in different parts of the building and the company’s visitors.

Turvatiimi Oyj’s headquarters in Vantaa has multiple offices equipped with access control. In total, 19 doors are continuously monitored via the Milestone XProtect Smart Client video interface. Thanks to Milestone XProtect Access Control Module, Turvatiimi Oyj has an integrated visual solution that maintains a high level of security for the company’s 50 employees and many daily visitors.

“Security managers from other companies often ask me how we can keep track of so many people at our offices, and I just show them how easy it actually is with this combined technology,” says Mika Bragge, Head of Technology at Turvatiimi Oyj.

There are 18 Axis cameras and 19 AXIS A1001 Access Control units installed at Turvatiimi Oyj headquarters. All are managed by Milestone XProtect Professional video management software with full integration to the AXIS A1001 door controllers using the XProtect Access Control Module. All employees now have access tokens that can be used at all locations. The system integrates fully with the Responda 113 alarm system, ensuring rapid and informed response if unauthorized access is detected by the system.

“We will use the integrated access control system at all our locations. This will give us the same access control tokens at all our sites, with centralized control at the same time,” concludes Bragge. “So far, the experience with the integrated video and access control solution is very positive. The system is fast for reacting and gives immediate information on incidents.”

Read the full case study of this project (PDF)

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