LV= Liverpool Victoria

Leading access control systems supplier TDSi and installation specialist CSG Fire and Security have delivered an integrated access control solution for LV= (Liverpool Victoria), the UK's largest friendly society.

The Overview

Established In 1843, LV= has offices around the UK. CSC undertook an access control installation program at regional centres including Bournemouth, Brentwood, Bristol, Croydon and London.

Given that this was a large multi-site system with around 5,000 key holders, the specification called for a powerful, networked solution, capable of integrating a range of proprietary systems currently in operation.

5000 Users

Multiple Sites

EXcel 4 Controllers

The Requirement

The project requires consistently high levels of access control across each site, whilst providing straightforward integration with other proprietary systems. In some offices, the TDSi solution is replacing an earlier access control system, providing a high-performance upgrade through a combination of the company’s EXcel 4 controllers, Optica keypad readers and Universa Decode capability – which allows other manufacturers’ readers to be easily incorporated as part of the network installation

The Solution

TDSi’s Optica readers were selected not only for their robust, vandal resistant housing, but also because the innovative LED keypad contains no moving parts and therefore delivers extremely long life, and low maintenance.

Similarly, EXcel 4 controllers offer a very cost-effective integrated solution for multi-site applications such as LV= Operating on a distributed intelligence basis, the EXcel controller retains all the system parameters so that in the event of a network connection being lost, the controller will continue to operate and make access decisions providing maximum security as well as peace of mind.

The Result

Jerry Rowland headed the project from CSG who said: “Working closely with TDSi, we developed an access control solution that met LV=’s needs now and into the future, TDSi offer an ideal combination of first-class products, straightforward integration capability, reliability and great technical support. We are delighted with the installation – and more importantly, so are LV=”.

Jane Moore, LV=’s Service Delivery Manager, said: “We have been very pleased with the solution to our multisite requirement provided by TDSi and CSG. The system meets our current needs and provides flexibility for growth in the future”.