London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Association has opted to use Urmet’s 2-wire video door entry and access control systems at its new Walthamstow Stadium Development.
The former Grade II-listed Art Deco greyhound-racing track, which first opened its gates in 1933, provides 294 new homes, predominantly in the form of apartments. Visitors announce themselves at the entrances to the apartment blocks using Urmet’s 2Voice two-wire colour video system. The external video entrance panels, from Urmet’s award winning Elekta range, are compatible with both Urmet’s IPervoice (IP) and 2-wire systems.
Unique to the Elekta range the panels have a 3.5′ colour display which provides visitors with instructions on how to call an apartment and a block name can also be displayed. Residents, staff and trusted contractors gain entrance using the integrated proximity reader. There is integrated assistance for disabled residents and the units comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) including voice announcements such as ‘call in progress’, ‘please speak’ and ‘door open’. These are vandal-resistant panels that offer vandals minimal potential to pry the unit away from its mount. Their high IK09 rating offers good protection against deliberate or accidental damage.
The Unmet Group