This case study delves into the experiences of a prominent Taiwanese plastics company, boasting a workforce of 10,000 employees and a significant presence in the United States. The primary objective of this company was to elevate its physical security measures, employee verification processes, and entry/exit tracking at workplace entrances, all while harmonizing with its pre-existing LenelS2 OnGuard access control system. Furthermore, the organization was confronted with the challenge of streamlining the management of professional training and certificates, as well as verifying work permits to maintain adherence to regulatory requirements.
Operating a substantial chemical plant for plastic production entails inherent dangers, necessitating stringent physical security to ensure that personnel access only authorized work zones. Compliance errors are not a viable option for business managers, as they can result in severe penalties or, worse, pose risks of accidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities. The company’s substantial investments in employee training and certification become particularly complex due to the daily task of monitoring certificate expiration dates and renewal periods. These complexities are exacerbated for security teams when employees misplace or forget their security badges or when accessing credentials is hindered by heavy-duty work attire.
The large plastics company sought a versatile, mobile, handheld security badge reader to address their physical security, training/certification management, and compliance needs while seamlessly integrating with their existing OnGuard access control system by LenelS2. It was imperative to maintain synchronization between the OnGuard access control system and the handheld security badge reader for all entry/exit activities, encompassing access permission management, verification, and controlled access denial.
To fulfill these requirements, the company introduced ten (10) XPressEntry handheld badge and biometric readers from Telaeris at their chemical plant in the United States. Subsequently, in their transition to a contactless environment, the company opted to exclusively rely on facial recognition for the previously mentioned needs. Collaborating with ZKTeco, Telaeris engineered an integration utilizing their facial recognition APIs with XPressEntry. Consequently, Telaeris could incorporate facial recognition capabilities into XPressEntry handheld badge and biometric readers while preserving compatibility with existing access control systems.
The adoption of XPressEntry handheld badge and biometric readers has significantly bolstered the functionality of the OnGuard access control systems, introducing newfound convenience, flexibility, intelligence, and operational efficiency for safety and security professionals. Key benefits include:
- Seamless integration with most access control systems
- Enhanced physical security and streamlined personnel tracking
- Reduction of manual tasks, simplifying operations
- Adherence to regulatory safety standards
- Scalability and offline functionality for diverse worksites
- Mitigation of real risks and financial losses
The integration of XPressEntry has allowed the chemical plant to successfully address its physical security and regulatory compliance challenges. XPressEntry handheld badge and biometric readers proudly lead the industry with their extensive range of access control integrations and broad support for badge technologies and biometrics.
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