Systems Limited have just completed
a comprehensive Access
Control System installation for
the Thamesdown Transport Company within their new prestigious Bus
Depot at Swindon.
system comprises ten doors within the main building and two external
gate entrances all controlled from a central computer application
program with Ethernet connection to each door controller. The
communication protocol is the standard Internet TCP/IP that enables
real time monitoring of each access point.
system chosen for this installation by Ontime Systems is that of
Microgarde ® manufactured by Time & Data Systems
International Limited of Poole, Dorset with whom Ontime Systems have
a long relationship. The system uses a mixture of Microgarde ®
Model MG1 and MG2 Access Control Units (ACUs) with one of the MG2
providing high security access by way of an airlock facility to the
main cash handling office.
high security aspect of the cash handling office is achieved by an
MG2, (two door ACU), monitoring the status of two cash office doors,
(an outer and inner lobby), in tandem never allowing both to be open
or unlocked simultaneously. Robust ASSA ® motorised deadlocks
fitted into BSI standard steel doors, (supplied by others), provide
the physical security and the locks are linked electronically with
the door controller.
the door and gate controllers are able to act independently if
disconnected from the controlling computer as the local instructions
are downloaded and stored within each unit. Event activities are
stored in a log that can be recovered by the computer when
communication is restored. All controllers are fully battery
supported for operation during power cuts.
of the remaining doors are restrained by small magnetic locks with
the staff using their existing magnetic swipe cards to activate
access where they are enabled. Magnetic swipe card readers were
supplied by Indala Ltd, (Formerly a division of Motorola), another
direct manufacturing supplier to Ontime Systems Limited.
maintains Ontime Systems' policy of having direct relationships with
manufacturers of the principle equipment supplied on our
installations although other less important items like press to exit
buttons, break glass switches are obtained from distributed sources.
addition to the new bus depot installation Ontime Systems have
installed a supplementary Access System for Thamesdown Transport at
their Swindon Town Centre crew amenity quarters again using the TDSi
® Microgarde ® equipment.