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Homes for Islington

Delivering a 1st for Quaker Court, Homes for Islington

A groundbreaking project that encompassed the skills of Homes for Islington, Kier Islington Ltd and a core partner, Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM).

When designing a new door entry system for the Quaker Court Social Housing site, a key requirement was that the remote tenant management office should be able to contact both the residents and the entrance panels through the door entry system.

Although this would usually be possible through using a concierge system and a hardwired connection between the blocks (that were located some half a mile away), the budgetary restraints on the project ruled out this option. An alternative solution was sought from ISM, one of Kier Islington’s preferred partners for door entry systems.

ISM provided the solution with their British designed and manufactured Ultimate 3000™ system. This is a system that has already been successfully implemented for cell call systems within the prison and police environments and for high-end intercoms including disabled refuge. Although Ultimate 3000™ provided a sound basis for the client’s requirements, the challenge of linking the two blocks was still to be overcome.

ISM then suggested the provision of a Wi-Fi link between the two blocks, thereby avoiding the prohibitive expense of a dedicated hardwired connection. The final piece of the jigsaw was in place.

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