01 Jul Security by Design at 200 George St
9 lanes of customised Centurion EasyGate from Centaman Entrance Control have been installed 200 George Street, Sydney.
200 George Street, Sydney is Mirvac’s latest Premium grade office tower. Designed by award winning architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, 200 George Street is one of Australia’s most environmentally advanced and sustainable buildings. 200 George Street has achieved a 6 Green Star rating in Office Design v3, with a goal to attain a 6 Star As Built rating and 5 Star NABERS rating. As Australia’s first fully LED lit building, 200 George Street enjoys reduced power consumption costs, efficient lighting, lower maintenance cycles, and will contribute to less landfill throughout the life of its fitting. The building houses world-class businesses such as Ernst & Young and Mirvac.
Due to its busy foot traffic, the building required an integrated access control system, lift destination control system and turnstile solution to limit building access to authorised occupants and visitors. Additionally, the solution needed to increase the speed of pedestrian movement into and up through the building, and blend in with the overall building design.
Centaman Entrance Control worked closely with the architects, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, to conceive a solution. The architects penned a concept for the turnstiles and the design team at Centaman Entrance Control developed a solution marrying the concept with an existing EasyGate model.
Based on the EasyGate HG with 1200mm high barriers for enhanced security, the design included customised pedestals, clad in the same stone as the concierge desks. To ensure the speedgates complemented the overall design concept and enhanced the building’s striking lobby, the metal work was finished in black.
Centurion EasyGate uses glass barriers of up to 1.8m in height, in conjunction with state-of-the-art optical technology to provide a high throughput security gate. The bi-directional glass barriers are designed to work in a ‘normally closed’ mode and swing open after a valid card has been presented to allow the authorised user to pass. The barriers are designed to close quickly behind the authorised person to deter tailgaters whilst the IR sensors monitor the lane to detect unauthorised entry and ensure the safety of users.
The final solution incorporated a Schindler PORT access and lift destination control system integrated with Centurion EasyGate speedgates, so that when staff enter the building, they can scan their card at the turnstile, which in turn directs them to the next available lift going to their specific floor whilst verifying they can access the building at that specific time.