WaterMarc optimises lobby security with Centurion EasyGate from Centaman Entrance Control
WaterMarc is the largest aquatic and leisure facility in the northern region of Victoria and home to the premier gym and indoor swimming pool in the area with a wide range of fitness classes and training programs. This $42 million Banyule City Council project is a leader in the provision of health and leisure services with facilities that will continue to deliver excellent results and service for all that visit.
Part of the requirement for WaterMarc was for the membership system to provide an efficient access control solution to its members and those purchasing a casual visit whilst balancing the need to maintain open and friendly community spaces.
- 3 Lanes Centurion EasyGate SG—Single barrier
- 2 Lanes Centurion SwingGate
- Touch Panel Remote Control
WaterMarc evaluated a number of different turnstile solutions in its effort to balance not only the budget, but to maximise efficiency, provide the best visitor experience all while maintaining the high level of aesthetic design evident throughout the facility. In the end it was decided that a speedgate with glass barriers which opened in a user friendly ‘door like’ motion was the best solution. The Centurion EasyGate SG from Centaman Entrance Control was selected as the product that best matched their requirements.
Centurion EasyGate SG uses glass barriers 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 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 barriers open in a door like motion which enables the pedestal to be only 200mm wide.
The Centaman membership system has been integrated with the turnstiles to provide a turnkey solution. Members are provided with either a RFID wristband or card, while casual entrants receive a ‘low cost’ bar coded ticket. When a member or ticket holder scans their card at the turnstile it’s automatically checked to see if it is valid at that time. If so, the EasyGate SG quickly opens to provide a clear lane for easy ‘hands free’ access. The addition of a SwingGate lane, next to reception, provides entry for family groups and wheelchair access while there is a dedicated lane at the opposite end utilising another SwingGate linked to an AutoSensor that automatically opens for people exiting.
‘As many WaterMarc members carry sports bags and other items we definitely wanted a hands free solution for the turnstiles. But, of course, with the high number of visitors we have coming each day we wanted it to be quick and efficient as well. The EasyGate barriers fulfil these requirements and blend perfectly with the foyer surroundings’. Said Tom Zapulla, Leisure Facilities Co-Coordinator for Banyule City Council