Paxton’s Net2 system is a user-friendly and flexible networked access control solution that offers centralized administration and control of sites with up to 1,000 doors and 50,000 users. It has exactly the features that Paul and his team were looking for – the single door controller architecture means there is no single point of failure. If power to that door goes down, the rest of the site remains secure and doors will not unlock.
The decision was made to install the Net2 controllers without separate power supply units, as they can connect to an existing centralized power source backed up with batteries. This provided significant cost savings on site.
The Lake County team integrated their Net2 system with Axis CCTV cameras and Silent Knight burglar alarms to make complete site management via the Net2 software simple and efficient.
Paul went on to say: “There is no maintenance cost with Paxton, no licensing fees. You buy it upfront and there are no ongoing costs, other than a rare equipment failure, which was beneficial to us and incredibly cost effective. Cost of ownership was very good.”
Staff at the detention facility now use their access cards as ID cards, as they can be printed with user information and staff photos with the Card Designer feature in the Net2 Pro software. The cards are also programmed to work with a number of the jail’s own systems, making the multi-use tokens incredible beneficial. The team confirm that their new system is easy to use, easy to program, and easy to maintain. Overall, they feel that it has been a really good experience for them.
“Paxton’s technical support team are very responsive” said Paul. “They’re good. It is always a challenge when you start using a new product. You can have the best product in the world, but it is useless without the proper support. That wasn’t a problem for us with Paxton and Net2.”
“When you deal with public safety you need to make sure the products you buy and maintain are reliable, and that you have a good level of support. That is what you get with Paxton, it was very refreshing. We will be using Paxton for a very long time. “
Since installing the Paxton Net2 access control system in the Lake County Jail, the Telecom department has expanded the system to include:
- Administration building
- Job and Family Services building
- Emergency Operations Center
- Buildings and Grounds building
- Public Defender
- All the Utility water plants and pump stations.