When Paxton10 launched in the Netherlands in July 2020, Ricor Security saw an opportunity to deliver the features and functionality for Stoker Fitness’ requirements. Paxton10 provides next generation access control and video management in one simple system, providing a platform that is easy to manage and extremely user friendly, with no key fobs or traditional keys needed. Offering access via smart devices and the ability to monitor sites remotely, the combined system’s modern simple software was the ideal choice.
Lorenzo van Emmerik, Video Systems Expert at Ricor Security, said: “With Paxton10, we were able to provide simple access control in combination with mobile access via the Paxton Key app. It was simple and easy to achieve with this new system.”
Using the Paxton Key app, available for iOS and Android, members of Stoker Fitness can open the controlled entrances to the gym with their smartphone or smartwatch. The smart credentials are created in seconds using the web-based Paxton10 software and remotely issued to a new user via an email sent directly from the system.
Additionally, the gym members arm and disarm the burglar alarm system upon entry and exit, ensuring the site is secured when empty, but minimising any risk of false alarms when the gym is in use. This is achieved by using the Paxton10 Alarm Connector, and the Trigger & Actions feature to automatically switch the alarm on or off when a user presents a valid smart credential.
The main advantage of the new system is that members can now make use of 24-hour gym access, whilst maintaining the required level of security for the site. Regular opening hours are a thing of the past, and the gym operates with complete flexibility for its employees and members.
Stoker Fitness hope that this will minimise busy periods, allowing a constant flow of members throughout the day, as well as increase diversity in the sports offered at different times – as there is more flexibility for use of space. Willem-Jan said: “The new Paxton10 system significantly improves the user experience, our members now have more confidence to workout as they have access to the facilities when there is no supervision. This removes one of the barriers to exercise that some members experience, and provides a much calmer environment.”
Overall, the Stoker Fitness owners, employees and members have found the Paxton10 system easy to use and can be managed remotely so site managers no longer need to physically attend the site to create users or manage system updates.
Willem-Jan concluded: “Monitoring the system remotely and being able to check in and see that everything is going well gives me convenience and peace of mind.”