Alder Hey Children's Hospital - Access Control



A leader and pioneer in specialist health care for children, Alder Hey, has 270 beds, 16 digitally enhanced operating theatres, treats over 270,000 children every year and covers an area of 51,000 square meters, the size of more than 7 football pitches. The Hospital was challenged to provide a fully digital security solution, enabling and ensuring the safety of staff and patients whilst allowing seamless integration of new security technology befitting a modern and innovative building for staff and patients at a time of need.

Market: Health Care
Location: Liverpool
Partner: TDSi


Challenge
A leader and pioneer in specialist health care for children, Alder Hey, has 270 beds, 16 digitally enhanced operating theatres, treats over 270,000 children every year and covers an area of 51,000 square meters, the size of more than 7 football pitches. The Hospital was challenged to provide a fully digital security solution, enabling and ensuring the safety of staff and patients whilst allowing seamless integration of new security technology befitting a modern and innovative building for staff and patients at a time of need.

Solution
When Alder Hey moved to the newly built Hospital constructed by Laing O'Rourke under the Private Finance Initiative, they elected Check Your Security to perform an Enterprise Audit Report (EAR©) and upgrade them to a Fully Digital IP Access Control solution with 700+ Access Control Doors and the introduction of Automated Car Park Barriers, with ongoing advice and consultation from Check Your Security on future integration solutions and security services.

Benefits
A fully Digital System with future-proofed access control & ease of growth built-in ready, allowing for the immediate deployment of extra doors and the addition and removal of access control cards as and when required with TDSi management software.

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About Alder Hey
Every year Alder Hey Children's Hospital care for over 270,000 children, young people and their families and lead research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. They moved to the new Alder Hey in the Park in early October 2015.

Alder Hey children's Hospital is different, and their job is more than just treating an illness.

Alder Hey looks after a child and their family, including mums, dads, brothers, and sisters. They treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions from our main hospital site in Liverpool and across community sites and clinics throughout the North West.


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TDSI hardware:-
Serving children provides a unique set of challenges that must constantly evolve with the needs of the building, patients and staff.

"Check Your Security more than exceeded our expectations... ...enabling us to meet the needs of the Trust."
Check Your Security has increased security and severely reduced investigation times. Consolidating two or three old access control badges for individuals has allowed for easier car park control and has given us the ability to edit or remove cards back to the Trust, making the process much more efficient for the customer and operator. Having active security personnel on-site weekly allows Check Your Security to advise and monitor the Hospital's security, making sure Alder Hey keep ahead of each situation, enabling the hospital personnel to continue using secure and safe conditions.

As Head of Security at Alder Hey, it has been great to work with a company like Check Your Security who have more than exceeded our expectations. At a children's Hospital, it goes without saying, the security and safety of our staff and patients is paramount.
The EAR© gave us the confidence to put complete Trust in Check Your Security in moving forward with projects of any size.

Check Your Security have enabled us to meet the needs of the Trust and deliver a security setup in keeping with the innovative modern building."

Greg Murphy, Head of Security, Alder Hey Children's Hospital

The basic specification per Access Control server is as follows:-

MICROgarde® II delivers a highly effective solution with central control and event reporting and may be used either independently or as part of a network. The system provides reliable access control for up to 400 doors. As a result, several were installed at Alder Hey to serve the 800 plus doors and provide a completely flexible management system and complete control.

Check Your Security is able to integrate Access Management and Integrated Security Software, providing training to security staff and security solutions at a great value to your business.
EXgarde® PRO is a fully-featured Access Management PC software application that combines the latest in TDSi innovation in a single package with a user-friendly interface. It can be used to control one door at one site with a few users to thousands of doors at multiple sites with thousands of users.
EXgarde® PRO can be used to seamlessly integrate the many aspects of a security and building management system using a single database and a single user interface. All EXgarde® application modules can be set up, administered and managed from single or multiple workstations.

Ease of integration and ease of expansion are key attributes of EXgarde® PRO, providing numerous possibilities to integrate to the latest CCTV, Fire, Intrusion, Building Automation and Management, Active Directory and Biometric technologies.

EXsmart II Readers® allowed Check Your Security to extend within an integrated system, providing a flexible access control across the Hospital for over 700+ access control doors.