Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe protects itself with an IoT system consisting of online access control system and environment monitoring.
Daniel Horn (right), facility manager of the Johanniter “Schatzkiste” daycare center in Wassenberg, and Stephan Kehlen, key account manager at Kentix (left), are both very satisfied with the performance of the new locking system.
Increased number of burglaries in the day-care centers, complicated and time-consuming use of the previous key locking system and no possibility to detect burglaries and vandalism. These were the problems facing the Aachen-Düren-Heinsberg regional association of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V.
In order to solve these challenges, the association was looking for a new, intuitive and powerful system that would easily manage access authorizations and at the same time ensure the security of the premises of kindergartens.
Since a solution was being sought that would combine both access and a burglar alarm system, a meeting was held with Telekom Deutschland GmbH and its partner, Kentix GmbH, was called in. The reason: The innovative company from Idar-Oberstein has specialized in exactly such integral all-in-one solutions.
With the help of Kentix, the solution was quickly found. After an initial demonstration of the system in a small test environment, the project was realized. Components from the range of environment monitoring were used to monitor the premises
among other things by means of motion detection (Kentix SmartMonitoring), as well as 24/7 online access systems to replace classic locking systems (Kentix SmartAccess).
Due to the enormous scalability, the simple operation and the additional benefit that up to 20 dangers such as fire can be monitored with one sensor, Kentix was able to convince the decision makers of the Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe of its all-in-one system.
An even more important aspect in favor of the new system was the fact that all system components come from one manufacturer. Normally, locking systems and surveillance monitoring can only be supplied by different manufacturers. The usual problems of integration and interaction of different system components are then almost inevitable. But with Kentix, everything comes from a single source. The system with its mature operating system (KentixOS) and its open interfaces ensures easy integration into the existing IT infrastructure and reliable operation.
The user administration takes place via an easy to use interface. Using LDAP, authorizations can be kept synchronized with the Active Directory authorization server at any time and the time-consuming learning and administration of RFID tokens can be avoided.
The first installation in a kindergarten was done by Kentix technicians. Since that day, the system secures the building day and night against unauthorized access and simplifies the access for the staff. The complicated and costly use of many different keys is thus eliminated.