When the University of Lincoln was tasked with developing its student accommodation door access systems to ensure they complied with specific Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) guidelines, they called in Lincoln Security.
The security specialist was asked to upgrade a number of doors that were not fit for purpose for disabled students by Sanctuary Management Systems who manage the student accommodation for the University.
“A number of the doors could be opened automatically from the outside, but had a handle on the inside of the door, making it difficult for a student with a disability leave their apartment,”
said Lincoln Security’s Jason Healy.
“The project required the development of a specially designed door access system to allow students with a disability to enter and leave their campus accommodation with ease.”
Lincoln Security developed an automatic door operator system, fitted to the external door of the building, as well as the apartment and bedroom door of three apartments in June 2010, with a specially modified PAC key fob allowing the disabled student to open the door automatically from either side.
“We had to modify all of the existing door frames which made the job quite tricky, especially with the heavy aluminium external doors. We also had to reconfigure the existing key fob readers and fit new lock cases to each of the customised doors. We are now in talks with the University about developing doors for a further three apartments for disabled students next summer,”
“I have nothing but praise for Lincoln Security,”
said the Estate Services Manager at the University of Lincoln.
“They provided an excellent service and are always available to deal with any problems that arise at our campuses, usually within hours of contacting them.”
Shaun Stevenson, Facilities Manager, Sanctuary Management Services said:
"We are extremely happy with the standard of work carried out by Lincoln Security as well as all associated aspects of service delivery. Our relationship with them has developed over a period of time and is based on mutual trust and a genuine confidence that Lincoln Security aim for excellence in all they do. The operational staff are friendly, capable and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure customers are fully satisfied."
As part of an on-going relationship with the University, Lincoln Security has also supplied the master key cylinders and key to all buildings at the Lincoln campus, as well as providing the master key suite at Leicester’s De Montfort University, Grantham College and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.