ADNOC, the Middle East’s largest oil and gas supplier, built the village of Ruwais from what was formally a desert. This created a community for their employees in what is one of the world’s largest industries. Within this complex sits the ADNOC school, a facility built to educate the families of employees.
Grosvenor’s access control system has been rolled out across the entire school, with 90 readers, 50 controllers and over 5,000 access cards supplied to the students and staff combined. The access control system was installed by SIBCA and supported by Grosvenor Technology’s technical excellence at specification stage. Close collaboration between the two organisations ensured the access control hardware was installed quickly and efficiently. The IP-based architecture suited the modern method of construction used, allowing the system to be swiftly deployed using the building’s existing PoE Cat 5 cabling. The utilisation of the buildings existing infrastructure reduced cost and ensured ADNOC School’s finite build process stayed on track.
An Evolving Solution
With its ability to integrate into most third-party hardware, Grosvenor Technology’s access control system can drive down energy costs by controlling most BMS functions, including HVAC and lighting.
With a fresh group of students enrolling every year, it was important that the administrative process was as efficient as possible. The system allows administrators to define a persona for a common occupant and their typical access rights for enrollment. Applying standardised access rights to the majority of the students drastically reduces the time taken to induct students at the start of each academic year. Students and staff members are issued an ID card with all of their access rights contained in this one solution. The cards are not limited to accessing the building either; in time, as the community develops, it will allow cashless vending and students to board buses without the need for a pass.
“The construction process had very tight deadlines, so it was important that the access control system could be installed in no time at all. Grosvenor was able to provide valuable support, ensuring staff were empowered to administrate, secure and reduce running costs before the first day of school.”
– Richard Pearson – Group Technical and Service Director, SIBCA