The barrier is controlled via Intratone cloud-based technology, with residents’ mobile phone numbers registered into the receiver enabling access by calling a free-phone number.
Waterford Way, managed by Origin Housing, is located next to a primary school in a controlled parking zone, and a solution was required to solve residents’ access issues during school pick up and drop off hours.
Stacey Walkes, Neighbourhood Manager at the development, says unauthorised users were causing understandable frustration:
“Residents’ cars were being blocked in and there was a bottlenecking effect as a result of more people trying to use the car park than it was designed for. This led to disagreements between parents and residents, antisocial use of car horns, and even police intervention.”
Residents can either use their mobile phones or manually enter a code to gain access and Stacey says installation went well: “We have received numerous positive comments and compliments from residents and we found Delta Security was on hand to answer queries as and when they arose,” she says.
“The barrier gives appropriate access to residents, contractors and emergency vehicles and has alleviated the issues of people using the car park illegally.”
The barrier installation extends the relationship Delta has with Origin Housing, with existing contracts including the installation of Delta’s Model 9 Steel Doors and access control solutions into a number of the housing association’s developments.
Origin Housing is a provider of affordable housing and care and support services in London and Hertfordshire. It owns and manages over 6,000 homes, has a turnover of £50 million and aims to provide great homes and build strong communities in the areas it services.