Access control at Chancel House, Neasden, a large office building in north west London.
Chancel House, Neasden, a large office building in north west London, had gates installed in 1991 to give access to the car park at the rear, and to improve security. The swing gate operators from FAAC (UK), installed and maintained by Gate-A-Mation, are still providing effective access control. Indeed, CLS Holdings, the building owner, has used FAAC gate operators and Gate-A-Mation at several of its other properties. Entry to Chancel House is by a single-leaf gate, exit by double-leaf gates. These are kept shut at all times, with access control provided by proximity reader cards. As around 500 people work in Chancel House?s 75,500 ft sq of office space, the gates open and close many times a day. For this project, Gate-A-Mation specified FAAC 400 swing gate hydraulic operators. Suitable for commercial and industrial gates with a maximum width of 7m per leaf, the 400 range can be set to automate heavy, industrial or light traffic flows. Internal high-strength hydraulic lock systems are available for gate leaves up to 2.2m. Thereafter, supplementary locks can be fitted to protect against forced entry. Alan Smith, Gate-A-Mation?s Managing Director, said: ?The combination of quiet operation, minimal maintenance, low power consumption, and, above all, reliability, makes the FAAC 400 ideal for this type of application.?