How does the Citadel Complex in Colombo ensure secure and automatic vehicle access to residents? That was the challenge for this project in Sri Lanka. The long-range UHF reader uPASS Reach from Nedap, integrated with Cenmetrix PvT Ltd system, was able to meet the solution requirements. This solution provides safe and convenient access control that automatically identifies residents with their vehicles, without the need to stop.
Citadel Apartment Complex Colombo
Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka, the financial centre of the island and a tourist destination. Situated in a prime location, on Bagatelle road in Colombo between Galle Road and Duplication, is the Citadel apartment complex. These apartments are occupied by residents as well as rented out for tourists. The condos in the highly accessible and prestigious complex are ideal for long stays in Colombo and offer amenities such as swimming pools, party hall, gymnasium and spacious communal areas.
Need for Residential Security
Because the Citadel Complex in Colombo is inhabited by residents and rented out to tourists, the parking facility is widely used. Due to its prestigious character, the complex’s owner, Citadel Residencies, assures a higher level of security, protection and ease of use from the complex’s parking facility. That is why they were looking for a solution to automate the entry and exit process of vehicles, so that residents can easily enter the complex and feel safe as only authorized persons are allowed in.
Automatic Vehicle Entry and Exit Process
Nedap and Cenmetrix PvT Ltd partnered with Citadel Residencies to provide complete automation of vehicle entry and exit process of the Citadel apartment complex located at Bagatalle Road. Nedap’s long-range vehicle identification system uPASS Reach in combination with Nedap’s UHF Windshield Tag was implemented to provide safe and convenient vehicle access without forcing residents to stop their car.
The applied solution is very simple: every resident uses a UHF Windshield Tag that contains a unique identification number. When the vehicle wants to enter the parking lot, the vehicle is identified by Nedap’s uPASS Reach reader. Because the reader can identify vehicles up to 5 meters, the residents no longer have to stop to show their card to the security guard whether they are authorized to enter the parking facility.
Nedap’s uPASS Reach enables very fast and reliable automatic identification of vehicles over several meters. It is the perfect solution for straightforward access to car parks, gated communities, condominiums and campuses.
Secure and Convenience Access Control
This realized project brings in many conveniences for the residents at the apartment complex. It ensures the automation of the vehicle entry and exit process without having to have a security guard manually opening and closing the gates every time. The long range reader linked with vehicle tag identifies only the authorized resident vehicles enabling entrance and exit only to them. Unauthorized persons are therefore also denied access to the parking facility, which contributes to the safety of residents in the complex.
“When we were approached by Citadel Management, they were looking at an automated and secure way of keeping their residents safe. Nedap was the ideal partner for us as they had the end-to-end solution. We are really happy we choose to go with Nedap’s uPASS, as the solution helped deliver customer expectations and received many accolades on the quality of the product.” - Farhard Hussain – Director Cenmetrix (Pvt) Ltd.
“This system has helped us remove a lot of manual work, and our residents are continuously at ease in terms of automatic detection of the vehicle and the security that is brought in with it.” - Pradeep Loganathan, Director Liberty Group & Finnpack Industries.
Nedap is the leading specialist in systems for long-range identification, wireless vehicle detection, and city access control. Identifying people and their vehicles without delaying them. That is how we empower security, parking, and traffic management systems all over the world. Millions of professionals trust Nedap technology to support them. To access buildings. To drive into secured perimeters. or to find a parking bay. Combining cutting-edge technology with decades of experience. That is how we secure the flow of vehicles and people.
High-tech company Nedap N.V. creates high-quality, innovative hardware and software products that enable people to be more productive and successful in their professional lives. Nedap N.V. has a workforce of over 700 employees and operates on a global scale. The company was founded in 1929 and has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947. Its headquarters is located in Groenlo, the Netherlands.