Adrian Flux is one of the largest insurance brokers in the UK, based in a historic mansion 6 miles east of King’s Lynn in Norfolk the company employs around 1,000 staff members and has around 600,000 policy holders as of 2016. Parent organisations of Adrian Flux include Bikesure Insurance Services, Herts Insurance Consultants and Chartwell Insurance.
Adrian Flux recently added an additional office as part of their operation expansion after outgrowing their current premises just outside Kings Lynn. The company required a Paxton Net2 Access Control system for their new building. Operational continuity was important, as other offices across the country were using Paxton Net2 Access Control Systems.
During the tendering process many installation companies offered competitive quotes to install Paxton Net2 as requested. After presenting Genie’s award winning AC5000 fingerprint reader alongside the Paxton Net2 system, English Security secured the installation contract.
With the cost of tokens being substantial, together with the ability to use biometric and proximity RFID – Genie’s Virdi AC5000 meant that the proposed solution from English Security was not only cost effective in the long term but also extremely versatile.
This appealed to Adrian Flux, as not only were they getting an advanced system, but they were also saving considerably in the long-term whilst keeping their Paxton Net2 system as originally requested.
The AC5000 is a “Paxton Approved Integrated” fingerprint terminal, which also offers RF-ID Card and Pin code as access methods.Further more the AC5000 is a CPNI approved terminal for government use, assuring the customer that they are investing
English Security is an independent company established since 1998, who have a team of multi disciplined engineers offering installation, service and maintenance of Alarms, Closed Circuit TV, Access Control, Door Entry, Fire Alarms and Safety Signs.
As part of the installation, English Security went the extra mile by sourcing a custom made backing plate from a company called Rocard Ltd, which draws attention to the reader and doorbell whilst having the Adrian Flux graphics laser etched, giving it a real professional touch.
I’ve found the system to be flexible and reliable, allowing us a multitude of entry options, which enables us to select what suits the given situation best. The front end software makes it easy to change user rights and keep track of who is entering the building and when.”
-Robert Balls (Adrian Flux)-
“When approached by Adrian Flux they seemed keen to have the continuity with their other sites and have a Paxton Net2 system. We offered Net2 of course but provided the option of a Genie AC5000 because it offers Paxton compatibility and so much more. I was confidently able to recommend the AC5000 as an established tried and tested product while having the added assurance of the CPNI approval. We finished off the installation with a custom made backing plate from Rocard to frame the product and integrate the Adrian Flux branding.
-Charles English (English Security)-