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By Beth Bacheldor

Ozarks Community Selects Nedap UHF System for Vehicle Access Control

Nedap has announced that Stonebridge, a gated resort community of more than 350 residents in the Ozark Mountains in southwestern Missouri, has selected its uPASS Reach ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID gate-entry solution to provide vehicle access security and convenience.

Nedap's uPASS Reach reader
The Stonebridge Homeowner Association (HOA) had determined that vehicle access to Stonebridge required a higher level of security, protection and user convenience than its existing access-control system provided. That system was causing delays during peak hours, and was inconvenient to use since each driver had to stop at the gate and present credentials to open it. The HOA required a solution that would improve throughput, Nedap explains, without sacrificing the gated community's security. Furthermore, the company reports, it was important that the solution would not heavily impact the monthly HOA fee for residents.

The uPASS Reach reader offers vehicle identification up to a distance of 5 meters (16 feet), and complies with the ISO 18000-6C and EPC Gen 2 RFID standards. Built-in high-intensity red, green and blue LEDs provide a user with visual feedback that the tag has been read or authorized. The LED and beeper functionality can be controlled via the access-control panel, but can also be preconfigured. According to Nedap, the uPASS Reach reader features an integrated, fine-tuned antenna in a compact enclosure, measuring 200 millimeters by 220 millimeters by 45 millimeters (7.9 inches by 8.7 inches by 1.8 inches), and is IP65-rated, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. The device also features a tamper switch to immediately provide tamper-evident indication.

Nedap's integration partner, Federal Protection, provider of residential security services, installed the uPASS Reach readers at all of the gated community's entrance and exit points. Residents' vehicles equipped with windshield-mounted passive UHF tags will be automatically identified upon approaching the gates. Upon real-time authorization, the gates automatically open.

USER COMMENTS

Suren Reddi 2015-04-10 03:26:26 AM
In emergency evacuation, people walks out of the gate in groups. In this case how does NFC helps to read people tags in bulk. Reading individual NFC ID cards by guard is a time consuming process.

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