Meesons Case Study – Preventing Tailgating with Double Verification Methods

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Read this case study from Meesons, exploring the prevention of tailgating with double verification methods.

Key Challenges

Due to the ISO27001 certification that vXtreme holds, they are committed to continuous improvement and risk management; therefore, a further layer of security was identified as needed for their data hall. This further layer of security had the challenge of preventing tailgating into the data hall to ensure access could be controlled and monitored. The solution would also need to integrate with vXtreme’s new biometric system to enable fingerprint recognition entry. As well as this, the space within the data hall needed to be preserved so that further expansion could happen in the future with the data centre’s planned growth.

The Solution

To gather a good understanding of what vxtreme’s challenges were, Meesons visited the site to gather a good perspective. With this, the FPJ140 2S Security Portal was proposed as a suitable solution. Since this product offers a high level of security, it helped overcome the risk of tailgating with the 2-zone pressure mat that provides a second level of verification, ensuring only one person is present in the portal at once. On top of anti-tailgating, the FPJ140 2S pressure mat is also capable of detecting hardware being removed from the secure zone. In order to overcome the challenge of connecting the solution with vXtreme’s biometric system, the FPJ140 2S was integrated with the building’s access control system alongside a new biometric reader to give full visibility of transits in and out of the data hall. Finally, to preserve the space in the data hall, Meesons arranged for the security portal to be delivered in kit format and assembled onsite by our technicians to avoid disrution to the space as much as possible. With stainless steel cladding, vXtreme wanted to achieve a premium look that would complement the surrounding environment.


ABOUT MEESONSFounded in 1864, Meesons have over 30 years’ experience specialising in entrance control solutions in the UK Security Industry. Over the years Meesons has held fast to its core principles of individual client attention, focus and market adaptation to ensure that we help you find the right solution to meet your needs.

Meesons delivers quality security systems to high demanding sectors. These sectors include critical national infrastructure such as airports, data centres and central government along with corporate clients and leisure.

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Published 4th April 2024