ISONAS Pure IP Access Control Solution Deployed at Engel Electric

ISONAS Inc., a part of the Allegion family of brands, has announced that the ISONAS™ Pure IP™ access control solution has been installed at a new 8,000-square-foot facility in Rockford, IL. Engel Electric Co., is a certified independent ISONAS security integrator who sells and installs the ISONAS hardware and software to its customer base.  Engel Electric implemented this solution at their very own facility.

With two offices located in Sterling and Rockford, IL, Engel Electric was looking to implement an access control system in the spring of 2019 to help secure their new 8,000-square-foot facility in Rockford.

“After working with ISONAS on another access control project in Illinois, Engel Electric was convinced that out of all the access control systems available in the market, that ISONAS was the best choice of them all,” said Craig Thompson, technology project manager at Engel Electric Co.

Safety has always been Engel Electric’s top concern, as well as protecting their inventory of expensive equipment. A huge challenge facing the company was not having the ability to change access on a per-job basis.  Typically, there would be different crews working on various projects off hours, and Engel Electric did not have a way to control the levels of accessibility at different times of the day. In addition, with more than 50 employees on staff and various work crews coming in and out daily, there was no way to control unauthorized access at either location. Engel Electric was also looking for an access control system that was able to integrate with their existing iPhone video door entry system and wanted seamless entry control across both office locations.

The project consisted of two ISONAS RC-04 Pure IP reader-controllers installed at Engel Electric’s new facility in Rockford within a week’s time in May 2019.  The deployment included one mullion reader on the front door and one keypad reader on the employee entrance. In addition to the ISONAS hardware, the ISONAS Pure Access™ software was used to give Engel Electric’s management team the ability to control access remotely. Pure Access is a cloud-based access control application that provides users the ability to manage their access control from anywhere at any time, on any device.

“Partnering with ISONAS was one of the first and best decisions we made when opening our Rockford office and our low voltage division,” Thompson said.

“We are extremely happy that our own certified security integrator was able to implement our access control solution seamlessly and efficiently to help secure their new facility,” said Jonathan Mooney, ISONAS sales leader. “With so many customization options available, the ISONAS solution will continue to grow and expand alongside Engel Electric Co. in the years to come, just like the relationship. ISONAS will continue to deliver true value to its customers now and well into the future.”

With 10 to 15 users at the new Rockford facility, it was important for Engel Electric to get everyone trained and up to speed quickly. “The ISONAS Pure Access software was very user-friendly, which made us able to almost plug and play,” Thompson said.  Recently, two ISONAS RC-04 keypads were installed at the Sterling location to allow for seamless access between both facilities without having to issue keys.

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