Assa Abloy’s Incedo Access Control System Also Covers Time and Attendance
30.11.2022 - The Bucharest Transport Company (STB) provides public transit for Romania’s capital city and the surrounding area.
STB operate a range of tram, bus and trolleybus services – around 2,000 vehicles in total – from several depots and terminals. To manage time, attendance and ID for a staff of approximately 11,000 people, they chose an Assa Abloy Incedo access control system.
Their solution chosen by STB needed to be easy to deploy to multiple locations: robust, secure credential readers would be placed at all convenient staff timekeeping points. “The most difficult part was to find a reliable, integrated software and hardware solution that can monitor time and attendance for 11,000 employees in many locations,” explains STB’s Dan Horhoianu. The answer was an Incedo Business system with EAC-M50 controllers and R10 iCLASS readers.
The controllers are managed by Incedo Plus software across multiple STB premises. A fully documented API and technical support helped to streamline the process of integrating Incedo with the PrimeTimeKeeping time-and-attendance software package. The Incedo platform is designed to connect all kinds of business software and hardware within a single system. ‘Plus’ is the ecosystem’s management option for interoperating with third-party software: it facilitates integration with multiple devices and services to help organizations do even more from a single interface.
“Incedo hardware has integrated smoothly with the time and attendance software, delivering the best solution for our staff,” adds Mr Horhoianu. “It is already deployed as an integrated access control system at all kinds of premises across Europe,” adds Joachim Mahlstedt, commercial director DAS at Assa Abloy Opening Solutions. “From one interface, organizations can manage readers alongside battery-powered Aperio wireless locks, Pulse locks powered by energy-harvesting technology and more. Its integration-ready software also readily adapts to connecting other key business functions – including attendance and ID.”
Incedo is modular by design: STB can scale their system, in either direction, on demand. Hardware and components were fast and straightforward for STB’s installer to fit, and they can easily choose to extend the reach of their Incedo system at a later date – or add access control at anytime.