Access to the old town was managed with bollards and RFID card readers, but the City Council needed a more efficient identification system which did not require a physical medium (card) to manage a far larger number of users and access profiles. Licence plate recognition equipment was installed at some access points, together with registration of licence numbers at exit points without bollards. By whitelisting, vehicles with permanent authorisation were separated from the rest, which have time-limited access or are provided with access passes. Users are notified of their access pass balances via SMS or email after each use.
The reading and access control process is carried out using local equipment at each point or node with adjacent accesses, and the authorisation database is refreshed synchronously or asynchronously depending on the availability of communications. The KINEO ACCESS CONTROL central control system operates in WEB mode to facilitate the work of users and is integrated with the City Council’s penalty software.
Recently, the City Council has disabled the bollards, for which reason access is now controlled only by the automatic access control system using licence plate recognition and information panels. The application is multilingual and allows users to choose whether to operate in Spanish or Basque.
The access control system has been in operation for 4 years with different upgrades requested by the customer. KINEO ACCESS CONTROL is a customisable system, as it is developed in-house by KINEO.