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Access Ability UK deploys Videx 4G GSM intercom system to enable customised and secure door entry for the Great Northern Tower in Manchester

The Great Northern Tower is an impressive 72-metre (236 feet) high-rise tower block that has been tailor made for residential living. With 25 floors, it is home to 287 self-contained apartments, located in the heart of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK).
An effective door entry system plays a critical role in convenient, secure and flexible access control, as well as the safety and wellbeing of residents. The tower block has a concierge service too that also requires specific authorisation for entry into and exit out of the building.
Challenges with existing system
Parts of the system were failing and proving to be very expensive to replace
The building was completed in 2007 and fitted with a door entry system that, 15 years later, was hugely outdated and causing issues for entry into the tower block by residents, visitors and for concierge use too.
Residents were not consistently notified, when someone was calling their apartment, so they often missed deliveries and visitors. Parts…