The Gym - Case Study
Paxton's Vandal Resistant Metal Keypad Hangs Tough at The Gym
The Gym is a rapidly developing chain of venues that offers their customers flexible and accessible gym membership. With 11 sites in major cities across the UK, including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, The Gym has just opened the doors to their new Brighton site. Located just adjacent to the Palace Pier, The Gym at Brighton boasts enviable sea views from the running machines, ideal for a relaxing work out.
The Gym venues are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with staff on shift 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm at the weekends. The central location makes the new site ideal for busy Brighton inhabitants who want gym membership that fi ts in with their work schedules and fast-paced lifestyles. The service provided is a modern health club for people on the move. All day, every day gym members can access the premises using an eight digit PIN code they receive when they join The Gym online. This means that customers can use the venues at all hours of the day and night, without the need for staff having to be present.
Whilst making sure they offer flexibility and accessibility, security and the safety of their staff and members is vital to The Gym. John Treharne, the company's CEO said: 'It is vital to ensure the environment is safe and our customers are protected.'
With up to 1,100 people accessing The Gym's busiest sites every day, it is of paramount importance that their access control system is robust and reliable. Tony Anderson-Dixon, of Vistec Systems Ltd, based in Crawley, West Sussex, specified the Net2 system from Paxton to secure all of The Gym's UK sites. The look of the system was also a consideration; Tony recommended the heavy duty Vandal resistant metal keypad to match The Gym's smart, modern appearance.
Tony said: 'The reliability and the aesthetics of the Net2 system were key; the access control system had to be efficient whilst looking really sharp and clean. Reliability was the main concern for The Gym, if the system was unreliable then there would have been no point whatsoever, it wouldn't have served their needs effectively.'
All of The Gym's 11 sites are fitted with a minimum of 10 Net2 plus door control units, with 10 Easyprox compact keypads on low-security internal doors. Vandal resistant metal keypads are fitted on the main doors for secure access and egress, to and from the building.