The City of Asheville, N.C., has signed a contract with Matrix Systems to install its Frontier Universe access control system in several municipal facilities.
The initial phase, expected to last two months, will see installations on dozens of doors and areas in the city’s William F. Wolcott Jr. Public Works Building, City Hall, Asheville Police Department Firing Range, and the Municipal Building, which houses the police and fire departments.
The system, which was funded by government grants to the police department, will feature wireless equipment for monitoring parking lots and other remote outdoor areas, which Matrix claims is a more affordable alternative to costly trenching and cabling.
Matrix will also deploy wireless technology at the sation’s firing range, replacing conventional locks with electronic key and lock cylinders that record and report all door events in ancillary areas to the centralized access control software.
According to Matrix, the new system will also save money by requiring only one proximity ID badge, instead of the several badges required by the city’s past vender access control systems.