Working together with suppliers

Clarke Instruments was contacted by one of its suppliers of speed gates and lanes. They had been asked to supply a number of internal products but their client needed a heavy-duty stainless steel gate for an external application.

We were invited to look at the problem and propose a suitable solution. We decided that our 184 style half height heavy-duty pedestrian gate was right and offered it to our customer.

This comes fitted with a mechanical self-closer and an R842 Mag lock with a holding force in excess of 1200lb.

The power supply is fitted remotely away from the gate, a requirement of the end customer.

The whole process from order to delivery was achieved in around two weeks: Another satisfied customer and proof that collaboration works.

If you have any security requirements in regard to control of access please give us a call. Our reputation for supplying long lived high quality products at realistic prices goes before us. Being an agile manufacturing company we are equally happy to supply standard products or work with you to get the solution that meets your requirements.

Full details of our range of products can be found here.

We take your security seriously and with almost 50 years’ experience we feel sure we can help.

For more information on our products and services send us an E mail or ring 01722 323451 to discuss your requirements further.

Is Tail Gating a problem for your business?

Clarke Instruments has recently installed another double stainless-steel turnstile in a south coast food manufacturer’s facility.

The customer relies heavily on agency workers to cover peak periods and holiday periods. Although they had access control equipment fitted for monitoring time and attendance and to provide an accurate record of site personnel at any one time, workers had started coming in in groups, one person swiping their card to release the entrance doors for all members of the group to walk through. This posed security and health and safety concerns.

The Company contacted us to discuss possible solutions. A telephone call lead to a site survey and it was decided to remove the entrance doors causing the problem and replace them with a double turnstile. Being a food facility, stainless steel was proposed and this recommendation was accepted by the company. Using their existing access control, the turnstile was configured one walkway for entry and one walk way for exit. In the event of fire or power failure both walkways would free wheel for exit. This was easily accomplished with our standard built in fire alarm relay and a spur from their access control linked to the standard in built auxiliary power supply.

An order was placed for us to supply and install on a strict time schedule of 6 weeks. Due to the limited size of the external entrance the turnstile was delivered in a flat pack format on the agreed date and was erected and commissioned on the same day.

We are immensely proud of our reputation of supplying robust reliable long-lived products at very realistic prices.

If you take security seriously come and discuss your requirements with us. You won’t be disappointed. Full details of all our products are available here.

For more information on our products and services send us an E mail or ring 01722 323451 to discuss your requirements further.

Global health care company chooses Clarke Instruments

A health care company has chosen our products to help secure their premises on the outskirts of London.

After in-depth meetings to discuss and agree the design with our client, the products selected were two 480B-200 turnstiles with rain covers and one motorised gate.

The site has two entry points requiring control of access. One required a turnstile only while the other needed a turnstile and a full height automated gate to one side to facilitate disabled access.  Our customer also requested rain covers to be fitted over the turnstiles.

As this was a supply and installation contract our installation department liaised with the client project manager to ensure all necessary ground works were finished prior to the agreed dates for install. This enabled us to complete the site installation quickly and efficiently, to the satisfaction of all parties.

The control board supplied with our products enabled the existing access control equipment to be seamlessly integrated without incurring additional costs. Our built-in fire safety relay was linked in to our client’s safety systems.

The following week our client, who was project managing various works on site, wrote to us saying, “Thanks very much to you and your team for your help with the successful installation of the two turnstiles last week. Our client is very happy.”

Due to the success of this project we have been asked to submit quotes for similar work on other health care sites.

This again demonstrates our ability to design, manufacture and install tailored security solutions for clients in a timely and cost effective manner.

If you take security seriously, you will be delighted with our turnstiles and gates.

Send us an E mail or ring 01722 323451.