Leading supermarket retailer - Lidl GB - adopts 2N intercoms for UK Distribution Centre network.
Client: Lidl GB
Installer: Lidl Network & Security
Since its launch in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl GB has established more than 800 stores and a team of 25,000 employees - and continues year-on-year to increase its share of the UK grocery market.
In order to service their 800 stores, Lidl GB has invested in a network of 13 state-of-the-art regional distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
Over the past 5 years, Lidl GB has been undertaking a major £1.45Bil. expansion programme throughout the UK, with a significant proportion invested in their newly-developed, 50,000m2+ distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
In order to ensure highly secure premises and efficient haulage traffic throughput, a centralised access control & intercom system across all sites was necessary.
The access control network was required to meet the demands of 24-hour commercial goods vehicle access for all 13 regional distribution centres, whilst being flexible enough to provide remote system maintenance and auditing from a central control point.
Working directly with the Lidl GB Network & Security Team, CIE designed and supplied a network of IP-connected Intercom systems for each distribution site, using the market-leading 2N product range.
Each site features multiple vehicle and pedestrian access locations, made-up of 'gooseneck'-mounted dual height intercoms for haulage and staff vehicle entry/exit and single height units at door/gate access points.
The Lidl GB Distribution Centres access control and intercom system covers 13 sites throughout the UK, centrally-managed over a cloud-based network.
Access authentication is via intercom video calls (to security, reception and logistics offices) from 2N Verso IP Intercoms featuring colour camera and additional 5 Call Button Module.
Additionally, for some areas with higher than normal ambient noise levels, 2N's specialist Force IP Intercoms are used to provide increased audio output levels, whist also providing increased IP protection ratings in exposed areas.
CIE is the leading UK supply partner for the 2N IP Intercom product range. Our expert team of system designers and specifiers would be happy to assist and advise with any door intercom or access control projects; please call the team on T. 0115 9770075 or email [email protected]