Late last year ECI was able to present St. Ignatius College Prep School in Chicago with a solution to a pressing vehicle access security challenge. School administrators wanted to control vehicle access and egress traffic for a circular driveway area (as pictured above). We proposed the final configuration as shown.
ECI designed the concrete island in the middle of the driveway which was installed by others for St. Ignatius. The island has two automated barrier gates, one on each side of the island. We also included concrete bollards to both narrow the lanes as well as to protect the equipment.
The pole was included for installation of the school’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. Access and egress is controlled by proximity card readers which are tied into the school’s existing access control system and cards.
HySecurity Automated Barrier Gates
Hy-Security’s StrongArmPark DC-14 automated barrier gates were used for this installation. These commercial grade barrier gates are available with standard 10, 12 or 14 (used here) foot arms. They have breakaway arm brackets and kill switches as well as battery back-up power supplies.
Al Krueger, Parking and Access Control Division Manager at ECI, was supervisor of this project. Don Husko and Michael Husko were the installers.
Located at 1076 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago, Saint Ignatius College Prep was founded in 1869. It is a Jesuit Catholic school “…dedicated to educating young men and women for lives of faith, love, service and leadership” according to its Website.
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