The Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii is a very diverse community offering both private residences and two and three bedroom vacation villas. This exclusive gated community offers everything a vacationer could desire in a vacation rental. That includes insuring that only those authorized to be in the community can enter.


Kolea's organically grown security system includes Napco locksets with integrated card readers and keypads, a Linear gate entry system and Cisco video surveillance. The Ranger WRR-4+ 433 MHz receiver from Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group Company, is used to gain admittance to the main gate. Some houses on the property use Farpointe P-640 proximity cards with keypad readers for access from the street and directly from the beach. Those entering the main gate in their car use a Farpointe transmitter which is read by the Farpointe WRR-4+ receiver integrated into the Linear gate entry system via the industry standard Wiegand protocol.


Instead of using a card, which could activate more than one device or door at a time, the transmitter holder selects exactly the mechanism to be immediately triggered. The transmitter can use either two or four buttons to open two or four different doors from ranges up to 200 feet.


“Being located here directly on the beach places unique demands on our electronic security infrastructure,” said Trenton Johnson, facility manager for Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort. “Our access control needs have evolved over time and we've been very happy with the flexibility and reliability the Ranger series has given us. This dependability means we  are no longer continually re-investing in new equipment.”