3xLOGIC Inc. announced Estill County Emergency Medical Services, located in Irvine, Ky., is successfully using infinias access control from 3xLOGIC to improve security and give hardworking staff needed peace of mind to focus on their important work. Bates Security, Lexington, Kentucky, designed, installed, and oversees the system.

Shelia Wise, in charge of accounting and training for Estill EMS, oversaw the process to upgrade security at the County’s EMS facility. “We were looking to secure a building that is in operation 24/7/365.” Working on behalf of the County EMS’s Board of Directors, Wise and her team assembled three bids and in the process got a real education on access control, what different systems can do, and what their real security needs were.

“Our main goals were to secure our medical room, per DEA regulations, and to make our facility safe when staff are here, but also when they need to clear out at a moment’s notice,” Wise explained. Ultimately, the board of directors chose inifinias access control because it met the wide-ranging needs of the County EMS. “We chose the best system for the price and the feature set,” Wise said.

Initial installation was completed about two years ago and the infinias system manages a total of six doors at the main EMS building, two of which are internal, including the medical room where drugs are stored. Later, two more doors were added at a sub-station location. “A top concern is the medical room,” Wise said. “I have to be notified when someone is accessing that door. Now, I get an alert anytime someone is attempting to access that secure room anywhere I am; I don’t need to be onsite. Wise and other staff manage their eight doors from a single interface, by any computer with an Internet connection — anytime, anywhere.

“It was important that I could easily operate the system software without help from anyone else,” Wise said. “And Sean Moberly from Bates is always available for questions and any maintenance that’s needed. It’s a great feeling to know that when we’re away doing our jobs all our worldly possessions back at the facility are protected and we don’t have to worry,” said Wise.