The Vesper Boat Club, located on the Schuylkill Rilver in Philadelphia, PA, is one of the most celebrated rowing clubs in the nation. On any given day, there are many people coming in and out of the historic boat house, and Vesper must protect them and the club’s boats and other equipment. Tom Simon, a member of Vesper Boat Club’s House Committee, discovered that both the access control system’s manufacturer and installer had gone out of business, so there were no resources for service calls or troubleshooting. What’s more, when any access changes needed to be made, Tom had to use an outdated, unsupported version of Windows, and the club had only a single, aging laptop that fit the criteria. Vesper clearly needed to update their access control solution, but did not want to invest in hardware or technology that
would quickly be out-of-date or cumbersome to manage.
VIZpin’s VP1 bluetooth access control reader was installed on Vesper Boat Club’s main entrance door to support smartphone access control, and the organization immediately began realizing the benefits of transitioning to VIZpin’s cloud-based system. Key benefits included more secure access, additional control of their access, better data and more transparency, and easy of use for both the administrator and the users.