Migrating Access Control to the Cloud

Action24 transform Access System for Dublin Utility Co.

A leading Dublin Utility Provider required a migration of their access control system software & database to the cloud from their existing onsite server based system (installed over 20 years ago). The system was no longer meeting their needs.

With three separate buildings to secure, the company sought a comprehensive solution that would ensure seamless access control across their estate.

Action24 were commissioned to assess the requirement and provide a solution.

Security Requirement

  • A thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure results in a complete overhaul being undertaken. 
  • The overhaul entails all Door Controllers, Card Readers and Electronic Locking being replaced with state-of-the-art Network Controller and Bluetooth enabled pin & proximity Card Readers.
  • To address the need for both on-site and cloud solutions, Action24 deployed the ACRE ACT 365 cloud based solution. This approach allows the client to remotely manage their system while keeping all of their data offsite and ensuring immediate remote access to the system at any time.


System Solution

  • Over one hundred Bluetooth enabled card readers were installed throughout the building – giving the client a secure & flexible identification solution and bringing the access credential to Android™ and iOS® smartphones.
  • Crucially, the cloud solution was not only Cyber Secure but also GDPR compliant, addressing key regulatory issues. The system’s  flexibility and scalability meant that as new doors were added the system could effortlessly adapt. The system provides an audit trail of all activities within the platform, bolstering GDPR compliance efforts and instilling confidence in data protection measures.
  • As this was a live building the implementation process and maintaining security was a top priority. Action24 and ACRE worked closely with the utility provider to ensure seamless integration without compromising the security of the building. This involved careful planning and execution to minimise downtime and maintain security during the transition period.

Looking Forward

Action24’s implementation of the ACT 365 system revolutionised the security landscape for this Dublin utility provider. With modernised remote capabilities, cloud-based data, and enhanced functionalities, they now stand equipped to safeguard their assets and operations effectively.

The successful deployment of their new cloud solution allows the client to monitor activity across all sites from a centralized web-based platform and also to easily expand the system coverage around different buildings if and when required.