Working That Hind

Implemented by HealthPOS, the FM3080 Hind supports access control systems at GymNation's 11 locations.

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Product
FM3080 Hind
Industry
Здравоохранение
Application
Контроль доступа
Customer
GymNation
Partner
HealthPOS

Working That Hind

HealthPOS implements Newland EMEA’s FM3080 Hind for secure access control at GymNation.

With an average membership of 10,000 members for every one of its ten locations, GymNation is well on its way to helping the people of UAE become healthier and fitter at an affordable price-point – and they’re about to open their eleventh location this year.

With an ever-increasing membership count, it’s crucial for GymNation to maintain the gym’s security and to look after its members' well-being. Part of that is ensuring that only members can enter the gym via a smooth and secure access control system.

Newland EMEA’s partner HealthPOS, an expert in security solutions in physical spaces with leading POS hardware, smart locks and access control technologies, provided a new, future-proof solution for access control. For this solution, HealthPOS installed 42 FM3080 Hinds connected to Gantner's GC7 controllers – with spectacular results. This is how they did it.

Previous Issues

  • Tactile Biometrics During Covid

  • Privacy and data complications due to biometrics

  • Bottlenecks

  • Data not easily accessible for marketing automation

Results

  • Modern future-proof access control solution
  • Fewer bottlenecks – up to 14701 scans on the busiest day
  • Greater app adoption
  • Real-time data
  • Faster member enrollment

Consideration Points

  • Optimized for reading barcodes on mobile screens
  • IR and light sensors
  • Coating to reduce reflection and glare
  • Plug & play integration
  • Small form factor

Newland EMEA’s FM3080 Hind for secure access control at GymNation. Implemented by HealthPOS

With an average membership of 10,000 members for every one of its ten locations, GymNation is well on its way to helping the people of UAE become healthier and fitter at an affordable price-point – and they’re about to open their eleventh location this year.

With an ever-increasing membership count, it’s crucial for GymNation to maintain the gym’s security and to look after its members' well-being. Part of that is ensuring that only members can enter the gym via a smooth and secure access control system.

Newland EMEA’s partner HealthPOS, an expert in security solutions in physical spaces with leading POS hardware, smart locks and access control technologies, provided a new, future-proof solution for access control. For this solution, HealthPOS installed 42 FM3080 Hinds connected to Gantner's GC7 controllers – with spectacular results. This is how they did it.

Future-proofing Access Control: Say Goodbye to Biometrics

During the COVID pandemic, one of the challenges faced by GymNation was how to offer a secure way to access the gym. Their previous system was set up with two-factor authentication using a fingerprint and branded RFID card authentication to enter the gym. This way, lost or, even worse, stolen cards couldn’t be used, as they were linked to the gym member. While it adds to the gym's security, a faster, easier, and more intuitive solution was needed, one that didn’t rely on tactile biometrics.

That’s when HealthPOS was consulted for a new robust, theft-free access control security system that can be implemented on any scale. This is especially important for a growing gym such as GymNation, as they are opening a new location this year. Additionally, the solution should be future-proof to make room for their growth while providing a safe environment for current members.

Access Control caroussels using the FM3080 Hind

The Right Hardware as the Foundation for Operational Efficiency

The right hardware improves operational efficiency – and the best part, it doesn’t have to be hard to implement. In fact, the testing takes the longest:  HealthPOS tested a few software and hardware systems with GymNation before deciding on the rotating QR mobile access control using Gantner’s GC7 controllers and the Newland FM3080 Hind stationary fixed-mount scanner.

The FM3080 Hind is optimized for reading barcodes on screens such as mobile phones, and the scanning technology made it easy to implement. All that’s needed is to configure, which was easily done via plug & play the scanner so it operates exactly how you want it. Then they are easily wired and powered into Gantner's GC7 controllers, which are also a breeze to set up and configure. When the QR is read, the gym members get an audio and visual cue for confirmation.

Results after implementing access control with the FM3080 Hind scanner

By choosing the right hardware for access control, GymNation laid the foundation for operational efficiency leading to the optimization of processes and to new opportunities for capitalizing on membership flow and resource allocation.

From a business perspective, by knowing when and how many members enter the premises GymNation can optimize staffing and make data-driven operation, sales & marketing decisions.

Having data accessible so quickly and easily allows GymNation to better allocate resources over the day, ensuring there are always enough people to support the gym.

From a marketing standpoint, it now unlocks a new realm of possibilities in marketing automation, from reminding people to renew their membership to sending push notifications at the right time. Additionally, it has driven the adoption of the gym's app, connecting the digital experience with the physical one. For example, connecting fitness programs to a calendar app for push notifications or signing up for group sessions quickly via the app, opens up many other possibilities from a sales & marketing standpoint.

And from a user experience perspective, the solution allows for quick & smooth entry to the premises without waiting in queues, and the rotating QR codes prevent membership card theft, sharing of codes, and different forms of misuse, ensuring that only members can access the locations, creating a safe environment for both members and staff.

All leading to the most essential thing in the gym business: increased member retention. GymNation has certainly noticed these benefits. “Our locations are streamlined; we’re experiencing fewer bottlenecks and greater member app adoption.” The busiest day at just one of their locations featured 14,701 scans – all the reason to depend on the right hardware and solutions by HealthPOS.

Get Secure with Access Control

Smooth and safe access control is vital for a secure business. It will make your clients feel safe and improve operations, allowing for fast and organic business growth. On top of that, you’ll see your business increase fast by ensuring access to real-time data for accurate and fast decision-making. Get your access control solutions with the right scanning technology.

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