Lifestyle Fitness using ievo fingerprint pod for access control

October 10, 2012 - 

Lifestyle Fitness is now using fingerprint access control pods from ievo to improve its access control systems across its facilities in the United Kingdom.

The fitness center chain specializes in providing quality workout equipment and fully qualified instructors to its membership.

The ievo readers were installed in order to improve access control in terms of ease of use and quickness for members.

The previous system required members to wait until a member of staff was available to register them. The gym also had problems with members losing their membership cards, which again cost Lifestyle Fitness both time and money producing new cards.

The new system has eliminated any need for membership cards completely. Under the new system, new membership register their fingerprint upon signing up with Lifestyle Fitness. The fingerprint now acts as the identification method, replacing the traditional membership card. When the member attends the gym they simply press their finger onto the reader and this opens the first door of the pod. The member then moves into the pod where the door then closes. The member presses their finger on the second reader, where the second door opens providing the member with access to the gym.

Lifestyle Fitness currently has the ievo system installed within its Stoke, Barnsley, Darlington and Chesterfield facilities with planned installations for sites in Carlisle and Wembley.

“The new system is great,” said Gordon Hall, Managing Director at Lifestyle Fitness. “We are thrilled with the results. The system looks fantastic and our members have all expressed their positive feelings towards it. From my view the new system also eliminates non-members accessing our facilities through the passing about of gym cards from members to non members. It is a much fairer system as it means everyone there has paid. We are looking to implement this system within more of our gyms in the near future.”

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