With Paxton10, we were able to provide simple access control in combination with mobile access via the Paxton Key app. It was simple and easy to achieve with this new system.Lorenzo van Emmerik, Video Systems Expert, Ricor Security
The owners, Willem-Jan Stoker and his brother, have had a passion for sport and fitness since a very young age. In 1971 their father Jan-Willem Stoker, started one of the first ever fitness clubs in the Netherlands. Willem-Jan said: “I was born and raised in the gym and have been working in the industry for 30 years now.”
Prior to the Paxton10 installation, Stoker Fitness members could only use the facilities during regular opening hours, when the building’s supervisors were present. The gym industry is changing, and according to Willem-Jan, the current trend is for members to have flexibility and more time to exercise at their own convenience. This means that gyms are now expected to be open 24/7, and they need to have a security system which monitors and secures the facility and equipment without the gym’s employees present.
To update their security system, Stoker Fitness contracted Ricor Security. The company stands for quality and excellent service, with a forward-thinking approach to technical development.
Supervising the gym outside of regular opening hours when there are no employees scheduled to work was the biggest challenge according to Willem-Jan. He explained: “In order to open up your business to members without being physically present requires safeguards in place.”
The primary requirement was to give members access via their smartphone. At the time, this solution was not available in the market, Willem-Jan said: “With the help of Ricor Security, we have been looking for a solution that will allow members of Stoker Fitness to access the gym easily, without the need for our staff to be present.”