Ellams Improves Security With Matrix‘s Integrated Access Control Solution For Their Manufacturing Plant Based In Nairobi, Kenya

Project Highlights:

Ellams, a leading manufacturer and supplier of telephone Ellams Pic (1)scratch cards based in Nairobi, Kenya, required a foolproof security solution, integrated with access control and video surveillance for their manufacturing unit. Matrix provided Ellams with an Integrated Access Control Solution with Card based Entry and Exit Readers.

About Ellams:

Established in the year 1977, Ellams primarily started off as a Security Documents Printer and Business Forms Manufacturer. In the year 2001, Ellams started off with the new venture of developing Telephone Scratch Cards for local telecom and cellular operators. Ellams has two manufacturing unit based in Nairobi that supply secure pre-paid scratch cards to Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern Africa. Security being crucial for Ellams with respect to its manufacturing unit, the company was on a look out for a vendor who could meet the below mentioned requirements.


  • Dual verification of credentials at main entrance

  • Allow entry or exit of a user in an employee zone if a guard is present in his cabin

  • Guard can leave his cabin only if no employee is present in an employee zone

  • After getting access, check whether user actually enters in premises or not

  • Access control in each department

  • User should not be allowed in a department, if the number of people present exceeds the pre-defined limit

  • When a user enters an area, the event should be recorded till he leaves the area

  • Generate alarm on violation of access rules

Solution Offered:

  • Web based access control solution with card based entry and exit readers

  • Integration with beam detector for checking user availability in an area after entering the premises

  • Man-Trap feature to open one gate at a time

  • Matrix watch over feature allows access to employee if guard is present in his cabin. Guard can leave his cabin only if employee zone is vacant.

  • Occupancy control to ensure defined number of people are allowed in the respective zone

  • Camera is switched on when people are present in a respective zone and switches off in the absence of staff

  • Instant alarm notification to take immediate action upon violation of access rules


  • Improves security with integrated solution

  • Real-time alarm notification helps take immediate action upon violation of access rules

  • Ensures the guard continuously monitors entry and exit of employees


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