Project: Visitor management made simple at the headquarters of the Indonesian Tax Authority

The new headquarters of the Indonesian Tax Authority has been equipped with an access system from Kaba. The system ensures a complete picture at all times of the number of people in the building, so can help save lives.

The tax department is one of Indonesia’s most important arms of government. Around 2,500 people work at its new, 25-floor high headquarters. In addition, 500 visitors a day enter and leave the building. In order to give the building management staff better control over the flows of people, this year Kaba, working in conjunction with the firm PT Datascrip, installed an HSB-E11 access system. This solution provides a very modern system for controlling and monitoring visitor and staff access. In total, the solution comprises 18 barriers: six in the lobbies for access to the elevators, four sets of two barriers at the entrances to the stairs, and another two sets of two in the elevator area in the underground car parks.

Everything under control

Staff gain access to the building using their own badge. All they need to do is pass it over a reader and the security barrier will open. Visitors, on the other hand, need to go to reception, where they are given a ticket which also needs to be passed across the barrier’s reader. This means the building management staff know at all times how many people they have in the building.

This information can help save lives if there is a fire, for instance. After all, Indonesia has one of the world’s highest incidences of earthquakes. Fires are not unusual after an earthquake, and can claim many lives because the destruction wrought on infrastructure like the roads can hinder swift deployment of the fire brigade. This means that smooth and, above all, complete evacuation is essential. The building’s fire alarm system is coupled up to the Kaba access system. As soon as an emergency is registered, all the barriers open automatically. Visitors and staff can then be counted off at the fire assembly point to ascertain whether anyone is left in the building.