Case Studies

Amthal Plays Its Part At Trestle Theatre

Amthal has upgraded security for Trestle Theatre with an access control system incorporating networked control, software and proximity ID cards, all without compromising on the historic ambience of the chapel building.

St Albans based, with a 40-year history, Trestle Theatre run out of Trestle Arts Base with a mission to inspire creativity for all through participation and dialogue.

Trestle moved into Trestle Arts Base over 20 years ago, a 100 year old converted chapel, it houses 84 (end on) to 120 (3 sides) seat flexible theatre space, rehearsal studio, cafe, offices and a meeting/function room.

Says Clare Winter, Executive Director for Trestle Theatre: “We are committed to providing a secure and welcoming space for everyone to access here at the Arts Base, so any security installed had to be carefully considered with regards its impact on our users as well as the aesthetics and architectural style of this remarkable building.

“Amthal understood this and following a thorough site survey, designed the access control system around our needs. The installation process was quick and the new system is easy to manage and ensures complete access, safety and security.  We are also safe in the knowledge it’s future proofed so that as we continue to develop the site, the level of protection can continue to grow with the facilities available.”

As the Arts Base continues to develop the quality of experience for all who visit, the site management team is also conscious of ensuring controlled access and protecting the assets of the building premises for the benefit or all who visit and work on site.

Following an initial site survey to understand the unique requirements of the site, Amthal installed a Paxton access control system incorporating an IP networked control solution, software and proximity ID cards to offer ultimate door entry and controlled access management.

David WIlliamson, Sales Manager at Amthal added: “Trestle Theatre was clear in a desire to partner with a company and develop a long professional relationship to maintain the high level of protection required at their premises, with ongoing streams of staff and visitors at all times of day and night.

“Amthal shares this vision, which is why we go the extra mile to ensuring security solutions fit the requirements of buildings in terms of functionality, flexibility, scalability and management. Trestle Theatre is also a great example of how the very latest access control solution that can be installed seamlessly in such a beautifully converted chapel building, with no effect to the architectural design.“