Senior Care Center Seamlessly Migrates to IP Access Control with Tyco Security Products

Vancouver Island healthcare facility uses Kantech EntraPass Security Software and KT-1 Door Controllers with its existing infrastructure for a speedy transition to IP-based access control

WESTFORD, MA — November 1, 2016 – Tyco Security Products has announced that Kiwanis Village Lodge, a care facility for seniors in Nanaimo, B.C., has selected a new IP-based access control system from Kantech that features one-button door controller enrollment and the ability to leverage the facility’s existing infrastructure to ensure continuity of services to the lodge’s residents.

With help from local systems integration firm, Securco Services, Inc., Kiwanis Village Lodge chose Kantech’s KT-1 Ethernet-ready door controllers for their ease of use, cost-efficiency and ability to be integrated with the facility’s existing access control infrastructure, including wiring, access card readers and card reader racks. The one-button enrollment feature of the lodge’s KT-1 door controllers kept installation time down, resulting in minimal impact to facility operations.

“Securco’s integration team had the controllers up and running in a matter of minutes,” said Shawn Simmons, Manager of Support Services for Kiwanis Village Lodge. “It took less than a week to migrate our legacy system to the new EntraPass IP-based access control system. We are very pleased with the project’s timeline and our ability to maintain our residents’ quality of life throughout the transition.”

Kiwanis Village Lodge chose intuitive and user-friendly Kantech EntraPass Security Software to manage the new access control system. The lodge’s staff uses EntraPass to control access to all doors from their workstations and employs the software’s live view feature to monitor the doors’ functionality and to get status updates. The scalability of EntraPass gives the lodge the freedom to extend the reach of its new Kantech system to include other buildings in the future, as the needs of residents change.

Kiwanis Village Lodge is a four-story complex care facility within Kiwanis Village, a six acre campus catering to seniors requiring various levels of support and accommodation, offering independent living, supportive living, assisted living and complex care to its residents. Kiwanis Village is working with system integrator Securco Services, Inc. to add additional door controllers and to extend EntraPass to include other buildings in the community.


About Kantech

Kantech access control solutions from Tyco Security Products are now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Kantech access control technologies are ready to use right out of the box, and provide solutions that are compact, and easy to use for smaller businesses while scaling to meet the needs of larger businesses. Kantech solutions can easily link to American Dynamics video systems and DSC alarm panels to provide an integrated, holistic security solution. To learn more about Kantech products, visit

Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.