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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Tauira (students) choosing to study at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa each year.

The Challenge.

Educational institutions create a unique challenge when it comes to implementing a security solution. Their open design provides a welcoming environment that fosters learning and offers a community atmosphere, yet at the same time they need to provide a safe learning environment and prevent unauthorized access to restricted buildings.

With sites at more than 120 locations in 80 towns and cities throughout New Zealand and over 30,000 tauira (students) enrolling each year, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of the country’s largest tertiary education providers.

Their existing system was struggling to cope with the demands of a distributed site, with any network issues leaving the system unable to communicate and posing a significant security risk. The interface would often become slow and unresponsive, making management difficult and leaving operators powerless.

The search was on to find a robust solution that provided management from a single location. Enter ProtegeGX...

The Solution.

The flexibility and features offered by ProtegeGX have proven to be the perfect fit for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Now installed across more than 20 sites, the system has proven to be robust, reliable, and easy to use. Built with scalability in mind, it is ideal for enterprise wide installations that span large geographical areas, while providing cost effective expansion options for future growth.

The extensive feature set combined with the intuitive and user friendly interface, makes for a simple yet powerful solution. Seamless integration with the Geutebrück DVR system allows CCTV footage to be displayed directly from ProtegeGX, providing a cohesive all-in-one solution and powerful real time incident management.

Status pages are used to provide a live graphical view of what is happening in the system, and the comprehensive reporting capabilities enable operators to easily obtain detailed and relevant event information.

When internet or network usage is high there is no noticeable difference in performance, ensuring security and access is not compromised, and providing a much improved user experience.

Geutebrück is just one of the many systems that integrate with ProtegeGX. With 35% of ICT staff dedicated to Research & Development, a significant effort goes into making the system intuitive and easy to operate, and additional integrations are being added on a regular basis.

"Over 35% of our staff are committed to research and development, with an emphasis on making systems that are intuitive and easy to use."

 Damon Standish, General Manager, ICT

The Products.


ProtegeGX is an enterprise level integrated access control, intrusion detection, and building automation solution with a feature set that is easy to operate, simple to integrate, and effortless to extend. The modular design and scalable licensing model makes ProtegeGX suitable for everyone – from small single door systems right through to large multi-national corporations.

ProtegeGX DIN Rail System Controller

Built to match the unparalleled scalability of the ProtegeGX Software, the DIN Rail Controller is the central processing device responsible for the control of security, access control and automation in the ProtegeGX integrated system.

Protege DIN Rail 16 Input Expander

Each Input Expander extends the number of inputs on a system by 16, enabling monitoring of a wide range of EOL capable or open contact sensors for security and building automation purposes.

Protege DIN Rail Mini 2 Reader Expander

Each Reader Expander extends the number of reader inputs on the system by 2 (4 if using multiplex mode), the number of zone inputs by 8, and the number of PGM outputs by 8, to provide flexible access control, area control and alarm monitoring.

Protege DIN Rail 8 Output Expander

Featuring 8 high current Form C relays, the Output Expander is used to extend the number of outputs on the system and provide flexible and structured control of lighting and automation systems.

Protege DIN Rail Intelligent Power Supply

Provides 12VDC power, ideal for running security, access control or automation devices, along with large numbers of Protege network powered modules in the same installation. A continuous source of power is maintained with the inclusion of intelligent battery backup charging, optimal level maintenance and seamless switch on AC failure.

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