HammerTech and Irongate partner for seamless construction site access

Tim Dickeson, Director at Irongate Solutions

Construction software company HammerTech and access control specialist Irongate Solutions have announced a partnership that will significantly enhance site efficiencies and safety for construction clients, while solving the “lost security pass’ problem forever.

The deal will see Irongate’s access control tech integrated with HammerTech’s safety and quality operations platform, providing team members with faster site access using a range of high-tech solutions like RFID, QR code, facial recognition and smart pin code technologies.

What does the integration mean for the industry?

Combining the tech of the two companies also eliminates the need for employers to maintain a separate access control database, saving project teams at least an hour per day. Access data is populated into the HammerTech system while approved worker data and completed site inductions are recognized by Irongate’s tech to prevent unauthorized site access.

Commenting on the partnership, HammerTech CEO and Co-founder, Ben Leach remarked: “One of the great advantages of HammerTech’s platform is the way it integrates with third party offerings, meaning we can connect with best-in-class solutions such as Irongate’s access control technology to reduce friction and improve productivity for our clients.”

“The integration will save clients hours each month thanks to the pairing of databases, while providing greater visibility of site activity. Check-ins and check-outs of all workers are automatically logged in the HammerTech site diary, giving managers an instant, accurate view of site activity without any manual intervention. And at worksites adopting the cardless access options, workers will never have to worry about forgetting their security pass again.”

Commenting on integration, Irongate Solutions director Tim Dickeson said: “The partnership and integration between HammerTech and Irongate allows two complementary systems to further increase the productivity and safety of worksites and save time for site teams.”

“By joining our systems, the platform syncs data instantaneously, and as new workers come on site they are quickly added to the system. Our combined tech removes a large part of the labour-intensive manual processes of site inductions which contribute to project efficiencies.”

What are customer’s thoughts on the integration?

The partnership has already been rolled out on numerous construction sites across Australia, including a number of Mirvac, Toga, ADCO, Taylor and Richard Crookes projects.

Mirvac HSE Operations Manager Scott Djuricin said: “Having access to both HammerTech and Irongate tech has given us robust access solutions, through the physical infrastructure and database connectivity. This has allowed us to streamline accurate numbers on the project, whether for deliveries or for large groups of people who need to visit the site at once.”

“The live reporting means we have an accurate picture of the number of workers on a project at any given time, with this information readily accessible from our HammerTech dashboard. Ultimately this will allow us to complete our work more efficiently, which will enable more time allocated on other priorities,” Scott Djuricin further commented.