Our client, a global consulting firm, had a worldwide estate of C.CURE 800 access control systems across 55 sites.
With manufacturer support for C.CURE 800 ending in 2019, QCIC was engaged to convert an existing C.CURE 800 system to C.CURE 9000. At the same time, a global standard DNA would be applied and unnecessary data cleansed.
Strategy/process taken during the project
A hardware change freeze was established and hardware reports from the C.CURE 800 system were gathered. Commissioning sheets were automatically generated via QCIC smart tools for all 91 panels and 701 readers, applying the global DNA to all hardware naming/configurations. These commissioning sheets were run through the automation process to create the system configuration files that were then imported into the new C.CURE 9000 server.
All clearance data was extracted from C.CURE 800 and presented to the client in the Door to Clearance Matrix for analysis where required. This matrix was then uploaded to the Door to Clearance tool to create configuration files for import into C.CURE 9000. Personnel data was then extracted from the C.CURE 800 system, and cleansing criteria was applied to remove duplicate and obsolete credentials.
A live HR feed had been configured within the new C.CURE 9000 environment and all cleansed personnel data were then imported into the C.CURE 9000 server by means of matching the HR records feed. Sites were then migrated overnight. Onsite support was supplied to carry out any required firmware upgrades on local controllers and to repoint the controller to the new C.CURE 9000 server. This strategy allows QCIC to ensure that no unexpected obstacles occur prior to or during implementation to the live environment.
A QCIC engineer monitored the progress via the C.CURE 9000 head-end, and carried out testing on all doors to ensure a successful migration. The end result was a significantly cleansed system in an up-to-date C.CURE 9000 environment, with all head-end configuration realigned to follow the global standard DNA.