International, multi-site security

April 2015 Access Control & Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions

Graze is a healthy and nutritious mail-order snacks service. Subscribers tailor their orders by telling Graze their likes and dislikes and subsequently receive a monthly, fortnightly or weekly delivery in a letterbox-sized container. Founded in the UK in 2008, Graze now has three sites in the UK and one in the US with a steadily increasing workforce.

Graze commissioned Sound and Safe to advise on a complete security solution that could be implemented in the UK and US to secure their premises without numerous sets of keys.

The installer from Sound and Safe responsible for the installation at Graze was Jamie Merry. He says: “I’ve used Paxton access control for years and am very experienced with it. We specified Net2 because it suited the customer’s requirements to become keyless, whilst also being flexible and scalable for an expanding business.”

Net2 is a user-friendly and flexible networked access control system, designed to make the management of any building incredibly simple. Easy-to-use and with excellent features, Net2 access control moves beyond the basic of managing the flow of people around a building, offering benefits such as building control and system integration. The system is perfectly suited to a growing business as it’s easily scalable with up to 1000 doors on one system.

Net2 plus is Paxton’s most advanced door control unit, employing the use of PoE technology to plug straight into an existing network with no need for additional wiring. This made the graze installation quick and undisruptive to the staff and business. Graze uses the Net2 software to connect all four sides in the UK and the US conveniently to one network, controlling the system centrally in the UK, making the system easy to manage.

Since Net2 was installed at Graze, the site has been regularly updated as and when required. The site is currently running on the latest version of the Net2 software, with features such as the ability to arm and disarm the intruder alarm at the main entry panel at the front door. The benefit of this feature to Graze is knowing the building is completely secure as all external doors and delivery gates need to be shut for the alarm to be set. Graze also uses Net2’s time zone feature to monitor the movement of day and night shift workers.

For more information about Paxton South Africa, visit:, or contact Rhian Spurrier, [email protected], +44 1273 810633.

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