NetGuardian RTUs Provide Advanced Building Access Control For Wheatland Electric

Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. was established in 1948 as a power and distribution cooperative to provide electrical service for member consumers who could not individually provide their own power. Today, Wheatland Electric serves more than 33,000 electric meters in 19 different counties and maintains over 4,000 miles of distribution power lines across Western, Central, and South Central Kansas.

Nick Buehler and Jim Welker of Wheatland Electric
Nick Buehler and Jim Welker
Wheatland Electric Cooperative

"Instead of having multiple gate locks, we realized it would be more efficient to use the NetGuardian's building access manager."

NetGuardian RTUs and DPS Technical Support Make Accessing Remote Sites Easy
Wheatland was initially drawn to the NetGuardian for its ability to manage door access controls. "On a lot of these towers we do co-locations," said Welker. "Instead of having multiple gate locks, we realized it would be more efficient to use the NetGuardian's building access manager."

Since they implemented their NetGuardian devices, Welker and Buehler have been impressed by straightforward installations guided by a reliable DPS Technical Support. "Technical support works great for us," said Buehler. "You can just call in, get a hold of somebody, and they'll find an answer to your question."

"We just didn't know where it all meshed together," explained Buehler. "I was having problems getting the interrogator to go with the job and getting it all to go together. But after training, I have a much better understanding of how it can work."

Over the years, Welker has had consistently high quality support from DPS. "You guys have come through for me every time no matter how much trouble I throw at you," he said. "Over the years, we've gotten to have a pretty good relationship."

"There's a lot to do in that T/Mon LNX. It's pretty amazing equipment."

Factory Training Helps Wheatland Electric Evaluate Future Access Control Systems with T/Mon LNX
Buehler and Welker came out to DPS Factory Training to learn how to get the most from their alarm monitoring system. "We just didn't know where it all meshed together," explained Buehler. "I was having problems getting the interrogator to go with the job and getting it all to go together. But after training, I have a much better understanding of how it can work. It really is a very good training," added Welker.

After coming to training and handling the new equipment, Welker and Buehler are reconsidering how they want to proceed with their current systems. "After sitting through this training, we have to evaluate what we want to do and how we want to proceed," said Welker. "There's a lot to do in that T/Mon LNX, it's pretty amazing equipment."

Building Access System Diagram
Wheatland Electric uses T/Mon to monitor and control access to their network sites.

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