Access control applications

Shenzhen TsingHua experiment school installed multi-functional LEGIC® smart card system

Shenzhen TsingHua Experiment School, with combined primary, secondary and pre-university, located at BaoAn District of Shenzhen, PR China, has lately installed a LEGIC technology based multi-functional contactless smart card system through TsingHua Mao Wu Co.The system services over 5,000 teachers and students, has one card issuing centre, and manages five major buildings in the campus, the Lecture Building, Office Building, Multifunctional Building, Dormitory and the Gymnasium. ...

Hospitals – a place where it’s better to be a visitor than a patient

The administrative district of Reutlingen, Germany runs the Kreiskliniken Reutlingen GmbH, with hospitals in Reutlingen, Bad Urach and Muensingen.  At the beginning of 2005, the newly built Albklinik Muensingen was formally opened.  The clinic, geographically located at the Middle Alb, has 105 beds with main wards for surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia and gynaecology. The top priority for the personnel at the clinic is to make the stay at the hospital as comfortable as possible f...

Honeywell Security Solution provided to Eon Productions

James Bond movie producers' new system includes intruder, CCTV and access controlHoneywell today announced that it's providing an integrated security solution as part of a new installation at the head office of Eon Productions - home of the iconic James Bond movies.  The busy London office will be secured with a WIN-PAK PROTM proximity access control system, the Fusion Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and Galaxy intruder alarm that restrict access at the main doors as well as on ea...

Education Security: you too can be creative...

A cause for concern. Vandalism, arson, theft, bullying and aggressions on staff, child abduction or abuses…Ultimately, it is the responsibility of primary and secondary schools or universities to ensure the safety and security of staff, pupils, and visitors to their premises.  Damaged or stolen properties and sick-days taken by teachers after physical or mental ill-treatment by pupils or parents are also costing millions to the education sector every year.But funding a security syste...

Improving security across an expanding site

Treviglas Community College - in briefTreviglas Community College is a purpose-built 11-18 compre­hensive college situated on the outskirts of Newquay in Cornwall, England, and serving more than 1,200 pupils from local villages and towns within a 15-mile radius.  The college employs a total of 128 people including teachers, administrative and auxiliary staff. Treviglas – The growth story Opened in the early 1960s, Treviglas Community College has enjoyed continual expansion over th...

Sagem Morpho selects A4Vision 3D Facial Recognition Technology for Paris Exhibition

General public enjoys first exposure to A4Vision's Biometric 3D Facial Recognition A4Vision Inc. today announced that Sagem Morpho, a Sagem Défense Securité subsidiary and world leader in digital fingerprint biometric recognition, is featuring A4Vision's 3D facial recognition technology at "Biometrics: the body identified", an exhibition sponsored and designed by Sagem Morpho and the Science and Industry Museum.  This exhibition is running at the Science and...

Renowned Swiss Bank uses high-security biometric identity control with LEGIC

Biometric methods for identifying and authenticating persons are more and more in trend when it comes to increasing security in the areas of access control, time management and payment.  Since its first introduction onto the European market in Spring 2004, vein biometrics has received increasing attention: The VP-II "vein scanner“ of the LEGIC partner RTC checks identity based on the vessel pattern on the back of the hand.  The biometric data (210 Byte) can be stored on a LE...

PowerFence™ perimeter fences that have no false alarms, deter attack and are always armed are vital in the corrections industry.

Gallagher PowerFence™ systems provide a complete deter and detect solution 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The fence secures a remote section of the perimeter that is not so easily seen from the guard towers.Perimeter Solutions for CorrectionsCorrectional Institutes are challenged to protect the public, protect their staff, and ensure a safe, secure and humane environment for offenders.  Gallagher PowerFence™ systems provide the perimeter solution to meet these requirements wi...

Biometrics: A Path Toward Security and Convenience

Biometrics help secure airports around the world, but the protection doesn’t stop there. Nathan Cummings explores the application of Biometrics further.Travel to the United States, and chances are good that at the gate, you’ll be greeted by a machine rather than a person. Like a customs agent reading a passport, these machines use physical features to confirm that you really are who you claim to be – except that unlike a person, they can’t be fooled, bribed or cajoled. Th...

HBoS. Banking on Security with IDL

HBoS has just completed upgrading their security at their sites in Halifax and Chester with help from Fastlane from Integrated Design Limited.  Following the merger of Halifax and Bank of Scotland in 2001, HBoS is the UK’s largest mortgage and savings provider. The management at HBoS wanted to create a secure workplace by limiting access to the building to authorised staff and visitors. As such an access control system and turnstiles were required. Due to the nature of the building t...

Royal Prince Albert hospital

Royal Prince Albert Hospital has come a long way it since it opened as a 146-bed hospital and received its first patients in 1882.  Over 100 years later, it specialises in cardiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, respiratory medicine, neurology, as well as liver and kidney transplants.  The 3,000 users need a robust access control solution that they can rely on in life-and-death situations. There are 70 Intelligent 4 Door Access Modules, and many 1 and 2 Door Access Modules co...

As key players in the international supply chain, ports and harbours rely on PowerFence™ systems for perimeter security.

Ports of Auckland takes security very seriously, particularly in the face of heightened international security risk."With a Gallagher PowerFence™ system installed, Ports of Auckland security measures exceed the Maritime Safety Authority's expectations."Ports of AucklandA new era of heightened port security is upon us.  Ports all around the world are implementing tighter security measures to safeguard trade and tourism, port staff, port users and local communities from terror...

Ricardo chose the Gallagher PowerFence™ system to protect intellectual property

There hasn't been one instance of attempted break-in at Ricardo since the installation of the PowerFence™ system in 1998. The Gallagher PowerFence™ system has worked for Ricardo Consulting Engineers.  In Sabine's words, "It's absolutely brilliant". For over 80 years the Ricardo Group has been a world authority in the research, design, and development of automotive power train and vehicle systems.  Today, their expertise covers gasoline, diesel and gaseous-fuelled engine...

Port video surveillance: security for passengers, property and the bottom line

“The Port of Galveston relies on Verint’s Networked Video Solution to enable security personnel to monitor unauthorised movement, security breaches and sea traffic 24 hours a day, even in low light.” -- Steve Cernak, Port Director, Port of Galveston. Steve Cernak knows that, in many ways, his port is an open door, welcoming industry and visitors into the U.S. But in today’s climate of heightened awareness, Cernak and directors of ports on coasts throughout the world are...

HID and ViVOtech deliver an end-to-end solution for secure and convenient access control and cashless transactions at merchants as well as vending machines inside campuses without major changes to existing infrastructure.

Gallaudet University is the world’s only university offering exemplary educational programs to deaf and hard of hearing students at all learning levels.  Their programs span from serving infants and their parents and continue through middle and high school.  Bachelor degrees are offered and undergraduate students also have the option of designing their own majors through a self-directed study program.  Additionally, graduate programs and doctoral degrees are offered in a var...

High-Tech Access Control System provides safety and security in advanced scientific research facility

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a comprehensive research base with its main efforts focused on high energy physics, R&D of advanced accelerator technologies, advanced synchrotron radiation technologies and applications.  Taking advantage of the multi-disciplinary research, IHEP carries out the development of new technologies and high tech products with sophisticated science and technologies like radio frequency, UHV, microwave, preci...

Sophisticated Government access solution protects City assets, preserves personal safety and ensures building integrity

City of Los Angeles public offices and employees are located in hundreds of buildings throughout the city including the Civic Center Complex -- which is comprised of Historic City Hall, City Hall East, City Hall South and the Los Angeles Mall -- as well as many other facilities across the greater Los Angeles area.  The city’s General Services Department (GSD) manages these facilities, equipment, supplies, security, communication,   maintenance and other support services for...

Smart Card System update saves time and money, increases security for University students

Murcia University in southeast Spain, founded in 1915, is the tenth-oldest university in the country. And while history and tradition are important characteristics that define the institution, the latest technology systems are required to support the approximately 30,000 students enrolled each year.  One such system is the fleet of buses that transports students around the university and between its two campuses. Challenge Murcia University’s bus fleet is owned and operated by Autocar...

Paxton Access Net2 - the right system for South Fens Business Centre

The South Fens Business Centre is a new facility.  Purpose built with a funding package of 3 million pounds.  The building is attractive with aluminium framed windows and wood cladding to part of the structure.  It sits nicely in the surrounding countryside.  Situated close to Cambridge next to the A142 Chatteris bypass, the business centre provides economically priced office space for firms keen to be near Cambridge.  It is also hoped it will attract new business and em...

It’s anchors away for Navy Base’s access control system

The munitions group at Maryland’s Naval Surface Warfare Center was in an access control quandary.  A Sign-in/out log had proved impractical and electronics were too expensive or too dangerous due to the potential of explosion.  The unlikely solution came from a nearby cow pasture.Call it bovine intervention. That’s the best way to describe the solution ESTECH, an electronic security systems integrator located in Annandale, Va., selected to solve the access control quagmire...

Belfast's Translink installed with CEM's webEntry™ security system

Translink is Northern Ireland's public transport provider and one of the largest companies in Northern Ireland with a turnover in excess of £100m.  Over 75 million passenger journeys are made on Translink services each year.  In summer 2005 Translink's new £11.4 million Belfast train cleaning facility was installed with CEM's webEntry™ security system by CEM approved reseller Fire and Security Ltd. The 170 metre long, 30 metre wide and 10 metre high train facility was...

Kirklees Council invests in tower of security strength

The ChallengeKirklees Council in Yorkshire has invested in a major new security and access control system for tower block tenants in Huddersfield. The SolutionCombining traditional analogue matrix technology with the latest digital capability, the new system has been designed to offer residents of two 16-storey tower blocks, Holme Park and Bishops Court in Kirklees, near Huddersfield, secure access to their homes.The concierge system comprises a 256-way FBM analogue matrix, 14 BX2 digital video...

Secured by the Omnicast Advantage

Uncompromising SecurityPrison systems must ensure the security of staff and the prevention of inmate escape. Considering that penitentiary institutions have a large ratio of prisoners to staff members this can be a daunting challenge.  Solutions must be intelligent and advanced to handle breaches in security while covering many different locations at one time.  Due to strained governmental resources, the system must also be cost-effective.  To meet these security requirements, sev...

CEM helps secure Port of Cork

AC2000 SE provides advanced security to Irish PortCEM Systems has supplied its AC2000 SE integrated security management system for installation at Port of Cork, Ireland.  The contract was awarded by ADT Fire & Security and will be supported by an advanced CCTV system and intercom network, part of a major contract ADT has signed with the Port of Cork to provide an advanced integrated security system.The AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) system has been safeguarding many high security faciliti...

Mitsubishi-Tokyo and Deutsche bank

Access control and in particular visitor control is a very significant concern for the finance and banking industry.  Whilst the threat of covert intruders stealing computer hardware is a legitimate concern, the damage that can be done by a an unauthorised visitor, accessing live systems could be far greater. Many financial institutions recognise this specific threat, and it was no surprise when Mitsubishi Tokyo, the large bank in the world came to AC Controls seeking an access control syst...

Contactless Smart Card technology delivers easy-to-use, one-card solution for integrated student access and security

Founded in 1926, Mercyhurst College, named one of the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, is a leading liberal arts college.  Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst’s 75-acre main campus has 50 buildings and supports over 3,500 students, faculty and staff.  In 1991, the college purchased a 100-year-old seminary for a second campus called Mercyhurst North East. At that site, nestled in the bluffs just west of the New York state...

Fujitsu announces global launch of its Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Technology

New Fujitsu Solution offers Industry-Leading Biometrics Authentication Technology for High- Security applications in Global Markets Fujitsu Europe Limited, one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals and a market leader in document management scanners, today announced the arrival of its new ‘contactless' palm vein authentication device to the EMEA market as part of Fujitsu´s global launch.  With this unique device, Fujitsu is strivin...

Retail Environments: O'Bresky Enterprises, Ltd.

OrganizationO'Bresky Enterprises has been Subway franchisee within the Minneapolis -St.Paul area for the past 13 years and currently owns and operates 16 locations.ChallengeO'Bresky Enterprises installed CCTV systems about 10 years ago but of the recorders were analog VCRs.  Tired of having to deal with high maintenance tape management unreliable picture quality, President Dan O'Bresky began his extensive research on digital recorders.   "The great thing about digital re...

CEM Kraft Complete Solution. Kraft Foods Egypt

Kraft Foods, is a global leader in branded foods and beverages, marketing many well known brands including cereals, snacks and beverages in more than 150 countries worldwide.  In April 2005, the company expanded its presence in the Egyptian market with the acquisition of local biscuit and snack-food maker “Family Nutrition”.  As part of this expansion Kraft invested resources in the Cairo factory including an upgrade in building security. As part of a complete security solu...

Cardax FT helps manage the risks of underground mining at Xstrata Copper's Mount Isa Mines

Xstrata Copper's emergency and protective services superintendent at Mount Isa Mines, Darren Bracey, says Cardax FT, as a tool, provides better control of access management health and safety systems and he wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.Tracey: "The powerful software leads itself well to integration with other third party software applications to allow better management of security, health, safety, access control and contractor management".Mines present numerous challenges when it c...