Access control applications

SCA Packaging, Aylesford

SCA Packaging is a leading provider in Europe of customer-specific packaging solutions with emphasis on state-of-the-art design and local service close to customer facilities.  SCA Aylesford is part of the Southern Region of SCA Packaging UK & Ireland and supplies industries such as consumer goods, produce, fmcg (fast moving consumer goods).  All products are produced from renewable and recyclable materials.  The Aylesford plant was opened in 1930 and the site also includes th...

Paxton Access trusted to safeguard the Sterile Services Department - King George Hospital

The Sterile Services Unit at King George Hospital is responsible for cleaning, sterilising, checking, packing and distribution of hospital theatre and other equipment.  Their area spans Barking, Havering and Redbridge hospitals NHS trust.  TSSU also provides services for many private clinics and hospitals in the area.  The unit is extremely busy and in early 2005 the building was extended.  As part of the refurbishment project Jim Harold, Security Manager for Barking, Haverin...

Handkey II Access Control - The no-compromise security solution is at hand

The Handkey II system provides a high security solution at a price which compares to many card based systems.  With Handkey II your hand is your card, allowing access only to authorised persons without having the hassle of a key or a card.  By eliminating the card you reduce the administrative cost, increase security and eliminate the worry for users and administrators about having to keep track of a card or key. Real security Saves money over card based systems Fast and easy to use In...

Videx helps put safety first for householders

Videx Security has supplied over 200-door entry systems for a Care and Repair Project run by Stirling Council, which sees Stirling's older people, are benefiting from a new £400,000 home security scheme.  This was initially set up to provide homeowners over the age of 85 with security products to make them feel more secure in their own home.  Each home in the scheme is individually assessed and besides the Videx video security door entry system, homes may also be fitted with smok...

Anti-Microbial Plastic protects Ingersoll Rand Recognition Systems new biometric HandPunch reader

Advanced Plastic Technology reduces spread of micro organismsIngersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that it is using an advanced plastic technology to reduce the spread of micro organisms from people using its new GT Series biometric HandPunch readers for time and attendance applications.  HandPunch readers take a three-dimensional reading of the size and shape of a hand to verify the user's identity in less than one second.  A special silver-based material, using Bio...

LEGIC® in the Sierra Nevada Mountains - a Gantner locking system for the top ski resort in North America

The ski rooms in one of North America's largest skiing areas have been fitted with electronic LEGIC locks from GANTNERThe winter sports paradise of Northstar on Lake Tahoe on the border between California and Nevada belongs to Booth Creek Resorts, a private company employing 6,400 people.  Booth Creek Resorts is comprised of six giant winter sports resorts in various American states, with a total of 75 ski lifts and 2.2 million visitors annually.  With its excellent piste condition...

Honeywell helps leading European airline streamline and simplify for higher security

EasyJet saves with Honeywell Access Control at 15 European locationsHoneywell today announced easyJet, Europe's leading low-fares airline, will gain cost savings and efficiency without sacrificing security - easyJet's No 1 priority.With its upgraded access control solution and integrated ID card system, easyJet is replacing a number of stand-alone access control systems that had become outdated and could no longer accommodate the changing requirements of a growing business.  And, it...

Paxton Access Net2 specified for Worcestershire County Hall

Worcestershire County Hall was built in 1977.  The building has three connected parts.  The central section is the main reception and public areas, which include meeting rooms and a restaurant.  The two wings house the offices of the many services, crucial to the operation of the council.  County Hall is home to the Council Chamber and the offices of the main political parties.  This is a large site that needs to combine security while remaining welcoming to the public w...

The University of Technology and Economics in Chur opts for multi-functional campus card

Students and also professors and staff at the College of Technology and Economics in Chur (HTW Chur), Switzerland, are profiting from the contactless LEGIC smart card in the form of a student and staff ID.  This has brought their identification IDs into line with the very latest state of the art, and also gives them many advantages besides the visual ID.  Thanks to the solution realized by EVIS AG and Kaba AG, the HTW Chur is placing new trails in both student and staff identification,...

Siemens Building Technologies Security Products gets to the Heart of Radio Security

BackgroundHeart FM is one of the Midlands' most popular commercial radio stations.  From its studios in a courtyard just off Birmingham's busy Broad Street, it serves a weekly audience of some 778,000 listeners across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, with a core target audience of 25 - 44 year olds.Like all media outlets, it needs to have tight security - especially due to its central location, which offers an open face to the public.  This makes strictly controlling access to all,...

Modern port and harbour security

Efficient Pedestrian And Vehicle Access Control Certified According to ISPSThe port installation at Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) received International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS-Code) certification on July 1, 2004.  This code encompasses a wide variety of internationally binding measures designed to improve port safety. Similar to airports, for example, the approximately 600,000 ship passengers passing through Lübeck are required to go through a security gate...

Norbain helps ASDA ensure warehouse security with new Access Control system

When ASDA, the UK's second largest retail chain, decided to install an Access Control system in their stores, they had some specific requirements.  They wanted to use the Mifare Smartcards already carried by their staff, and the system needed to be flexible and simple to use.  City Building and Engineering Services (CBES) were brought in to handle the job and spoke with Norbain about supplying the most suitable solution.Previously, there was no Access Control system in place at the...

The Porsche Arena and the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle use CES locking systems with LEGIC® technology

"No key leaves the building!"An events centre, which is the only one of its kind in Germany, is currently being created in the west of Stuttgart.  Here for the first time, it will be possible to use two connected halls - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and the Porsche Arena - either individually or together for all types and sizes of events.In order to adapt the events and the available space to the greater demands placed on capacity and comfort, safety, flexibility and multi-function...

Chubb chooses integrated solutions from Vision Systems

Highlighting the value of an enhanced product offering boasting a Millbank voice response systemVision Systems is pleased to announce another successful collaboration with leading security and fire protection services provider Chubb who specified integrated systems solution for both The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and The Welsh Assembly Building in Cardiff.Underlining the success of Vision Systems recent acquisition of Voice Alarm specialist Millbank, the system designed by Chubb's Sco...

Driven by the highest standards

Only ADPRO FastTrace meets renowned BMW dealer needsAfter an extensive tender process, BMW Park Lane - one of the world's most prestigious car dealership groups - has selected Vision Systems'  ADPRO FastTrace as the security system to guard its high-profile London sites.The tender was won by security systems provider Intruder International plc, who proposed ADPRO FastTrace as part of a major integrated CCTV, access control and intruder detection programme across the car dealership's six sit...

'Riders in the Sky' stay safe with RSI HandReaders

Ben Gurion International Airport improves security and expedites travel with Recognition Systems HandKey® Ben Gurion International Airport increases security, expedites travel with Ingersoll Rand's Recognition Systems HandKey® "Tighter security expedites air travel, and more efficient operations help make our airport one of the world's best." - Israel Ben Haim, Managing Director, Ben Gurion International Airport Summary Ben Gurion International Airport improves s...

Rotterdam Port controls entry with a biometric security system

"Combining smart cards with biometric identification at the Port of Rotterdam has reduced cargo handling time significantly and increased security levels." - Helen Thomas, international sales manager, Recognition System Summary Europe's largest container port strengthens security and speeds cargo handling with biometric access control systems. Business Need The Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest container port and a major international industrial and transportation hub, shipped or pro...

SignHear signature verificaton system by Sign Assured

The SignHear signature verification system is the patented ground breaking technology developed by Sign Assured Ltd.  The SignHear system like no other uses the sound of your handwritten signature to verify your identity.  The traditional methods of comparing the images of signatures are both insecure and costly, though the acceptance by customers has kept it alive well past its sell-by date.  What SignHear bring to the market place is a system, which is low in cost, high in robus...

New SKIDATA contactless combi card combines the two worlds of SKIDATA and LEGIC®

SKIDATA AG and LEGIC Identsystems Ltd jointly announce  the market introduction of a SKIDATA Combi Card.  The new contactless ‘keycard iso combi LEGIC advant' combines the SKIDATA access solutions with the wide choice of LEGIC advant all-in-one-card applications.  It will increase services and convenience for guests and partners in tourist destinations. The new SKIDATA card offers two combined areas on the same chip.  The SKIDATA area supports their access applicati...

Tradition Financial Services chooses Win-Pak access control solution from Honeywell Security

Honeywell today announced that the WIN-PAKTM access control system has been installed at Tradition UK Ltd, a global leader in the brokering of financial and non-financial products, to ensure a high level of security and fast access for authorised personnel at their London offices.  The implementation was managed by, NSI Gold installers West London Security. Maintaining security has always been a high priority for Tradition, which operates several offices in London.  Mark Heneke, Tradi...

Safe and secure into the World Cup final

Preventative measures in and around the Berlin Olympic StadiumWorld Cup 2006 means an increased operations level lasting several weeks for the security agencies in Germany.  Over 3 million football fans are expected at the 64 matches between 9 June and 9 July. Players, fans and journalists should feel secure while hooligans, terrorists and thieves are to be kept away.  This is why the twelve German World Cup stadiums have been equipped, at the cost of millions, with CCTV tech...

HID Global addresses RFID virus concerns

RFID viruses pose no threat for Access Control applications"RFID is a broad term that encompasses everything from simple devices that contain a few thousand transistors and feature little or no security to contactless smart cards which are tiny computers that contain several million transistors and incorporate military grade security," said Peter Lowe, Chief Technology Officer for HID Global, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security indu...

British Airways upgrades to latest CEM software release

New AC2000SE® Version 5 software and smart cards for BA  British Airways has completed a major software and hardware upgrade to the existing CEM AC2000 access control system installed at British Airways buildings throughout London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports.  The focal point of the upgrade is the new customised Version 5 software for AC2000 and the introduction of smart card technology.  Flying to more than 550 destinations worldwide, British Airways is the UK's largest i...

Gallagher PowerFence™ system protects Quick-CPS Delivery's valuable property

The PowerFence™ system from Gallagher Security Management Systems has exceeded Quick-CPS Delivery's expectations.  There has not been one single attempted break in since its installation. "This is an investment that my company simply cannot afford to do without." Quick-CPS Delivery When retail giants such as The Gap Clothing Company, Blockbuster Video, Warner Brothers Studio Stores and Kmart Clothing Company want their goods delivered as efficiently, economically and as safely as...

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...