Access control applications

Constance opts for n-tree® multisite solution, with LEGIC access control cards

The Lake Constance thermal baths spa opened its doors at the end of July 2007.  The new baths now boast a sauna wing, thermal baths and an outdoor pool which together provide a water surface area of over 3,000 square metres which invites guests to swim, bathe and relax.  BGK Bädergesellschaft Konstanz, a subsidiary of the Constance public utility company, operates the Lake Constance thermal baths and all the other swimming pools in Constance. In 2006, n-tree installed a multisite...

SALTO locks down ExCeL London with Comfort smartcard electronic locks

The capital's premier exhibition venue ExCeL London is pushing ahead with an ambitious upgrade programme, installing advanced electronic access control technology from SALTO Systems to improve their on-site security control.Located just five minutes from London City Airport and close to Canary Wharf and the Docklands Light Railway, ExCeL London is the capital's largest conference and exhibition centre offering an impressive 90,000m of display space.  It is home to 8 out of 10 of London's to...

PAK Supermarkets welcome Dedicated Micros' CCTV of the future

PAK Supermarkets, Europe's largest Asian supermarket chain, and a favourite for ethnic cuisine lovers across the Midlands, is benefiting from the latest NetVu Connected CCTV technology developed by Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - and installed by DM Fusion installer Security Direct.Since opening in April, PAK Supermarkets' new £7 million store, based in Washwood Heath, Birmingham, has been attracting a plethora of shoppers from as far afield as Leicester and Banbury.  With a vas...

Austrian ski resort's thermal baths is equipped with Legic state-of-the-art chip-in technology

LEGIC provide state-of-the-art chip-in technology.Après ski in the thermal baths; both these leisure pursuits can now be combined very conveniently at the Bad Kleinkirchheim resort in Carinthia, Austria. The operators of the mountain railways and the Roman thermal baths have now opted for a hitherto unique access control solution which uses the very latest transponder technology to link up two different leisure worlds. Here, the slogan: "From the piste to the thermal baths" is t...

Flexible access control solutions at the Gloucestershire College with LEGIC

  Kaba Elolegic C-Lever solution installed at Gloucestershire CollegeWith a wide product range including mechanical, mechatronic and electronic access control systems, Kaba has not just introduced its standard solutions but has created bespoke products specifically for the education sector.Gloucestershire College, formerly known as Gloscat (Gloucester College of Art and Technology) is one of the UK's largest further education colleges and offers an array of education and training...

ioimage Intelligent video appliances slash crime rate at Japanese condominium complex

Revolutionary video analytics deters theft by publicly projecting real-time footage of tracked suspectsioimage, the pioneer of intelligent video appliances designed for simplicity, announced today that its intelligent video solution has been implemented in two 14-storey apartment buildings each housing 400 families in Tokyo, to prevent theft and criminal activities. In a ground-breaking application of video analytics, images of suspicious people are projected onto a large screen on the buil...

Siemens land major systems scheme design contract at Heathrow airport's new passenger terminal

Airport owner BAA has agreed a £3.6million contract with Siemens Building Technologies to design the entire information and communications system for the planned new Eastern Terminal at Heathrow.Heathrow Eastern Terminal will replace Terminal 2 and the Queen's Building and will be used by the Star Alliance, the global group of more than 20 airlines. Siemens, as Master Systems Integrator (MSI), is responsible for the end-to-end delivery, from concept design to operational readiness of the I...

Siemens Building Technologies provides integrated solution for Moevenpick Hotel in Frankfurt

A whole range of products from Siemens Building Technologies (BT), including a fire alarm system and 1,200 Sinteso fire detectors, have been utilized as part of a ‘single-source' solution for the Moevenpick Hotel in Frankfurt.Integration and interoperability are an essential focus for Siemens Building Technologies and this was clearly in evidence in a project which saw Siemens fulfil a brief for a life-cycle approach to implementing a full electrical and building automation package.Siemens...

SelectaDNA technology supports the regeneration of a Middlesbrough housing estate

A regeneration scheme and a new theft deterrent programme using DNA will transform a housing estate in Grangetown, Middlesbrough.The housing association, Coast & Country Housing, is upgrading Grangetown North  to a more modern, community through the improvement and rennovation of over 340 properties. The association has also purchased hundreds of Selectamark's SelectaDNA forensic marking kits for use as part of a ‘clean up' operation on the estate. The scheme is being supported by...

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies launch 'National School Safety Study'

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that it kicked off a strategic alliance with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) on June 4, when its 14,000 members receive an e-blast from the association asking them to complete a ‘risk mitigation assessment' developed by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  The results of the assessment will be rolled up to create the first-ever ‘National School Safety Study', which is anticipated to have subs...

Canadian Bureau of Investigations and Adjustments selects Genetec’s integrated solutions for new corporate office

  Genetec is pleased to be in partnership with an integrator who values their pioneering qualities of IP security technology such as CBIAGenetec recently announced that the Canadian Bureau of Investigations and Adjustments (CBIA) has purchased and installed Genetec's integrated access control and video surveillance IP solutions at their new corporate office in Montreal.  The Canadian-based company, which offers various security services such as protective, investigative, electroni...

Taiwan Bureau of Consular Services selects Cognitec for its ePassports initiative

Cognitec Systems, a leader in face recognition technology and systems, today announced that its FaceVACS technology has been selected by the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of Taiwan as the core face recognition software for its ePassports initiative.Cognitec face recognition software is integrated within the CryptoMetrics VisMatch solution that is utilized to confirm the identity of passport applicants.  These biometric solutions utilize scanned passport applicant photos, processed to In...

Bahrain Financial Harbour has Fastlane Glassgate speedgates installed

Fastlane Glassgate speedgates from Integrated Design Ltd have been installed as part of the security solution covering the US$ 1.5 billion Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH).  A first of its kind development in the region, BFH is a highly focused, committed and advanced financial environment spread over 380,000 square metres of prime seafront property in the centre of Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.Limiting access to only authorised staff and visitors at these sites was a key consideration when sp...

CEM Systems furnishes the £76m Trafford Centre complex with CEM® AC2000 SE access control system

CEM® Systems, a leading access control brand of Tyco International, announced recently that the UK's new £76 million Barton Square shopping complex has chosen its CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) access control system to provide security for its 200,000 square meters of shopping space.  Advance Integrated Systems, an approved reseller of CEM products, installed the powerful system.  The state-of-the-art Barton Square shopping complex is linked to the UK's award-winning Traffo...

Zebra® card printers play a vital role in preparation for Angola's 2008 elections

Zebra's P640i card printer has been used to register eight million Angolan voters using biometric data, ahead of the first elections in the country for the past 16 years. The printers were used in mobile registration centres set up in each of the country's 18 provinces.  The identity of voters was verified, and biographical and biometric fingerprint data together with a digital photograph, were printed and encoded on the card. In all, 700 P640i secure ID printers were supplied over an...

CEM and ADT to secure Glasgow's new £100m hospitals

CEM Systems, a leading access control brand of Tyco International, announced recently that Glasgow's new Stobhill and Victoria hospitals have selected CEM security solutions to secure their new, state-of-the-art £100m facilities.  The contract, which was awarded in collaboration with ADT Glasgow, includes the industry-renowned CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) security management system.As part of a prestigious public/private sector partnership project, the new ambulatory care hospital...

Dedicated Micros DVRs installed in security upgrade for support services provider at London Luton Airport

With security the number one priority for UK airport operators, technology is continuing to play a key role in meeting strict government guidelines.  A recent system upgrade at London Luton Airport by ICTS (International Consultants on Targeted Security) has demonstrated how the latest digital security solutions, including Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) from Dedicated Micros and associated NetVu ObserVer software, can be used to extend the capability of a system across multiple users to pro...

Prince William County turns to VUANCE's Compass for increased electronic access control security

VUANCE Ltd., a provider of innovative Radio Frequency Verification Solutions, including active RFID, electronic access control, credentialing and incident response management, recently announced that Prince William County is using its Compass system to provide increased electronic access control security in select buildings.Over a year ago, Prince William County Buildings and Grounds Office determined a need to provide increased access control security in select buildings including two police st...

Alpro towers over the competition

Property developer Bruntwood operates a large portfolio, and amongst the current projects in hand is the initiative to convert large multi story tower blocks into multi occupancy quality buildings.When security was needed on fire exits they turned to the Alpro Hardware Division of IEC Limited to solve the problem.  Installing ES7000 series hooklocks proved to be the answer both in terms of security and aesthetics.The small and compact ES7000 hooklock is easy to install and once installed si...

REMI Companies build top security into metro New York luxury residences with Milestone IP video surveillance

REMI Companies of Hoboken, New Jersey, have developed an upscale residential site for high-end luxury living, making the clientele feel safe in an effective but non-obtrusive way, to be protected in a newly refurbished neighbourhood of New Jersey, just minutes from New York City.  During construction, they also wanted to show investors and project managers the progress on the job site.  To do this, REMI is using Milestone XProtect from Milestone Systems open platform IP video managemen...

Major Middle East oil company chooses Bio-XK Series from BQT Solutions for their biometric access control requirement

BQT Solutions Ltd (Europe) are pleased to announce that a major oil company in the UAE has chosen BQT's Bio-XK Series solution to meet their stringent biometric access control requirement. The Bio-XK Series combines three technologies to ensure the very highest standards of security: triple (3) DES (Digital Encryption Standard), biometric fingerprint scanning and programmable key pad function.  This means triple protection. The Bio-XK biometric unit incorporates DESFire fingerprin...

ABLOY products offer quality and durability to hospital security

High performance access control products have been at the heart of the security and safety regime at Ninewells Hospital, located on the western outskirts of Dundee, since it opened in 1974.  Today, over 57,000 doors at the hospital, which is part of Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust and serves 400,000 people in Tayside and the North East Fife region of Scotland, are fitted with an ABLOY product.As the hospital expanded, local locksmith Lock Shop & Security Services met the security...

Meesons develops bespoke staff security for Manchester Airport

Leading security doors and screens installation company, Meesons, has drawn on its 20 years of experience in access control to implement the UK's first iris biometric access control portal.  The bespoke solution has been designed and fitted for controlling and monitoring staff access to restricted areas at Manchester Airport. Working with HumanRecognitionSystems Ltd (HRS) and CEM Systems - a provider of fully customised security management solutions, Meesons has played a critical role in t...

Bosch's BIS keeps Erlich Protection Systems safe - and serves as a demo

For more than three decades, Erlich Protection Systems, Inc. has provided a variety of loss prevention and life safety systems for customers in the greater Detroit metropolitan area.  When the company wanted to upgrade the security system at its own 8,000-square-foot facility, it turned to Bosch. Erlich needed updated security, access control, and video surveillance capabilities to protect its assets, employees, and the facility itself.  With an integrated system, Erlich could als...

United Utilities renews locking suites framework agreement with Abloy

United Utilities and high security locking and access control solutions provider Abloy UK have signed an innovative framework agreement covering the sourcing, supply and pricing of parts for Abloy locking suites installed across the utility company's water and wastewater treatment sites, pumping stations, water towers and reservoirs in northwest England.United Utilities Supply Chain Solutions Buyer, Kerry Hill, explains, "We renewed this framework agreement with Abloy to build upon the valu...

Morse Watchmans delivers proven solutions to lock & key vulnerabilities in educational facility

The school installed 5 KeyWatchers and Perkins is pleased with online monitoring Key control system solidly recommended in testimonials If keeping track of your car keys or house keys can sometimes be a challenge, imagine what it must be like to have responsibility for the day to day management of hundreds of keys, all coming and going and being used by a multitude of individuals. But if you ask this question of Bob Perkins, Director of Safety and Security at the Southern...

LEGIC solution provides total control at Le Bouveret Aquaparc

The Aquaparc, in Bouveret on the shores of Lake Geneva, is Switzerland's largest water leisure centre and a major tourist attraction.  Recently Compagnie des Alpes, the owner of the facility, commissioned Valimatic Engineering SA, Kaba and its partners to provide a cash point solution that would fully manage every cash point throughout the park.The challenge in this project was to guarantee that the existing 1,000 lockers with LEGIC technology could be refurbished, and to incorporate them i...

Schlage biometric HandPunch time clocks save Tahlequah's HR Director's time and effort

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that the City of Tahlequah in Oklahoma is using eleven Schlage HandPunch 3000 terminals to track and manage the city's 129 employees.  Eight of the hand geometry terminals reside on the city's network, while three remote locations use dial-up mode to transfer time and attendance data from the HandPunch time clocks directly to the HR Department."Having the HandPunch terminals working in tandem with our Novatime time and attendance...

Panasonic iris readers speed travellers through security as part of Clear®

The BM-ET330 Iris Reader from Panasonic System Solutions Company is being deployed in Clear kiosks at airports around the U.S. as part of Clear®, the airport security fast-pass system operated by Verified Identity Pass, Inc.®.  Clear was developed to help speed frequent travellers through security checkpoints, typically in four minutes or less.  Clear, which is already available to 100,000+ members at 14 airports across the country, utilises biometric data in the enrolment and...

Siemens' integrated danger management approach marks a first for Algeria

Siemens Building Technologies has supplied and installed a danger management system to protect a series of refineries and harbour dockside areas in the port of Algiers.The installation for petrol refinery specialists Naftec saw a Siemens MM8000 danger management station used to manage a range of different sub-systems which contribute to the protection of two harbours and three refineries - Alger, Arzew and Skikda.  MM8000 provides a clear and concise method of dealing with an emergency situ...