Access control applications

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...

Zoo visitors use the LEGIC<sup>&reg;</sup> technology at Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo, Canada's premier zoo, serves over 1.2 million visitors a year and operates a very busy parking operation with over 250,000 vehicles using its parking lots each year.Toronto Zoo selected LEGIC's secure contactless smart cards in order to alleviate long parking lines as visitors attempt to enter the zoo.  The reusable cards allow the zoo to audit the number of visitors and collect their parking fees when they exit the zoo, giving them the ability to park quickly and begin their d...

Morse Watchmans’ access control system installed at Thomson Reuters

Morse Watchmans’ system secures company’s assets with improved key control and ultimately reduces liability Company profile Thomson Reuters, the global information company provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the media, financial services and corporate markets. Through Thomson Reuters.com and other digital properties, Thomson Reuters also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. Thomson Reuters drives decision making across t...

Integrated IP-security by IndigoVision protects new courthouse

IndigoVision's IP Video CCTV system is providing the technology behind a Fabricom-GTI integrated security solution for the new courthouse in the Belgium city of Ghent.  This innovative project integrates CCTV, video-intercom and access control into a single IP-security system.  By using the IP Video system to provide fully featured video-intercom facilities IndigoVision has created a truly scalable and cost-effective solution by eliminating traditional intercom switching hardware.The n...

Siemens capability on show in Bucharest head office

Siemens Building Technologies' integrated approach to fire safety and security has been illustrated in a project to protect the premises of a leading international insurance company.Siemens SRL Romania installed a SiPass access control system, integrated with a Synova fire detection system, allowing all doors to open automatically plus provide control of the building's elevators in the event of a fire, in the Bucharest Head Office of Generali Asigurari SA.  In addition to the access control...

Midland Borough School deploys Brivo ACS for student and staff protection

Brivo Systems, LLC, the leader in Web applications for access control and security systems, announced recently that Midland Borough School District in Midland, PA, has installed the Brivo ACS WebService™ access control system at its elementary and middle schools.  ADT Security Systems, Inc., specified and installed the Brivo system. Prior to installing Brivo, Midland's classroom doors opened to the outside, and the back and loading dock doors were unlocked at most times. "There w...

Morse Watchmans' key management system helps the staff relax at Florida resort

The Shores Resort & Spa is a stylish and luxurious retreat in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Their approach is to offer impeccable service that will refresh and relax their guests.  Every aspect of a visit to The Shores is meant to be completely stress-free.  For this reason, when The Shores needed to install a comprehensive access control system for key management, their choice was Morse Watchmans."We have been using Morse Watchmans' KeyWatcher since early 2007," said Jam...

Repton Preparatory School finds hidden benefits with Paxton Access Control system

Repton Preparatory School (also known as Foremarke School) has used a Paxton Access Control system, supplied by Norbain SD, to help improve secure access to classroom blocks.  The system is saving them time and money, and has also provided them with a new way to measure time and attendance.Repton is a fully co-educational school with a strong boarding ethos and is home to 600 pupils.  Established 450 years ago, it has established a strong tradition of distinguished alumni in...

Kaba at the 2008 Olympic Games

On 08.08.08, the Olympic flame will be lit in Beijing's National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest".  The expected arrival of 91,000 spectators will be regulated and controlled by 138 Kaba turnstiles.  Kaba won this prestigious contract in the face of tough international competition. When the Summer Olympics are opened in the People's Republic of China on 8 August 2008, Kaba will be at the party.  The National Stadium, popularly known as the "Bird's Nest", is...

Aprimatic Harrier rises to the challenge

When Tilbury Container Services invested in a new computerised check-in system, they set a specification for the vehicle barriers which very few gate automation manufacturers could aspire to.With a constant stream of vehicles accessing the site, the barriers would be expected to work 24/7.  Fibre Options Ltd, who had supplied and installed the site's CCTV fibre infrastructure, were therefore asked to recommend barriers that could reliably withstand a continuously high workload.After extensi...

Cost savings through automated solutions with MOBOTIX camera technology and Axxteq's number plate recognition system

Compelling technologyAt the start of the last century, when the Fendt brothers began building their first tractors in the forge set up by their father, Johan Georg Fendt, they made a commitment to create technical solutions that would be as cost-effective as they were reliable.  In 1930, they built Europe's first small tractor, with a 6HP engine, mounted plow, and independently-driven mower.  With the Fendt ‘diesel horse', the small and medium-sized farms had their first financi...

CardSmith selects Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies as access control & security provider

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that the company has become the preferred access control and security provider for CardSmith, which supplies colleges and universities with complete one-card transaction management solutions.  CardSmith not only supplies campuses with card system technology for a host of on- and off-campus applications, but also manages the complexities of the resulting card system and program operations.  To complement its card-based service suit...

Kaba revise Gloucestershire College security

One of the greatest challenges for any educational establishment is balancing the need to create an open and stimulating environment that encourages learning, whilst ensuring that the people and equipment within are protected from the threat of theft, vandalism, physical attack and abuse.With a wide product range including mechanical, mechatronic and electronic access control systems, Kaba has not just introduced standard solutions, but has created bespoke products specifically for the education...

Giving the Northern Ireland prison service a helping hand

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' widely used HandKey hand geometry readers have been installed throughout the Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland.Before installation, the prison had to rely on guards with keys at every access point to monitor pedestrian traffic.  This system was not only expensive but meant that prison guards could not be used elsewhere should they be needed.  The decision to install HandKey biometric technology has provided many benefits: the automated system i...

Gemalto to provide Yemen’s national electronic ID system

Turnkey solution includes 10 million cards to be rolled out for the parliamentary elections in April 2009Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that it has been selected to deliver the electronic ID cards solution commissioned by the Ministry of Interior of Yemen for the next national elections.  Under the contract, Gemalto will implement the whole solution including enrolment processes, creation of a secure biometric national registry, maintenance, local support, tr...

Schlage Biometric HandPunch provides easy clock in/clock out for Community Hospice

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that Community Hospice is using Schlage HandPunch terminals to record time and attendance information at its multiple locations throughout the greater Modesto (Calif.) area.  Depending on which of the locations are reporting, attendance data is transmitted via TCP/IP network or dial-up."Previously, our timekeeping was done manually, relying on handwritten time cards and then calculated," reports Elaine Orozco, payroll clerk for...

Fastlane plus secures 12 Arthur Street in the city

12 Arthur Street, a multi-tenant building in London, has recently installed Fastlane plus turnstiles from Integrated Design.  The building is home to many prestige companies, including Prudential and Vanquis Bank that needed to be protected from unauthorised entry.Arthur Street Management Company, who looks after the building needed a solution to protect the clients in the building, and create a safe, secure workplace for staff and visitors.  As the system was to be installed covering...

St. John’s College High School rolls out Brivo OnSite SE™ to meet specific demands

Brivo Systems, LLC, the leader in web applications for access control and security systems, has announced that St. John's College High School in Washington, DC, has deployed the Brivo OnSite SE access control system in key locations throughout their 27-acre campus.  eVigilant of Arlington, VA, specified and installed the Brivo system.St. John's, an independent school with 1,100 students and 150 staff, formerly used a standard lock and key system.  The SJC Administration sought improved...

APT Skidata upgrades London Stansted's parking capability

APT SkiData (part of APT Controls), the UK's leading parking systems business, has further extended its work for London Stansted by installing the very latest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology at the mid-stay car park to enhance security and further improve the speed with which pre-booked visitors to the airport can access their parking. Giles Parry, Technical Director for Meteor Parking which manages the mid-stay car park, explains, "Meteor integrated our eparking.uk.com...

BT Redcare: Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals

The RequirementHeatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust is an acute trust based in east Berkshire.  The Trust has two main hospital sites, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park in Slough, and four subsidiary clinic sites.  It has initiated a series of security measures aimed at improving security for patients, staff and hospital visitors.  Kay Loudon-Bruce, Head of Security at the Trust explains, "The genesis of the security system was in 1999 when we had had a number...

The Village at Breckenridge deploys Brivo ACS with new XML data integration capabilities

Brivo Systems, LLC, the leader in Web applications for access control and security systems, today announced that The Village of Breckenridge Homeowners' Association (HOA) is employing the new Brivo-developed OnPark™ online parking reservation system to improve parking management, increase revenues to the HOA, and enhance security.  The new OnPark system uses Brivo's XML Application Programming Interface (API) to connect with the community's existing ACS WebService™ online access...

With Siemens Building Technologies Security Products, Raysil keeps pace with growth at Rathbones

Presented with the challenge of installing and adapting security systems to keep pace with the sustained business growth of Rathbone Brothers Plc (Rathbones), one of the UK's leading providers of investment and wealth management services, security expert Raysil has chosen to rely exclusively on equipment from Siemens Building Technologies Security Products.The most recent phase of Raysil's ongoing work for Rathbones was the completion of a contract for entry control systems at the organisat...