Access control applications

'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...

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...