Access control applications

Controlling access to hospitals with SALTO Systems solutions

The challenges involved in securing a hospital are unlike those in almost any other building. Most hospitals have relatively easy access because they want to provide a welcoming environment and while this dictates that it is often necessary to allow for high levels of public access to the hospital and other health amenities, including the routes linking different departments, entry to many back of house areas and most other facilities needs to be restricted for the protection of both patients an...

Madrid's Infanta Sofia Hospital staff and patients protected with IndigoVision's IP-CCTV

IndigoVision's IP-CCTV solution has been integrated together with access control and intruder detection to provide one of Madrid's hospitals with a state of the art security system. Opened in 2008, the Infanta Sofía Hospital is located in San Sebastián De los Reyes and was built by the Madrid Regional Government as part of plans to improve healthcare services for towns in Northern Madrid. The hospital consists of several buildings on a 60Km2site with the main facilities in an 8-sto...

BBSC offers home control from anywhere with Visonic's PowerMax home security systems

Broadband Security Centre (BBSC) in the UK supplies and installs wireless systems combining alarm, safety, home automation and cameras, all connected to its alert receiving centre. As part of its broad offering, BBSC sells and supports Visonic PowerMax home security systems and the Visonic PowerLink Internet-based solution for advanced home security and control. When Visonic launched its second generation PowerLink2 solution, in May 2010, BBSC was excited to offer...

Sanford expands city-wide security installation to manage and protect newly-built public safety complex

The city of Sanford, Florida, is located less than 30 miles northeast of Orlando and serves as the seat of Seminole County. In November 2010, the city unveiled a new 75,000 square foot public safety complex housing both Sanford's fire and police headquarters. After evaluating the available options and considering the city's existing infrastructure and growth requirements, the city of Sanford decided that Genetec's Security Center unified security platform would be best suited to meet the facilit...

Large Australian bulk liquid terminalling company opts for Genetec's advanced access control solution to protect hazardous petrochemical site

Located in Melbourne, Australia, Coode Island is one of Victoria's major bulk liquid storage facilities. Supplying over 400,000 tons of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals yearly, Terminals Pty. Ltd. (Terminals) is Australia's largest independent bulk liquid terminalling company, receiving liquid products by pipeline from ships, and storing them in the approximately 70 tanks throughout the premises. Terminals shares Coode Island with other bulk liquid storage facilities. The business challeng...

Genetec's security solution on Mahwah’s campuses keep students safe

Mahwah Township Public Schools The city of Mahwah lies on the northern border of New Jersey and spans 26.5 square miles that are home to a diverse community, currently experiencing growth in both population and development. Mahwah's school district - Mahwah Township Public Schools - is home to six schools currently overseeing a total of 3450 children. The district is spread out over seven locations - one high school (with two auxiliary buildings), one middle school, four elementary schools and...

Going keyless on campus at Westminster with SALTO's Virtual Network System

City of Westminster College in the heart of London is well into an ambitious programme of redevelopment and refurbishment that will see their education and training supported by state-of-the-art facilities. The College offers around 250 full and part-time courses to over 7,000 students each year so to make the new building a success much though had to be given to the design and implementation of a robust security plan that would allow for free flow of traffic throughout the building while safel...

Safety & security focus for St. Petersburg hotel

Safety and security is very much a focus for hotels, not only in terms of guest protection, but also in terms of ensuring a safe and secure working environment for staff. All major hotel brands have addressed this need by developing their own standards. This often sees the increasing integration of security, fire and building automation to provide a more effective approach whereby all systems are controlled through one central point. This improves the capability to prevent incidents, as well as...

ACT gives out cards at Turf Moor

Lancashire-based Thorne Access & Securityhave installed access control units at Turf Moor, home of English Premier League football side Burnley F.C. Thorne chose dual door controllers and single door stations from Dublin-based Access Control Technology (ACT) Ltd. The units are in place across all main areas of the stadium including offices and media facilities, and are serving as a management tool that will be expanded on a phased basis. The football club is using both cards and readers fr...

TDSi secures RYA’s new Portland House facility

Working in close partnership with installation partner CSG, TDSi has supplied a complete access control solution for the Royal Yachting Association's (RYA) multi-purpose facility in Portland that will be the hub of performance sailing in the lead up to and during the 2012 Olympic Games and an investment in the long-term future of the sport. Portland House was built and fitted out to an exceptionally high standard and will provide accommodation and a conference centre for the Brit...

Integration provides improved security and efficiency for hospitals

As one of the world's largest healthcare suppliers, Siemens offers a modular programme for the healthcare industry. From building technology to imaging systems, from therapy equipment to IT and telecommunication solutions, Siemens' comprehensive portfolio helps customers meet their business and environmental goals. The intelligent use of state-of-the-art technologies and their holistic integration is an effective approach for the healthcare industry to meet growing demands. Without integrated b...

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network finds a seamless and secure re-badging solution

For more than 140 years, The Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) has provided impeccable medical care to the greater Philadelphia area and has earned a reputation for quality, excellence and leadership in the healthcare field. To better serve the communities of greater Philadelphia, the network split from Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia's largest healthcare system, to pursue its own independent strategic direction. As a result, Albert Einstein Medical Center changed its name to Alber...

Roebuck Castle student accommodation facility in Dublin deployed with SALTO’s smart access system

University College Dublin (UCD) has installed a smart access control solution from SALTO in its brand new Roebuck Castle student accommodation facility.This brand new Residence Hall, which opened in September 2010, is the first of its kind in Ireland and provides 133 beds of student catered accommodation. Each unit is made up of 12 single en suite rooms with a shared kitchenette, lounge and a quiet shared study room. The units are "catered" that is they include a cooked breakfast and evening mea...

HID Global provides U.S. government with secure identity and authentication products

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced it has secured an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company's OMNIKEY contact smart card readers for network authentication. The order follows a series of investments that have positioned the company to deliver one of the most comprehensive physical access, logical access and government-issued ID offerings for meeting federal agency compliance, budget, feature and reliability...

Sony network cameras are heist-proof

Retail banking is facing increasing pressure from customers, investors and other stakeholders to take a proactive stance on safety issues relating to people and financial assets. Whether it's ATM robbery or bank hold-ups, safety is becoming a key feature of corporate governance.To address these issues reliably and cost effectively, retail banks can protect their staff and assets more effectively with Sony Network Video Monitoring solutions.Small, discreet IP cameras can be positio...

Wincor Nixdorf and HID Global develop ATM and fare collection system that makes it easier to re-load cards

HID Global, trusted worldwide leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, and Wincor Nixdorf, the premier global provider of intelligent transaction and payment solutions for the banking and retail markets, have developed an ATM solution with an integrated contactless smart card reader. The jointly developed solution enables a single piece of equipment to process ATM and automatic fare collection transactions, enhancing customer convenience and efficiency.HID Global and Wincor Nixdo...

Bosch's alarm communication system installed at Turkey's TÜDEMSAS factory

Established in 1939, TÜDEMSAS (Turkish Railway Machines Industry Inc.) repairs freight and passenger wagons and manufactures freight wagons and spare parts. Its factory in Sivas, Turkey has a total area of 287,467 square metres with an additional indoor area of 96,000 square metres. The factory employs 1,500 people, making TÜDEMSAS one of the biggest industrial groups for the international railway market in the Balkans and the Middle East.Between January and April 2010, solutions suppl...

Integration – the watchword in airport security

One of the most important factors to recognise when looking at the security requirements of any airport is the vital role of integration.  If the potential solutions - be they access control, perimeter protection, intrusion detection, video surveillance or a combination of them all  - are considered in isolation, this will inevitably lead to gaps in the security provision. Command & control A central feature of this integrated approach is how to manage all the different inputs an...

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

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 provide a more general management tool. Martin Gould, Sales Consultant for ICTS, explains: "Our customer is a highly specialised company providing support se...

Port of Los Angeles leverages Nextiva IP video solution to monitor expansive waterfront

Today, one of the country's most innovative ports in terms of security measures, the Port of Los Angeles was not always ahead of the curve. Prior to 2006, the Port operated with a few analogue cameras across their expansive grounds. "We had just a few cameras run independently through an IP address operated by different departments," states Don Farrell, captain of the Los Angeles Port of Police. "There was no master plan or integration of the systems." Prior to a new security system or plan, Po...

MESSOA ANPR cameras manage access control at Ecuador's José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport

The MESSOA SCR505, an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera, has been installed at traffic entry points at the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to manage the airport's access control. The SCR505 helps security officials with round the clock surveillance keeping track of all airport traffic. Airport officials are now satisfied that both safety and security have been maximised. Standing at 50,000 sq. meters, the airport supports bot...

Grambling State University addresses campus safety with wide-scale integrated campus-wide security system

Founded in 1901 by local African-American farmers, Grambling State University (GSU) is located in the heart of Lincoln Parish, in northern Louisiana. With a selection of over 800 courses and 68 degree programs, this historical black university boasts an enrolment of 5200 students and 250 faculty members each year. On a daily basis, students, teachers, guests and an array of other staff members roam the beautiful 375-acre campus grounds and numerous buildings. The business challenge  With...

India's PEC University of Technology deploys Proxim Wireless for campus WLAN

The Punjab Engineering College (PEC) University of Technology in Chandigarh, India, has deployed Proxim's Wi-Fi mesh equipment to provide a secure wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) for its residential faculty areas. The university selected Proxim after evaluating several products and determining that adding centralised WLAN switches was cost prohibitive. As a result, they deployed Proxim's ORiNOCO(R) AP-4000MR-LR and AP-4900MR-LR products to create a dependable and secure wireless mesh network...

Facing airport security issues with various projects and solutions

Uwe Karl, BT Head of Airport Solutions at Siemens, addresses some of the security issues faced by airports Q: Can you tell us more about the security solutions Siemens has to offer? The main focus for Siemens is an integrated approach to airport security, one that seeks to recognise all the threats throughout the process rather than looking at them simply in isolation.  This means considering all the angles, from the perimeter protection of the airport through to preventing thefts f...

Building, security and communication technology for Montenegro Hotel from Siemens

Security from Siemens is at the heart of an integrated solution for Montenegro's most exclusive hotel.  The Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort in Becici near Budva required a complete security and communication package from a single source, with Siemens selected for what proved to be a challenging project. The hotel belongs to the Montenegro Stars hotel group - the first five-star hotel in the country and among the most exclusive in the entire region. It was erected on the site of...

New LEGIC based bike sharing system takes over Switzerland

If you want to get around quickly and efficiently in Swiss cities like Lausanne, Vevey, Yverdon or Fribourg, then the hassle of looking for somewhere to park or wearing out the soles of your shoes could soon be a thing of the past. An innovative LEGIC based bike sharing system is taking over Switzerland. It's no secret that if you're taking short trips in the inner city, the fastest, cheapest and most ecological way to travel is by bike. The Swiss company velopass GmbH has recognised this trend...

ICTS uses the ACTpro access control solution to secure the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground

International consultants and installers ICTS UKare securing the most famous cricket venue in the world, Lord's in St John's Wood, London. Lord's, which is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), stages two Test matches annually and this summer capacity crowds saw the England captain Andrew Strauss lead from the front as his side defeated Australia by 115 runs. ICTS has installed networkable entry controllers from Dublin-based Access Control Technology (ACT) Ltd. These units are in place at 24...

The town of Plaisir entrusts its protection to the Galaxy Dimension security solution

The client Plaisir is a vibrant town, located 20 miles from Paris in the Ile-de-France region of France. Plaisir has the seventh largest population in the Yvelines area, with over 50% of its inhabitants in work and 30% under the age of 19. The town has 1,254 companies making it an attractive and innovative hub for businesses. Its high-quality sporting and cultural facilities offer Plaisir's residents a wide variety of daily activities (e.g. Palais des Sports Pierre de Coubertin: a multisport fa...

West Edmonton Mall takes on major access control upgrade with Synergis

Genetec had the opportunity to work with West Edmonton Mall on a major access control system upgrade with their Synergis solution. The West Edmonton mall is one of North America's largest shopping and entertainment centres and is Alberta's number one tourist attraction. It is home to over 800 stores and services, 100 eating establishments and nine amusement parks and attractions.With the completion of the initial phase of the upgrade, the security staff at WEM use Synergis to protect over 70 doo...

Integration of Honeywell and SureView software allows end users to respond to alarms and events from one location

Honeywell has announced that SureView Systems has joined the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance, a collaboration that allows Honeywell to work with other manufacturers to share and integrate technology using open architecture and standards. The collaboration offers integration between Honeywell's WIN-PAK™ Pro Central Station access control software and the SureView Immix® software. Immix offers an additional level of security management to t...