Access control applications

IDTECK offers one-card solution for residents' security and convenience

South Horizons Located on Ap Lei Chau on the south coast of Hong Kong Island, South Horizons is a mammoth residential complex with 33 towers in four phases.  Almost a small city unto itself, South Horizons has very complete facilities, including 85,000 square feet of gardens, a primary school, three swimming pools, a popular and elaborate clubhouse complex, and many other recreational facilities.ChallengeWith parameter fencing and security officers at access gates, entry to the residen...

South African retail outlet reduces number of armed robberies with Xtralis ADPRO system

The challengeEast Rand Retail Park (ERP) is an open mall with all retail outlets facing a central car lot. Many prominent South African retail chains have outlets at ERP: Teljoy, Hi-Fi Corporation, Mr. Price, Dischem, Corricraft and Tekkie Town. Whilst the open mall concept makes for convenient shopping and store selection, it is also an easy target for criminals. ERP were experiencing numerous armed robberies after hours. The criminals would arrive on site, armed with AK47s. They would hold up...

Gallagher takes up perimeter security for Cadbury Australia resulting in cost-savings and production control

Cadbury plc Cadbury is the second largest confectioner worldwide and Australia's leading chocolate and confectionary supplier. Cadbury holds a 53% market share in Australia giving them the number one position in chocolate with a strong presence in other confectionary. Cadbury Australia has a major manufacturing base in Melbourne, Victoria, which mainly produces chocolate bars and Easter products. The company exports products to a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region; including New Ze...

UK educational institutions select TDSi to enhance campus security systems

TDSi provides a wide range of products and systems that have been developed to allow educational establishments to enhance their security systems and realise a wealth of operational benefits. In a number of recent projects, the company's systems have been specified and installed to provide a range of security, management and control advantages. Portsmouth University The University of Portsmouth is one of the UK's most respected modern universities and home to around 3,000 staff and 19,000 stu...

Biometric IP access control from Suprema for Colombia National Police

Customer backgroundWhen it comes to citizen security, Bogota, the Colombian capital city, is the fastest developing city in Latin America. This 7-million metropolis used to be known as high-crime city.Today, due to continuous government-level campaigns and law enforcement activities, the level of citizen security has improved drastically during last couple of decades.While homicide and traffic accidents has been declined in civil security, there are arising issues in public and government securi...

Honeywell and SecureWais provide Aldermary House with remotely monitored access control, video and ‘Meet & Greet’ solution

The client Aldermary House is a modern multi-tenanted, multi-story office building located in the City of London's "Square Mile" financial district. Aldermary is part of the office portfolio of the Australian diversified property group - Stockland Ventures. The situation Aldermary House is home to eight different businesses, each operating on separate floors within the building. Visitors would buzz the intercom, be granted entry by a security guard at the main reception desk where they would...

Efficient stock control using Axis network cameras

Mission With an annual turnover of 800 million Danish Kronor, IT distributor EET Nordic's logistics centre in Ballerup is a hive of activity requiring optimum control. Every day, thousands of computer products destined for end customers around Europe are transported in and out of the enormous warehouse. In the midst of all the activity it can be difficult to avoid uncertainty and mistakes in connection with individual deliveries. Although it does not happen often, this is always a problem that...

Honeywell Security's integrated system solution provides protection for Gas Extremadura Transportista

The clientGas Extremadura Transportista SL is dedicated to transporting piped gas to the autonomous community of Extremadura. It is a subsidiary of the Gas Extremadura Group with its share capital held mainly by local businesses and shareholders. Gas Extremadura Group is responsible for distributing natural gas to 15 cities in the Extremadura region and has 680,000 metres of distribution network supplying 60,000 service points. Gas Extremadura Transportista currently has a network of 92,120 metr...

SALTO provides secure access for Servisair Cargo

One of the world's leading aviation services companies is using electronic access control from SALTO Systems to protect and secure its cargo trucking and office facilities at Manchester, Heathrow, Edinburgh and Stansted airports. Servisair Cargo operates at 31 locations worldwide, including 20 throughout the UK and Ireland, and handles 1 million tonnes of cargo per year on behalf of 600 customers. With business growing in the UK, the company wanted to improve the safety and security o...

MOBOTIX surveillance in a theme park leaves visitors with no worries about security

The jungle path winds its way through the rainforest. Around 500 different types of plants and up to 14-m high, sometimes extremely old trees grow here. The path leads past a waterfall, and a narrow footbridge spans the mangrove swamp. It is warm - about 28 °C, with close to 60 % humidity. The air is full of the scent from the plants and a concert of birdsong. The forest opens up to a clearing and provides a breathtaking view of the lagoon: dark blue water, white sand beach... A tropical pa...

Luxury Moroccan resort is secured by Siemens

In the hospitality business, most invest only in the first security level - the passive security systems which are required by law.  Very few invest voluntarily in extra security precautions and processes (those processes which perhaps see security in its wider context to also include fire safety). Although international hotel operators usually have higher standards than those prescribed by law for their passive security systems (including standards for CCTV, intrusion detection and higher-...

Milestone IP video surveillance solution provides guest safety to Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific, managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is a leading hospitality brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim, situated in key cities of distinguished destinations offering upscale accommodations and services. Continuously exceeding global standards of quality, Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts are synonymous with personalised care, encompassing a culture of subtle service and attention to detail. Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts are recognised with prestigious global accolades for consistent delive...

SALTO makes the cut at golf resort

Set on a peninsula with panoramic views from almost every vantage point, the 600-acre Lough Erne Golf Resort is the ultimate expression in old world heritage and new world luxury. Its two championship golf courses are set on the shores of Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough.The resort is designed with luxury and comfort in mind, and accommodation comprises 120 guest rooms made up of 53 hotel bedrooms, two Deluxe Suites, two Lakeview Suites and two Courtyard Suites and 25 Luxury Lodges each ex...

Dedicated Micros - banking on security in the Middle East

Dedicated Micros have had tremendous success delivering CCTV solutions to the banking sector in the Middle East, which faces a multitude of threats including fraud, theft and physical attacks on staff and customers. Across the Gulf Cooperation Council area, Dedicated Micros can count 10 major banks - in Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia - as customers, the largest has nearly 1000 systems installed. As our CCTV systems are embedded, rather than PC based, they ar...

Honeywell integrated security system with new seismic sensing capability provides ideal solution for banking sector

Honeywell's new seismic sensing capability combined with the Galaxy Dimension security solution provides a compelling new proposition for banks and financial institutions enabling them to fully protect their assets in a cost effective, user-friendly solution.  With the addition of the seismic sensing capability to its intrusion features, Galaxy Dimension now protects any high value storage units ranging from vaults, safes and fixed ATMs to more portable items such as portable ATMs, ticketi...

Siemens - ready for take-off at Bengaluru International in 33 months

After a decade-long postponement, a prestigious airport has been built in India in just 33 months. Siemens provided the new airport with airport-specific equipment as well as with safety and security technology and power supply and distribution – and played its part for the timely completion of the project.  Bengaluru (also known as ‘Bangalore'1) International Airport was constructed on what was formally a red-clay wasteland.  Following the first landing on 23 May 2008 - a...

Future-proof integrated access control solution from TDSi secures Southmead Hospital

Working in close partnership to deliver an integrated access control system for Southmead Hospital in Bristol, TDSi and Sovereign Fire and Security are implementing a modern, robust and future-proof solution.  In 2008, North Bristol NHS Trust identified the need for a new access control system to replace life-expired equipment at Southmead, with a view not only to replacing current equipment but also to developing a solution that would be suitable for the city's new £430 million...

Electronic access control system installed at Salisbury District Hospital

The existing security installation at the hospital consisted of a variety of different locking systems, including a cylinder lock master key system and numerous key code locks fitted to most of the wards. However, this was inflexible and did not give the level of security the hospital now wants to provide. The solution decided on by the hospital therefore was to remove the incumbent system of codes and key control and replace it with a modern state-of-the-art electronic access system that...

Kenyan Health Care Fund improves efficiency with in-house ID card system from HID

The challenge Health care organisations the world over are working to make their systems more efficient. In Kenya, the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) prints member ID cards in-house to reduce fraud and improve patient satisfaction. The NHIF is a government health care organisation covering Kenyans for their in-patient medical needs. Workers earning more than a defined amount must contribute to the fund through payroll deductions. Membership is voluntary for self-employed workers. The...

Xtralis provides CCTV solution for restaurant chain

The challenge With over 1000 sites, McDonald's is one of the leading quick service restaurant chains in the UK. As with many other restaurant and hotel chains in the United Kingdom, McDonald's have had their fair share of unruly patrons, gangs of youths and homeless vagrants who harass or assault staff and disturb restaurant guests. McDonald's wanted to prevent their restaurants from being favoured by these groups. They wanted to proactively protect the safety of their staff and the families th...

Concept Smoke Screen intruder security solution protects Aurum window displays

A pioneering new venture by security leaders Concept Smoke Screen and the UK's largest luxury jewellers Aurum Holdings Ltd has successfully reduced window break-ins and subsequent high value loss. Concept Smoke Screens' unique system is proven to dramatically reduce loss. Aurum is the largest luxury and prestige jewellers in the UK which brands now include Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb and Goldsmiths brands.  Aurum jewellers have been targeted during trading hours.  These...

Siemens plays major role in Barcelona’s 'El Prat' Terminal 1

Siemens has supplied the security for the largest infrastructure project created in the Catalan region of Spain in the last 20 years.  The new Terminal 1 at Barcelona International Airport (also known as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto), the second largest airport in Spain, was inaugurated on 17 June 2009, consolidating Barcelona's place amongst the most important air hubs in Europe. Siemens is one of the largest electronics and engineering companies in the world, operating in the areas of...

Vicon Video Analytics solution for Fairbanks International Airport

Vicon, working in conjunction with SimplexGrinnell, a market leader in fire and life- safety systems, has provided  Fairbanks International Airport with an  integrated video security solution. It combines a ViconNet video management system which incorporates ViconNet VI video intelligence, with access control capabilities from Software House, to create a fully integrated, IP-based solution that spans the entire airport, inside and out. Of particular interest is the use of ViconNe...

Enhancing international airport security operations with an integrated security video system

NextivaCritical Infrastructure has helped this international airport centralise its security operations and integrate its security video with information from access control and other security systems. This integration allows security personnel to be more efficient by providing a complete picture of events that occur. This robust video management solution helps the Department of Aviation proactively detect threats and share intelligence with the TSA, individual airlines, FBI, and other agencies....

SALTO Systems implement door security upgrade at Royal Agricultural College

SALTO Systemsworking together with Bristol based business partner Gem Security Centre Ltd, has implemented the replacement of mechanical key operated night latch rim locks with a SALTO XS4 electronic access control solution at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural College. Established in 1845, the Royal Agricultural College was the first agricultural college to be established in the English speaking world. As a leading university college it offers over 40 career-focussed programmes within its School...

LEGIC Security for Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

This subsequent order from Singapore was won against fierce competition. The crucial points, besides the favourable total costs, were mainly the integration possibilities which CardLink offers and the short delivery times. Since the battery is integrated in the standalone cylinder and not in the LEGICbadge, flexibility and safety are ensured although room inhabitants are changing frequently. This year, Singapore will host the first Youth Olympic Games. NTU's 6000 student homes will then be acco...

TDSi’s integrated technology helps to secure Portsmouth University

The University of Portsmouth is one of the UK's most respected modern universities.  Offering over 500 different courses, the University is home to around 3,000 staff and 19,000 students - drawn from over 100 countries.   Since 2001 a major investment programme has seen the University's estate transformed, with the construction of new buildings for both academic and support activities, and the refurbishment of many existing buildings to ensure a high-quality learning environment....

City College Coventry leads the way with converged security solution choosing HID Global’s Crescendo™ application with iCLASS®

Bringing vision and mission together The college's mission of "Responding to Diversity; Raising the Standard; Taking Education Further," was something reflected in the development and choice of a suitable logical and physical access control solution. Satel Naik, Technical Services Manager, explained that the college had not previously used access control except for a few door code locks. He also identified that there was no information technology (IT) security solution in place. Satel's vision f...

Vicon & Cortech solution protects Cleveland Police

Vicon and Cortech Developments have collaborated to provide Cleveland Police with an integrated security system for their recently opened custody suite in Hartlepool. "A custody suite places demands on systems which are very different from most security applications. It is a fast and frenetic atmosphere with the staff at the charge desk handling calls, requests, alerts, alarms, controlling points of entry and exit with the distraction of a potentially volatile and hostile environ...

SALTO access control solution plays central role in new BSF School

Nailsea School in North Somerset, a One School Pathfinder project in the Government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme has installed a stand-alone electronic access control solution from SALTO Systems. As the biggest-ever school buildings investment programme, BSF aims to rebuild or renew nearly every secondary school in England. Its role is to ensure that secondary pupils learn in 21st-century facilities and investment enabling them to do so will be rolled out to every part of En...