Access control applications

Alpro device equips Shires Shopping Centre

Shires Shopping Centre in Trowbridge have recently completed a refurbishment of the centre and opted for the use of Alpro "Impressionist" pull handles manufactured in stainless steel to suit their exact handle size requirements. As an independent manufacturer of Alpro pull handles, Alpro are able to offer both high quality finishes and bespoke handles to suit all kinds of commercial applications. The company offer a range of finishes including nylon and powder coating and keep standard col...

Paxton’s Marine reader seals the deal for Net2 at Riviera Maritime Media

System user - Riviera Maritime MediaType of system - Paxton Net2 PC based systemType of site - Commercial officesEstablished in 2001, Riviera Maritime Media (RMM) is a rapidly growing media company. They grew from an initial partnership, formed in 1997 to buy and publish the "Speed at Sea" journal. RMM is now a global company supplying up-to-the-minute maritime data to the commercial shipping world. RMM's Managing Director, Steve Labdon, knew he wanted to have an access control system...

Fighting fire with fire - security smoke screens

Criminals today always appear to be one step ahead of the security measures employed to prevent break-ins, raids and thefts. Physical security is destroyed, CCTV deceived and alarms ignored. Question: what solution is there to stop organised gangs committing these crimes? Answer: Concept Smoke Screen's security smoke systems. Can't see it? Can't steal it! Robberies within the banking and finance sector (in and out of hours) are by their very nature fast, targeted and violent and the best way of...

When you don’t want to gamble with your safety

Being able to relax at a resort in your free time entails feeling safe. That's why the Spirit Mountain Casino, located in the state of Oregon in the USA, wanted to ensure the quality and reliability of its surveillance system as it started to expand in early 2007.  Network challenge The gaming facility planned to enhance its complex with an array of event/entertainment centres, conference rooms, and administrative offices as well as a youth centre, all of which would encompass more than 1...

Cannons Health Club turns to Alpro for access solution

When the need arose for Cannons Health Club to ensure a DDA solution for its main entrance doors for its outlet in Northampton, they turned to Alpro (part of IEC Ltd.) to provide an access solution that fitted the bill.Two sets of external aluminium doors were automated by the use of Alpro "Swift" automatic door operators, along with all the necessary key switches and accessories to complete the project. The doors open and close upon command and the management of the health centre are...

Palacio do Gelo, Portugal’s premier shopping outlet, implemented a surveillance solution from Sony

Originally built in 1996, the Palacio do Gelo is one of the largest shopping centres in Portugal and in 2006 underwent a complete renovation with sports, health and conference facilities, in addition to the traditional collection of stores. The renovation sought to create a retail hub in the developing area of the country, aimed at increasing the size and the number of services offered by the mall while improving the retail experience for customers. Hundreds of additional staff were employed and...

Miss Universe organisers select iCLASS® Contactless Smart Cards for pageant

"With only 10 days to print the tickets before we had to start selling them, we were impressed with the excellent re-transfer printing quality and efficiency of the robust Fargo printers: An average of printing two cards with all the security features in just three minutes," customer said.With the escalating attendance and press coverage of the 2008 Miss Universe competition in Vietnam, and the expected attendance of more than 18,000 spectators, the organization's top priority was to i...

Kings Cross and St. Pancras station reconstruction areas secured by Alpro

During the major reconstruction and refurbishment of Kings Cross and St.Pancras stations Alpro (part of IEC, Ltd.) were called upon to supply high security access control products to compliment the developments. Alpro supplied solenoid bolts and 8 bit keypads within the development to ensure that areas not open to the public were protected at all times. The Alpro HID prox keypad is a virtually indestructible keypad with a HID reader offering the security industry the best of both worlds. Couple...

Public transport company Arriva chooses the only IP-based solution on the market to meet its security needs

Arriva is one of the largest private companies operating public transport in the Netherlands. It operates both bus and rail services across different cities. Arriva runs approximately 900 buses and employs 2,500 people in the bus business and in recent years, has become one of the leading players in the European passenger transport market with parent companies in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and other countries across Europe. Being at the forefront of its industry, Arr...

TDSi’s access control solutions help X-Pand comply with the DfT’s requirements for regulated agents

Access control specialist TDSihas completed a wide range of installations in the transportation sector across the world - including ports and terminals, as well as freight and distribution centres. Amongst the company's most recent projects is the design and installation of an access control solution for X-Pand International Freight Limited, undertaken by Index Security Systems Ltd, one of TDSi's installation partners, in August 2009. Established in 2000, X-Pand is one of the UK's leading inte...

Xtralis ADPRO video security system protects hospital staff

The challenge Hospital car parks are typically very busy, especially during visiting hours. Late at night they become lonely, poorly lit areas, tempting assaults, vandalism and theft. Staff on night shifts often have to rely on security guards to escort them to their vehicles, therefore leaving other areas unattended. The cost of having additional security staff on hand might be tolerable for larger hospitals, but is not an option for smaller or regional facilities. The concern that security s...

Alpro helps Olympus Osyris and the NHS improve blood transfusion safety

When technology giant Olympus Osyris developed in conjunction with the UK National Health Service an integrated suite of component modules for improving blood transfusion safety, they turned to Alpro (part of IEC Ltd.) to provide electronic locking to store and track the units of blood.The system known as "Bloodtrak" ensures the right blood is given to the right patient and has been proven in hospitals around the world. Each fridge and blood safe is locked by an Alpro cabinet lock and...

TDSi provides access control solutions to wide range of hospitals

Integrated access control specialist TDSi has delivered a wide range of projects in the healthcare sector.  The company's systems have been developed with the needs of users, building managers and installers in mind, delivering powerful access control, as well as full integration capabilities with other building management systems.The company's systems have been in operation at the University of Bristol Healthcare Trust since 1995.  In hospitals across the city, over 550 doors are secu...

IDTECK’s biometrics system eliminates security concerns of SNUH Clinical Research Institute

SNUH Clinical Research InstituteSince its establishment in 1885, Seoul National University Hospital has been one of the nation's finest medical facilities. One of the many excellent medical research departments in SNUH, the Clinical Research Institute is the first specialised organization for clinical research in Korea. The operation units in CRI include 3 research wards, 6 outpatient clinics, pharmacy department, clinical laboratory/core lab & serum bank, analytical/pharmacology lab, Pharma...

‘Hospital of the 21st Century’ shows integration as the way forward for healthcare

Against a background of significant budget cuts and a demographic shift towards an aging population (in the Western world life expectancy is approximately seven years higher than it was 50 years ago), a major challenge for the healthcare sector is to reduce costs without compromising on the quality of treatment and care.  Integration is fast becoming the watchword in healthcare as it is in many industries when it comes to building solutions.  Whether it is a hospital, an out-patients...

New integrated video- and intercom-over-IP solution for Düsseldorf Fire and Rescue Service

The Düsseldorf fire and rescue service replaced its ten-year old video and intercom systems with a new integrated video- and intercom-over-IP solution from manufacturers Geutebruck and Schneider Intercom (also known as Commend International).  The system links twelve fire stations via the existing municipal IP network and serves two functions.  Some of the cameras monitor the emergency call points outside the fire stations which the public can use to raise the...

Axis improves carbon-footprint with new security solution from HID

The search for greater energy efficiency Green initiatives and reducing carbon footprints are at the top of many organisations and according to the Carbon Trust Organisation, by simply switching machines off after use or turning the heating down in warm weather, a real savings of energy can be made. Just reducing energy usage by 20 percent could add as much as the same amount to your profits as a 5 percent increase in sales. Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video, is on...

TeleEye CX784 video recording server widely used in a UK-based largest bank

One of the UK-based largest banks in the world has recently specified TeleEye CX784 video recording servers for its ATM sites, including self-banking centres all over the Asia Pacific region.  They have commenced the installation in Hong Kong and the project will be continued in other Asia Pacific countries. Some of the main reasons for selecting TeleEye CX784 are listed in the following: 1) Efficient compression Our proprietary SMAC-M compression in CX784 is proven to be...

Multi-layered solution for Austrian shopping centre

Multi-layered security is becoming an ever-increasing focus for retail operations worldwide as they seek to combat crime which can have a significant impact on profitability.  A new shopping centre in Austria has demonstrated how an interoperable approach, combining video surveillance, access control and intrusion technologies, has been used to address loss prevention.  The centre, which features some 83 shops and restaurants over an area of almost 40,000 square metres, is operated by...

The University of the West of England benefits from TDSi technology

Access control specialist TDSi has completed a wide range of installations in educational buildings worldwide.  The company's systems have been developed to deliver powerful access control, as well as full integration capabilities both with other building management systems and a wide range of proprietary software used in the education sector.The company has worked with a number of universities in the UK, including the University of the West of England (UWE), where it has been supplying a r...

The Law Society - Alpro judged to be the best

In order to comply with the new Disability and Discrimination Act 2004, the Law Society building at Chancery Lane, London installed a disabled person's lift. To ensure safety and switch control, Alpro hardware supplied TB25 key override solenoid bolts, from their extensive range of access control products. This allowed the door of the lift to be secured and the lift to be summoned when required.Alpro Hardware offer a complete range of access control products and door furniture and together with...

The wind of change protected by Siemens in Spain

Siemens has recently completed a comprehensive and fully interoperable security solution for a wind turbine and blades manufacturer in the south of Spain, whose primary objective is to generate a type of sustainable energy that benefits both society and its stakeholders. The wind turbine manufacturing company was established in the south of Spain to focus on environmental and technological advancement in wind power. With more than 20,000 square meters of installations, it is one of the most pre...

Paxton Access’ market leading Net2 access control system now secures Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club needs no introduction. With 330 million supporters world wide, its fame has spread well beyond the borders of the UK. As one of the founding members of the UK premier league, its home stadium at Trafford Park has almost iconic status with the club's fans.The stadium has a capacity of 76,000, so security and the safe movement of fans on match days is of paramount importance. Entrance to the ground is controlled via turnstiles, while departure is facilitated via a s...

TDSi delivers access control solution for Storage King

Access control specialist TDSi is working closely with Storage King, one of the UK's fastest growing self storage operations serving both business and the general public, to install a tailored access control solution at each of the company's sites. The first complete installation is now in operation at the company's Tyseley site in the West Midlands and is already delivering key security and operational benefits to the management team. Historically Storage King had employed conventional intrude...

Gallagher Perimeter Security System secures Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland takes security very seriously, particularly in the face of heightened international security risk. "The Gallagher perimeter security system adds another layer of defense that has proved invaluable in the protection of this diverse site." Ports all around the world are implementing tighter security measures to safeguard trade and tourism, port staff, port users and local communities from terrorism and trans-national crime. Ports of Auckland is no exception. As part of a...

ZeroEyes provides their proactive protection to the staff and students of Klamath Falls City Schools

ZeroEyes, creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, announces that its solution will be implemented by Klamath Falls City Schools to offer proactive protection for students and staff against gun-related threats. ZeroEyes’ A.I. technology is being layered on top of the schools’ existing security cameras, where it will identify brandished guns and dispatch alerts to safety personnel...

Boon Edam secured entry solutions proven to mitigate risk and maintain compliance at data centres

Boon Edam Inc.’s secured entry solutions are proving effective for risk mitigation and regulatory compliance at essential data centres around the world. Layering Boon Edam secured entry solutions at all data centre perimeter entry and exit points and critical internal access points provides the strongest possible physical security measures to mitigate against unauthorised access. Physically secure access points “Data centre managers are tasked with three critical respons...

Anviz FaceDeep 3 in scheduled buses of MME in Doha Qatar

The Ministry Of Municipality And Environment (MME) in Doha Qatar has nearly 100 scheduled buses for transferring employees and officials. In recent years, transportation costs are increasing, and managers need to ensure only employees could get on the designated buses. It is also a good plan to maintain employees’ health under COVID-19.  Challenge However, although the bus driver is easy to manage, and the time of buses is simple to schedule, it is not enough to reduce the cost and...

C2 Series strengthen access control for a safe high school campus in Singapore

Presbyterian High School is a 57-year-old school in Singapore and was initially known as Li Sun High School with only 150 students. Presbyterian High School is a sprawling campus of 3 hectares and has more than 1200 students and staff members. This campus stands out as a striking landmark in Ang Mo Kio and is a choice school for many.  Challenge As schools grow in size, the security risks increase. To ensure the safety of students and faculty and to prevent outsiders from entering t...

Major oil pipeline project in Africa entrusted to Senstar

Senstar, a provider of sensing and information management solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a major oil pipeline project in Africa. The project will reinforce the security of a major pipeline. Perimeter intrusion detection system “Senstar will provide a comprehensive perimeter intrusion detection system with the aim of equipping multiple sites with innovative fibre optic technologies. Together with local partners, we will...