Access control applications

Kjell & Company updates security infrastructure with Vanderbilt’s SPC intruder alarm solutions

Kjell & Company has become Sweden’s leading home electronics accessories retailer. As part of its ongoing improvement process, it is updating its security infrastructure with the use of state-of-the-art intruder alarm solutions from Vanderbilt International. For those in Sweden and Norway looking to purchase mobile phone and tablet accessories, electrical items for the home, cables and connectors, gadgets and other components, Kjell & Company is the place to visit. A household nam...

MOBOTIX upgrades video surveillance & communication at prestigious Adelaide school

Safety at school A modern video surveillance solution installed in a school can perform the crucial task of ensuring safety of staff and students. Effective detection and resolution of incidents is combined with sophisticated access control to make it the perfect tool for the job. It also works as a great deterrent against anti-social behaviour, such as vandalism or violence. Since the advent of the MOBOTIX door station, a MOBOTIX camera can make calls and send footage to an IP video phone. Da...

ASSA ABLOY supplies security technology for Stuttgart library

The central library is the first public building to be completed in the new Europaviertel (Europe Quarter) currently under development in Stuttgart. This cube-shaped 20,000-square-metre building is thus state-of-the-art in terms of both architecture and security technology. Library security system The Korean architect Eun Young Yi designed the building envelope to feature a double façade with glass bricks and entrances on all four sides, creating the new central library as an inspiratio...

SMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance university

SMARTair™ is an access control system perfectly suited to organisations making the step up from mechanical master keys. At CUNEF, students and staff now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards. With SMARTair™, CUNEF facility managers can tailor access rights down to the level of the individual user or door. If someone loses their card, there’s no security threat. Facilities managers issue a new card and the lost card is automatically invalidated. Because there is no wiring inv...

ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® secures and monitors the University of Surrey

For one of the UK's leading science universities, flexibility is the key to Aperio® from ASSA ABLOY. After upgrading security at the Manor Park Campus with an access control system using Aperio® wireless lock technology, the University of Surrey immediately looked to roll the technology out to more sites. “The installation of Aperio® has proven hugely popular and we are already extending their use to student accommodation and looking at ways to install the solution across the...

SMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access management

Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open, welcoming space. It must work for the resident, and provide a pleasant environment to greet family and other visitors. It should be a home, in every sense. However, at the same time, managers must ensure security of the site, including its staff, sensitive data, and areas where medicines are kept. If there has been an unauthorised access attempt, staff need to know as soon as possible. When res...

Aperio® wireless locks protects patients and confidential patient data at Hospital Maria Middelares

A modern hospital demands flexible, modern, secure access control, around the clock and 365 days a year. At Ghent’s new Hospital Maria Middelares, ASSA ABLOY delivered just that. Aperio® wireless locks now protect patients and confidential patient data, as well as medicines and other valuable hospital equipment.  Securing doors with Aperio® wireless locks: Hospital Maria Middelares is a vital part of the health infrastructure in Belgium’s second largest city and must r...

eCLIQ provides flexible access management and easy installation in a hospital environment

University Hospital Frankfurt is the largest public health facility in the Hesse region, delivering medical care and education through 32 clinics and 20 research institutes. Extensive new construction, expansion and renovation in multi-phase stages have been under way since 2001. The goal is to create a flagship healthcare organisation equipped for the 21st century.As part of the overhaul, hospital managers sought a new secure locking system for a recently completed large building. They turned t...

MOBOTIX CCTV solution keeps an account of visitors and employees at leading accountancy practice

Mobotix AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of an installation of its MOBOTIX CCTV solution which is helping to protect and improve access for staff and clients at Pinfields Limited, a highly respected Midlands-based accountancy practice.Based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Pinfields has a long-established background offering high quality financial advice to small and medium enterprises since 1938. Due to their continui...

Nedap AEOS provides total control of security and risk management for banks

As a bank, protecting your integrity and reputation by complying with local laws, regulations and ethics is vital, but doesn’t need to be complex. The AEOS security management platform will help you enforce procedures such as Chinese walls to prevent conflicts of interest between departments and it it will simplify compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. You will have a range of smart AEOS functionality to hand; from Anti-Pass Back to Chief First, Response To Action, Rule Engin...

CLIQ mechatronic locking cuts time and money spent on managing vacant council properties

With crime against empty properties on the rise, public authorities aim to minimise the amount of time a council house stands vacant. However, multiple workers require access to prepare for every new tenant. Passing keys securely between all the relevant staff members is a major cause of delay. At Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC), the flexible mechatronic locking system CLIQ® helped streamline these workflows, upgrading security and saving money at the same time. Speeding up ke...

CLIQ® solves the problem of lost keys at East Africa’s largest retailer

With Nakumatt’s expanding branch and distribution network, managing the security of both stores and company inventory had become increasingly complex. The mechanical key system was cumbersome and piecemeal. Managers had little insight into who was accessing which secure areas, and when. Lost keys had become more than an inconvenience; they posed a regular and very real security risk. The cost and time required to replace locks was a further drain on the business. Tailor-made master-key sy...

Frankfurt’s Tower 185 skyscraper chooses TESA flexible wireless access control over mechanical keys

A recent 200-metre addition to Frankfurt’s skyline, Tower 185 incorporates several advanced environmental elements in its design. The original plans specified that the entire building should be equipped with a mechanical locking system. However, with repeated key loss, the management company decided to install a more flexible, user-friendly solution suited to securing a landmark new skyscraper: SMARTair™ wireless access control. Electronic cylinders To date, over 90 electronic cyli...

Dahua provides video surveillance solution for Villa d’Este hotel in Italy

The Villa d’Este hotel The Villa d’Este has been nestled in Cernobbio for almost 150 years. It was built in 1568 as a private residence and was transformed into a hotel in 1873. The Villa itself is a great example of Renaissance architecture and its luxurious rooms are located majestically along the shore of Lake Como. For years, many international awards have been bestowed upon Villa d’Este as the most wonderful hotel in the world. It has received numerous prestigious intern...

CLIQ® provides flexible future-proof locking at leading UK zoo

In 2015, Twycross Zoo launched a £55 million plan to develop its site over two decades. High on the agenda was a new access management solution to replace a mechanical master-key system that was labour-intensive to administer. The zoo’s development team worked closely with trusted security contractor Rossells to select the right system to meet their vision. They chose CLIQ®, which was initially installed at the zoo’s Gibbon habitat. This easy-to-install, intelligent mechat...

Nedap's AEOS system ensures public security at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands

‘Two years ago, I accepted the position of facility manager for Amsterdam Music Dome Exploitatie. At the time, work had just started on casting the concrete ground floor for the Dome.’ says Ruud Bongers. This was the start of a hectic period for Bongers, which has involved specifying and purchasing all kinds of equipment and furniture varying from items as mundane as tables and chairs to the sophisticated access control and intrusion detection system. In his position as facility...

Nedap’s AEOS access control system and Vitani’s Data Manager help PostNord manage authorisations centrally

PostNord needs to ensure that only the right people get access to each of their 1,500 branches. Thanks to AEOS they can now manage authorisations centrally and have reduced administration time dramatically. One central security platform In 2009, the Danish and Swedish postal companies merged to become PostNord, which is still owned by both states and also serves the rest of the Nordic region. Before the merger, each of the 1,500 branches had its own building manager who had freedom of choice i...

University of East Anglia puts its trust in Aperio® wireless access control for new student accommodation

When a leading English university sought electronic locks for its newest student accommodation block, it turned to Aperio® to extend its installed Gallagher Command Centre access control system. Energy saving wireless solutions The University of East Anglia (UEA) has relied on Gallagher access control for a decade. To extend their Gallagher Command Centre system to Crome Court—a student residence with 231 ensuite rooms separated into flats for between 8 and 13 postgraduates—the...

Nedap provides easy self-service locker access and management for University of Salford laptops on loan

Enabling self-service in a secure way In 2012, the University of Salford library decided that they needed a unique selling point to draw potential students, and also to continue the brilliant services they were providing to their existing ones. At the time, the university library was using key based lockers to store and charge their laptops. These laptops where meant for students to borrow and were issued manually by the library employees. Whilst it was the right solution for the university li...

SMARTair™ helps Spain's Red Cross provide a new office space designed around the person

Working with architect Francisco Daroca Bruño, Spain’s Red Cross sought a new Córdoba office space designed around the person, to reflect the organisation’s human welfare-related goals. The new building combines modern materials with Andalusian design principles to create a flexible workspace bathed in natural light. The main security challenge? To offer the highest levels of protection, yet remain flexible enough for 300 daily users with various profiles, including emp...

Nedap AEOS Video application increases responsiveness and security levels with limitless cameras

User-friendly Nedap developed the AEOS Video application to be easy for everyone to use. All tasks are straightforward, so the learning curve is minimised and effectiveness is maximised. The clean, focused surveillance interface gives great clarity. Operational elements are only presented when and where you need them, so there are no unnecessary distractions on-screen. The customer has a clear overview and the ability to take action quickly and effectively. Cost-effective Being based on open...

High-end component design and OEM integration make Aperio® the right choice for Hyatt hotels

A new 5-star hotel in Dubai’s Healthcare City, the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights has 464 luxury rooms spread over 34 floors. It caters to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel required a new electronic access control system for its non-public facing areas, including administrative back-office space. The job demanded premium build quality that is found throughout all Hyatt Regency properties. Key requirements included: Electronic locks that would integrate seamlessly with...

Traka offers intelligent software-driven key cabinets for one of the world’s leading luxury liners

The need for improved access control Since the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010, also known as the Kerry bill, was signed, on-board safety and security has been improved on cruise ships headed to or from American ports. Under the numerous specifications of the act were significant improvement requirements to crew member access and control procedures. The new requirements meant cruise lines needed to move fast to make upgrades, especially the lines with high demand and aro...

Aperio locks free security staff of Lund University to focus on security — not system administration

Challenge Founded in 1666, Lund University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is also one of Scandinavia’s largest: the university has a single smart access card for its 42,000 students and around 7,500 staff. The university’s Faculty of Law teaches both Swedish and international students, and sought a replacement for its own 20-year-old access control system. Solution The secret is seamless integration between Aperio® locks and Pacom’s Unison sec...

CLIQ brings flexible access rights management to Loughborough University, UK

Loughborough University’s campus has miles and miles of electrical cabling, gas piping and data communications, which demand a responsive engineering team to safely and securely maintain the day-to-day requirements of the university. The engineering suite’s master key system is the most expansive on site and required a high security solution that would also deliver a level of convenience, to ensure that administrating and managing the large number of keys and cylinders is as easy as...

ISONAS Pure IP Access Control provides educational institutions with a simple solution for safety

Challenge The Sands Consolidated Independent School District (SCISD) in Ackerly, Texas, had been operating without a security system. There were no cameras to monitor the flow of students, teachers and others coming in and out of the buildings, and there was no access control system to secure school doors. With the number of recent attacks at schools, security cameras were needed to ensure only authorised personnel were allowed on school property for staff and student safety and to deter vandal...

CLIQ locking system saves NHS nurses’ time, upgrades drug safety and improves healthcare delivery

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust provides emergency and acute healthcare to around 350,000 residents in the North-East of England, typically handling 135,000 emergencies and 400,000 outpatient appointments every year. It manages an annual budget of around £300 million. The Trust was looking for a secure locking system to control access to drug cabinets across three hospitals and for a staff roster numbering around 6,500. Key requirements included: A modern replaceme...

ISONAS paves the way to a safer fire department with Pure IP access control at Lincoln Fire and Rescue

Lincoln Fire & Rescue (LF&R) in Lincoln, Nebraska offers an all hazards emergency response service including fire and emergency medical services with professional personnel on staff. Each member is sworn to protect the lives and property of all Lincoln city residents. The fire department promotes life safety through public education, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials, and by developing and enforcing ordinances and fire codes. Currently, the fire depart...

Helsinki’s energy supply is in safe hands, thanks to the CLIQ® locking system installed at Helsingin Energia

Challenge Helsingin Energia is one of Finland’s largest energy companies. It supplies around 400,000 customers with electricity, covering about 90 percent of the heating needs of the national capital, Helsinki. The company required a secure locking system suited to a large and dispersed workforce: Helen Oy has around 1,250 employees and 2,600 contractors, with ever-changing access requirements. Key requirements included: High levels of security to ensure reliability of energy supply,...

AxxonSoft Intellect PSIM platform provides unified security system at Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH in Poland

The IT field is booming – drawing both big dollars and increasing crime. Digital theft is on the upswing, making reliable security more critical than ever for research facilities. In the last year, AxxonSoft and its technology partners have implemented a number of major security projects at scientific and educational institutions. One of these is integration of an AxxonSoft-powered security system at the Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet AGH in Krakow, Poland. Academic Computer Centre Cyf...