Access control applications

Delta Scientific's barricades and crash-rated bollards stop truck bombers at various US Embassies

In 1998, at the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a crash-rated, moveable barricade prevented the attacker’s vehicle from entering the rear compound of the building and, thus, reduced the loss of lives and damage to the facility. Unfortunately, they were not used at the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya when it was bombed the same day. However, by September of that year, 14 barriers, including moving wedge barricades and crash rated bollards, were shipped to these two embassies.  At t...

HID Global’s pivCLASS Registration Engine enables FEMA to register PIV cards for its employees and visitors

Challenges The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides the foundation for disaster planning and response in the United States when local and state government agencies require support. Now part of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA’s headquarters is in the heart of the nation’s capital, bustling with activity, and is considered one of the busiest federal facilities. The Washington, D.C. office is visited by hundreds of people each day, with a high number of cross-o...

Traka’s intelligent solution installed at Marchwood Power Station, UK

The commercial success of any power plant depends on its ability to manage operational risks and provide continuity of supply. For Marchwood Power Limited, tackling the issue came in the form of installing more efficient and secure infrastructure. Marchwood Power Limited operates a £380million state-of-the-art natural gas-fired combined cycle (CCGT) power station developed by ESB International and Scottish and Southern Energy, adjacent to the River Test near Southampton. It began generat...

HID Global’s multi-factor authentication solution for secure internet and mobile banking secures mBank Poland

HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that mBank, a leading Polish Bank (owned by Commerzbank), has successfully deployed HID Global’s ActivID DisplayCard Tokens. The tokens provide mBank’s corporate banking customers with an advanced, multi-factor authentication solution to securely access their internet and mobile banking accounts. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, mBank is amongst the pioneers for corporate banking services in the country....

DVTEL’s Latitude NVMS deployed by one of Europe's largest financial institutes

A multi-national banking group with over 950 branch offices worldwide is one of the largest financial institutes in all of Europe chose DVTEL’s Latitude NVMS for its surveillance solution. This institution needed to update the legacy video surveillance solution so video was easily located within minutes of an incident. It needed synchronised audio and video to better investigate alarms. With more ATM robberies and “cluster” crimes – criminals learning from one another a...

Nedap’s access control system AEOS optimises freight registration process at Geberit Group’s Logistics Centre

The Geberit Group is Europe’s market leader in sanitary technology and has a global approach with active representation in 41 countries. Its products are innovative, long lasting and eco-efficient. And these are exactly the properties Geberit expects from its security system. Geberit uses SAP as its main system for handling business processes and customer relations. “It’s extremely important for us that other systems can be integrated into SAP, because we want our employees to...

SALTO RFID locks installed at Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Murata Power Solutions is a leading supplier of board mount power electronics to manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, data management systems, industrial controls, transportation electronics, energy systems, and more. The company has recently upgraded its security technology with the installation of SALTO RFID locks at its Mansfield, Massachusetts, site. Background When the global electronics innovator, Murata Manufacturing Corporation, acquired the Massachusetts-based Power Electron...

Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher chosen for fleet management by Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati serves the wastewater removal and treatment needs of Hamilton County, Ohio. The Sewer District uses a variety of vehicles and equipment, including vans, bulldozers, cranes, service trucks and cars. Operation of the equipment involves a total of 180 keys, used as needed by the district’s 150 or so employees. Keeping up with keys A KeyWatcher key control and management system makes it possible to keep up with the keys. Three cabinets ar...

HID’s NFC and RFID solutions help improve productivity and quality of finished product at Bodega Norton in Argentina

Located among the foothills of the lush Andes Mountains, Bodega Norton boasts a magnificent heritage of over 100 years, and a mission as lofty as Andes themselves: “To be the best winery in Argentina known for the quality of its wines, professionalism and honesty of its team, while continuing to maintain its characteristic passion and excellence in wine production.” The winery cultivates 1,730 acres (700 hectares) of vineyards and harvests grapes from almost the entire spectrum of g...

Morse Watchmans Key Control Systems keep Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment on top of their game

The Tohono O’odham Nation is one of the largest tribes in Arizona, with more than 31,000 enrolled members. It owns and operates three Desert Diamond Casinos, located in Tucson, Sahuarita and Why, Arizona, with plans to open a fourth facility near Glendale. The Tucson property was the first casino and hotel facility in Southern Arizona. The Nation has been continually reinvesting in their properties with new gaming and hospitality amenities that help keep them competitive. Desert Diamond C...

H2 Bike Run deploys SALTO electronic lockers to provide secure storage

A gym and bike club for cyclists and runners commuting to work in London’s Soho has installed over 1400 lockers all equipped with smart electronic locks from SALTO to provide secure storage. Located next to Carnaby Street, in London’s media, advertising and entertainment district, H2 Bike Run is the brainchild of property developer and keen cyclist Piers Slater. Like many cyclists he was fed up with arriving at work hot and sweaty, then having to shower and change in cramped offices...

Weeze Airport gets special AEOS feature to monitor doors

A centralised gate network AEOS gate control allows you to significantly improve your airport’s security and efficiency. It puts your existing gate control equipment onto a network, which you manage centrally, saving time and enabling you to operate gates more easily with fewer personnel. With access control and video monitoring on one system you always have a clear picture of what’s happening, or has happened, at an airport and can react to events quickly. This centralised control...

Integrated security safeguards people, baggage and retail outlets at airports

Of all the modern forms of transport, air travel is arguably one of the most security-conscious. With high profile attacks and hijacking being an ever-present threat, airport security is vital. However, as well as being highly vigilant, airport security also needs to be flexible for passengers and staff, ensuring that the flow of travellers and workers are not impeded by the security measures designed to safeguard them. Whilst security concerns are as prevalent as ever, modern integrated securit...

British Airways Heathrow flies with SALTO access control

British Airways is using a smart proximity access control solution from SALTO Systems to provide advanced security management in the airline’s state-of-the-art passenger facility at Terminal 5 Heathrow. London Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest international airports and features modern state-of-the-art passenger and commercial facilities as well as extensive aircraft operation areas. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and servicing over 65 million passengers per year,...

Design flexibility of Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher® System enables customised application for UC San Francisco

When the name San Francisco is mentioned, most people think of the Golden Gate Bridge or perhaps the city’s famous cable cars. In the medical/educational community, the name San Francisco almost immediately brings to mind the University. Unique in its mission for focusing only on graduate school, hospitals and research, the University of California, San Francisco is recognised both nationally and internationally as a top tier institution. Its hospitals are ranked in the country’s top...

TDSi’s integrated security solution safeguards pupils, staff and property in schools

The education sector has become an important vertical market for the security industry. With recent high-profile cases of security issues in some schools, it is a market that looks set to become even more security focused. Many educational establishments are looking more closely than ever at the security of their facilities, to protect people, property and assets from unwarranted attention or attacks. Because of these concerns, current estimates value the access control market for education in t...

Traka key management system deployed by University of Leicester for improved security

The University of Leicester, recently celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is steeped in tradition; from the medical pioneering of DNA through to its present involvement in UK space research. With more than 20,000 students studying worldwide, over 10,000 are at the main campus sites, along with 3,000 staff. The University comprises over 220 buildings, the oldest being the Fielding Johnson Building, dated 1837. Graham Middleton is Head of Security, responsible for managing keys throughout the Unive...

Alpro Architectural Hardware protects students, staff and visitors at The University of Westminster

Electric bolts from Alpro Architectural Hardware are protecting students, staff and visitors at the University of Westminster headquarters in Regent Street, London. The Alpro EB1001 is a 12 VDC stainless steel bolt and strike plate assembly with a 15mm diameter and throw. It allows remote access and exit control of most timber, metal and UPVC doors. The units offer installers optimum flexibility and can be fitted in the frame or on the door itself. A plug-in LED bolt indicator and stainless st...

Nedap’s AEOS management platform integrated with Salto's off-line system to secure Protestant hospital in Mülheim

When ‘Christoph 7’, the hospitals’ quick response emergency team – named after the most famous rescue helicopter in Germany – rushes to an emergency such as a heart attack or a stroke somewhere within the hospital, there is no time to be lost: in the most serious case it can be a matter of life or death. Saving lives has absolute priority and requires unhindered access – the access control management system must therefore be prepared for this eventuality. So t...

SALTO secures Bon Secours Hospital with XS4 Lockers

Bon Securs Hospital, Galway, has integrated the SALTO XS4 Locker Lock into the drug and medicine cabinets used within a new build extension to the hospital to control when and by whom patient medication can be accessed.Bon Secours Hospital Galway is a 120 bed acute care facility, providing a wide range of surgical and medical services. It is part of the Bon Secours Health System, the largest private healthcare provider in Ireland, and currently admits 18,000 patients per annum, comprising 6,000...

TDSi’s integrated security solutions offer the healthcare sector greater flexibility

The Healthcare market is an area of expertise for security solutions specialist TDSi. Not only does it require the most stringent security, the Healthcare sector often has strict budgets and involves caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society, so any solution needs to be highly reliable and easy to operate and manage. Specific areas such as hospital pharmacies need higher levels of security due to the value of stored products; baby units or wards for elderly patients typically requ...

Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher system secures Lubbock County Detention Center

The Lubbock County Detention Centre (LCDC) is one of the largest direct supervision county detention facilities in Texas with a current capacity of 1500 beds. Since its opening in 2010, the facility has utilised the Morse Watchmans key control system, along with other state of the art electronic security and access control systems, to increase the safety and security of both inmates and staff. According to Captain Malcolm Chambliss, Day Shift Captain and Detention Response Team Commander with t...

TDSi completes installation of integrated access control system at the Justice Centre in Port Talbot

TDSi, one of the UK's leading suppliers of integrated access control systems has completed the installation of an integrated access control system at the Justice Centre in Port Talbot. The new £3 million building sees the relocation and centralisation of a number of courts in the area into a purpose built facility, where family cases, tribunal hearings and other non-criminal cases will be dealt with. Working as a subcontractor to the electrical contractor for the new building, TDSi partn...

Nedap’s AEOS Security Management platform enhances security at various sites

Sector insights industry Staying in control of what happens on an industrial site is essential to protect people, the planet and your profits. AEOS helps by highlighting risks and taking security management to a higher level. The company’s work may involve machinery, chemicals or procedures that could present safety or security threats if not managed well. AEOS gives you a range of smart functionality to help you minimise risk, keep control and respond quickly if there is an incident. Yo...

HID Global in Airports and Ports: Nanchang Changbei International Airport in China

As one of the busiest airports in China, Nanchang Changbei International Airport manages over 3.3 million passengers and 34,000 flights per year. In 2010, Changbei Airport began an expansion project that included a new terminal and a second runway. With a total investment of RMB2.5 billion (US$393 million), the objective of the project was to expand in order to accommodate up to 12 million passengers annually by 2020. Challenges Since its completion, the Changbei Airport has become the aviati...

DVTEL command and control management software chosen to secure Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport

Background Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi (su-wanna-poom) Airport formally opened in late September 2006 after many years of planning and construction. Thailand hopes the new $4 billion airport, designed to handle 45 million passengers and three million tons of cargo a year, will surpass rivals Singapore and Malaysia as the region's most important aviation hub. Its seven-story terminal is one of the largest in the world, covering an area equal to 100 (US) football fields. The airport was designed...

Gallagher perimeter security system protects Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) is situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island and receives more than six million passengers a year. It is New Zealand’s second largest airport and the busiest and most strategic air connection from the South Island to the world’s trade and tourism markets. With such high numbers of passengers going through the airport, providing a safe and secure environment is an important part of CIAL’s vision to be recogni...

SALTO’s access control systems secures Ireland West Airport Knock Airport

Ireland West Airport Knock is Ireland’s fourth international airport and features modern passenger and commercial facilities as well as extensive aircraft operation areas. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and servicing in excess of 629 000 passengers per year, the Airport is the main international air access gateway for the West, North West and Midland regions of Ireland. The Airport has also experienced rapid development and now serves more than 20 scheduled and charter destination...

Nedap’s AEOS security management system installed at Ukrainian stadiums

UEFA’s Executive Committee chose the joint Polish-Ukrainian bid to host the 2012 European football Championship finals. In anticipation of the event, two of the four Ukrainian stadiums to host the matches were equipped with AEOS security systems. The Olympic Stadium in Kiev was built in 1923 and needed remodelling to bring it up to UEFA’s ‘category four’ standards for stadiums hosting football finals. Such stadiums usually seat thousands of visitors and must meet strict c...

Oncam's hi-tech surveillance used by hotels to combat all forms of criminal activity globally

2012 was a milestone year for tourism; over one billion tourists travelled the globe in a single year. Five to six billion more are expected to have travelled within their own countries. These are extraordinary figures especially when you consider that just over 60 years ago the number of international tourists worldwide stood at a mere 25 million. Never before did so many people travel to so many places as in 2012. The majority of these tourists required hotels to stay in, which according to a...