Access control applications

Traka’s Key Management system helps Nottingham University Hospitals to manage vehicle access

“Honestly, I can’t fault it.” Tony Oldham, Fleet Manager at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, stated when asked about the recently installed L-Series system. Tony, operating from a busy transport office utilises Traka  to help him manage keys for the fleet of 40 vans, minibuses and buses operated as part of Logistic Services. Tony said, “It’s an invaluable tool – the amount of useful information you can get from it, as well as managing the keys,...

Nedap's AEOS intelligent controller provides maximum control and easy camera integration

AEOS from Nedap is the first software-based security management platform. AEOS, which we developed in-house, uses generic controllers. Via Nedap's software, AEOS controllers can accommodate functionality for access control, intrusion detection, video management and locker management. All functionality and authorisations are stored on the controller level of the system. So your platform’s functionality is established by loading and configuring the appropriate AEOS software components. When...

Australian seniors secured by SALTO multi-site RFID access control system

As Western Australia’s largest not for profit aged care and retirement village provider, Bethanie is committed to providing a warm, social and engaging environment in which seniors can enjoy a vibrant, energetic and social lifestyle. The company’s mission is to make a real difference to people’s lives, and one of the ways they strive to achieve this is to offer a range of retirement living options for all budgets from care in the home and social centre’s for seniors, to...

Traka key control systems help Thames Valley and Northamptonshire Police with security management

Just as Police Forces across the country take pride in serving their communities, so too Traka takes pride in serving the police with asset management solutions that can control keys and access to everything from police vehicles to lockers; used for managing access to equipment such as radio terminals, gas, breathalysers, dragon lights and even firearms. Here we look at how these intelligent systems help ensure better security and management control for Thames Valley and Northamptonshire Police...

Morse Watchmans key control and management solution helps secure Westfield shopping centres across Australia

The Westfield name in retail is synonymous with prestigious properties that offer an efficient and dynamic environment for retailers and a quality shopping experience for consumers. With a portfolio of 104 shopping centres globally, Westfield is also a leader in ensuring the protection and safety of staff and contractors in back-of-house and operational areas using state-of-the-art security technology. Improving protection and safety With thousands of staff and contractors working in the centr...

High Chelmer Shopping Centre chooses SALTO security solution

One of the lightest, brightest and most cheerful shopping centres in the county, High Chelmer Shopping Centre welcomes over 10 million shoppers per annum to its 80 shops and stores counted electronically by infra-red beams strategically located at each of the three mall entrances, and provides a convenient, modern under-cover shopping experience close to the town's car parks. As part of a refurbishment programme, the centre owners decided to upgrade the on-site security equipment in the service...

In the Czech Republic, ASSA ABLOY Aperio® protects a key water management installation

Povodí Vltavy Praha is a state enterprise that manages and maintains significant watercourses and state-owned waterworks in the Czech Republic. After replacing old buildings at its Prague site with three new administrative buildings, Povodí Vltavy sought a 21st-century security solution. “Mechanical keys are no use for security needs as stringent as ours. With Aperio® we get the highest level of wireless security for an affordable price — leaving as much of ou...

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...