Airports & Ports
- Arecont Vision Cameras And Arteco VEMS Software Helps Safeguard USS Iowa Museum
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Deliver Airport & Port Situational Awareness
- Milestone Surveillance Solution Helps Monitor Jefferson County Waterway’s Vessel Traffic
- HID Global In Airports And Ports: Nanchang Changbei International Airport In China
Banking & Finance
- MicroPower Surveillance Platform Provides Cost-Effective, Wireless Security For North Hennepin Community College Parking Areas
- SALTO RFID XS4 Locks Provide Safe And Secure Environment At The University Of Colorado, Boulder
- Arecont Vision Video Surveillance Solutions Safeguard George Mason University, Virginia
- NVT Ethernet Over Coax Solution Installed At Muhammad Ali Center
Government & Public Services
- Arecont Vision Provides Local, State And National Government Surveillance Solutions
- Arecont Video Surveillance Solutions For Municipalities, Law Enforcement, And Governments
- Milestone XProtect IP Video Platform Offers Reliable Surveillance To Beverly Hills Residents
- Arecont’s Security System Installed At Alburtis’ Yard Waste Center Helps Reduce Illegal Dumping
- ViconNet Digital Video Management Platform Safeguards Columbian Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Selected To Secure Virtua Healthcare System In New Jersey
- SALTO Secures Irish Hospital With XS4 Lockers
- SALTO Access Control System Implemented At The Friendship Village Of Bloomington
Hotels, Leisure & Entertainment
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Help MetLife Stadium Replace Its Existing IP Cameras
- Traka Offers Intelligent Software-driven Key Cabinets For One Of The World’s Leading Luxury Liners
- Securing The Broadway Center For The Performing Arts In Tacoma, Washington
- Geutebruck Focuses On Winning At The Nürburgring
Industrial & Commercial
- Arecont Vision Provides Outdoor Surveillance System For New Dahl Automotive Campus
- The IVX Deploys Promise VSkyCube and VSkyStor for its Cloud-based Video Surveillance Solution
- PROMISE Technology NVRs Help Vos Logistics Upgrade Warehouse Video Surveillance
- Milestone Systems’ IP Video Management Technology Helps Taminco USA Manage Employee Safety And Federal Regulation
- IDIS video surveillance solution helps SARC emerge as innovative player in virtual guarding
- Milestone XProtect Professional VMS Deployed By LAPD To Monitor Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Journey
- Messoa Provides Surveillance Cameras To Los Angeles Nursing Homes For Improved Security
- Vicon And Firetide Partner To Provide An Innovative Solution To Deter Crime At Housing Authority Of Joliet Located In Illinois, US
Retail & EAS
- Real Estate Giant Chooses March Networks For Olso Mall Video Surveillance
- Lauren Bright Installs Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras In Its Store
- NVT Upgrades Surveillance System For Leading Grocery Chain In U.S.
- MTS Intelligent Services Digital Video Surveillance Access Control Solution Enhances Security For The Mall In New Jersey
Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd has selected ASSA ABLOY Security Doors to supply and install over 600 steel doorsets, including personnel and fire doors. The doors supplied will be installed in the basement areas of the mixed-use development space and prepared for future access control requirements. Peter Mather, Project Manager at Canary Wharf Contractors, said: “ASSA ABLOY Security Doors was selected as it provided an integrated manufacture, delivery and installation of doorsets and ironmogery that suited the technical and architectural needs of the project.” “This integration gives us comfort of compatibility and certification, while also allowing the future proofing of the doorsets for later requirements.”This integration gives us comfort of compatibility and certification, while also allowing the future proofing of the doorsets for later requirements" High-end Ironmongery Application From Skyline Range The order features high-end ironmongery from the ASSA ABLOY Skyline range, combining sleek aesthetics with functionality and ergonomics. This makes it suitable for applications in modern buildings, particularly those for commercial use. Located east on the Canary Wharf estate, the New District is built around a 211-meter, 57-story cylindrical residential skyscraper designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Alongside residential properties, the development space incorporates commercial office space, as well as retail and amenity spaces. The production of the steel doorsets from ASSA ABLOY Security Doors is underway, with installation expected to take place throughout 2018. Highest Standards Of Security And Fire Safety Chris Cole, Area Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “We were one of four companies initially nominated by the Adamson Associates Architects. We understand how crucial it is for a project of this scale to ensure the products supplied are fully tested, certified and compliant with the stringent fire and security requirements.” He added, “We are honored to collaborate with Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd again by taking part in such an ambitious development project. This contributes to our recent successes with 22 Churchill Place and Jubilee Place projects, as well as the Crossrail project’s new Canary Wharf station.”
The latest version of ProAccess SPACE is the biggest software release ever for SALTO Systems. The release is a major update to the world’s most advanced hotel electronic locking operating system, bringing new experiences and hundreds of features. The latest SALTO ProAccess SPACE access control management software release is the most powerful version yet. 100% web-based and mobile-capable with powerful multi-tasking features, ProAccess SPACE is a simple-to-use access control software for managing guest room locks, staff, visitors and doors. Mobile Keys And Group Check-in New functionalities include mobile keys (BLE), group check-in, real-time re-rooming and real-time extended stay. These capabilities, plus other key hotel features, make it easy to control all offline and online guest rooms, and back-of-house doors from one central location. SALTO ProAccess SPACE permits quick and fast guest check-ins, staff management, and includes advanced features like multiple wandering intruder detections, full HTML5 support, webcam support, improved audit trail filtering/reports and user experience concerning locations/functions in the front-end.With ProAccess SPACE, it’s easy to incorporate mobile access control for some or all guests Enhanced, Secure Access Control Management System It is suitable for use in any type of hotel, from those that need to control just a small number of rooms, up to the very largest resort-based properties that need to control thousands. Plus, running the same system on different front-desk workstations is not a problem. SALTO ProAccess is a powerful and secure hotel property access control management system designed to meet the front- and back-office needs of hotels, and is compatible with most property management software. Smartphones Used As Room Keys With ProAccess SPACE, it’s easy to incorporate mobile access control for some or all guests. Via the SALTO JustIN Mobile Application, guests can use their smartphone as their room key. This can be used along with or as a replacement of RFID credentials. With SALTO ProAccess SPACE, users can control the entire hotel property – guest rooms, back-of-house and guest service doors – in one single system that provides comprehensive security and reliable access control, 24/7.
The Linth-Limmern Power Stations AG (“KLL”), located in the Swiss Linthal valley, is a partner company of Axpo Power AG. Originally built in 1957-1958, the plant was extended during the seven years “Linthal Project 2015” starting in 2009. This is one of Axpo’s most important expansion projects. A new underground pumped storage facility extracts water from Lake Limmern, pumps it up to Lake Mutt, situated at 630 m higher elevation, and then uses it to generate electricity as needs be. As storage power stations, KLL primarily produce valuable peak load energy, playing a crucial role in maintaining the balance between energy supply and consumption. Inexpensive electricity bought on the European energy market can be used to pump the water that creates the electricity which can then be sold at higher prices. The Linthal Project 2015 increased the facility capacity from approximately 520 MW to 1520 MW, the equivalent of a nuclear power plant. All the power production processes and the entire plant is monitored and managed in the KLL control center located in Tierfehd. Modern Control Center Given the expansion of the pumped storage facility and the corresponding quantum leap in energy output, the KLL decided to build a modern control center. The mandate was to create a highly dynamic, ergonomic cockpit environment from which the on-duty operators can quickly, safely and efficiently manage the power plant around the clock. This includes monitoring both new and legacy systems which actually run the power station, as well as security technology for buildings, tunnels and construction areas on site.Given the expansion of the pumped storage facility and the corresponding quantum leap in energy output, the KLL decided to build a modern control center Meteorological systems also had to be integrated as weather conditions are essential to production planning. KLL chose WEY for this challenging project because of the company’s modern yet reliable, system- independent technology and convincing experience with similar reference projects. Bringing extensive experience in the integration of control systems like Rittmeyer to the table, WEY became involved in the early stages in the project and supported KLL from the beginning of the conceptual phase. WEY Distribution Platform WEY’s solution for this demanding work environment is implemented on the WEY Distribution Platform, an IP-based network that connects and switches virtually any system to any workplace or video wall, in real-time and in accordance with user rights. Sources and peripheral systems are remoted to the system room and controlled from a WEY Smart Touch keyboard at both main and backup operator desks. The solution achieves consistent and intuitive control at operator stations with a multitude of peripheral devices, such as monitors, audio devices, a video wall, mouse and keyboard. All the systems and computers have been remoted to a secure and cooled system room. This eliminates bothersome noise emissions at the desk and enhances system security by protecting computers from unauthorized interventions. Operators benefit from a clearly arranged desktop featuring only those devices which are necessary. A single multifunctional WEY Smart Touch keyboard with an integrated 10" touch screen controls all the diverse sources and systems, and affords users a fast, interactive, and intuitive user work experience. Existing systems such as RITOP, the process management system from Rittmeyer for controlling turbines, water pumps, fire protection and lake capacity, are fully integrated in the WEY Distribution Platform and managed from the main operator position. Video Wall A fully integrated 2x4 video wall from eyevis consists of eight 60" rear-projection cubes and provides an overview of all systems, sources and closed-circuit TV feeds. The video wall features a multitude of individual pre-sets displaying up to 80 different views. Eyevis rear-projection cubes based upon DLP technology are first and foremost among professional video wall systems. This leading technology offers decisive advantages: for one, it is not prone to the so-called “burn-in” effect whereby the image quality suffers from static content. Further, DLP cubes are practically the only option to realize virtually “seamless” video walls designed for 24/7 applications in control rooms. WEY Smart Control WEY Smart Control enables the operators to manage a comprehensive alarm and event management solution which encompasses a whole host of peripheral systems. For example, a typical KLL access control scenario starts when a visitor or worker buzzes the control room to gain access to any of the entry points (barriers, gates, turnstiles or doors). WEY Smart Control automatically projects the closed-circuit TV images onto the videowall.The new system allows each operator to customise their own workflows and create individual scenarios on the video wall Using the touch screen on the WEY Smart Touch keyboard, the operator takes appropriate action, such as activating voice communications, moving the cameras or opening the door. Building services such as lights are also controlled using WEY Smart Control technology and a multifunctional keyboard. The KLL now benefits from a fully integrated, state-of-the-art control room. All systems can be controlled from a single workplace. Department Head, Mr. Martin Steiner has this to say about the project: “The integration of the systems is a huge benefit and simplifies our working processes significantly.” The well organized workplaces facilitate faster interventions and simplify control of the energy production processes. Processes such as access control have been fully automated. All the facilities are being centrally monitored and controlled. The coordination of interventions using modern team collaboration techniques is assured. Flexible And Scalable System According to Mr. Martin Steiner, KLL Department Head, “The flexibility and scalability of the system is something very positive. Further, KLL benefited from WEY Technology’s profound experience in the integration of control systems. The quality is excellent. Budget and the timetable have been respected. We enjoyed individualised consultation services from the very beginning, and our visit to the showroom helped us to conceptualize our project and make our decisions.” KLL employees were involved in the planning phase of the project from the outset. Surveys were conducted, and the corresponding concept was developed together. “The new system has been well received by all the staff. It allows each operator to customize their own workflows and create individual scenarios on the video wall.” Mr. Steiner is very satisfied with the overall project and recommends WEY to all power plant operators who face similar challenges.
Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave solutions, has announced that its MultiHaul auto-aligned radios were selected by the City of Wichita to provide the wireless connectivity for 72 fixed bullet, dome and PTZ cameras from Axis Communication that make up the surveillance network deployed in the city’s Old Town district. Genetec Security Crime Monitoring Center The City of Wichita deployed Siklu MultiHaul radios instead of running fiber throughout the city, which would have been cost prohibitive. Community Improvement Project funds were received to implement a security system that would provide coverage throughout the entire Old Town district, which is now a popular entertainment area. Previously, the city relied on video footage collected from private businesses. The new system is now monitored through its recently opened crime monitoring center built using the Genetec Security Center unified security platform. “One of the heavy burdens we uncovered during our initial data collection is that we spend a lot of police resources in Old Town,” said Denise Peters, Program Manager, City Manager’s Office, for the City of Wichita. “Our new wireless security network now enables us to utilize our officers more strategically and to provide better response in the event of an incident.” EtherHaul mmWave Radios For Long-Range Backhaul Connecting Cameras In addition to the MultiHaul, the wireless network uses Siklu’s EtherHaul mmWave radios for longer-range backhaul connecting cameras to the new command and control center. Thanks to the multi-gigabit capacity of the network, the city can run multiple applications on the same wireless network simultaneously and is looking at using Siklu mmWave wireless radios for other applications, such as local area network connectivity to city buildings. By using the MultiHaul, Siklu’s newest mmWave radio technology, systems integrator Sandifer Engineering & Controls, Inc., was able to significantly reduce the amount of time it took to install and configure the wireless system. “With the MultiHaul, one of the biggest positives was obtaining complete network reliability while achieving the high throughput and speeding up installation times,” said Jeremy Long, Security Project Manager, Sandifer Engineering & Controls, Inc. MultiHaul Employs Beamforming Technology To Facilitate Easy Installation The MultiHaul uses beamforming technology within a point-to-multipoint network topology that makes installation by a single person a reality for system integrators. The solution’s 90-degree scanning antenna auto-aligns multiple terminal units from a single base unit, serving multiple locations while reducing installation times and the total cost of ownership for end users. Siklu radios leverage narrow beams in the 60, 70-80 GHz millimeter wave spectrum to transmit information across security networks, providing interference free communication infrastructure, making it ideal for mission critical and smart cities deployments that demand secured always-on connectivity. “Reliable gigabit bandwidth and the ability to share information quickly between municipal and safety departments can help make cities safer by enabling police departments to take a proactive approach with their city surveillance systems,” said Eyal Assa, Chief Executive Officer of Siklu. “And that’s a win for everyone.”
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (NC) have standardized on 3xLOGIC hybrid NVRs across their expansive school district. “This school district has always been ahead of the times, they’ve had video surveillance and access control in place for 15 years,” explained Chuck Harrelson, President, Sonitrol of the Triangle, and integrator and consultant for the district. “School Resource Officers (SRO) consistently rely on the video feeds and controlled access to help them effectively execute their duties.” Video surveillance via cameras for enhanced safety The district has 23 education and administration buildings, all equipped with a mix of analog and IP cameras. At upwards of 90 to 100 cameras at some locations, Chapel Hill-Carrboro has video from several hundreds of cameras system wide. “The 3xLOGIC hybrid NVRs are great, upon installation we didn’t have to take out any legacy analog cameras. Now, when an analog camera fails, we install a 3xLOGIC IP camera. That is so much better than asking the district to write a huge check when we upgraded the system,” said Harrelson. About a year ago, Sonitrol of the Triangle convinced the district to start using 3xLOGIC's VIGIL Central Management (VCM). “Health monitoring (VCM) has been a big help, so many times the SRO or administration person wouldn’t notice that a camera or NVR was down, or they would know but neglect to tell us. Then, there would be an incident, and invariably we would not know equipment had been malfunctioning. Now, we often roll a truck and fix the problem before they know they have a problem. This takes the responsibility off the schools and shows us to be pro-active problem solvers,” said Harrelson. 3xLOGIC multi-sensor devices ensure video verificationWe’re going to be adding more Multi-Sensors to solve the issues of false alarms caused by the challenges of a large facility" After network health monitoring, Harrelson and his team worked to get the district to move toward installing Video Verification capabilities. “We donated 3xLOGIC Multi-Sensor devices to each school and integrated them with state-mandated panic buttons that are monitored by our Sonitrol central station.” “Our goal with the donation of the Multi-Sensor devices was to provide live video verification in the event a panic button is pushed. Such verification can be invaluable information to responding authorities. Also, we’re going to be adding more Multi-Sensors to solve the issues of false alarms caused by the challenges of a large facility with so many people coming and going. For example, when a coach comes back with the team late at night and forgets to properly disarm the system, the Multi-Sensor provides live video to our monitoring center to let them know what is causing the alarm. By partnering in this way, we’re trying to put the district in the very best position to succeed with their security program and technology.” “On our campuses, video surveillance is a vital part of our overall security strategy, and the ability to have video verification of alarms is an enormous improvement. In addition, with 3xLOGIC and Sonitrol Triangle ‘health monitoring’ of our network, we have high confidence we’ll know immediately when any equipment isn’t fully functioning. The fact that both video verification and health monitoring integrate with our overall security system is a huge plus,” commented William J. Mullin, Executive Director of School Facilities, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
One of London’s largest housing developments features video door entry technology from Comelit, which has been installed in 576 apartments across nine blocks in the latest phase of the Beaufort Park development. Beaufort Park is a 10-year phased build by St George London, part of the Berkeley Group, with over 3,200 new homes set within a 25-acre site. Comelit systems have previously been fitted to almost 1500 apartments across 24 residential blocks. Simplebus 2-Wire System Facilitates System Installation Up To 1,200 Metres Comelit’s Simplebus 2-wire system has been installed for this latest phase, which links back to the previous installation and the central concierge. The 2-wire technology allows system installation up to 1,200 metres, enabling connectivity across the entire development. It also delivers cost-savings of up to 50% on installation and can operate with any type of cable: dedicated Comelit cable, shielded or un-shielded, straight or twisted pair. The system also allows for a central concierge facility without the need for extra cabling. Bespoke stainless-steel panels have been installed at the main entrances of each of the nine blocks. 187 apartments have been fitted with Icona monitors, while 389 apartments have Mini hands-free monitors. The Icona monitors are simply and cleanly designed and have a gloss surface finished in transparent, scratch-resistant polycarbonate, edged with a brushed stainless-steel surround. The full-duplex hands-free monitor features white backlit touch-sensitive controls and a 4.3-inch color LCD screen, and is available in flush-mounted, surface-mounted or desktop versions. Full-Duplex Mini Hands-Free Monitors Offer A Sleek And Stylish Profile The Mini hands-free monitors have a slim and compact profile with a smart, contemporary design and offer a feature-rich range of functions, including a 4.3-inch 16:9 color screen, contrast, color and ringtone volume control and melody customization. Beaufort Park is situated on the site of a former RAF base in Colindale, northwest London. It includes a luxury spa and gym, eight acres of landscaped parkland, courtyards and tree-lined ‘boulevards’, as well as more than 93,000 sq. ft of restaurant, retail, office, leisure and community facilities. “In partnership with installers SCCI and Silver Group, we have risen successfully to the challenges inherent in such a large-scale, multi-phase project,” said Jeremy King, National Specification Manager at Comelit. “Together with the previous phase, there are now over 2,000 apartments at Beaufort Park that have been equipped with Comelit door entry systems. We are delighted to have been involved in this further phase at Beaufort Park.”
The air travel industry has evolved from one commercial passenger on the first commercial flight in 1914 to an estimated 100,000 flights per day. According to The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the total number of passengers who flew in 2017 is expected to reach 3.7 billion. But it’s not just people who fly. Each day, more than $18.6 billion of goods travel by air, which represents one-third of all world trade, by value. Meanwhile, the aviation industry supports more than 63 million jobs and generates $2.2 trillion in economic activity. According to the IATA, 3.5% of the global economy relies on aviation. Evolving Airport Security For Today’s Demands Airport security continues to evolve as well, as security personnel strive to keep ahead of increasing threats and the compliance issues enacted to help address them. It’s taken nearly 40 years to progress from the first widespread use of X-ray scans and metal detectors to today’s full-body imaging and video surveillance solutions to mitigate security breaches and other critical security challenges. Employing airport security solutions is a complex situation with myriad government, state and local rules and regulations that need to be addressed while ensuring the comfort needs of passengers. Airport security is further challenged with improving and increasing operational efficiencies, as budgets are always an issue. As an example, security and operational data must be easily shared with other airport departments and local agencies such as police, customs, emergency response and airport operations to drive a more proactive approach across the organisation. New Surveillance Technologies To manage these and other issues facing the aviation industry, airport security management is increasingly looking to leverage new surveillance technologies to help streamline operations and to build stronger security programs. New and enhanced surveillance technologies such as powerful open platform Video Management Systems (VMS), HD panoramic cameras, and highly specialised video analytics are at the heart of today’s advanced networked surveillance solutions for airports and aviation facilities. Airport perimeters are quite extensive in size, irregular in shape, and subject to compromised visibility due to poor lighting Protecting The Perimeter As an example, many airport perimeters are quite extensive in size, irregular in shape, and subject to compromised visibility due to poor lighting. Compounding the security challenge, these perimeters are often protected only by simple fences that can be easily scaled or broken through, and areas outside the fences may include wild forests in rural areas or residential and commercial buildings in more populous regions. All of these factors make it all the more difficult – and all the more important – to keep watch on perimeter areas. Analytics Boosts Effectiveness Camera coverage is the first step for monitoring the perimeter, but to improve the monitoring of these areas, airports can automate much of the monitoring, threat identification and notification needed to keep the entire premises safe by implementing video analytics. Market-leading offerings now include cameras with built-in analytic functions to make it easier and more effective to implement improved detection. For example, some of the more commonly available functions now include perimeter crossing, intrusion detection, object left behind, object missing, and wrong direction.Surveillance technologies allow the creation of virtual fences which can send a security team proactive notices of suspicious activity With these functions already built in, today’s high-performance security cameras not only capture clear video but can also employ analytics to monitor the field of view. In the case of an airport perimeter, analytics can be set up to automatically monitor a fence line to detect breaches or potential breaches while filtering out false alarms from small animals or blowing debris and alert authorities quickly when action is needed. Surveillance cameras can also be easily deployed over a perimeter to quickly detect and identify causes of perimeter breaches, and provide instant alerts to notify personnel where the breach is occurring, reducing the need for security personnel to physically monitor miles of perimeter fencing. In fact, surveillance technologies allow the creation of virtual fences which can send a security team proactive notices of suspicious activity. VMS Systems Control With Confidence All perimeter surveillance solutions can be integrated with an airport’s VMS, providing users with an easy-to-manage centralised hub to monitor and manage airport security. Overall, a perimeter security solution can help keep unauthorised individuals away from runways, taxiways, aircraft and other airport infrastructure in all types of weather conditions and environments. Within other restricted areas of an airport, such as parking lots, garages and secured areas, surveillance solutions are available to reduce risk and improve security. In a parking garage, IP cameras and a VMS can integrate third-party analytics to quickly identify and alert personnel when unauthorised vehicles have entered a restricted area, including vehicles with license plates on watch lists. When an alert is detected, data from third-party vehicle tracking software can be accessed via the VMS to monitor and track the vehicles activity while security personnel get into position to investigate further. Preventing Theft In Airports On the tarmac and inside baggage handling areas, loss or theft of luggage and other high-ticket items not only cause brand damage to an airport or airline, but complaints from travellers. A CNN analysis of passenger property loss claims filed with the TSA from 2010 to 2014 shows 30,621 claims of missing valuables, mostly packed in checked luggage. The rest occurred at security checkpoints. Total property loss claimed is estimated at $2.5 million. Loss or theft of luggage and other high-ticket items not only cause brand damage to an airport or airline, but complaints from travellers Security technology can mitigate the issue with IP cameras and VMS integrated with a Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) to automatically validate system operation and abnormal behaviours. This allows security and operations management to see where and why alarms are triggered so they can quickly respond and mitigate the problem. Monitoring Crowds And Foot Traffic Inside an airport, VMS solutions with analytics capabilities can monitor crowd movements and anticipate and proactively respond to choke points, crowd patterns and foot traffic flow to reduce risk and improve security. The solutions can quickly and efficiently locate a person of interest, such as a lost child, for example, and search for shirt colour, estimated height to facial features, and more. With the ability to track via recorded and live video, security personnel can start their search from the moment the child was last seen and track their movement throughout the entire airport.With the ability to track via recorded and live video, security personnel can track a person’s movement throughout the entire airport Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Nigeria’s preeminent air terminal, is one example of an airport that is benefitting from a security technology upgrade to mitigate security threats. The airport is using an open platform VideoXpert™ Video Management System (VMS) in addition to a combination of low-light cameras and high-resolution dome cameras to secure its parking structure, perimeter, baggage claim points, cargo area and other parts of the airport. The security cameras are providing airport security with high-quality images, motion detection, advanced tracking capabilities, and on-board analytics, while the VMS is unifying operational and security data via a single user interface and allowing airport security to be more proactive in its incident response. People Counting And ANPR In the U.S., a large cargo airport has employed 1,100 IP video cameras with a new Video Management System (VMS) solution to address the entire airport’s needs, including security and surveillance. The solution not only features crystal clear images, but also can archive video for 30 days at 30 images per second. A VMS manages the system and provides valuable analytics, including people-counting and number plate capture. It will soon add an enterprise security solution to improve access control system management and integration with the VMS. Airports around the world are increasingly realising the benefits of advanced surveillance solutions to drive operational intelligence and provide comprehensive situational awareness. As the transportation industry continues to expand, so will their use of more advanced surveillance systems on the enterprise level that incorporate even higher levels of system control and management, wide area coverage imaging solutions, and intelligence to keep passengers safe and operations running smoothly.
Whoever honours the homeland Switzerland visits this museum: The Landesmuseum Zurich. A huge medieval castle, it lies in the turbulent heart of the city. The values and history of the country that are preserved by the museum deserve the utmost protection. This is ensured by the security personnel at the front desk. The renovation of the museum (from 2013 to 2016) included a new security loggia. The goal was to ease the control and monitoring of all security systems and building technology from two desk positions, each with four / ten monitors, using a single multifunctional keyboard per desk. The solution integrated some seven different functions: Access control, management systems, video surveillance with 130 cameras, a legacy workplace from the old security counter, some pre-existing WEYTEC components and two IT system rooms. The goal was to enable the security staff to provide enhanced security in a more effective and intuitive manner. A turnkey solution and a migration plan without interruption to ongoing operations were further requirements. WEY Distribution Platform Bundles And Distributes KVM Signals A WEY Distribution Platform bundles and distributes KVM signals between the equipment in the system rooms and the security desk. The staff, located at the security desk, controls and steers all the networked sources and monitoring functions using WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards. Video images and other information can be switched to and displayed on the monitors with the touch of a button. The security staff has a 24/7 view of the entire museum in real time. They also manage access control, alarms and much more. Non-Disruptive Migration To New SystemWEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia One of the biggest challenges was to ensure a non-disruptive migration to the new system. The Landesmuseum remained open and was monitored continuously during the renovation and installation work. After weeks of preparation and meticulous coordination between installation technicians, the change over was completed within one day. The old security counter remained fully functional at first. Meanwhile, the two security desks in the new loggia were configured, linked to existing and new systems and finally put into operation. WEYTEC solutions do not require any software or driver installations. They use KVM signal transmission that connects computer interfaces to KVM switches and works independently of hardware platforms and operating systems. The concept is compatible with almost any established IT infrastructure and can be implemented during ongoing operations. Thus, WEY Technology assured the Landesmuseum of a seamless migration of security management to the new security loggia. Security Operator Responsibilities Security operators at the Landesmuseum are responsible for a multitude of tasks. Among other things, they track images from 130 video cameras that monitor 6,100 sqm of exhibition space. They oversee movement and intrusion sensors, fire detectors and elevators. They control lighting, window shades and air-conditioning systems. All alarms must be processed immediately. The operators are also responsible for access control. They issue badges when someone needs to enter secure rooms. They keep track of the opening and closing of doors. The WEYTEC SMARTtouch keyboards facilitate multitasking. They store central functions, workflows and alarm processes that are immediately available per click. Screen layouts can be arranged and re-arranged efficiently. The security personnel always have the overview of surveillance cameras, management systems and all other sources, data and applications. Remote System Rooms Eliminate Computers Under Desks Remote system rooms eliminate computers under desks. WEYTEC recommends this solution for every control room, including the security desk in the Landesmusuem. System rooms provide a protected, air-conditioned and easy-to-maintain environment as well as room for growth. With the WEY Distribution Platform, remote computers are operated latency-free over long distances, while a single keyboard operates any number of machines. The KVM signals are transmitted via Ethernet. The Landesmuseum maintains two system rooms. One hosts security systems and video system clients, the other facilities management, access control and office IT systems. WEYTEC seamlessly integrates new and existing equipment in both rooms into the solution infrastructure. The systems are connected to the KVM switch matrix via IP Remote transmitters located in one of the system rooms. From there, the signals are routed via IP Remote receivers to the desks and screens. Three Museums United Under Swiss National Museum Three museums, the Landesmseum Zürich, the Château de Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz are united under the Swiss National Museum umbrella organization. The museums present Swiss history from its beginnings to the present day, and explore Swiss identity and the diversity of the country's history and culture.Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously" The Landesmuseum is located in the heart of Zurich. The museum management describes the building as an "ensemble of a fine old historical building and a new sculptural wing". The edifice was first built in 1898 by the architect Gustav Gull, a pupil of Gottfried Semper. Gull drew upon a variety of historical architectural elements from the late Middle Ages to modern times and brought them together to form a whole. Due to a shortage of space, the Landesmuseum was expanded for the first time from 2013 to 2016. The new wing, designed by the Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein and opened in 2016, complements Gustav Gull's building. It houses flexible exhibition halls, a modern library and an auditorium for public events. Equipped by WEY Technology, the museum's new security loggia is located at the juncture between the old and new buildings. Operating Seven Security Systems “Using a single keyboard to operate all seven of our systems simplifies our work enormously. Everything runs more efficiently, faster and we have a better overview. We are very satisfied", said Heinz Baumann, Head of the Security Loggia Landesmuseum Zürich. Mr. Baumann also confirms: A decisive advantage of the WEYTEC solution was its trouble-free implementation with the existing security systems. The head of the security desk at the Landesmuseum Zurich recommends that other museums use WEY Technology control room solutions.
ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door-opening solutions, brings high specification security solutions to One New Street Square, in London. Using its capabilities in security design and specification, ASSA ABLOY UK Specification delivered a bespoke range of complete doorset solutions worth £345,000 to London’s new retail and office building near Farringdon Station. 204 Complete Doorset Solutions The 16-story commercial building, One New Street Square, was designed by Robin Partington Architects. The building aimed to achieve BREEAM’s ‘Excellent’ environmental standard through the use of sustainable building methods throughout construction. Working closely with the project’s principal contractor Skanska, as well as maintaining a close relationship with the architects, the ASSA ABLOY UK Specification team has delivered 204 complete doorset solutions from across the ASSA ABLOY portfolio, including high-security steel doors, architectural ironmongery and a range of door closers.The ASSA ABLOY UK Specification team delivered 204 complete doorset solutions from across the ASSA ABLOY portfolio Highest Security, Premium Aesthetics Tim Checketts, Specification Director, said: “Our team worked very closely with the client, architects and contractors to ensure that we could recommend the most suitable solutions for each aspect of the multifaceted building to combine the highest security with premium aesthetics. “As the building aimed to be BREEAM excellent rated, it was important to the client that we had a good understanding of how to integrate our products in the building and still meet the requirements of an energy-efficient building. We were able to recommend an appropriate solution to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating through the EPDs and WLC data is associated with our products. This meant we were able to provide a guaranteed performance for the lifecycle of the building.” Overall Building Energy Performance Tim Halford, the Project Director at Skanska, said: “The BREEAM rating was very important for this project, and the team from ASSA ABLOY were on hand every step of the way to help us achieve the rating and supply fit for purpose solutions. “We found the data ASSA ABLOY provided was extremely useful when calculating the long-term maintenance and overall performance of the building – something that helped us reduce any anticipated risks for the architect and the client. Plus, the product specific EPDs formed a vital part in assessing the building’s overall energy performance.”
SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has redesigned its Hospitality website with a completely new and interesting look. The cell-friendly Hospitality website adds a new flavor to SALTO’s digital presence, offering more accessibility and easy-to-use features. Electronic Lock Solutions For Hotel Doors The new SALTO Hospitality website emphasizes the theme “A hotel experience you need to discover” and offers innovative additions for introducing SALTO Hospitality electronic lock solutions for guestroom doors, guest services door access and back-of-house. Above all, the new website relays SALTO Hospitality’s dedication to improving the guest experience, hotel management, design, security and reliability. “SALTO’s redesigned Hospitality website reflects the personal touch you expect when visiting a hotel or lodging property,” said Dawn Nye, SALTO Systems Marketing Coordinator. “The updated Hospitality website is now easier to navigate. The homepage offers the complete value proposition that enables users to find solutions fast with suggested pages. The visual design layout makes the site more user-friendly, resulting in simple menus with slick icons." A Solution For Every Door One essential part of the new site is the updated Hotel electronic locks page, which includes every type of solution for any kind of door need and type. The site’s imagery continues this guest experience-centered trend: Many of the images throughout the site are photographs of real SALTO Hospitality projects, demonstrating SALTO’s reliability. The new SALTO Hospitality product page features a simple, elegant layout that presents important information in a way that’s easily digestible, even for visitors who aren’t familiar with more complex electronic locking solutions for hospitality or security. You can see the new SALTO Hospitality website by clicking here – www.saltohospitality.com.
DHL, a division of the German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL, is recognised as an international company, employing more than 350,000 people from more than 220 countries and territories around the globe. It operates an extremely efficient and complex network of logistics solutions that link customers from Zurich to Zambia. With businesses including DHL Express, DHL Parcel, DHL eCommerce, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain, the company provides a vast array of logistical services with the highest level of precision. In 1978 DHL began providing logistical services to Brazil, and later established a key distribution center in Hortolandia, in the state of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo was a natural choice. Known as the “locomotive of Brazil,” Sao Paulo is the richest state in Brazil, and a major industrial center – it is responsible for a remarkable 33.9% of the Brazilian GDP and, if it were an independent country, would rank in the top 20 countries in the world for GDP. It is in the distribution center at Hortolandia, Sao Paulo, that this powerhouse of Brazil’s economy connects with the global logistical mastery of DHL. Total Surveillance Solution For Complete Control The challenge for the managers of the distribution center at Hortolandia, Sao Paulo, was to maintain complete control over the logistical process, it was an absolute necessity to be able to trace all parcels or documents as they passed through the center. From loading of inbound items, through storage, and to unloading of outbound items, no detail could be missed. Any blind spot in the observation of this process can represent a disappointed client – something DHL would never tolerate. What was required was a total surveillance solution that could keep watch on every movement of each parcel or document as it passed through the distribution center, ensuring that this center performed its job as central node in the enormous logistical network of DHL worldwide. Given the diverse range of spaces and lighting conditions at the center, the surveillance provider must be able to provide a range of solutions as varied as the logistical solutions offered by DHL. Finally, as the level of detail of coverage required was extremely high, any system must be able to optimise storage and bandwidth to ensure efficiency in data management costs. Management of the facility reached out to System Integrators, KTS and distributors AlphaDigi, who turned to the world leader for total surveillance solutions – VIVOTEK. Smart Stream II Technology Across the distribution center in Hortolandia, 60 Bullet, Dome, Fisheye, and Speed Dome network cameras were deployed in strategic locations. The bulk of the security work went to VIVOTEK’s own “locomotive,” the C series IB8369A SNV Bullet Network Camera. Providing coverage of external and internal access ways for both people and vehicles, as well as of the high value packages, the IB8369A was selected as a highly adaptable camera capable of capturing high quality video at high resolutions of up to 2 Megapixel and 30-meters IR illuminators. Because of the depth of detail required at the DHL facility, that the IB8369A features VIVOTEK's sophisticated Smart Stream II technology was a great advantage, allowing the camera to optimise image quality for the most important regions in any scene, and thus ensuring maximum efficiency of bandwidth usage and savings of up to 50% on bandwidth and storage requirements. For inbound, outbound, and stage areas of the logistics process, 7 FE8180 Fisheye Network Cameras and one FE8181V were installed at strategic points. This high-performance, but low-profile camera is able to be mounted directly on the wall to capture 360° surround views of all processes, with zero blind-spots. Vastly expanded coverage means that a single FE8180 can easily do the job of three to four standard CCTV cameras, reducing the cost of installation and maintenance for the management of the DHL facility. The Fisheye de-warp function means that this wide view is coupled with striking clarity and detail, enabling omniscient viewing of live operations and review of any important event. 10 further FD8169A Fixed Dome Network Cameras provided security and reassurance for administrative staff, and two WDR enabled Speed Dome Network Cameras (SD9363-EHL and SD9364-EH) protected and monitored vast perimeter of the facility. Finally, sensors were fitted to every emergency door and a monitoring room was set up, from which the security of the center and the safety of all staff was managed, with any event immediately reported and responded to. Fisheye Camera Gives Panoramic View Systems integrators KTS were extremely proud of the new system. “In the logistics segment it is essential to be able to track all processes of inbound (loading), outbound (unloading) and storage of the products. We have been able to solve this need with Fisheye cameras, where we have a panoramic view of all the processes. The dewarp feature that VIVOTEK cameras have, is extremely important and functional for live operation and investigations,” expressed Diego Kamimura from KTS. DHL themselves were no less impressed. “DHL Supply Chain, as a global leader in its segment, has always sought through its partners and suppliers the best solutions and technological innovations for property security, seeking a balance between cost benefit and quality. In Brazil’s safety operations it was no different. We always look for high performance and functional equipment to meet the most diverse operational needs in logistics. We found in VIVOTEK the ideal partner for CCTV solutions, especially due to its durability, which guaranteed cost reductions in maintenance and unplanned downtime, generating financial returns, as well as reliability in the security system,” quoted by Fábio Sá. Network Surveillance And Global Logistics Synergy Following the installation of the new surveillance system powered by VIVOTEK network cameras, the DHL distribution center in Hortolandia is now a shining example of synergy between the worlds of network surveillance and global logistics. With VIVOTEK’s intelligent cameras watching all aspects of the movement of packages and documents through the center, from arrival and storage to departure, this vital node in DHL’s worldwide network of logistics can now ensure efficiency and reliability of its service. In the rare event of a missing package or document, VIVOTEK’s intelligent and total surveillance solutions mean that the object can be traced, investigated, retrieved, and returned to the streamlined system of logistics for which DHL is known as a world leader.
Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC (National Accessibility Technology Center of Spain) and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, have signed a collaboration agreement for 2018. This alliance will contribute to creating and promoting accessible and usable goods, products and services in order to make elderly people, or people with different types of disabilities independent. FERMAX Joins CENTAC On 28th November 2017, the Spanish company FERMAX joined, as collaborator, the National Center for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC). Both entities signed a collaboration agreement which contributes to the accessible technological development to improving the autonomy of elderly or disabled people. The objective of this agreement is to obtain social benefits by creating realities, which means accessible and usable products and services that will improve the life of many people. This will also have an impact on the economic point of view. The event was attended by Fernando Maestre, president of FERMAX, and Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director, accompanied by Jesús Gutierrez, Claudia Torrico, Antonio Torrubias and Mónica Gil, members of FERMAX team, with Juan Carlos Ramiro, General Director of CENTAC and his team. Juan Carlos Ramiro said that FERMAX is a great ally, leader in the sector of door entry and access control systems: "Together we can generate autonomy within homes, public spaces and buildings. FERMAX will play an essential role in the projects and actions of CENTAC, especially providing accessible goods, products and services in the Smart Integrated Spaces”, added Juan Carlos Ramiro. FERMAX will begin in 2018 to be part of CENTAC and its projects from 2018. Jeremy Palacio, Managing Director of FERMAX, outlines different lines of work in which it is necessary to make an influence. Palacio states that: "It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions”.It is important to make public the technological solutions that FERMAX already has and detect the needs of users with disabilities by offering them solutions” Social Benefit And Economic Advantage This alliance will contribute to promoting the development of accessibility technologies in the sector of door entry systems, access control systems and all possible areas. The aim is facilitating social integration and equality in the access to Information Society Technologies, which is one of the main objectives of CENTAC. Both the National Center for Accessibility Technologies of Spain and FERMAX maintain a faithful commitment to society, convinced that the social benefit must be accompanied by economic advantage, generating autonomy and equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their capabilities. FERMAX is a Spanish company from Valencia founded by Mr Fernando Maestre in 1949, specializing in audio and video door entry systems and access control solutions, which enjoys a prominent position among the most important brands in the world. Currently FERMAX has 7 subsidiaries in Belgium, China, France, Poland, Singapore, Spain and United Kingdom, and 4 representative offices in Colombia, Dubai, Portugal and Turkey. It is also remarkable for its extensive network of international distributors that reaches more than 70 countries. Promoting Development Of Accessible Technologies The National Center for Accessibility Technologies of Spain (CENTAC) is a foundation whose aim is to promote the development of accessible technologies at the company, industry and services levels. It is an example of public-private cooperation by having in its Board entities the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (through the Royal Board on Disability), El Corte Inglés, ONCE Foundation, Vodafone Spain Foundation, Red.es (belonging to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda), the State Reference Center for Personal Autonomy and Technical Aid (CEAPAT), the Spanish Representatives of People with Disabilities Committee (CERMI), and the State Disability and Dependency Reference Center (CRE).
The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) was founded in 1898 by the k. k. Ministerium für Cultus und Unterricht as the "k. k. Exportakademie". At that time, tuition was being given in the following relatively modern fields: Foreign languages, economics, business affairs, economic geography, public law, private law and consumer affairs. Relocation To Vienna Due to steadily increasing numbers of students, the WU had to relocate to various sites in Vienna several times in its history. The previous location in Althanstraße – originally designed for around 9,000 students – was already fully occupied when the university moved there in 1982. In the 1990s, the number of students grew further and eventually settled at over 20,000. As a result, in 2009 work began on a new campus in Vienna's second district to the east of the Prater park. Six renowned architects from around the world were involved in the planning of the WU campus, with the stated goal of constructing world-class architecture. What was ultimately created was an open site with clear spaces and green areas, with a total of nine standalone and very differently designed building complexes distributed across it. The heart of the WU campus is the Library & Learning Centre designed by the Zaha Hadid design office, which houses central service facilities, banqueting halls and a library, among other areas. Campus WU was opened in a ceremony on 4th October 2013 and provides space for 24,000 students and 2,300 employees. Viable Concept For Campus Security Even during the planning stage of the WU campus, the topic of security played an important role. A viable concept had to be developed, in particular for the large outdoor areas that are accessible day and night, to protect students, staff and visitors on the campus against attacks and thefts, while still respecting their personal rights.SeeTec software offers encrypted communication between the server and the client, and also supports secure connections to the cameras A further key task of the security technology is visual support for the emergency services in the event of an alarm as well as the securing of escape routes. Design aspects also needed to be taken into account; this means that the cameras should be placed as inconspicuously as possible, and should not in any way affect the overall architectural impression, a tricky task for the installation engineers in particular. SeeTec VMS An invitation to tender was launched for the security technology on the WU campus, with Siemens AG Austria ultimately winning out with a comprehensive overall concept which also takes the architectural features into account. Since its launch in 2013, a networked video system with several hundred IP cameras has been guaranteeing security on the WU campus. The image data is recorded, managed and supplied using SeeTec video management software. The SeeTec software was chosen for the video management system; and thanks to its flexible and modular design the SeeTec solution is expandable and can be easily connected to third-party systems. For the WU campus, this was important because all security systems were to be linked and managed via a centralized building management system. Securing Public Spaces As the public spaces on the WU campus also needed to be secured, observing the highest possible standards on data. To minimize the system load, the video images are recorded and supplied via multiple servers that are also protected against failure via a made-to-measure redundancy concept. The live images can be displayed as required on a large-screen system in the WU campus control center. Protection and maintaining the personal rights of students, staff and visitors was of paramount importance. In this respect, the SeeTec software offers encrypted communication between the server and the client, and also supports secure connections to the cameras. In addition, sensitive areas can be masked out in the camera image or persons can be made unrecognisable by pixilation; access to the recorded original data is then only possible with the works council being present, for example. Inconspicuous CCTV To permit interaction of the total of 16 different systems (such as fire, access control, video technology), they are linked to one another via the Winguard SiControl building management solution from Siemens. If, for example, a fire alarm is triggered, action plans can be automatically displayed in the control room or in the deployment center, and live images from cameras in the vicinity can be displayed. This means that the emergency services personnel can quickly gain an overview of the situation and ensure that escape and access routes are clear. The challenge faced by the WU campus was to reconcile the requirements of security and fire protection with protecting personal rights and video data The cameras distributed across the terrain and in the buildings focus primarily on the outer shell, the escape routes and the critical infrastructure. Thanks to specially developed mounting concepts from Siemens, it was possible in many cases to incorporate them inconspicuously into the façade and ceiling structures, thus preserving the overall architectural impression. SOS Telephones On Premises To offer additional security to students, staff and visitors on the site, SOS telephones have been erected at multiple points on the premises. If an emergency call is sent from there, this triggers an alarm on the Winguard SiControl. In addition, the nearest PTZ camera focuses the column and turns on the live image in the control room. This means the security personnel can immediately gain a picture of the situation on the ground. Johann-Wolfgang Hörtl, responsible for the security department at WU Vienna, and therefore also for the video system, summarises the special features of the video system at WU Vienna: “The challenge faced by the WU campus was to reconcile the requirements of security and fire protection with protecting personal rights and video data - after all, we operate in the public space here as well as in areas where lots of people are working. The SeeTec software does both – it seamlessly integrates with building and hazard management systems and at the same time offers numerous features to protect data and personal rights." Expandable System Another important aspect when selecting a suitable video solution was the simple expandability of the system to keep pace with potential further rises in employee and student numbers in future as well. Thanks to the modular design of the SeeTec video management software, new camera channels can be integrated quickly and easily into the system. In addition, new functionalities can be added at any time in the form of expansion modules – examples of this include intelligent video analysis or license plate recognition for managing parking areas.
Given the choice, would you rather run security at a bank vault or at a student halls of residence? At least the bank job is straightforward: Keep the money inside, and everyone else out. If only protecting hundreds of young people was so easy. Securing Student Accommodation Student accommodation blocks are usually large, with high traffic moving from bedrooms to common areas, canteens and libraries. A single resident traveling between her room, a study area, the gym and a couple of trips offsite would use secure doors 15 times a day. In a residence housing just 200 students, that’s 3,000 daily events for the access system to handle. Rapid student turnover puts a further admin burden on facility managers. Imagine, among hundreds of students living at the halls, just a handful leave or arrive each semester. That’s a couple of manual key handovers to schedule every week, and to chase if a key-holder fails to appear. If keys are not handed in, is a room really secure for its next occupant? And how can you know if one has been copied? With physical keys and mechanical locks, security lacks flexibility, and it’s impossible to get a site overview without a time-wasting manual key audit. Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Secure Solutions Mechanical security is not the answer, because mechanical locks don’t offer the control or flexibility managers need. There’s no real-time monitoring, and you can’t generate detailed audit trails for locks or users, meaning there’s no easy way to track unauthorized access — in cases of a theft, for example. The current crop of students — so-called “Generation Z” — were raised as digital natives. They expect convenience as a standard feature, not a mechanical solution first used in Ancient Egypt. In Europe’s increasingly international, marketised higher education system, attracting these tech-savvy students and keeping them satisfied with the campus experience are critical.A wireless access control system like SMARTair™ solves admin problems with a combination of control and cost-effectiveness The SMARTair™ wireless access system is built to meet the challenges of securing a student residence: A system needs the product and software robustness to handle so many users, high traffic, and fast resident turnover. SMARTair™ has it. A system should make student life easier with cards, rather than keys. SMARTair™ does. A system should secure more than just doors, including cabinet locks and devices to protect secure areas like car parks. SMARTair™ does. A system must be easy to upgrade in the future, both adding new doors and upgrading the functionality of the devices already installed. SMARTair™ is; it future-proofs your investment. A system should be able to handle additional student services like the vending machines and canteen on the same credential card as the room door lock. SMARTair™ can. Swapping Mechanical For WirelessA wireless access control system like SMARTair™ solves admin problems with a combination of control and cost-effectiveness. It is based on battery-powered locks and is easy to retrofit wirelessly to existing premises or incorporate in a new-build. Installers simply swap the existing mechanical lock for a wireless device and link the door to the management software. Slim, robust SMARTair™ devices can secure almost any opening. Escutcheons (with optional keypad for added security) are ideal for student bedrooms, and fit wood or glass, emergency exit and even fire doors. Available with or without PIN entry, SMARTair™ wall readers can filter elevator, main door or parking lot access. The SMARTair™ knob cylinder is easy to retrofit to management offices; you just replace an existing mechanical cylinder with the SMARTair™ device. For storing belongings, SMARTair™ cabinet and locker locks are configurable in the same system without the need for an extra module. With SMARTair™, students come and go using programmable smart cards, tags, or even the secure SMARTair™ mobile app — not a cumbersome, easy-to-lose key. SMARTair™ devices support all major RFID technologies. Plus, students only need carry one credential to open their door and access additional onsite services. A single card to unlock their room, secure their belongings inside a locker, enter the library, pay for photocopying and buy lunch makes sense for them. It’s another step to boosting resident convenience.Because SMARTair™ devices run on standard batteries, the system is also cost-effective for accommodation providers And because SMARTair™ devices run on standard batteries, the system is also cost-effective for accommodation providers. Already Trusted By Students All Over Europe SMARTair™ is already making life easier for student residence managers all over Europe, including at Mezzino’s Rialto Court in Middlesbrough, UK. “We are so pleased with the result. We are already looking to adopt the access control system for the other student accommodation properties we manage nationwide,” says James McGrath, Mezzino’s co-owner and director. At Funway Academic Resort in Madrid (www.funwayresort.com), student rooms are locked with SMARTair™ escutcheons. Energy-saving wall devices inside rooms regulate electricity use, and students have an individual safe fitted with a SMARTair™ cabinet lock. Students and staff open all their authorized doors with the same access card: the Funway gym, study rooms, games rooms, swimming pool and changing rooms, spa and staff areas are also locked with SMARTair™ escutcheons. “The system meets the expectations we had and offers very easy maintenance,” says Mario Arias, Facility Manager at Funway. To discover how SMARTair™ can upgrade student security and put you in total control of your halls of residence, visit www.tesa.es/smartair-students
The newly-launched ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver from Research Electronics International (REI) is helping to prevent fraud at exam testing sites. Commonly used for counter surveillance operations and intelligence protection, the ANDRE is now also helping educators prevent cheating during examinations by detecting covert electronic transmissions. Radiofrequency Detection According to Brazilian news reports, eleven individuals were arrested last year for using electronic devices during the high-profile National High School Examination- Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem). The Ministry of Education now has a new security feature; the ANDRE Advanced Near-field Detection Receiver can detect the emission of radiofrequency signals from WiFi, Bluetooth, cell phones and illegal broadcasts. ANDRE detects radio frequency transmissions, regardless of whether they are unknown, illegal, disruptive or interference, to locate and identify participants who attempt to use electronic devices during the exam and may have circumvented inspection by metal detectors. The adoption of this new technology reinforces the security strategy of Enem, which already uses metal detectors for the surveillance and identification of electronic devices.The ANDRE is a hand-held broadband receiver that detects and assists in locating nearby RF and other types of transmitters, including mobile phones New Security Solutions Introduced As Organized Crime Increases The Brazilian Minister of Education is quoted as saying "Our goal is to combat the electronic points that, unfortunately, are still used in high-profile exams such as ENEM.” According to the Brazilian Federal Police, more investing is being done to repress fraud, stating that: "There are now almost imperceptible electronic points. As organized crime increases, we will also introduce new security solutions.” The ANDRE is a hand-held broadband receiver that detects and assists in locating nearby RF and other types of transmitters, including mobile phones. Antenna probes included with the ANDRE can be used to search for known, unknown, illegal, disruptive, or interfering electronic transmitters. Hidden electronic devices are easily concealed in a variety of objects and access to eavesdropping and electronic bugging devices is becoming easier and more affordable. The ANDRE provides mobile RF search capability to help locate these hidden transmitters quickly and discretely. Gerry Hall Elicits New Security Challenges Mr. Gerry Hall, Managing Director of International Procurement Services, distributors of ANDRE said, "As organized crime increases and technology advances at an alarming rate, we find that we are facing new challenges on an almost daily basis. Exam fraud is a growing problem the world over, and as International Distributors of REI, we are always ready to offer advice, support and training to counteract these increases in exam fraud.”