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RISCO Group’s integrated security system nullifies security risks at the Lincolnshire County Council’s office complex

RISCO's improves office security at the Lincolnshire County Council's new complex
ProSYS Integrated Security System together with iWISE detectors are installed in each office
Lincolnshire County Council in the UK acquired a new office complex in which they sublease offices to different companies. A leading system integrator in the UK contacted RISCO Group to provide a high-end integrated system solution for the project.

The challenge

The new office complex consists of 48 offices located on 3 floors; each floor has 2 areas with 8 offices in each area. Lincolnshire County Council required one system solution to monitor all sub-leased offices while providing a customised and individual security and access control solution to each company in the complex. Access control points were required for all areas, while each office required its own security system for independent use. In addition, the office complex has its own car park intended for office users only and access control of the car park barrier was required. Additionally, the security management system needed to handle different entry authorisation levels for different personnel working on different schedules. As companies run their operations varyingly and often work on weekends and in the evenings, the system had to provide flexibility to support this.

The solution

RISCO Group's access control system manages access of different personnel with different authorisation levels

RISCO Group's SynopSYS Security & Building Management software platform was chosen as a solution that met all requirements. The security solution in the building is comprised of ProSYS Integrated Security System together with iWISE detectors in each office; an additional ProSYS is installed in the shared building space to protect the stairwell and the main entrance.

RISCO Group's access control system manages access of different personnel with different authorisation levels into each area in the building. The car park barrier is controlled by the access control system using the same card access given to each of the 150 employees working in the building.

A caretaker checks the status of the system via SynopSYS and ensures each office is armed at the close of each working day. In case an authorised worker enters the building during the evenings or on the weekend, SynopSYS identifies the employee according to the access card ID and the caretaker disarms the relevant partition in the main ProSYS to allow the employee entrance to the relevant area and office.

The highlights

  • SynopSYS enables control and management of the whole complex from one user interface, allowing to set/unset the security system, lock down doors with ease and alert the authorities in case of an intrusion attempt.
  • The system is extremely flexible, easy to manage and operate; and serves the building's purpose of sub-leasing office space.
  • Each employee in each company in the complex was issued an access control card and a security pin code with different authorisation levels.
  • Currently over 150 people are using the system, and additional users are added immediately as required.

The customer's point of view

The System Integrator, R.J. Coleman commented: "The SynopSYS Building Management Software provides the perfect management tool, this high-end project was easy to implement and install."

The Centre Manager of Lincolnshire County Council added: "RISCO Group has not only met all our requirements, but have surpassed all our expectations. We will be happy to use this system solution in our upcoming projects."

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