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Aviation
As the Aviation industry continues to evolve, it faces a unique set of challenges that are set to test the ingenuity and resilience of the sector. From the tough economic climate to the increasing overheads required to meet the ever changing security standards and the pressure to significantly reduce carbon footprints, airports and airlines increasingly have to use technology to help them meet their business goals.

Common issues associated with airports include passenger and staff safety, managing access levels and cargo theft. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products.

Commercial / Industrial
There are some challenges with this sector as most companies have to meet certain Commercial/Industrial standards. The security and safety systems have to be reliable with an uptime close to 100%. This requirement is met by our high availability and disaster recovery components. In addition, companies have to have a very specific and well defined process of evacuations and accounting of their personnel.

Other challenges are outdoor installations and extremely hot and/or cold temperatures. This requires system components that function across wide ranges of temperature, humidity and exposure to foreign matter such as dust, grease, etc.

No matter how diverse your business is, all of these issues and more can be addressed using integrated solutions from Tyco Security Products.

Education
Common issues associated with educational facilities, which are often multi-site, include vandalism and disruptive behaviour, incursion from unwanted visitors and managing access levels. Not only are the typical security measures of surveillance and access control necessary for the protection of the student population, but also broad area real-time notification to student and faculty of an immediate danger is required. Special types of access controls for Student Housing and Special Events are common. Student ID's that also serve as access control credentials. Data integration with student databases and use of mobile card readers at school events have also become commonplace.

All of these issues and more can be addressed using integrated solutions from Tyco Security Products.

Financial
Financial institutions face many challenges in today's economic climate. The ability to protect customers, staff, assets and premises is as important to a bank as providing customers with a more open 'self service' style of banking, but this can leave staff more vulnerable to physical attack.

Common issues associated with multisite financial institutions include monitoring high risk areas, customer and staff safety and managing restricted access. All these challenges however can be met with an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products.

Gaming, Sports & Leisure
Casinos, sports stadiums, and entertainment arenas have specific and unique requirements. They have to balance discreet surveillance watching out for unusual behaviour particularly in these times of a terrorist threat, but also integrating with other information systems for safe evacuation should the need arise.

Common issues associated with petrochemical, oil and gas facilities, which are often multi-site, include health and safety, managing access levels and securing the facilities against the ever present terror threat. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution of Access Control, Video and Fire solutions from Tyco Security Products.

Government
On August 27, 2004, Homeland Security Directive 12 (HSPD-12) was issued by President George W. Bush which mandated a new requirement for a government smart card standard. It was this initiative by the Federal Government that mandated a new standard for identification of Federal Government employees and contractors.

This mandate established requirements for a common interoperable government credential that can be used for logical and physical access control. This requirement also influenced similar smart card credentials for the Department of Defense (DOD) and Airports and Ports, to replace its legacy credentials with the newer smart cards.

The process of issuing and enrolment of these smart cards has driven tighter integration of enrolment and smart card authentication requirements with the physical access control systems (PACS).

There is also a move towards modernisation of older legacy systems to more robust computing platforms and open system architecture for integration and interoperability with other sub-systems such as Visitor management, IDS, CCTV and building systems.

Common issues associated with government facilities which are often multi-site are disparate legacy PACS, authentication of employees, contractors, visitors, managing access levels and system integration. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution from Tyco access control and video solutions.

Healthcare
Often it is not just one building; health systems and hospitals can have multiple sites and may involve multiple facilities spread out over a large geographical area or region. Patient, visitor, and staff safety and security is always a major concern. Managing access to the facility with no inconvenience or disruption can be difficult.

Common issues include equipment theft, managing restricted access and false accident claims to name but three, all of which are preventable with an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products.

IT / Telecom / Professional Services
As IT companies have become more aware of the necessity of physical security, it is now a requirement for all of them to have a physical security management structure responsible for securing their facilities, data centres, assets and to keep accurate records of who accessed what and when.

The physical security system(s) is one of the key components in managing employees, visitors and the company's real estate. Most IT companies use enterprise level physical security systems where uptime, redundancy and high availability is very critical to everyday operations. In addition to the physical security part, there is a high level of integration between the HR database and the physical security system database using LDAP, automated import, XML, and ODBC.

Video surveillance and Intrusion are usually integrated with the access control system to provide the full solution.

There are some challenges with IT companies as they get very involved with the physical security requirements and specifications. The system architecture, the database and the operating systems are key components for choosing a system. Logical Security is also very critical in this segment of the market.

All of these issues and more can be addressed using integrated solutions from Tyco Security Products.

Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, oil and gas facilities have specific and often high risk security issues. They also have to comply with many stringent regulations including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard or CFATS in the US.

This standard will give the industries involved a solid set of guidelines to follow to make sure that they are as safe as possible and that the surrounding public is better protected against possible terrorist attacks and other events.

Common issues associated with petrochemical, oil and gas facilities, which are often multi-site, include health and safety, managing access levels and securing the facilities against the ever present terror threat. All these challenges can be met with an integrated solution of Access Control, Video and Fire solutions from Tyco Security Products.

Ports / Maritime / Transportation
Ports have to protect against a wide range of threats that can range from ship borne to underwater based and from theft and vandalism to piracy. Not only do they have to meet security regulations such as the International Ship and Port facility Security code (ISPS) but they will have to meet the requirements of maritime regulations such as Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

In Transportation, the size of the industry leads to challenges in both the range of vulnerabilities and the volume of passengers and freight to be protected, creating a need for systems that can be scaled to meet requirements. Safety of passengers and the protection of freight are paramount and the ability to create co-ordinate responses to incidents is becoming increasingly critical.

Residential
To keep up with changing demands and residential market trends, intrusion detection manufacturers continue to add system features to their products. To address different home needs there are various products to meet the unique requirements of older homes versus new construction and single family homes versus high rise condominiums, ranging from basic to very hi tech models. Many homes no longer have traditional PSTN connections, therefore in some instances GSM is utilised as a primary method of communicating to the central stations.

Retail
These are shocking statistics but account for only some of the issues facing today's retailers. Trip/Slip claims and business efficiencies such as queue management, merchandising trends and warehouse controls are all common challenges for the retail industry and can be met with an integrated solution from Tyco Security Products.




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