Case studies

Vanderbilt’s SPC IP security system protects Coop retail chain in Switzerland

Coop wanted a security system to protect a number of their valuable instore goods, such as home electronics, cell phones, and tablets, perfumes, and jewelry. They wanted a modular alarm system that could transmit reliably with the most modern means of communication to the standard alarm receiving centers in Switzerland. They also wanted a solution that had proven reliability and fast alarm detection, and that was certified according to SES EN standards. It was essential that this solution would...

Vanderbilt collaborates with ComNet to enhance toll booth and plaza security

Vanderbilt’s SPC was recently deployed to act as part of a security and communication solution between a toll booth and plaza located on the M1 between Dublin and Belfast. At night time, the toll system is automated and therefore an intruder alarm system was needed for protection. The distance between the toll booth and plaza is 6.2 kilometres and the security systems – SPC and video cameras – had to be able to connect and operate over that distance so operators could get an ov...

NW Systems IP video unlocks multiple security & operational efficiencies at Chester Zoo, UK

Chester Zoo has grown rapidly since its foundation in 1930 so that today it is spread across more than 125 acres, and is home to more than 15,000 animals and 500 different species. It attracts more than 1.9 million visitors each year - making it the most popular UK visitor attraction outside London.  With further growth planned, Chester Zoo began a site-wide vulnerability assessment, led by the zoo’s then head of security, Nigel Peers, out of which flowed a series of recommendations...

Vectis video management provides enhanced surveillance for Douglas Borough Council

Vectis DVRs and network video software provided the solution for Douglas Borough Council Douglas Borough Council (DBC) in the Isle of Man developed an innovative concept of delivering video surveillance as a service to public sector users, such as schools, car parks, libraries, and the police. Video equipment requirements The video equipment used would have to be very versatile as it would need to work with existing cameras of various types, and it would also have to be scal...

Fitness World’s security is in good health with Vanderbilt SPC system

Vanderbilt SPC intruder alarm system’s flexibility meant that it could be used throughout the entire Fitness World estate Fitness World’s buildings are designed to be accessible and safe places for its members to train. Security is a high priority for the company and ensuring that only authorised members and personnel can enter the building is vital. Flexible intruder alarm system Vanderbilt SPC intruder alarm system’s built-in flexibility meant that it cou...

The Ritz London improves security with ACT access control system

An access control system was required that would cope with increased levels of hotel staff A London landmark, The Ritz London has been one of the world’s greatest and most renowned hotels since 1906. Minimising crime at the hotel With plans underway to expand The Ritz, staff entrances can often be perceived as an easy option for gaining unauthorised entrance to hotels. An access control system was required that would cope with the increased levels of staff and minimis...

Vanderbilt Industries news

How can security manufacturers improve after-sale service?

What happens after the sale is complete, after the contracts are all signed and sealed? That’s when an abundance of variables can kick in – variables that can mean the difference between a successful security system or a case of buyer’s remorse. The features and value of equipment involved in a security system are well known before the sale closes, as hopefully are the integrator’s and end-user’s expectations about after-sale service. But what is the reality of afte...

Vanderbilt to showcase ACT Enterprise security systems at Security Essen 2018

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that it would showcase the latest version of ACT Enterprise at Security Essen 2018. Along with demonstrations of the access control software solution, visitors to Security Essen can explore the full range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer at Stand 6D90, with a significant focus on increased integration within the company’s products and with third-party systems. The latest ACT Enterprise features, which i...

What technology will impact security most in the rest of 2018?

Where does the time go? Before you know it, here we are at mid-year reflecting on an eventful first half of 2018 in the physical security market. It’s also a good time for our Expert Panel Roundtable to pause and look ahead at what we might expect in the second half of the year. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What technology development will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2018?