Case studies

Robust security strategy important in enhancing banking security

As prime targets for criminals, banks have always faced major security challenges. But today, when banks are pressed to increase revenues, improve operational efficiency, and mitigate risk, defending against security threats is increasingly expensive. Two key drivers in the banking sector are customer trust and operational efficiency. Both are significantly strengthened by a quality integrated ‘smart’ banking security solution. Smart banking security solution A robust security stra...

The importance of customer service and modern security solutions in tackling disasters and time of tragedy

The saying goes that “business is business,” but many experienced executives in this industry have come to learn that a few ounces of compassion and understanding can sometimes be both necessary and appreciated. Operations don't always go as planned; we know that uncontrollable, tragic incidents may occur, and we want to be sure we're there for our customers and partners when they need it the most. This time of need often presents itself during a significant crisis, such as the one...

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...

ACT365 ensures all-round campus security by keeping students safe while they study

ACT365 is a complete access control and video management solution. Access control and video management are key security systems and ACT365 creates a unified integrated system, delivering a force that gives users far greater visibility and control of their assets. ACT365 access control solution Ease of use and convenience are key ingredients to the product’s strength and depth in the field. Critically, it allows end-users the ability to manage their systems remotely, including viewing liv...

Maximising security with facial recognition and RFID access control at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup, and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, and Samara. Security will be a big talking point across the competition, which takes place between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are in the Russian capital. So, how does a host city or country maximis...

SiPass integrated Security Management System secures Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a complex in the bay of Phaliron in Athens which includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the National Opera. The Center was designed by architect Renzo Piano was built by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The €566 million project was completed end of 2016 and will be donated to the Greek state during 2017. Plans for a big scale donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation started in 1998. Initially the foundati...

Vanderbilt’s ACT access control solution used to upgrade security at Toyota plant in Deeside

Vanderbilt’s ACT access control solution was recently installed by BDI Security Solutions Ltd at sites in Burnaston, Derbyshire, and Deeside, North Wales, for car manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. At Deeside, Toyota operates a 115-acre engine plant. Together, the two sites represent investment of £2.5bn and employ 3,000 people. For the plant’s security, Toyota wanted a tailored solution that would enable them to operate from a virtual environment and respond pr...

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...

Twin city Hardware upgrades its access control systems from Lock and key to Vanderbilts ACT365 solution

Twin City Hardware (TCH) has more than 130 years of experience providing opening and access solutions for commercial, architectural and residential construction projects throughout the United States. It began as an old-time hardware store in 1883, originally known as Twin City Hardware & Heating Co. In 1954, it was bought by George Boomer, Sr., who transformed the business into an opening and access solutions hardware supplier for many commercial jobs around the Twin Cities, including the S...

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...

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What is the changing role of training in the security industry?

Even the most advanced and sophisticated security systems are limited in their effectiveness by a factor that is common to all systems – the human factor. How effectively integrators install systems and how productively users interface with their systems both depend largely on how well individual people are trained. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the changing role of training in the security and video surveillance market?

Dispatches from Security Essen 2018: New layout, artificial intelligence and GDPR

Security Essen 2018, held in Messe Essen, Germany, promised attendees a newly modernised trade show with a simplified layout and more interactive experience. Compared to previous years, halls were reorganised by technology area, with aisles laid out to make more direct pathways for attendees. The fair welcomed 950 exhibitors and more than 36,000 trade visitors from the global security market. Several manufacturers mentioned that footfall had been lighter than expected, but that the show had del...

ASIS focuses on emerging technologies and the future of the security industry at GSX 2018

The second day of Global Security Exchange (GSX), the security industry’s flagship event, was jam-packed with security professionals eager to get first-hand exposure to exhibitors and vendors offering innovative solutions that solve traditional everyday security issues as well as deliver emerging technologies to solve problems of the future, such as AI, blockchain and AR/VR. Security education and insights GSX provides an outstanding opportunity for our members to gain education and insi...