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Secu365 is built specifically for small and medium business owners, simplifying security interactions for property managers, tenants, employees and visitors. Regardless of what type of service you provide, if you have a brick-and-mortar business, a well-rounded and easy-to-use security system is not just important—it's essential. Just take a look at a few of the benefits that you might be concerned about and get from the business security system Monitor customers and employees with video surveillance in case of any accidents that happen Help prevent theft, vandalism, and other crimes With a mobile device, remotely control your business from anywhere Furthermore, as businesses continue to maintain a mostly remote workforce, the drive towards adopting cloud-based and hybrid solutions has grown as well.Thus, with 24/7 video monitoring, indoor and outdoor cameras, integrated with biometric or mobile access—Secu365 system is the perfect way to protect your small business. It enables visual multi-validation of alarm events and real-time remote control.
HID® Signo™ Readers bring today’s organizations into the future of access control. Beyond its sleek, modern design, this cutting-edge reader platform provides flexible, reliable performance with support for an unmatched range of credential technologies. HID Signo extends the leadership position of HID Global in the access control industry while providing unrivaled security and powerful performance with the addition of new features to better fortify facilities and beyond. Upgrading your access control readers to HID Signo ensures convenience and security today while preparing you for whatever comes tomorrow—this is the signature promise of Signo. Key Features Highly Versatile - Support for the widest range of credential technologies, including HID Mobile Access via native Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. Also features Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) to support credentials in the Apple Wallet. Unparalleled Performance - Ultra secure storage of cryptographic keys on certified secure element hardware, plus a new surface detection feature that allows the reader to automatically recalibrate and optimize read range performance. Connected to the Future - All readers include out-of-the-box support for Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) for secure bidirectional communication. Each reader is also designed to be connected and managed remotely without “sneakernet” or the need to be physically touched.
CrossChex Mobile is the mobile version of CrossChex Software, which lets you add and manage everyone and grant access rights to them on a smartphone. Your staff can easily clock in and access to any places with just one click on the phone. Any of Anviz access control devices with Bluetooth function can be added to CrossChex Mobile, and the time attendance device with Bluetooth function can be also added to CrossChex mobile to have a clock in function and realize the access control function with linked to a Bluetooth micro access controller. CrossChex Mobile is suitable for the application in small offices, retail stores, gyms, clinics, etc.
Consisting of a fully functional hardware and firmware solution accompanied by an API integration package, HID Aero™ Controllers are ideal for access control providers who want to build solutions for small- to medium-size customers but do not want to incur the ongoing costs of designing, manufacturing, and maintaining panel hardware. The HID Aero controller product line is the successor to HID VertX® controllers. Key benefits of HID Aero include: Flexible—A future-proof platform that can protect end-user investment by its ability to adapt and grow to meet future needs. With its IP network base, HID Aero Controllers can connect to the internet or cloud-based systems for updates and offer interoperability with security systems. HID Aero also introduces powerful remote management capabilities for HID readers, enabling the simultaneous update of credential compatibilities for all HID Readers attached to an individual intelligent controller, at the touch of a button. Secure—Protect against costly exploits, vulnerabilities, and downtime with end-to-end security from credential to host, reducing attack vectors for system-level protection. HID Aero safeguards the entire security chain an identity travels along during the authentication process with TLS running in a FIPS 140-2 approved operating environment, OSDP secure channel and AES-256 encrypted communication. Trusted—Based on trusted HID Mercury™ technology to leverage the knowledge and expertise gained from 4+ million panels installed globally. HID Aero is also backwards compatible with VertX IO modules to protect current investments with HID Global. Future Proof and Highly Adaptable - HID Aero Controllers are built with openness and flexibility at their core. This open approach gives users unmatched freedom to choose from a wide range of HID-approved system manufacturers, as HID Aero is supported by a trusted network of software providers. This ecosystem reduces total cost of ownership by enabling users to migrate their existing systems over the entire deployment lifecycle. To enable our ecosystem of partners, HID Aero comes with a powerful API toolkit and full access to the developer environment. Beyond the freedom of choice, HID Aero is a future-proof controller platform that can adapt to the growing needs of small and medium-size organizations. Because HID Aero is IP-based, the controllers can connect to on-premise or cloud-based systems to perform access control configuration, command and control, and monitor system status. This also enables interoperability with parallel security systems. Furthermore, HID Aero Controllers run on Linux, an open source and standardized operating system that allows for quicker patch management as compared to proprietary systems. OSDP Verified - HID Aero controllers are SIA OSDP verified and provide interoperable solutions for open architecture access control applications. This further demonstrates that HID Physical Access Control Solutions comply to the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard, which reassures specifiers that they offer the intended interoperability and security.
Hikvision has announced the launch of its HikCentral Access Control software, which is designed for professional access control and time attendance management in an easier and more efficient way. This simplifies security and operations for small and medium businesses, who can integrate the system with their Hikvision access control and intercom products quickly and easily. With HikCentral Access Control, business customers can experience a wide range of benefits: Maximized security with advanced access control features and real-time alarmsThe HikCentral Access Control software supports a wide range of employee ID credentials, including fingerprints, cards, facial recognition, QR codes and PIN codes, to ensure flexibility and security for employee access authentication. What’s more, it also includes advanced access security features such as multi-door interlocking, anti-passback, and multi-factor authentication, providing high levels of protection for sensitive areas. Alarms are also triggered in real time when rules are breached, accelerating responses, and minimizing potential losses, damage, and other negative impacts. Minimized deployment complexity and costs for Access Control and Time Attendance ManagementThe new software requires limited hardware processing power. Customers with minimum hardware requirements of i3-CPU and 4 GB RAM can get the software up and running in minutes. Simplified setup process and management at ease With HikCentral software, customers can set rules for access permissions and work shifts quickly and easily. Instructions for doing this are available on the sidebar menu in the portal interface, reducing skills requirements and speeding up the process. When in use, operators can manage the software remotely with a mobile app at any time, from anywhere. Optimized HR reporting for data-driven decision making The HikCentral software provides detailed attendance reports to support better HR management. These can be exported easily into Excel, CSV or PDF formats, or integrated with third-party payroll systems to streamline HR administration. Intuitive user interfaceThe software offers a dynamic view of multiple sites of a building and access control device status based on an interactive E-Map. This allows effective responses to event alarms and device anomalies in a timely manner. The new HikCentral Access Control software is provided free of charge to Hikvision customers with up to 4 access doors, and up to 50 employees for clocking in and out. It can also be scaled quickly and flexibly for larger sites and workforces. Where necessary, it can also be upgraded to HikCentral Professional, which provides integrated management of video security, access control, and alarm systems, for end-to-end protection of people and assets.
The new HES ES100 Aperio® Wireless Integrated Electric Strike and Card Reader makes access control simple and affordable without having to run wire to every door. Why Wireless? Time: install is quicker than traditional strikes since you don't have to run any wire to the opening. Cost: labor and material costs can really add up. Get the job done faster and with fewer man hours. Ease: running wire to an opening can be difficult...and sometimes impossible, depending on the application. Having a consistent and repeatable solution saves time and money. Why the HES ES100? It’s the most versatile way to retrofit an opening with real-time online access control. Electric Strike Features Works with all brands of cylindrical and mortise locks Field Configurable Monitoring Options Integrated horizontal frame adjustment and shim Modular field replaceable locking mechanism Card Reader Features Emergency override micro-USB for backup power HID multiCLASS SE, HID Mobile Access, NFC & BLE Designed to meet IP65 for harsh environments Powered by 2x AA lithium batterhies
Vanderbilt recently launched the latest updates to VCredential, their cloud-based credential management platform that offers users the ability to create and manage Bluetooth credentials independent of the access control platform. What is VCredential? VCredential represents Bluetooth access control technology that is easy to use, simple to navigate, and offers the added benefit of mobility for users. Originally launched in September 2020, VCredential was developed in response to the growing trend of virtualization, a shift in the market to touchless door access, and the ever-evolving landscape of added security threats. Now, 10 months on from that first release, VCredential has been developed further. The key feature of this new release is the simplification of the authorization process that allows customers to use a Bluetooth credential. What’s New? VCredential was proving such an intriguing option for customers that this latest release now means that the process of creating and managing Bluetooth credentials is even faster. The process has been reduced to a simple two-step program now. Admin sends out an email invitation to the user. This email contains instructions for the user on downloading the VI Mobile ID app alongside a 6-digit alphanumeric activation code. The end-user downloads the VI Mobile ID Bluetooth app enters the activation code. The credential is now ready for use. It is as simple as that. Why Use VCredential? All the original benefits of VCredential still remain. Smartphone credentials are time and cost-effective alternatives to managing physical credentials that enable mobile phones to be used just like a traditional access control card or tag. The addition of mobile credential functionality is critical in today’s threat landscape as more users demand touch-free flexibility and a streamlined approach to visitor management and access control. VCredential is a one-off license purchase as opposed to a subscription-based model that would include annual charges per virtual credential. With this latest version, now credentials on lost, stolen, or old phones can be deactivated and transferred over to a customer’s new device meaning there are truly no hidden or extra costs, allowing for big savings in the long-term. Greater Control Moreover, thanks to additional integration functions, the creation, and management of Bluetooth credentials can now be carried out directly by the administrator within ACTpro and SiPass integrated systems for easier management and greater control. Meanwhile, the integration with the award-winning ACTpro reduces the workload on the operator by automating the issuing of Bluetooth credentials to cardholders from within the ACTpro software. It also enables the customer to manage credential allocation through this single interface.
Highly secure – Like all Seos credentials, Seos Essential is Secure Identity Object® (SIO)-enabled, which allows for multi-layered security beyond card technology and the protection of identity data from unauthorized access Simplified, cost-effective migration – Support for read/write identification is provided using 125 kHz contactless technology to enable migration from legacy 125 kHz credential technologies Convenient – Fully supported by HID Signo, iCLASS SE®, multiCLASS® SE, HID Prox and Indala reader platforms Heightened privacy protection – Seos Essential offers best-in-class data and privacy protection by incorporating mutual authentication and secure messaging mechanisms into stringent best practices for data protection
Remote access control from anywhere Built on a cybersecure web platform, the Software House C•CURE 9000 Web-Base client lets you manage personnel and monitor alarms from anywhere in the world on any PC with an internet browser. With an adaptive interface, you get the information that you need when you need it. The C•CURE 9000 Web-Base client allows you to easily perform tasks such as configuring, editing, and viewing personnel records and user credentials, and assigning clearances and roles. Alarm monitoring is also made easy with color-coded bubble images for a visually dynamic user experience. Along with the Event Viewer, manual actions and intrusion zones have been designed to handle core alarm management functions for critical infrastructure projects. Balancing security responsibilities Customize what employees can view based on their roles within an organization using Web Views. This allows you to streamline productivity and balance both responsibility and workload. Corporate security administrators can delegate control to individual department managers allowing them to grant access in the physical areas for which they are responsible. Customization for enhanced user experience With the C•CURE 9000 web-based client, you can dynamically change the appearance of personnel screens, customizing the user interface to show different tabs, columns, and fields based on a user’s role within the organization. Simply drag and drop from a list of more than 100 fields to show only the fields you need to see, streamlining and enhancing the user experience. A responsive layout automatically adjusts and adapts to device screen size and orientation.
Anviz CrossChex is a personnel identity verification, access control and time attendance management system. The system facilitates management of personnel information by biometric technology and helps meet customer's time attendance and access control requirements. CrossChex Cloud is a cloud-based time attendance software and can be used to access data anywhere, anytime, from any browser. You can schedule attendance requirements for a specific employee and create shifts for their work period within one click. During this global pandemic, CrossChex Cloud can work with Anviz biometric time clocks to enable users to check whether their employees are wearing a mask or not, and get timely reports on - employee attendance record, entrance record, and temperature record.
HID Global, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced the most feature-rich implementation of the latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential. This new access control credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 delivers this technology’s full range of advanced security and privacy capabilities and reinforces them with HID’s powerful model for identity data protection. This HID credential provides AES128 encryption, a secure channel for protecting card data from man-in-the-middle attacks, and a random unique identifier (UID) for protecting user privacy. The credential works with readers based on MIFARE DESFire EV1 and EV2 products and is interoperable with HID® Signo™, iCLASS SE®, and multiCLASS SE® readers. In addition to choosing standard or custom security profiles to meet their specific needs, users can take advantage of HID’s Secure Identity Object™ (SIO®) model that protects a credential’s identity data through key diversification, authentication signatures, and encryption. Users can create multi-technology cards with HID’s credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 to provide a smooth migration path from vulnerable legacy, low-frequency 125 kHz-based systems to modern and secure credential technology. What are the benefits of HID Global’s MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential solution? Feature-rich security that offers profile choices to fit your needs Advanced security features that aren’t available elsewhere, such as modern encryption, mutual authentication and secure messaging and SIOs Key management and card formatting that adhere to the highest standards of data protection and governance Click here for more information.
Symmetry Mobile is a web credential application designed to be used with AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Bluetooth readers. Symmetry Mobile is a convenient solution for organizations using mobile devices or in conjunction with physical credentials for users who are transitioning to a mobile system to gain access to secured doors. It works with AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control system, as well as other access control systems, providing a seamless, efficient and cost-effective solution for enterprise users deploying more than one system. The touchless solution supports multi-factor authentication when used with a PIN or biometric (fingerprint or facial recognition) on both Android and Apple iOS devices. Users can type their PIN or use a biometric on their phone, eliminating the need to touch the reader and in support of COVID-19 guidelines. The frictionless setup of a credential eliminates the need to physically interact with the security team. Organizations can centrally issue and manage mobile credentials, photos and devices to their entire user base from a remote location, eliminating the need to buy and carry a physical credential and come into the badge office. The virtual credential in Symmetry Mobile displays a person’s name and photo. An unlimited number of credentials can be stored within their digital wallet, allowing people who need to access multiple sites using different access control systems to use the same mobile device. In an effort to support businesses that required employees to be on-site and ensure the health and safety of the labor force, AMAG developed a customizable health screening questionnaire to help reduce the risk of potentially infected employees from entering a building. Upon successful completion of the questionnaire, an employee’s physical access card or mobile credential will be enabled for a specified period of time, for example, one day. If the form is not completed successfully, the access card will expire and the employee will be denied access to the building. The system will send email notifications to managers for visibility. The questionnaire’s functionality operates independently and can be used on virtually any existing Symmetry Access Control system installation — and without any local infrastructure changes. Symmetry Mobile data is highly secure, as all of the data is encrypted when sent to the reader or stored on the phone, ensuring the mobile solution is completely secure. Users can customize the signal strength and read range on a per device and/or per person basis, increasing security and accommodating those who may need a longer read range, such as a person in a wheelchair, to open a door. Door read and unlock time is less than 1.2 seconds. Symmetry Mobile is available as a hosted or on-premise solution. The app is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, and is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Incedo™ Business Cloud access management from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is created for businesses on the move, who need a flexible security solution which grows with them. Now, security managers managing an Incedo Business solution can work remotely too – while maintaining complete control over their building’s access points. Incedo connects security software and hardware within a single, seamless platform. To accommodate the restless change and disruption of modern business life, Incedo enables scaling up or down on demand. And now, the new Incedo Business Cloud management keeps security and facility managers in control of their premises from wherever they happen to be right now. Incedo Business Cloud solves many pressing daily challenges of access management, Managers no longer need to be on-site to handle day-to-day security. It operates securely 24/7 from any PC with an internet connection. Installing the system is easy, with no complex integrations needed. Software updates are regular and automatic, with real-time reports and analytics available with a few clicks.
With the SMARTair® Openow™ app, security managers enjoy Update-on-Card functionality and a touchless credential handling process. Openow brings online benefits to existing offline devices in a SMARTair access control system, so management tasks are completed more efficiently. Powerful features usually only available in online mode are now enabled for SMARTair offline locks — without any need to fit dedicated wall updaters or communications HUBs. This means no cabling at all; and faster, less invasive installation. Now, every time a user opens a SMARTair door with Openow, the event and entire door history are reported in the SMARTair software, alerting security managers about low battery status, access denied, out of time zone and more. Openow is the convenient mobile solution for SMARTair wireless access control systems. Users store validated digital keys securely in their own Openow app. To open a SMARTair lock, they simply tap their phone against its inbuilt BLE reader. An encrypted Bluetooth connection connects the phone and locking device to quickly approve or deny a unlock request. With Openow, if you have your phone, you are already carrying your keys. Facility managers get through their access management workload faster when they replace traditional card and tag credentials with Openow. Because Openow and the intuitive SMARTair TS1000 software handle everything, virtual keys may be securely deployed over-the-air to anywhere in the world and security managers can easily and quickly update access plans. Delays in issuing or revoking keys for sensitive doors no longer jeopardize site security or business efficiency. There are no physical credentials to handle or track; no card encoders to buy; and no queues at reception for staff or visitors awaiting credentials being issued. The entire credential handling process — for both building users and security managers — is touchless.
With resistance to attack and extreme weather, wire-free installation and battery-powered operation, the new SMARTair i-gate Electronic Padlock is built for use almost anywhere. This new device in the SMARTair wireless access control range enables facility managers to add real-time control to non-electrified gates, cupboards, cabinets, closets, crates and more — wherever they are and whatever the climate. Security and access needs do not stop at the perimeter door. Yet finding reliable locking devices which are easy to operate with an electronic access system can be difficult. Gates and outbuildings are hard to reach with cabling. Access devices may not have the resilience required for operation outdoors. The i-gate meets all these challenges. The SMARTair i-gate padlock is robust enough for almost any climate. It has a watertight cover (IP68 rating) and an internal cylinder with Durability EN 15684 Class 6 Certification. It is battery powered and works with all standard proximity credential technologies, including MIFARE®, DESFire and iCLASS®, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy. Upgrading an existing padlocked closure involves simply swapping the devices and integrating the i-gate Padlock into an existing or new SMARTair wireless access control system. No drilling or wiring is required. Exterior and interior openings previously unsuited to electronic access control can now be controlled and monitored from the SMARTair TS1000 or Web Manager. An i-gate is compatible with any SMARTair system management option, including mobile management via the Openowä app.
Delta Scientific VK612 is a standard glass to glass corner booth. It is designed to provide protection from the changing environment and to offer security to users' facility. Pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), the standard booth is fully assembled and ready for service. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific VK816 is a standard glass to glass corner booth. It is designed to provide protection from the changing environment and to offer security to users' facility. Pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), the standard booth is fully assembled and ready for service. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific VK68 is a standard glass to glass corner booth. It is designed to provide protection from the changing environment and to offer security to users' facility. Pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), the standard booth is fully assembled and ready for service. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific BS816 is a shelter booth fully assembled ready to use. Delta provides an electrical “J” box for power connection, lights, skylights, benches and program schedule boxes, as required. It is a perfect solution for the customer waiting for a bus, rental car or other services. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500.Add to Compare
BS612 is a shelter booth fully assembled ready to use bus shelters. Delta provides an electrical “J” box for power connection, lights, skylights, benches and program schedule boxes, as required.Delta shelters are a perfect solution for the customer waiting for a bus, rental car or other services.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific VK46 is a standard glass to glass corner booth. It is designed to provide protection from the changing environment and to offer security to users' facility. Pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), the standard booth is fully assembled and ready for service. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation CK5678 - IL standard guard booth is designed to provide protection from the changing environment and to offer security to the facility. It is pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), standard booths are fully assembled and ready for service. The booth's sliding door is fabricated from structural steel with top suspension aluminum track ball bearing carriers.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation CK610BR4 is a high security guard booth designed for border stations, federal and state buildings, military bases. It is pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase). The booth's sliding or swing door is fabricated from structural steel with heavy duty hardware for bullet resistance.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation BioBooths for inspectors to safely receive and open mail, isolating the rest of the staff and facility from exposure if bio-hazards are suspected. The booth is self-contained, prefabricated, pre-wired and UL-listed.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation Round booths for areas where the typical square design will not work. The booth provides full view with no corner post interruptions. The rounded booths come with swing or sliding doors. It is pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), Delta round booths are fully assembled and ready for service.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation BS59 is a shelter guard booth for customers waiting for a bus, rental car or other services. The booth is provided with an electrical "J" box for power connection, lights, skylights, benches and program schedule boxes.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation CK568 is a custom booth. It is pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), custom booths are fully assembled and ready for service. The booth's sliding or swing door is fabricated from structural steel. CK568 has a heavy duty steel counter with electrical access port.Add to Compare
Delta Scientific Corporation VK5678 - IL is a glass to glass corner booth. The booth's sliding door is fabricated from structural steel with top suspension type. The glass to glass corners has 1/4" clear/tinted tempered safety glazing and concealed interior fasteners. Pre-wired to N.E.C. (125 AMP, 120/240 Volt, 6/12 station, single phase), standard booths are fully assembled and ready for service. All structural members meet or exceed ASTM A500. Steel tubing to be 2" x 2" x .083. Sheet metal to be 14 GA. CRS, (galvanized/pre-primed).Add to Compare
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The role of physical security has expanded and grown rapidly over recent years. Below are some of our observations, particularly throughout the pandemic, and a look towards the changing times ahead. The new era of physical security The role of private security has shifted dramatically over the last decade and beyond. Historically, the focus was on protecting assets such as property and goods, but more frequently now the sector is being asked to play an even bigger role in protecting the public from physical danger. During the current coronavirus pandemic this has increased to high profile marshalling in city centres and public areas to ensure social distancing is in place, as well as managing people and traffic through COVID-19 Testing Sites. The role of private security has shifted dramatically over the last decade and beyond As these responsibilities have changed so to have the expectations on the industry, which are now wide ranging. However, this is not a new phenomenon, as we have seen how this has specifically impacted on the role of door supervisors in recent years. Whereas this primarily used to be focused on protecting the venues themselves, this role has now expanded with the same door supervisors finding themselves responsible for areas beyond merely the front entrance. Not only are they fulfilling the traditional role, but they are increasingly relied upon to provide welfare and support far beyond the traditional remit. Credit needs to be given to the industry and those within it who have driven these changes, particularly with regards to what can be termed ‘safeguarding’. Whilst mandatory SIA licence training includes specific guidance and instruction for 'safeguarding', or how to help vulnerable people, it was instigated by the industry itself. As a result, now the person being refused entry to a venue due (for whatever the reason), now finds themselves often being helped by the door supervisor, for example, by arranging a taxi for them, rather than allowing a young and/or vulnerable person - perhaps separated from their friends, to wander off alone into the night. Pandemic constraints Throughout the pandemic, security operatives are being deployed to provide a positive physical presence to support and instil the importance of social distancing, mask wearing and to ensure the safety of the public. Who would have thought that in 2020 it would be commonplace to see the vast majority of supermarkets, large and small, with an obvious security presence! Filling a void (changing responsibilities) Alongside this, and for some time increasingly private security has been asked to fill a vacuum created by greater demands on policing and consequently they have naturally moved towards contributing to what can be termed 'place management'. The latter was a concept that primarily came about as efforts increased to 'revive' towns and city centres where a safe, welcoming, inclusionary environment was seen as critical to attracting a wider demographic, rather than the dominant economy being centred around night-life, which was seen as the domain of the 'young'. You may have read about efforts to diminish the distinction between the day, evening and night-time economies and replicate what was happening in the large out of town ‘retail’ centres e.g. the Trafford Centre in Manchester. There you can shop, eat, drink, watch a film, bowl almost at any time in the day. Towns and cities have increasingly tried to replicate this, for example asking other venues, such as museums to stay open longer. Responsibilities have also shifted towards enforcing legislation when appropriate, particularly at a local level Consequently, with greater expectations placed on private security operatives today, as well as their traditional role of protecting property and people, their skill set is extending to include a greater emphasis on customer service and being well voiced in welfare issues. Also, responsibilities have also shifted towards enforcing legislation when appropriate, particularly at a local level, which is further evidence of security operatives increasingly taking on duties and responsibilities which have previously always been in the remit of the police or other enforcement personnel. Framework schemes to facilitate this have transited online, and been under public scrutiny, most notably the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). CSAS allows Police Chief Constables to 'allocate' powers to accredited security providers operating in their geographical regions, which whilst it has been in existence for many years isn’t probably widely known about beyond the industry itself. Training must meet the need This leads to the question of training: we need to talk about training and what’s necessary in this new era of security, in line with the increased expectations and responsibilities of the security operative. Where does the role of private security start and stop? All regulated security operatives have been given specific training to gain their SIA licence, and many companies operating in the field of large-scale crowd management offer their own bespoke learning and development. Such training can include: Stages and pits (area found in front of the stage) Externals (often outside the footprint of the licensed venues) Directional stewards Roaming response operatives With such courses being optional and unregulated, how do we create an adequate baseline skills base? Whilst some of this training can be accredited and/or included in recognised qualifications it can be the case that security providers have developed their own ‘guidance’, which for some companies is used to respond to emerging risks. The industry being asked to be integral to the pandemic response is an example of where companies are putting together guidance, which may be based on emerging central Government thinking. The science of large-scale events Over the years we have seen a real boom in events. Specifically, large scale (50,000+) music events are no longer restricted to festivals and have been seen as a lucrative source of income, for example, the use of football stadia in the closed season, to maximise year round usage. For example, a number of years ago Manchester City Football Club staged the return of Take That resulting in a wider demographic attending events, from your older fan, probably with children the same age as they were when they last saw them live, to young children attending their first live music event and everybody in between. Safely managing these types of 'diverse' event and crowd management has become a science in its own right with many considerations including crowd dynamics, crowd behaviour, ingress and egress planning, transport plans and of course, contingency planning for the unexpected. Maintaining public safety – applying the science Consequently, if the overarching aim for any pandemic response is public safety, then the objective for the security industry should mirror this, aiming to maintain complete safety for the public. If the overarching aim for any pandemic response is public safety, then the objective for the security industry should mirror this This should always include managing the flow of people in highly charged environments, now with the added consideration of social distancing in what are worrying times for the average person on the street. Private security has a pivotal role to play as social conventions are rebuilt and the world grasps its new normal. Where you want to gain compliance by cooperation then it needs to be certain that the security operatives are: "the right people, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things and working alongside the right partners". We believe that this can only be achieved by applying science to these situations, a skill that that is second nature to those who routinely deliver effective security. We need to clarify the role of manned security providers covering the limitations and extent of their responsibilities. This needs to be unanimous across the licensing bodies, employers and public in order for operatives to fulfil the role and an industry benchmark set. Security firms are not the police, BUT it is important to note that their role is integral to keeping people safe.
The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more conscious of who is coming and going from our property. Whether it is a family home, business premises or public building, property owners want full control over access for protection and peace of mind. As a provider of access control technologies, we are seeing a growing demand for automated gates with a variety of access control systems. There are a number of considerations that buyers need to make when investing. And as an installer, there is advice that you can offer to help your clients make the right choice for their property. Here are some of the key considerations you’ll need to make and discuss with your client. Whomever you buy from, you should be offered more than a simple instruction manual. Electronic locks, magnetic locks and code security In the first instance, you’ll need to advise on the type of lock and access control available. Electronic locks release on the operation of the automation system to allow the gates to open. Locks are required for all non-locking (also known as reversible) operators and are recommended for any gate on a multi-user site or any gate over 2.5m. Apply the same logic to an automated gate as you would to a domestic door – for example, you wouldn’t fit your front door with a lock on the same side as the hinges or a drop bolt at the hinge end of a manual gate so why dispense with this logic when the gate is automated? Electronic locks release on the operation of the automation system to allow the gates to open There are a number of locks on the market including magnetic locks, drop locks that “shoot” a bolt into the ground and side latching locks. These are all designed for external use. While the gate itself will provide physical security, the customer will want to feel in control of who enters their property, when and for what purpose. Consider access for post and deliveries, waste disposal and visitors arriving on foot etc. There is a range of options available. Intercom systems will allow the user to vet visitors, keypad entry can allow remote access for visitors with a specific code, remote controls allow an oncoming driver to open the gates without getting out of the vehicle, and a timer control can be used to open or close the gates at certain times of the day. Vehicle detection loops can be installed discreetly under the tarmac allowing the presence of vehicles to exit the gates and prevent closing whilst obstructed. Sliding gates versus swinging gates There are a number of locks on the market including magnetic locks, drop locks that “shoot” a bolt into the ground and side latching locks Gates can be automated to either swing or to slide open and in the case of swinging gates, the opener may be concealed underground or gate mounted. The most suitable opener for your installation will depend on the space available and the type of gate selected. Concealed underground automation is ideal for highly ornate gates. However, where gates are fully infilled (typical of many timber designs), gate mounted openers are concealed from the front of the gate by the gate leaf and present a cost-effective option. The choice between slide and swing is largely down to space - swing gates require a clear space for their opening arc whilst sliding gates require space to one or both sides of the gate. Sliding gates are perhaps the best choice where the drive slopes or when drive space is limited, as they use the least space when opening. Voltage Most swing gate and sliding systems are available in 24v or 230v. The 24v systems still need 230v mains power – there is a transformer built into the 24v control panels. Deciding which voltage to use can include a combination of factors such as the material of the gates, the location of the system and the safety features you want. Concealed underground automation is ideal for highly ornate gates With wrought iron gates, the wind can pass through them whereas with fully boarded wooden gates (popular because they give full privacy) the wind has nowhere to go, so they act like sails. For commercial or industrial applications with larger entrances and a heavy gate, you may need 3 Phase 400v power (sliding gates only). Installing gate motors in confined spaces The environment in which you are fitting may well influence which gate and motor you recommend. Will it be in an exposed area which is subject to the elements? Will it be positioned on a slope? Sliding gates are perhaps the best choice where the drive slopes or when drive space is limited Installers have always faced the challenge of installing gate motors in confined spaces. When fitting a pedestrian gate, there is often limited space in which to work – potentially making an installation time consuming and technically demanding. If this is the case for you, consider a gate operator which is designed specifically for installations with limited space for manoeuvre. An example of this is the E5 compact gate operator. The operator is not only small but has an optional slide lever attachment designed for installations where there is extremely limited space, meaning that just 8cm of the pillar is needed for installation. What’s more, improved fixing points and a simple ‘hook and fasten’ process means assembly is safe, quick and straight forward. Ultimately, you’ll be looking for a good quality, reliable product with good service. Work with a supplier that offers more than just a manual. If they are happy to offer training, their time and advice when you buy, the chances are you’ll get their support long term.
Public spaces in cities and suburbs are important places for community development and promoting outdoor recreation. These areas may include main streets, parks, promenades, band shells and fields. Such locations are often utilised by public event planners for community activities, including summer festivals, wintertime ice skating rink installations, music concerts and art fairs. As the year drew to a close, holiday and Christmas markets as well as major New Year’s Eve events, presented cities with constant public event security needs. The public nature of these events increases risks of incidents with high-speed vehicles that put attendees in danger. Fortunately, there are three ways for public space managers to prevent casualty-causing collisions and further promote the use of local public areas. Developing an effective action plan When strategising how to react to an alert, think about what time of the year and time of day the event is occurring It is important to have a plan developed before an incident or accident occurs. Warning systems, utilising doppler radar and digital loop technologies, alert guards to abnormal vehicle velocity changes in the surrounding area. Managers of public areas should organise a meeting with public safety authorities and local agencies to discuss what must immediately occur when a high-speed vehicle is approaching a public event. When strategising how to react to an alert, think about what time of the year and time of day the event is occurring. Having such a reaction plan in place combines technology and strategic planning to ensure everyone is on the same page to effectively target a threat and promote overall event safety. Securing public areas Ideally, there will be no need to implement a well-conceived action plan. After all, taking preventive measures to secure public areas where events take place is important to keep people safe from accidental vehicle collisions and intentional attacks. Protect attendees by clearly separating pedestrian and vehicle locations using security devices such as – Barricades Portable barriers Bollards Install guard booths Avoid the risk of vandalism and theft, making sure people are safe when walking back to the cars at night by keeping parking areas illuminated with flood lights. Install guard booths with employees who monitor activity in the parking area and who are prepared to react if an alert is triggered. Furthermore, prevent accidental collisions by clearly marking the parking area with informative warning signs and using barricades to direct traffic. These three tips can be used by public area managers to promote security at the next community event. Additionally, the technologies used to secure an event can also be used as infrastructure for year-round security. Installing gates that shut when the public space is closed or using aesthetically pleasing bollards are steps any public area manager can take to promote community safety.
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