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Security in hostile times

Jon Hill, Video Product Specialist for security manufacturer Bewator, a Siemens business, discusses the issue of security for British firms operating in hostile environments abroad, and looks at what companies in these situations can do to improve security.  In an age of war, terrorism and unequal distribution of wealth, British firms operating in sectors, such as the petrochemical, aerospace and offshore industries need to ensure they secure their businesses and provide a safe working envi...

Bewator joins Arctic Circle Expedition

Cwmbran-based Access Security Specialist, Bewator, has assisted one man and his team of supporters in a charity fundraising motorcycle expedition to the Arctic Circle.Managing Director of Bewator Ltd, Robert Cotterill, lent his support to close friend, John Foster, in a 2,200 mile trip in aid of the British Heart Foundation, a charity John shares a personal affiliation with.Six years ago John, a keen motorcyclist, was diagnosed with incurable congestive heart failure.  Although his conditio...

Siemens takes up residence at the Møller Centre

To help improve and update the security system at the Møller Centre, a leading Cambridge-based residential training and conference centre, the company has chosen to install the latest Siemens Building Technologies Security Products access security system.The conference centre is owned by Churchill College at Cambridge University and was designed by Danish architect, Henning Larsen.  The AP Møller Foundation of Denmark funded the building to promote continuing educati...

Siemens gets to the heart of radio security

To help improve the safety and security of staff, one of the Midlands' most popular commercial radio stations, 100.7 Heart fm, has chosen to install Siemens Building Technologies Security Products' latest access security system.100.7 Heart fm, located at studios in a courtyard just off Birmingham's busy Broad Street, serves a weekly audience of some 840,000 listeners across Warwickshire and the West Midlands.Like all media outlets, it needs to have tight security - especially due to it...

Siemens enhances security at Evelina Children's Hospital

To help ensure the security and safety of its patients and staff, the new Evelina Children's Hospital in London has installed SiPass Entro access control system from Siemens Building Technologies Security Products.The state-of-the-art children's hospital is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has 140 inpatient beds, including a 20 bed paediatric intensive care unit for the sickest children, and three operating theatres.  In addition to the health and wellbei...

Frontline’s expertise receives recognition

Frontline Security Solutions expertise at installing CCTV systems has been recognised by Bewator with the 2006 Award for Best Video Partner for UK and Ireland.The award was presented to Peter McKelvey a Director of Frontline at an awards dinner held during IFSEC by Bewator's CEO, Bo Kastensson.Commenting on the award Peter said: "We are delighted to have been chosen for this award.  It reflects the hard work and effort that all my colleagues have put in to ensure that we design, instal...

Bewator launches comprehensive buyer’s guide and price list

Access security specialist, Bewator has just launched a comprehensive and combined Access and Video Products Buyers Guide and Price List.  For the first time the brochure will provide customers with all the necessary pricing and integration information for both access and video products in one easy to follow document. The Buyer's Guide and Price List reflects Bewator's ethos of providing its customers with cost effective and easy to use solutions, and combines access and video product speci...

Siemens Building Technologies Security Products gets to the Heart of Radio Security

BackgroundHeart FM is one of the Midlands' most popular commercial radio stations.  From its studios in a courtyard just off Birmingham's busy Broad Street, it serves a weekly audience of some 778,000 listeners across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, with a core target audience of 25 - 44 year olds.Like all media outlets, it needs to have tight security - especially due to its central location, which offers an open face to the public.  This makes strictly controlling access to all,...

Bewator Entro secures prestigious Swedish redevelopment

Bewator Entro access control system was recently installed as part of Sweden's prominent Skarholmen Centre redevelopment. Leading access security specialist, Siemens Building Technologies Security Products, was commissioned by Swedish security installers, Skanska and Flexib El, to provide an integrated solution for security and access control to the construction site of this 60,000 m2, half a billion kronor (ca. 40 million pounds) Skarholmen redevelopment. This comprehensive redevelopm...

A tale of two CCTVs, by Jon Hill, Bewator

Today's CCTV systems are unrecognisable from the basic camera and monitor configurations that first appeared in the 1960s.  Here, Bewator's video systems specialist, Jon Hill, takes a look at the development of CCTV technology and examines the capability of the latest generation of systems.The UK's very first video surveillance system was installed by London Transport in 1961.  The system was basic, consisting of two, black and white cameras which were connected by coaxial cable to bas...

Education Security: you too can be creative...

A cause for concern. Vandalism, arson, theft, bullying and aggressions on staff, child abduction or abuses…Ultimately, it is the responsibility of primary and secondary schools or universities to ensure the safety and security of staff, pupils, and visitors to their premises.  Damaged or stolen properties and sick-days taken by teachers after physical or mental ill-treatment by pupils or parents are also costing millions to the education sector every year.But funding a security syste...

Luxury hotel gets Five-Star security equipment from Siemens Building Technologies Security Products

Siemens Building Technologies Security Products are specially designed to integrate easily with your existing equipment and databases - and once installed they can readily form the basis on which to build for the futureAbout the Celtic Manor Resort Set outside Newport, in 1,400 acres of parkland, The Celtic Manor Resort is a world-class five-star hotel and one of Europe’s leading convention resorts.  As well as the 400-room, 32 suite, luxury hotel, the resort boasts a 1,500 deleg...