Ensuring safety and security of all who work and experience award-winning cruise facilities, a leisure travel company has secured key management across its fleet with Traka. The integration sees Traka specialist key management systems integrated into a complete fleet, ensuring compliance to the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010 (Kerry Bill) in allowing only authorised staff access to dedicated areas on a bespoke curfew management system. Bespoke key management The number of ocean cruises taken last year reached over two million for the first time" Speaking about the integration, a representative from the cruise company said: “Cruise holidays are undeniably growing in popularity, as they give our guests the opportunity to experience being on board a floating city. For the UK and Irish market, the number of ocean cruises taken last year reached over two million for the first time, hitting a record 2,009,000 in 2018." “We have a necessary duty of care to ensure the high level of security and protection of our guests throughout their stay on any one of our luxury ships. Traka designed a bespoke key management solution that was simple to integrate and minimise interference with everyday operations to ensure not only compliance to cruise security but also an ability to capture audit control on every key in operation amongst our staff.” Cruise management platform “Together we believe this is a key step to improve ship safety and provide transparency and consistency, alongside dedicated accountability amongst all our staff. And in partnership, we can create an environment whereby guests can enjoy excellent standards of service throughout their stay on any one of our award-winning fleet.” “Traka worked closely with the technical team to install S-Touch key management systems across its fleets, with bespoke solutions designed per cruise facility. The dedicated curfew management feature integrated into each system can be set on any key, enforcing staff to return keys by a certain time, with an alert created on any asset that is not back in the allocated timeslot.” The result is improved productivity with lower collection and distribution time on staff handover" “The result is improved productivity with lower collection and distribution time on staff handover. And by integrating systems into the cruise management platform, even loggings could be specified on environmental and sustainability credentials in an innovative bid towards showcasing ‘green cruising.” Significant cruise community Ben Farrar, Traka Market Development Manager added: “Cruise ships are undeniably experiencing a booming market, with increased staff and fleets to accommodate demand. But within this, leading corporations have a role to play in highlighting the significance of compliance to the latest cruise regulation and guest safety.” “Traka created a bespoke system, enabling this prestigious fleet to benefit from essential security, including an ability to support authorised staff to control access to different areas, whether it be stock-taking or environmental control. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship to present various technical innovations and ensure even increased customer satisfaction across a significant cruise community.”
The London Clinic has installed bespoke Traka solutions to ensure accountable authorised access and instant audit control capability for keys across its state-of-the-art hospital facilities. Harley Street’s globally renowned London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise. With hundreds of keys and access points in operation across the hospital, the Security and Operations team was reliant on a manual logging in and out system, which was proving inefficient and risked time delays to patient care. In sourcing a more innovative way to keep track of authorised access, especially to drugs cabinets and the Clinic’s 10 specialist theatre areas, Traka was installed and networked across the site. The benefits of instant audit control capability and additionally being able to set curfews for different staff rotas has already made a significant difference in the efficient running of the Clinic. Ensuring safety of staff and patients Traka’s system is a breath of fresh air to monitor keys and instantly be aware of their location"“The vision and values of the Clinic have been developed through working with our Trustees, management teams and staff. As part of this process, we pride ourselves on being ‘pioneering’ not only in our attention to medical care but also in establishing better and more efficient ways of working,” says Lee Humphries, General Manager Security Operations at The London Clinic. “This is across every aspect of The Clinic, right down to daily operations. Security and key management are integral not only to the efficient running of the Clinic but also to ensure the safety of our staff, patients and guests. Traka’s system is a breath of fresh air to monitor keys and instantly be aware of their location; allowing our staff to focus on delivering high-quality service.” In total, Traka has installed four networked key cabinets, which utilise its flagship Traka32 technology to provide all the administration tools needed for the Clinic to effectively manage operations from its server and still provide extensive real-time data capture. Enhancing the hospital functionality Within the system, the Security team has now set curfews so that keys not returned will automatically trigger a notificationWithin the system, the Security team has now set curfews so that keys not returned will automatically trigger a notification, sent via email and text. There is also an opportunity for authorised personnel to pre-book keys in advance, so they are reserved, which has proven especially useful to manage contractor access and work programmes. Ben Farrar, Traka Marketing Development Manager added: “Providing key management solutions for a hospital environment, such as The London Clinic, involves more than a choice of high-quality products and services – it encompasses best practices and an integrated approach to ensure the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors. “We worked in partnership with the Security and Operations team, right from the initial design process to create a bespoke Traka solution that could instantly enhance the smooth running of the hospital, without compromising on ease of use in emergency situations. And by adding Traka32 software, we achieved the requirements with the flexibility to create own central control over authorised access to critical keys.”
Traka has been specified at a main UK international Airport to deliver bespoke solutions for the safe management of replica improvised explosive devices (IEDs), alongside intelligent key management systems. The UK airport, which cannot be named for security reasons, uses replica IEDs for training purposes across its security network, to ensure correct procedures are being followed in the unfortunate event of a real threat. Security management using replica IEDs The importance of secure management of replica IEDs is integral, with recent well-publicised events having shown the major disruption caused by any unaccounted items, including an abandonment of the last game of the season for Manchester United in 2016. Traka, which already provides the airport with essential intelligent key management units, created a bespoke management locker solution for the safe storage of replica IEDs on site, to ensure they could only be operated by authorised personnel. The units present audit control capability and reporting on an instant basis with any units that do not get returned being instantly accountable. To have any replica IED device unaccounted for would have serious security implications for the Airport as a whole" Intelligent key management Says a Security Manager at the Airport, “To have any replica IED device unaccounted for would have serious security implications for the Airport as a whole, with a real possibility of closure and consequential mass disruption.” “With increasing numbers of passengers and noted global security threats, we cannot afford to take the risk and knew Traka could be called upon as the experts to provide a solution. The lockers not only provide an extra security dimension, but also ensure the smooth running of the Airport security. They enhance our training objectives as the audit control capability allows replica IEDs to be used across terminal staff, safe in the knowledge they will always be accounted for and returned.” The lockers support the Airport’s use of Traka solutions for intelligent key management Asset and vehicle tracking The lockers support the Airport’s use of Traka solutions for intelligent key management for security and engineering keys, alongside asset and vehicle control. Ben Farrar, Traka Market Development Manager added, “It is the focus of every Airport to deliver the best possible experience for passengers, while ensuring their absolute safety and security at all times. And in doing so, ensure staff can present all processes in a smooth and stress-free environment.” “Traka’s provision of bespoke locker solutions for the safekeeping of replica IEDs, alongside our intelligent key management systems as used by this Airport may only seem like smaller details in a complex security matrix. But they work together for the benefit of security teams to ensure effective management and automation, decreasing the likelihood of causing delays and disrupting the airport flow unnecessarily.”
Traka UK has installed a bespoke key management system at London Underground to ensure the safekeeping and accountability of service vehicle and tool keys at all times. The world famous public transport system called upon the services of Traka after an intense search to establish a key management solution, and help ensure a smooth running service, for the benefit of staff and passengers. Intelligent key cabinets installed Traka installed intelligent key cabinets that automate the key issuing process and manages the receipt of keys back into the system; whilst ensuring only authorised personnel can gain access, and only then to designated keys. The specialist software also offers full audit control capability for all key transactions without the need for a dedicated member of staff 24/7 manually issuing and recording them. Says Phil McCusker, Signals Maintenance Manager – North Signals for London Underground: “The Underground is over 150 years old and has 1.265 billion passengers a year, who are reliant on the efficient running of the service to travel across the capital. It is our duty to make sure we have the systems in place so that this can occur to the best of our ability. "The positivity of the Traka team in helping us to install the right solution to suit our individual requirements has also been a welcome bonus" “When it came to key management, we did our research and Traka proved to be the most intuitive. It saves the team valuable time and resource in our key access processes, and we can see live transactions via the software reporting function. The positivity of the Traka team in helping us to install the right solution to suit our individual requirements has also been a welcome bonus and the reason we are looking to expand our use of Traka solutions across London Underground Network.” Decrease downtime, increase work efficiency Traka’s key management solutions for transport are designed to decrease downtime and improve work efficiencies through automating key management. The ability to further add control to key access is also coupled with compliance to health and safety standards as the element of human error is minimised. Ben Farrar, Traka Marketing Development Manager added: “We are naturally delighted to be associated with London Underground as such a famous institution, where inevitably key and equipment management is so critical to the smooth running of the underground network. “We worked closely with the signal maintenance team, tailoring the system to London Underground’s requirements, allowing 24/7 access to response vehicles with no need for dedicated staff issuing keys. We provided instant access to manage who has which keys, when and for how long. Traka has ensured all vehicle keys at London Underground remain accounted for at all times.”
Traka’s intelligent solutions restrict access to sensitive areas and valuable data rich equipment Traka will be at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017, demonstrating its latest intelligent product solutions for securely storing and controlling access to vulnerable keys and equipment. Restricting access to sensitive areas Visitors to stand B65 will see how Traka’s systems enable a full audit trail including who was the last user, when the key or equipment was removed, and when it was returned. Traka will demonstrate how its systems present greater accountability and restrict people from accessing keys to sensitive areas and valuable data rich equipment such as mobile devices and tablets. Optimum key and equipment protection Ben Farrar, Marketing Development Manager of Traka UK, said: “The increasing realism of terrorism is a constant reminder that security can never be taken for granted. Whilst there are increasingly sophisticated and complex control systems available, it is very easy to lose sight of the more obvious solutions that can counter terror more personally and effectively.” “Traka systems are designed around enabling process, accountability, and restricted access to those who are authorised to ensure optimum key and equipment protection. Without authority, a terrorist may be prevented from gaining access to certain areas of a building, equipment or necessary information to succeed in their objectives.” Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important equipment Developing quick-response procedures The increasing risk of terror threats mean that organisations must develop quick-response procedures to respond effectively to a fast-moving incident on their site.Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important equipment—resulting in improved security and efficiency, reduced downtime, less damage, fewer losses, lower operating costs, and significantly less administration.To find out more, please visit Traka’s stand B65 at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017, taking place from 3rd - 4th May 2017 at Olympia, London.
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