Two names in CCTV, electronic and electrified perimeter security have agreed a formal partnership to promote their integrated solution. SharpView video software Harper Chalice has signed an agreement to become EyeLynx Limited’s first official channel partner, under which EyeLynx has completed a bi-directional integration of Harper Chalice’s electronic and electrified detection systems into its iconic SharpView video recording and management software. Engineers at Harper Chalice, which recently converted to an employee-owned company, have been trained to operate the SharpView system and give training to the end user. Securing London landmarks Harper Chalice MD Chris Hackett said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for us as we embarked on our plan to more than double our turnover in five years. “The partnership will enable us and EyeLynx to offer corporates, governments, and other security-conscious organisations one integrated solution to manage security and safety risks effectively throughout their enterprises.” SharpView has been used to secure some of the most recognisable landmarks of the London cityscape over the past decade, including The Shard, CityPoint and Broadgate Towers. Zaun Group subsidiary EyeLynx and Harper Chalice have collaborated on a number of high-security water installations and other utilities sites over the past two years.
Zaun and Harper Chalice cite their largest ever contracts as the springboard to growth and success Two Midlands security businesses have celebrated their greatest day in history, exactly four years on from the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. On 27 July 2012, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 2012 Olympic Games after apparently surviving a death-defying skydive with James Bond actor Daniel Craig as part of Oscar winning director Danny Boyle's Isles of Wonder opening ceremony. Wolverhampton’s Zaun and Coventry-based Harper Chalice cite their largest ever contracts as the springboard to the growth and success they now enjoy. Biggest security operation They helped make the 30th Olympiad the biggest security operation post-war Britain had ever mounted at a cost of £553 million and involving 10,000 police officers, 13,500 armed forces personnel – more than Britain had deployed in Afghanistan at that time – and 70,000 Games Maker volunteers. London 2012 was widely regarded a triumph. It was the first Olympics where every participating country included female athletes; it enjoyed packed stadia and smooth organisation; and the focus on sporting legacy and post-games venue sustainability was seen as a blueprint for future Olympics, including Rio 2016 that opens next week. Olympics legacy 'Legacy' and on-going community benefit was probably the key factor on which London secured the Games back in 2005 in the face of fierce competition from favourite Paris. London delivered that in spades, along with a boost to the economy and a genuine nationwide feel-good factor that arguably helped turn a faltering post-credit crunch recovery into sustained economic growth. The regeneration of east London has been spectacular. Though many argue about whether the 2012 Games sparked a long-term sustained greater participation in sports and improved fitness levels to combat the obesity epidemic. "London's legacy has touched education, commerce, industry, culture, media, tourism, sport and a whole lot more" The world-class sporting facilities are also part of the legacy, but perhaps less obvious are the on-going contracts for British manufacturers and service providers, as enjoyed by Harper Chalice and Zaun, among others. Harper Chalice general manager and director Chris Hackett says: "As part of the pre-award process we had to install our systems alongside our competitors for trial and testing by the Government Security Services. "But the prize for winning was huge – 26 kilometres of PIDs and electric fencing at over 400 zones around the Olympic Park, that has formed the basis of the TriSecure complete perimeter protection system that we now provide today alongside Zaun to high-security utilities sites and others.” Zaun's Games legacy Certainly, Zaun's Games legacy as the principal 2012 Olympics fencer keeps running and running. It has returned to the Olympic Stadium on several occasions, first decommissioning after the 2012 Paralympics, then reconfiguring and removing security fencing for last autumn's Rugby World Cup and most recently to prepare it as the new home of West Ham United Football Club and a national competition centre for UK Athletics. The transformation included installing the largest roof if its kind in the world, a community track, innovative retractable seating, spectator and hospitality facilities and external landscaping. Commercial success But the London legacy is about much more than just sporting venues. Zaun has also provided fencing around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the transformation of the 275m-long Olympic media complex into iCITY and innovative 'green' acoustic fencing panels for the Chobham Academy on the former Athletes' Village site. Zaun head of sales Chris Plimley concludes: "London's legacy has touched education, commerce, industry, culture, media, tourism, sport and a whole lot more. "We owe a large part of our commercial success to the Games and London showed how they could benefit an entire nation. So I'm amazed more cities aren't getting on the bidding bandwagon once again.” Save
Datalog integration with Harper Chalice’s network system, SecureBus, allows for the physical detection of PulseSecure™, FenceSecure™ and TriSecure™ Harper Chalice Group has announced that Harper Chalice’s suite of perimeter protection systems now offers full integration to Cortech Developments latest major software version, Datalog 5, Harper Chalice’s suite of perimeter protection systems. Datalog integration with Harper Chalice’s network system, SecureBus, allows for the physical detection of three perimeter security products namely; PulseSecure™, FenceSecure™ and TriSecure. SecureBus and Datalog features SecureBus and Datalog provide: Complete control and monitoring of the systems as well as remote engineering features such as sensitivity adjustments, self-test options. Monitored network and cable faults around the entire system. Ability to integrate 3rd party devices and sensors through expander cards with total behaviour control and monitoring via Datalog. Cortech Director Mark Thomas said of the integration, “This is another example of bringing together innovative technology to deliver benefit to the end user. Perimeter systems of this nature in combination with Datalog address many of the challenges that are faced by environments that are often vast, complex and involve multiple sites and buildings”. "Integration and smarter interoperability through Datalog has allowed many organisations to centralise their operations and benefit from reduced costs and risk" Mark added “Cortech operate across many vertical sectors, where there are sites that are geographically spread across different regions. Integration and smarter interoperability through Datalog has allowed many organisations to centralise their operations and benefit from reduced costs and risk, while increasing their efficiency, safety and situation awareness.” Real time monitoring and control Datalog enables real time monitoring and control of multiple buildings and systems. From a central control room the events at a wide range of remote sites can be monitored and controlled quickly and effectively. Systems warnings, events and alarms are all clearly identified prioritised, graphically located and visually verified with automatic CCTV to enable a more efficient and accountable response. Chris Hackett, Director of Harper Chalice, believes the integration will add value to their proposition, “This integration demonstrates our continued commitment to improve system performance and meet the needs of our customers. In a world where your mobile telephone can control your heating or even your television, customers rightly expect the same when it comes to state of the art security systems.” Chris added, “With the SecureBus integration, customers are able to benefit from live information and control of the entire site or even multiple remote sites. Furthermore, different technologies can be used on the same network, either using different technology for different areas or for using combinations of technology on the same areas for maximum protection. Understanding that our clients have to consider not only capital cost of the systems but also the full life costs, we are continually looking at ways to minimise these costs while also increasing the value added in our overall solutions. By utilising the SecureBus network to connect to Datalog, the systems integrator and client know that the infrastructure and management process remains constant independent of which our detection systems are utilised around the site” PulseSecure™ PulseSecure™ is a CPNI approved electrified security fence system that provides both deterrent and detection of attempted intrusion. It is a fully monitored ‘double pole’ high and true low voltage electrified perimeter security system. The detection barrier is fully monitored with the high voltage deterrent pulses switched on or off. Datalog 5 integration: Via Datalog 5 operators are able to monitor the status of each zone and controller as well as view and adjust fence voltages and thresholds. Provides power and battery status of each unit and shows pre-alarm/maintenance alarm for devices showing a reduction in system performance, but not yet in alarm state. Datalog not only provides commands via the SecureBus system, it also receives confirmed responses e.g. allows control room users to receive confirmation that the HV pulses have been disarmed. FenceSecure™ FenceSecure™ is a CPNI approved Microphonic fence mounted piezoelectric PID system that provides detection of intruders attempting to cut, penetrate or climb the fence fabric. "By utilising the SecureBus network to connect to Datalog, the systems integrator and client know that the infrastructure and management process remains constant" FenceSecure™ has no topographical limitations and is used on a variety of fencing fabric including chain link, welded mesh and palisade. Depending on the fence type and to obtain optimum performance, Fence Secure™ is installed and set up to match with the detection characteristics required for the fence type being protected. Harper Chalice’s VibeWire piezoelectric sensor cable is applied to the protected fabric or structure. Audible signals and vibrations generated during an attack are transmitted to the FenceSecure™ Seismic Analyser for analysis and detection. The analyser detection channels are programmed to identify the signals created by noises and vibrations during intrusion attempts Datalog integration: Via Datalog 5 operators have complete functional control over the devices connected to the SecureBus network. This allows them to remotely adjust sensitivity and detection parameters. Remote audio is streamed into the control room so operators are able to ‘listen In’ to any zone for confirmation of alarm activation. Datalog allows direct integration with CCTV systems [and other manufacturer control technology] to provide a smart interoperable solution with both visual and audio verification of alarm activation. Pre-alarms are monitored and recorded in SecureBus and Datalog to allow a comprehensive historical review of zone activity, rather than just alarm notifications. TriSecure TriSecure is a combined solution that draws on the best of both PulseSecure™ and FenceSecure™. It utilises the FenceSecure™ System to monitor penetration attacks of the fence fabric and the PulseSecure™ system as an anti-climb deterrent and detection system. The SecureBus network and integration with the Datalog 5 provides additional benefit as the user will experience both solutions operating as a single perimeter security solution. This electronic security system design has been successfully deployed for the protection of many high security and high profile sites; the most widely known being the entire perimeter fence and gates of the London Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Datalog 5 integrates with a number of perimeter systems and other manufacturer technology including CCTV, Access Control, Intercom, Intruder, Fire, Staff Safety, BMS and Energy systems.
Martin will lead the development of sales for Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems Leading UK manufacturers of electronic perimeter security systems, “Harper Chalice Group” have recently announced the appointment of Martin Head as UK Project Sales Manager. With almost 30 years’ experience in the electronic security industry Martin has held system sales roles with Chubb Systems, ADT, Link Integrated and Crimeguard. At Harper Chalice Group Limited Martin’s primary responsibility will be for leading the development of sales for Harper Chalice Group’s Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems within the UK Utilities and other High Security or CNI applications. In welcoming Martin Head, Chris Hackett (General Manager - Director of Harper Chalice) commented “We are delighted to have Martin join our team at Harper Chalice Group. We are sure that his sales skills, knowledge and experience within the electronic security industry will be key factors in helping us to further develop the capability and profile of Harper Chalice Group as the UK’s leading major manufacturer of high quality electronic perimeter security solutions.”
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