The solution reduces time spent by staff queuing and improves the efficiency of people getting to their work floor Sovereign Fire and Security has recently completed a state of the art building management system at Ty Admiral in Cardiff. The new access control and lift destination system reduces time spent by staff queuing and improves the efficiency of people getting to their work floor. The system, which has been developed together with TDSi and the lift manufacturer OTIS, is the first one of its kind in the UK. Admiral is one of the largest employers in South Wales and has recently moved to their new HQ, Ty Admiral in Cardiff, with approximately 2,500 people. Admiral recognised there was a problem with staff waiting for lifts at break times, lunch times and other busy times of the day in its previous Cardiff building. Therefore Admiral commissioned Sovereign Fire and Security to install an access control and lift destination system into the design of their premises. Sovereign has been working on the new system with developer and manufacturer of integrated security and access control systems, TDSi. How the integrated lift system works Previously upon entry employees would call the lift and choose the floor they needed. With the new integrated system, once the employee’s card is presented to the access control reader at the secure speed gate, a message is sent to the system and an LCD screen then displays the lift number that the employee needs to enter. The lift will already be set to their destination. The system will also send anyone else entering the building who needs to go to the same floor, to the same lift. This saves time not having to stop at each floor. The new lift destination system will have the added benefit of making the company more environmentally friendly by saving electricity consumed and improve time-management. Mike Sussman, Technical Director at TDSi commented: “This solution utilises TDSi’s newly developed component for our EXgarde security management software and is largely the result of developments in network access and fully integrated security systems. Whilst this project was a bespoke development for Ty Admiral, this integration tool will be available to all our customers moving forward. Additionally, there is an option to integrate directly with the keypad on a modern lift, to ensure access for the individual is limited to authorised floors only and can be amended quickly and simply by the security team.” Marek Jakubczyk, Managing Director at Sovereign Fire and Security said: “Our company is leading the way in innovation to help businesses become more efficient through clever business management systems using the latest technology. The new access control and lift destination system at Ty Admiral is a great example of how technology can be used with security systems to enable the business to run more effectively. Ty Admiral’s system also has the added benefit of being more energy efficient and decreasing time wasted on breaks.” Sovereign Fire and Security and TDSi have a close working partnership. Last year TDSi named Sovereign Fire and Security as the UK Platinum Partner of the Year 2014 in recognition of the close working ties and ongoing success. TDSi recognised its partner's specification and installation excellence, whilst Sovereign Fire and Security highlighted the reliability and compatibility of TDSi's products. Combining these strengths, the partners offer excellence and innovation to customers such as Admiral, whereby a vision and technical ability has provided a ground-breaking and highly successful solution for a busy business facility.
The annual TDSi awards recognise partners’ excellence in fields such as sales and customer service Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Partner Awards. Sovereign Fire and Security has won UK Platinum Partner of the Year and Siel Invest in Romania has been named as Export Partner of the Year. The annual TDSi awards recognise partners’ excellence, not only in terms of sales performance but also in customer service, installation excellence and innovative integration. John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “We are delighted to honour Sovereign Fire and Security and Siel Invest in this year’s awards. As a manufacturer and developer of integrated security solutions, we recognise the importance of our partners as the key link to our end users and take our products and services directly to the market. Both Sovereign Fire and Security and Siel Invest have excelled in their categories and have demonstrated excellence in planning and installation of projects that have enhanced customers’ security and offered superb value for money.” Upon receiving the award, Marek Jakubczyk, Managing Director of Sovereign Fire and Security, commented, “We are proud to have been honoured in this year’s TDSi partner awards, especially in the coveted UK Platinum Partner of the Year category. TDSi’s systems offer the reliability and compatibility options that our clients need. When we specify and install these systems we take responsibility for the whole project, so we rely on working with partners that are experts in their field, offering products, services and support that encompass excellence. We look forward to our continued partnership and working closely with TDSi.” Vlad Craciunescu, Business Development Manager of Siel Invest, was equally pleased to receive the Export Partner of the Year award from TDSi, “The Romanian security market is a rapidly growing and exciting one which is demanding the latest integrated products to accompany the expansion of infrastructure. Working with TDSi allows us to offer the best products and service at the right price point and is helping us to expand our security offering within the market. Along with our installation expertise and broad experience within the local market, this is partnership is proving to be very fruitful indeed.”