Oman Airports manages and operates all civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. As a result of the growing aviation sector in the Middle East, Salalah, Duqm and Muscat International airports were all recently redeveloped with new state-of-the-art terminal facilities and technologies. Access control solution To protect Oman Airport’s growing number of passengers and new hi-tech terminal buildings, Oman Airports required an advanced access control solution that not only incorporated the latest advances in technology but also had proven resilience within the aviation industry. With 30 years’ experience of securing airports around the world, the CEM Systems’ AC2000 Airport security management system was the ideal match. As the largest airport in Oman, Muscat International’s upgrade was a landmark $1.8 billion expansion project. Phase one involved the construction of a new state-of-the-art 580,000 sqm Terminal 1 building, which was officially inaugurated for operations in March 2018. CEM intelligent card readers additionally feature a large internal database for offline card validation" Airport edition access control system “Oman Airports required a proven, fully integrated security solution to secure Muscat Airport’s new hi-tech Terminal 1 building, as well as a number of its external peripheral buildings. At the same time we were also awarded the contract to secure the new Salalah and Duqm Airports in Oman. “This allowed all three airports to use the CEM Systems’ AC2000 Airport Edition access control system and share a commonality of security infrastructure for operational excellence. We congratulate Oman Airports in their achievement and are delighted to be part of such an important leading infrastructure project for the development of Oman.” said Philip Verner Regional Sales Director, Security Products, Johnson Controls. Intelligent IP card readers CEM Systems’ range of intelligent IP card readers with integrated controllers (S610e, S700 readers) were installed throughout Oman Airports to provide the highest possible level of on-board smart card technology. CEM intelligent card readers additionally feature a large internal database for offline card validation and can store up to 200,000 cardholder records and 50,000 transactions offline. This ensures zero system downtime, prevents any loss of transaction data and delivers the highest possible level of system reliability within airports. Over 3,000 CEM IP card readers were installed throughout Muscat Airport’s new Terminal 1 to protect airside and landside locations, including 45 arrival and departure gates, 29 jet-bridges and 82 immigration counters. Emerald touchscreen terminals CEM Systems’ emerald touchscreen terminals have also recently been chosen by Duqm airport A large number of outlying annex buildings (spread out over 30,000 m2) were also secured with CEM intelligent card readers. These included a new 97m high Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, aircraft hangars, cargo and crew facility buildings and the new pivotal headquarters building for the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA). CEM Systems’ emerald touchscreen terminals have also recently been chosen by Duqm airport for heightened security. Emerald is a combined access control card reader and controller featuring fully integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom, onboard Power over Ethernet technology and a range of smart airport applications and operational modes, all in one single, powerful terminal. Integrated biometric and access control solution For areas of heightened security, over 1,300 CEM fingerprint card readers (S610f & emerald fingerprint terminals) have also been installed throughout all three Oman airports. As an all-in-one advanced IP card reader, controller and integrated biometric solution combined, CEM fingerprint readers uniquely provides three layers of security (card, PIN and biometric verification) via one hardware device and one integrated software enrolment process. This eradicates the need for a separate biometric enrolment solution, provides a quick and accurate biometric read time and ultimately creates less biometric verification errors at the door/gate. Intelligent IP readers critically provide Oman Airports with aviation specific door modes Gate room management CEM Systems’ intelligent IP readers also go beyond security by helping airport operations. Intelligent readers are used to enable air-bridge monitoring, provide check-in-desk enabling, control baggage belts and assist with airport passenger flow and gate room management. Intelligent IP readers critically provide Oman Airports with aviation specific door modes such as ‘Passenger mode’ which enables the efficient management of gate rooms for departing and arriving passengers. Passenger mode controls the open times of single or interlocking doors, ensuring Gate Room doors are opened or closed depending on the configuration set for a specific flight. The user-friendly LCD screen on CEM card readers effectively acts as a smart information point for ID staff and flight agents and allows staff to easily manage the Gate Arrivals process on the ground. S3040 portable hand-held readers Oman Airports now utilise portable card readers to enable random ID checks on personnelCEM Systems’ S3040 portable hand-held readers uniquely protected Muscat International Airport during its initial construction phase in December 2014. Portable readers enabled ID card validation at temporary airport site entrances and gates, which at the time of construction had no power or comms. Oman Airports now utilise portable card readers to enable random ID checks on personnel throughout all three airports. Designed specifically for airports, CEM Systems’ AC2000 Airport security management system provides powerful aviation-specific access control throughout airside and landside areas. Using a range of powerful AC2000 Airport software applications, Oman Airports benefit from sophisticated ID badging, airport visitor management and high levels of airport systems integration. Open architecture integration tools CEM Systems’ open architecture integration tools successfully enabled the AC2000 access control system to be seamlessly linked with other airport security systems including video, perimeter detection and Oman Airport’s central ‘Airport Operating System’ for the resolution of maintenance faults. This ensures that system maintenance faults and alarms are dealt with promptly, efficiently and with full accountability. Oman Airports use the CEM Systems’ AC2000 VIPPS application to manage airport pass applications and biometrics To provide the highest possible level of smart card security to over 30,000 authorised card holders, all three Oman Airports utilise highly secure CEM DESFire smart card technology with multiple layers of encryption. Oman Airports use the CEM Systems’ AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production) application to successfully manage airport pass applications and biometrics. AC2000 Visitors application The AC2000 Visitors application also provides a powerful tool for Oman Airports to monitor and control ID card access for visitors and temporary airport staff. Information such as ‘name of airport sponsor’ can be recorded and once visits have been completed, cards can then be recycled, creating efficiency savings within the airport ID centre. Moving forward, CEM Systems will continue to work together in partnership with Oman Airports and their chosen system integrators as all three airports move into their next development phases. It is understood that airport security needs and legislation requirements change over time and thus CEM Systems will remain flexible to help meet their evolving project needs.
Johnson Controls announce that the aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control solution has been selected to secure the new Bahrain International Airport. The powerful CEM Systems AC2000 Airport software and industry leading CEM Systems hardware is being installed at Bahrain International Airport to ensure the highest level of integrated security and assist in controlling passenger flow across the airport. The contract was awarded by Thales and will be delivered by regional partner Tyco Fire and Security Middle East. Bahrain International Airport is the international airport of Bahrain, located in Muharraq, an island about 7 km northeast of the capital Manama. The airport is currently undergoing a $1.1 billion expansion that will boost the airport's capacity to fourteen million passengers per year. Resilient solution for aviation security “This contract to secure Bahrain International Airport represents another significant win for CEM Systems AC2000 Airport solution in the growing aviation sector in the Middle East region,” said Philip Verner, regional sales director, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “The powerful CEM Systems AC2000 Airport has a proven record as one of the most reliable and resilient access control and security management solutions available for aviation security. It not only provides Bahrain International Airport with advanced access control throughout terminal buildings and airside/landside boundaries, but it also provides a range of software applications to enhance the airport’s onsite operations and increase business efficiency.”
Johnson Controls announces that the aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control system has been selected to secure Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, Oman. AC2000 Airport access control solution with intelligent CEM Systems, IP card readers and CEM Systems S3040 portable hand-held readers will ensure the highest levels of integrated security, and provide a solution that goes beyond security by helping in airport operations. Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) is the government company responsible for the management and operation of Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport. Muscat International Airport is the largest airport in Oman. Currently undergoing an expansion phase, Muscat International Airport will have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually. Salalah International Airport currently handles more than one million passengers annually. Aviation specific access control “Johnson Controls is delighted to be supplying the CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control system for these two important projects in Oman’s infrastructure development,” said Philip Verner, regional sales director, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “The team behind the CEM Systems AC2000 Airport system has a proven history of understanding the dynamics and needs of airports, and the industry leading AC2000 Airport system has been used to secure airports around the world for over 25 years. This contract to secure Muscat and Salalah Airports represents another significant win for Johnson Controls in the growing aviation sector in the Middle East region.” The powerful AC2000 Airport system has a proven record as one of the most reliable and resilient aviation specific access control and security management solutions available. It not only provides the airports with advanced access control throughout terminal buildings, airside and landside boundaries, but it also provides a range of software applications to enhance the airport’s onsite operations and increase business efficiency. Using the CEM Systems AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production) application, ID cards can then be personalised and printed allowing the airport to produce card passes that include logos, staff signatures, and images. Integrated passenger control system AC2000 Airport paired with CEM Systems intelligent IP card readers and integrated controllers also provide the airports with aviation specific modes such as ‘Passenger mode’ which allow efficient management of gate rooms for departing and arriving passengers. Passenger mode controls door open times, and via interlocking, ensures Gate Room doors are opened or closed depending on the configuration set for the specific flight on the stand. The user-friendly LCD display on the CEM Systems intelligent card readers also allow staff to easily manage the process and see current status of the door mode at the gate. Additionally the CEM Systems S610f fully integrated intelligent fingerprint card reader and controller combined can be used in high security areas where there are requirements for three stage verification (card, PIN, and fingerprint). The CEM Systems S3040 lightweight and rugged hand-held portable card reader will provide Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport security staff with the ability to conduct random checks on airside and landside personnel as well as providing ID card validation at temporary entrances or remote sites which have no power.
AC2000 AED provides a dynamic and real-time graphical view of all alarms and events CEM Systems announced its selection as the access control solution provider for the City of Glasgow College by FES Ltd, Stirling, UK. CEM Systems’ AC2000 access control solution and CEM Systems’ range of intelligent readers were chosen to be an integral part of the security system to restrict access to offices, circulation areas, classrooms, and student accommodation. Flexible security solution City of Glasgow College is one of Scotland’s largest colleges, the result of the merger of three colleges in the city. Home to 32,500 students and 1,200 staff, the college is a busy environment and required a flexible security solution that can be extended and upgraded to meet the college’s growing requirements. “For this project, it was essential that the security solution we recommended was robust and technologically advanced,” said a spokesperson from FES Ltd. “CEM Systems’ AC2000 access control system and hardware were chosen due to the wealth of features the solution possesses and its virtually limitless expandability.” CEM Systems AC2000 alarm event display CEM Systems’ AC2000 is a powerful access control solution that comes with a comprehensive range of software applications that enhance site operations. The City of Glasgow College will utilise both AC2000 Visual Imaging & Pass Production System (VIPPS), which allows users to design professional, quality ID passes which can include text, logos, graphics, photos, barcodes and signatures, and AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display). AC2000 AED provides a dynamic and real-time graphical view of all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system. “The AC2000 system offers City of Glasgow College a powerful and fully integrated security management system” The college has also implemented AC2000 Smartcard Utility application which is a convenient and flexible approach to smartcard key management by allowing users to take full ownership of their smartcard personalisation process. Additionally, if encryption keys become compromised, updates can be implemented with minimal impact to security and daily operations using the AC2000 SmartCard Utility. Powerful security and encryption features Securing over 1000 doors throughout the college’s campus will be SALTO Sallis wireless locks and CEM Systems’ sPass reader, a low cost, contactless smart card reader with powerful security and encryption features. The sPass reader utilises AES 128-bit encryption and highly secure DESFire EV1 card technology. When used with the CEM Systems’ eDCM 350, an IP two-door controller, the sPass is a highly secure and cost effective solution that helps combat the threat of card cloning. “The AC2000 system offers City of Glasgow College a powerful and fully integrated security management system with an unparalleled collection of security applications and reader types that enhance security and customer operations.” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “AC2000 Smartcard Utility allows the college to take full ownership of their smartcard personalisation process, enabling a multi-function single card solution.”
Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, announced they have successfully won the contract to secure Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries sites in Belfast, Northern Ireland. G4S were selected as integrator to install the AC2000 security solution throughout the Harland and Wolff sites. Harland and Wolff is a heavy engineering company to the maritime, offshore oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Harland and Wolff is one of Europe’s largest heavy engineering facilities. Purposely developed to create some of the world’s largest ocean going vessels, the world class facilities can handle the largest of structures in a safe, productive, and cost effective environment. AC2000 security management system Environmental Health and Safety management is a vital element of Harland and Wolff’s business, and ensuring the safety of their personnel is paramount. To protect their employees and secure valuable equipment across their vast site, Harland and Wolff installed AC2000 security management system and a comprehensive range of CEM’s innovative access control readers. “Our site presents a range of unique security and safety challenges; we therefore required a solution that would provide more than access control. We needed a complete security management system that would also help us improve efficiency and ensure the safety of all our employees. CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements” said Chris Neill, Security Operations Manager, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries. Security Hub application "CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements" CEM Systems AC2000 is a powerful access control solution that comes with a comprehensive range of software applications that enhance site operations. Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management. Security Hub is the new centralised command and control application for AC2000. It seamlessly blends IP security surveillance systems and alarm processing into a single, simple, and intuitive user interface. Security Hub is a flexible and highly configurable central command and control application that manages all events and alarms within the AC2000 access control system and its integrated sub-systems; including video, fire, intruder, and building management systems. Harland and Wolff also make use of range of other key AC2000 applications including Time and Attendance, Mustering and Zone Monitor, to ensure that all their additional security and business needs are met. S610 and S3040 access control readers A broad array of CEM access control readers, to suit specific door locations and security and access requirements, are also in place across Harland and Wolff’s immense and diverse site. Using S610 readers installed at turnstiles and S3040 portable readers at dry dock areas, in combination with AC2000 Mustering and Zone Monitor applications, Harland and Wolff successfully reduced their mustering time from an evacuation drill from 45 minutes to 9 minutes on rigs with up to 1,200 people. "Going beyond security,CEM Systems is able tohelp Harland and Wolffbecome more operationally efficient" S610 readers are deployed throughout the main Harland and Wolff building, providing card and PIN access to key areas. emerald intelligent access terminals are installed at the Harland and Wolff reception building. emerald’s LCD touch screen enables Harland and Wolff to improve corporate branding on entry points to the building where they are regularly working with high value clients. The built in audio intercom also allows visitor communication with the reception desk and remote door opening. TS300F fingerprint readers High security areas including the server room and equipment warehouse are secured with emerald TS300F fingerprint readers, requiring biometric verification for the entry of select authorised staff. In the equipment warehouse, emerald’s Checklist feature allows Harland and Wolff to prompt staff on exit to sign the register if they are removing any tools or equipment. This provides Harland and Wolff with details of who accessed their warehouse, and helps prevent the loss of valuable equipment and tools. “Harland and Wolff is an iconic company in Northern Ireland with a rich history, and we are delighted to secure their vast site with AC2000 security management system and a range of CEM Systems access control readers, including emerald. Going beyond security, CEM Systems is able to help Harland and Wolff become more operationally efficient, saving them both time and money and assisting them in ensuring the safety of all their staff and equipment,” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. Save Save
The Northumbria hospital will utilise AC2000 visual imaging & pass production system and AC2000 alarm event display Tyco Security Products announced recently its selection as the access control solution provider for the NHS Northumbria’s new Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, UK. SPIE Scotshield installed the access control solution from CEM Systems along with the complete fire and security solution for the Hospital. Northumbria specialist emergency care hospital The revolutionary Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital opened in June 2015 and is part of a £200million investment to improve healthcare for people in Northumberland and North Tyneside. It is the first hospital in England to have emergency care consultants on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new emergency care hospital has a state of the art Accident & Emergency department, hi-tech diagnostics, critical care, a short stay paediatric unit along with a consultant and midwifery lead maternity unit. “To protect patients, staff and property requires the right security solution. Having the highest level of security is of great importance to the new Emergency Care Hospital in addition to proven reliability and cost effectiveness”, said Rory Walker, Operations Director, SPIE Scotshield Limited. “CEM AC2000 access control system and hardware, which is already deployed and proven in similar facilities, offered a solution which met all our requirements.” CEM AC2000 security management system CEM AC2000 is a powerful access control solution that comes with a comprehensive range of software applications that enhance site operations. The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital will utilise both AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging & Pass Production System), which allows users to design professional, quality ID passes which can include text, logos, graphics, photos, barcodes and signatures, and AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display). AC2000 AED provides a dynamic and real-time graphical view of all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system. CEM sPass reader Securing over 400 doors throughout the hospital will be the CEM sPass reader, a low cost, contactless smart card reader with powerful security and encryption features. The sPass reader utilises Triple DES encryption and highly secure DESFire technology. When used with the CEM eDCM 350, IP two door controller, the sPass is a highly secure and cost effective solution that helps combat the threat of card cloning. Highly secure solution “Through our extensive experience of providing security solutions to healthcare, we understood that having a highly secure and reliable solution is important. Tyco Security Products were able to meet the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospitals’ key requirement of providing a highly secure solution with the CEM DESFire encrypted solution with sPass readers” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “Should the Hospital’s needs grow over time the AC2000 security solution also has the flexibility to grow and meet changing requirements without compromising on security.”
Handling over 34 million passengers per year travelling to around 200 destinations in 90 countries, Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport. CEM Systems airport specific access control solution, AC2000 Airport provides Gatwick Airport with a fully comprehensive security solution. Gatwick Airport has been using the CEM AC2000 Airport system for more than 16 years, providing the airport with a flexible security solution to meet its unique and changing security needs and demands as the airport continues to grow. Introduction Of the many global airports using the CEM AC2000 Airport system, Gatwick Airport more than most illustrates the systems comprehensive capabilities, resilience and true flexibility in its ability to be tailored to meet customer needs. From its initial installation, CEM has worked with Gatwick to develop the system in response to its changing needs and to offer more than simply an access control solution. Over the years, functionality has been added to the system in response to changing legislation in the aviation industry and as the airport expanded. Today, the system provides an integrated business solution that is continuously developed to help Gatwick operate the airport more efficiently. Solution £100 million Pier 6 extension One of more recent developments at Gatwick Airport includes an extension of the system to cover the Pier 6 development. Gatwick’s Pier 6 is a £100 million project that provides vital extra pier service at the airport’s North Terminal. Gatwick reported the project will create a satellite building providing 11 piers served aircraft stands and includes the largest air passenger bridge crossing an airfield in the world. Standing at 197m long and 32m high, the bridge spans the runway allowing aircraft the size of a Boeing 747-400 to pass underneath, with travelators and walkways in both directions, and a glazed façade giving passengers unique and spectacular views across the airfield. CEM hardware The CEM AC2000 Airport system has been expanded to include an additional 260 CEM S600 card readers to provide access control and monitoring at Pier 6 including control of common use passenger lifts, covering four levels of the Pier including an arrivals level and departures level. Using special door operation modes available with the S600 reader, lift operation to the Gate Rooms will be linked so that if the Gate Room S600 reader is in Departures Mode the associated lifts will go to Departures Mode, ensuring the lift parks itself at the departures level for use by departing passengers only. "We have worked with CEMSystems to seamlessly upgradeour existing AC2000 securitysystem, which has proven to behighly reliable and powerful" Likewise if the reader status is changed to Arrivals Mode the Reader signals the Lift Controller to Arrivals Mode ensuring the lift parks itself at the Arrivals level for use by arriving passengers. With the new Pier 6 extension the installed CEM AC2000 Airport system will include almost 1000 card readers and almost 80,000 operational cardholders. Gatwick’s sustainable development strategy The Pier 6 project forms part of Gatwick’s Sustainable Development Strategy to manage environmental impacts. “The CEM AC2000 Airport system assists with Gatwick’s strategy for energy conservation by allowing us to enable equipment such as Escalators and Heat Curtains only when they are required.” said Kim Hayler, Access Control Services Manager at Gatwick. “When the Gate Room reader is enabled for Arrivals Mode, as well as controlling the Lifts, it also enables the Escalator in readiness for arriving passengers. This ensures that when the Gate Room is not in use the escalator is automatically shut down for energy conservation,” according to Hayler. Estimated to accommodate 3.5 million passengers in its first full year of operation, the pier will save 50,000 coach movements, used to transport passengers between the North Terminal and aircraft stand, reducing fuel emissions and ground noise on the airfield. Airbridge control As well as controlling and monitoring staff and passenger movement the system at Gatwick also allows for control and monitoring of loading bridges (sometimes referred to as an air jetty). The system has been designed to reduce maintenance costs and control the use of loading bridges. There had been concern that it was difficult to track the use and status of air bridges throughout the airport, with growing maintenance costs due to damage. To address this, the AC2000 Airport system was developed to link a loading bridge to a CEM S600 card reader. Before the bridge can be used, the driver must make a valid swipe on the CEM reader. Besides controlling who is using the air bridges, the system provides an immense amount of data for reporting. Resulting information includes a list of air bridges, with the number of faults for each bridge, as well as the number of each type of fault over time. The airport knows the hours of operation for each air bridge as well as how long each air bridge has been in maintenance, standby or fault. A list of operators with their number of faults is also provided. CEM upgraded all S610e card readers to support highly secure PicoPass smart card technology Upgrade In 2014 Gatwick underwent a major upgrade of their AC2000 Airport solution. The project was phased throughout 2014 and involved an upgrade of AC2000 Airport software, as well as the upgrade of more than 700 card readers throughout the airport terminals to support PicoPass smart card technology. “We have worked with CEM Systems to seamlessly upgrade our existing AC2000 security system, which has proven to be highly reliable and powerful. With a large system and the critical nature of the airport environment we needed a phased upgrade that ensured zero system downtime”, said David Rees, Business System Manager for Operations. “CEM support was second to none with the AC2000 Airport software upgrade performed remotely and quickly”. “CEM Systems has been working in partnership with Gatwick Airport for over 25 years, during which time their AC2000 security management system has been continually upgraded and customised to meet their unique aviation requirements” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “This recent upgrade was a significant project that required all existing CEM S610e card readers to be upgraded to support highly secure PicoPass smart card technology.” With the major upgrade now complete, London Gatwick Airport has a truly innovative, future proof security platform that provides resilient access control, and improves card user experience at the door and enhances airport operations. Introducing emerald As part of their upgrade Gatwick Airport installed emerald, CEM’s revolutionary intelligent access terminal; providing a modern, innovative solution that goes beyond access control. "CEM support was second to none with the AC2000 Airport software upgrade performed remotely and quickly" The first of its kind in the industry, emerald is a touch screen reader, door controller, VoIP Intercom and system terminal all in a single box. The innovative touch screen LCD greets cardholders by illuminating as they approach and provides a user friendly security experience. As an intelligent multifunctional IP access terminal, emerald provides London Gatwick Airport with more than access control at the door. Airport security can use remote apps on the terminal to update personnel records, perform reader maintenance and display airport adverts and messages. Gatwick Airport is also using the unique emerald flight arrivals door mode, which enables flight arrival gates in both the North and South Terminal to intelligently route domestic and international passengers accordingly. Upon a valid card swipe, flight agents intuitively select a predefined flight carrier number on the emerald terminal. Emerald then interlocks the appropriate doors to allow international passengers to be routed to passport and border controls, with domestic passengers simply routed to baggage collection.
The Awards honours its EMEA business partners for their high levels of sales and significant project wins in their respective regions CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 CEM Business Partner of the Year Awards, EMEA. Securitas received the CEM Business Partner of the Year award for their success in Europe, LMG for UK & Ireland, Majees Technical Services LLC for Middle East, and Afrisec Group for the Africa region. The winners were announced at the annual CEM Conference held at the 5 star Culloden Hotel, Belfast, 27th – 29th April 2015. CEM, Regional Sales Director, EMEA comments “Our business partners are critical to our success in continuing to grow CEM access control and security management solutions in key territories and markets around the world”, said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “The 2015 Business Partner Awards not only honour our top EMEA business partners for their high levels of sales and significant project wins in their respective regions, but also recognise their commitment towards gaining accredited CEM training, setting up CEM demo facilities and working on successful joint marketing initiatives”. Securitas recognised with the award Securitas was awarded Business Partner of the Year, 2015 for Europe due to their seamless security upgrade and expansion of the CEM AC2000 system at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland. “We at Securitas in Iceland are proud and thankful for the honour bestowed on us with the CEM Business Partner of the Year award for 2015 for Europe” said Thordur Ingason, Key Account Manager, Securitas. “We have been working closely with CEM since 2006 in the Icelandic market, where we have implemented innovative ideas in the AC2000 system for airports. We would like to thank Keflavik Airport system administrators for their part in this award and we are looking forward to continuing our close relationship with both the airport and the CEM team”. For the UK and Ireland region, LMG received this year’s award in recognition of their particular success with CEM in the technology and construction verticals. “The CEM AC2000 security management system is ideal for technology and construction markets where 24/7 state of the art security is critical” said Owen Williams, Head of IP Solutions & Services, LMG. “We are delighted to accept this award and I am confident that CEM is the right partner to meet our customers' high end security management needs - both today and in the future”. Majees honoured for success in Oman For the Middle East region, Majees Technical Services LLC won the Business Partner of the Year Award for their significant success in Oman. “Throughout the last year we have been awarded numerous high profile contracts within the petroleum, government and banking sectors - where the CEM AC2000 security management system and integrated CEM biometric solution was the ideal choice” said Sekhar Subramonian, General Manager, Majees Technical Services LLC. “We value this award which is also a reflection of our success and commitment in building a highly accredited team of engineers with strong CEM product experience.” Afrisec for their project management Afrisec Group received the award for their successful project management of CEM access control at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sites throughout Africa. Within the last year, Afrisec has not only managed the installation of security on 600+ doors for CBN sites, but have also continually promoted CEM at major African exhibitions and seminars. “Our team is really proud to have won the CEM Business Partner of the Year award for Africa”, said Edward Van Trotsenburg, Managing Director, Afrisec Distribution & Consulting Ltd. “As a high quality, innovative access product, CEM is ideal for our customers like CBN who need the highest level of security technology. We will continue to partner with CEM in the year ahead winning even more CEM projects and success stories for 2016.”
CEM’s access terminal, emerald, has been installed at the airport providing solution beyond access control CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, can announce that its long standing customer London Gatwick Airport has undergone a major upgrade of its AC2000 access control and security management system. The project was phased throughout 2014 and involved an upgrade of AC2000 Airport software, as well as the upgrade of more than 700 card readers throughout the airport terminals to support PicoPass smart card technology. CEM’s revolutionary intelligent access terminal, emerald, has also been installed at Gatwick Airport, providing a modern, innovative solution that goes beyond access control. London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport, serving around 200 destinations in 90 countries, with more than 38 million passengers a year. Airport needed phased upgrade that ensured zero system downtime “Over the last year we have worked with CEM Systems to seamlessly upgrade our existing AC2000 security system, which has proven to be highly reliable and powerful. As a large system with more than 80,000 card holders and due to the critical nature of the airport environment we needed a phased upgrade that ensured zero system downtime”, said David Rees, Business System Manager for Operations. “CEM support was second to none with the AC2000 Airport software upgrade performed remotely and quickly”. “CEM Systems has been working in partnership with Gatwick Airport for over 25 years, during which time their AC2000 security management system has been continually upgraded and customised to meet their unique aviation requirements” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “This recent upgrade was a significant project that required all existing CEM S610e card readers to be upgraded to support highly secure PicoPass smart card technology. We are also delighted that our new CEM emerald IP access terminals have been installed to enhance operations at Gatwick Airport’s arrival gates and to act as an information point for ID staff and flight agents”. "CEM Systems has been working in partnership with Gatwick Airport for over 25 years, during which time their AC2000 security management system has been continually upgraded", says Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems Airport security can use remote apps on the terminal to update personnel records The first of its kind in the industry, emerald is a touch screen reader, door controller, VoIP Intercom and system terminal all in a single box. The innovative touch screen LCD greets cardholders by illuminating as they approach and provides a user friendly security experience. As an intelligent multifunctional IP access terminal, emerald provides London Gatwick Airport with more than access control at the door. Airport security can use remote apps on the terminal to update personnel records, perform reader maintenance and display airport adverts and messages. Gatwick Airport are also using the unique emerald flight arrivals door mode, which enables flight arrival gates in both the North and South Terminal to intelligently route domestic and international passengers accordingly. Upon a valid card swipe, flight agents intuitively select a predefined flight carrier number on the emerald terminal. Emerald then interlocks the appropriate doors to allow international passengers to be routed to passport and border controls, with domestic passengers simply routed to baggage collection. With the major upgrade now complete, London Gatwick Airport has a truly innovative, future proof security platform that provides resilient access control, and improves card user experience at the door and enhances airport operations.
The AC2000 access control and security management system was delivered by CEM approved reseller Samaxon CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, recently announced that they have secured the new Silesian Museum in Katowice, Southern Poland. The AC2000 access control and security management system was delivered by CEM Approved Reseller Samaxon, and installed by IB Systems & Budimex. The stunning new Silesian Museum houses 109,000 items from different fields of art, as well as archaeological, ethnographic and historical artefacts. The new museum building, opening mid-2015, has all of the Museum’s exhibition space buried underground with only glass tower skylight extensions visible above. “As an organisation with a large number of important works of art and other artefacts of historical importance, security is obviously of paramount importance for The Silesian Museum. CEM AC2000 access control system was chosen because of its proven security and reliability in addition to its flexibility to integrate to third party security systems” said Philip Verner, EMEA Sales Director, CEM Systems. “Integration is an important part of the Museums’ overall security strategy, requiring their existing intruder and CCTV security systems to work seamlessly with the access control system.” CEM Systems worked together with Samaxon to develop a software interface between CEM AC2000 and Avigilon video management system and used the AC2000 Galaxy Dimension Interface to integrate with the Honeywell Galaxy intrusion detection system. The AC2000 Galaxy interface enables inputs from intruder panels to be placed as icons on the AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) application allowing for central alarm monitoring of both access control and intruder alarms. AC2000 AED provides the Museum with a powerful security management tool and provides a central command and control user interface for the access control, video and intruder systems. AC2000 AED also provides the Silesian Museum with dynamic, real-time information on all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system. AC2000 comes with a range of comprehensive software applications that can enable the Silesian Museum to enhance business operations. The Museum will utilise AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production) and AC2000 Visitors. AC2000 VIPPS gives museum security personnel the ability to design and customise ID badges and AC2000 Visitors enables staff to monitor and control visitor access to the prestigious building. Visitors can be given access levels and/ or traced, allowing visitor movements to be monitored and controlled. Visitor cards can then be reused when returned, saving on visitor card costs. The Silesian Museum has also installed CEM S610f integrated fingerprint card readers at high security doors throughout the building. This additional layer of biometric security allows for triple authentication — card, PIN and fingerprint — for highly restricted areas that require extra security.