AEOS, Nedap’s access control system, has been granted an acceptance test certificate by Kone – a global provider in the lift and escalator industry. This is a big step forward for both security and access management, as AEOS can now be integrated with each of Kone’s six lift types. Integration in action The first project to benefit from this type of lift integration will be Three Snowhill in Birmingham in the UK. This new landmark has 18 stories and a floor space of 420,000 square feet. A high-end, multi-tenant new office building, it will sit in the heart of Birmingham’s financial district. Large-scale application GBE Fire & Security has chosen Nedap Security Management to equip the building with AEOS, providing functionality including access control, lift destination control and vehicle identification. In total, 240 doors will be fitted with the AEOS software-based system, which was developed and built by Nedap. Increasing safety Ross Bale, security specialist at Nedap Security management says “Three Snowhill will become a busy hub with a high volume of local people working there and visitors coming from far and wide. We’re proud to make a significant contribution to the safety of everyone that will be using the building in the near future.” The official opening of Three Snowhill is expected to be in March 2019.
The Lunch & Learn session will focus on protection against card cloning, relay attacks, and cyber-attacks Nedap’s latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-approved Lunch & Learn session helps security and Mechanical & Engineering consultants build the now vital bridge between physical and IT security. Not only will attendees accrue CPD credits, they’ll be able to offer more value to customers by uniting physical and IT security best practices. Addressing cyber vulnerabilities Today, physical security systems such as access control are more vulnerable than ever to cyber threats as attackers become more sophisticated. But many physical security consultants don’t have the IT security experience to know how to prevent them, and so may be at risk of leaving clients’ systems inadequately protected. Nedap’s new Lunch & Learn session aims to address this by focusing on how to protect against card cloning, relay attacks, and cyber-attacks. Award-winning best practices The best practices Nedap recommends in this CPD session have gained CSPN certification in France from the French information security agency, ANSSI. They also recently attracted a GIT Security Award in the access control category for Nedap during Security Essen. Nedap’s approach is the first to offer digital protection for access control by unifying best practices from both IT and physical security GIT Security Award judges acknowledged that Nedap’s approach is the first to offer digital protection for access control by unifying best practices from both IT and physical security. “Until now, the principles used to secure IT systems haven’t been applied to security systems,” says Nedap’s Security Specialist, Ross Bale. “But the worlds of IT and physical access control are becoming ever closer. So, we think it’s vital for security professionals to understand the threats the IT world faces—and the best practices we can use to protect physical security systems against them.” Lunch & Learn session Nedap’s Lunch & Learn sessions are designed for security professionals involved in any aspect of designing and specifying systems to manage and support physical security. The aim is to share knowledge and experience, and give expert insight into industry trends and technological developments. The CPD accreditation ensures integrity and quality of the content without promoting brand-specific products or solutions.
The trial on BIM are currently being tested by a key group of UK consultants Nedap started a trial on Building Information Modeling (BIM) with a key group of UK consultants. BIM is a way of working to increase productivity in the building industry. It’s changing the way buildings, infrastructure and utilities are planned, designed, built and managed. BIM enables visualisation and risk analysis Ross Bale, Security Specialist at Nedap, says: “The building industry has been under pressure for years. To reduce the risk of errors, it’s crucial for architects, planners, consultants, integrators and contractors to work together more effectively. "BIM increases effectiveness, by allowing them to visualise the building in a digital prototype and analyse risks before the building even started. Nedap contributes to this way of working by trialling a level 2 BIM compliant library for access control. It is currently being tested by a key group of UK consultants. We will actively work with their feedback to improve our BIM library. When it works correctly, we will launch it in the rest of Europe in 2016, to support building partners in working together more effectively.”
CPD is becoming a more and more mandatory segment of a construction professionals career development The Lunch & Learn sessions that Nedap developed as a part of its Consultant Programme have been certified by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service. The Certification Service is the leading independent accreditation institution for the United Kingdom. CPD is becoming a more and more mandatory segment of a construction professionals career development. Sharing knowledge and experience Ross Bale, Security Expert at Nedap says: “We believe that we, manufacturers, and consultants should exchange market and product knowledge to ensure that end users get a security system that truly meets their needs. That’s why we’re developing close working relationships with consultants, for whom Nedap has appointed single points of contact. For example, I’m personally supporting consultants in the UK with projects and answer any questions they may have.” He adds: “We also started giving Lunch & Learn sessions on location, which aim to share knowledge and experience. These sessions don’t serve as a platform for promoting brand-specific products or solutions. They cover industry trends, including technological developments and legislation. For this reason, they have been certified by the CPD Certification Service as appropriate material to improve the professional knowledge of consultants. The sessions provide expert insight to support consultants in giving their clients the very best service. At the same time, the sessions enable us to learn from their practical experiences.”