The need for doors in any healthcare environment to work smoothly, quietly and be reliable to facilitate the passage of patients’ visitors and trolleys can sometimes literally be matter of life and death. Having automatic doors, that open every time is taken as a ‘given’ by some healthcare trusts. It’s a fundamental element of any interior hospital infrastructure enabling them to operate efficiently on a daily basis. Laidlaw, a UK independent supplier of ironmongery, doorsets, balustrades and security systems, knows that supplying a quality durable and reliable opening system for doors is crucial to the delivery of good practice. The Orbis Swing Operator from Laidlaw is a fully automatic single or double door operator for swing doors. It provides a host of features that delivers the quality and reliability that UK healthcare environments demand. Orbis Operator: Ideal for high traffic areas The Orbis Swing Operator comes with a slide or articulated arm, has a spring or motor-powered door closer, a wind stop feature and is fully integrated with access control systems. The Orbis Operator provides a secure interlock feature, a digital selector (available as a package) and comes with a 120- minute Exova Warrington fire test certification. The Orbis Operator is ideal for high traffic areas and is very easily maintained. It is also tested to a two-hour fire test. There are now large numbers of Laidlaw Orbis Swing Door Operators installed in UK healthcare units which are making a positive difference to the daily operation of these facilities. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Hospital’s A&E Department deals with around 75,000 patients per year with approximately 55,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances each year. The Orbis Operator is ideal for high traffic areas and is very easily maintained Laidlaw, in conjunction with Kier Construction, supplied and installed five sets of double doors with their Orbis Automatic Swing operating system. Similar healthcare projects were fulfilled at The Royal Free Hospital and Hillingdon Hospitals in London, together with Orbis units being supplied and installed at the Torbay Critical Care Unit in Devon and another five double units and one single unit at Clacton Hospital in Essex. Speedy installation, practical completion Time, they say is money. Contractors specify Orbis from Laidlaw due to its speed of installation, with the average time taking only 2-3 weeks from quotation to achieving a practical completion of the job. A recent auto door operator installation was completed in 2 weeks by Laidlaw at Torbay Hospital. Stuart Griffiths from Laidlaw stated, “We had to overcome challenges along the way, with two of the doors having headroom issues - so special plates had to be fitted above the doors so the auto operator could sit neatly above the door. It’s a testament to Laidlaw’s commitment to providing full support for every project.” Commenting on another Laidlaw healthcare project Stuart Griffiths went on to add, “We have just completed a job at Rotherham Hospital with the Kier Group using our Orbis Auto Operator offering. Kier came to us needing the job to be completed within 2 weeks from the point Kier got in touch. We actually managed it in under a week from the original site survey.” He also commented, “Rotherham Hospital were so pleased with the door autos and service levels that they placed another order only a few weeks later.” Torbay Critical Care Unit installation "The team from Laidlaw did a cracking job and were totally focused on getting the task done as quickly as possible" The Torbay Critical Care Unit installation was a prime example of a truly fit for purpose project where the specifier, Interserve, were delighted with the product and levels of service from Laidlaw. An Interserve Project Manager said, "If only all our sub-contractors were as keen to get the job done as Laidlaw.” He went on to add, “It’s fair to say the team from Laidlaw did a cracking job and were totally focused on getting the task done as quickly as possible to assist us in completing the level 5 template.” He went on to finally say, “Many thanks to Laidlaw for their efforts in completing this fast-track install.” Due to the versatility of the Orbis automatic swing operator, it is ideal for use in a wide range of applications; hospitals and healthcare environments, retail, airports, hotels and leisure. The Orbis door automation systems also includes options for sliding doors. The Orbis sliding door operator is surface mounted and suitable for either single or double doors.
Videx’s extensive product range enables Laidlaw to cater for all simple to complex applications For the very best in door entry and access control, customers rely on the knowledge of Laidlaw Security Systems and Videx. Laidlaw, a trusted supplier to architectural suppliers and contractors, has worked with Videx, a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of access control systems, for many years, and together they ensure that they provide customers the confidence they need when securing their businesses, schools, apartment blocks or homes. Premium audio and video systems Stuart Griffiths, Laidlaw Security Systems’ UK Sales Director, said that it continues to be impressed with Videx products because they offer both premium off-the-shelf audio and video systems and flexible versions that can be customised to meet any specification. Quality is assured, too, with its vandal resistant door panels being accredited by Secured By Design, the official UK Police flagship initiative that combines the principles of “designing out crime” with physical security. “Wired systems are still the mainstream choice for larger installations,” said Stuart. “We work with Videx because it is important for our customers to choose a flexible system that will meet their needs. Its systems are also modular, which means we can offer a huge number of combinations. We choose our partners very carefully and Videx stands out as a market leader, not just for its innovative and robust systems, but also because of the excellent support it provides. These are vital considerations for our customers, who rightly expect the very best, reliable service.” Videx’s extensive range of products enables Laidlaw Security Systems to cater for all applications – from simple to complex set ups, while its special projects and technical support teams provide essential back up when required. Vandal resistant door panels The VR4K Vandal Resistant Entry is a modular vandal resistant door panel with a die-cast frame and stainless steel faceplates. It is extremely robust, making it particularly suitable for schools, housing association properties and public buildings. The VR120 is another vandal resistant panel available in 316 grade stainless steel or VRP-coated black finish. Laidlaw also supplies the latest range of Videx high-specification videophones and video monitors, which can be combined with any Videx entry panels Laidlaw is also proud to supply the Videx 4000 & 8000 Series Modular Door Entry system, which allows customers to customise the outdoor station to suit the application. A series of modules are assembled into supporting frames which can be flush or surface mounted. The VR Digital Vandal Resistant Entry is ideal for premises with more than 20 apartments or offices, while the 4212 Digital Vandal Resistant Entry model has a 128 x 64-pixel graphical LCD display, which provides clear visual messages. High-specification videophones and video monitors Laidlaw also supplies the latest range of Videx high-specification videophones and video monitors, which can be combined with any Videx entry panels. The Kristallo Video Monitors and Videophones are available with 3.5” or 7” colour LCD TFT display with On-Screen-Display (OSD), call progress information and programming menus. The 6300, 6400 and 6700 Series Video Monitors are low-cost options that are available with 3.5”, 4.3” or 7” high-resolution colour LCD screens. Flexible systems for housing associations Following recommendations from housing associations and local authorities, Laidlaw also supplies the Videx 3176 telephone from the 3000 Series, which integrates a large lock release button that is separate from the privacy switch button. Customers can also choose from an extensive range of modern telephone handsets. The VX2200 system, which is accredited by Secured by Design, is another popular choice for both private and public sector premises because it is a flexible system suitable for individual properties up to large blocks with multiple entrances. This system also accommodates concierge facilities.
The quiet sliding door operator for single or double doors suits either 90kg or 150kg per leaf and is surface mounted Laidlaw Security Systems launches its Orbis automatic operators. The Orbis brand of compact and elegant automatic door operators can be fitted on almost any door. The swing and sliding door models are suitable for use in a wide range of applications such as healthcare environments, retail outlets, airports and leisure centres. Orbis Operator The automatic swing door operator – one of the most popular designs – features the Orbis Operator with slide or articulated arm, has a spring- or motor-powered door closer, as well as a secure interlock feature. It also has fully integrated with access control systems and 120-minute Exova Warrington fire test certification. The quiet sliding door operator for single or double doors suits either 90kg or 150kg per leaf and is surface mounted. It can be integrated into a wide range of commercial facade profiles and is suitable for high traffic applications. There is also an optional energy saving feature. High compatibility Laidlaw’s concealed floor-mounted Orbis automatic operator for single or double leaf doors is compatible with all EN 16005 swing door safety sensors. It has electric powered opening and closing and can be operated by radar sensor, push pad, access control, intercom, BMS, post or key switch. Laidlaw offers very competitive pricing, with no carriage costs payable. Laidlaws team will undertake a site survey free of charge and our turnaround will be fast: from quote to installation in just three weeks. All Orbis automatic door operators come with a 12-month guarantee also the chance to take out a competitive maintenance contract. Stuart Griffiths, Laidlaw Security Systems’ UK Sales Director, said: “Our Orbis automatic door operators are designed for maximum convenience, and are versatile and extremely hard wearing in even very busy environments. It’s this reputation for excellence that makes them the first choice for businesses that want a reliable solution.”
Laidlaw offers innovative AES wireless technologies that are suitable for a wide range of applications Laidlaw Security Systems is a partner of AES Global Ltd, a manufacturer of security systems. As an integrated security structures provider, Laidlaw Security Systems offers innovative AES wireless technologies that are not just robust – they also look good and are suitable for a wide range of commercial and domestic applications. Laidlaw and AES products AES is a respected manufacturer of security systems and wireless door entry products and prides itself on achieving high levels of attention to detail – from utilising the very latest technology to designing products that look good as well as perform. Laidlaw Security Systems offers a range of AES products, including the DECT 603 kit: the world’s only DECT technology gate intercom, which has an expected range of 200m and great reliability. The DECT 603 kit is the world’s only DECT technology gate intercom, while the AES Prime GSM intercom comes with a free home user app. Wireless door entry systems Stuart Griffiths, Laidlaw Security Systems’ UK Sales Director, said: “AES fits the bill when it comes to achieving what we are looking for in wireless door entry systems. Its range has been designed with functionality and beauty in mind and it has produced an elegant and stylish range of intercom panels that are strong enough for domestic and industrial applications. We’ve worked with the company for a long time and have always been impressed with its innovations, technological expertise and ability to keep ahead of the demands of customers.” With its expertise and network of specifiers and clients, Laidlaw is well positioned to bring AES solutions to this area of the market Customers can choose the AES Prime GSM intercom, which comes with a free home user App. This enables users to add keypad codes to their gate keypad, set open and close times – all from the App. AES is the only global manufacturer to provide this innovative functionality in a smartphone App. Wireless video intercom Laidlaw also supplies the DECT 605 Wireless Video Intercom for gates and other external entrances and the Predator Wi-Fi system, which enables users to speak to and see visitors on their premises via smartphone. The antenna connects the entry panel wirelessly to the Wi-Fi hub. Paul Creighton, MD and owner of AES Global Ltd, said: “We manufacture a wider range of wireless products than any other manufacturer on the planet, so we know a thing or two about wireless. The AES range, especially the architectural panels, is a natural fit for Laidlaw, which is a forward-thinking company, innovative and cutting-edge. It also understands the importance of beautiful design with its architectural ironmongery range. AES is excited to be working alongside Laidlaw. With its expertise and network of specifiers and architectural clients, Laidlaw is well positioned to bring AES solutions to the sophisticated area of the market.”
The Invixium biometric readers combine sophisticated matching algorithm at 10,000 matches per second Laidlaw Security Systems’ commitment to innovation and quality has been demonstrated yet again with the announcement that it is fully integrating Invixium biometric readers into its products. Invixium, a world-class manufacturer of next-generation biometric products, is a system that is based on smart innovations and functionality. Cutting-edge technology This cutting-edge technology will be included in Laidlaw’s security portfolio of products, enabling customers to benefit from a seamless, fully integrated system that provides some of the highest levels of protection in a wide range of applications. Stuart Griffiths, Laidlaw Security Systems’ UK Sales Director, said: “This is an exciting development for Laidlaw. By integrating technology from Invixium, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium biometric systems, into our security systems, we are able to offer our customers robust, future-proof products of the highest quality.” “We pride ourselves at being at the forefront of innovation when it comes to our security systems and partnering with Invixium will undoubtedly give us the edge. Its revolutionary technology is the perfect complement to our product portfolio.” Orbis door controller "By integrating technologyfrom Invixium into our security systems, we are able to offerour customers robust, future-proof products of the highest quality" Invixium is integrated into Orbis, Laidlaw’s ground-breaking, licence-free software that offers unparalleled features for any access system. Orbis also includes premium features, including alarm processing, card format decoding, and device management as standard. The Orbis door controller, the world’s first native PoE/PoE+ BACnet access control unit, is also available from Laidlaw.The Invixium biometric readers combine sophisticated matching algorithm at 10,000 matches per second along with multispectral fingerprint sensor technology supplied by Lumidigm, which maximises performance and return superior quality images. The sensors detect the subsurface fingerprint, which increases biometric performance and enhances the throughput and accuracy of any application, even for the 2-5% of the population who have problem fingerprints that fail to enrol on conventional sensors. The result is close to zero failure to enrol rates.In addition to being the first biometric product developed on the Android platform, Invixium products are equipped with industry-leading trusted technologies. These include capacitive touchscreen LCD with antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, presence detection, IP65 rating, power over Ethernet (PoE), and HID’s iCLASS SE card reader, making them the most modern and exquisitely designed biometric offerings on the market today.“Biometric access control is the future,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium. “In addition to incorporating various technologies and feverish focus on quality, we give paramount importance to design and usability. We are delighted with Laidlaw’s decision to incorporate our innovative biometric products into its Orbis software platform, providing a great opportunity for its customers to upgrade existing installations with biometric access control seamlessly.”