On the eve of its fifth ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative, Tamworth-based trade association, the Door & Hardware Federation, (DHF) is calling for continued commitment to improving industry compliance with regards to automated gate safety. The organisation, founded in 1897, and renowned UK-wide as the independent voice of authority on automated gate safety, is reinforcing its on-going message that only by undertaking comprehensive training and adhering to technical specifications and...
UK’s renowned manufacturer and supplier of electronic and electrified perimeter security systems, Harper Chalice has added to its dealer network with what it describes as ‘one of its most prestigious signing to date’. Harper Chalice-Binns Fencing partnership Harper Chalice has secured premier prison perimeter systems installer Binns Fencing as an authorised dealer of its high security defence and detection systems and complementary products. The range is specifically designe...
Boon Edam Inc., global supplier of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is showcasing the company’s continuing advances in technology and customer support in booth #1715 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from September 25-27. With the launch of their new Interactive Troubleshooting Guides for Security Entrances, a range of new partner technology integrations and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and anti-piggybacking entrances by Fortune 50 Globa...
Boon Edam Inc., global manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced the launch of an updated Turnlock full height turnstile that offers increased performance and an improved experience for users and installers alike. The update focuses on the design of the speed control mechanism and the overall construction of the turnstile’s top channel, providing improved rotation action and a significant reduction in overall weight of the top channel. In addition,...
A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that promotes the value of British manufacturing as a differentiator is coming to Wolverhampton for its first sales and marketing workshop of the new autumn season. Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun will host the Made in Britain workshop, focused on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates will hear about digital marketing for manufacturers and receive a marketing masterclass from Young’s Seafood’s marketing team....
Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announces that, in a review of its top selling products to the government, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has provided certification according to the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act (SAFETY Act) of 2002. This certification minimises insurance risks for organisations that deploy authorised Delta vehicle access control...
Steelway Fensecure’s palisade fencing offers a strong visual deterrent to possible trespassers. Its sturdy construction creates a strong physical barrier that is tough to break down. The lack of footholds and with sharp edges they are hard to climb. This style of fencing also offers relatively low maintenance. An array of applications can benefit from palisade fencing including local authorities, education facilities, sports departments, theme parks and caravan parks. Steelway Fensecure’s Palisade fencing is available in General Purpose (GP) and Security Purpose (SP) specifications. Palisade fencing Palisade fencing offers a strong visual deterrent to possible trespassers Palisade fencing has long been the front-runner when it comes to securing property or land. Palisade fencing offers a strong visual deterrent to possible trespassers. Its sturdy construction creates a strong physical barrier that is tough to break down even with force. The lack of footholds and sharp edges increase the deterrence factor, as they are hard to climb. This style of fencing also offers relatively low maintenance due to its galvanized finish. If you opt for a powder coated finish, then the fences can come in a range of colours to suit the surrounding area. Steelway Fensecure’s palisade topping options One of the most recognisable elements of steel palisade fencing is the pale top. Steelway Fensecure offers 4 pale top options; triple pointed, single point, round top or round top with notches. Different properties with suit different pale tops, you can discuss your requirements with the Steelway team. Steelway Fensecure offers 4 pale top options; triple pointed, single point, round top or round top with notchesThere are two different profiles available: D and W. Both provide substantial security. The W profile is an effective visual deterrent with its sharper edges, as well as being more uncomfortable and difficult to scale. Palisade Fencing applications: There is an array of applications which palisade security fencing is an ideal solution these include: Industrial estates Schools, colleges and universities Local Authorities Airports (Airfield perimeter fencing) Oil & gas installations Railway boundaries Commercial premises Steelway Fensecure offer palisade fencing available in General Purpose (GP) and Security Purpose (SP) specifications.
Accredited ArmaWeave installer, Crime and Fire Defence Systems carried out the installation at a high security site, where the fence climbed a 50m-long 25° slope using full width panels. Zaun owner and co-founder Alastair Henman said: “The raking powers are such a big benefit over 358 and could help protect so many high security sites.” Manufacturer Zaun developed the raking installation method to make best use of the properties of the high security fabric, which is the most intruder resistant fence on the high security market. Innovative facility security The ArmaWeave fencing – which is unique to Zaun, as is the ability to rake it – is produced on the world’s largest mesh weaving machine at the company’s West Midlands manufacturing base. Henman added: "We had to invest in the weaving machine ahead of the sales in the belief we could produce an innovative product installers, specifiers and high security facility managers would want." Zaun's raking method limits the need for stepping panels on slopes and reduces installation costs significantly It limits the need for stepping panels on slopes and reduces installation costs significantly compared with standard welded mesh systems, while still conforming to the highest rated standards for fencing products defending against forcible attack. Optimum integrated fencing solution ArmaWeave’s unique properties add substantial resistance to cutting attacks with hand, powered and non-contact tools. The tight mesh pattern provides no climbing aids, again limiting the potential for intrusion. ArmaWeave is tested to the very highest standards and can be combined with other intruder systems, electronics and access control to create the optimum integrated fencing solution. Tens of thousands of metres have been installed at water, gas, electricity and nuclear sites around the UK by Crime & Fire and the three other accredited ArmaWeave installers: specialist fencing installers, Allen Fencing Limited and JB Corrie and premier prison fencing installer, Binns Fencing, a Zaun subsidiary.
Meesons has achieved a world-first after announcing that its C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals have gained approval to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 Security Ratings 1 to 3. This is an important milestone for Meesons, a company that prides itself on being the UK’s trusted entry control innovator. The LPS 1175 certificate was presented at this year’s IFSEC International event in London by Richard Flint from BRE. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access24/7 secure controlled access Gaining LPS 1175 benefits customers because it provides independent test evidence that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 portals meet the highest security standards, whilst providing specifiers with an entrance control solution with architectural appeal. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access, along with options to configure the portal to enable different transit modes day or night. LPS 1175 is an important security standard for forced entry resistance. It sets out requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. Elegant and robust entrance control solution Achieving LPS 1175 strengthens Meesons position as a leading supplier and installer of a wide range of innovative anti-tailgating entrance control solutions. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now feature in the RedBook list of LPCB approved fire and security products, a key reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and facility managers looking for high performance security products and services. “We are delighted to be the first company to achieve LPS 1175 for our C190-S1 to S3 Portals,” said Jeremy Terry, Managing Director at Meesons A.I. Ltd. “It now means specifiers can select LPS 1175 Security Portals in the knowledge that they offer a very elegant, refined and robust entrance control solution.” The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points Commercial and government sectors LPCB standards and approvals for security products are widely recognised around the world. Testing Meesons Cylindrical C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals involved extremely thorough technical evaluation and rigorous quality audit processes to ensure they achieved the required level of protection. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points, yet one that still retains a high level of aesthetic appeal. Third party certification issued by LPCB is based on a combination of testing and ongoing surveillance audits. That provides security specifiers with another level of assurance that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals will continue to deliver the performance achieved during testing. Offering anti-tailgating solutions Meesons is committed to driving value and efficiency through its smart physical entrance control systems. The company promotes the intelligent use of 3D modelling software, whilst making high quality technical advice and design guidance freely available to customers. Meesons offer a wide range of bespoke and innovative anti-tailgating solutions, making it the preferred choice for a growing number of security specifiers looking for a trusted entry control innovator. BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is an independent third party certification body for fire, security and sustainability products and services.
Meesons, a supplier and installer of a wide range of innovative anti-tailgating entrance control solutions, will be unveiling an industry-first at this year’s IFSEC, 19-21 June, ExCeL London. This much anticipated event is set to revolutionise the way physical entrance control solutions are specified, it will take place on Tuesday 19 June, the first day of IFSEC, at 12.00 noon on Stand H130. Attendees to the unveiling and certificate presentation will gain an insight into how Meesons is pushing the boundaries of physical entrance control security. It is the first of its type and the latest innovation from a company that specialises in securing entrances to buildings through the use of resilient and robust anti-tailgating solutions. Meesons innovative and robust physical barrier at entry points retain a high level of aesthetic appeal Physical security & entrance control “We are encouraging as many visitors as possible to make it to our unveiling event at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 19 June,” said Jeremy Terry, Managing Director at Meesons A.I. Ltd. “The announcement will push the boundaries of physical security around entrance control points in buildings.” Jeremy added: “This year’s IFSEC will be a huge milestone for Meesons because we will be the first company in the UK to achieve this major industry standard. It will be of great interest to security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors looking for a robust, physical barrier at entry points, but one that still retains a high level of aesthetic appeal.” Partnership with Alluser & Cominfo Meesons will also have a presence at IFSEC alongside its strategic partners; Security Portal manufacturer Alluser (Stand H330) and Cominfo (Stand H300), a premier provider of Speed Gates. Stand H330 will be showcasing Meesons’ C5 Security Portal, incorporating a unique mantrap solution with an integrated automatic emergency exit door. Alongside this will be the company’s FPJ140 2S Security Portal, a highly secure half portal interlocking door system with two automatic flat sliding doors. Single arm entrance control solution A range of high performance Speed Gates from Meesons will be showcased on Stand H300, which includes the EasyGate SPT-G and EasyGate Elite (white) Swing Gates. Visitors to the stand will have an opportunity to view the bespoke EasyGate LG sliding gate Speed Gate, which combines high security and user comfort in a sleek black RAL finish with polished stainless steel trim. There will also be the Meesons’ Bar One Unipod, an innovative single arm entrance control solution. Meesons will be reinforcing how important physical entrance control solutions are for protecting people and property During the three-day event, Meesons will be reinforcing how important physical entrance control solutions are for protecting people and property from losses associated with crime and terrorism. Anti-tailgating solutions Meesons is committed to driving value and efficiency through its smart physical entrance control systems, and promoting the intelligent use of 3D modelling software, whilst making high quality technical advice and design guidance freely available to customers. The company has over 30 years’ experience in anti-tailgating solutions and has a unique approach to designing and supplying high quality, bespoke solutions. The company’s vision to create a secure world helps keep organisations’ buildings and staff safe and secure from unauthorised personnel. Using their experience and expertise, Meesons have developed bespoke and innovative anti-tailgating solutions to become the trusted entry control innovator.
Physical security solution provider Safetell has entered into a partnership with blast protection and forced entry providers ABBEY PROTECT to distribute their SECURABLINDS product-line. SECURABLINDS provides patented blast and forced entry protection for doors and windows, creating an impervious barrier between an attack and the inside of the property in a fraction of a second. The solution, which is triggered by the positive phase of the blast wave emitted by an explosion, is the result of 18 years of rigorous testing. It is accredited for blast protection against 100kg and 500kg TNT equivalent by Comblast, the UK’s leading explosive testing authority. Safetell looks to complement its existing product range by including SECURABLINDS in their expansive portfolio of blast, bullet and manual attack resistant products Protect building against blast, bullet attacks SECURABLINDS have already been adopted in new and retrofit applications by numerous high street banks, infrastructure and government buildings in UK, USA, UAE, Europe and Asia. Safetell, the UK’s provider of physical security products looks to complement its existing product range by including SECURABLINDS in their expansive portfolio of blast, bullet and manual attack resistant products. Safetell will be able to offer a solution for every eventuality when it comes to protecting the building envelope. Safetell specialises in the provision of security solutions for new building projects as well as retrofit installations, and SECURABLINDS is an ideal product to complement Safetell’s existing offering. With a service that comprises of design, project management, and installation, Safetell offers complete peace of mind to end users and contractors. We strive for innovative solutions that protect, but that do not impede or encroach on a working environment" Robust product for physical security The addition of SECURABLINDS in Safetell’s extensive product range is another example of how a collaborative approach, complemented by a broad range of physical security products ensures customers enjoy peace of mind from specification, through to installation and confidence in a solution that suits each client’s risk profile, as Safetell understands that every security risk requires a unique solution. Anton Pieterse- Managing Director of Safetell commented: “We strive for innovative solutions that protect, but that do not impede or encroach on a working environment; 30 years of protecting high street banks with our fast-rising screens is a testament to this. Which is why we are excited to complement decades of protection, service and support excellence with a robust product that can be configured for use in a broad range of applications.”
People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is now offering a new cost-effective and reliable passive UHF RFID product ideal for long range identification. The company offers a number of products in the Nedap uPASS range that use vehicle tagging to identify individual vehicles while they are moving through a monitoring point. With reading ranges of up to 10 metres and an assortment of tagging options, Nortech caters for a wide variety of applications. The popular Nedap uPASS range, which includes the uPASS Target and the uPASS Reach, offers numerous long-range identification solutions Nedap uPASS vehicle tagging solution The popular Nedap uPASS range, which includes the uPASS Target and the uPASS Reach, offers numerous long-range identification solutions. UHF tags easily allow vehicles access to car parks and gated communities. New to the range is the uPASS Target Antenna, an external antenna for use with the uPASS Target reader, which uses passive UHF RFID technology to identify vehicles and people up to 10 metres. By adding the uPASS Target Antenna to the uPASS Target reader, the read-range can be cost effectively extended to cover a wider detection area. Additionally, the external antenna can be used in situations where reading of both vehicle entry and exit lanes is required using a single bi-directional barrier. The uPASS Target reader has a TNC port to allow connection to one external antenna. The uPASS Target is a robust solution for long-range identification of vehicles, people and rolling stock uPASS Target reader The uPASS Target is a robust solution for long-range identification of vehicles, people and rolling stock. It is ideal both for access control to gated sites and for close monitoring of traffic flow activities at industrial sites and logistic depots. Its Plug-and-Play features enable it to be installed in just a few simple steps, and its variety of industry-standard communication interfaces support seamless integration into any existing or new third-party systems for access control, logistic operations, security and parking. The Nedap uPASS Reach reader on the other hand offers long-range vehicle identification up to five metres using the latest UHF technology, with the reader installed next to the gate or barrier that it is controlling. A long-range passive UHF tag visible in direct line of sight will be identified at up to five metres and the reader output allows the access control system to open the gate/barrier when an authorised vehicle arrives without the need for the driver to present a card or badge. To work alongside the uPass range, Nedap has designed four different UHF tags to suit all environments Long-range vehicle identification To work alongside the uPass range, Nedap has designed four different UHF tags to suit all environments. For inside the vehicle, the UHF Windshield Tag is a passive UHF transponder offering long range identification up to 10 metres and offers cost-effective long-range vehicle identification for access applications. There is also a tamper-proof version of this tab available for additional security. For use outside, Nedap offers a passive UHF Exterior Tag that offers vehicle identification up to a distance of ten metres in combination with the uPASS Target. For added security, the UHF Exterior Tag uses a transparent and tamper-resistant adhesive, it is protected against harmful UV rays and is ideal for use on headlights when windscreens are entirely metalised or covered by a solar film with metal particles. The Nedap UHF Heavy Duty tag is a passive UHF transponder offering long-range identification up to 10 metres with the uPASS Target or five metres with the uPASS Reach Nedap UHF Heavy Duty tag The Nedap UHF Heavy Duty tag is a passive UHF transponder offering long-range identification up to 10 metres with the uPASS Target or five metres with the uPASS Reach. This tag features a rugged design for long term use in outdoor and industrial environments. The UHF Heavy Duty Tag is a cost-effective solution for installations where the tag needs to be mounted onto the exterior of the vehicle and can also be cable tied or bolted onto bicycles, forklifts and many other industrial devices. Used for both people and vehicle access, the UHF ISO Combi Card is a card featured with long range UHF tag and proximity or smartcard technology. It enables the use of one card for both vehicle and building access applications. Available with a range of formats such as Mifare, Legic and HID.
Aeroturn LLC, a turnstile manufacturer that offers 100% Made in The USA turnstiles, announced that the company was selected by Alliance Security to deliver a state-of-the-art turnstile solution for a high-profile New York based global media giant. Alliance Security is headquartered in New York and deploys a portfolio of security technology installation and managed service offerings. Alliance Security’s parent company, Alliance Building Services is comprised of Alliance Maintenance, Alliance Security, Alliance Restoration, Alliance Electrical and Alliance Painting & Flooring, which services over 60 million square feet of building space in the New York Tri-State region. Alliance Building Services holds an immense portfolio of clients across diverse industries that includes some of the highest profile organisations and real estate properties in the world. Security and technology solutions With an evolution spanning decades, Alliance Security has become an industry expert in security and technology solutions and was in the market for a turnstile manufacturer that demonstrated a trusted record of delivering reliable solutions to high-profile clientele. Aeroturn fit the bill perfectly. “Once Aeroturn U.S.A. validated they could accommodate and deliver technical and operational excellence in engineering and design, the Alliance Security management team was confident in selecting Aeroturn U.S.A. as the best strategic partner to deliver for our client,” states Simon Torres, Alliance Security’s head of Engineering Services. Alliance Security will now turn to Aeroturn U.S.A. in the future when seeking a reliable turnstile manufacture" For this particular project and scope, Aeroturn delivered a unique turnstile solution that complied with operational expectations and standards with products manufactured in the U.S.A. Further commenting on deployment success, Simon Torres from Alliance Security states – “Alliance Security and Aeroturn USA architecture and design needed to account for multi-area ingress and egress considerations with the goal of enhancing the employee and visitor experience – and we are happy to announce that our mission was accomplished seamlessly. Since we can classify this deployment as a tremendous success, Alliance Security will now turn to Aeroturn U.S.A. in the future when seeking a reliable turnstile manufacture that delivers design, operational and technical excellence.” Zero-maintenance turnstiles Aeroturn designs, manufacturers, tests, delivers, and installs the world’s only zero-maintenance standard and customised turnstiles. “We are extremely proud to have been selected by Alliance Security for this prestigious project and look forward to a long and prosperous strategic partnership in the future,” states Michael Stoll, VP of Technical Sales & Marketing at Aeroturn. The company’s customer first philosophy is the driving force behind its success. Customers and strategic partners like Alliance can rely on Aeroturn to deliver the very best in turnstile solutions.
A landmark mixed-use development in Nigeria has been secured by the latest British perimeter technology. Crash-tested bi-folding speed gates with inlaid SR security-rated mesh panels have been installed at Nestoil Towers on Victoria island, Lagos, along with crash-tested bollards and blockers. Cova Security Gates from Crawley – creators of the crash-tested speed gate – won the contract to supply and install from Nigerian construction company Julius Berger. Nestoil Towers is a 15-storey mixed-use development consisting of 7,500 sq m of office space, 3,500 sq m of residential space High performance glass The prestigious Nestoil Towers is a 15-storey mixed-use development consisting of 7,500 sq m of office space, 3,500 sq m of residential space, a multi-storey parking facility as well as a recreational facility – and houses Julius Berger’s new corporate head office. The building form was created using gentle curved surfaces of high performance glass with horizontal tubular details which accentuate the sweeping effect of the curved façade. The arced curtain walls are further defined by a surround of solid white metal panels to complete the contemporary composition of this building. Cova were tasked to provide secure vehicle and pedestrian access and to protect access from the gatehouse for staff entrances and exits at different areas and around the main building. Security of the gates Cova supplied five crash-tested trackless bi-folding speed gates, one standard bi-folding gate, five rising arm barriers, four crash-rated bollards, a crash-tested shallow depth road blocker, a full-height double turnstile and a push button access control system that controlled the entire turnkey project. The gates were clad with steel fencing manufacturer Zaun’s SR2-rated Super10 steel mesh to add to the security of the gates. Cova’s design team manufactured each product bespoke to the client’s specific requirements for the project Cova’s design team manufactured each product bespoke to the client’s specific requirements for the project, because of the weight and material of the mesh, to ensure PAS68 test standards were fully met and foundation requirements, speed of opening and closing and power control were all as specified. Implement protection All gates and turnstiles were finished in ‘Signal White’ to blend in with the design of the tower and the fence line. Cova filled three 40ft containers for shipping to Nigeria with all products tested prior to leaving the factory as part of its ISO9001 process and by Julius Berger-appointed auditors. Installation was arduous and fraught with difficulties, but once completed, a Cova engineer provided full training to Nestoil Towers security team on how to operate the gates, blockers, barriers and turnstile on a daily basis so that they could correctly implement protection in the event of a terrorist vehicle attack.
Sports fans and festival goers will enjoy greater peace of mind from vehicle as a weapon (VAAW) attacks with the arrival of a new lightweight rapid-deploy vehicle security barrier (VSB). The Rapid Defender temporary VSB was deployed in minutes to protect spectators and competitors from VAAW threat at the London Marathon and at football stadia and events the length and breadth of the country. Rosehill Security, a manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, has created the innovative hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barrier, made up of robust units of recycled rubber weighing just 49kg each. More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto Fast deployment StadiumTM – a specialist event services supplier of traffic management, stewarding, security and training services to the events industry that protects crowds at Premier League and EFL clubs, festivals and city-wide events – is extolling its benefits. Founder, owner and MD David McAtamney says: “We want to change the face of crowd safety through HVM barriers. The Rapid Defender makes this a reality because of its speed of deployment – our teams installed 13m of the barrier in just five minutes at the London Marathon!” More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto. Rosehill Security has designed the Rapid Defender specifically to provide protection for crowds of people from such attacks. Integration for enhanced security Sales manager Dalton Marshall says: “It is surface-mounted with no foundations and weighs less than a third of comparable concrete barriers, so can be deployed in minutes almost anywhere, from the streets surrounding stadia to uneven festival sites.” The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association has launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHubThe 333mm-wide units are connected by 20mm diameter steel cables or rods, creating an HVM barrier of any length. Four men can manually install a barrier across the width of a road in less than five minutes with no special tools or lifting equipment. It can then be removed and reused. The Rapid Defender can be anchored or integrated with other temporary or permanent HVM systems to create a stronger physical barrier as part of a holistic HVM solution. The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), to which Rosehill Security belongs, has just launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHub – in conjunction with the Home Office’s Joint Security and Resilience Centre.
Delta Scientific, manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that Delta's innovative MP5000 portable barrier systems were selected to protect people attending the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games held from 4-15 April on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, included 4,400 athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations throughout the world, competing in 19 championship sports. It was the largest sporting event in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Organisers required a vehicle access system that could be rapidly deployed and would create secure vehicle check points that carried crash-certification. It was important for the Games' operations that access for emergency and authorised vehicles was maintained through the duration of the event" Hostile vehicle mitigation Security focus had begun years prior to the games. The focus went beyond hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) measures to include various other identified security risks. Perimeter security measures were aligned with the recently implemented Australia and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC) strategy for the protection of places of mass gatherings. A core element of this strategy was the effective and practical implementation of HVM measures at key locations. As the Australian partner of Delta Scientific, Knight Brothers Pty Ltd secured the contract for the vehicle barrier systems in late 2017 and liaised closely with organisers to ensure that specific security measures could be achieved through implementing Delta's unique barrier systems. "Barriers protected major event venues including the main games stadium, Gold Coast Convention Centre, the Athletes Village and critical street closures throughout the Gold Coast area," reports Matthew Knight, director of Knight Brothers. "It was important for the Games' operations that access for emergency and authorised vehicles was maintained through the duration of the event.” Delta MP5000 portable barriers "The primary use of the 20-foot (6m) Delta portable barriers was in public areas where ground fixation or in-situ HVM measures were not practical or achievable," Matthew Knight adds. "Barriers were deployed in a variety of configurations in order to meet security and access needs. This included direct access points as well as heightened temporary security check points with stringent vehicle inspections undertaken by Australian Defense Force personnel. Secure access points at other locations were operated by contracted security personnel." Knight Brothers worked closely with Delta Scientific to adapt certain elements of the barrier systems to meet the needs of the Commonwealth Games Delta's MP5000 portable barricades can be installed in 15 minutes or less to protect streets, entrances or wide expanses such as access to pedestrian areas. They protect people and critical infrastructures at public events and places of mass gathering, such as the Commonwealth Games. These mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a recognised K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating). They lower to let vehicles through but, when raised, they will stop a 6800 kg vehicle traveling 64 km/h. At the Games, stand-alone battery operated hydraulic systems with supplementary solar power charging and remote-control operation activated the barriers and allowed a high rate of vehicle throughput in meeting specific operational requirements. Knight Brothers worked closely with Delta Scientific to adapt certain elements of the barrier systems to meet the needs of the Commonwealth Games. This included the ability to externally power the system through Australian compliant methods such as mains power or solar power arrays. Barrier deployment "Training of barrier deployment and operation were conducted directly to Commonwealth Games security staff during barrier delivery and commissioning. This ensured seamless integration of the systems across the various deployment locations," reports Daniel Knight, director of Knight Brothers. "We were very proud to be a part of this prestigious sporting event and to provide the first known deployment of portable active vehicle barriers systems on Australian soil. With the continued support of industry leading Delta Scientific, we look forward to expanding our offering to Australian event and venue organisers, to enable them to meet their ever-increasing requirements of temporary HVM measures," Daniel Knight adds.
While 15 million passengers travel through Auckland Airport every year already, this number is anticipated to grow rapidly in the upcoming years. The Ground Transportations Plan was redesigned to ensure that service levels required meet the demands of the many passengers. To offer extremely reliable, fast and secure access to all ground transport vehicles, Nedap’s TRANSIT and MOOV were installed. Auckland Airport is the major connection between the world and 'the land of the long white cloud'. Over 70% of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 19 million passengers a year. More than 20 international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia’s third busiest international airport, after Sydney. As New Zealand's major transport hub, Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularity as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. The Ground Transportations Plan was redesigned to ensure that service levels required meet passenger demands Nedap TRANSIT readers In response to this expected growth, the Ground Transportations Plan was redesigned to ensure that service levels required meet passenger demands. All ground transport vehicles (such as taxis, tour buses, emergency services and other commercial vehicles) are automatically registered by the TRANSIT as they pass through the restricted areas, only accessible for authorised vehicles using Nedap’s compact tags. Each transport vehicle is identified up to 10 meters by Nedap’s TRANSIT readers. As soon as the vehicle approaches this high-end vehicle identification reader, the vehicle is automatically identified, ensuring a fast and secure traffic flow without any congestion. A wide variety of vehicles of different heights are accurately identified in each lane, which is key for any transaction-based charging solution. MOOV VMC system The TRANSIT readers are connected to Nedap’s MOOV VMC system. The MOOV VMC offers an independent control system that registers and records each transaction. The MOOV VMC application controls the entire vehicle access to the restricted Ground Transport areas. The MOOV VMC Lite is connected to the existing barriers on site The MOOV VMC Lite is connected to the existing barriers on site. Nedap’s TRANSIT readers and controllers are installed at the entrance and exit to the taxi, and bus holding area. In addition, each vehicle entering and existing the domestic and international terminals are registered using the Nedap TRANSIT and MOOV VMC system. Each controller is connected to a central web application. A service portal is available to monitor the status of each controller for each location, enabling easy remote management and control. Global airport applications Martyn Brewer, Commercial Manager Ground Transportation at Auckland Airport, says: “The Nedap Transit system provides a reliable solution for access by a large fleet of commercial vehicles. Auckland Airport is embracing new innovative technology and the Nedap solution is a direct example of leading solutions.” Nedap’s TRANSIT has proven itself world-wide in airport applications, where security and fast identification are the key to ensuring traffic flow in the airport. Extremely reliable identification is the basis for transaction-based payment processing. The TRANSIT readers and MOOV vehicle management controllers record over 30.000 transactions per month. GroundTransport is the leading traffic management solution that allows operators to manage traffic flow for taxis, limousines and buses GroundTransport system Each transaction with exact date and time is transferred to Advam’s GroundTransport system for payment processing of each transaction. GroundTransport is the leading traffic management solution that allows operators to manage traffic flow for taxis, limousines and buses. It facilitates the entry, exit and tolling of ground transport vehicles, whilst easing congestion and improving the overall passenger experience. The account-based solution allows drivers to register online and self-manage their funds. Once registered, drivers can seamlessly enter, exit and pay for access to nominated ground transport areas. The GroundTransport system receives the data on each transaction from the Nedap’s vehicle management controllers and Nedap’s TRANSIT system enabling the airport to easily manage the traffic flow and provide an automated solution for ground transport vehicles. Secured vehicle access Next to the Ground Transport application, Nedap’s TRANSIT readers are also installed at the airport to facilitate automatic long range secured vehicle access to restricted areas of the airport. The TRANSIT readers are integrated into the existing access control system provided by CEM. Authorised vehicles use a Window Button to get access to the restricted zone. The system has been supplied by ISCS New Zealand, Nedap’s distribution partner in New Zealand.
An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site. The Walthamstow Wetlands project allows visitors to enjoy and learn about the Walthamstow Reservoirs’ distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London. Because the area includes water treatment stations and other operational sites, it needed protection to separate public areas from CNI zones, for which Thames Water has ordered security fencing through Binns Fencing. Binns have installed ArmaWeave, HiSec and Axiom steel mesh from parent company Zaun around strategic Thames Water assets, while Duo fencing, sliding gates and railings have been included at all main entrances. Oak Habitat gates and post and wire fencing provide a more natural boundary to non-secure areas. The principal contractor of the project was London-based construction company Rooff, a family-run business with a track record stretching back 100 years. The area’s distinctive nature stems from the site’s importance as a historic operational landscape that supplies drinking water to London, and its rich biodiversity, which is of international importance for water birds.The concept is to create a ‘green core’ of naturalised landscape at the heart of the reservoir complex Safe naturalised landscape The concept is to create a ‘green core’ of naturalised landscape at the heart of the reservoir complex with a generous pathway through the centre of the site and connecting to the strategic pedestrian and cycle route through the middle of the Lee Valley. The project was designed by architect Witherford Watson Mann and landscape architects KLA, with engineers P3r and TALL, consultants Studio Dekka and collaborating organisation Counterculture also involved. The reservoirs’ importance as a potential nature reserve was recognised as early as 1945 by Professor Patrick Abercrombie, who said, “A series of great reservoirs [is] acquiring a charm of [its] own as trees grow round them and on their little islands – they are becoming nature reserves for large numbers of birds and the resort of privileged fisherman.” “These areas are a great open-air lung to the crowded East End – their preservation is essential...Every piece of open land should be welded into a great regional reservation.”