ANSTO brings a legacy site, assets worth billions and a complex risk profile together into the sort of challenging, fulfilling electronic security application most security managers can only dream of.
I WAS mighty curious when invited to take a look at the fruits of a recent CCTV and access control upgrade at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) facility at Lucas Heights, in Sydney. As the location of the Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) nuclear reactor, this is one of the most secure sites in Australia and a dream site for security managers.
Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres Install Inner Range Integriti
VIC Watch Security has undertaken an Inner Range Integriti security management system upgrade for Melbourne’s Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres. The solution supports 12,000 cardholders, is spread across 3 sites and integrates with a Hikvision video surveillance system.
24-hour fitness centres are wonderfully convenient, giving busy customers the opportunity to wedge in a workout at any time of the day or night. But every 24-hour business needs to think extra hard about security and safety. For Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres, the ideal solution had to manage access, report intrusion and duress events, as well as integrating video monitoring with event recording.
Integrator Leighton IT has installed Bosch video, access control and alarm systems in Preston Motors Group’s new warehouse and dealership sites in Melbourne.
PRESTON Motors Group is at the forefront of car sales in Australia. Founded in 1912, it is one of Australia’s longest established and highly-valued motor vehicle retailers. Originally, Prestons Motors Group distributed predominantly Holden vehicles to the drivers of Melbourne. Today, Preston Motors Group sells motor vehicles and spare parts from brands including Hyundai, Suzuki, Holden, Ford and Porsche, throughout its range of dealership sites.
The Alarms Corporation has installed a powerful Honeywell Vista 250 Turbo on a V-Plex LAN at the Dick Johnson Racing workshop and racing museum on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Supporting the alarm, access control and automation system is a CCTV solution comprising Honeywell cameras and a DVR.
HONEYWELL’S Vista 250 Turbo is one of the company’s standout security management solutions, handling intrusion detection, access control and automation, as well as supporting Honeywell’s awesome V-Plex bus. The solution installed for DJR also incorporates Honeywell Tuxedo, giving a sweet local interface for system management and automation, as well as the capability to remotely manage the system.
ADT Security is installing a CEM Systems’ Linux-based AC2000 AE IP access control solution managed by AC2000 management software in a virtual environment at Auckland Airport in New Zealand. The system comprises 1000 doors and more than 14,000 cardholders.
THERE’S no way to overstate the multi-layered complexity of airport electronic security applications. These are rarely Greenfield sites. Upgrades are shaped and constrained by existing infrastructure and by the nature of systems that came before them. Airports are built concentrically over years, like the rings of a tree. Under their glittering glass and steel skins lie core services cemented into place decades before.
Axis Communications and Swinburne University have partnered with integrator Omnivision to install refurbished Axis cameras and a Milestone XProtect Professional VMS at Kew East Primary School in Melbourne.
AFTER a number of incidents involving vandalism and graffiti in and out of school time, Kew East Primary School in Melbourne needed to enhance its level of security. But according to Manoj Jayasuriya, MD at Melbourne-based integrator Omnivision, while Kew East Primary needed to enhance its security there was very little budget to get the job done.
Integrator Digital Connections & Security Systems has installed integrated Digifort IP video surveillance and Vauban access control systems for Garmin Australasia. There's also Samsung cameras, Tecom alarms, video analytics, dual perimeter detection, intercoms, and turnstiles.
GARMIN is a manufacturer of future-proof high technology and it shows. At the company’s new purpose-built facility in western Sydney, security is taken seriously. Arriving at the site there are fences, motorised gates deployed after hours, rising barriers that manage car park access. I can see LPR cameras on poles in the car park and there are intercoms and prox readers on entry points.
New York City Road Runners secured the world’s largest marathon with Sony IP cameras integrated by EIA Inc, carried on a wireless mesh using Firetide and supported by Milestone video management software.
ORGANISER of the New York Marathon, the NY Road Runners, needed more situational awareness around the marathon route, particularly in and around leafy Central Park. Counter intuitively, they also needed a system that could be quickly and easily installed and dismantled.
The answer was Sony IP cameras connected to a rapidly deployed wireless network. This solution resulted in no permanent alterations to municipal infrastructure along the race route, yet allowed much greater situational awareness and emergency response control from the event’s emergency operations centre.
Zurcorp has installed Axis cameras and Pelco Digital Sentry NVRs; as well as a Concept 4000 access control system and a PA system; for the Ivanhoe Hotel on the Corso at Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches.
MANLY’S Ivanhoe Hotel was the case study SEN covered in its first issue way back in October 1998. That makes it an interesting bellwether for the changes the market has undergone over the past 16 years. In 1998, the original system was a cutting edge all-analogue electronic security solution. It comprised a computerised Pacom 2030 matrix switcher and Pelco fixed and PTZ cameras, with timelapse recording handling storage.
Andrew Del Biondo (l), Kristian Fabris and Michael Carr
Tanksec Solutions has installed a Freedom VMS HD IP surveillance system at BP Slacks Creek Service Centre in Brisbane. This system is integrated with a remote BP service station at Jimboomba, with another site at Grafton in NSW on order and 2 more BP service centres may be integrated in the future.
SERVICE centres like BP Slacks Creek are demanding applications. They have a high risk of drive-off fuel theft and as 24-hour retailers with modest staff levels after hours, shrinkage and staff safety are always a concern. Another key aspect of these sites is that there are significant internal and external surveillance requirements.