Case Studies

Case Study 1 – International Bank’s UK New Head Office, City of London

Challenge

To work together with the main contractor, security consultants and client to design and install an integrated access control and IP CCTV system, in line with the fit-out schedule. Also to integrate to the existing basebuild turnstiles to provide a single card solution, which could be fully controlled by the client’s own team.

Solution

As an existing long term user of the C.CURE 800 system, the latest C•CURE 9000 access control system from Software House and an A Series professional IP camera server from Exacq were specified for the new head office building. The client’s existing cardholder database was imported into the new system’s database, saving the client’s team considerable time entering the cardholder information from scratch.

HD IP cameras from Axis connected to the client’s corporate network via POE switches provide extremely high quality images. These images can also be displayed on the C•CURE 9000 monitoring screens on door alarm conditions, providing the end user with a fully integrated and dynamic view of door activities and camera video streams from one front end.

End Result

The project was fully commissioned and handed over on time and on budget, allowing the client a hassle free transition into their new building.

 

Case Study 2 – Corporate Head Office, City of London

Challenge

To replace the customer’s existing legacy access control system with the latest technology IP connected door controllers, providing the latest security protocols for software and network infrastructure, satisfying the customer’s strict IT security rules. Also, to incorporate biometric fingerprint readers to secure the customer’s remote facilities, increasing the level of security.

Both the existing access control system and the new access control system had to run simultaneously to maintain the customer’s security during the changeover process.

Solution

Following a market appraisal, C•CURE 9000 from Software House was chosen using the latest IStar Ultra IP door controllers to replace the existing legacy 485 connected door controllers. Next generation G2 Edge door controllers were installed to control access to the customer’s remote facilities with biometric fingerprint readers, proving a high level of security.

The customer’s existing cardholder database was imported into the new system’s database, saving the customer’s team considerable time compared to entering the cardholder information from scratch.

Our team also designed personalised cardholder entry pages within C•CURE 9000 to simplify the customer’s card issuing process, plus custom reports were created to meet the customer’s particular audit requirements.

End Result

The new system was installed and commissioned within the customer’s schedule. Also, the customer’s existing ExacqVision CCTV system was integrated into the C•CURE 9000 system, allowing camera playback footage to be accessed directly from the C•CURE 9000 monitor screen when a door alarm event occurs.