Security News » Security installers and integrators http://www.securitynewsdesk.com Security News, Publishing, Products and more... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:06:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Keyhole Surgery Completed on Cleave Point Apartments http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/keyhole-surgery-completed-cleave-point-apartments/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/keyhole-surgery-completed-cleave-point-apartments/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:14:00 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45636 Mul-T-Lock UK’s Smartair access control system has been fitted to enhance security at Cleave Point Apartments, for the benefit of residents and management.

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cleave point apartmentsMul-T-Lock UK’s innovative Smartair access control system has been fitted to enhance security at the desirable Cleave Point Apartments, for the benefit of residents and management.

Cleave Point in Barnstaple, constructed by the Newland Homes Builders and owned by Cleave Point Management Company Limited, offers an exclusive purpose-built development of 24 stylish apartments, situated in the valley of the River Taw.

However, access to the premises was becoming increasingly difficult to restrict to residents with the existing locking system, and conscious of offering the highest level of security, property owners contacted local Mul-T-Lock specialist Keyhole Surgery to recommend a cost effective solution.

Keyhole Surgery suggested the installation of Mul-T-Lock Smartair electronic handle system as an all in one high performance stylish security solution that could provide instant access control.

The Directors at Cleave Point Management Company Limited said: “Smartair appealed to us because of its design and would complement the property’s security. Its ability to operate as a standalone solution was also a great feature as no hardwiring or modification to the door was required.

“Smartair was installed with no disruption and residents have found it really easy to use. From a management perspective, access for maintenance staff is equally simple to grant or deny, saving us valuable time and resource that we can now utilise to further enhance our property and offerings.”

A battery-powered unit, Smartair is a cost effective standalone solution that is easily installed to existing locks and key systems, reducing the inconvenience of hardwiring a full access control system.

David Pearcy of Keyhole Surgery added: “When the Directors contacted me to recommend a security solution, I had no hesitation in suggesting Smartair because of its adaptability to suit any accommodation and offer instant access control. Its features make it a simple and intelligent way of upgrading the controllability and security level of any premises, whilst also solving key management issues, without compromising on aesthetics or style.

With Smartair installed and programmed, cards or fobs can be easily added, amended or removed with an optional shadow card to enable users to delete operators one-by–one, in a change of home ownership.

Ian Thresher, Mul-T-Lock Regional Sales Manager concluded: “Smartair was specifically designed to overcome many of the obstacles traditionally associated with access control systems, as an intelligent device with ease of use at the heart of its design. When this is combined with its stylish finish and ease to install, programme and use, it is obvious to see why it is the perfect solution for property developments such as Cleave Point apartments.”

For further information on Smartair and the full range of security solutions available from Mul-T-Lock, please visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk.

 

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E2S publishes an information guide to measuring sound levels http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/e2s-publishes-information-guide-measuring-sound-levels/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/e2s-publishes-information-guide-measuring-sound-levels/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:04:17 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45633 E2S Warning Signals has published a guide that seeks to ‘de-mystify’ the dB (decibel), one of the most common, but confusing, units in engineering.

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dB-scale-printE2S Warning Signals, one of the world’s leading independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has published an educational guide that seeks to ‘de-mystify’ the dB (decibel), one of the most common units in engineering, yet also one of the most confusing. The guide can be found at http://www.e2s.com/soundbasics.

The main difficulty in comprehending dB measurements is that it is a log-linear scale, which, while it is very useful in representing very large differences in a more user-friendly scale, also compresses the scale. Sound is defined as any pressure variation that can be heard by the human ear. The Threshold of Hearing is defined as 0 dB; the threshold of pain is around 130 dB, a scale that can be readily understood. However, as the power difference between the two levels is 1013 : 1, or, to spell it out in full, 10,000,000,000,000 or ten million million to one, expressing it in these terms suddenly gives a much better idea of the change.

The guide sets sounder output levels in context with some everyday examples. For example, the A151 disaster warning sounder is rated at 150 dB, the same as a jet engine at 1m. It also discusses the effect of frequency on perceived loudness and includes some rules of thumb for system designers who are specifying the output and location of warning sounders to provide the desired sound levels as part of a warning system.

 

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ASSA Supplies State-of-the-art Medical Centre http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/assa-supplies-state-art-medical-centre/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/19/assa-supplies-state-art-medical-centre/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:44:50 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45626 ASSA, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, is helping transform an historic foundry building into a state-of-the-art medical centre.

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ASSA, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, is helping transform an historic foundry building into a state-of-the-art medical centre, supplying its innovative SMARTair™electronic access control solution.   

The Lion Medical Centre will provide GP services for 26,000 patients across the Stourbridge area, and will include an enhanced nursing suite, minor operations theatre, physio gym and rehabilitation area, a small lecture theatre and an on-site pharmacy.

The multimillion-pound development, comprising the old foundry governed by English Heritage and a modernistic extension, has been supplied with a range of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions products, including ASSA’s SMARTair™wireless access control system. SMARTair™ allows sophisticated proximity access control using attractive wire-free door units, which will help to manage footfall around the centre, while keeping installation time and upheaval to a minimum.

A range of other ASSA ABLOY products have been used in the project, including ASSA’s patented P600 masterkey cylinders; a simple and robust solution which can handle complex masterkey systems on one key profile, ideal for tailoring the security between the different areas within the facility.

ASSA ABLOY cam-motion DC500 door closers have also been installed, enabling doors to be easily opened by the young, the elderly or those with a disability, assisting in fulfilling the duties required under The Equality Act (EA), specifically BS8300 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations.

Graham Sunderland of Abacus Architects, said: “ASSA’s SMARTair™ complements the contemporary style of the modern build and is competitively priced. There was no need to install complicated software, making for an efficient installation process, and allowing the project to progress quickly.”

Allan Thomson, Specification Director for ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Just as the old foundry building is transitioning from the old to the new, ASSA has been transitioning from its traditional mechanical locking roots, and evolving our extensive offering of electronic solutions, with innovative products like SMARTair™. This is a great story about the old meeting the new, both for the Lion Medical Centre and for ASSA ABLOY.” 

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Security as an Integral Part of the Corporate Strategy http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/13/security-integral-part-corporate-strategy/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/13/security-integral-part-corporate-strategy/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:01:03 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45545 As enterprises expand into developing markets and emerging countries or acquire existing businesses operating a variety of existing ‘legacy’ systems, they face new challenges in keeping their workplaces secure in unfamiliar territories.

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siemens logoWritten by Megan Miller, Market Manager Corporate Security, Siemens Enterprise Security

As enterprises expand into developing markets and emerging countries or acquire existing businesses operating a variety of existing ‘legacy’ systems, they face new challenges in keeping their workplaces secure in unfamiliar territories.

Having disparate sites in different countries will necessitate compliance with local, national and international security legislation. Often vast distances between organizational headquarters and new locations unveil new logistical issues, particularly when coupled with the increased mobility of employees and the clear expectation of harmonized and uniformed access as they move between sites.

The need for overall transparency
Operating the resulting patchwork of fragmented security systems throughout different locations can make corporations more vulnerable, as well as resulting in unplanned costs. In many cases, wherever a security risk is identified within a unit or a site, the immediate need to provide protection will mean the installation of a ‘quick-fix’ solution to resolve the vulnerability – without due consideration of overall corporate security strategies or policies.

Fragmented, ‘silo-type’ systems also result in a lack of transparency between the various sites. Corporate security specialists may not be able to access required data and no real overview of the global security landscape exists. In many organizations, it will simply be impossible for system administrators to know which employees have access to what facility or, even worse, whether departing employees’ rights have been removed from all databases throughout the complete enterprise landscape. Transparency of employee access rights across all sites is a fundamental necessity, not only for the purpose of security and internal audits, but also to satisfy the demands of regional governance and often legislation.

Securing sites all around the world
To ensure global business continuity, corporations need to find a state-of-the-art approach to managing global security issues. Enterprise security can no longer be seen as a stand-alone discipline, but rather an integral part of an overall corporate strategy engaging in a more proactive approach. It is essential that corporations establish an enterprise-wide security strategy at the earliest opportunity, applicable across all locations, ensuring a responsible and security-conscious culture.

A number of integrated, enterprise-level security solutions are available today to support global organizations. These flexible technologies are designed for local, national and globally dispersed organizations supporting enterprise-wide mitigation of risk, exposure and the costs associated with security-related business interruptions. By integrating access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection solutions, these platforms ensure efficient risk management, provide centralized system management resulting in cost transparency and efficient use of resources. Once in place they offer global support with consistent and common standards, optimizing an organization’s security landscape. Most importantly, they are future-proof solutions exhibiting reduced and quantifiable total cost of ownership (TCO).

Implementation of enterprise security solutions typically starts with a comprehensive analysis of business risks and vulnerabilities. Inventory is taken of the overall security landscape identifying, assessing and characterizing possible concerns. Mapping of critical business processes is documented and specific threats assessed. The proposed solutions then prioritize and implement risk mitigation measures, with metrics for monitoring the results and continually enhancing the measures accordingly. Such a program enables the entire organization to have a concentrated focus on its core business responsibly, consistently and profitably.

Enterprise security solutions support organizations in complying with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Interoperability between various security systems creates efficiencies by streamlining the reporting and management of individual technologies resulting in the reduction of internal costs. Automation capabilities help off-load day to day burdens put on system operators by automating processes and providing a more efficient utilization of resources.

Proof of concept: Creating a uniform security culture
As an experienced partner in enterprise-level security solutions, Siemens was recently tasked with developing a centralized access solution for a global software company. Like many enterprise landscapes, the customer’s sites had a variety of legacy security systems in place with different experts managing single products and installations, all of which were increasing operational costs. Starting with the customer’s headquarters as the initial point of implementation, global processes were defined for simple deployment to other locations spanning the globe. This enterprise-wide solution resulted in a complete optimization of resources through centralized system management and a uniform security culture.

One globally valid corporate card was created integrating physical access control, cashless payment, desktop log-in, as well as flexible time and attendance management functionality. The customer now enjoys the benefit of a strategic focus with a single point of contact, global pricing and service support with the implementation of clear corporate security standards. With Siemens as its service partner for facilities around the globe, overheads for local system administrators together with maintenance costs are reduced, while enabling swift and uniformed reaction times to any arising issue.

A reliable partner with a worldwide presence
Siemens is ideally positioned to conceive, design, build, maintain, monitor, and even operate integrated security solutions and services for global corporations. The company specializes in supporting organizations in the creation of an overall security approach which is planned and individually customized for global enterprises. Siemens has the expertise to offer seamless integration and a unified management platform with a variety of automated processes facilitating a coordinated response across all sites. Siemens also offers a range of service offerings to balance risks, internal competence and budget constraints, providing enterprises with the flexibility to tailor services specifically to meet site-specific needs.

As a strategic supplier Siemens has an in-depth understanding of the operational challenges pertinent to enterprises with a global footprint. The company supplies comprehensive, modular security solutions suitable for single sites, local branches or dispersed networked facilities around the world, across different continents and time zones. Well equipped for global implementation because of scalability and networkability, these solutions are effective in controlling access to defined areas. They can be seamlessly integrated into existing network infrastructures and extended to include features such as time processing, ID creation, visitor management and much more due to their open architecture.

In today’s agile business environment, CSOs of globally present corporations need to ensure that solutions are in place to protect personnel, intellectual assets and infrastructure without impeding day to day business activities. In doing so, it is possible to identify and mitigate potential incidents which might threaten the resilience and continued operation of their organizations. With a truly global presence, Siemens can be relied upon as a competent partner in enterprise security solutions working closely with its clients from the outset.

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IDIS and Security Supplies Sign Distribution Agreement http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/11/idis-security-supplies-sign-distribution-agreement/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/11/idis-security-supplies-sign-distribution-agreement/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:40:50 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45486 IDIS and Security Supplies, have signed a strategic partnership that sees the independent security systems distributor offering IDIS DirectIP™.

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IDIS and security suppliesDirectIP™ extends the UK distributor’s IP offering with true plug-and-play and high performance HD surveillance.

IDIS and Security Supplies, have signed a strategic partnership that sees the independent security systems distributor offering IDIS DirectIP™, the award-winning, full-HD surveillance solution, through its network of branches in the UK.

The announcement follows DirectIP™ training for over twenty installers hosted at Security Supplies headquarters last month. The IDIS technical team demonstrated DirectIP™ as the perfect solution for installers to upgrade their customers from legacy analogue CCTV to high definition (HD) surveillance, without the complexity often associated with many IP systems. Featuring plug-and-play implementation coupled with high-performance technology, DirectIP™ eliminates the need for IP addressing and a deep knowledge of networks, to offer a cost effective networked and HD surveillance solution that can be deployed in hours.

Under the partnership agreement, Security Supplies combines its thirteen year track record and extensive industry knowledge, with dedicated and expert DirectIP™ sales and technical support across a range of security projects from surveillance upgrades through to highly integrated security solutions.

Martin Cowley, Channel Manager at IDIS Europe, said, “We recognised Security Supplies extensive surveillance expertise coupled with a bespoke customer support model. The agreement indicates the start of a long-term relationship to support installers and integrators from system design and project delivery through to on-going maintenance and support.”

Chris Davis, Managing Director of Security Supplies, added, “IDIS DirectIP™ simplifies the security buying chain by offering everything our installers need to build a full-HD and networked surveillance solution. The simplicity of installation combined with industry-leading image quality continues to impress both our installation partners and their end user customers.”

For more information on IDIS and DirectIP, visit www.idisglobal.com

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AMG Partners with Security Supplies Limited http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/06/amg-partners-security-supplies-limited/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/06/amg-partners-security-supplies-limited/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:47:53 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45435 AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission technology and sophisticated panoramic megapixel cameras, and Security Supplies Ltd have entered a partnership agreement.

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AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission technology and sophisticated panoramic megapixel cameras, and Security Supplies Ltd, a specialised distributor of electronic security equipment, have entered a partnership agreement. Security Supplies will now market and stock the AMG range of fibre optic transmission equipment and AMG-Panogenics panoramic 360° 5 megapixel camera range.

Peter GraingerPeter Grainger, Technical Sales Manager of Security Supplies says, “We typically get involved with projects in the UK and overseas where AMG’s technology can add value and save infrastructure costs. The market demand for panoramic cameras is increasing, which is why we have taken the PanoCam360 range into our portfolio. Our customers will definitely see the benefit of using AMG’s transmission technology and their range of panoramic cameras; both will help to minimize installation costs. It is also important for us that all of AMG’s products are designed and manufactured in the UK. AMG adheres to standardised protocols, and this makes the equipment high quality, adding another benefit to a company that has a very helpful and pro-active technical support team.”

Faz ColbhieFaz Colbhie, Business Development Manager at AMG Group, commented, “The partnership is a significant move, introducing our range of fibre and Ethernet transmission solutions and 360° cameras to Security Supplies’ fast growing client base. The company works with specialised projects which caters to our technology and their ethos is to provide strong customer support before, during and after sales. With four UK offices, Security Supplies is also well placed geographically to serve a wide range of clients in the UK.”

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Systems Integrators and Installers. BE INSPIRED! http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/04/systems-integrators-and-installers-be-inspired/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/04/systems-integrators-and-installers-be-inspired/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45376 INSPIRE, created for systems integrators and installers of ONVIF open interface IP video management software worldwide. Welcome to Meyertech’s INSPIRE Partner Programme where superb relationships produce inspired results.

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inspireINSPIRE, created for systems integrators and installers of ONVIF open interface IP video management software worldwide.

Welcome to Meyertech’s INSPIRE Partner Programme where superb relationships produce inspired results. The INSPIRE Partner Programme is formulated to power your business for growth by leveraging the products and resources of the UK’s leading ONVIF video management software vendor – Meyertech. INSPIRE offers free training, sales support and marketing to energise your business and with its exclusive pricing structure and over fifty partner benefits it will take your business to the next level. Being a Meyertech Partner also means your organisation will have the opportunity to access higher, more privileged levels of support for your installed system base. So partner with Meyertech today and start reaping the rewards.
Andrew Denton, sales manager:

“The difference with INSPIRE, compared to the majority of partner programmes is that it is not entirely driven by volumes of sales, but is a programme which values other partner attributes such as competency and customer support. We feel that is important to our partners. With INSPIRE we provide the partner with the resources to help them enter new markets and create new business opportunities and with over fifty partner benefits it provides unique offers and superior rewards”.

To learn more about Meyertech’s NEW INSPIRE Partner Programme, call our Sales Team on +44 (0) 161 643 7956 or alternatively email sales@meyertech.co.uk

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Alpro on Le Bistrot Pierre Menu in Cardiff http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/03/alpro-le-bistrot-pierre-menu-cardiff/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/08/03/alpro-le-bistrot-pierre-menu-cardiff/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45373 Transom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Le Bistrot Pierre on Caroline Street in Cardiff. The venue is the eleventh to open in a family of individually themed restaurants serving award-winning ...

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le bistrot pierre menuTransom door closers from Alpro Architectural Hardware have been installed at Le Bistrot Pierre on Caroline Street in Cardiff. The venue, which is in the heart of the city and near the Millennium Stadium, is the eleventh to open in a family of individually themed restaurants serving award-winning provincial French food.
The Alpro closers are used on doors manufactured by Essex-based IDF Aluminium Ltd who excel in distinctive facades for the retail and leisure industry and are also active in education and corporate buildings.

Alpro’s overhead transom closers are a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors. Features include dual closing speed to allow flexibility in closing, three levels of spring strength and 90-degree hold open facility. Builders and glaziers benefit from the ability to adjust the latching and closing force according to the weight and height of individual doors as well as type of usage. Fine-tuning to accommodate the exact needs of patrons is all-important in restaurant usage of this type.

Transom closers are contained within the transom header bar of a door. They are therefore well suited to use in premises where aesthetics are paramount and visual appearance must not be compromised. Le Bistrot Pierre is also using door handles from Alpro’s Impressionist range which are manufactured from 304-grade stainless steel and are specified widely for their functionality and visual appeal.

The menu at Le Bistrot Pierre reflects travel throughout France by an executive chef and his team in search of the authentic healthy produce that distinguishes the menu here. There is a choice of more than 30 French wines, many being sourced directly from the producers. Each of the restaurants is styled individually to complement its surroundings and the frontage here has been designed to blend with an area of Cardiff that was previously a hub of the brewing trade.

Keith Parry, Sales Director at Alpro, said: “Our transom closers are designed for durability and have been tested independently at 250,000 double-action cycles. We’re pleased to have contributed to the visual appeal of this prestigious restaurant while also optimising access control for management and ease of entry for clients.”
IDF Aluminium Ltd worked in conjunction on the project with specialist joinery manufacturers Charles Evans Shopfitters, a nationwide concern with headquarters in Liverpool and a 120-year history of serving the construction industry.

Head chef at Le Bistrot Pierre in Cardiff, Ben Morse, has worked with celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt and with Jamie Oliver at his flagship restaurant, Fifteen, in London.

Co-owner Robert Beacham said: “The care with which the frontage in Cardiff has been designed to complement the architecture of a signature part of the city shows how all our bistrots retain an individual style but with a uniform insistence on the highest standards of cuisine running through the sites.”

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Co-operative Group in talks to sell security arm in shake up http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/31/co-operative-group-sells-security-arm-shake/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/31/co-operative-group-sells-security-arm-shake/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:10:49 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45332 It has been reported that the Co-operative Group is in talks to sell Sunwin Services Group, provider of security, and other functions to its retail arm.

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The Co-operative Group sells Sunwin Services Group

It has been reported that the Co-operative Group is in talks to sell Sunwin Services Group, provider of security, IT and other functions to the Group’s retail arm. In a bid to shore up the Co-operatives financial losses it’s understood that the security provider, which employs around 1,500 people, could be sold off in a matter of weeks for a deal worth tens of millions of pounds.

It’s believed that the Co-op is in discussions with Cardtronics, a group that describes itself as the world’s largest non-bank operator of cash machines.

A spokesperson for Sunwin Services Group told SecurityNewsDesk, “We can confirm that we are in exclusive talks over the sale of Sunwin Services Group which may or may not lead to the sale of the business.  As part our ambitious programme of transforming and modernising The Co-operative Group we have concluded that Sunwin is non-core as a non-member facing business.”

Sunwin Services Group provides support for staff as they transfer cash around the Co-op network, although the business has its roots in the mutual’s TV rental and repair business, which was founded in 1954. It now offers other services, including in areas such as IT and the installation and monitoring of fire and burglar alarm systems.

News of these exclusive talks with Cardtronics came to light less than two weeks after the Co-op sold its pharmacies division to Bestway, the cash-and-carry-operator for £620m. The need to drastically redress the Co-op’s portfolio was triggered by the crisis at its banking arm, which had to be bailed out by hedge funds after the emergence of a £1.5bn capital deficit.

 

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On the Road to Safer Motorways with Panasonic http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/31/road-safer-motorways-panasonic/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/31/road-safer-motorways-panasonic/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:24:18 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45324 Portugal’s largest motorway management company, Brisa, has installed a 40m2 Panasonic video wall into its Operational Control Centre which monitors 1100km of motorway.

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BRSIAPortugal’s largest motorway management company, Brisa, has installed a 40m2 Panasonic video wall into its Operational Control Centre which monitors 1100km of motorway.

A total of 44 Panasonic 55 inch displays (TH-55LV5W) make up the video wall, which helps Brisa manage mobility across 11 motorways and provide an immediate response to unforeseen events and accidents.

“We had a lot of problems with our previous video wall,” explains Pedro Sobral, Project Manager at Brisa. “However, the new Panasonic displays look more modern and are more efficient, which maximises the availability of the tools within Brisa’s Operational Control Centre.”

The displays, which were integrated by Prosonic, are able to work seamlessly 24 hours a day. They are specifically designed for the control room market, boasting an anti-glare surface and an ultra-thin 5.3mm bezel.

“The new monitoring system means Brisa benefits from exceptional image quality and reduced maintenance costs for its video wall,” says João Farinha, Prosonic’s Integrated Solutions Division. “The customer feedback has been excellent and Brisa is extremely happy. The Panasonic monitors are even exceeding Brisa’s requirements in terms of image quality,” he added.

The ultra-thin bezel allows Brisa the option to display a single image across various screens, with virtually no discontinuity in the image.

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