Daily Archives: 09/02/2015

WebWayOne alarm handling solutions installed at Tavcom’s Training Centre

Students participating in one of Tavcom Training’s Alarm Systems courses will be able to gain practical hands-on experience of alarm handling within a Control Room environment thanks to equipment donated by WebWayOne.

The equipment installed in the Control Room operators’ testing area at Tavcom’s Training Centre in Bishops Waltham includes Communicator Pro and Mini devices, as well as WebWayWorld web access in order for students to familiarise themselves with the commissioning and support of IP and 2G/3G communication.

Six WebWay communicators are fully operational and signalling to test accounts at Southern Monitoring’s Alarm Receiving Centre in Waterlooville, with remote access via MASWeb to view alarm delivery in real time.

 

The communicators are serially connected to Honeywell Galaxy and Texecom Intruder panels and can take advantage of SIA3 signalling which includes the support of remote servicing and diagnostics.

Putting theory into practice

“As the leading provider of security systems training, we are always looking to use the latest available technology to enhance the effectiveness of our training courses by offering students opportunities to immediately put theory into practice,” said Paul Tennent, managing director of Tavcom Training. “We’re therefore very grateful to WebWayOne for its support in providing ATS equipment. We will certainly be able to put it to good use in all of our Alarm Systems-related training courses which we will be conducting during 2015.”

Tavcom currently offers over 70 regularly scheduled training courses ranging from one-day seminars to five-day, fully-residential programmes. The courses are designed to meet the training requirements of security professionals at all levels, from foundation courses for those with little or no previous experience through to highly advanced programmes for Control Room supervisors, security managers and company executives.

The wide range of technical and non-technical courses covers all security systems-related fields including security management, Control Room operations, system planning and project management, structured cabling, disaster recovery and covert CCTV.

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Nedap Identification Systems announces first companies to join Certified Partner Program

Nedap – one of the leading specialists in vehicle identification and detection technology for security, parking and traffic – has announced that the first group of partners is now officially certified according to the guidelines relating to the Certified Partner Program that was introduced at the end of last year.

Nedap Identification Systems developed a dedicated partner program for the Long-Range Identification, Wireless Vehicle Detection and Smart City Access product lines. The Certified Partner Program allows partners to be recognised as a committed Nedap partner. Moreover, they obtain access to benefits related to this program, such as additional sales tools, marketing resources, combined marketing opportunities and additional access to technical information and training related to specific products.

The three certification programs are as follows:

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Long-Range Identification

Relates to Nedap systems that offer fast, secure and convenient identification of vehicles and people in and around buildings and sites.

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Wireless Vehicle Detection

Relates to Nedap wireless sensors that gather real-time parking status information from outdoor parking spaces.

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Smart City Access

Relates to vehicle access control systems specifically designed to restrict traffic in designated areas in city centres, such as shopping areas and historical centres.

Nedap's Certified Partner Program has its first group of companies in place

Nedap’s Certified Partner Program has its first group of companies in place

Recognised as committed partners

A Nedap Certified Partner is a qualified representative with adequate knowledge and skills related to the planning, installation and implementation of Nedap  products. They show commitment to the Nedap brand and provide high quality technical support to customers in one of the three sectors.

The first group of Nedap Certified Partners include:

  • Long-Range Identification: AAM Systems (Russia), Identity Warehouse (South Africa), Nortech Controls (United Kingdom) and IDelcon (Spain)
  • Wireless Vehicle Detection: AAM Systems (Russia), AGK (Ireland), Flow (Belgium), Vialis (Netherlands), IDelcon (Spain), Infracontrol (Sweden), Traffic Technologie Système (France) and IPSens (United States)
  • Smart City Access: ST&D and BAM Infratechniek Mobiliteit (Netherlands)

“We’re extremely proud to announce this first group of partners that have chosen to become certified and recognised,” explained Maarten Mijwaart, general manager of Nedap Identification Systems. “Most of these partners have worked with us for many years. We are very happy that we can finally offer them the opportunity to be recognised for their loyalty, commitment and hard work designed to promote and successfully install our products. Furthermore, this also creates good opportunities for the end users of our products. It will now be easier to identify those vendors that have a proven track record in building successful installations with our products. In the upcoming months more committed business partners are expected to be certified.”

For more information on Nedap’s partners and information on the Partner Program visit: http://www.nedapidentification.com/partner-portal.html

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Zaun exports British security expertise to northern France’s Longuenesse Prison

British high security fencing manufacturer Zaun has exported its expertise across the Channel to secure a prison in the north of France. The company has supplied almost 1,000 metres of its original HiSec security fencing with the popular ‘358’ welded mesh configuration to repel would-be intruders and keep those residents within secure.

The HiSec system’s attributes make it an excellent solution for high security applications, reflecting in its use by the Home Office for UK prisons. Unusually, for the Longuenesse Prison in the Pas-de-Calais department of northern France, the deployed fencing is powder-coated white. This affords the prison a more relaxed feel when compared with English institutions, an impression enhanced further by a MUGA and three rooftop exercise areas with a ball court and angled fencing merged into the sloped roofing angles.

Zaun designed six metre-high fencing with a crank on top clad by 1 mm-thick steel sheet cladding for the 215 metres of internal perimeters, then 450 metres of five-metre high fencing beyond a five-metre ‘dead zone’ between the two fence lines.

The internal fence line includes a half-metre high, 100 mm-thick concrete ‘kicker board’ sunk 250 mm into the ground to prevent tunnelling.

Zaun has also supplied special gates with electronic locks automatically activated from a central Control Room and HiSec cladding to upstairs windows as part of the €200,000 fully-integrated security system.

Zaun worked on the €8.3 million prison for 85 residents alongside leading French construction company Spie Batignolles, which boasts annual revenues of €1.8 billion.

HiSec’s close mesh pattern means that it’s difficult to cut and almost impossible to climb.

Zaun is one of the largest and most dynamic manufacturers of high security perimeter protection systems within the UK. With regional offices in France and Dubai,the organisation boasts an extensive range of temporary, PAS 68-rated and permanent fencing solutions as well as expertise in integrating CCTV and PID systems.

Zaun was founded in 1996 by directors Alastair Henman and Paul Painter and remains a privately owned company, manufacturing in the UK at its state of the art five-acre production facility in the West Midlands.

The company manufactures to ISO 9001:2008 standards and is a member of the ethical supply chain initiative designated Sedex. The business is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association, the Fencing Contractors’ Association– with Alastair Henman a director and council member of these organisations respectively – and the Sports and Play Construction Association.

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Winsted expands UK operations with move to new Bromsgrove headquarters

CCTV Control Room furniture manufacturer Winsted has announced a move to new premises at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. An increase in export sales and high profile project wins – involving organisation including Yokogawa, Samsung, Google, HP and HSBC – have led the company to expand the size of its UK operations.

Since its inception in 1984 the company has been located in Droitwich, a small Spa town north of Worcester. However, across the last four years the company has seen tremendous growth in sales across Europe and the Middle East while, in 2013, the company was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade (the highest accolade for any UK business) for the second consecutive year.

The move brings Winsted to a new development conveniently situated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire near Junction 1 of the M42 motorway. This affords excellent access and links to all major roads, rail and air transportation hubs. Importantly, the new facility gives the organisation almost double the amount of space when compared with its previous base, which will not only facilitate more stock holding of standard product lines but also allow for a controlled growth programme.

Winsted has moved base from Droitwich to Bromsgrove

Winsted has moved base from Droitwich to Bromsgrove

Commenting on the move, Terry Shough (Winsted’s general manager) told Risk UK: “The move to larger premises reflects our strong performance to date. We are excited about the move which will allow us to serve our clients even better, support our staff and give us room to expand further in the future.”

Shough continued: “Quite simply, we outgrew our existing premises. We were fortunate to find such a nice space close to our current office. We really wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our clients and our employees, though, and I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team. Our new location and enhanced operational efficiencies will help us continue to grow and evolve to keep pace with our clients’ needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service along the way.”

Since its inception in 1963, Winsted has consistently pioneered console design and development. The company’s product concept and design is driven by industry needs and demands, with many equipped ideas suggested by customers and developed with their input.

A dominant force in the US markets for 50 years, Winsted expanded into overseas markets in 1975 and, in 1976, began concentrated efforts to establish distribution in the Middle East.

Winsted’s international distribution was firmly established in 1984 with the formation of Winsted Ltd in the UK. Since then, Winsted Ltd has become a design and manufacturing facility serving the European, Middle East and African markets.

With an ever-expanding global network of distributors, Winsted is in an excellent position to satisfy and support its rapidly growing international client base.

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Hochiki Europe launches fire system logbook to support customer compliance

According to Government figures, the UK’s Fire and Rescue Services have attended nearly a quarter of a million false alarm incidents throughout the last two years, with the majority caused by faulty fire system apparatus. Yet maintaining thorough records of testing and maintenance of a property’s fire safety system has been a legal obligation for domestic premises and houses with multiple occupants in England and Wales since the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 (RRFSO) was introduced. 

In response, Hochiki Europe has launched “the industry’s most comprehensive fire system logbook” for its customers. The new logbooks provide guidance in line with the UK’s most recent legislation to help those responsible for the upkeep of fire safety systems to accurately record false alarms as well as required maintenance and testing processes, in turn ensuring compliance.

The RRFSO is supported by BS 5839, a Code of Practice published by BSI which recommends any owner of a fire detection system records all system events in a suitable logbook.

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 is supported by BS 5839

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 is supported by BS 5839

Hochiki Europe’s new logbooks have been compiled by a team of BAFE consultants. The logbooks allow customers to monitor system activity, abide by UK legislation and have their records to hand in the event of a Health and Safety audit.

The A4 logbooks contain 36 pages of fire system-related forms and checklists in which end users can record false alarms, tests and maintenance work, panel access codes and battery capacity.

The new logbooks also provide written guidance for users around their responsibilities when facing false alarms, changes to the building, routine system attention, pre-alarms and recommendations on how to properly investigate fire safety systems.

Hochiki's Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System Logbook

Hochiki’s Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System Logbook

 

Paul Adams, deputy marketing manager at Hochiki Europe, said: “Understanding the history of a fire safety system and recognising patterns in its activity can be a crucial element in preventing fire incidents. As shown by the BS 5839 Code of Practice, logbooks play an important role in fire safety and are required by law. By giving our customers the option to buy logbooks directly from us at the same time as their system components, they can save time and ensure that they’re following the most up-to-date compliance practices.”

 

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