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Security Alarm Simple & Easy Installation Integrated Security - Access Control Access Control Automation No Software Required Inception is an integrated access control and security alarm system with a design edge that sets it apart from the pack. Featuring built in web based software, the Inception system is simple to access using a web browser on a Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. With a step by step commissioning guide and outstanding user interface, Inception is easy to install and very easy to operate. DESIGNED Multiple Devices Easy Setup with Checklist Prompting IN A U ST R A LIA For more information, visit www.innerrange.com/inception. T: 0845 470 5000 E: ireurope@innerrange.co.uk W: innerrange.com Send IP Alarms via the Multipath-IP Network

APPLICATION Networked fire alarm system for new development A network of Cygnus wireless fire alarm systems has been installed on a construction site for the University of Cambridge. The North West Cambridge Development alongside the M11 is a plan to build a new district to be known as Eddington creating affordable housing for university staff, as well as student accommodation, academic and commercial space. In addition to housing and infra-structure, an integral part of the new district will be a primary school, a nursery, a doctors’ surgery, supermarket and retail, senior living, a hotel, and sports pitches. Bull Products’ Cygnus wireless alarm systems feature in the one of the construction sites in the centre of the development where 349 homes are being built together with the food store, energy centre and health centre. Across this construction site, there are 170 Cygnus wireless modules that have been installed by BAM Construction. These modules include fire call point alarms, combined fire call point and first aid alarms, heat detectors, smoke detectors, some of these being fitted with PIR intruder sensors, and all are linked wirelessly to a central control panel. Guy Milton, BAM’s Senior Site Manager commented: “The development is a very large site, covering a lot of areas so we needed to record and receive alarm information at a central location. The Cygnus system has no loss of signal or false alarms and it can be easily moved and re-addressed to suit changing circumstances on site”. Intended specifically for use on construction sites, the CE marked Cygnus system has been designed for use in steel structured and dense concrete buildings and areas where there are many other radio frequencies in operation. Where multiple sites are within range of each other, the Cygnus system is designed to operate on different site addresses so as to keep each system separate and interferencefree. Mobile access for offices in Cardiff, New York and Boston HID Global has been selected by CafeX to modernise its access control solutions, providing both employees and visitors a secure and convenient access control solution that integrates into their everyday lifestyles in the workplace. CafeX develops software that helps enterprises – including many banks and insurance companies transforming customer engagement and workforce collaboration via the Web and mobile applications. The company has implemented a centralised mobile access control solution enabled on smartphones and wearables for its international office locations. Employees and visitors use HID Global’s ‘twist and go’ feature or simply tap their smartphone on the HID Global reader in order to access the building or other sensitive entrances within the offices. Kevin Glass, Chief Innovation Officer with CafeX, said, “[The system] has resulted in our employees and customers having an enriched user experience that they are finding very convenient and innovative.” The company has streamlined its business processes, thereby reducing administration costs and saving money, as it is very simple to issue, manage and revoke Mobile IDs to smartphones and wearables. HID Global collaborated with Controlsoft, a HID Global platinum partner in the UK and USA in order to meet CafeX’s requirements. “The mobile access control solution was easy to deploy and to integrate into CafeX’s credentials management platform. The readers are simple to configure, which made it possible for us to provide CafeX with an identity and access management solution very speedily,” said Jonathan Summers, Managing Director with Controlsoft. “The ability to use smartphones and wearables for access control is becoming increasingly essential, as these devices are part of our everyday lives in the business workplace,” said Harm Radstaak, Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “CafeX’s implementation in their international offices is a testament of the growing adoption that merges convenience and security in a mobile-first world.” The mobile access control solution also helps CafeX meet compliance requirements for its financial services customers. These and other Global 2000 companies typically require tight security around any sensitive data. www.psimagazine.co.uk 45