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APPLICATION Camera masts supplied for Mersey Gateway Project WEC CCTV has supplied 65 camera masts for the new Mersey Gateway Bridge. The company secured all three parts of the project to manufacture nine trolley head masts, 40 tilt over radar masts, and 16 cantilever masts which straddle the highway and mount ANPR cameras. It took eight months for the company’s team of engineers to complete the project for the Mersey Gateway, which is a multi-million pounds transport scheme between Runcorn and Widnes in Cheshire, England. The main part of the project was the construction of the toll bridge spanning the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. The crossing, which opened in October 2017, has three traffic lanes in each direction and provides a much needed link between the towns. Mike Allison, WEC CCTV Sales Manager, said: “The whole scheme was carried out in line with the project’s tight timescale and specific requirements. This was a fantastic project to be involved with.” New fire safety doors for housing charity properties In a follow up to a case story outlined in PSI last year, Delta Security is helping to protect residents with the installation of new fire doors at a property managed by Brick-by-Brick, a London-based charity that provides permanent and temporary housing for people with homeless status. The new fire doors, installed into the charity’s Queens Road property, replace residents’ previous flat doors. The doors include intumescent fire seals, which consist of a strip on the door’s edge that expands if there is a fire, ensuring the door provides airtight protection against smoke and flames. The project was undertaken following a fire risk assessment, and having worked with Delta Security for the last couple of years Isabelle Gravenstein, General Manager at Brick By Brick, approached them for a solution. Last year (as reported in PSI), Delta Security installed a Master Key Suite locking system into the property, which it was able to transfer to the new fire safety doors. The company liaised with all residents to minimise disruption and ensure each door could be completed in one day, maintaining the integrity of the security system. Isabelle says the installations went extremely smoothly, and were completed faster than expected. Integrated access control at new campus building Students, staff and property at Newcastle University’s new Urban Sciences Building are now protected with an access control system, provided and installed by Chubb Fire & Security. The access control solution with an integrated intruder alarm is already in use in all other buildings on Newcastle University’s campus. “We required a highly secure yet flexible and user-friendly system to ensure convenience and safety,” said Richard Johnston, senior project manager, estates support service, Newcastle University. “As a new build, it was vital that the building’s security was in place for the new term.” With the new system, the estates management team is able to print ID passes, restrict and monitor access, and be responsive to potential incidents. It is also able to review arrangements for events and monitor door usage. The Urban Sciences Building has 60 doors, requiring separate zoning and access restrictions. Prior to the building opening, Chubb delivered training to the estates management team. 52

Logistics estate to utilise 500 cameras to protect buildings and goods Galliker Transport & Logistics is set to use 500 Panasonic video surveillance cameras throughout its 18 branches in Switzerland. At the moment Galliker is using over 400 video surveillance cameras however, by the end of 2018, this is set to increase to over 500 cameras operating throughout the estate. The company uses video surveillance primarily as protection for buildings and goods, as well as for the optimisation of work processes. Video cameras also capture access to the grounds and buildings. With the porter being the initial point of contact for incoming suppliers, the video surveillance is used for the allocation of parking lots and ramps. The gates and barriers open automatically for Galliker’s own and pre-registered vehicles when approaching the office site, which is triggered by means of LPR / ANPR. All of the cameras record outside of the organisation, whilst being centrally managed in one location based in Switzerland, which saves network bandwidth and time in IT integration. The entire IT infrastructure and support is managed by the IT department of Galliker. Head of IT, Fredy Feurer comments, "We are very pleased with the Panasonic video surveillance cameras. In recent years, we have acquired a great deal of know-how about these products, but because of the more efficient installation and easier maintenance, only a few camera models are in use." Galliker has opted for Milestone's video management system which allows for easy and fast integration of various camera manufacturers’ devices. In 2013, Comtronic Communications introduced the first Panasonic cameras with Milestone software to Galliker. Fredy Feurer adds, "400 cameras are in use and the number will increase to 500 by the end of 2018. The cameras have a long service life and a good price-performance ratio, and the video surveillance solution allowed us to streamline processes and simplify work processes. " BE SMART! Read PSI magazine on your tablet or smartphone using the FREE app

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