ARUP | How do you ..

July 26th, 2010 | Posted by: admin

ARUP - How do you ..How do you provide a failsafe way of letting staff know that they are the last person in the building and responsible for setting the intruder alarm?

How do you make sure that if someone tried to badge the ‘alarm’ reader, the system would not set with people still in the building? How do you make sure your reception staff have an accurate way of monitoring who is in or out of the building?


…You ask Kings Security Systems to deliver your security requirements, that’s how!!

Kings Security Systems were commissioned by Forth Electrical Services Limited (FES Limited) to design and install a comprehensive security solution for ARUP, a global firm of consulting engineers, designers and technical specialists. The solution for ARUP’s new upgraded and extended offices supplied by Kings included disabled call systems, intruder alarms, intercoms, fire alerts, access control and CCTV systems.

The solution provider

For reception staff to accurately monitor who is in and out of the buildings, Kings Security installed three plasma screens for the alarm and access control system. These screens show a complete picture of the building’s occupants and reception staff can streamline the way in which they process incoming calls/enquiries. As staff leave, they scan their badge and open the internal front door, their photo-card disappears from the kiosk screen. To complete the security, when reception staff leave, the kiosk screen next to the front door becomes active and when the last person leaves the building, the intruder alarm is automatically set.

In addition to the briefed project requirements, Kings provided client advice and a methodology on how a proximity reader system could be integrated, so all ARUP’s staff photo-cards could be used in both their London and South Queensferry offices. To ensure staff use the badge system, without the need to install turnstiles, Kings Security worked closely with the door manufacturers, main contractor and the design team, to enable the electro-mechanical locking mechanism to operate on entry as well as exit. In addition to the central office, the outbuildings needed to be accessed by staff without having to go into the main building to unset the alarm. In order to enable this feature, Kings provided a lock isolation capability.

Borer Access Control re-wrote a section of their Fusion software to meet the specific needs of ARUP that now surpasses other leading security supplier’s technology systems.

The Kings ability to working in successful partnerships was proven yet again. When some BT lines, were not installed, (including the fire alarm/Redcare signalling line), Kings were happy to come to the rescue and provide the Fire Alarm/Fire Fault signals in addition to all the Intruder Signals, via DualCom, with a LAN/WAN secondary path. King’s attention to detail and involvement from design to final installation allows them to recognise areas where savings and heightened security can be implemented. This is a unique solution which many offices across the UK should be implementing as it is proving to be a success for ARUP. The contract was completed in June 2010 and once again, Kings Security has designed, developed and perfected its client’s security requirements on time and in budget.

Douglas Wylie | Electrical Engineer | Arup commented:

Kings Security were brought in at an early stage of the design, the Arup requirements were incorporated into the overall design prior to being issued through the normal competitive tendering procedures.

King Security were commissioned by the Electrical contractor FES , and the installations progressed during the contract period. The Kings Security team, lead by Brian Ross were very active on site, and the individual engineers covering CCTV / Intruder / Door Access all performed very well.

As the contract approached completion, our (ARUP) requirements did vary as our needs for staff security became more complex. However full marks to Kings Security who worked hand in hand with our technical team, and the end result has the system working as required.

We are very pleased with the technology that was developed for our project, and in the way Kings Security addressed our overall project.

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