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Industries face security risks with moves to 24/7 trade cycles

Industries face security risks with moves to 24/7 trade cycles
Security of access to industrial, logistics and data facilities is a growing issue in Australasia as we move to 24/7 trading cycles and criminals target activity hotspots for theft, commercial data penetration and trafficking of illegal goods and substances. 

Global entry solutions provider Boon Edam says the full gamut of Australasian industrial production, warehousing, data, distribution and export facilities – including port, road, rail and air facilities – need to be increasingly aware of site security as industry in Australasia follows global trends toward 24/7 responsiveness to world markets.

"Good business risk management practices mean we should ensure now that industry facilities are prepared for new security issues arising from the expanding flow of visits to company facilities at different times of the day and night,” says Boon Edam Australia Managing Director Michael Fisher.

"As 24/7 business practices expand, more people need access at different times to sensitive areas of company operations, including goods handling, data centres, dispatch, financial and proprietary information across facilities that may be working multiple shifts,” says Mr Fisher, whose company globally provides entrance security for scores of Fortune 500 companies, as well as banks, data centres, legislatures, government agencies, resource development sites, airports, hospitals and educational and scientific facilities subject to unwanted attention.

In response to the need to provide high security even at times when security staff are scarce, Boon Edam Australia’s latest Turnlock, Lifeline, Tourlock and Circlelock ranges of security entrance products are designed for areas ranging from outdoor company perimeters, through to building entrances and sensitive interior areas. 

Its latest products also cover top security facilities, such as data and financial centres, where the highest level of entrance tailgating protection is achieved using the latest in camera detection systems to help prevent unwanted physical access by visitors tagging along behind authorized personnel.

"People rightly focus on online threats to data facilities, but there is also another more forgotten dimension to cyber security: and that is protection of physical facilities from unwanted visitors, including industrial intelligence thieves and even sometimes disgruntled former employees," says Mr Fisher.

The latest version of Boon Edam's Tourlock 180+90 revolving door system is designed for access hotspots such as the entrances to company HQs and data and financial centres that might be subject to physical penetration from people seeking to penetrate or damage data facilities vital to trading companies

"This latest Tourlock 180+90 system is a 24/7 solution offering high volume capabilities (20 people each way per door a minute) proven by some of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. It is a superbly flexible, non-intrusive way to control physical access and prevent problems arising from unauthorised access to sensitive facilities and areas. It is also an outstandingly cost-effective and reliable way to overcome the problems inherent in expensive manned security systems,” he said.

In addition to the latest BoonConnect software to configure the system to individual users' needs, the system can be specified to include StereoVision "time of flight" camera systems which create extremely accurate 3D images of the person in the door to determine whether they are alone. StereoVision is even capable of discerning between a person and a briefcase or bag.

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