Unique Access to Hong Kong Movie City Complex

Unique Access to Hong Kong Movie City Complex

CEM Systems' AC2000 SE (standard edition) security management system was chosen by Shaw Studios for the new Hong Kong movie city complex to secure roughly 400 doors.

Located in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, the Shaw Studios complex is owned by Shaw Property Holdings and covers 1.2 million square feet, featuring an administration building, two-story film processing center, a world-class theater with 400 seats, five large sound stages and a digital post-production center housing 18 suites for final mix, audio recording and picture editing and effects.

To meet safety and security requirements, Shaw Studios chose the CEM AC2000 SE security management system to provide 24/7 security and alarm monitoring. "The system has a large install base of large sites where high security is imperative, making it an appealing solution for the Shaw Studios complex," said Andrew Fulton, Business Development Director for CEM System products. "The design includes 100-percent system continuity using a secondary failover server, as well as intelligence at the door using CEM EtherProx IP card readers with an internal database for offline card validation." The EtherProx readers installed at Shaw Studios also support MIFARE smart cards and ensure the highest level of stability and security even if offline from the host controller.

"The ability to support full Ethernet structure using CEM EtherProx readers in the Shaw Studios complex was pivotal in the client's decision to use the CEM AC2000 SE system", said Frank Ip, Global Account Manager for Greater China, ADT Hong Kong, the project's system integrator. "AC2000's software capabilities also made it the system of choice as it features sophisticated modules including video integration, central alarm and event monitoring, integrated ID badging, visitor management, time and attendance, and advanced reporting."

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With the installation complete with virtually unlimited expansion capabilities, the Shaw Studios' personnel and visitors are properly protected, and the complex has the scalability should the owner decide to continue to grow.

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