A CEM security management system has been chosen to secure access to Nucleus Connect's Central Offices in Singapore, said CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products. The contract was awarded to Tyco Singapore, who installed CEM systems.
Nucleus Connect is a wholesale provider of broadband services, selected by Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA Singapore) to be the Operating Company for Singapore's Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN). Nucleus Connect is responsible for designing, building and operating the active infrastructure of Singapore's Next Gen NBN.
To secure infrastructure, Nucleus Connect required a competitive, yet highly secure access control system to secure and monitor entry/exit to Central Offices Suites, Generator Rooms and Switch Rooms. Offering a TCP/IP security solution, CEM intelligent two-door IP controllers were chosen to interface with third party card readers.
The solution is a low cost intelligent two-door controller that is designed to interface third-party read heads with the CEM system. Featuring an internal database with the ability to hold up to 200,000 cardholders records and up to 8,000 transactions offline, the controller offers 24/7 access control card validation; a solution that is not normally available when using non CEM readers. With such a large internal memory and fully integrated IP with the third-party reader, the controller offers the industry a competitive, yet advanced and reliable two door controller. Cardholder requests to the Nucleus Connect Central Offices will continue to be validated at all times; even if communication has been temporarily lost from the main system controller.
"The security management system features an all-inclusive range of security modules on one CD, including the CEM ID Badging application for designing, printing and validating all cards on the system. The CEM Alarm Event Display (AED) application will also provide a MAP overview of the Nucleus Connect Central Offices controlled areas and their associated alarms/events," said Andrew Fulton, Director of CEM Products, CEM Systems.
The AED application provides security staff with a graphical and textual representation of the status of the entire system. AED responds to all situations in real time and provides a dynamic on-screen view of alarms and associated readers. This means that if a door was forced and an alarm triggered in say the Generator Room, security guards are able to respond to the alarm immediately and accurately.
"CEM offered us great support for this project, both in terms of sales and technical support," said Hanwei Lee, Service Manager, Tyco Singapore. "I was very impressed with the short lead time for the delivery of the CEM products and we will definitely recommend CEM products to our future clients".