CEM Systems secure new Midlothian Community Hospital, UK
Source: CEM Systems
Belfast, 2nd September 2010 - CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, today announced that the CEM AC2000 Lite security management system has been chosen to secure access to the new ￡18 million Midlothian Community Hospital. The tender to install the system was won by Tough Security Systems Ltd.
The AC2000 Lite is a fully integrated access control, alarm processing and photo badging security management system. The system was selected as it is feature-rich with comprehensive security applications, yet is cost-effective.
Midlothian Community Hospital will provide 88 new beds for elderly patients. The hospital will also include a day hospital, a dedicated physiotherapy and occupational therapy service, an out-patient department including x-ray service, child health clinics and a range of other healthcare services.
“We were delighted to be able to provide Midlothian Hospital with an industry renowned, yet affordable access control system using CEM AC2000 Lite,” said Hugh Hamill, Director, Tough Security Systems. “The security management system was easy to install and features an all-inclusive range of security modules, including the CEM AC2000 VIPPS ID Badging and the CEM AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) application which provides a MAP overview of the Hospital’s controlled areas and their associated alarms/events”.
The CEM AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production System) allows Midlothian Hospital to produce permanent and temporary ID badges. AC2000 VIPPS offers security staff at Midlothian Community Hospital easy to use drawing tools and a full range of image capture sources for capturing personnel images and signatures which are then incorporated into professionally designed ID passes. Passes can be differentiated depending on department e.g. physiotherapy department, out-patient department, child health clinic. Access levels on each card may also be different ensuring each individual cardholder has the appropriate level of access to restricted areas.
The AC2000 AED application provides security staff with a graphical and textual representation of the status of the entire AC2000 Lite system. AC2000 AED application 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 the child health clinic, for example, security guards are able to respond to the alarm immediately and accurately.
“The CEM AC2000 product has had great success in hospitals around the world” said Andrew Fulton, Business Development Director, CEM Systems. “Security applications such as AC2000 AED and AC2000 VIPPS assist with operational efficiency and safety, which ultimately enhances patient care”.
The installation also utilized the CEM sDCM 300 (Door Control Module), an intelligent two door controller. The sDCM 300 is a low cost, two door controller designed to interface third-party read heads with the CEM range of access control systems. It is unique in that it gives full off-line validation and decision making capability at the point of entry, when host communication is not available ensuring cardholders requests continue to be validated.
About CEM Systems access control technologies
CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring, people counting systems and the industry’s most advanced and flexible range of card readers. Powerful integration with American Dynamics Intellex digital video management systems provides a complete video and access control solution that is unmatched in the security industry.
From a small facility using the highly innovative webEntry Pro, to a large multi-site facility with tens of thousands of users enrolled in the sophisticated AC2000 access control system, CEM branded products provide a solution to meet even the most complex needs. Highly regarded in airports as the security solution of choice, each CEM system can be customized to specifically fit the needs of each individual customer, ensuring a powerful, highly tailored level of protection that simply cannot be matched in the industry.
For more information on CEM Systems access control technologies, visit www.cemsys.com.
Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products, a business unit of Tyco International, is a unified group of world-leading access control, video and intrusion brands. Operating in more than 40 offices with over 2000 employees, these brands- American Dynamics, Bentel, CEM Systems, DSC, Kantech, Software House and Sure-Gard- have more combined years of experience in the security industry than any other group in the world. Our security integration platforms, built by our developers from across all product disciplines allow our customers to see more, do more, and save more. Our solutions today are designed to be compatible with the technology of tomorrow.