Schools and Universities are becoming larger, more populated, and are most of the time easily accessible.
Inner Range systems are the perfect solution for protecting and managing small and large institutions.
Universities have evolved from simply a precinct full of lecture theatres into complex “cities within cities” focussing on collaborative learning, innovation and research. These institutions must be open and welcoming environments for students and staff; however, they face complex security risks ranging from Active Shooters to highly organised demonstrations.
These environments demand a wholistic security management system that can deliver enterprise grade security functionality as well as provide comprehensive integrations with Intelligent Building Systems and Education Software.
University security management centres require management of real-time information from multiple Intelligent security systems. These include Intruder Detection, Access Control, Video surveillance, Intercoms, Duress systems, and BMS amongst others. Integriti software is the perfect platform to deliver this information in a user friendly and actionable format.
While Integriti’s software can manage and prioritise this vast amount of information in real time, Integriti's backend integrations allow the system to seamlessly integrate with other University IT systems. Integrations with Student Databases and Student Management systems mean that student enrolment and provision of access cards can be completed from dedicated enrolment software and automatically updated into the Integriti access system.
Integriti’s Access Control features ensure that only authorised staff and students are permitted in restricted areas, whilst being free to access common areas.
Access credentials can be integrated into the Universitoties own smart phone App and integration with Tmetable managements sytems mean that students can only access lecture theatres when they have a scheduled class.
Student residence halls, which often use a dedicated wireless access control system, can also be fully administered from the Integriti software via Integriti’s integrations with a large range of leading wireless access control systems.
In the unfortunate case of a serious security event occurring, Integriti can be a critical part of management and containment of serious incidents.
In an Active Shooter scenario Integriti has a comprehensive set of door lockdown features that can assist in containing threats to specific areas. Lockdowns can be triggered from controls within Integriti software, hardwired controls, or other software systems. Groups of doors that are placed in Lockdown will only be accessible by a special class of users such as first responders and security guards. Integriti also integrates with gunfire identification analytics engines that immediately notify stakeholders of an incident even before staff or student have reported an issue.
Duress alarms can be raised from onsite help stations, university smart phone apps, or security guards equipped with mobile duress systems. When a duress alarm is raised, guards, staff and other stake holders can be immediately notified via Integriti's messaging application – Communicator-- which will broadcast texts and emails.
Video surveillance integration can provide control rooms with immediate access to live and recorded video associated with the Duress Alarm displayed on a schematic map which shows the exact location of the incident.
Integriti also offers guard and welfare check functionality so that a student’s status within onsite accommodation can be checked and confirmed.
Integriti's innovative mobile reader application confirms students’ identities at exam entry points. This application allows university administrators to ensure that the photograph on the student card presented at the exam entrance is that of the individual actually taking the exam.
Universities require the services of hundreds of independent contractors who require access to university facilities. In addition to its native functionality Integriti also seamlessly integrates with dedicated contractor management systems. These systems ensure contractors are provided temporary access credentials and have complied with onsite health and safety protocols. In addition, contractor invoices can be reconciled with the actual time that contractors spend on site.
Reducing the time to acquire and interpret information, data analytic technology advances the intelligence of not only the security system, but also the building applications. Those systems use their own communication protocols, and Integriti acts as a data aggregator to normalize that data. By communicating with other systems, the pattern recognition in the analytics can predict how and when events may occur and trigger efficient use of other resources. If the analytic recognizes trends of attendance, it can help control building lighting resources. In the past, intrusion and access control systems were ignored as being an expense, but now they can help create the intelligent building.
Allowing the approved persons to be in the places that they need to complete their job is critical. But even more critical is preventing unapproved persons from accessing secure areas. This protects the people and assets of the organization and can also reduce other costs such as insurance. Integriti performs these functions and offers many additional links to other building and property applications.Integriti’s integration with other building systems such as HVAC, lighting, audio, and others provides better physical security and can also reduce the utility costs such as electrical and heating.
During an emergency event, people want to notify someone to come assist them in solving a problem. To get the message to a responding authority, duress alarms in Integriti can trigger a response from the appropriate team. These alarms may be a push button underneath the desk of a receptionist, or they can be a button on an emergency telephone in the middle of the university campus. Regardless of the location of the button, these systems trigger immediate notification of an event to first responders to assist the person in need. Integriti allows the control of alarms such that if it is not responded to in a determined time period, it can be escalated to a higher authority.
Notifying the correct authority of unwanted persons in an area or on a property in an appropriate timeframe helps prevent loss. Escalation of specific events to the correct responder allows them to make better decisions for resolving the issue. Integriti provides up to 14 levels of response to various alarm scenarios. The events that occur when an intruder attempts to gain access to a controlled area may need to be handled in unique ways. By providing those standard operating procedures for each type of event, responders can mitigate risks and liability.
Access to an area is controlled by what you have (card or other physical identification), what you know (code) and who you are (biometric identifier). Integration with a video surveillance system allows the analytics to be integrated with the access control application to provide the Who You Are component of access control. This identification of a person by a camera, as well as the credential that the person holds or knows, can assist in assuring that the correct people are in the proper area. Integriti can even use just the triggered response of the camera analytic as the credential to allow a person entrance to a building or area.
Utilising the integrated Integriti platform, system operators are able to visually verify alarm events in real-time, using video feeds from an interconnected CCTV platform. Security Personnel are able to view, control and customize CCTV layouts all within one centrally managed system, while monitoring other access control or alarm events within the same graphical interface.
Making sure that the correct company is on your property and performing the necessary responsibilities proves daunting with the amount of work expectations that exist. Being able to verify that not only did the correct person arrive on property, but also that they spent the time that was charged, becomes a logistical challenge. Integriti can provide reports identifying when the contractor came to and left your facility as well as any areas they accessed. This allows the verification of invoices as well as job completion.
Real-Time Location Systems are commonly deployed in high security situations, and allow Security Operators to maintain accurate status and location of Security Personnel in real-time. The RTLS integration with Integriti allows for status updates and location monitoring via the same graphical interface as every other aspect of the Integriti system (including integrated CCTV, Intercoms, etc.). While increasing security and safety of staff, this integration improves situational awareness of Security Personnel in high security situations.
Knowing information immediately has become the expectation of society. With a smart phone, apps have become the new normal. In access control and intrusion systems, various alarms and events need to be conveyed to the correct responder as quickly as possible. Push notification of the events at a customer site assists them with management of the situation, whether it be urgent or just informational. The Integriti app allows notifications to be sent to specific personnel based upon the type of event.
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is geographically one of the largest in Australia and its campuses are widespread. The University had long been a supporter of the Inner Range system. Individual UWS Campuses had been using Inner Range's Concept 4000 security hardware and Insight System Management Software for several years but the style of security management had been segmented, each campus having autonomy over its own cardholders and access permissions.
Unfortunately, if one of their 30,000 students or staff members needed to visit another campus, their card would need to be reprogrammed on the destination security server, effectively duplicating the amount of administration for the cardholder. When the time came to centralise the security administration and upgrade the levels of security and protection offered to students and staff, UWS came to Inner Range for help.
Knowsley Metropolitan Council is one of 12 authorities who are part of the first wave of Building Schools for the Future (BSF). When completed, the Knowsley project will see all of the borough’s 11 secondary schools replaced by seven state-of-the-art learning centres. The project has been funded by Transform Schools, who have provided just under £165m to build the new learning centres.
Aintree University Hospital NHS provides care to 1.5 million residents across Merseyside and the Northwest of England. A £35 million programme sees the Foundation Trust’s urgent care and trauma unit transformed into a state-of-the-art facility, allowing the hospital to enhance the patient journey and provide hospital staff with the ability to offer the best care to the 80,000 patients who pass through the emergency department each year.
At the beginning of 2010, the iconic Newcastle-Under-Lyme College in the United Kingdom was unveiled. The bold and exciting campus, embodying both the dynamics of 21st century education and green ethics, is a stark contrast from the original 1960’s buildings which were no longer fit for purpose. During planning stages of the project, amongst the key objectives of the college were to provide an innovative, technology driven environment to enhance the learning experience of some 10,000 students, streamline campus management and promote sustainability through the use of environmentally friendly and energy saving construction materials and building automation systems.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was to construct an all-round state-of-the-art training academy, on a 77 acre site at Bulls Cross, Essex. This new facility would be where first, reserve sides and younger academy teams could train to the highest standards, in a well-equipped, comfortable and secure environment. Proposed facilities at the site comprised: 11 outdoor pitches, one fully covered training pitch, gymnasium and pool.
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