Case Study: Wireless Security and Outdoor Detection

Wireless Security Catches Surprise Thief A national power company was having considerable issues preventing the theft of copper from the bases of electrical pylons in a public reserve. On regular occasions during the day and the night the copper earthing strips were being hacked off the pylons. The concern was not only the loss of the earthing strips but that the thieves were putting not only themselves at risk of electrocution but also there was the real danger that household appliances could also become dangerous in peoples homes. The boldness of the attacks was evident as the pylons were outside the substation compound and therefore vulnerable to these attacks. This also meant that any security equipment fitted to the pylons could be damaged or vandalised during a theft and so prevent any alarm from activating. Furthermore there was no telephone or internet connection available as the whole substation was in the middle of a public reserve. This prevented the standard range of equipment unable to signal for help. Wireless Security Technology the Answer Because of these issues it was decide to utilise the latest in wireless technology detectors. It was impossible to see the device in situ and therefore vandalism concerns were no longer an issue. The wireless security detector had the advantage of being small and discreet and needed no cabling. With a range of 300m to the wireless receiver, sited inside the compound, each device was fitted inside the protective cowling of the copper strip. If the cowling was removed, in trying to attack the copper earthing strip, this activated the wireless device. The next problem to resolve was how to get an alarm signal to a monitoring centre as there were no phone lines available. A high security transmitter was utilised which signalled over a wireless transmission system to be able to alert the monitoring centre. This also was able to carry out a self check to ensure any network failure alerted the monitoring centre. The system was commissioned and tested and handed over to the client to enable them to protect the site. Success in 7 Days Within seven days the first activation of the wireless security system occurred and a security guard was sent to site at around 10 am one weekday morning. What they discovered was an associated contractor of the client attempting to cut the copper strips from the pylons. The Police were called and the contractor taken to the Police Station. Ongoing Satisfaction The wireless system has been installed for nearly three years now and in that time there has never been another attempted theft of the copper strips. The system has proved highly reliable and has never generated a false call. Wireless alarm technology can often offer a solution to a problem when standard equipment has no options. It’s well worth considering. For more information and a free client assessment Click...

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Case Study: Burglary Deterrent

Burglary Deterrent using the Inferno An East Auckland restaurant was being hit by repetitive break-ins  over a two  month period in the winter months. Sited in a remote location the restaurant was protected by an alarm and called a local patrol company upon activation. However the intruders had been scoping out the premises and had discovered a large amount of wines and spirits were being kept behind the bar. They also found a handy side door not too far from the bar that meant they could quickly get in and out . By coming in hard and fast, through the side door,  they could defeat the alarm, grab $5,000-$10,000 of wine and spirits on each break in and still be out of the premises in under two minutes. This meant they were on their way well before the security patrol company arrived. The alarm response company was  unable to get to the restaurant in less than  5 minutes.  A total of 7 break ins occurred in eight weeks, and the restaurant owner was unable to stop these break ins happening. A burglary deterrent was needed urgently. Inferno Sound Barrier to the Rescue By now this was having a serious financial impact on the restaurant business. Losses were mounting and there was no answer to the break ins The only solutions being offered were more locks and more alarm detectors by local security companies. After consulting with Philip Walsh from All Round Security it was decided the Inferno Sound Barrier could be the answer to driving the intruders off the premises. The Inferno’s eight oscillating speakers and 127 db of noise is designed to plug the gap between the alarm activating and the security response company arriving. This “window of opportunity” is where most losses occur and the intruders get away with the goods. The Inferno Sound Barriers  sound generator produces a highly complex spectrum  that produces four tones in a frequency range of 2-5kHz simultaneously, and forces these tones to oscillate wildly and rapidly. The dynamic nature of the spectrum of sound renders the brain incapable of identifying and thus “blocking out” the  noise which is amplified and broadcast at 125dB, The resulting effect is almost debilitating and the ideal burglary deterrent. In other words it’s a dreadful experience that whilst leaving the intruder with no long lasting damage will certainly feel like it to the offender. Success is the Proof The Inferno was connected to the existing alarm and was installed in the bar area, adjacent to where the wine and spirits were stocked. 48 hours later the intruders returned and activated the Inferno as they entered the bar area.  Immediately the Inferno  generated  its  127db ear piercing noise and forced the intruders back out of the bar, empty handed  and the intruders  fled the premises. It’s now been six months since that attempted burglary and the intruders have never returned. To take advantage of our Special Offer on the Inferno Sound Barrier Click...

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Smartair Access Control Package

Want Access Control for who goes where in your business? Smartair, by Asa Abbloy, gives you  the ability to  control staff and visitors  into your business by the use of a validated access card. One card can access a single door or multiple doors through a managed access control system. So once some one is on your premises you can still control what area of your business they can go to. Now your important and confidential documents or stock are kept safe from walk-in thefts or a wandering competitor’s eyes. Additionally you can keep staff restricted to certain areas of your business too. Smartair has no cables, and needs no power supply meaning it can be installed in virtually any location.  Options are available for external doors and double leaf doors and the system can also be centrally controlled to give information on time, date,user and door access or denied You can easily add or delete card users so if someone leaves your employment you can quickly deny them entry through the doors and into your business. The Smartair Access Control system can control upto 1500 cards per door Installed for $1495 plus GST Including 25 free access cards and Customer Programming Kit   Call All Round Security for Security that Pays! To order this exceptional Access Control package deal Send An Enquiry or CALL : 0800 425...

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Case Study: Staff Monitoring using CCTV

Revealing Hidden Benefits of CCTV Through Staff Monitoring A large commercial company had concerns about theft and loss in its new complex recently opened in Auckland. Despite the fact there were many long serving staff at the site the stock takes had never really tallied over several years. This was put down to poor stock keeping as opposed to any possible theft issues. After all, these were trusted staff members… weren’t they? The new premises had a well controlled inventory system and the company had decided to invest in a CCTV system to be in and working as the staff transferred into the new warehouse. HD CCTV Brings Clarity to Stock Shrinkage All Round Security were awarded the contract to install 12 high definition CCTV cameras recording onto a network digital video recorder. The products chosen were from the Hik Vision range of High Definition cameras and recorders. Hik Vision is the no.1 company in the world for the manufacture of High Definition CCTV recorders and cameras. Externally the 3 Megapixel Wide Dynamic Infra Red dome camera was the camera of choice. 3 Megapixels ensure that car number plates are clearly recorded and the Wide Dynamic feature copes with varying light levels and reflective surface to ensure a good crisp picture is recorded. The infra red capability gave good night time pictures too. Internally 2 Mega Pixel dome cameras were sited around the office and warehouse to view activity at key parts of the business. Cat5 e cable was installed around the premises to create a CCTV cable infra structure separate from the companies IT cabling. Do You Have A Record of Events All the cameras record onto an 80 megabytes per second Hik Vision network video recorder. The cameras are viewed live via the company network  with the IT provider allowing access to the network video recorder. A slave monitor allows for continuous or spot viewing of issues around the site.  Recorded footage is  stored for 30 days. Within days of the CCTV installation anomalies were spotted in working practices through staff monitoring using the new system. This led to a series of staff review meetings being held which led to disciplinary action and several dismissals from the company. Significant Loss Value Resolved The interviews led to a realisation that thieving in an organized way had been happening at the company for several years involving the majority of the long serving and trusted staff members. The total figure calculated that it had cost the company was in excess of $800,000. Repeated experience shows us that unfortunately the most likely people to bankrupt a company are often the most trusted and long serving staff members. These people get into a position of trust and can work against the company who are paying them. In this instance we were able to help the company find these people through a staff monitoring security solution and deal with them, ensuring the honest members of staff still had a future and a job with the...

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