Solutions for Banks
The biggest capital of each bank is the trust of its customers and the feeling that deposited funds are completely safe. Security is multidimensional in this case. Banking facility security plan consists of many elements and includes electronic security systems such as: video surveillance, intruder alarm, access control and fire alarm.
The plan development is a complex process and requires individual treatment of each establishment. The inability to create one common management plan for all objects is a result of various characteristics and locations of the branches, including distance to the nearest police station, agency property protection, fire department, the difficulties on the roads and possible detours, working time, as well as of restrictions on access to particular floors or rooms due to the material values and sensitive data. Another element differentiating the objects is a different level of threat. It applies to both the threats caused by nature and deliberate human actions (thefts, robberies, burglaries, acts of vandalism). Proper analysis of threats in the facility implies the need for using appropriate technical protection to eliminate them.
An important aspect of system design is the integration of above-mentioned security systems. This enables operation of all devices from a single, graphical interface and the automation of many processes.
AAT HOLDING S.A. has experience in the implementation of video surveillance systems and integrated systems for buildings with the highest security standards, such as banks, military facilities, government institutions and security printing. We offer specialized cameras to protect ATM’s, as well as own solutions to detect unauthorized stay in ATM’s vestibules. The concept of NOVUS monitoring system for distributed objects (branch networks) is based on a full centralization of the management system, thereby allowing to eliminate local operation.
We have implemented many security systems for banks. Most of them consists of several hundred facilities. We also participate in security departments conferences and implement solutions to new emerging threats.
Solutions for Education
The implementation of monitoring system cannot be a single act but a process preceded by many activities, even after installation. Therefore the implementation of video surveillance system in all its stages should be delegated to professionals who will help the investor with selection of technology and specific products. They can also let you design and implement the system, create procedures and ensure uninterrupted operation.
The essential element of video surveillance system implementation is pre-analysis of potential threats to the facility. Solutions adopted from other similar places might not be effective in other facility. Different institutions can be exposed to different dangers with varying intensity and specification, thus the video surveillance system must take into account such diversity.
Teachers on duty during break are unable to prevent all potential dangers but the monitoring system will significantly increase effectiveness of supervision and will help prevent many dangerous situations. The very awareness of being recorded and observed forces the resignation of unlawful behaviour or their migration outside the school. Furthermore, when the action takes place in the field of camera view, it is possible to objectively verify the act using the archival material (up to several dozen days ago), which eliminates the need to rely solely on the contradictory testimony of participants or witnesses.
Educational institutions often install video surveillance systems with access control systems in order to control the flow of people, prevent the entry of unauthorized people into the facility and restrict entry to the prohibited zones for the selected user type (facilities, staff room, class). Moreover, automatic information linking from these two systems enables you to prevent access cards sharing or unauthorized use of cards.
By installing these systems on the school ground you acquire:
- increase in safety level
- improvement of surveillance system efficiency
- objective events video verification
- easy identification of people present at school
Solutions for Housing Estates
Due to the growing interest in security issues among local communities and a relatively high level of acceptance for video surveillance in surrounding area, there will be more and more of such systems. Additionally, constant decline in CCTV devices cost makes them affordable even for small settlements, without exceeding the budget. The final quality of the video stream in these systems is dynamically growing, which allows you to see the wide and detailed scenes. The studies prove that the installation of the monitoring system can reduce crime up to 80%. If total number of crimes increase, it is always lower in monitored areas than in those without video surveillance. After installation there is a tendency to migrate crime into areas not covered by such supervision, which is why it is particularly important to install monitoring throughout the whole estate.
- determine the basic types of threats to the facility,
- establish, on the basis of interviews with local residents and authorities, the number of camera points and their types (stationary cameras, PTZ, color)
- determine whether the system is maintenance-free, and should have surveillance centres (and determine their exact number),
- provide the video signals to other users, e.g. the police, residents, etc.,
- select the transmission medium (fiber, radio or copper cables) and the type of transmitted signals (analog HD or digital signal)
- determine how to distribute individual images from the cameras to monitoring centres and possibilities of using existing telecommunication installation,
- determine the manner and the parameters of archiving, copying and sharing of recorded material (archival time, resolution, quality)
- determine whether the system is final, whether its extension should be possible and integration with elements of already functioning security system.
After concept preparation we can estimate costs of system implementation. On the basis of these findings map should be drawn, showing all elements of this concept. It will help you create a detailed design of the monitoring system with a precise description of each point of camera, the proposed devices and the way they operate, and the routes of cable and related work.
Completion of the monitoring system is associated with the testing and acceptance procedures. You must confirm the compatibility of the devices used with the project (technical documentation). Additionally, you should determine whether the observed scenes correspond to the conceptual assumptions and the relevant provisions concerning the conditions of recognition and identification of people. Failure to meet these standards will prevent the use of archived materials in the evidence.
To ensure continuous operation of the system, you should take care of maintenance and technical support for contractor after putting the system to use. If the agreement lacks executive records of the periodic functional tests during the warranty and after that, the system is going to gradually lose its functionality and degrade. If regular checkups, repairs and cleaning the cameras and housings are not being done, comfort and effects of the operators work are limited.
Advanced applications supplied with device allow constructor to build lots of monitoring stations capable of surveillance and viewing camera images from multiple distributed locations and redundant storage. The possibility of remote configuration and monitoring the state of devices allows you to eliminate local service and focus all management functions in one or several management centres. Configuration of event scenarios enables automation of many standard monitoring processes.
Further, to improve the work of operators, network applications enable the use of independently prepared by the system administrator graphics – maps. With the ease and intuitiveness of use, this feature allows you to increase the efficiency of the operators and thus better supervision of monitoring facilities.
The sense of safety of residents depends on the applied solutions and the selection of the monitoring system contractor. In order to strengthen security and protect the residents with their common property professionally, there should be trusted partners with proven, experience in implementing such systems, who hold the most advanced technological solutions, guaranteeing the highest quality and reliability. AAT HOLDING S.A. provides the highest quality of own solutions and support in the planning and implementation of these systems.
Solutions for Petrol Stations
In most of these objects there are no steady security employees and often the staff consist only of one-man, especially during the night shift. Even if the most common crime on the petrol stations is the fuel theft from the distributor, the whole area, including fuel tanks, parking, way in/out, should be monitored. Cameras at the entry and exit should be connected with application for automatic number plate recognition set to warn staff if the specific number plates stored in database occur in the camera’s field of view. Such organized system helps prevent crimes thanks to the database with unfair customers. According to the police, installing monitoring system on the petrol station has a positive effect on the security level: it can prevent or find the perpetrator.
Video surveillance systems can also be integrated with other systems used on the petrol stations, such as cash system or fuel distribution. Considerable increase in the security level can be achieved with advanced image analysis (intelligence) by using following functions: detection of loitering or moving into forbidden direction, entry into pre-defined zone.
Proper station protection against theft is not just the monitoring, but also procedures and vendor’s training for various circumstances. Video surveillance with automatic video stream redirection to the surveillance centre in critical or alarm situations allows you to make the right decision in the operation centre in order to act immediately. The important issue is automation of the monitoring process. Creating such system doesn’t engage the stuff and it enables easy supervision over conventional processes inside the petrol stations by using pre-programmed scenarios. There are other systems installed on the stations: access control, intruder alarm and fire alarm.
Depending on the station type and procedures, these systems regulate access to separate areas or inform about unauthorized entry into the specific zone. All mentioned systems can be integrated and managed from a single graphical interface. It additionally enables to create interactions between the systems (e.g. displaying streams from the cameras associated with the alarm zone and automatic zone door lock). Support for multiple systems from a single interface simplifies the process of staff training.
We have experience in cooperation with petrol stations operators and in the creation of a gas station security plan and implementing appropriate system solutions. In order to assist with danger analysis and solutions selection, please contact us.
Solutions for Hotel Chains
In most of the facilities, apart from necessary fire alarm and video surveillance systems, also alarm and access control systems are installed. Information from various systems must be verified by the hotel staff. With a high employee turnover the ability to support each of these systems, even at a basic level, requires frequent and extensive trainings. In many cases, the implementation of training procedures is expensive and not always possible. Thus there is a need to implement solutions that can automatically link information from multiple systems and help you make the right decision on how to proceed, when a specific type of event takes place. VENO software enables visualization and archiving of data from various systems on a single workstation and one or more monitors. This is a huge improvement for the staff, who does not have to operate electronic security systems and can focus their attention on core responsibilities.
Data exchange between the systems is via TCP/IP protocol, which gives great flexibility and unlimited possibilities of creating points of supervision and distribution of data generated by security systems.
Due to the complexity of hotel facilities, their openness and general accessibility, and the high safety requirements, a very important element in the implementation of such solutions is to choose a professional partner. Such person will help with the professional preparation of thefts analysis, present the advantages and disadvantages of selected technology, conduct supervision over the proper installation, implement procedures and ensure the maintenance of the system during operation. In order to really prevent threats, each stage of the security system implementation must be carried out in a professional manner. Wrong choice of technology or incorrect installation can be difficult to repair while operating.
Solutions for Historic Buildings
When preparing a plan of protection against crime, including acts of vandalism and thefts, particular attention should be paid to the hazard analysis for the object. Such analysis will be completely different for museums, and different for stand-alone monuments, such as historic churches, open-air museums, etc. You should prepare the documentation of planned technical security and make the choice and placement of security devices for the analysis.
The key issue for all historic objects, especially the sacred ones, is to minimize the interference in the building while maintaining the planned security level. The protection features must be performed confidentially. You cannot interfere with the protected object and its surroundings because it must be maintained in the form it was created years ago. An important element in design is an aesthetic issue allowing the harmonious incorporation of security devices in the surroundings of the protected site (thanks to small size and background colour). Using the appropriate equipment you can take the security elements outside the protected building (long focal length lenses, long range detectors, etc.)
Electronic security systems, video surveillance, intruder alarm, have to be completed with additional procedures and physical security measures. None of the electronic systems can stop acts of vandalism or a thief with stolen exhibit. But those systems, while appropriately designed, should warn against danger as soon as possible. It will allow the security to quickly react, and also can be used as a proof for judicial authorities.
Lots of high-cultural-value historic buildings are under the competence of the Ministry of Culture, but also of the local authorities, companies and private persons. Not all of them are subject to the obligation to protect. That is the reason why we assist and share our knowledge in preparing and executing plans of electronic security systems for sacred and historic buildings with experts and everyone who asks for our help.