The initial role of an access control system is to manage ingress and, in some cases, egress. When all is said and done, one’s baseline defense is at the controlled opening. Not only must facility administrators be able to keep the bad guys out, they need an access control system that easily lets the good guys in. Today, the options are innumerable. Installing an access control system for future growth is every bit as important as making sure it is backwards compatible. Whether deploying standalone electronic locks, networked and/or integrated systems, or high-level technology such as biometrics, facilities should adopt solutions that can accommodate their changing needs.


Massive Complex Control

An Overview of Upgrading the Access Control and Security for one of Scandinavia’s largest University Hospitals, Helse Bergen—Haukeland University Hospital has more than 8,000 employees, and almost the same number of students belonging to the hospital. There are more than 120 different departments in the organization, and most of them are situated in the same…



Lodging – Casino & Resort

Integrator, IT Work Together to Install Fully IP Access Control at Resort and Casino Northern Quest Resort & Casino is a newly constructed, 660,000 square foot luxury resort with a 250-room, high-rise tower. The facility also includes 14 restaurants and lounges, a world class casino, 14,000 square foot spa, a pavilion which seats up to…



University of Louisiana at Monroe

Reclaiming Our Campus Construction projects, renovations and new vendors are helping ULM create a vibrant campus life for students. In the spring of 2002, ULM President James Cofer and his wife Deborah started the “Reclaiming Our Campus” initiative. Volunteer faculty, staff and community members helped with cleaning and landscaping the campus and painting the classrooms.…



Poudre School District

Electronic Access Control is Foundation for Effective School Security System Flexible PCSC system offers centralized control while meeting the needs of 47 buildings. When voters in Colorado’s Poudre School District approved a bond measure in 2000 to fund a new school security system, they made a clear statement about the value they place on keeping…



Long Beach Airport

Securing Long Beach Airport Located just 18 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) lies a hidden gem for Southern California air travelers. Long Beach Airport (LGB), which serves more than 3.2 million passengers annually, has one of the strictest noise-abatement ordinances in the nation for its neighboring residential communities. Forty-one daily commercial flights…



Mojave Air & Space Port

Beyond the Tarmac: Securing Mojave’s Air & Space Port Literally, a “field of dreams” is located 100 miles north of Los Angeles, California, known as the Mojave Air and Space Port. A legendary home to maverick engineers, palm sweating test pilots and real “outer space junkies”. It’s known as a Civilian Aerospace Test Center, officially…



Disney Concert Hall

Securing The Walt Disney Concert Hall Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the concert hall is scheduled to open for it’s inaugural season on October 23, 2003. It’s the newest addition to the Performing Arts Center that includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, The Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson Theatre. Security and access…



Aarhus Port of Denmark

Securing the Port of Aarhus The access control of the Aarhus Port in Denmark consists of over 340 readers and approximately 1,000 cameras. Initially installed in the year 2000, the system has expanded every year as part of a continuous expansion process. Container trucks and their drivers gain access to portions of the port via…



Oslo, Norway Post

Oslo’s Advanced Postal Distribution Centre A limited company wholly state-owned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norway Post recently opened on March 1, one of the largest and most advanced distribution centres located in Oslo. The Norway Post employs approximately 20,000 people, has 220 postal offices and 100 local distribution centres with 14…



Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

Securing Texas’ Second Largest Credit Union On June 2, 2004, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union’s new Administrative Service Center (ASC) in Live Oak, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas. The new building, the “Creswell Administrative Service Center” is named in honor of the current Chairman of the Board,…



Banco de Reservas

Securing the Banco de Reservas PCSC proudly announces the award of The Banco de Reservas—Dominican Republic project in Santo Domingo, which is the National State Bank for the Dominican Republic. The contract was awarded on October 2003 and the first phase of the project is due for completion during Q1-2004. The project consists of providing…



North Las Vegas Justice Center

Securing the City of North Las Vegas Justice Center Construction recently began on the City’s new “Justice Center”, a $30 million dollar project, and the largest in the City’s history. The new facility, to be located on the corner of Civic Center Drive and Las Vegas Blvd, is on an 8.25 acre site, and will…



University of Toronto

PCSC Technology Among Honeywell’s Major Security Overhaul – The University of Toronto, one of the largest universities in North America, is keeping its three campuses safe and secure with a new, integrated security system – technology bolstered by comprehensive maintenance and service. Covering three campuses with a combined 200 facilities that serve more than 70,000…



St. Michael’s Hospital

Updated for the Future – Complete System Integration That’s Ready to Grow PCSC Technology is among Honeywell’s Complete System Integration. Honeywell worked with St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto to give the facility a fully integrated system for building and security controls. By updating some elements and developing plans to integrate existing systems, managing the…



Vero Centre

Auckland’s Vero Centre – The Vero Centre is a high rise office tower located in Auckland, New Zealand. It was Auckland’s first major tower built and is one of New Zealand’s tallest. The 38 level centre contains a health club and gymnasium, main entry public foyer, retail outlets in the 5 podium levels and 32 office…



Beca House

Auckland’s Beca House – One of the largest single tenancy engineering offices in the Asia Pacific region, Beca’s Auckland location is home to over 1000 employees. Beca delivers a variety of consultancy services across the Government, Buildings, Industrial, Power, Transport and Water market segments. Beca’s Auckland team has worked on projects such as the second Manukau Harbour Crossing, the new rail…



University of Toronto’s Scarborough Pan Am

Partners in Security: Honeywell and PCSC Continue Major Enterprise Size Security Network Expansion Located on the University of Toronto’s Scarborough (UTSC) campus, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) is a world-class sports complex and the largest single investment in amateur sports in the history of Canada. This state-of-the- art facility requires advanced security and access…



Village Green Community Center

A New Community Center in Kingston—Built by Locals, for Locals Construction of the Village Green Community Center in Kingston, Washington is now complete. Thanks to generous donors and countless volunteers, $8.53 million dollars was raised towards a $9.5 million goal – no easy feat for this community of a few thousand people. Kingston, Washington, formerly…



Connecticut Valley Hospital

Integrated Systems: Packaged Solutions for Enterprise Level Security Management Going from nowhere to a sophisticated security plan doesn’t have to include complex technology. Open, designable software, real-time alarm management and e-mail security service requests can create an off-shelf, business-centric enterprise solution. An example is Connecticut Valley Hospital, which doesn’t have a new access control system…



Skinetics Skin Cancer Clinic

Clinically Proven—Remote Access Control An advanced system without the expense of an onsite Security Manager About 132,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization. Among the highest incidence occurs in people over the age of 40, especially men. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in people…