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.


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…



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…



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…