System Type: Access Control, CCTV and Intruder Alarm & Hold Up Systems
An International Personal Hygiene Company sought our assistance when implementing the streamlining of their logistics arrangements and rationalisation of its warehousing facilities.
Following the expansion of their business and purchase of a large warehouse building in close proximity to their manufacturing base, a major refurbishment project was undertaken. i2 Security had successfully installed a small Access Control system two years ago across two sites. Due to this successful collaboration i2 Security were invited to design the electronic security measures.
Due to infrastructure limitations access to the building was restricted to three key entrances. With a view to value engineering this aspect of the project it was agreed to connect these entrances via the Client’s LAN to the main Access Control System for ease of system management and cost effectiveness.
Some of the existing analogue CCTV cameras were tested and re-used for this project, with the addition of some new units. Once again consideration was made on ease of operation, cost, successful monitoring and future proofing.
Therefore all analogue camera signals were encoded to TCPIP, locally recorded onto a 1 terabyte network video recorder situated in the protected premises. Using the Client’s LAN the camera images and recorded footage can (with adequate permissions) be viewed at the main site by the Security Officer.
The IHAS was more challenging. Although there was an existing system installed a detailed survey revealed that this did not meet the current NACOSS/EN Standards (PD 6662: 2010. / BS8243:2010).
i2 Security undertook a detailed Risk Assessment and ascertained that there was a requirement for a Grade 3B system. Full perimeter protection was afforded with detection on all external doors, supported with internal dual technology and infra-red beam detection for confirmation.
Signalling is BT GSM Red, with internal and external AWD’s.
Rothschild Foundation open its newest addition to the Waddesdon Estate
Windmill Hill the newest addition to the Waddesdon Estate has now opened to the public. A new research and archive centre for the Rothschild Foundation it showcases the philanthropic work of one of England’s most generous organisations. The U-shaped complex is comprised of a series of buildings grouped around a central courtyard, following the footprint of the farm buildings that originally sat on the site.
i2 Security had the privilege of working on such a prestigious project and enjoyed designing a system which complimented such a unique and challenging building. The system needed to be innovative yet discreet whilst never compromising the materials used. For example the use of oak windows and shutters, wood cladding, zinc roofs and with walls 1.5m thick in some places added to the challenging nature of this project. The Reading Room’s vertical louvers previously installed to protect cattle from high winds now provide effective shading and also raised another quandary for the design team. Adrian Beesley and Matthew Long of i2 Security meticulously designed, managed and installed a combined Access Control and Intruder Alarm system which offers the ultimate in security without detracting from the beauty and quality of the design of this building.