The Old Market Inn Overhauled in £500,000 Refurbishment with Securefast Products - The Old Market Inn is a newly refurbished public house and restaurant in the historic centre of Kettering, Northamptonshire. The development is set to be joined by a hotel on the site in late 2019. The historic building has been closed off to the public for two years whilst the dated interior has received a complete overhaul. The project has been undertaken by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars and the pub’s new manager, Jonathan Pinder. The refurbishments which have taken place have been estimated to have cost around half a million pounds and includes moving the central bar and knocking the two rooms into one light airy space with wooden floors and stripped original brickwork. The project has been fitted with a host of Securefast products via Forrest Architectural Ironmongery of Burton-on-Trent including six Smartlock Wireless OnDoor locks, a Smartlock Management system, and a single electrical latch retraction touch bar. Securefast’s state of the art OnDoor Smartlock Virtual Network system provides the perfect solution, allowing cards to be programmed via Windows based software utilising the ASL957 Management system. The night time entrance for guests has a mains power door controller, which is integrated within the 400 series electrical latch retraction touch bar and links the panic hardware with access control and is ideal for controlling entry into a building whilst maintaining an easy escape. For more information on the Securefast OnDoor Smartlock and other products in the Securefast range of safety, security and access control products please contact the sales team on 01704 502801. Location: The Old Market Inn, 17 Market Place, Kettering, NN16 0AJ
Graystacks Student Accommodation - Graystacks is a student accommodation block located on Castle Boulevard, Nottingham for students attending the University of Nottingham or Nottingham Trent University and consists of 87 en-suite bedrooms which have been secured using Securefast ALSL951BW Smartlock access control system. The main entrance doors and the roof terrace doors to each block of cluster flats have the Securefast AL900 Electric Release which has been fire rated for use on timber doors, and Securefast on-line ASL950M1W Single Door Controllers with associated products. Securefast was chosen for it’s simple to use programmable system offering the flexibility of controlling students around the development and being able to update data on the system easily and efficiently and was supplied by Sapphire Hardware Limited of Sheffield and installed by Daemon Fire and Security based in Tamworth. As with most projects cost was important but at the same time the aesthetic appearance was also a high priority and therefore the AL900 Electric Release was able to offer a product that was fire rated, could be linked to the access control system, offered a fail-safe or fail-secure feature and had a high holding force of 1000 lbs (454kgf / 4,448N) to withstand abuse or misuse. The ‘Graystacks Project’ is a path finding development of student town houses which was a project that began about two or three years ago. The development offers a picturesque setting overlooking the banks of the stunning canal side in Lenton. Graystacks is inspired by the understated tones of Scandinavian style, the interiors provide a calm backdrop to the community in each Stack, which is why security was important but at the same time the environment had to be appealing to the students so that they would return year after year whilst studying at the universities. The management of the Graystacks project are delighted with the products used and service provided, that they are looking forward to working with Securefast on future developments.
A Touch of Class at Alexandra Palace - Product: AEB800 Touch Bar in Anodised Gold Alexandra Palace, an iconic north London venue, which first opened as “The People’s Palace” in 1873 has seen the venue come back to life after 80 years of being closed to the public. The ambitious East Wing Restoration Project began following the publication of the charity’s master-plan in 2012. The plan identified six key areas for phased regeneration across the Palace, to define the optimum long term use of the Palace for public benefit and commercial value and to underpin the vision for the regeneration and development of the site. Wilmott Dixon started work on the restoration in 2016, which then took over two years to complete, with the opening of the East Court in December 2018. The Securefast AEB800 Touch Bar in anodized gold connected to double electro-magnetic locks was used to open a number of doors back stage which were linked to the access control system installed in the building. The product was chosen to allow emergency release in the direction of escape, whilst controlling security from the opposite direction. One of the doors is also linked to the control room so that the door can be monitored to ensure is was secure when required and not left open. Brief History The prestige building built for the Victorians to provide a great environment and recreation centre caught fire just sixteen days after opening and destroyed the building. Two years after the destruction of the original building, a new Palace was opened which included the Great Hall, home to the mighty Willis Organ which was driven by two steam engines and vast bellows. In 1935 the BBC leased the eastern part of the building with the first public television transmissions in 1936. Alexandra Palace was the main transmitting centre for the BBC until 1956, when it was used exclusively for news broadcasts. Haringey Council became trustees for the building in 1980 and six months later the Palace caught fire for the second time destroying many parts of the building. Following restoration the Palace was re-opened on 17th March 1988 and continues as a Charitable Trust administered by the London Borough of Haringey. Alexandra Palace has built a reputation as one of London’s premier venues due to the beautiful setting with panoramic views of London and architectural features of the building. The Palace is now a popular choice for both corporate and private events and currently houses an ice rink, bar and conservation area to provide year round entertainment for everyone.
Ten Mallorca chooses Securefast InDoor Smartlock - Ten Mallorca is a bespoke luxury Boutique Hotel for adults in the heart of the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain and is the latest installation by Smartlock Access Control by Securefast. Originally built in 1919 this beautiful traditional Mallorcan house has been restored into a luxury hotel and opened in early July 2019. The hotel hosts 3 premium suites, 2 luxury rooms, and 4 deluxe bedrooms each fitted with a Smartlock Mifare InDoor Virtual Network System, together with Smartlock hotel management software. The Smartlock Indoor lock is used in a virtual network setup utilising the software with the ASL957 management system and reader. This allows staff to allocate guests wishing to stay in the newly renovated accommodation a Mifare card for access. These cards permit access for the duration of their stay and then automatically deactivate on the departure day. The intelligent design of the InDoor lock allowed the architect to choose the ironmongery of their own design which helps them to compliment the stunning modern décor of the development. The card reader is mounted in the door above the 72mm crs lockcase, eliminating the need for hardware on the door. Combining classical elegance with contemporary Mallorcan design with today’s technology to ensure guests enjoy the luxury and splendour of these magnificent rooms with hassle free checking-in and out whilst maintaining the security at the hotel. For more information on the Securefast InDoor Smartlock and other products in the Securefast range of safety, security and access control products please contact the sales team on 01704 502801. Location: Carrer Son Riera, 10 - 07510 Sineu, Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain Website: https://www.tenmallorca.com/
High Dependency Unit chooses Securefast for their Access Control - Securefast has recently supported architectural ironmongery company WT Lynn Ltd of Stoke-on-Trent to specify and supply an access control system for a high dependency unit in the Staffordshire region which looks after children who are seriously ill and provides a broad range of end of life care services. The hospice has an outstanding local reputation and is committed to ensuring that the patients and families they care for receive an exceptional level of support towards the end of their lives as well helping to influence and enhance best practice in and of life care with other providers within the local area. With over 300 users including medical staff, patients, parents and volunteers it was important for the system installed to operate with minimal administration required and therefore the Entra+ software running on a SQL server was ideal. The client required a robust access control system to meet the demands of a modern new building which could be incorporated into the existing management systems including the current HR database and the fire alarm for managing the roll call system. The system installed was also required to control the lifts within a number of areas. On the upper floors, a Jack & Jill interlock system with green & red indicator lamps above each of the doors to control ingress and egress was supplied together with a bespoke indicator panel installed into the Nurse station to provide confirmation of the operation of the doors, i.e. if they were locked or unlocked. With 24 doors requiring access control a number of 2, 3 and 4 door Entra+ intelligent door Controllers were installed with existing Mifare Read/In-Read/Out proximity readers along with the door access control hardware from Securefast Plc, which included electric releases, electro-magnetic locks, manual call points, and RTE Switches. For further information on the any of Securefast products please contact our sales office on Tel No. 01704 502801
Bear Gardens Apart-Hotel - Location: Empire Warehouse, 1 Bear Gardens, South Bank, SE1 9ED Product: Smartlock INDoor hotel locking system Number of units: 75 Located in the historical South Bank quarter of London’s Southwark’s Bankside, the distinctive 18th century brick building, formally a tea warehouse has been transformed by SPPARC Architecture into a stylish seventy five room boutique hotel. With the ground floor providing rehearsal studios for the Globe Theatre, the spectacular Native Apart-Hotel at Bear Gardens offers seventy five studio, one and two bed apartments each fitted with the latest Securefast INDoor Smart lock hotel locking system supplied by 3E Security. The new Securefast INDoor Smartlock solution provides the convenience of a standard hotel locking system with the added advantage of secure wireless communication to each lock, increasing the level of security and flexibility to each apartment. The building is the first ever BREEAM excellent rated aparthotel in the UK offering a substantially reduced emission allocation to the increasing number of corporate clients tracking their carbon emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project. Securefast also holds of great importance the Carbon Disclosures and the company offers a full range of EPD declarations for their products at https://www.securefast.co.uk/about-us/environmental-regulations/. For more information on the Securefast INDoor Smartlock and other products in the Securefast range of safety, security and access control products please contact the sales team on 01704 502801.
High Flying Hearts Install Securefast Panic Hardware in Newly Developed Main Stand - Product Range: Panic Hardware Scottish Professional Football League club Heart of Midlothian’s Tynecastle Park stadium which is situated in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, recently redeveloped their main stand, costing £12M, opened last year at the start of the new season and was fitted with Securefast 900 Series Traditional Style Panic Hardware. The Securefast range was fitted throughout the corridors and concourse offering safe egress to and from the new offices, hospitality lounges, director’s suite and the roof terrace. The panic hardware was supplied by (SIIS) Specialist Ironmongery & Industrial Suppliers UK in Dundee and was chosen due to the range being fire rated for use on timber doors, certified to BS EN1125 and capable to handling the maximum attendance of over 20,000 visitors. The panic bolts and latches were fitted to double rebated doors with an outside access device for access into the areas. To compliment the corridor doors other doors used the traditional push pad in areas that are not open to the general public which are certified to BS EN179.
Securefast Design Security Boom for The Goldsmiths - Product: Volumetric Object Surveyor Camera System Continuing their services to the Goldsmith Company, Securefast has designed a new security boom for the Goldsmiths travelling exhibition. The boom incorporates a Volumetric Object Surveyor camera, which strikes the balance between protecting valuable objects and encouraging the public to visit and come within touching distance of sculptures. With the help of increasingly precise and unobtrusive protective measures, this challenge can be met without compromising the object’s safety. Fortecho from Securefast Volumetric Object Surveillor (VOS) provides 3D protection around the exhibits, and triggers an alarm when someone breaks through the “optical curtain” and, consequently, touches the work of art. In addition the boom incorporates spot lights and a fish eye camera to observe the complete area around the display. Designed to allow total security in display areas such as National Trust Buildings where there is no possibility of fixing security equipment to the wall, the Securefast security boom gives the exhibitor total confidence, whilst allowing a more natural display without the need for glass cabinets.
Securefast secure The Ashes Barns Wedding Venue with Smartlock Indoor - Product: ASL951B1-R Wireless Smartlock Indoor When the owners of The Ashes Wedding Venue in Endon, Staffordshire were looking for an efficient and easy to use locking system, which wouldn’t compromise the traditional décor of their barn wedding venue, they turned to Securefast to provide the perfect user friendly and discrete locking solution. The Ashes is one of the most beautiful barn wedding venues in the country. The fifty acre estate rests at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, within the borders of Staffordshire in the West Midlands. The recent installation consisted of ASL951B1-R Wireless Smartlock Indoor units, which complimented the traditional lever handles in a black antique finish. The lock and door furniture was designed to blend with the building and surroundings. The locks supplied through Access Architectural were commissioned by Adam Wilkinson, a Securefast on site engineer. The Smartlock Indoor lock is used in a virtual network setup utilising Smartlock software with the ASL960 USB card encoder. This allows staff to allocate wedding guests wishing to stay in the newly renovated accommodation Mifare cards for access. These cards allow access for the duration of their stay and automatically deactivate the following morning. Using the Indoor system means that the card reader is monitored in the door above the 72mm crs lockcase, leaving no need for hardware actually on the door. For further information about the above locking solutions or to receive details on the comprehensive range of access control options available from Securefast, please contact our sales team on 01704 502 801.
Securefast provides the latest multi-suite locking solutions to Exeter student block - Product: OnDoor Smartlock System When the developers of Exeter’s Queen Street student accommodation block were looking for an efficient yet versatile security system for their latest multi occupation complex they turned to the Securefast team of security specialists to provide the perfect user friendly locking solution. The project included the design and construction of 151 en-suite student study bedrooms in flat clusters, with each flat cluster comprising of one kitchen and a dining and living room area. The development also included a management suite together with a main reception, staff office, WC, kitchen area, laundrette and common room. The client’s remit called for a cost effect, yet robust, locking solution for all bedroom doors, together with state of the art external door access controls based around a fully automatic operating system. To fulfil the client’s specification the Securefast team installed the company’s ONDOOR Smartlock ASL951BW Wireless Network System as a standalone Virtual network. The system incorporates battery powered door lock units using MIFARE RFID proximity technology on all bedrooms and associated doors. The "Take on Card System" provides an easy to use, easy to administer access control solution that does not require wiring and can be set up straight out of the box. All Information to the locks is supplied via a Data Card or hand held programming terminal. For the external door package the Securefast engineers installed the company’s SMARTlock network system using the ASL95BASE wireless hub base stations to communicate between the system control software on a PC to each wall reader using Windows based software. The complete system provides an easy to use and highly secure access solution, ideal for medium to large installations. For further information about the above system or to receive details on the comprehensive range of access control options available from Securefast, please contact our sales team on 01704 502801.
Securefast Electric Locks, the stylish solution for City of London offices - Product: ASEL2460 Electric Escape Sash Lock Working to a specific client brief, leading London Architectural Ironmongers G.Johns and Sons were commissioned to source a high security, yet unobtrusive, access control system in keeping with the clean, stylish lines of this modern office block in the city. The brief called for a flexible access control system that provides a secure environment without the use of surface mounted electromagnetic locks and with the minimum of visual ironmongery on each door in order to depict a smart contemporary appearance. Carefully considering the range of the possible lock options on the market, Jeremy Barltrop of G Johns and Sons, selected the highly specified Securefast ASEL2460 Electric Escape lock as the ideal locking solution to meet the client’s requirement. Complimented with Karcher Stainless Steel lever handles and connected via heavy duty conductor hinges to a reader on the outside of each door, the Securefast ASEL 2460 Electric locks were fitted to each pair of doors on each landing of the five story building. The Securefast Electric Locks were particularly selected for the brands proven quality, ease of use and total reliability. Since the client did not require overriding cylinders, the unique features of the ASEL2460 delivered across a wide range of benefits including, a magnetic latch bolt, which latches when the door is fully closed and requires only light closing pressure rather than the force usually required to operate a conventional latch bolt spring. The lock also automatically throws the deadbolt when the door is fully closed, increasing the security on each door. By contrast, from inside the room, both bolts can be fully withdrawn in one action by operating the lever handle, allowing for a smooth, safe emergency egress. This feature enables the client to fully control entry to each floor either via the lift or staircase using a proximity card or to exit safely using the internal lever handle fitted to the lockcase. Jeremy Barltrop commented that the Securefast Electric Lock was an obvious choice because, in addition to its high quality and reliability, the locking and unlocking of the door is extremely quiet, with the minimum of sound from the mechanism throwing or withdrawing the latch or deadbolt, making the ASEL 2460 the ideal product for a quiet office environment. To receive further information on the ASEL 2460 Electric Locks or any other products in the Securefast range of locking solutions, please contact the sales team on 01704 502801.
£1 billion Bloomberg HQ benefits from Tate Solutions door safety standards - Product: Automatic Operators for Security Doors Tate Solutions, the specialist access control division of Securefast plc, has recently been commissioned to supply the automatic door operator’s for a range of specialist doors at the prestigious new £1billion Bloomberg headquarter in the city of London. Designed by the renowned London architects Foster & Partners and led by Lord Norman Foster, the three year building project has been billed as the most sustainable office building in the world and is said to save over 70% in water consumption and 35% in energy compared to a typical office block. An assessment from BREEAM also scored the building extremely high as regards sustainability. The 10 storey high building occupying 3.2 acres in the heart of the City of London near to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England is divided into two buildings with a pedestrian walkway in between for restaurants and cafes. The building is ground breaking in the use of the latest technology including recycling rainwater from the roof and external system that uses natural ventilation. Tate Solutions is privileged to have been involved with such a prestigious project headed by Lord Norman Foster. From the outset the highly experienced Tate engineers ensured that the specialist doors operated efficiently particularly in respect of the sophisticated controls and security features incorporated. The installation work carried out by Tate Solutions fully conformed to BS EN 16005, which is the code of practice for safety in use of automatic doors for pedestrian use. All pedestrian automatic doors installed since April 2013 should comply with the BS EN 16005 standard. As with all installations that the company undertakes, Tate Solution is totally committed to ensuring that the latest standards are fully adhered with and comply with the following criteria:- i) That the engineers are qualified to fit equipment to the current standard. ii) A risk assessment is carried out to ensure that the equipment specified is suitable for the application / clients requirements. iii) Manuals and information about this standard are supplied with the doorset. iv) Manufactures identification is clearly shown on the doorsets. v) A handover book is supplied outlining safety procedures and functions. vi) Door maintenance must be carried out once a year minimum by a certified service company. vii) Restriction to the use of the controls is by a competent person. viii) Explanation of the warning signs on the doorset. With a growing portfolio of major projects throughout the UK, Tate Solutions have firmly established themselves as one of the leading experts in security solutions and access control systems.
SMARTlock delivers the perfect Eco friendly security - Product: ASL951BI SMARTlock Wireless Indoor system When the owners of the Eckland Lodge, a new development of Eco-friendly offices based at the Eckland Lodge Business Park near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, required an efficient access control system across their range of individual office accommodations, the SMARTlock from Securefast provided the perfect solution. Daniel Howes, owner and developer of the business park, commented, “Our challenge was to source an effective access control solution that would be versatile enough to meet the individual security requirements of either single or multiple office rental clients. Having been impressed with the specifications of the SMARTlock system, the installation it has certainly proven to tick all the boxes, providing us with a fully functioning, high security access control system, without the need for unsightly cables and ensuring minimum installation time”. The SMARTlock indoor system incorporates a battery operated access control with wireless communication to the system’s central hub, whilst the indoor unit operates a networked system using wireless base stations to communicate between the systems computer and each individual stand alone lock. To ensure the highest level of security, whilst enhancing the door’s overall aesthetical appearance, the SMARTlock battery unit and control board are recessed within the door panel, allowing the clients to choose their own style of door furniture. For further information on the Securefast SMARTlock access control system or other products in the Securefast range please contact the sales team on 01704 502 801.
SMARTlock security in the Highlands - Product: ASL951BW SMARTlock Wireless Network Locks & ASL957 Management system Dunalastair Hotel set in the heart of Kinloch Rannoch, was first converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century and originally constructed as a Highland Sporting Lodge. In 2014 the hotel started its multi-million pound refurbishment; creating 32 luxury suites along with an onsite café and refreshment area. An important aspect of the hotel managements refurbishment plans was to incorporate the very latest access control technology into the new venue, allowing the staff complete flexibility in the management of guest checking in and out, monitoring movement around the premises, together with the ability to provide real-time cancellation and logging in facilities. Securefast’s state of the art OnDoor SMARTlock Wireless Network system provided the perfect solution, incorporating a dedicated server in the hotel reception area with a direct computer link to the Windows based software ASL957 Management system. This user friendly system allows the staff to easily programme the MiFare cards for the staff and guests with access to doors, groups and areas with time and date validity and shift control using the wireless dongle. Each of the 32 bedrooms were fitted with the ASL951BW wireless locks in a brushed stainless steel finish which give a single operation on the inside for easy egress and card control from the corridor side with a key override facility should it be needed in an emergency or if the battery power is low. Each of the individual locks is wirelessly connected to five ASL95BASE base stations positioned around the hotel so that real-time updating is possible. The Base Stations are connected to the server in the reception using Ethernet cables. The Mifare cards have been printed with the hotel logo and give the hotel the flexibility to be able to link to other applications if needed in the future, such as cashless vending, etc. as these types of cards provide a multi-application memory to store several services on the same card. The system also has the capability of interfacing with other leading brand PMS systems therefore giving the hotel flexibility and the opportunity to expand or increase the use of its cards in the future. In addition to controlling access to each of the bedrooms, the SMARTlock system also controls the entrance doors into areas of the hotel, with eight ASL950 Control Boxes connected to SMARTlock Wall Readers and electric releases. Since its grand re-opening in May 2017, the staff and management of the hotel have reported that the whole team are delighted with the SMARTlock system, especially with the ease of use and total flexibility that the system offers.
Kinnettles Hotel Spa - A Hole-In-One - Product: BE-Tech Mifare Virtual Hotel Lock Located in St Andrews, the legendary home of golf, stands the Kinnettles Hotel Spa, a bespoke luxury 5-star hotel that as recently undergone a major refurbishment programme, in partnership with published Scottish interior designer Pat Renson who has designed the hotels unique collection of distinguished Suites. Incorporated in the high specification refurbishment was the installation of the latest state of the art Smartlock Security system from Securefast plc for all bedroom and communal doors. Originally built in 1879 and designed by architects J. Hall and D. Henry, the hotel’s 9 luxurious suites are each fitted with BE-Tech Mifare Virtual Hotel lock to all bedroom doors as well as the communal door from the restaurant to the guest area, together with the BE-Tech Virtual Hotel system management software. The stylish new Smartlock ASL900 is a wire free, stand alone, intelligent computer based access control system that uses MIFARE® RFID proximity card technology, which offers a cable free, easy to operate and secure access solution. By combining the hotel’s classical elegance with the latest Securefast technology ensures that guests enjoy the luxury and splendour of the magnificent rooms combined with hassle free checking-in and check-out whilst maintaining the security at the hotel. With 60min fire rating, the new Smartlock by Securefast incorporates centralised card programming, which utilises easy to use Windows based software that enables individual and personalised card access to doors and areas, time and date validity and shift control, all without the need for unsightly cable installations around the building. To receive further information on the Securefast Smartlock system please contact the sales team on 01543 501600
Tewkesbury Primary Care Centre - Product: SBL365.SL/91 Mechanical Digital Lock with Sash Lock. Tewkesbury's new £7.5 million super-surgery occupying 2,200 square metres over three storey’s has been built on the old hospital site in Barton Road. Seddon Construction started on site in October 2015 with £5.2 million being funded by the NHS and the remainder of the cost being made up of other things such as the purchase of the land by New Docs Limited (a company formed by the GP’s to provide the extra space and modern home for their surgeries). They will now have twice the space to house meeting rooms, a staff room, medical records, additional parking facilities and engineering plant, creating a one-stop primary care facility for the people of Tewksbury and the surrounding area, with sufficient space for a minor operation suite and pharmacy. The new centre will be called The Devereux Centre after the late Tewkesbury doctor Dr William Charles Devereux and will cater for up to 30,000 patients which are 5,000 more than the current two practices together. The SBL365.SL/91 Mechanical Digital Lock with Sash Lock was chosen throughout the building, so that rooms can be entered with a code without having to carry fobs, cards or keys, with the facility that a key holder could lock the door by key if they wish to close off that particular room. The Securefast Mechanical Digital Lock has been tested to 200,000 cycles and fire rated making the product ideal for a cost effective access control system without the heavy investment in wiring and electronics.
Entra+ Installed at Bay Gate Office Complex - Product: Entra+ Software In partnership with Huz Electronics, a Securefast installation Partner in Dubai, the Entra+ access control system has been installed onto fourteen Personnel barriers at the new offices for ADCB Bank at the Bay Gate Office Complex, Business Bay in Downtown Dubai. The Entra+ system offers anti-passback for effective personnel control in addition to flexible access and user permissions giving access to fifteen lifts covering the fifty-three floors. With the possibility of 25,000 users the system is ideal for large office complexes with the ability to link the carpark with long range readers and up to 63 time zones. The Entra+ Terminus software offers a range of options to create a system to suit your application from a basic access control system through to a truly advanced system with site plans, lift control, building energy management and car park control. For further details contact our sales office on +44 (0) 1704 502801.
Tate delivers on security to the Astrum Education Group - Tate Solutions has built up an enviable reputation for providing comprehensive and purposely designed security access control systems to a wide range of public sector buildings, schools, colleges, care homes and a wide range of residential facilities. Leading educational organisation the Astrum Education Group currently operates three major sixth form colleges in the central London area, Duff Miller, Kensington, Lansdowne College, Bayswater and Chelsea Independent College. The group have ambitious plans to expand their range of facilities with the recent acquisition of a new state of the art four story accommodation in Fulham Broadway as part of the Chelsea Collage together with boarding facilities at Fulham Place and Princes Beatrice House near Earls Court. Nationwide Security and Access Control experts Tate Solutions have worked closely with Astrum for the past two years, delivering highly effective, yet flexible and fully integrated range of access control systems that enables the facilities team to manage every aspect of access control, from a single low-rise office with just a few doors through to the busy student accommodation blocks with numerous doors, gates and barriers. The highly experienced Tate Solutions team has successfully delivered the highest levels of security without compromising the college’s convenience and ease of access for system users. The installations comply with all IT environments, and also serve as a security management station that integrates access control, intrusion detection, and video surveillance into a single system. In addition to installing one hour certified fire doors Tate Solutions have also installed new Fire Alarms Systems, both conventional and wireless, into Duff Miller and Lansdowne Colleges. Tate was also commissioned to install the latest CCTV system at Chelsea Independent College and upgraded the CCTV equipment at Lansdowne, whilst at the same time carrying out a complete refreshment of the colleges IT provision complete with upgrades for both software and hardware. Commenting on the installations at Astrum Tate Director Keith Clare-Brown said “Our team have built up a good working relationship with Astrum. As a specialist security and access control company we pride ourselves on fully interpreting and understanding the individual client’s specification and we have the experience to provide both equipment recommendations through to complete installation and commissioning”.
Tate Solutions, in the first division for Swing Door Units - Product: Automatic Swing Door Operator Major retail outlets place huge expectations on a buildings main entrance; these include, ensuring that door designs allow for maximum opening, inevitable high footfall expectations, ease of access for all customers, together with full conformance to all building and fire safety regulations. In addition to these prerequisites it is also imperative that the store frontage still needs to display an attractive and welcoming entrance. Working alongside leading architects, contractors and developers, leading Automatic door and Security System specialists, Tate Solutions Ltd, provides a comprehensive range of bespoke access solutions, with each installation being individually designed and commissioned to address the client’s specific requirements. A recent refurbishment at Aston Villa Football Club’s flagship merchandising store specified an automatic solution to ensure easy access for all. The Tate 127 swing door units were chosen to provide the maximum amount of clear opening space to meet the high footfall, especially on match days. Once installed the highly efficient Tate 127 swing door units have been purposely designed to effortlessly operate the stores main entrance doors with ease and with virtually no noise. For further information on this automatic door and security solutions please contact the Tate Solutions team on 01543 501605.
Tate Solutions ensures School Security is top of the Class - Product: Salto Access Control Heath Park School, a mixed secondary school and sixth form has put security top of the class with the installation of a new wireless electronic access control solution from Tate Solutions Ltd, the specialist access controls and security division of the Securefast Group plc. The school has recently relocated to a brand new campus located in the Heath Town area of Wolverhampton, catering for 1,300 pupils and 140 teaching and support staff. This is an exciting new three-story development complete with the sports hall and outdoor sports facilities, all ready for the new school term in September and beyond. Keith Clare-Brown, director of Tate Solutions commented “School security is probably one of the most sensitive issues facing today’s head teachers and trustees. Problems can happen very quickly due to a wide range of incidents including strangers coming into the school, violent actions by children, parents or staff, burglary, theft and arson to name but a few”. “With this in mind pupils need to know they have a safe place in which to be educated and that staff are in a safe place in which to work. Delivering on that is a given but it is not always easy to achieve”. Keith added “Further problems arise from the fact that while everyone wants their school to be safe, no-one wants it to end up looking look like a prison with high walls and fences. While all of this may make a building secure, it is not user friendly. Our aim was to achieve a sensible balance, implementing sufficient levels of security to cope with perceived threats while providing a pleasant environment in which to learn and work”. To complement their newly constructed school, Heath Park called on Tate Solutions to provide the very latest security system that ensured strictly controlled access into the building, whilst allowing free movement within the facility. The system selected to deliver these objectives was SALTO’s high specification XS4 proximity wireless based solution, which incorporates the very latest technology that provides a safe, secure and almost totally keyless environment for the benefit of both staff and pupils. The XS4 solution is a state-of-the-art electronic lock system that programmes contactless smartcards to allow access to specific class rooms or other areas for selected time periods only, with the doors auto locking at pre-specified times. If security is breached due to the loss or theft of a card, it can be instantly deleted from the system without the need or cost of changing any locks – saving the school time and money. For further information on SALTO XS4 and other access control and security solutions please contact the Tate Solutions team at Securefast plc on 01543 501605 or visit the web site www.securefast.co.uk for a comprehensive insight to our complete range of products.
Energy efficient automatic sliding doors from Tate Solutions Ltd - Product: Automatic Door Operators The Honda Formula One team has built a new Research and Development facility at Winterhill in Milton Keynes. Honda currently supply engines for the McLaren Formula One team and have ambitions to supply multiple Formula One teams in the future. Their intention is to develop a facility at Winterhill adjacent to their existing Mugen Honda unit that will house the main R&D function for their push into F1 engine technology advancement. During the design phase of the build, the client indicated that they required the latest technology advanced equipment to be used throughout the construction of this facility. As a result, energy efficient sliding door units from Tate Solutions were chosen by Leaf Architecture & Design Ltd for this new R&D facility. This aesthetically pleasing low profile unit, consumes only 0,05W in the operating mode ‘’CLOSE’’ or ‘’OPEN’’ where as classic automatic sliders consume more than 20W. Calculations show 70% less energy consumption.
Tate Solutions Opening Doors At John Lewis - Product: Automatic Swing Door Operator Shoppers enjoying a visit to the new John Lewis store at Birmingham New Street Station are benefiting from trouble-free access and egress, thanks to the installation of a highly efficient and reliable automatic swing door systems installed by Tate Solutions. The 250,000 square foot flagship store is the largest John Lewis retail shop outside London. Huge demands are placed on doors in retail buildings; in particular the main entrance opening, back of house storerooms and restaurant areas were the footfall is high. Tate Solutions were tasked to provide accessibility and conformance to building and fire regulations. The type and style of automatic door operators was therefore crucial both to accommodate the high volume of traffic, trolleys and pushchairs. Designed both for performance and for its aesthetic appeal, the Tate EMD-F was chosen to maximise that all-important entrance facility. The Tate Solutions EMD-F is an electro-mechanical drive system for hinged doors which – like all products in the Tate Solutions range – manages to do its job with a construction height of just 7 cm. This makes the Tate Solutions EMD-F particularly suitable for installation on narrow profiles and in situations where space is at a premium. Tate Solutions EMD-F is a strong piece of highly compact technology: it will move even large and heavy internal and external doors, effortlessly and with virtually no noise. The quiet operation is achieved by using a low-noise direct current motor and gears with direct power transmission to the door leaf with the help of the rod assembly/guide rail. The reliable operation of the drive is achieved with high performance motor with low wear characteristics and state-of-the-art control technology.
Guernsey Airport UK - Product: Entra+ Software and Readers Securefast Entra+ was chosen by the Airport as we were able to supply the access control system for airside safety and security throughout the airport. In addition to the security requirements the Terminus software was also used to control the electrical systems linked to the airplane. When the plane arrives the ground staff link the electricity to the plane via a control centre at the gate, Once the card which authorises the power is used the Terminus software reports back using the building management system to the centre system where the amount of electricity used is charged to the airline. Unlike other access control systems Securefast IET Entra+ Access control system and building management can be configured to do many other things such as controlling lights, air conditioning and even car park space allocation.
Securefast IET secure Channel Tunnel Build - Product: Entra+ Software With the importance of knowing who is on site at all times and the protection from terrorism, the only choice for the builders of the Channel Tunnel was the Securefast IET access control System. The Entra+ range, designed and manufactured in the UK by Securefast IET offers a highly versatile solution for the management of all aspects of access control and security. The system provides cost effective access control packages with fully integrated security systems linked to its own building management software. The Securefast IET Terminus access control software offers real time management of all personnel on site with immediate roll call report upon any incident. The system allows the installer to connect their own reader choice from a range including Mifare and RF proximity to biometrics.
Derriford Hospital Plymouth UK - Product: Entra+ system and readers Derriford is a large NHS hospital complex in Plymouth which is secured by more that 500 Securefast IET door readers and locking products. The system is managed with Terminus, the IET fully integrated software, which allows for over 25,000 users with no limitation on the number of readers. As with many of our hospital customers the ease of flow linked to good security makes Entra+ the ideal choice. The Entra+ range, designed and manufactured in the UK by Securefast IET offers a highly versatile solution for the management of all aspects of access control and security. The system provides cost effective access control packages with fully integrated security systems linked to its own building management software.
Securefast IET secure London Olympics Games Build UK - Product: Terminus Software & HID Readers The Securefast IET Terminus software was the only system the design team were confident would control the four main access points to the site which each had eight turnstiles with HID Smart ID Desfire readers. Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability. The main focus was a new 200-hectare (490-acre) Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford, East London. Securefast IET specialise in providing answers to the most difficult security requirements such as the Olympic games build where over 20,000 user cards were issued during the period of construction.
Problem solved at Richmond School and Sixth Form College - Product: Automatic Door Operators During the renovation of the Sixth Form building at Richmond School, Darlington, the Maintenance Department contacted Tate Solutions to solve an ongoing issue with the main entrance and inner lobby automatic doors of the building. It was important to supply an automatic door operating solution were the arms of the automatic operator were not exposed and was sympathetic to the existing fabric of the building and more importantly comply with BSEN16005 (2013) for pedestrian doors. Tate Solutions, working closely with the client and his team, were able to select an appropriate product from our automatic door portfolio. The product select was our Tate in head unit on the inner lobby doors and our Tate push operator on the main entrance doors incorporating our locking system which we integrated in to the clients existing access control. As a result, of Tate Solutions level of support, service and quality of products offered for this project, we were able to solve the client’s technical requirements. We continue to work with Richmond School and Six Form Collage on other projects.
Tate provides new opening for Merlin Cycles - Product: Sliding Door Operators Merlin Cycles are one of the UK’s largest online bicycle distributors in the UK. Established by John Moss in 1993, the company operates from a number of large distribution warehouses in the North West. As part of Merlin’s planned growth into the retail sector, the company decided to open two of its key warehouses to the general public, enabling both new and established clients to browse the company’s wide range of cycles, accessories and clothing. To prepare the entrances points of the stores for easy public access the existing manual swing doors needed to be replaced with modern and efficient sliding door units built into the existing structural openings in order to provide easy and convenient access for visitors. Tate Solutions where called in to supply an automatic door solution that complied with BSEN16005, but more importantly to commission a system that delivered the clients remit of a sliding door unit that was both eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing, whilst providing an easy to control and welcoming visitor entrance to complement the new showrooms. Based on Merlin’s detailed access requirements Tate Solutions supplied new high quality sliding door units from Doorson, which not only complied with the precise performance specifications called for by the clients, but in the client’s own words “more than exceeded our expectations”. For more information on how Tate Solutions Ltd can solve your technical challenges for automatic door operators please call 01543 501605 or email email@example.com now.
Tate Solutions help out at Retirement Home - Product: Automatic Door Operator Beech Court Retirement homes in Solihull were built in 1989 with 32 flats, several bungalows and cottages within the grounds Tate Solutions were asked to automate the original main entrance doors, therefore a detailed risk and hazard assessment was conducted on the doors before any work could be carried out. Examination revealed that the overhead door closers were not functioning correctly, due to excessive wear and the doors would have to be removed and repaired. After a number of meetings with the Facilities Team and the residents committee, it was agreed that we would supply and install an automatic door solution to comply with BS7036 and BSEN16005. The doors were automated using Tate EMD operators, because of their ability to be programmed for any situation, their durability and longevity. Activation was via motion radars fitted with external weather shrouds. Both doors were fitted with on-door safety devices to stop the doors closing and opening on users who may be in the way of the opening/closing cycle of the doors. As the doors were centre hung and the gap between the frame and doors was approximately 50mm, which would cause a problem with finger/hand entrapment. Safety and injury prevention is paramount, therefore in order to assist with compliance to BS7036 and BSEN16005 a pivot safe anti-finger trap system was used, which ensures continual safe and virtually maintenance-free operation. A key switch at a safe working high of 1500mm was fitted to enable the Facilities Team to turn the units on/off or put the automatic units into the hold open position, thus allowing the residents to move large bulky equipment or furniture through the doors safely. The whole installation, including the removal of the doors, commissioning and training the staff was completed in one day causing a minimum amount of disturbance to staff and residence. Residences are now finding access is much easier with one resident stated “It’s the first time in 3 years that I have been able to use the main entrance doors on her own without assistance, from either carers or staff.
Automatics at Walsall College - Product:- Salto Access Control & Automatic Door Gear The £64 million Wisemore Campus at Walsall College opened in 2012 and was the first part in regeneration programme which also brought a Tesco superstore and an Innovation Centre to the town centre. With over 3500 students and 4000 adults using the facilities it was important to have the benefits of an access control system and automatic doors for free unrestricted access and movement around the building whilst maintaining a high level of security. Fitted to the main entrance doors were Automatic Sliding Door Operators with Push Button operators and sensor control for access and egress and Swing Door Operators for the physically challenged students on the internal doors. Salto Access Control lever handles and lock cases were fitted throughout the building with facilities to hardware them for ease of programming. The sports facilities include a large gym, cardio equipment and an aerobics studio for students to use. The exceptional working environment and design of a training kitchen including a bakery facility, production kitchen with ethnic cooking equipment, restaurant with bar, refectory, shop, staff tea points, hairdressing laundry, crèche catering facilities and all ancillary support areas, makes the building ideal for today’s challenges. As with all our projects the necessity for compliance with the Disability and Discrimination Act 2004 was paramount and the Campus is one of the first buildings in the UK to achieve a BREEAM (the Environmental Assessment Method for Buildings around the World) kite mark.
Olympic Shopping Centre - Product: AEM10001Electro Magnets The Olympic Shopping Centre costing almost £1.5bn is the flagship shopping centre of the 2012 London Olympic Games, situated next to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and housing more than 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels, a bowling alley and the UK's largest casino. With a total retail floor area of 175,000 m², it is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. It is the 3rd largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail space behind the Trafford Centre, Manchester and Metro Centre, Gateshead. Taking the surrounding shopping area into account, it is the largest urban shopping centre in the European Union in terms of size, whilst the Metro Centre remains the largest indoor shopping centre in the EU. It has London's first John Lewis department store east of Oxford Street, a huge flagship branch of Marks & Spencer and a major Waitrose supermarket, with almost 300 other retail units and a multiplex cinema plus a 267 room Premier Inn hotel. As one of the most environmentally efficient retail centres in the UK, Westfield Stratford City connects Stratford Regional Station and Stratford International Station. It has been designed to achieve excellence in sustainability under the most stringent guidelines imposed on its construction which means they rely completely on the choice of products used. The Australian property group Westfield, were looking for a cost effective and reliable electric locking solution to be used with their access control system on the service doors within the complex. As a result of the stringent procurement process Tate Colson which is a division of Securefast Plc was selected to supply the Deedlock Electro Magnetic Lock, which has a holding force of 1200 lbs. The Deedlock Magnetic Locks are simple to install and offer a fit and forget solution that provides the Shopping Centre with the level of security required.
The Icehouse Hotel, the Quay, Ballina, Co. Mayo - Product: SSL950 Hotel Locks & SSL960 Energy Saving Switch This Luxury 4 Star hotel located at the Quay, Ballina is a truly iconic building commanding a prime stretch of the tidal River Moy Estuary. With 32 ultra luxury bedrooms & suites the hotel need the facility of flexibility and security for it's guests and therefore the Colson Hotel locking system was chosen. Giving staff the facilities of changing guests details quickly and easily on arrival and departure. Each bedroom was fitted with the Hotel Mortice Lock and Reader, with an energy saver in each room.
Central Criminal Courts, Dublin - Product: AEM10010 Electro Magnets with bespoke brackets. The new Criminal Courts complex built adjacent to the Phoenix Park at a cost of 120m euros and covering 25.000 sq feet, is one of Dublin’s most impressive buildings, which will be used by many criminals over the coming years. The circular shaped building was designed by Dublin architects Henry J Lyons and took over 30 months to build and is a landmark that gives the impression of a Roman auditorium. The complex includes 22 state-of-the-art courtrooms and will be the new home to the Court of Criminal Appeal, Special Criminal Court, Central Criminal Court and the District Courts. The layout of the eleven story building has been designed where suspects, victims, judges, lawyers, jurors, members of the public and the media will not meet until they enter a courtroom, which is believed to be the first of it’s kind in the world setting the trend for other courthouses. Facilities include video-conferencing, digital recording, and electronic display of evidence. To ensure the highest security levels are achieved in such a building and to provide separation, privacy, security and protection of different court users such as witnesses, jurors, and the judiciary, Colson provided bespoke brackets and electro-magnets to function with the security system employed to ensure that movement around the building is fully controlled.
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe - Product: AG4000SE Architectural Geze Door Closer Size 1-6 with backcheck. Stonyhurst Hall was built in 1592 by Sir Richard Shireburn and was occupied as the family seat until 1794 when an ancestor gave the Hall and Estate to the Society of Jesus as a new home for their College. Stonyhurst College is a magnificent 16th century manor house and is still home to the Catholic co-educational independent boarding and day school for 13 to 18 years. This historic building houses dormitories, library, chapels, school rooms and historical apartments is a very impressive historic listed building set in a beautiful rural estate, since 1794 and is one of the largest buildings in the North West area. With this type of building it is essential that doors are controlled correctly due to the high volume of traffic which is why Colson supplied the Geze AG4000SE Door Closer with backcheck.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Tollgate House, Leamington Spa - Product: AEM10001 Single & AEM10003 Double Electro-Magnets with AEB2 Exit Buttons, AED1383N PSU and Resettable Call Points. Fifty Slim Line Electro-Magnets were supplied to secure single and double doors at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association offices, in Leamington Spa. Many of the doors were inward opening and therefore the AEMBR089F Z & L Brackets were used to support the electro-magnets. To open the doors from the inside fifty AEB2 Flush Exit Buttons were supplied and all supported by AED1383N 12v dc 3A Power Supply Units.
Warwickshire College - Product AEM10001 & AEM10003 Electro-Magnetic locks and accessories. Warwickshire College is one of the largest and most prestigious colleges in England, with six campuses bringing together over 600 International students from all over the world. The new £33m St Modwens College development at Rugby will be used to train technicians for the next generation of power stations. The college was looking to install an Access Control system, as security is very important to them and the students. To secure the doors fifty-six Deedlock Slimline single and double Electro-Magnetic Locks were used with power supply units, call points and exit buttons.
Croydon College - Product: AMH590/ZA Architectural Z & L Bracket with Slimline AEM10001 Electro Magnets. Croydon College is a further education college, located in East Croydon area of London it is made up of three separate colleges, the Croydon Sixth Form College (6F), Croydon Skills & Enterprise College and Croydon Higher Education College. To increase their security the college chose to use the Securefast Deedlock Electro Magnetic Locks on a number of doors. The college specified the Architectural Transom Deedlock Magnet which is one of the most aesthetically pleasing Transom Magnets which is regularly used in the UK.
The Shires Shopping Centre, Leicester - Product: AEM10001 & AEM10003 Electro Magnets. The Shires Shopping Centre, with its spacious walkways and grand staircases, is an elegant new showpiece attraction in Leicester hosting many well known stores, together with smaller speciality shops and places to eat. With over 70 shops, restaurants and cafes the centre has been built to a high specification to cater for everyone, providing adequate facilities for people with disabilities. To enable a high level of security many of the doors have been fitted with Colson Single and Double Electro-Magnets with Z & L Brackets to ensure that areas closed off from the public remain secure.
Deutchse Bank, London - Product: AEM10001 Electro Magnets with AEMBR089 Z & L Bracket The Deutsche Bank AG is a global financial service company with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, have refurbished the Bishopsgate based branch at Winchester House, which is the investment bank's divisional headquarters based in London. The Deedlock Electro-Magnets were chosen to integrate within the access control system to enhance the security of the bank.
Wolverhampton Park Hall Hotel - Product: SSL950 Hotel Locking System The Ramada Park Hall Hotel near Wolverhampton was transformed into an exceptionally stylish and contemporary hotel, yet retaining the relaxed comfort of a country house haven. Installed at the hotel was the Securefast Hotel Locking system because of the flexibility of being able to programme and delete room cards easily using the latest technology and to compliment the state of the art facilities with exquisite contemporary interiors, all inside a gorgeous Grade II listed building.
Abbey Lodge Hotel, Shipley - Product: SSL950 Hotel Locking The recently refurbished Abbey Lodge Hotel in Shipley, West Yorkshire wanted a cost effective Hotel System, and therefore it was decided to use the Securefast Hotel Locking system for each of its guest rooms, giving flexibility in entering and deleting cards easily.
St Giles Nursing Home, Birmingham - Product AEM10001 Electro Magnets, Elmdene PSU and AKR300 Deedlock Key Pads St Giles Nursing Home, owned by Restful Homes, has forty-four en-suite bedrooms for a variety of nursing care purposes. The modern purpose built building is situated in Garretts Green on the Solihull-Birmingham border and needed staff to have both flexibility and security and therefore opted to use Deedlock Electro-Magnets and Key Pads supported by Elmdene Power Supply Units.