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More intelligent
In a constantly changing security and `greenfield’ pricing is applied to
landscape where sophisticated threats facilitate budget comparisons and
present an increasingly hostile challenge, understanding of potential cost benefits.
OCS has developed a more intelligent Ongoing review and improvement, ANPR system
security solution designed to provide more remodelling and refining the security
advanced, effective and integrated design model and incorporating latest
monitors vehicle
defences. SecureSmart amalgamates technology are fundamental to the
OCS’ offerings and expertise in electronic SecureSmart system.
security systems and manned guarding, Michael Webb, OCS security operations
asset and inventory control, confidential director: “One of the pressures of today’s movement on
waste management and data protection. economy is the rise in business crime, yet
Furthermore, as it is knowledge-based, our research has revealed that security
efficiency and cost-effectiveness are built tenders repeatedly come up with the same commercial
into every stage. specification without a thorough risk
The unique, six-stage SecureSmart assessment taking place. SecureSmart
planning model builds a complete picture brings together the most advanced sites
of each client’s security environment, risks systems, the best people and latest A new high definition automatic
and strategy. A full review and risk technology to create a complete package number plate recognition (ANPR) system,
evaluation precisely targets specific threats of seamless protection which precisely available from Leerose Integrated
and a security overview provides ‘headline’ targets the specific threats faced by a Systems, is being used to monitor vehicle
findings and recommendations relating to business.” flow and improve access control security
client goals. The optimum balance of Email: at a growing number of industrial and
component security services is defined commercial sites.
The single camera system offers
Secom response
sufficiently high definition vehicle
surveillance to make manned guards at
entrance barriers increasingly obsolete,
foils intrusion
with significant cost saving
implications. The ANPR system is pre-
programmed to recognise the vehicle
licence plates of all legitimate employees
An after-hours break-in parking on the site, as well as any regular
at a former police station third party visitors or contractors, but
in Leeds was foiled by a prevents unauthorised site entry by any
Secom intruder alarm, a other vehicles.
Key Response Officer and A true 2 megapixel Watchman camera
the police – all within 20 captures images, whatever the time of
minutes of the alarm day or night or the weather conditions,
activation. This was the and feeds that data to the ANPR HD
first incident in 10 years of engine. These images are then processed
Secom protection for the to produce a recognition ‘event’ that is
listed building, which now accompanied by the plate read and the
houses serviced offices. time and date stamp, ensuring a fully
The rapid response and strict adherence to police dog was sent into the building and accurate record of all vehicle movement at
procedures minimised damage at the found an intruder, who was arrested,” any time of the day.
property and avoided personal risk – as says Stephen Sims. All incoming and outgoing vehicles are
well as resulting in an excellence award for Claire Lincoln, Manager of the Simply monitored and recorded so that even if a
Key Response Officer, Michael Durrant. Business Centres unit at Malmarc House, breach of security does occur it is
Secom Northern Region Operations says staff and tenants were reassured by recorded for retrospective scrutiny and
Manager, Stephen Sims, says when the the efficiency of the security response. action. Any potential dispute over, for
alarm activation was confirmed at Secom’s “We’ve always had a monitored alarm, but example, a contractor’s attendance record
Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), Michael this was the first time the system was on site or a supplier’s delivery schedule,
Durrant was sent to Malmarc House, a really put to the test,” she says. “Apart can be cross-referenced with the ANPR
prominent building on Dewsbury Road, from smashing the door to gain access, camera records.
less than a mile from Leeds city centre. the intruder had not caused any significant Originally developed to cope with high
“He found the door had been smashed damage inside – and nothing was stolen. speed number plate recognition from
and internal lights were on. Suspecting We were most impressed by the speed of multiple lanes of motorway traffic, a single
that an intruder was still on the premises, the operation, which was over in just 20 HD camera is more than capable of
he followed procedures and reported back minutes because of the excellent simultaneously monitoring both the
to the ARC, where the Operator contacted teamwork between Secom and the local incoming and outgoing traffic lanes on an
the police. Michael Durrant kept watch police.” average business park, factory site or
until police arrived a few minutes later. A commercial office premises.
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