Projects in the News: November 2012
RedCloud, Sterling, Va., announced that FishNet Security, a nationwide provider of information security solutions, deployed RedCloud Enterprise; a scalable, Web-based access control network appliance platform that enables security management across multiple locations.
FishNet Security is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with 30 offices and facilities and nearly 550 employees around the country. Months before moving into a larger headquarters in April 2012, it began looking for an access control system that could scale with its business, support expansion and provide an upgrade path for all locations.
“The Web-based nature of the RedCloud system enables FishNet Security to manage building access privileges for all of our employees — no matter where they are located in the country — from one central system accessible from any laptop, desktop or mobile device,” said Brandy Peterson, CTO, FishNet Security.
Given these requirements, FishNet Security turned to American Digital Security (ADS), a RedCloud authorized integrator, to recommend, design and install a secure, physical access control system that integrated with video and visitor and identity management systems. It also allowed FishNet Security to manage building access for participating locations.
“A single RedCloud Enterprise network appliance allows geographically dispersed organizations to manage employee and visitor access privileges for the entire company, without the cost burden of maintaining dedicated PC workstations on-site at each regional office,” said Buddy Mason, ADS president. “We can easily migrate new and existing FishNet Security offices to the RedCloud system by installing open, non-proprietary door controllers and card readers at each facility, and issuing card access credentials to employees.”
ADS’ network of installers deployed the system at FishNet Security’s 30 locations, which integrate with key IT and security systems, including:
• RedCloud Video Integration — Allows users to control Avigilon cameras, view video and associate clips with events from within RedCloud’s software.
• RedCloud Visitor Management Integration — Allows users to grant different levels of access to visitors, contractors and employees from EasyLobby’s Secure Visitor Management software.
• RedCloud Identity Management Integration — Provides a single directory-to-directory view of physical and logical access policies, reports and activities, storing multiple locations’ information in a central database.
For information, visit www.redcloudsecurity.com
IQinVision, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., provider of HD megapixel IP cameras, announced that for the third year in a row Michael Ballard’s Full Throttle Saloon utilized a newly-expanded array of IQeye HD megapixel cameras to keep a close eye on the crowd and provide critical high definition surveillance of the actions of staff and security personnel during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
During the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the system was used to monitor upwards of 50,000 visitors daily. Of particular interest are areas where cash is counted, as well as the areas where cash is stored in preparation for bank deposit. In addition to watching over cash and assets, the system helps keep a close eye on the crowd to solve trouble before it starts and to direct security forces if problems arise, the Full Throttle management shares.
During the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, N.C., intelligent video analytics from PureTech Systems, Phoenix, were used to protect Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), which maintains the transportation system in and around the Charlotte metropolitan area. The PureActiv Wide Area Surveillance system was specifically to provide security along and around the rail tracks for the convention and beyond. The installation, performed by SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco company, included Pelco day/night cameras and PureTech’s geospatial video analytics; providing around-the-clock protection.