CEM Systems, Westford, Mass., part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, announced that they have secured the new Silesian Museum in Katowice, Southern Poland. The AC2000 access control and security management system was delivered by CEM-approved reseller Samaxon, and installed by IB Systems and Budimex.

The new Silesian Museum, which will open mid-2015, houses 109,000 items from different fields of art, as well as archaeological, ethnographic and historical artifacts.

“As an organization with a large number of important works of art and other artifacts of historical importance, security is obviously of paramount importance for The Silesian Museum. CEM AC2000 access control system was chosen because of its proven security and reliability in addition to its flexibility to integrate to third party security systems,” said Philip Verner, EMEA sales director, CEM Systems. “Integration is an important part of the museums’ overall security strategy, requiring their existing intrusion and CCTV security systems to work seamlessly with the access control system.” 

CEM Systems worked together with Samaxon to develop a software interface between CEM AC2000 and Avigilon video management system, and used the AC2000 Galaxy Dimension Interface to integrate with the Honeywell Galaxy intrusion detection system.  

The AC2000 Galaxy interface enables inputs from intruder panels to be placed as icons on the AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) application allowing for central alarm monitoring of both access control and intruder alarms. AC2000 AED comes with a range of comprehensive software applications and provides the Silesian Museum with dynamic, real-time information on all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system. The museum also utilized AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production) and AC2000 Visitors.

AC2000 VIPPS gives museum security personnel the ability to design and customize ID badges and AC2000 Visitors enables staff to monitor and control visitor access to the prestigious building. Visitors can be given access levels and/ or traced, allowing visitor movements to be monitored and controlled.  Visitor cards can then be reused when returned, saving on visitor card costs.

In addition, the Silesian Museum has plans to install CEM S610f integrated fingerprint card readers at high security doors throughout the building. This additional layer of biometric security allows for triple authentication — card, PIN and fingerprint — for highly restricted areas that require extra security.