Electronic Security keeps people safe and prevents physical violence. It protects premises and information. It is the most effective tool in prevention and detection of crime and bringing perpetrators to justice.
Electronic security is growing fast in both its coverage and sophistication. Biometrics is transforming the field of identity verification and intelligent CCTV will soon be able to predict from real-time feeds, trouble brewing in crowded places like train stations and airports etc.
Smith Cross Consultancy offers electronic security technical capabilities to our client’s which includes:
- Physical security surveys.
- Development of operational requirements .
- Design and implementation of security measures which may include perimeter security, lighting, perimeter intruder detection, personal attack alarms and surveillance technologies.
- Implementation of electronic security systems such as;
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
- Automatic Number Plate Recognition Systems (ANPR)
- Access control and Video Entry Solutions
- Intruder Alarms Systems
- Video Conferencing and
- Presentation Systems
Our electronic security systems unit utilise the latest advances in electronic technologies to offer our client’s the most efficient and effective solutions available today.
While the concept is simple and access control systems have been around for some time, the technology hasn’t stood still. Smith Cross Consultancy have been working at the forefront of access control technology for more than 30 years, Access control are more efficient and adaptable than ever. We have worked with industry leaders in deploying access control systems across Greater London.
Smith Cross Consultancy have worked with client of all sizes and on all types of job, specifying, installing and maintaining standalone access control solutions or through to multi-entry role-based site access control systems linked to central monitoring stations.
There are three main key entry technologies available today. These are:
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) operating proximity door locks, through the use of a proximity card reader with proximity key fobs and key cards
- Access control card readers, using smart cards or swipe cards.
Each system is unique to the premises at which it’s installed. Smith Cross Consultancy works carefully with each client to install access security system tailored to their specific needs.
- Biometric access control systems using fingerprint or retina readers.
Biometric access systems are now a realistic solution, providing an added level of security for your premises. Smith Cross Consultancy utilise the latest biometric systems in fingerprint recognition and fingerprint lock technologies. The technology are quick and easy-to-use as conventional card or fob access control systems, but are more secure.
When fitting out premises with several controlled gates or doors, Smith Cross Consultancy promotes the linking of the gates and doors to a PC-controlled system and utilises intuitive and sophisticated software to link the card issuing system with a personnel database. This allows security staff to issue fobs or cards, linking them with personnel and other information and defining personalised or role based access levels. Time and attendance packages can be added to the basic system to allow effective and efficient access control management.
Access control systems can also be integrated with your CCTV network to record all ‘transactions’ (times when a controlled door has been accessed). Smith Cross Consultancy actively encourages the use of this additional security tool, which can help you focus your CCTV and security resources more efficiently.
Door entry systems are an increasingly popular security feature and are commonly used in offices, blocks of flats and other private residencies. They are also found in other areas where access needs to be restricted but where a full access control system is not appropriate, for example main office door. Smith Cross Consultancy worked with our clients to fully understand their needs, to design, install and maintain the ideal door entry system for their premises.
Video entry systems include the same audio link as normal door entry systems while also establishing a visual link so the occupant can both talk to and see the caller. High definition video and high quality audio makes easy the identification of visitors by both day and night.
An intruder alarm can be a vital part of an overall security system. As well as efficiently detecting intruders, their very presence radically reduces security breaches. Smith Cross Consultancy seamlessly integrates alarms systems with other devices to provide a complete and secure solution for your premises.
Smith Cross Consultancy encourages the use of wireless technology or radio-based intruder alarms to reduce the need of running cables to difficult part of your accommodation. Wireless technology is practical, reliable and space-saving solutions.
Smith Cross encourages the intelligent use of Intruder alarms which can be configured to work not just with numeric keypads, but the same kind of proximity tokens commonly used with access control systems. It makes access and disabling alarms much easier for those who need regular access. Below are examples of a typical alarm system we deploy today.
Power Max Complete is a professional-grade wireless security and personal safety solution especially designed to answer the needs of residential and small office customers.
Smith Cross Consultancy offers you the most advanced bespoke car parking management system for your car parks, we advocate the display of parking regulations clearly and making enforcement procedures understood, abuse of your car park is discouraged and your spaces are left free for their intended users.
Smith Cross Consultancy uses the latest technology, high-accuracy ANPR cameras, we enhance your clients’ parking experience while at the same time, increasing your profitability and security. Eliminating unauthorised parking on your site frees up spaces encouraging your clients to visit you regularly and allows you to focus on what really matters – looking after your clients and prospects in order to provide them the best service.
CCTV has been a common fixture in shops, pubs, car parks and other public places. Now, thanks to easier installation and falling prices, it’s becoming an increasingly popular choice for security-conscious homeowners. We at Smith Cross Consultancy design and install CCTV systems comprised of a range of cameras, from traditional dome and bullet cameras to PTZ (pan tilt zoom) and covert systems, always ensuring we use the best CCTV equipment for the application and to meet our clients’ needs.
IP camera systems are currently flooding the marketplace with CCTV cameras becoming more readily available at a more affordable cost. Smith Cross Consultancy actively promotes the use of IP systems which are ideal in situations where a building already has an existing network infrastructure. IP systems also have the capability of better quality and HD cameras and the set up of all these types of cameras are also very versatile. Each system is specifically designed to your needs. All Security Solutions offer a full bespoke design when it comes to your CCTV surveillance.
Smith Cross Consultancy are also actively promoting the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power the cameras over the network which makes surveillance installation simpler, safer and less expensive. Most of our business class cameras support PoE allowing for single cable deployment.
Smith Cross Consultancy have recently installed wireless security systems to act as a visible deterrent to criminals, allowing the client to record events at home and monitor the system whilst at work. Wireless CCTV security systems enable cable-free communication between CCTV cameras and monitor. Wireless technology offers significant advantages such as;
- Significantly reduces installation time and disturbance
- Removes the need for running cables – often hard or impossible to install in historic buildings due to space or conservation constraints.