A new concierge and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution from Integrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) has been integrated to enhance security at two tower blocks in Haringey.
The system enables authorised council employees to control door access and manage fire and security systems from anywhere within the council’s estate.
Four other tower blocks in the estate — Newbury House, Finsbury House, John Keats House and Thomas Hardy House in Wood Green — already feature ISM’s Ultimate door entry systems. They also use two other third-party technology systems (Elizabeth Blackwell and George Lansbury) from Entrotec, utilising its Apex Dual path speech technology. The Genesys PSIM from ISM allows multiple technologies to be controlled regardless of the manufacturer, providing enhanced security to residents in 510 flats across the six towers.
Genesys allows the integration of multiple systems from multiple manufacturers — all from one integrated security system. Many types of electronic security or fire safety device, such as CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Electronic Locking and Public Address, can be monitored and controlled from a single platform.
This minimises the potential disruption caused by installing new equipment, and protects the council’s investment. It also means that further buildings with existing ISM or Entrotec systems can be added with minimal additional investment.
Managing Director of ISM, Stephen Smith, commented: “Genesys is a ‘true’ PSIM system built around intuitive software that combines a range of industry leading features and benefits including an enhanced graphical user experience, 3D modelling and a comprehensive event management database. Events and alarms from any integrated security application are presented to the operator clearly, as and when they happen.”
The platform features Migrating 3+ technology, a patented automatic failover technology that adds higher levels of automatic configurable redundancy and power. Control is effectively distributed across multiple workstations.
Len Fevrier at Homes for Haringey said: “We have used the ISM Ultimate door entry products and its Genesys 2 control room software platform extensively in the Borough over many years, and have enjoyed excellent product reliability and technical support.
“The development of the Entrotec integration into the Genesys platform allowed Haringey to combine technology, including CCTV and fire, without going to the expense of unnecessarily replacing door entry equipment. This delivers a much-needed saving during these challenging economic times for local councils, and we plan to roll this system out across the rest of the Broadwater Farm Estate and potentially other sites in the borough.”
The PSIM software operates as a standalone platform over LAN or WAN networks for remote and local sites with workstations that can be transferred to any operating security control room on the network. This offers the end user flexibility when closing down sites or buildings for off-peak or out of normal working hours or in the unlikely event of any system failures.