ADT installs CEM’s AC2000 access control at Aycliffe Secure Centre

CEM Systems fingerprint reader
CEM Systems fingerprint reader

CEM Systems fingerprint reader

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, has announced that Aycliffe Secure Centre, provider of comprehensive secure care facilities for young people, has chosen CEM’s AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) Security Management System (SMS) and biometric technologies to help protect and secure its premises. ADT, Europe’s leading supplier of electronic and fire solutions, successfully installed and managed the full end-to-end deployment of the solutions.

The crux of Aycliffe’s business is based on its ability to provide a safe and secure environment for its young residents who are between the ages of 11 and 17. It offers high quality, secure accommodation, as well as education and assessment prior to the reintegration of adolescent individuals back into the community.

ADT worked closely with CEM and Aycliffe to ensure the best solution was installed to match Aycliffe’s specific business requirements. CEM AC2000 SE was chosen because it is a powerful and fully integrated security management system, ideal for securing large facilities such as Aycliffe, offering powerful access control, alarm processing, photo badging and integration to third party systems.

In addition to the core CEM AC2000 SMS, ADT deployed the CEM AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) application to run on the management platform. This provides a graphical and textual representation of the status of all alarms and events across the entire system. AC2000 AED responds to all alarm situations in real time providing a dynamic on-screen interface to external CCTV systems. At Aycliffe, AED is used in conjunction with the CEM AC2000 video interface for Synectics, providing the ability to associate access control alarms with Synectics digital video footage.

Coupled with this overarching CEM software, ADT worked with Aycliffe to heighten authentication at specific points in the facility. Given Aycliffe’s focus on providing the utmost security for its residents, ADT deployed CEM’s S610f biometric fingerprint readers in heavily restricted areas.  The CEM S610f is a fully integrated biometric and access control reader that is used to control access to restricted areas, which is managed and monitored by security staff using the AC2000 SE. This streamlines operations in the event of suspicious activity to mitigate risk to residents.

Aycliffe Building

Aycliffe Building

Other hardware which ADT has deployed and integrated within the central AC2000 SMS is CEM’s DCM (Door Control Modules) to help ensure both the privacy and safety of those in the secure care facility, controlling and allowing for frosted glass to become clear once authorised personnel enter certain areas.  This gives young people privacy when in their rooms, but also provides the necessary visibility to staff at the swipe of a card ensuring security is a priority at all times.

“Utilising a sophisticated multi door interlocking system created by CEM, Aycliffe has increased security by pre-programming, managing and authenticating access to specific areas, ensuring certain doors are locked before others can be opened,” said Philip Verner, Regional Director of Sales, CEM Systems. He continued “this ensures only those with the specific card privileges can move throughout the building at ease, ensuring all infringements are flagged to the operations team and any issues are handled effectively.”

“ADT fully managed the end-to-end installation of this project, and we rolled out the CEM AC2000 SE to reduce costs, as well as deliver on the demanding needs of the facility,” said Tracy Burtwell , National Accounts Director, ADT.  “By working with the customer closely and installing a reliable solution, the facility can look after individuals in a secure environment to help protect their welfare and avoid potentially volatile situations.”


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