New Silesian Museum Secured by CEM AC2000
CEM Systems, 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 & Budimex.
The stunning new Silesian Museum houses 109,000 items from different fields of art, as well as archaeological, ethnographic and historical artifacts. The new museum building, opening mid-2015, has all of the museum’s exhibition space buried underground with only glass tower skylight extensions visible above.
“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,” said Philip Verner, EMEA sales director, CEM Systems. “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. 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 provides the Museum with a powerful security management tool and provides a central command and control user interface for the access control, video and intruder systems. AC2000 AED also provides the Silesian Museum with dynamic, real-time information on all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system.
AC2000 comes with a range of comprehensive software applications that can enable the Silesian Museum to enhance business operations. The Museum will utilize 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.
The Silesian Museum has also installed 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.