GardaWorld partners with Gallagher

Issue 5 2023 Access Control & Identity Management

Cutting-edge technology was top of mind when GardaWorld — one of the largest privately-owned integrated physical security, cash, and risk management companies in the world — decided to build new headquarters in Montreal.

The GardaWorld headquarters is an example of how Gallagher Security solutions can deliver your security, your way, says Gallagher Security’s Technical Business Development Manager, Nour Muqatash. “GardaWorld has created a high-tech building that showcases innovation, and by working closely together, we’ve been able to provide a seamless security experience, prioritising safety and convenience for their staff and visitors.”

GardaWorld sought a security partner capable of integrating with the leading technologies of the day, and the new ones of tomorrow. "That's when I turned to Gallagher," says Frederic Kustcher, Electronic Security System Administrator and Technician for GardaWorld.

Access control via facial recognition was at the top of the company’s wish list. Gallagher's integration with IDEMIA's VisionPass played a crucial role in enabling this. Kustcher states, "With other solutions, you need separate systems and separate integrations, but because VisionPass is all run within Gallagher’s Command Centre, it's so much easier."

This integration, along with Gallagher's suite of biometric tools, including IDEMIA Morpho Wave, enables GardaWorld's staff to move freely throughout the headquarters using facial recognition and handprint and fingerprint biometric technologies, eliminating the hassle and security risk of lost ID cards.

Additionally, Gallagher's integration with Nedap provided a hassle-free access solution for GardaWorld's underground garage, which features a steep slope that makes traditional card reader access difficult. Gallagher's integration with Nedap enabled GardaWorld to provide access stickers that are attached to vehicles, ensuring smoother and safer access to the garage.

GardaWorld also prioritised enhancing the visitor experience while maintaining tight security control. Using Gallagher’s visitor management tools, it was able to simplify entry for visitors, while ensuring the rest of the building remains safely restricted.

Throughout the construction process, GardaWorld faced global supply chain disruptions. However, Gallagher's ability to manufacture its own product and deliver on time proved critical in meeting security installation timelines.

Now that the Montreal headquarters are complete, GardaWorld aims to replicate the seamless security experience across future expansions. Kustcher explains that part of the reason GardaWorld was interested in Gallagher was so they could do everything under one system when they expand. “When we need perimeter, access control, and flexibility for our sites, it's just easier to do under one big system."

To read the full case study on how Gallagher Security enabled GardaWorld's vision of an innovative and technologically advanced corporate headquarters visit:


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