Integrated security in prestigious area

August 2015 Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, Fire & Safety

Bosch Security Systems was chosen as the supplier of a comprehensive networked security solution for the new building complex, Capital Reforma in Mexico’s capital city. The solution comprises video surveillance systems, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control. The entire solution can be monitored and operated centrally.

Capital Reforma is located in a prestigious neighbourhood with many tourist attractions, luxurious restaurants, office buildings and public art exhibitions. It has also become a traditional place for the Mexicans to celebrate; for example, many parades make their way through this avenue.

Capital Reforma is a multi-purpose building complex with two 108 metre high towers each with 25 floors and 30 000 square meters of office space, 14 000 square metres of luxury condominiums and a parking space of 1760 square metres. In order to provide a secure environment for visitors and anybody working or living in the building complex, a comprehensive security solution fulfilling any requirements of the different areas was needed.

With regard to fire detection, the local Bosch partner Insecom decided on an integrated and highly-scalable solution that is based on the Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series. The selected fire detectors 420 Series guarantee fast and immediate response on the one hand, on the other hand robustness against false alarms and thus provide reliable operation in each of the different areas.

Miguel A. Reyes from Insecom confirms: “Bosch not only offers the flexible and high quality products we are looking for, but also proves to be a great partner to work with. Additionally, the Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series is much easier to install, operate and maintain than the third-party systems we had mostly used in the past.”

An important aspect of the Bosch systems is the backwards compatibility, something Insecom had missed with other suppliers before, where they had been faced with frequent model changes.

The fire detection system is interfaced with the PLENA Voice Alarm system, which allows the operator to distribute targeted evacuation instructions tailored to the different areas and their escape routes. A comprehensive video solution has been realised using the Autodome IP cameras, which meet the requirements of the building’s aesthetic. The cameras provide high quality images, even in low light or high contrast. Access control is based on the Bosch AMC (Access Modular Controller) and efficiently rounds off the security solution. Access, registration and control of visitors and tenants are consequently ensured at any time.

For more information contact Bosch Security Systems - South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa, +27 (0)11 651 9813, charles.coetzee@za.bosch.com, www.boschsecurity.co.za



Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Building a nervous system for smart cities
Issue 1 2020, Pinnacle Instruments SA , Integrated Solutions
Build a central nervous system for smart cities, by employing real-time situation reporting and analysis that unites the powers of cloud computing, AI, IoT and big data.

Read more...
The secret to 5G security? Turn the network into a sensor
Issue 1 2020 , Integrated Solutions
We are about to make the leap from being a civilisation that uses networks to one that runs on them in a fundamental and inextricable way.

Read more...
The move to services and RMR
Issue 1 2020, Merchant West, G4S South Africa, Technews Publishing , Integrated Solutions
Project work used to be the staple diet for system integrators, but that was before the services model changed the way businesses buy and use their security systems.

Read more...
Global security industry adopts servistisation models
Issue 1 2020 , Integrated Solutions
New as-a-service business models are gaining traction because they reduce capital expenditure and cost of ownership, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Read more...
Looking ahead with mobile access technologies
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, Technews Publishing, HID Global, dormakaba South Africa, Salto Systems Africa, Suprema, Gallagher , Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Given the broad use of smartphones around the world and the numerous technologies packed into these devices, it was only a matter of time before the access control industry developed technology that would ...

Read more...
Scalable access solution
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Bosch Building Technologies makes access management simple, scalable and always available with Access Management System 2.0.

Read more...
Visitor management for estates
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, Powell Tronics , Residential Estate (Industry), Access Control & Identity Management
Residential estates and business parks around South Africa have installed access control systems that aim to streamline access for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic.

Read more...
Securing perimeters of secure locations
November 2019, Axis Communications SA, Modular Communications, Hikvision South Africa, Nemtek Electric Fencing Products, Technews Publishing, Stafix , Government and Parastatal (Industry), Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Integrated Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked a number of companies offering perimeter security solutions for their insights into protecting the boundaries of national key points.

Read more...
What are the cybersecurity issues in video surveillance?
November 2019, Axis Communications SA , Editor's Choice, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security
he importance of the data captured by surveillance cameras – and what can be done with it – has led to a new breed of cybercriminals, looking for insights to steal and sell.

Read more...
The safe city and its need for interoperability
November 2019 , Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Interoperability continues to present one of the greatest challenges, particularly with video management systems, video recording devices and cameras.

Read more...