Smart building solutions

August 2002 Access Control & Identity Management

In evolving to meet the changing needs of building owners and occupants, TAC has expanded beyond control devices and software by focusing on communications, information collection, alarm sharing and open database capabilities.

Open building control systems - such as TAC Vista - are interoperable and flexible, yielding security and savings by incorporating high-speed fibre-optic networks, Internet access and energy monitoring.

About TAC

Since 1925, TAC has provided comfort through technology in buildings around the world. Known for many years as Tour and Andersson, TAC merged with CSI in 2000 to create a company focused solely on providing products and services that make buildings secure and comfortable for their owners and occupants.

By merging communications, information collection, alarm sharing and open database capabilities, TAC creates building control solutions for properties of all sizes.

One such solution is I/NET Seven. I/NET Seven is a brand new architecture for a system that many customers have been using for over 20 years and is the security solution of choice for many prestigious sites around the world, including:

* Hong Kong Mass Transit System.

* Northeast Utilities, US.

* Cedars-Sinai Hospital, US.

* British Airways, London.

* Citibank.

* The Kremlin.

* The Pavilion, Durban.

* The International Conference Centre, Durban.

I/NET Seven provides seamless integration through an open architecture platform for network solutions. One can link access control, CCTV and intrusion detection with fire, life and safety functionality, lighting control, elevator control, HVAC, and more, for complete facility control over a single network.

TAC Africa was established in January 2002 to provide support to an existing and new client base locally.

For more information: Dennis Esmonde-White, TAC, 031 767 0201,

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