CEM Systems selected to secure Abu Dhabi Investment Council

AC2000 security management system features high redundancy, custom lift interface and industry leading hardware.

Belfast, 9th January, 2013 --- CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, today announced that AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) security management system has been successfully installed at Abu Dhabi Investment Council headquarters, Al Bahar Towers.  AC2000 SE was selected to secure the premises by CEM Approved Reseller, Tyco Fire & Security UAE LLC, as part of their security solution which comprises of Access Control, CCTV, Intercom, Perimeter and Physical Security.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council is an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi.  “The Council” is responsible for investing part of the government’s surplus financial resources through a globally diversified investment strategy.  Work began in 2009 to construct Al Bahar Towers, the new office for the Council.
“Abu Dhabi Investment Council at Al Bahar Towers represents another prestigious win for CEM in the Middle East” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems.  “CEM AC2000 is being used as the preferred security system for many large scale infrastructure and government projects throughout the Middle East where security is paramount.”

“CEM’s AC2000 proved the best solution for the Council because it is a feature rich system with the flexibility to be tailored and integrated to third party systems to meet the client’s requirements” said Craig Menzies, Tyco Fire & Security UAE LLC.

The AC2000 SE, powerful access control and integrated security management system, secures both of the Al Bahar Towers, as well as the shared parking, ground and mezzanine levels. A custom lift control interface was developed by CEM allowing identification and special access for VIP users requesting lift call. Lift cars are then assigned on a priority basis. 

The system at Al Bahar Towers utilises powerful AC2000 software modules including AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display) which provides a real time graphical representation of events and alarms occurring throughout the system. It also includes AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging & Pass Production System) which allows the Council administrators to produce professional quality permanent and temporary ID passes.

AC2000 Failover has been used at Al Bahar Towers to create a system with a high level of redundancy.  AC2000 Failover provides the ability to create and maintain a copy of the main AC2000 server. In the event that the main server fails, the AC2000 Failover server will immediately take over until such times as the main server is restored.

AC2000 SE is supported at Al Bahar Towers by CEM’s industry leading hardware.  The installation utilises the S610s card reader which offers intelligence at the door with an offline database for card validation even when communication with the host server is temporarily unavailable.

Note to Editors:
CEM Systems are exhibiting at Intersec, Dubai on the Tyco Security Products stand 4-205C, from 15th – 17th January.

To get a demo of emerald or to arrange an interview with Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, please contact Rachel Marley or call +44 (0)28 9045 6767.

About CEM Systems access control technologies

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring, people counting systems and the industry’s most advanced and flexible range of card readers. 

From a small facility to a large multi-site facility the sophisticated AC2000 access control system and advanced CEM products provide a solution to meet even the most complex needs. Each CEM system can be customized to specifically fit the needs of each individual customer, ensuring a powerful, highly tailored level of protection that simply cannot be matched in the industry.

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About Tyco’s Security Products
Tyco’s Security Products business unit is a unified group of the most comprehensive world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions in the security industry. Security Products conducts business in over 176 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,700 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

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Rachel Marley
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