Leading global security manufacturer, Gallagher, is the proud recipient of two Gold American Security Today 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.
Gallagher Command Centre Mobile was awarded in the Best Access Control and Authentication System category, and their Monitored Pulse Fence System in the Best Perimeter Protection System category.
Combining Gallagher’s Command Centre site management platform with the flexibility of mobile technology, the Command Centre Mobile solution provides customers using government-issued credentials, such as military bases, with the ability to monitor and manage their security from any location for greater control and productivity.
Gallagher’s Command Centre Mobile solution extends security across your site and beyond the security control room. From its seamless integration between building management systems to simplifying site traffic flow and mustering, the market is eagerly embracing Command Centre Mobile and the value it brings to their site’s operations.
Developed with agility in mind, the Command Centre Mobile app allows security operators to manage day-to-day security issues from anywhere on-site, whether on guard or on patrol, the app allows them to spend more time away from their desk, while still maintaining complete awareness of what’s happening on-site.
(See how the added convenience, simplicity, and operational efficiency of Gallagher’s transformational Command Centre Mobile app is making the technology a first choice for organizations looking for a future-forward solution in access control. Courtesy of Gallagher Security and YouTube.)
High throughput areas, such as military bases, require secure and streamlined access control to manage traffic flow and safety.
Through using the mobile mustering and mobile reader capabilities of Gallagher’s Command Centre Mobile, the daily management of traffic flow between the hundreds of people entering military gates for work or post, can be efficiently managed to reduce traffic outside of the base and tailing into outer roads.
This not only protects the safety of staff, visitors, and contractors arriving on the base, but also allows for quicker cardholder check-in and reduces the need for unnecessary physical contact.
Customized actions can also be triggered when a cardholder badges at a mobile reader, such as opening boom gates, or unlocking turn-styles – further streamlining cardholder access.
In an emergency, Command Centre Mobile can assist with the mustering of cardholders anywhere on site and can manage evacuation reporting through Command Centre.
The Mobile Evacuation feature enables users to move cardholders into access zones from a mobile device and examine cardholder counts in monitored areas.
For added security onsite, the Spot Check feature within Command Centre Mobile enables users to challenge cardholders at a location and quickly determine if they are authorized.
In the event of an unauthorized cardholder attempting access, Command Centre Mobile records the reason for the failure, along with the location details, and disables the card to prevent further use.
“We are thrilled to receive this award for our Command Centre Mobile solution,” says Ashley Meston, Director of Federal Programs for Gallagher.
“Federal Government agencies are increasingly focused on protecting their sites in a secure and innovative way, and they are turning to technology like our Command Centre Mobile solution to help them accomplish this.”
Gallagher’s Monitored Pulse Fence System, which won Gold in the Best Perimeter Protection System category, stream-lines all aspects of security through integrating perimeter, access control, intruder alarms, and video management systems via one intelligent platform, Gallagher Command Centre.
Configured and controlled using Command Centre, their effective and reliable solutions can be managed and monitored across multiple sites from one central location.
The Monitored Pulse Fence System consists of an array of energized, high tensile wires that can be constructed inside a new or existing perimeter fence, and the monitored wires detect unauthorized entry or exit into defined areas and trigger instant alerts in Command Centre.
Attempts to breach the perimeter are deterred by an energized pulse sent around the perimeter fence line which meet stringent safety criteria, while delivering a short but safe shock, making it almost impossible to climb the fence.
(Gallagher perimeter detection solutions offer quick and reliable detection of unauthorized entry to your site. As part of a responsive security approach, the company’s sensors can trigger alarms without the intruder being aware, prompting video verification of the intrusion, or triggering an escalated security response. Courtesy of Gallagher Security and YouTube.)
Command Centre allows for voltage levels to be adjusted to meet varying needs: high for maximum deterrent and low for periods or locations of lesser risk.
The Monitored Pulse Fence System can be segmented into independently monitored detection zones or areas, easily visualized on a Command Centre site plan for awareness of where an alarm occurs, thereby maximizing the coordination of an appropriate response.
Furthermore, the system intelligently differentiates between serious breaches and environmental changes and as a result, false alarms are prevented, and intruders are unable to use the cover of adverse weather to breach the fence undetected.
When a fence sensor is triggered, an alarm will activate for that zone, allowing guards to immediately focus their attention where it is most needed.
“The Monitored Pulse Fence System truly reflects our dedication to creating innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by our customers,” said Dave Solly, Product Manager for Perimeter at Gallagher.
“To help sites operating in harsh environments, we introduced the Adaptive Thresholds feature which allows the Monitored Pulse Fence System to adapt dynamically to environmental changes, which cause fluctuations in voltage on the fence line.”
“For the customer, this eliminates false alarms and reduces the costs associated with unnecessary callouts, or worse yet, alarms being ignored due to false alarm fatigue.”
From Access Control to Perimeter Security to Intruder Detection – it’s what they do. Gallagher is trusted to protect what matters most, by more than 12,000 customers in more than 135 countries.
To learn more about how Gallagher’s integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter security solutions can offer you real operational benefits please visit security.gallagher.com.
Gallagher Takes Double Gold in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Sixth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Gallagher (First of Two)
Best Access Control & Authentication Solution
The Command Centre Mobile App allows you to extend your security and access control directly to where you need it, on or off-site.
Whether your security staff are on guard or on patrol, Command Centre Mobile allows them to spend more time away from their desk, while still maintaining complete awareness of what’s happening on-site and allowing them to manage everyday security issues from wherever they are.
Downloadable from the Apple App and Google Play stores, this software provides you with the ability to manage your security securely from anywhere, on or off the corporate network.
The app interfaces directly with Gallagher Command Centre, providing a secure link to the site management capabilities that already bring security and business efficiency to your site.
(The Command Centre Mobile App from Gallagher allows you to extend your security and access control directly to where you need it. Whether your security staff are on guard or on patrol, Command Centre Mobile allows them to spend more time away from their desk, while still maintaining complete awareness of what’s happening on-site and allowing them to manage everyday security issues from wherever they are. Courtesy of Gallagher and YouTube.)
Gallagher (Second of Two)
Best Perimeter Protection Solution – Physical
Gallagher offers a range of advanced perimeter security solutions founded on two core principles: deterrence and detection.
Configured and controlled using Gallagher Command Centre, our effective and reliable solutions can be managed and monitored across multiple sites from one central location.
Our cost-effective monitored pulse fence system consists of a grid of energized, high tensile wires that can be constructed inside a new or existing perimeter fence.
The monitored wires detect unauthorized entry or exit into defined areas and trigger instant alerts.
(Gallagher Security’s perimeter detection solutions offer quick and reliable detection of unauthorized entry to your site. As part of a responsive security approach, our sensors can trigger alarms without the intruder being aware, prompting video verification of the intrusion, or triggering an escalated security response. Courtesy of Gallagher and YouTube.)
*Gallagher was also recognized in the 2020, and 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
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