The 4.5million Allam Marine offices building within East Yorkshire has chosen biometric fingerprint readers to control the buildings access. This high profile installation has come as great news to ievo, the biometric manufacture, as it reflects their high quality and high reliability products, perfect for within offices.
With superior quality as a standard pre-requisite, Allam Marine needed a particular finish for the door access system together with a specific set of access requirements. As the leading UK biometric manufacturers, ievo was able to meet these requirements with their products renowned for reliability with a high finished image. The easily configurable feature further made it the overriding choice.
The install involved a boon edam circlelock entrance.This allowed for standard access along with secondary opening actions from dedicated readers elsewhere in the building. One of the main benefits of the system is the ability to “latch” open the circle lock in the event of corporate open days, together with full biometric accountability.
“The bespoke circle lock access system at our Melton site was unique in that it was the first one of its kind in the UK using ievo biometric access solutions. Our requirements were complex and we found a highly suitable solution from ievo which answered all of our specific requirements. Since the installation with Cobus we have been extremely satisfied with the installation which has met our demands and it is outperforming all of our initial expectations.“
Martin Conley, IT Manager Allam Marine
How the Circle Lock Access Control Works
After registering, when the member arrives at the offices they simply press their finger onto the reader and this opens the first door of the Circlelock. The Circlelock consists of two sliding doors, which will open one after the other, creating an interlocking security booth. The access-control system is a bi-directional security door allowing entry and exit in turn. The internal custom designed lift creates a further level of security
Choosing fingerprint readers over card access control
Allam Marine is just one of many high profile office buildings that have turned to biometrics for access control in the recent months. The difficultly of tracking cards due to staff losing or swapping cards, alongside their brittle nature were two of the main reasons as to why the office site wanted to veer away from standard card access control. Allam Marine wanted a robust reader that would solve time and attendance issues whilst still provide top level security.
Other installs by ievo include two premiership football grounds and buildings within the Canary Warf area in London.
We are very pleased to announce that the ievo Ultimate fingerprint reader will be showcased at this year’s New Security International Trade Show in Belgium, from 23-25th January on behalf of Smartwares Security. ievo are extremely please to have their Biometric Fingerprint Access Control system choosen as one of the main products. The prestigious trade event is in its second year after the huge success of 2012. The security event targets professionals within the security sector around Europe. Ievo has been chosen for the second year running by Smartwares to be represented at the security event, in conjunction with Paxton’s Net2 access control software. The fingerprint reader has recently been involved in installs such as the redevelopment of the London Bridge Station and the 2012 Olympics Security. We wish those demonstrating at the Smartwares stand all the best of luck and urge those attending to visit the stand, to see the unrivalled capabilities of the Ultimate biometric reader; you don’t want to miss it!
The BETT event provides solutions by enabling educators to touch and test resources and debate ideas with biometric fingerprint readers looking set to take the centre stage this year. The ievo Ltd readers will be on display in full working set up in order for educators to see the true value of the product.
There have been many myths about biometric readers in the media that the ievo reader aims to set straight.
Ievo Ltd have stated that the most frequent worry they hear regarding security is over privacy protection. “Does the reader hold all members fingerprints and store these within the device.” Ievo can confirm that this is not true when concerning their reader. “This reader functions by using the fingerprint to generate a unique code to identify the individual. This code is also help within a separate board located within the building.”
Biostore Ltd who will be showcasing the fingerprint readers have already had extremely successful installs including Westgate Hill Primary School and Southfields Community College.
Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo commented “We are delighted that our products will be showcased at this event. We have seen an increase in demand for our readers within the educational sector and we look forward to the new projects this event will present.”
The BETT event will run from the 30th January until the 2nd February. Biostore are looking forward to the event and will be located at stand B147 welcoming all visitors and questions
ievo fingerprint access-control pods across the UK to improve the efficiency within their gyms. The highly successful fitness chain has 5 sites within the UK with the new access control system already installed, with 3 more scheduled in the near future.
Lifestyle Fitness required a new system that was not only easy to use and highly reliable but one that was more secure than PIN or tokens. They were therefore introduced to ievo by a recommendation from Vistec Systems.
“The first site for this venture was commissioned in December 2011 and to date the system has worked perfectly.” Dean Hawkins, Vistec
The Ievo readers were installed in order to improve access control in terms of ease of use and quickness for member’s .The previous system required members to wait until a member of staff was available to register them. The gym also had problems of members losing their membership cards which again cost LifeStyle Fitness both time and money producing new cards. The new system has eliminated any need for cards at all. Lifestyle Fitness currently has the ievo system installed within Stoke, Barnsley, Darlington and Chesterfield with planned installations for sites Carlisle and Wembley also.
How the system works
The member registers their print upon signing up with Lifestyle Fitness. This print now acts as the identification method, replacing the traditional membership card. When the member attends the gym they simply press their finger onto the reader and this opens the first door of the pod. The member then moves into the pod where the door then closes. The second door then opens providing the member with access to the gym.
“The new system is great; we are thrilled with the results. The system looks fantastic and our members have all expressed their positive feelings towards it. From my view the new system also eliminates non member’s accessing our facilities through the passing about of gym cards from members to non members. It is a much fairer system as it means everyone there has paid. We are looking to implement this system within more of our gyms in the near future!” Gordon Hall, Managing Director of Competition Line
ievo is at the core of the 400 million pound contract to redevelop London Bridge Station as part of the wider Thameslink programme within the capital. ievo was specified by Costain for the job following an incomparable product demo. This left ievos elite list of installers eager for more information on the venture. Costain’s decision to choose ievo products was due to the high reliability and robustness of the readers, making ievo the ultimate choice for the project. Managing Director of ievo Shaun Oakes expressed his pleasure by stating “the success of securing this project proves that ievo are top of the biometrics industry. We worked relentlessly to develop a product that would surpass all others on reliability and robustness so it is rewarding to see that others are also now recognising this.”
The ievo readers are being used to centrally manage worker access to the tunnel shafts on Costain and Skanska’s £200m London Power Tunnel contract for National Grid. The project is an extremely large scale one with ievo currently supplying over 20 readers to be implemented within the site to provide maximum access control security.
The London Bridge Station is scheduled for completion in 2018. The project will see through-station passenger capacity rise to 90 million people a year from 55 million currently. The project is set to get underway in 2013 lasting 5 years. The station is the fourth busiest station in the country. Network rail has quoted “the changes we are making will allow us to introduce hundreds of Thameslink trains every day – one every three minutes – offering better connections than ever before.”
In September, 2012 ievo announced the relocation of our corporate headquarters to the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate. The new premises will accommodate our recent year’s growth of the business, including the growth in numbers of staff.
“As our products continue to be adopted into new markets and our company continues to grow, we needed to find a larger facility in the right location for our evolving business. It made great sense for our company to select the Tyne Tunnel Trading Est. for the location of our new office, keeping to our North East roots,” said Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo Ltd. “We considered many locations for our new offices however we feel it is important for us to support our local economy. We have always had a strong focus on supporting local businesses, employment and regional growth.”
The continual growth of the company has also led to an increase in staff within ievo’s expansion to now include a marketing department. Within this department ievo have also chosen to go into partnership with the local Universities to develop an apprenticeship scheme for graduates to gain experience and employment. The scheme has proved highly successful now moving into its second year. Managing Director Shaun understands the struggle for young graduates to gain employment and the importance of supporting the local Universities in this difficult economic time. “At ievo we have an exceptionally talented team consisting of many young members. We are passionate about encouraging young talent within the local economy. One of our recent apprentices was the key driver behind our Platinum Pack (a marketing support pack for installers consisting of 10 industry specific brochures), which has become one of the key services we offer that sets us apart from our competitors. ”
ievo’s expansion as a result of their rapid growth is due to the widespread increased awareness of their hugely successful products. The company’s products have gained great press including a recommendation by Benchmark Magazine. ievo currently manufacture two fingerprint readers, one internal and one external. The success of the readers is largely due to the high performance of the product following its development. Having experienced first-hand the short falls of existing biometric technologies, collectively the team decided to produce their own biometric fingerprint reader that would surpass competitors trading on the market. The company quizzed the likes of architects, facility managers, contractors, security installers and end users within the development process, with the feedback enabling the team to create the ultimate biometric readers. The readers have now been integrated into offices, schools and nurseries. The future is looking very bright for ievo.
ievo have yet again re-established their brand mantra of providing continued and unrivalled support to their customers, by launching a new marketing support feature, the ‘Platinum Pack’. Ten industry related brochures that security installers can target their customers with including; construction, health care, high security premises and retail are just some of the options ievo® installers can choose from.
ievo® have always strived to maintain industry leading support to their installers and this includes marketing assistance. Branding tailored technical datasheets, end user flyers and website advice, security installers can actively seek new business and inform existing customers of the ievo® biometric products.
After speaking to customers firsthand about the marketing support they had already received at IFSEC 2012, ievo® decided to enhance their options by introducing industry specific brochures. Written as though the information is coming from the installer themselves, including real life examples of where the ievo® fingerprint readers have already been installed in, ievo® ‘brand’ the brochures with the security company’s business logo and contact details. Electronic and print ready copies are available to the ievo® installers free of charge or ievo® can provide a professional printing service for a small fee.
Speaking about the development of the platinum pack, ievo® marketing manager Karen Mc Mahon said, “We have always provided our installers with some form of support, even if they haven’t purchased any of our fingerprint readers before. Although technical datasheets and end user flyers directly market to installers’ existing clientele, we wanted to provide them with something to initiate business with, and what better way to do that than through simplistic, descriptive brochures, so that new users can get a feel for our fingerprint scanners and how they will fit into their surroundings.”
Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo® commented on the importance of customer support from a biometric manufacturer, “We pride ourselves in offering ievo® installers with unparalleled support, from technical right through to customer and marketing care. It is what sets us aside from many of our competitors and we continue to do this because so many security providers around the UK are too busy maintaining other areas in their businesses to focus on marketing. We have the resources to give them a helping hand and in turn helping UK businesses grow and create revenue.”
The ievo® Platinum Pack is available to any security provider wishing to actively promote the ievo® product range. If you are interested or would like some more information on the service, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the ievo® head office on 0845 643 6632. Alternatively, if you wish to view the Platinum Pack, click here
We are proud to announce that ievo is officially a registered Trademark! After a long wait, confirmation has come through from the Intellectual Property Office that we can start using the Registered symbol alongside the ievo logo and within company documents.
If you wish to have a look at our official certificate from Intellectual Property, you can view it by clicking on the hyperlink. We are currently in the process of changing our website so that the registered trademark symbol is present, but we thought we would share the news with you first.
the ievo logo..before and after
Last week the very first Security Expo commenced in Tunisia from Wednesday 13th until Saturday 16th June. ievo managing director Shaun Oakes and director Stuart Ging both attended the show at the ByPass and Xport Sales stand and showcased both Ultimate and Micro fingerprint readers alongside the integration option with ACT Pro.
The show turned out to be a huge success, with a variety of interested parties attending the stand from installers to integrators and end users. Having been the first time visiting North African clientèle, Shaun Oakes was interested to see how new customers would respond to the innovative products.
“IFSEC was only last month, and with interest growing globally for ievo, we decided to visit the Security Expo in Tunisia to introduce ourselves to potential customers as well as re-establish some relationships we created at IFSEC this year. We were very pleased with how well people reacted to our products; the Ultimate and Micro biometric devices.”
“Showcasing our products capabilities to the visitors at the show was incredibly successful. They were intrigued by how well Ultimate and Micro functioned with certain substances present on the skin through the use of the multispectral imaging sensor. We had our video on display as well as the ievo demo kit to show people our biometric products first hand.”
If you are interested in either Ultimate or Micro fingerprint scanners, you can view the biometric range on our product page or email your questions to email@example.com. If you fancy talking to one of our sales representatives, call 0845 643 6632
Shaun Oakes and Stuart Ging at the Security Expo 2012
After a successful IFSEC International just a couple of weeks ago, ievo will be represented at the very first Security Expo 2012 at the Kram Tunis Expo Centre in Tunisia. Both access control systems; Ultimate and Micro will be showcased at the exhibition alongside seamless integration option ACT Pro.
Being the first major international security event to reside in Tunisia and North Africa, organisers are aiming to bring together security operators from all sectors and potentially open new market for some exhibitors.
The show will represent security and health & safety simultaneously, further enhancing the options available for visitors also.
ievo will be demonstrating the Ultimate and Micro fingerprint biometrics in Hall 3 Stand J. For updates and pictures of the ievo fingerprint locks at the security show, follow our Twitter account and read news updates here.
ievo will be showcasing Ultimate and Micro biometric readers in Hall3 Stand J