Bank counters, cash dispensers, data processing centres, cash deposit and money transport in the financial sector require continuous control and protection.
The data processing centres at the heart of all bank transactions are a potential target of material and virtual attacks. Therefore safety and surveillance systems must be reliable and certified in order to protect the data. Bank branches must guarantee customer service. This includes safeguarding clients as well as employees and operations. IT safety must also be guaranteed.
The number of cash dispensers keeps growing all over the world. They do not only dispense cash, but supply an ever increasing number of bank services.
Design, planning, installation, putting into service and maintenance of the anti-intrusion and anti-theft alarm systems in compliance with the relevant CEI 79-3 and CEI EN 50131-1 Standards are necessary to create a safety system.
Before designing a system, possible threats and risks are analyzed. The costs of possible thefts and damage as well as the location of the real estate, the presence of controlling workforces and the history of previous thefts or threats are taken into consideration.
Protection aims at guaranteeing maximum safety in all internal and external areas as well as in the work chain transport areas, such as the following:
Protection is provided not only at access points such as doors and windows, but also on the perimeter walls which are provided with breakthrough detection systems and scanner radars sensors based on the measurement of the flight time in order to protect glass partitions.
For rooms requiring a higher degree of safety, such as DPCs, servers and safes, ad-hoc multi-technology systems with smoke dischargers preventing thieves from completing their theft and from damaging the building are used.
Pursuant to the CEI EN 62676 Standard, before designing an industrial video surveillance system we carry out an analysis of the specific requirements of the site and identify which areas require not only visual monitoring limited to the storage of images, but also active filming and detecting of incidents by means of the following:
Banks and other financial institution generally have a dense network of branches with centralized management. During opening hours it is very important to coordinate customer flow. An intelligent digital system guarantees cost-effectiveness, comfort and safety.
Banks have high safety requirements for closing systems and access control. The actual protection of sensitive customer information is crucial.
This means that solutions must be both effective and flexible in order, for example, to rapidly reflect the changes in function of employees or to quickly withdraw the right of access to employees who have resigned.
Depending on the type of building, booths, automated gates and tripod turnstiles for controlling access with the RFID identification system are provided at main entrances.
An access control system has the following advantages and purposes:
Bank institutions and check-cashing places belong to those places where the risk of intrusion/robbery is higher than the risk of fire. However, the latter shall not be underestimated.
The purposes of the smoke detection system can be summarized as follows:
The design, installation, putting into service, operational control and maintenance of smoke detection systems in the industrial sector take place in compliance with the UNI 9795, UNI EN54 and UNI 11224 Standards.
In this case, general safety measures against fire are implemented: firewalls, fire doors, installation of a suitable number of fire extinguishers, creation of a fire-fighting water system with reels and hoses depending on the risk level. Server rooms containing electronic machines and databanks are also subject to the risk of fire. In this case the solution could be smoke detection through a suction system using LASER technology: smoke particles are detected inside the air taken from the pipelines.
A switching off system with autonomous central units in compliance with the EN 12094-12003 Standard, capable of managing output activation modules and access modules for signaling failures and/or disabling rooms can be used to safeguard the contents of critical areas such as SERVER and EDP rooms.