Gloucestershire, UK (19th November, 2012) – G4S Technology, a leading provider of building security systems to public and private sector organisations, has been awarded a contract to provide a new smartcard system for thousands of students and staff at Newcastle University.
Currently there are approximately 37,000 access control smartcards being used every day by Newcastle’s staff and students, for everything from access to buildings, car parks, bedrooms and lifts, to personal identification, borrowing library books, photocopying and use of the sports centre.
The new system is to be designed, installed and maintained by G4S and will be in operation from December 2012.
Stewart Angell, UK Managing Director at G4S Technology, said: “We have enjoyed a long relationship with Newcastle University for a number of years, which has given us excellent knowledge of their systems, along with the technical ability to upgrade their existing software with the latest physical access control technology.
“We are delighted to be working with Newcastle University on delivering this work and look forward to providing them with the latest smartcard production system to meet their needs for years to come.”
For more information on G4S Technology, their smartcard systems and other symmetry access control software, please visit www.g4stechnology.co.uk.
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About G4S Technology:
G4S Technology is part of G4S plc., the leading international secure outsourcing group.
G4S Technology designs, manufactures, installs and maintains fully integrated building security systems, protecting everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security Government facilities. G4S Technology has been providing unified security solutions for over 30 years, delivering 30,000 systems across 80 countries, to mitigate risk and protect staff, premises and assets. For more information visit: www.g4stechnology.co.uk
G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com/uk