Cost-effective, scalable security for Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre

Designing and installing future-proof CCTV and access control systems to protect IFSC’s large multi-building site and its many high-profile tenants.

The International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) is a 37.8-hectare area of Dublin’s central business district. The financial services hub is home to more than 400 global financial institutions, which are housed in dozens of buildings.

We won a competitive tender to install a new CCTV system covering the expansive site. IFSC was facing a substantial bill to upgrade its existing system, but we were able to suggest moving to a more cost-effective, scalable and future-proof Avigilon CCTV system, rather than waste money on improving a system that was not right for the job

Minimising security downtime

Having demonstrated our ability to find cost-effective solutions to upgrading large security systems, the project expanded into overhauling IFSC’s access control system.

With an active system already in place — and a large number of high-profile organisations dependent on it for security — we took measures to ensure downtime was kept to an absolute minimum. With built-in redundancy, we were able to ensure there was no disruption to IFSC and its tenants.

Fully-integrated 24-hour control room

We pulled signals from the CCTV, access control, intruder alarm, fire alarm and water leak detection systems into a single platform. IFSC enjoys seamless integration and full-site management of its security systems, which are managed from a 24-hour control room.

By using the array of analytics and intelligence tools within the security systems we selected, we’ve freed up the time of IFSC’s security team, as well as improving response times by providing them with instant, specific information on alerts and alarms across IFSC’s large site.