Lancaster Parking Authority Gears Up for Opening of New Multi-Faceted Parking Garage Project as Part of Ewell Plaza and New Public Library

January 18, 2022

 

 

Lancaster Parking Authority Gears Up for Opening of New Multi-Faceted Parking Garage Project as Part of Ewell Plaza and New Public Library

 

 

 

LANCASTER, PA — The construction of the Christian Street Parking Garage, future home of the Lancaster Public Library, new event space with green roof atop, 4,500 square feet of new retail space, and a direct pedestrian passageway from Queen Street to Christian Street is nearing completion.

As well, in Fall 2022, the statue honoring Barney Ewell, the Ewell Plaza landscape, and the installation of a colorful public art façade on the front of the garage and above the Lancaster Public Library will be complete.

The nine story, 325-space parking garage, located at 151 North Queen Street, will continue to fill a need in the downtown core. Even during Covid-19, demand for parking is strong, with wait lists at four of the seven LPA garages. The new garage will also serve direct access to tenants of the 101 NQ building, current home of LNP Media and Cargas.

When the garage was first proposed five years ago in 2017, the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster Parking Authority (LPA) recognized an opportunity to incorporate public art into the architectural façade of the new parking garage and asked that LPA utilize part of the project budget to design, fabricate, and install a creative backdrop to the emerging plaza. LPA agreed to redirect funds, the largest funds to public art in the history of the city, that would have otherwise been used to build a standard exterior.

The installation of the public art concludes a multi-year process that started with the formation of a selection committee to evaluate façade design proposals, including representatives from the Parking Authority, Public Library, Public Art Advisory Board, and the building’s architect and construction firms. Criteria for artist selection included a proven track record delivering similar projects safely, on time and on budget, including the ability to integrate public art into architectural façades.

Ultimately R&R Studios out of Miami, Florida, was selected and a design and engagement process was completed in 2021. Following the engagement process, LPA elected to proceed with the artistic concept that received the most community votes, entitled the New Lancaster Rainbow. The refined version of that concept will be presented to the LPA Board on January 27 at 8am so the façade project can move into the next phase of engineering.

The anticipated opening of the $34 million Christian Street Garage portion of the project will be March 1, 2022, with the remaining elements throughout 2022.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Larry J. Cohen, Executive Director lcohen@lancasterparkingauthority.com or 717-299-0907.

Business Growth Prompts BD Loops Relocation 

January 18, 2022

 

 

 

Business Growth Prompts BD Loops Relocation

 

 

 

BD Loops is pleased to announce they have acquired a larger facility in order to accommodate the needs of their growing business. BD Loops has relocated from their 4,000 sq ft building in Stanton, CA.  to a new larger 12,000 sq ft building located at 1907 Nancita Circle in Placentia, CA.

 

 

“We were busting out at the seams of our old building.” said Brian Dickson, President of BD Loops, “We’ve grown so much in the past 5 years that we needed a larger facility to better accommodate our increased sales volume and work force. Looking forward this move will assist in facilitating our future growth and enable us to approach and expand into new markets.”

 

 

BD Loops recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary. The company was founded in 2001 by father and son Ted and Brian Dickson.

BD Loops is a manufacturer of preformed inductance loops and loop installation tools. BD Loops products are used in the gate, door, traffic, car wash, drive thru, and security industries.

 

 

BD Loops can be contacted at:

BD Loops, Inc.
1907 Nancita Circle
Placentia, CA 92870

P: 714-723-0946
Fax: 714-890-1603
Email: team@bdloops.com

Blink Charging to Supply Electric Vehicle Chargers to GM Car Dealerships Across North America

January 18, 2022

 

 

Blink Charging to Supply Electric Vehicle Chargers to GM Car Dealerships Across North America

 

Deployment of Blink’s EV chargers across GM’s dealerships will help support accelerated adoption of EVs

Miami Beach, FL, Jan. 18, 2022  — Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) (“Blink” or the “Company”), a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (“EV”) charging equipment and services, announced today it is deploying EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, Blink is supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to participating GM dealerships across North America.

“We are proud to bring Blink’s EV charging stations to GM dealerships, providing the vital infrastructure needed to charge GM’s growing lineup of EV models,” said Michael D. Farkas, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging. “As transportation continues to shift towards becoming more electric, Blink’s technologically advanced EV charging infrastructure will be a critical component of an automaker’s ecosystem and will play a significant role in accelerating EV mass adoption.”

Working with ABM, which delivers turnkey EV charging installations, Blink has already shipped chargers to selected GM dealerships in all 50 states across the U.S. and currently has orders on hand to supply GM dealers in the U.S. and Canada with additional charging stations over the next several months.

The Blink IQ 200 chargers are the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, producing 80 Amps of output, delivering 19.2kW to EVs, and reducing charge times for new EVs that are coming to market. The IQ 200 also enables maximum flexibility and customer control through multiple deployment configurations, including wall mount, pole mount, and pedestal mount options. In addition, the IQ 200 features local load management allowing 2 to 20 chargers to be deployed on a single shared circuit.

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ABOUT BLINK CHARGING

Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK, BLNKW) is a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and has deployed over 30,000 charging ports in 13 countries, many of which are networked EV charging stations, enabling EV drivers to easily charge at any of the Company’s charging locations worldwide. Blink Charging’s principal line of products and services includes its Blink EV charging network (“Blink Network”), EV charging equipment, and EV charging services. The Blink Network uses proprietary, cloud-based software that operates, maintains, and tracks the EV charging stations connected to the network and the associated charging data. With global EV purchases forecasted to rise to 10 million vehicles by 2025 from approximately 2 million in 2019, the Company has established key strategic partnerships for rolling out adoption across numerous location types, including parking facilities, multifamily residences and condos, workplace locations, health care/medical facilities, schools and universities, airports, auto dealers, hotels, mixed-use municipal locations, parks and recreation areas, religious institutions, restaurants, retailers, stadiums, supermarkets, and transportation hubs. For more information, please visit https://www.blinkcharging.com/.

ABOUT GENERAL MOTORS

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

ABOUT ABM
ABM (NYSE: ABM) is one of the world’s largest providers of integrated facility services. A driving force for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable world, ABM provides essential services that improve the spaces and places that matter most. From curbside to rooftop, ABM offers a comprehensive array of facility services that includes janitorial, engineering, parking, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, and mission critical solutions. ABM delivers these custom facility solutions to properties across a wide range of industries – from commercial office buildings to schools, airports, hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, entertainment venues and more. Founded in 1909, ABM is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue exceeding $6 billion and more than 100,000 team members in 350+ offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other international locations. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

Blink Media Contact
PR@BlinkCharging.com

Blink Investor Relations Contact
IR@BlinkCharging.com
855-313-8187

 

Former Uber Exec Joins Fast-Growing Logistics Startup Nuvocargo As Head of People

January 18, 2022

Former Uber Exec Joins Fast-Growing Logistics Startup Nuvocargo As Head of People

Lauren Burdick joins executive team as Nuvocargo continues ramping up new hires to support rapid growth

 

 

 

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2022  — Nuvocargo, the only all-in-one digital platform for US/Mexico trade, announced today that Lauren Burdick has joined the company as Head of People.

In this new role at Nuvocargo, Burdick will leverage her 10+ years experience leading operational teams and projects in the US and in Mexico to manage the company’s employee experience and ensure that it is closely aligned with its vision, mission and values. She will define and execute the strategy behind Nuvocargo’s employee value proposition and compensation philosophy and ensure process excellence in talent acquisition, people operations, and learning and development.

Burdick joins Nuvocargo from the $8.7B LatAm startup Kavak, where she led the Central Mexico region as General Manager and later the company’s Latin America customer service teams. Prior to that, Burdick was with Uber, where she helped scale the Uber Mexico customer service team to 500 and also served as Chief of Staff and Head of Corporate Strategy for Uber Eats LatAm. Burdick was a US-Mexico Fulbright binational business scholar and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Race Studies from the University of Chicago.

“Lauren is a fantastic addition to our executive team – her unique background and extensive operational and logistical experience will be crucial as we scale the company rapidly in 2022 and beyond,” said Deepak Chhugani, Co-founder and CEO of Nuvocargo. “Her experience with world-class startups such as Uber and Kavak will be invaluable as we grow our team from 80 to 250+ people in the coming 12-18 months.”

“I joined Nuvocargo because of the co-founders’ strong vision to create a high performing binational team at a very exciting time in the logistics industry,” said Burdick. “In order to be successful, we need to foster a unique culture that brings in talent from logistics alongside tech and others from Mexico and across the US. These two markets are near and dear to my heart as my homeland by birth and my new home by choice. Bringing the vision requires world-class technology and world-class people. I look forward to being one of the architects making Nuvocargo’s vision a reality.”
Nuvocargo recently raised $20.5M, led by Tiger Global Management, at a $180M valuation – nearly tripling the valuation from its most recent fundraise in April 2021. This additional funding brings Nuvocargo’s total raised to date to $37.8M since its launch in late 2019. Nuvocargo will use the funds to continue accelerating growth, expanding its product solutions in the industry, and strengthening its existing carrier and shipper network on both sides of the border. It is also developing new revenue streams, starting with add-on financial products for shippers and carriers, targeting the $125B+ market for supply chain finance between the US and Mexico.

About Nuvocargo
Nuvocargo is the only all-in-one digital platform for cross-border trade offering freight forwarding, customs brokerage, cargo insurance and supply chain financing. It combines powerful technology with an exceptional team of experts to seamlessly integrate end-to-end movement of cargo in a single platform. Nuvocargo is modernizing a $2T market that has yet to experience real digitalization, empowering shippers with unparalleled visibility, efficiency and support. Run by a fully bi-lingual team, Nuvocargo’s unique position at the intersection of technology, logistics, the US and Latin America, contributes to growing revenues 30 percent month over month since beginning operations in late 2019. Nuvocargo is backed by Tiger Global, QED Investors, David Velez, NFX and the world-renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator, among others. Learn more about the Nuvo way athttps://www.nuvocargo.com/en or follow @nuvocargo.

NMI Acquires IRIS CRM, Expanding Deeper in the Commerce Value-Chain

January 18, 2022

NMI Acquires IRIS CRM, Expanding Deeper in the Commerce Value-Chain

To meet increased demand for full commerce enablement solutions, NMI and IRIS CRM’s joint offerings better enable ISO, ISV, bank and fintech partners

SCHAUMBURG, IL – JANUARY 18, 2022 – NMI, a leading full commerce enablement technology company, today announced it has acquired IRIS CRM, a premier merchant services CRM and comprehensive merchant management platform servicing clients in the payments industry. Together, the duo will provide added value for partners by bringing together easy sign-up and onboarding for merchants with the ability to quickly monetize payments.

With the addition of IRIS CRM’s payments-centric customer relationship management system (CRM), NMI is uniquely positioned to create an even stronger commerce enablement strategy for its channel partners and merchants. Their joint offerings and capabilities will drive additional value by expanding NMI’s solution outside of gateway services and adding another layer to their full commerce offering through the addition of merchant prospecting and management and effortless onboarding capabilities.

“NMI believes in creating solutions that enable our partners far beyond the boundaries of traditional payments and focuses on the full commerce experience that they provide,” said Vijay Sondhi, CEO of NMI. “We define full commerce as providing a seamless solution from sign up to payout. By bringing these two companies together, it accelerates the former part of that vision by delivering a more seamless, swift onboarding experience and additional touchpoints through all stages of the commerce lifecycle through a merchant-centric CRM built specifically for the payments industry.”

Through this acquisition, IRIS CRM will expand NMI’s capabilities through sophisticated lead management, electronic signature capabilities, TurboApp direct-to-processor onboarding, integrated portfolio reporting across a growing list of acquirers and residuals income calculations – all of which are not possible with other CRMs. Dimitri Akhrin, president of IRIS CRM, will continue on in his role in the combined organization and remain a key stakeholder.

“We are excited to join forces with NMI and enter this next chapter by combining our expertise and teams to provide mutual clients with greater value amid the evolving payment processing technology landscape,” said Dimitri Akhrin, president of IRIS CRM. “We worked hard to build a payments-centric CRM, and that expertise, combined with NMI’s depth and breadth of partners and solutions, will be incredibly powerful for our clients and their direct-merchant customers to scale.”

IRIS CRM is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. NMI will retain the Brooklyn office and welcome the IRIS CRM employees into the NMI family. Wellesley Hills Financial acted as the financial advisor and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP acted as legal advisor to IRIS CRM. Terms of the acquisition are undisclosed. For more information about NMI’s expanded offerings, please visit www.nmi.com.

About NMI

NMI is a leading global payment enablement platform, processing more than $165 billion in payments annually. We enable payments for over 3,000 partners and over 255,000 merchants around the world and across the entire commerce ecosystem: online, in-app, mobile, in-store, unattended and whatever’s next. We’re constantly innovating in order to power the next era of payments, building in the latest technology so ISVs, ISOs, banks and fintech innovators can focus on what they do best. NMI has offices in the US and UK and serves global customers.

About IRIS CRM

IRIS CRM is a leading merchant services CRM designed specifically for the unique needs and challenges of independent sales organizations (ISOs), payment facilitators, and their merchants. IRIS CRM provides reporting on more than 355,000 active merchants each month and offers payment processing organizations the ability to handle all of their merchant acquisition, onboarding, support, and residual income calculations through a single platform. By automating and streamlining the most repetitive and time-consuming tasks performed by payment processing organizations, IRIS CRM enables agents, support staff, and management to spend less time on manual processes and more time on generating new revenue.

Medical University of South Carolina Transitions to AIMS Parking System

January 18, 2022

 

 

 

 

Medical University of South Carolina Transitions to AIMS Parking System

 

 

The Medical University of South Carolina transitioned to AIMS in late August of 2021 after using a university developed system for 25 years.  The transition to AIMS has provided them with a software package that manages permitting, ticketing and financial reporting in one system.

MUSC implemented the AIMS Mobile Enforcement App for real-time citation issuance with built-in LPR, which has allowed them to move to a completely virtual permitting environment, saving money on decals and hangtags.   With the implementation of the AIMS e-commerce module, MUSC’s hospital employees now have simple tools to manage their vehicles, pay for permits, view citations and join a waiting list.

Marty Morganello, Facilities Manager at MUSC is pleased with the transition.  “AIMS has revolutionized our operations and we are finding new/easier ways to do things almost every day.   The reporting is very customizable and extensive and if there is a report you need to add criteria to, the support team will do it quickly.”

Replacing their legacy system with AIMS eliminated the need for MUSC to log into three different systems to manage citations, permits and finances.   AIMS has also allowed the Medical University to automate payroll deductions and better communicate with their parkers.

 

ABOUT EDC CORPORATION

 

EDC Corporation is a leading provider of parking systems for municipalities, higher education, and other industry segments. For 25 years, AIMS system has been implemented and hard at work at over 180 parking operations across North America.

Proven, reliable, easy-to-use, fully integrated, scalable and fully supported by a customer-focused team of in-house software developers, seasoned field/sales professionals, and knowledgeable implementation experts — AIMS supports: ticket management; permit management; mobile enforcement; LPR (license plate recognition); event management; and a consumer-facing mobile payment app.

EDC offers a step-by-step process simplified process for transitioning to a new parking system.

To learn more about AIMS Parking Management Solutions — or schedule a live demo – visit www.aimsparking.com.

 

 

Premium Parking Welcomes New Executive Leaders to Further Accelerate its Growth in 2022

January 18, 2022

 

Premium Parking Welcomes New Executive Leaders to Further Accelerate its Growth in 2022

 

 

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA, JANUARY 18, 2022 — Premium Parking, the integrated parking solutions provider, expands its executive leadership as it enters a new phase of growth in 2022.

The executive leadership team welcomes Michael Collins as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A. Michael has extensive experience over the past 20 years as a product and corporate strategy consultant, including having worked at Microsoft, HP, Yahoo! and several startups with successful exits.

In this role, Michael will shape Premium’s strategies around corporate development and strategy, product development, customer engagement, and IT to further entrench Premium as the most integrated parking solutions provider in the market.

As Premium positions itself to ramp up growth, there are also three new Vice Presidents:

  • ●  Alva Johnson joins from REEF Technology, where he was a Regional Director, and previously Regional Vice President at SP+ (SP Plus).
  • ●  Chester Escobar was most recently Vice President for Florida and Puerto Rico at SP+ (SP Plus).
  • ●  Derek Nettles was the Director of IT for hospitality management company Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts.The expanded corporate team will provide strategy and policy design, financial excellence, and operational expertise in coordination with Premium’s national network of 24 Market Presidents. With the addition of these new team members, Premium Parking now has 250 full-time employees in 50 markets.Commenting on Premium’s vision for 2022, CEO of Premium Parking James Huger:

    “Our leadership team truly understands the power of our positioning as a full-stack parking operator, controlling the entire end-to-end parking experience across technology, customer experience, signage and communication, community marketing, location staffing and parking management services. This makes Premium the ideal choice for owners and developers.”

    Commenting on the new executive leadership, President of Premium Parking Ben Montgomery:

“Business is booming and we’re excited to have such a capable, intelligent and focused group join us. They will be invaluable as we continue to expand our network of parking entrepreneurs. Leveraging the seamless integration of people, places and platform Premium will continue to lead the modernization of the parking industry.”

The expanded team positions Premium Parking to take full advantage of the growth opportunities as the leader in gateless digital parking in the year ahead. These include:

– Expanding its patented AI powered GLIDE Eye LPR automated enforcement system. – Facilitating seamless transactions and enforceable policy for EV Charging spaces.
– Onboarding additional upstream and downstream integration partners.

 

ABOUT PREMIUM PARKING

Premium Parking is the leader in gateless digital parking. We are a technology company, a parking operator, and a network of parking advisors at the intersection of technology and parking. We built our own custom cloud-based parking management software to run our locations—now you can use it to upgrade yours. We offer an enterprise-class agile solution that’s simpler, more powerful, and more affordable than the disconnected hardware and app-based offerings of the legacy parking industry giants and dorm-room startups. More here.

MEDIA CONTACT

Jeff Hinson – Head of Marketing jhinson@premiumparking.com

Road to PIE 2022 with Brian: Tell Your Story – ParkNews.biz Jan 11th- 17th, 2022 

January 17, 2022

 

Road to PIE 2022 with Brian: Tell Your Story – ParkNews.biz Jan 11th- 17th, 2022

 

 

 

This week, Parking Today team is heading to Reno, NV to work on PIE 2022.  Marcy Sparrow is making sure that PIE 2022 is most engaging and dynamic.  And Brian Bullen is offering our exhibitors a special email blast package on the Road to PIE 2022.

By working with Brian, you can assure that your story is told.  Your products, your projects, your approach and solutions are highly visible to everyone attending.  Brian has an exciting email blast package, reaching out our huge database of cities, municipalities, airports, companies, organizations and individual people.  It is a 4 month program: a perfect way to turn this winter into spring!

Please don’t miss out on this opportunity and reach out to Brian immediately at brian@parkingtoday.com.  Space is limited.  We think it is not enough just to be in the April 2022 issue of PT but in all the issues leading to PIE.  Think theater program and you are the next Hamilton.

Here, below, is what Brian says.  And for all of you who work with Brian, you already know that Brian creates the best value and thus ensuing success:

“Hey Everybody,

Astrid and I are teaming up on a new PIE program. We are very excited to launch our new Road to PIE 2022 email blast. A great way to reach your customers and let them know that you are exhibiting! It’s also perfect for letting them know what new products you are showcasing at PIE!

Here are the details:

Astrid is curating a monthly email blast with YOUR PIE-RELATED STORIES. That way you know there will be great content!

This program will be for 4 months starting in February. It will run right up to the PIE start date. The rate is only $2500 and that is for 4 months!

Here is the catch:

It is VERY LIMITED! Only a few spots, so we have to make it first come, first served.

If you are interested, please reach out ASAP. If you are a longtime PIE exhibitor or a newbie, this is the perfect way to drive traffic to your booth!

Brian A. Bullen
National Sales Manager

brian@parkingtoday.com

 

Additionally, on ParkNews.biz this week, there is numbers of blogs from JVH, including one addressing the QR codes and the parking meters.  It all begun in Texas right after Christmas.  Fake QR codes on those meters.  Now it spread nationwide.  JVH writes: Jan 12, 2022 – Trust but Verify – JVH, Parking Today .  “The Gipper said “Trust but Verify.” To do so there must be a method to verify. Maybe its time to be skeptical and ask hard questions. How do you verify? Frankly I don’t know the answer.”

 

In other news, ParkMobile continues to expand its touches parking payments.  Most current location is Mt Lebanon, PA.  Read more about it here: Jan 13, 2022 – PT Plus: ParkMobile now available in Mt. Lebanon for Contactless Parking Payments

Last but not least, check out our headline article on ParkNews.biz: Jan 17, 2022 – BP claims EV charging stations ‘on the cusp’ of being more profitable than gas pumps.  “Oil giant BP claims the use of its BP pulse electric vehicle chargers is “on the cusp” of being more profitable for the company than filling up an internal combustion-powered car with gas. Once that happens, it could mark a major turning point for EVs and “big oil”.

Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for reaching out to Brian.

Albeit there is a lot of uncertainty in the world, we are confident that PIE 2022 will be most productive and successful for everyone involved.

Have a blessed week.

Sincerely,

Astrid Ambroziak

Editor, ParkNews.biz

Creative Director

Parking Today

310 390 5277 ext 9

astrid@parkingtoday.com

www.parkingtoday.com

 

Rob Schuurman appointed Nedap N.V. CCO

January 17, 2022

 

Rob Schuurman appointed Nedap N.V. CCO

 

 

Groenlo, the Netherlands: Nedap N.V. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Rob Schuurman (born 1969) as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) as of 1 January 2022. This appointment is in line with Nedap’s strategy, which is focused on increasing the organisation’s commercial strength. Nedap N.V.’s Supervisory Board intends to appoint Mr Rob Schuurman as member of the Board of Directors after announcing to the annual general meeting (AGM) on 12 April 2022. From then onwards, the Board of Directors will consist of Mr Ruben Wegman (CEO) and Ms Daniëlle van der Sluijs (CFO) alongside Mr Rob Schuurman.

Rob has managed various Nedap business units since joining the company in 2004. In recent years, he was a member of the Management Board, a role in which he strengthened the commercial organisation and processes within the organisation. Prior to joining Nedap, Rob was a regional director at Start People Uitzendbureau staffing agency. He has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from HAN University of Applied Sciences.
Mr Fokko van der Zee, member of the Management Board, has announced his intention to continue his career outside Nedap. Together with the appointment of Mr Rob Schuurman as CCO, this has prompted the decision to dissolve the Management Board with effect from 1 January 2022.

Over Nedap N.V.

Nedap focuses on the development and supply of Technology for Life: technological solutions that make people more comfortable and successful in their professional lives. Nedap N.V. has a workforce of over 800 employees and operates on a global scale. The company was founded in 1929 and has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947. Its headquarters are located in Groenlo, the Netherlands.

HAN University of Applied

intention to continue his career this has prompted the decision to

For more information, please contact:

Daniëlle van der Sluijs CFO
+31 (0)544 47 11 11 ir@nedap.com nedap.com

World Port Center opts for TKH Security’s 5-star security management system

January 17, 2022

 

World Port Center opts for TKH Security’s 5-star security management system

 

 

 

As one of Rotterdam’s sky-high office towers, the World Port Center (WPC) saw its surroundings change from an old, dilapidated port area into an ultramodern and multifunctional district in just under twenty years. Recently, an inviting entrance was created for all tenants and visitors in the prestigious building, with a 5-star security management system.

About World Port Center

Any company can establish itself in the World Port Center (WPC), a building with international allure. The 124-metre office tower has been regarded as one of the most prestigious buildings in Rotterdam, for almost twenty years. The building’s architect is Sir Norman Foster, a British architect with a preference for open and light buildings. With a variety of tenants based in the building, a focus on hospitality along with the building’s security and safety are imperative.

A safe solution
Taking WPC’s wishes under consideration, TKH Security offered a security management system, called iProtect, to which all underlying systems could be connected. Every tenant has the option to set up the system separately for their specific needs, whereby the structure of the system meets the strictest security requirements of the government and is fully GDPR proof.

Providing easy access
The separation between the generally accessible areas and the offices in the WPC is realized by means of high-tech speed lanes on the ground floor. Central access is provided by means of facial recognition, smartphone or an access pass, depending on the choice of the tenants. Users and guests can request access rights and plan their visits via the web portal. Upon arrival, guests can then submit an access request themselves via a self-service terminal or they can contact one of the hosts or ladies.

Video surveillance
Several Siqura surveillance cameras have been installed at the entrance gates in the main hall. These are monitored via an integrated video surveillance system, called VDG Sense. Access and storage of images takes place at the user level in accordance with privacy guidelines.

 

Communication
A Commend-branded SIP intercom system is used to gain access to the various secured locations within the property. This system allows visitors to communicate with security from the entrance to the various secured areas, such as the bicycle shed, the supplier entrance and the waste container area.

 

“By introducing a new access control system in combination with facial recognition, WPC proves that you can work in a state-of-the-art office building with a 5-star security management system, without having to compromise on hospitality”, says Pleun Tasche – Asset Manager Real Estate at Unifore.

If you would like more information about our solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Location

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

Client

World Port Center (WPC)

About TKH Security:

TKH Security specializes in the development of smart electronic security, safety and parking systems. With over 25 years of experience and by listening to customer needs, we offer complete innovative solutions for security management, video surveillance, parking facility management, parking guidance and asset & site management.

We have offices worldwide at 17 locations and are a member of TKH Group N.V.

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