The travelling public are pre-occupied with many thoughts as they rush and bustle in a transient world, deluged by unfamiliar sounds and images. It makes them apprehensive, disorientated, agitated. They rely on doorways for navigation as well as access and egress but, armed with suitcases, trolley bags and pushchairs, they have a 'tendancy not to exercise care' towards their surroundings.
For specifiers, contractors and facility managers operating in the transportation field, door openings not only control the traffic but their physical security presence, allied with access control, safeguards people and assets.
At transport hubs each handle tens of thousands of passanger movements a day - Heathrow allone accounts for 67 million a year - any failure or loss of performance will cause major inconvenience and pose security and safety risks. There is an expectation that installed products will work safely and efficiently, all day, every day; downtime is a major concern and must be minimised.
Sourcing the right solutions and maintenance support has always been crucial. Now, factor in the real and specific threat of terrorist activity and the challange steps up to a whole new level.
We have been heavily involved in many of the leading UK based - and UK specified - transportation projects in recent years including:
Aside from our involvement with UK airport authorities - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Birmingham, East Midlands, Luton, Bristol and Guernsey to name a few - Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has partnered global construction companies on major international gateways including:
- New York JFK
- San Francisco
- Chicago O’Hare
- Los Angeles LAX
- Tel Aviv
- Kuala Lumpur
- Hong Kong