Read the latest news and blogs surrounding access control, time and attendance systems and integrated security solutions with Tensor plc.
Site surveillance network records any person visiting a premises
Security minister James Brokenshire assured the public the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games would take place in a secure and safe environment. Marking one year until the start of the event, the minister explained that a sequence of security exercises is taking place to test police and other agencies. He added: “This is something that we want the country to enjoy. Our focus is on ensuring a safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games for London and the UK as a whole.” Experts in security Tensor have developed three versions of our award-winning ID card software, guaranteed to suit all manner of business requirements. Beginning with the Lite ID Card entry-level software, this runs on a PC or network of PCs using your Windows™ operating system, and records any person visiting your premises. Additional surveillance equipment, such as digital CCTV and automatic number plate recognition devices, can be combined with your ID card software, allowing you to create a highly sophisticated visitor monitoring network.
Up to 34 billion different ID number combinations in access control smart cards
A police force said it was winning the war on crime by working in tandem with the business community. The newest statistics from Grampian Police showed that complaints regarding breach of peace in the centre of Aberdeen had fallen by 15 per cent from the previous year. Supt Mark Cooper said Aberdeen was getting safer. He commented: "This is a tribute to the hard work carried out, not only by our officers, but our partners in the licensed trade and the local authority.” Pep up security at your business or retail premises with Tensor's access control and/or visitor monitoring systems, which are operated by contactless smart cards. All Tensor smart cards and key fobs use the same well-proven and reliable RF (Radio Frequency) reading technology. With up to 34 billion different combinations of ID number, there is no chance of duplication of the cards. In addition, each ID number has built-in security and integrity checks ensuring that it cannot be misread.
Office entry can be limited depending on roll call status of staff members
Yet another church has been singled out by metal thieves. The low-security buildings are easy targets due to the valuable lead on their roofs being sought for the black market. This time Painswick church in the West Country was stripped of two square metres of lead as police warned businesses in the area not to accept stolen property. Forest of Dean officers have been working with metal merchants in fighting the problem, and a similar scheme has been launched in Gloucester. Access Control systems from Tensor use smart card technology to increase your building, site or office security. The system can be used for single or multi-site companies and will operate most standard types of internal or external locks or releases at site entry points. It will control your car park barriers, turnstiles or roller doors. An anti pass back facility limits the same card being used by more than one person, while door or barrier access can be limited depending on the person’s roll call status.
Business payroll application can insert unpaid breaks if employees do not clock them
Ministers have reportedly tried to persuade civil servants to give up performance-related payments but were told the rewards were a contractual right. According to The Daily Telegraph, one quarter of the most senior civil service officials are in line for a sum worth up to 10 per cent of their salary. Cabinet Office reports says permanent secretaries last year donated their performance-related pay to the Civil Service Benevolent Fund while in 2008-09 they waived all their bonuses. If bonuses and other pay such as overtime are required as part of your staff’s contracts or agreed hours, then a Tensor Time and Attendance system is the best there is for your business’s payroll. Our flagship WinTAnet application can supply special working rules to calculate correct flexitime contracts which are common in the public sector. Employees working on an annual contract basis can be accommodated by the annualised hours procedures and reports within the WinTA system. The clever Tensor software can insert unpaid breaks if employees do not clock them.
Company door access network can be configured to lock on burglar alarms
A scrap metal dealer says it is working with police to curb the problem of metal thieves attempting to shift stolen material. Avon Metals, based in Gloucestershire, said it will turn away anyone they believe is dealing in dodgy metals. Operations director John Verdon said the firm tends to deal with trusted merchants, adding: "We always ask for identification so there's a paper trail if anything turns out not to be right." Tensor Access Enterprise is one of Tensor's latest developments in our proven range of Windows™ based Access Control products, from simple door and registration point control, through to a fully computerised global networked system. The multi-user Tensor Access Enterprise is intended for larger companies. It includes extra software to enable you to easily add and edit profile settings to all registered hardware equipment attached to your company's network of Tensor equipment. Door access can be limited depending on the person's roll call status, and can be configured to open on fire alarms and lock on burglar alarms.
Working Time Directive software ensures firms are compliant with employment legislation
Overall the UK economy experienced a sharp slowdown during the second quarter of this year. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up just 0.7 per cent on the same three months of last year. This was a big decline from a year-on-year rise of 1.6% in the first quarter. Ironically the poor GDP figures came out when Bank of England Governor Mervyn King was meeting members of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. He said: “Speaking directly to business people adds a great deal to our understanding of economic conditions.” Tensor plc can kick-start your organisation’s clocking, payroll, lateness and absence recording requirements with a sophisticated time and attendance system. Our fully customisable WinTA systems easily and accurately record your employees' clocking data and perform equally well with both small and large numbers of employees. These systems come complete with Working Time Directive software, ensuring that your organisation remains compliant with regional, national, and international legislation. Standard reports include: Weekly Clock Card, Lateness Report, Payroll Summary, Absence Summary and Exceptions.
Turnstile access control systems give full jurisdiction over access around a site
A court issued a woman with an 'Asbo' preventing her from entering public toilets after she was found passed out from inhaling solvents. She was thus banned from public loos around the area of East Lothian in Scotland, and it is believed to be one of the first cases of its kind. Kirsty Lennon was involved in an incident in Edinburgh, when a member of the public became aware that she had collapsed in a cubicle. Tensor's gates, barriers and turnstiles fully integrate with our smart card and biometric access control systems giving you full jurisdiction over movement and access in and around your site. Tensor offer a coin operated option for our turnstiles which offer improved security to your toilet facilities and extend flow capacity. With the addition of Tensor's fingerprint biometrics system, you have the perfect barrier against illegal entry. Without compromising the safety of those who use the turnstile, speed and reliability are provided even during rush hour periods.
Cutting edge company payroll system enables employees to earn bonus payments
Unions and managers are set on a collision course at Network Rail over its plans to speed up modernisation of the industry in the wake of a wide-ranging study. Sir Roy McNulty’s overview called for savings of £1 billion a year to be made by the end of the decade in order to avoid further line closures. The RMT union demanded increased annual leave and voluntary retirement on full pension entitlement at 55 in return for agreeing to the changes. Holiday entitlement, pay and overtime matters are easy to work out at your firm using Tensor’s cutting edge Time and Attendance WinTA range of systems. The software allows you to create a series of shift premium rules that enable employees to earn bonus payments under special circumstances. The bonus is calculated either as extra hours or monetary amounts and can be included in the export to payroll. Standard reports show the average hours worked during any period by an employee and instances when rest day rules have been broken.
Small scale time and attendance monitoring product is ideal for schools
A teaching union says it has put a ten-point plan to a school's governing body to resolve a pay dispute. Six teachers are affected overall, about a quarter of the teaching staff, at a Gwynedd school in north-west Wales. Commenting on the plan, union official Chris Keates said: "This was rejected. Instead the governors opted to push forward with redundancies." Two teachers face redundancy, and two one-day strikes have already been held at the school over the issue. A scaled-down version of Tensor's acclaimed WinTA Lite time and attendance software is available to organisations such as schools that do not want all of WinTA’s comprehensive features. A straightforward attendance recording product is delivered via the PC Clock which is a simple booking system where each pupil has access to a PC. Pupils are simply presented with an input screen on their PC allowing them to clock in and out. Many features like the holiday and absence planners are still present for small-scale time and attendance monitoring.