WIT Press


The Integrated Security System Of The Senate Of The Italian Republic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE110101

Volume

117

Pages

13

Page Range

103 - 115

Published

2011

Size

1,140 kb

Author(s)

G. Contardi, F. Garzia & R. Cusani

Abstract

The security of a complex site is strongly dependent on the use of integrated technological systems. Any weakness of the integrated system involves a weakness of the security of the site itself. For this reason it is necessary to design and realize highly integrated, efficient and reliable security systems. The authors illustrate the work made to design and realize the integrated security system of the Senate of the Italian Republic. Keywords: integrated security system, control system, communication system access control system, intrusion detection system, video surveillance system. 1 Introduction The Senate of the Republic represents one branch of the Italian Parliament (the other branch is the Chamber of Deputies). Its see is composed of 13 historical buildings located in the center of Rome in Italy. In such a complex contest, it was necessary to design and realize a strongly integrated security system that could ensure a high interaction between the different subsystems that compose it. So the different subsystems are able to interact reciprocally in an efficient and coordinate way, showing a high degree of usability to let the security personnel to receive, in real time, the different information required to manage not only security but also emergency situations. The system is properly divided into subsystems that are: 1) the telecommunication subsystem; 2) the video surveillance TV subsystem; 3) the access control subsystem;

Keywords

integrated security system, control system, communication system access control system, intrusion detection system, video surveillance system