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Monday, 20 September 2021

Kubota - Increasing Security with Integrations

Kubota - Increasing Security with Integrations

Participants

  • James Sendra – EIT Infrastructure Lead, EIT Department, Kubota Australia
  • Daniel Kennedy – Managing Director, Britech Security

Kubota has been Australia’s leading supplier of agriculture, construction and power equipment for over 40 years. With their headquarters located in Melbourne, Victoria, their product is distributed and serviced through an authorised dealer network with over 140 dealers Australia-wide.

Kubota has leveraged the power and flexibility of Inner Range’s Integriti security and access control platform to provide solutions for their continually changing business needs.

James Sendra explains how Kubota’s focus on security and staff safety has driven the constant need for improvement around their security and access control platform.

The Project

Kubota’s Melbourne headquarters in Truganina house their corporate team and their extensive catalogue of spare parts and machinery. This site was initially deployed with Inner Range’s Concept 4000 Platform which serviced their needs at the time providing electronic security and access control site-wide. However, as is with any business the requirement to continually adapt to evolving challenges and integration needs led to the opportunity to migrate their Concept 4000 system.

James Sendra highlighted the importance of access control for both staff access and intruder perimeter detection due to the nature of their business and assets on site.

This was the catalyst to make significant improvements to site security.

The Challenges

As with many sites, the challenges are not fully identified until the system is deployed and the end-user provides feedback through interacting and understanding the systems functional ability. Kubota’s deployment of Integriti evolved in response to their changing needs and technology advancements.

Kubota’s first line of defence against intrusion is their perimeter fence detection system. Secondly, the requirement for a video management system was identified to ensure clear footage was captured and stored in the event of a break-in. Finally, discussions between James and Kubota’s OH&S manager highlighted the need to accurately track visitors, contractors, and staff in the event of an emergency.

The Consultation

Kubota has a long-standing and trusted relationship with Daniel Kennedy from Britech Security. Daniel’s years of experience in delivering integrated solutions drove him to propose a solution using Integriti as the foundation which was helped further by the fact Concept LAN modules are fully backward compatible with Integriti thus helping to reduce the cost of the migration and upgrade.

Daniel was then able to evaluate and select from the numerous products that integrated with Integriti, offering a foundation that can constantly adapt to the needs of Kubota now and into the future.

Daniel says

Kubota has pushed us as installers to solve unique problems; Integriti is a fantastic problem-solving platform.

The Solution

To resolve the issue with the existing perimeter detection, Inner Range’s Integriti platform was deployed with Intrepid’s microphonic perimeter detection system. This deployment uses a high-level integration between the two systems providing significantly more accurate status and control and fewer false alarms.

Daniel selected and installed Milestone VMS onsite. The selection of Milestone provides the future option of leveraging the full capabilities of the high level integration between Integriti and Milestone and additionally allowing for CCTV ‘Situational Awareness’ for any ‘Intruder Alarm’ generated from the Intrepid perimeter detection. Thus, this integrated solution once fully implemented will provide a streamlined approach to reviewing alarm events with CCTV video streaming, all within one singular software suite that Integriti Professional will provide Kubota’s operators.

To address emergency mustering and visitor access, James insisted on a solution that provided integration to the Integriti platform rather than running bespoke systems. Healthsafe Securepass was selected for its visitor and contractor management capabilities and feature-rich integration to Integriti. Additionally, Integriti’s advanced reports were used during Covid lockdowns to run daily reports for essential staff members working on site, which added another powerful ability to the day-to-day management of the site through Integriti’s extensive reporting ability.

The Outcome

The combination of Integriti, Milestone VMS and Intrepid perimeter fences have significantly reduced incidents of theft and vandalism. Kubota is confident that in the unlikely event of an emergency, the system will be able to provide the accurate location of users to ensure staff, visitor and contractor safety.

Finally, a recently installed integration between Integriti and Active Directory has streamlined the user creation process.

James says

The Integriti platform has been running on the Kubota site for several years now. Integriti has repeatedly been able to meet and exceed the evolving needs of our business requirements and we feel that Integriti’s agile ability to constantly adapt to emerging industry needs will continue to provide Kubota with a class leading integrated management system for many years to come.

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