BCCs are found throughout the length and breadth of Italy and have served local communities for the past 134 years. There are 317 mutual not-for-profit organisations comprising over 4,300 branches, all of which work together to guarantee a range of products in keeping with the values and identity of a cooperative. BCCs offer all of the banking services normally offered by other financial institutions and look to improve moral, cultural and economic conditions, promote collaboration and teach the benefits of saving and forward planning.
Headquartered in Cesena, Banca di Cesena e Banca di Gatteo Credito Cooperativo S.Coop is the first member of the BCC to initiate a new security infrastructure, which is being implemented by Gatteo based Smart Security. Andrea Mazzini, Smart Security Solution Bank at Smart Security, commented, ‘With over 20 years of experience, we have provided security systems for a diverse range of clients and have used Vanderbilt’s products extensively. We have always found them to be reliable, easy to install and future proof. These qualities mean that they are perfect for BCC.’
Vanderbilt’s SPC is a true hybrid intrusion detection system that meets EN 50131 standards and has unmatched flexibility and scalability. SPC5000 and SPC6000 control panels are being installed at each branch, with the former able to be expanded according to specific customers and project needs with up to 128 zones, 128 outputs, 16 system keypads, 16 doors and eight verification zones. SPC6000 expands upon this functionality with up to 512 zones, 512 outputs, 32 system keypads, 64 doors and 16 verification zones.
The control panels are being fully integrated with Vanderbilt’s pioneering SPC Connect system – a cloud-based solution that allows Smart Security to monitor, manage and control the SPC control panels remotely from any location. By logging in installers can gain access through an internet connected laptop or desktop PC, as well as mobile devices. SPC Connect offers the ability to customise how data is viewed by setting up a feature that allows Smart Security to manage and control access rights to individual panels and groups of panels. This means that tasks such as configuration management, troubleshooting and regular maintenance can be carried out remotely, saving massive amounts of time and money, and also enabling a swift resolution to any issues.
Valerio Vittone, Vanderbilt’s Country Head for Italy, concluded, ‘I am delighted that our cutting edge solutions are being installed across BCC. The high-end operability we provide means that the entire system can be centrally managed, monitored and maintained by Smart Security. As well as ensuring maximum security for all bank branches, this approach is incredibly cost effective.’