Case Study : Public Bank Tower & Network Operating Centers



A 36 storey building of 170 meters high with 46000 sq meters of office space. Completed in Dec 1994 and formerly known as Menara Kewalram, it is now the head quarter of Public Bank Berhad, the third largest banking group in Malaysia by asset size with total assets of RM305.73 billion as at the end of 2013 and is ranked second among all the public listed companies on Bursa Malaysia Securities in terms of market capitalisation.

The installed solution

A nationwide networked enterprise security system consisting of:-

1. Capacitive Fingerprint Biometric Control at high security checkpoint

2. Real Time Fire Door monitoring system

3. Centralized monitoring control of all 14 sites of NOC’s nationwide through Wide Are Network (WAN) deployment


Case Study : Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP)



The Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) is Malaysia's Employee Provident Fund. The KWSP centrally manages the retirement funds for the entire working population of Malaysia from the KWSP building, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These funds amount to over 180 billion Malaysia Ringgit. In addition, confidential information such as employee details, account numbers and other public records are all stored at the KWSP building. Security for the KWSP premises is therefore essential.

Corporate Photo Identification

The KWSP also employs the Matrix V Photo ID module, which enables the printing of customized KWSP photo identification card designs onto their access cards. These cards enable security personnel to physically verify weather a particular cardholder is authorized to be in a particular area by making a physical comparison between the access card photo image and the person holding the card.

Access Control: An Important Layer of Security

The Matrix V system provides access control security to important sections of the premises. It ensures that, even without direct supervision, the movement of persons in sensitive areas is carefully monitored and restricted access to these areas is strictly enforced. Alarms are activated in real-time at the central monitoring station whenever a security breach occurs, alerting security personnel of possible intruders. The system covers 65 doors on all 26 floors of the KWSP building.

Large Capacity For Future Expansion

The KWSP required a system that could accommodate their plans to expand their employee base from 2500 to 4000 in the near future, with appropriate changes to the layout of their premises. Matrix V offers near unlimited capacity for expansion. New areas may be accommodated for by simply adding new components to the existing system architecture. Door accessibility is a simple matter to reconfigure with its user-friendly windows-based software. In addition, the cardholder database system Matrix V employs has virtually no limit to the number of cards and cadrholders that may be recognized by the door access system.

Visitor Management

As a provider of a public service to the national community, the KWSP building is frequently visited by a large number of members of the public, who are there to open or close accounts, update their records, make enquiries, etc. While Publicly accessible areas are available to deal with the bulk of visitors, occasionally, some of these visitors occasionally, some of these visitors must enter a secured area for some reason or another. The Matrix V system provides the following visitor management services.

Keep track of current visitors at any given time, including their identities, employees responsible for them as well as the locations visited and specific access times
Automatic expiry of visitor rights after a certain time limit without user intervention


Case Study : Perwira Affin Bank



The Perwira Affin Bank (PAB) employs an EsofNET system over a TCP/IP Wide Area Network to manage access control and security at two sites approximately 40 kilometers away from each other in Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam respectively.

Two Remote Sites - One Integrated Security System

The Shah Alam site is approximately 40 kilometers away from the Kuala Lumpur head office. On a good day, you can get from the PAB Head Office in Kuala Lumpur to Shah Alam branch office in approximately an hour by car. However, thanks to the EsofNET system, access control and monitoring of activity on both sites can be performed in real-time from monitoring stations at either site. In addition, the KL head office has the ability to control the entire system from a Central Control Station, performing high level system functions such as system configuration, card user management, door management, device activation/deactivation, etc at either remote site.

One-Card Solution

PAB employees at the Kuala Lumpur head office and Shah Alam site enjoy quick and convenient car park and door accessibility, using a single card for both functions.

System Configuration

The PAB EsofNET system integrates many optional modules including car park access control, CCTV support, time management, guard tour monitoring, messaging, visitor management and photo identification capabilities.

KL Site:
Access Control: 44 doors distributed over 16 floors
Alarm Monitoring : Capacity for 128 sensors and 64 relay outputs

Shah Alam Site:
Access Control: 25 doors distributed over 21 floors
Alarm Monitoring : Capacity for 80 sensors and 40 relay outputs
No. of Workstations: 2


Case Study : Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong Development Bank




The Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB) employs four EsofNET Access Control and Security Systems at four sites integrated with a third party Building Automation Systems at their headquaters in Shanghai, China.

Stand-alone Sub-System Capability

The Shanghai Pudong Development Bank employs four standalone EsofNET access control and security monitoring systems at four separate buildings in their Shanghai headquarters. Each standalone system is linked back to a central control station via fibre-optic cables. Should any problem occur that causes one of the systems to fail, the other three systems will function normally in stand-alone mode.

Centralized Monitoring and Control Over All Facilities

All four standalone systems are linked to a central EsofNET Enterprise Server at the central control station, which enables centralized monitoring of all system activity in all four buildings in real time. In addition, the central control station may reconfigure system settings or execute system commands such as pulsing open a door at all four building systems remotely from the central control room.

Integration With Third-Party Building Automation System

The entire EsofNET system is integrated with the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank's pre-existing SCADA Building Automation System, which enables the entire headquarters facility to be automatically managed without direct user intervention to support system monitoring after working hours.

System Configuration

The Shanghai Pudong Development Bank EsofNET system services 229 doors and performs alarm monitoring at 23 field locations distributed over four major facilities in the same premises, all remotely monitored from a central control room.

Access Control: 229 EL2200 Door Controllers with 5 Reader Processing Units
Alarm Monitoring: Capacity for 368 Sensor Devices and 184 Relay Outputs