Business Security for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres will have a lot of members, visitors and staff at their site and it can be difficult to not only keep track of them but also ensure they are safe alongside any equipment and other assets, hence the need for substantial business security solutions.

Additionally, not only does a good security system act as a theft deterrent, but it can also be used in the event of a health and safety issue or for controlling access to restricted areas. It is also important to note that should the unthinkable happen, you have done all you can to either prevent the occurrence or be able to provide images should they be needed.

Your security needs will depend on various factors such as assets, site size and type of business so please get in touch for a free site security audit.

CCTV Systems for Businesses in the Leisure Industry

Businesses need to be able to prove who was where and at what time for legal reasons and should the worst happen, CCTV evidence could prove more useful than anything else.

Professionally installed cameras provide you with the knowledge that your cameras are installed correctly, with best viewing angles and best practice for recording.

Our CCTV experts provide sound advice and systems which are scalable, meaning it can be designed to fit you and your business.

IP CCTV Systems

IP CCTV systems are ideal for golf clubs, gyms and leisure centres because of the ease of retrieving recordings. IP CCTV Systems convert video footage and images into data, which is then transmitted to a central PC held in a place of your choosing. The IP CCTV systems offer greater flexibility and high-quality images, making them a cost-effective solution.

The IP CCTV systems we install come with the following;

  • Mobile app – All of the IP CCTV systems we install have a mobile app in which you are able to view, live what is occurring on your site(s) as well as using the playback feature.
  • Receive Alerts – You will get real-time notifications on certain events that you have specified you want to know about.
  • Live streaming - See what is happening at your golf club, gym or leisure centre when you are moving about the site or even, off-site.
  • Smart Search – You are able to open a camera’s view, “draw a line” around a certain area within the frame and watch the activity for that specific area. It enables quick searching for any incidents; health and safety issues, break-ins, criminal damage or even bullying. For instance, if you have a break-in and you identify the entry point, you can then select the area on the camera where the door/window is, select a time-frame and it will highlight ‘events’ which will show you when that entry point was accessed. It takes roughly 15 minutes.
  • Easy cloud-based recording - Secure, 24/7 cloud recording eliminates the need for additional hardware and enables access to live and recorded video clips.

CCTV features

These are the most useful CCTV features for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres.

  • Panoramic view (no blind spots)
  • Tamper detection
  • Weather protection
  • Night-vision
  • Intrusion detection
  • Auto-tracking
  • Infra-red
  • Line crossing (if someone intrudes on a boundary such as a fence)
  • Unattended baggage detection
  • Object removal detection
  • People counting
  • ANPR vehicle recognition
  • Facial detection
  • Self-learning video analytics

CCTV Considerations for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centre have a similar layout expect golf clubs have a wider outside area to consider. When it comes to CCTV system install, the recommendation is the same; an IP CCTV system with the key features mentioned. Placement of the CCTV cameras is all that would differ because of the quantity and designation, however, the recommendation for type of cameras is the same. There are three main types of cameras; Fisheye, Dome and Bullet. We recommend a selection of dome cameras because of their durability but also aesthetically, they seem to blend well within the environment so that it doesn’t make your visitors feel like they are being watched. However, externally, like in the car park we recommend bullet cameras.

CCTV Solutions for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

CCTV Site Audit - We can come to your golf club, gym, or leisure centre (for free, and with no obligation) to give you advice on the best type of CCTV system and cameras for your business. We would need to come to your site because we could tell you how many cameras and placement to ensure you get the best coverage and to see if there may be other factors to consider before advising you on the best CCTV system for your business.

CCTV Supply and Installation - We can design, supply, and install your CCTV system and cameras then our engineers will train your staff on how to use the new security system and ensure it is set up the way you need it. We have been installing CCTV systems into golf clubs, gyms, and leisure centres for over 10 years. All of our security engineers are qualified, trained and their work quality is checked on every job.

CCTV Maintenance and Servicing - To keep your CCTV system working at optimum capacity, we recommend maintenance and servicing. As part of our maintenance, we visit twice a year to check power supplies, cameras and camera voltage, adjust the camera focus if needed and clean DVR/NVR, time/date and playback.

Intruder Alarms for a Golf Club, Gym or Leisure Centre

There are three types of intruder alarms; Bells Only, Dialler and Smart.

Bells only intruder alarm will go off and it will make a lot of noise but it will not notify you. You are relying on sound to deter the burglar from acting any further.

Dialler intruder when activated will automatically call a pre-specified phone number. You can choose anyone; perhaps an out-of-hours point of contact or you directly

Smart intruder alarm is like the Dialler intruder alarm because it will contact you, or other specified contacts but via your app instead.

For a Golf Club, Gym or Leisure Centre, we’d recommend a Dialler alarm. Your intruder alarm has the following features:

  • Motion detectors – detect movement within the area it can monitor
  • Shock sensors – for any entry via windows
  • Alarm – which alerts through sound and lights
  • Panic buttons – if you are within the building and notice a break-in you can act on it without putting yourself in danger
  • App – this is ideal for key holders in the business who aren’t always on-site, or even Security Managers who are moving around the site.

Access Control in Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

To ensure your members stay in the approved areas, use access control. It will also allow them quick an easy access to those areas rather than waiting on admittance from a staff member.

Access control offers a secure, convenient, flexible and cost-effective way of controlling who has access to your building, when that access is allowed and where. It provides an extra level of security and peace of mind that locks and keys just can’t.

Access Control for Golf Clubs

Our recommendations for access control in golf clubs would be;

access passes technology for staff and video intercom for the

delivery only entrances.

Access Control for Gyms and Leisure Centres

Some gyms and leisure centres are using fingerprint scanners (integrated into the turnstiles) instead of access pass technology to cut down costs on replacing customer passes. However, access passes tend to still be used by staff as they can be printed with staff verifications and attached to lanyards so that customers know who works there to approach for questions. We also recommend a video intercom for your delivery only entrances.

Systems can be enhanced with locker access control and CCTV, ensuring the safety and security of members' possessions, and staff members.

Fire Alarms and Detection for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

Fire alarm regulations state that all business premises must have ‘an appropriate fire detection system’. Essentially, you need a detection system in place that allows everyone to be warned so they can quickly and safely exit the building.

Your Fire Alarm should be tested, weekly to check it is in full working order. Each week you should check at least one fire alarm contact point to check that the fire alarm panel receives the signal. We also recommend that you keep a record of all of your weekly fire alarm tests so that you have the appropriate documentation to show to any fire officials. Additionally, your fire alarms system should be inspected at least every 6 months.

There are three main types of fire alarms; Conventional, Addressable and Wireless.

  • Conventional Fire Alarms works on zones, so it divides your business area into different areas. When a fire happens, the fire alarm panel will show you the zone but not the exact location.
  • The Addressable Fire Alarm tells you exactly where the fire is, whether there is smoke, heat or even if there is a fault. Each device has its own unique electronic address which then displays on the fire alarm panel. These Fire Alarms can be integrated to activate a selection of fire safety features such as shutting down equipment or deactivating elevators.
  • Wireless Fire Alarms operates like the addressable fire alarm system, just without the wires. It uses a wireless link between the fire alarm control panel and its sensors. Wireless Fire Alarms are the more expensive option however they are quicker to install and provide just as much protection as wired fire alarm systems.

For a Golf Club, Gym or Leisure Centre, we’d recommend an Addressable fire alarm.

Security Barriers for Golf Clubs, Gyms and Leisure Centres

Security barriers are the first line of defence. There are many different types of Security Barriers, some of which can be automated so at a push of a button you can grant access. Some gates and barriers can tie in with access control, making them automated security gates which, in turn, automates entrance - but also gets them to verify their identity.

Security Barrier Options for Golf Clubs

Golfers generally like the feeling of being in open spaces and not feel restricted, so you need to give that some thought whilst protecting your perimeter.

When it comes to security barriers in your car park, we recommend a drop arm barrier which integrated with access control.

Security Barrier Options for Gyms and Leisure Centres

Security barriers you’d likely want to install would be turnstiles so that your members can enter the club, unhindered but securely so you know who is on-site because the turnstiles will integrate with access control. It means you know who is on-site as well as saving your members and staff time to gain entrance.

To keep your leisure centre’s car park secure, we’d recommend a drop arm barrier. Some leisure centres opt to have dedicated staff car parks and we’d advise to also implement a pedestrian gate as an extra measure to ensure it is only permitted staff members that can enter back entrances.

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