Security in Cognito

Lincoln Security are proud to have completed the full installation of a bespoke security system for Lincoln’s hottest new bar and restaurant ‘Cognito’.

Cognito is a restaurant/bar in the heart of Lincoln which is a contemporary Japanese and British restaurant. This exciting concept is reimagined in a bold and indulging sharing menu and cocktails which compliment this.

The system, which includes CCTV, Intruder & Fire Alarms & Access Control was designed for the venue by our Electronic Security Manager & Commercial Director. In addition to the new security system, a pair of safes was found in the basement which were brought back into working condition.

Having extensive experience designing security systems for bars and restaurants, Richard & Jason joined forces to complete a full free of charge survey of the venue to assess Cognito’s requirements. Jason tackled the Access Control & Safe surveying whilst Richard covered the CCTV & Alarms, throughout the job both Richard and Jason project managed the work communicating with the customer all the way.

The CCTV & Alarm system devised, included a 15 camera CCTV system covering the bar area and various points around the bar in order to safeguard and protect customers and staff. The Intruder Alarm system is comprised of over 30 sensors and detectors positioned around the entry points to the venue and inside, ensuring that any unauthorised entry is detected. The Fire Alarm system included 20 smoke detectors fitted to various high risk points around the site aswell as 15 accompanying sounder bases all linking back to a 2 loop addressable fire alarm panel. Lincoln Security’s engineers ran almost 2 kilometres of cabling during the renovation work that took place during late May before returning to install all the equipment in August. The gallery below shows the progress of the installation from when the construction was happening to the completed installation. 

The Access Control system runs behind the scenes and allows all staff members to enter via a fob access system at the rear of the property, on the inside the door is fitted with an electronic latch retraction crash bar to maintain fire emergency exit standards. In addition, the two cellar doors have been fitted with PAX lock wireless handle sets all integrated on the Paxton Net 2 system running off the same fobs. The system allows employees to move freely within the restricted areas of the building, needing only their fob on them.

Richard Goodall, Lincoln Security’s Electronic Security Systems Manager said The CCTV and Alarm systems had to comply with the requirements of the customer as well as requirements for the police and licencing laws. At the same time taking into consideration future proofing the systems to enable the systems to expand as and when Cognito expands,”.

Ellie Pickles, Cognito Restaurant and Bar Owner said; “The engineers on site have been brilliant, very flexible with our everchanging demands. The quality of products are great and very easy to use. Couldn’t recommend the team more”

Lincoln Security have a long history installing, maintaining and servicing Intruder, Fire & CCTV systems, our dedicated electronic security team have experience working on large scale industrial parks to small domestic installations. For more information on Lincoln Security’s CCTV, Intruder Alarm solutions and to arrange a free survey for your home or business, email or call 01522 532038.