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Biometric access control simplified with new integration between Axis and Suprema

Biometric access control simplified with new integration between Axis and Suprema

Editor / Provider: Suprema | Updated: 4/25/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology, is pleased to announce that Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Axis Communications and its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS' BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. This new integration helps enterprises around the world successfully deploy access control systems with leading biometric technology.

“The integration of Suprema biometric technology with AXIS A1001 represents two industry leaders combining the best technology in their respective fields for the maximum user benefits,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema. “The infusion of biometrics into Axis' system that has strength in video management will offer customers the benefits of true identity with enhanced security and extra convenience.”

Suprema's biometric devices are integrated into the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, an open, non-proprietary platform. The Controller meets the requirements for advanced enterprise systems as well as smaller installations. The integration allows users of AXIS A1001 to access biometric templates on an individual user basis without having to manage the dual data entry traditionally found in stand-alone biometric solutions. This is accomplished with a real-time seamless sync of biometric technology into AXIS A1001 through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS' BioConnect application. Through BioConnect's simple graphical user interface, users can access the enrollment window to search for a user/badge and add biometric templates. With this integration Axis customers now have the ability to easily and simply integrate proven biometrics into their access control systems.

“We are pleased to provide our customers with cutting edge biometrics for secure access control,” said Bruce Stewart, access control business development manager for Axis Communications. “Suprema's advanced biometric technologies integrated with our A1001 network door controller will provide our customers with an integrated system that includes truly easy to use and manage biometrics.”

“This new relationship with Axis will enable their customers to fast track and overcome three major obstacles to mainstream adoption of biometrics,” said Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “Cost, complexity and user on-boarding are all addressed by our BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform, which leverages Suprema's leading biometric technology.”

Bosch delivers networked security solution for award winning shopping center in Turkey

Bosch delivers networked security solution for award winning shopping center in Turkey

Editor / Provider: Bosch Security Systems | Updated: 4/21/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Bosch Security Systems was chosen as the central supplier for the security systems at Marmara Park Shopping Center in Istanbul, one of the largest of its kind in Turkey. The shopping center is completely designed in a galaxy-theme. Space-related lighting, planet models and a theme park for visitors form the individual identity of the shopping center. The networked and integrated security solution from Bosch comprises fire and voice evacuation systems, video surveillance, access control, and intrusion detection. All of these systems are centrally managed and operated via Bosch's Building Integration System.

With a total floor space of 100,000 square meters, 250 individual shops and restaurants, a hypermarket, a cinema complex and parking for 4,000 cars, Marmara Park serves approximately 40,000 customers per day. More than 2,400 jobs were created within the shopping center developed by ECE Türkiye. In 2013 it was awarded the MIPIM award in the shopping center category, one of the world's most prestigious awards in real estate development.

To enable the highest security level for customers, employees and suppliers of Marmara Park, local Bosch partner Entegre designed a highly modular and scalable security system that meets all the standards as set in norm EN54. The Bosch fire alarm system consists of four networked Modular Fire Panel 5000 Series with 59 loops supporting more than 5,000 fire detectors. It is tightly integrated with the Bosch PRAESIDEO voice evacuation system which can also be used for announcements and background music in normal operations. This system with 64 amplifiers supports 140 independent zones, allowing targeted messaging in case of an evacuation.

Video surveillance of the entire premises has been realized using almost 300 cameras and 18 digital video recorders. In addition, Entegre installed a comprehensive access control system for non-public areas within the centre as well as the addressable intrusion detection system Modular Alarm Platform MAP 5000 from Bosch with more than 1,000 detectors. This allows the operator to exactly locate every alarm in real time, enabling fast response to any incident. The same holds true for the panic buttons which have been installed in all of the shops.

Being a tightly integrated solution, the entire security system can be configured and operated very efficiently from one central location or distributed consoles. The open architecture makes it highly scalable and adaptable to future additions or changing requirements.

Secutech keeps you current with the growing access control market

Secutech keeps you current with the growing access control market

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Secutech | Updated: 4/23/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

IHS estimated that the overall growth for the access control industry will be 8.8% in 2015. The experts expected the access control market to grow internationally, especially in Southeast Asia where the markets develop commercially.

While access control has been applied to different sectors, growth is set to be particularly noticeable in certain vertical markets, namely education, healthcare, residential, utilities, and SMBs. Located in the heart of Asia, Secutech annually hosts more than 2,000 international visitors, with 60% coming from Asia. In the Secutech 2015, Southeast Asia's delegation highlights on Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, reflecting the booming security markets in these areas.

Demands for luxury condos and apartments are foreseeable, particularly in Southeast Asia, as Blake Kozak, Senior Analyst at IHS indicated. In line with the rising market, the 18th Secutech hosts suppliers in access control to present full range of the product line-ups, including control panels, readers, locks, biometrics, and automation systems. Be sure to discover these best yearly-launched showcases!

Honeywell security solutions chosen to secure Groupama's Noisy-Le-Grand premises

Honeywell security solutions chosen to secure Groupama's Noisy-Le-Grand premises

Editor / Provider: Honeywell | Updated: 4/16/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

The customer
Groupama is one of the largest mutual insurance groups in France providing insurance, banking and other services in 11 countries. Activeille is a subsidiary of Groupama focussing on the protection and remote monitoring of property and people since the 1990s. Activeille's services are APSAD certified, and include risk assessment as well as security system installation for Group members and customers. In 2011, under the direction of Activeille, Groupama decided to upgrade its security system at the Noisy-Le-Grand site located in Ile-de-France. Honeywell's video protection and intrusion detection solutions were chosen to secure the 40,000 square metre site. Christophe Pillet, key-account sales manager at Activeille, and Group security expert was appointed to oversee each stage of the project.

The situation
Built in the 1970s, the Groupama offices at Noisy-Le-Grand are spread across two buildings including 8 floors and 3 basements within which are offices, kitchens, and other facilities.

In addition to close to one thousand people accessing the Groupama buildings daily, the site is located adjacent to “Les Arcades” shopping centre and shares public access via an esplanade located between the two Groupama buildings which is also accessible to the centre's 12.5 million annual visitors. So risk on this site is therefore twofold; firstly with Groupama employees and customers and, secondly with the general public eager to access the shopping centre's retail space.

In 2011, Groupama recognised that its incumbent security system had become obsolete and no longer met the security standards required for this type of site. Activeille recommended that the entire security system be modernised. "We had to completely rethink the security system on the site, while adhering to APSAD certification standards. We had no video surveillance system, only an intrusion detection system. We wanted to put in place a comprehensive solution that would allow us to see the entire site," explains Christophe Pillet.

The solution
Implementation of the new security system was subject to a preliminary assessment carried out by Activeille, taking into account Groupama's needs and the specific requirements of the site. Following this assessment, the project was put out to tender. The solution had to allow the integration of video surveillance with the intruder detection system. Christophe Pillet explains why Honeywell's integrated solution was selected - "With the buildings being relatively large, we had to find technology that enabled us to secure all the premises while limiting the number of security guards required. The Honeywell solution allowed us to respond to all these challenges by combining the integrated intruder detection and access control system - Galaxy® Dimension with Network Video Recorders (NVRs) from the Honeywell Fusion range.”

The advantages
* Optimal security across the entire site
Given the surface area, location and multi-site infrastructure, Activeille had certain requirements for the security system. It required a solution that would provide remote, centralised management from security posts and also respond to the needs of the security team to improve their safety and increase their autonomy, particularly at night when the number of guards would be reduced. Activeille therefore installed the Galaxy Dimension integrated intruder detection and access control solution covering over two hundred zones and six Fusion NRVs at two control centres. The recorders manage eighty IP cameras, including two PTZ domes. Security guards can now monitor areas remotely from PC screens, which reduces the number of physical interventions required alone on site, thereby improving their safety and saving time. "The security system is like a second person", reports one of the site's security guards. Christophe Pillet adds "The intruder detection system is integrated with the video surveillance system, so when triggered, verification images are sent directly to the control centre, making it possible to manage the situation quickly, securely and effectively."

* A comprehensive security solution able to provide large-scale customisation
The Honeywell intruder-detection system makes it possible to define autonomous groups. "On this site we have identified up to 16 groups, enabling us to programme and set the alarm in specific areas of the building at certain times, while keeping other areas operational. The security system is operational 24/7 depending on which parts of the building are occupied. As an example, when the company's restaurant is closed, the intruder alarm is automatically activated. “This unique, integrated solution is really easy to use, programme and activate", explains Christophe Pillet.

*A reliable and certified security system
The new security system has been designed to be APSAD R81 certified, facilitated by the NF&A2P 3-shield certified Honeywell Galaxy Dimension solution. APSAD R81 is an installation regulation that defines minimal technical requirements and methods for implementing automatic detection systems designed to detect and alert to the approach, penetration and/or movement of an intruder in monitored areas. "To do this, we have fitted access control modules and motion sensors on the main entrances and emergency exits to provide two levels of detection. In the event of an alarm, the access control module will trigger the cameras. Hence video surveillance is in place, where cameras are automatically triggered to film the monitored area using cameras corresponding to the entrance in question. We can thereby verify the source and cause of an alarm quickly and easily. The risk of false alarms is reduced and the reliability of the system reinforced", explains Christophe Pillet.

Christophe Pillet concludes, "the implementation of this Honeywell system has allowed us to fully secure the entire site and all staff, as well as shopping centre customers who frequently use the esplanade, an area monitored by Activeille. Installing security cameras in this location has significantly reduced cases of vandalism and damage. We have expanded the Honeywell solution to other Group buildings, using the Galaxy® Dimension integrated intruder detection and access control solution and for video surveillance with Honeywell's Fusion NVRs and IP cameras. We also offer Honeywell solutions to our clients. For businesses with complex sites, we install the same system, while for residential properties and small businesses, we recommend Honeywell's Domonial wireless intruder alarm solution.”

* A partner of choice
Groupama is one of the largest mutual insurance groups in France. Launched in the early 1990s, Activeille is a subsidiary of Groupama specialising in the remote monitoring of property and premises. Activeille services are APSAD certified (APSAD R81 for intrusion detection systems, R82 for video protection systems and P3 for remote monitoring), and include risk assessment as well as security system installation (intrusion detection, video protection and access control systems, remote monitoring and verification services, alarm intervention and security-guard services etc.) for Group members and customers. It carries out its activity in partnership with a large network of security installation companies throughout France. Designed for businesses, local authorities and professionals, Activeille offers customised security installation with the option to purchase or lease surveillance equipment, as well as remote monitoring solutions (24/7) including alarm attendance and maintenance services. The company has 40,000 customers using its remote monitoring services to protect their homes and business premises. The company provides remote management services for intruder detection, deterrence and alarms, as well as home monitoring and intervention at the location of the incident.

The products
* Galaxy Dimension integrated intruder alarm and access control solution
* Fusion Network Video Recorders
* IP Dome video cameras

Axis announces its first video door station for identification and entry management

Axis announces its first video door station for identification and entry management

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 4/15/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station is an open IP-based door station for two-way communication, high-definition video and remote entry control. It is an ideal complement to any surveillance installation and offers new levels of security for effective identification and entry control.

Axis has a proven track record of bringing product innovation to the security and surveillance market. With AXIS A8004-VE we will provide our customers with an easy to install video door station that extends the capabilities of the security system. AXIS A8004-VE allows our customers to quickly and easily identify and communicate with persons at the door and securely let them in. This is a perfect complement to any surveillance system and as easy to install as any network camera,” said Peter Lindström, Director of New Business at Axis Communications.

AXIS A8004-VE is a weather- and vandal-proof video door station suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations. The door station comes with a high-performing intercom function that provides clear and echo-free two-way speech with visitors and an integrated HDTV camera with WDR and excellent low-light performance. The unit offers reliable 24/7 identification of visitors even in the most challenging environments. Power over Ethernet allows for installation with a single network cable and provides sufficient power to support and control most standard door locks directly from the unit.

For small- to mid-sized installations, such as retail stores and offices, AXIS A8004-VE will help improve security of the premises and simplify everyday operations. The door station makes it possible to communicate and identify visitors and enables remote entry control from an IP-desk phone, a mobile device or directly in a Video Managment System (VMS).

For enterprise installations, such as airports or larger industries where integration of different systems such as video surveillance, access control, IP telephony are needed, AXIS A8004-VE is based on open standards and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). By being fully compliant with ONVIF, VAPIX and SIP the product is easy to integrate with other systems. This enables Axis' Application Development Partners to provide solutions that meet specific customer requirements.

“Genetec's vision to offer customers a holistic approach to security management that includes video surveillance, access control and SIP-based communications through our Security Center software, coupled with the seamless integration of the AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station, will ensure end users attain a greater level of situational awareness. Not only will they be able to respond to incoming calls while viewing live video from AXIS A8004-VE, but they will also be able to take action from a single unified interface, such as unlocking a door or locking down a facility” said Jimmy Palatsoukas Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Genetec.

The product will be supported in AXIS Camera Station 4.20 planned for launch in May and AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS). Video management software from Axis' Application Development Partners such as Aimetis, Genetec, Honeywell, Milestone and SeeTec will have full support for AXIS A8004-VE.

Further features of the AXIS A8004-VE Network Video Door Station include:
* Acoustic echo cancelation and noise reduction
* Multiple inputs and outputs for remote control of doors-locks and other equipment
* Support for third party mobile application for identification and remote entry

AXIS A8004-VE will be available through Axis' distribution channels in May.

Suprema and Genetec announce integration support for true identity biometric access control

Suprema and Genetec announce integration support for true identity biometric access control

Editor / Provider: Suprema | Updated: 4/10/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology and Genetec, a manufacturer of open platform, unified IP security solutions, have integrated their systems offering an advanced identity management solution. The companies have just made this exciting announcement: Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Genetec's Security Center unified security platform through Entertech Systems' BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. Together, these products simplify the process of deploying, enrolling and managing biometrics for secure access control in any situation.

The Suprema devices integrated with Genetec Security Center include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini.

“Suprema is very pleased to integrate its global leading biometrics technology into Genetec Security Center. The benefits of True Identity will offer enhanced security and extra convenience for the Synergis access control features in Genetec Security Center,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema. “This integration includes a wide range of premium biometric-driven access control devices that are suitable for indoor and outdoor installation, and will efficiently meet a wide range of system requirements.”

This new integration greatly facilitates managing the true identities of employees, visitors and the general public. Customers no longer have to worry about the security risks involved in approximation technologies like cards, PINs, fobs or keys – which can be borrowed,
shared, lost or stolen.

Suprema works with customers in a wide variety of markets to ensure finger and face recognition is used effectively every day for secure access to both physical facilities and software applications.

Genetec's flagship solution, Security Center, is an open-platform IP security system that merges IP access control and video management within a single unified solution. A seamless and real-time link between BioConnect and Security Center allows cardholder profiles to be captured centrally in Security Center, thereby eliminating duplicate activities, such as the dual cardholder data entry typically found in traditional integrations between standalone systems. Additionally, access control events generated by biometric devices can be monitored centrally through Security Center, while activity reports from doors with Suprema biometric devices can be consolidated with traditional doors and also linked with video for greater situational awareness. Genetec customers will benefit from the added features of proven biometrics, and centralized monitoring and activity reporting for traditional and biometric devices.

“With this new integration between Security Center and Suprema biometric devices, our customers will be able to overcome some of the major barriers to biometric adoption," said François Brouillet, Access Control Product Manager for Genetec, Inc. "BioConnect is an easy-to-use system integrated with Security Center. The simple enrollment process offers convenience and security when incorporating cutting-edge biometrics."

“Genetec is a leader in unified physical IP security management systems worldwide. By aligning with Suprema and Entertech Systems, Genetec is able to offer a truly integrated biometric access control system with its video security and ALPR capabilities for the first time," said Rob Douglas, CEO of Entertech Systems. "This integration through our BioConnect identity management platform is a successful example of market leaders coming together to enable easier adoption of biometrics. At Entertech Systems, we are purpose-built to help access control systems and end users overcome the three main obstacles to mainstream adoption of biometrics, including cost, complexity and on-boarding users."

The Suprema line of biometric devices and Entertech Systems' BioConnect application are now available through Genetec. For more information, contact: sales@genetec.com

On April 15-17, Genetec, Suprema and Entertech Systems will be at ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas. Genetec will be at booth #10053, and Suprema and Entertech Systems at booth #17101.

Dahua introduces smart lock

Dahua introduces smart lock

Editor / Provider: Dahua Technology | Updated: 4/2/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China introduces Smart Lock series to the market with new appearance and excellent performance.

Dahua Smart Lock is the electronic lock and key system designed to deliver superior security protection for the residential. The Smart Lock family incorporates three models which are ASL6101, ASL8101 and ASL8112, and three colors can be chosen for each of them. All models of the family support both password and card to unlock. Among the family, ASL8112 supports finger print unlocking, providing more secured solution to the users.

The Smart Lock touchpad can be easily operated by touch and inputting password to wake up the system. All settings can be done by following the voice prompt, even without using the manual. The registration button is on the panel, pressing the button to begin all settings. The sleep mode of the smart lock will start automatically in 15 seconds if without using. The locks support 50-group user's passwords and 50 pieces of IC cards.

In addition to those benefits above, with the user-friendly design, the touchpad of ASL8 series works well for all types of heights. Besides, ASL8112 supports 50 groups of fingerprints.

For the scenarios, ASL8 series is the perfect match of iron gates while ASL6 series goes perfectly with wooden doors.

Dahua Smart Lock series can be installed from big villas, modern office buildings to cozy apartments and alike.

Features:
* Smart touchpad- easy operation and quick response, button will never strain.
* User-friendly design- the best angle for users
* Privacy password- XXX+123456+XXX,123456 is the password, XXX is random numbers
* Biological recognition- artificial fingerprint is invalid
* Auto-lock-the system will disable for 3 minutes if come across invalid password (3times) or invalid card (5times)
* Durable-delicate craftwork and long-life(30 years, 10 units/D)

Hikvision releases iVMS-5200 professional software

Hikvision releases iVMS-5200 professional software

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 4/1/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision, the global leader in video surveillance equipment, announces the release of its iVMS-5200 Professional video management software.

“The release of iVMS-5200 Professional reflects Hikvision's commitment to providing complete security solutions for our partners and customers,” states Keen Yao, International Marketing Director at Hikvision. “Up to 1024 video devices can be connected and iVMS-5200 fully supports all Hikvision products, including DVRs, NVRs, cameras and speed domes; third party products that conform to ONVIF standard can also be connected. This will allow any security needs to be addressed, regardless of the size, complexity or location of the installation.”

iVMS-5200 Professional video management software introduces a complete, smart, open, easy-to-use and customizable solution for all users.

Complete
iVMS-5200 Professional software can be easily customized to suit the complete business needs of different vertical markets. For example, iVMS-5200 Professional includes a Transact module and a Business Intelligence module in, to better meet the demands of the retail sectors and Hikvision is integrating a License Plate Recognition module for transportation and parking systems and an Access Control module for building facilities management. Many more modules are planned and will be introduced in the future.

The retail sector also benefits from a fully-integrated POS system, which enables users to combine video and transaction data to assist loss prevention and provide evidence in case of customer disputes. Retailers, and supermarkets and chain stores in particular, can also take advantage of the advanced video analytics, such as face recognition, people counting and heat maps to monitor customer flow and preferences and employee performance. iVMS-5200 Professional generates a host of graphical reports to capture this valuable business intelligence and improve management efficiency.

Smart
iVMS-5200 Professional fully supports smart features from Hikvision products, including smart search, playback, smart detection, and smart application for people counting, heat map, interactive map and much more. It delivers a total Smart Solution and enhances management efficiency, allowing users to easily find a specific video clip or locate a suspicious target, etc.

Open
Besides integration with all types of leading CCTV equipment, iVMS-5200 Professional also easily interconnects with various types of security and business systems due to its open architecture design. This complete flexibility provides customers with greater operational possibilities and almost limitless adaptations. More importantly, the iVMS-5200 software allows operators to fully customize their own security system specifically tailored to meet each project's individual needs.

Besides the comprehensive benefits that Hikvision iVMS-5200 Professional brings through being Open, Smart and Complete, users can also enjoy the easy-to-use functions in which it excels. iVMS-5200 Professional video management software ensures a simple and optimized experience for partners and end users, such as supporting One Step Installation. With just a few clicks, users are able to easily install the software and avoid time-consuming tasks, such as additional staff training. With efficient modular design, iVMS-5200 Professional is also capable of resolving potential system failure quickly by automatic detection and recovery. This ability enables shorter maintenance times and protects users' investment.

“I am very excited about this release and the possibilities it gives our customers. Whether it's a new site installation or expanding an existing system, the iVMS-5200 professional software delivers a complete end-to end solution, a more seamless integration of system components, and a superior user experience for our customers worldwide,” concludes Yao.

Wireless access control: the Truth is Out There… or is it?

Wireless access control: the Truth is Out There… or is it?

Editor / Provider: Chris Bone, ASSA ABLOY | Updated: 3/31/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Let's begin with something that's hardly front-page news: the market potential for wireless access control is huge. At January's Intersec exhibition forecasts of 15% annual growth in the Middle East region alone were suggested. ASSA ABLOY's own data predicts that wireless locks could make up 30% of the total market within a decade.

The potential is there.

But when ASSA ABLOY worked with IFSECglobal.com last year on a major market survey of security managers, industry insiders and decision-makers, we encountered some big surprises. The conclusion: our market knows less than you think about wireless locks.

Wireless access control systems can run fully integrated with an existing wired system,
even if it incorporates CCTV or
energy management functions.

For starters, almost two-thirds of those we surveyed thought that fitting a wireless access control system would be disruptive to an already fitted traditional system. In fact, wireless access control systems—including our own battery-powered Aperio® locks—can run fully integrated with an existing wired system, even if it incorporates CCTV or energy management functions. Integrations have been exhibited, by ASSA ABLOY and other leading access control manufacturers. Installation is quick and easy.

Around a third of our respondents using wired access control had no idea that wireless systems use much less energy. Because wireless locks are battery powered and only “wake up” when a credential is presented, they consume a tiny fraction of the power used by always-on wired mag locks. And battery life? Not a problem—that's another market myth shared by close to 100% of our research group, who expected wireless lock batteries to drain too quickly. In fact, our own Aperio® or SMARTair™ locks run for approximately 2 years on a new battery.

If you thought wireless locks don't support multiple credentials, sorry, you're wrong. Products that offer multi-authentication via PIN, smart card or mobile phone are out there. What about the fact that wireless locks are not secure? Another myth: there are CE and EN certified, or even fire-rated products available, including for security doors.

Most ironic of all, over half of those we surveyed cited “fear of the expense” as a reason not to upgrade to wireless. In fact, when you factor in major savings on energy costs and maintenance bills, even a fairly small facility could save thousands of euros by making the switch to wireless locks.

The challenge is there. Potential is huge, but the market is suffering from some serious misconceptions. As a global industry leader we have begun a game of knowledge whack-a-mole, and all of us with a stake in the future of wireless access control need to get involved.

There are so many myths about what wireless locks can and can't do. Our solution? ASSA ABLOY has launched a true facts campaign—“Busting the myths about wireless access”—aimed at professional end-users. Not specifically about our locks, but wireless locks in general.

                                        - By Chris Bone, Vice President Access Control Solutions EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

About Chris Bone: Specialist in the Electronic Security Industry for more than 20 years Several roles within industry leading companies such as Honeywell and ASSA ABLOY Extensive knowledge of all aspects of building automation

SimonsVoss enters into system integration partnership with Mercury Security

SimonsVoss enters into system integration partnership with Mercury Security

Editor / Provider: SimonsVoss | Updated: 3/30/2015 | Article type: Security 50

SimonsVoss and the global leader in the manufacturer of access control panels Mercury Security agree to collaborate in the field of system integration.

The cooperation is a gain for both sides: by integrating SmartIntego into its Authentic Mercury platform, Mercury is able to offer the SimonsVoss solution for integrated access control, SmartIntego, to its customers. For SimonsVoss, the cooperation with Mercury and its 20 globally active partner businesses involved in building security technology opens up an entirely new customer group. Having delivered more than three million access control panels, Mercury has the largest installed base of access control hardware worldwide.

SmartIntego is an extremely appealing product for Mercury and its partners: the solution can be seamlessly integrated into existing complex access control systems for building security technology. The wireless and battery-driven digital locking cylinder, door fittings or padlocks are easy to install and communicate with the panel via wireless radio technology. This does away with extensive conversions for building operators. All existing ID media can be put to further use, so there are no extra costs involved in the conversion process. Plus no additional software is required for the integration into an existing access control system.

'The particular advantage of the SimonsVoss SmartIntego line is the integration into the Mercury access control panel by means of the radio-based gateway node via TCP/IP, which means that unlike RS485-based systems, no additional cables need to be installed. Existing IP infrastructures can be put to further use,' says Oliver Quaisser, SmartIntego Sales Director.

“We are very excited about our technology partnership with SimonsVoss and the ability to deliver SmartIntego products through the Authentic Mercury platform,” said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury Security. “This integration enables our OEM partners to extend their Mercury interface by incorporating SimonsVoss' wireless lock capabilities within their access control solutions. The SimonsVoss partnership further demonstrates the value of the Authentic Mercury platform allowing our partners to leverage their existing investment with the Mercury family of products.”

SimonsVoss and Mercury will be presenting their solutions together for the first time at the International Security Conference & Exhibition (ISC West) in Las Vegas in April 2015.

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