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HID Mobile Access features Twist and Go technology

HID Mobile Access features Twist and Go technology

Editor / Provider: ASSA ABLOY | Updated: 9/30/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Following a successful trial period, as of today, users will be able to use their smart mobile devices to unlock doors and open gates from a distance, thanks to the release of HID Mobile Access from ASSA ABLOY Group company HID Global.

The HID Mobile Access solution, powered by ASSA ABLOY's Seos technology, merges security and convenience by turning Bluetooth-Smart and near-field communication-enabled smartphones and other smart mobile devices into trusted, easy-to-use credentials that can replace keys and smart cards.

“Twist and go” gesture technology is featured in HID Mobile Access, enabling users to unlock doors and open gates from a distance by merely rotating or “twisting” their device as they approach a mobile-enabled reader.

Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and CTO at HID Global, says that HID Mobile Access, which supports both iPhone and Android devices and has been successfully piloted at major universities and businesses in the US, signals the start of a new era in security solutions.

“HID Mobile Access opens a new chapter in the creation and management of digital identities for mobile access by making it possible to open doors using the broadest range of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices without the need for additional sleeves or other accessories,” he says.

“The solution offers more secure, convenient and flexible access control, along with a best-in-class mobile ID delivery process that is as easy and straightforward as downloading music.”

Milestone to showcase VMS integrated with access control systems

Milestone to showcase VMS integrated with access control systems

Editor / Provider: Milestone | Updated: 9/26/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) integrated with access control systems from multiple Milestone Solution Partners will be presented at this month's security industry events: SECURITY Essen in Germany and ASIS International in Atlanta, Georgia.

Numerous Milestone Solution Partners are using the new XProtect Access Control Module 2014 to offer unified integrations of their access control systems into Milestone XProtect video surveillance solutions. The ability to tie video and access events together in this way greatly improves the speed and efficiency of incident investigations and response.

Providing the primary and most commonly used access control functions as an integral part of the XProtect Smart Client interface, the Milestone XProtect Access Control Module 2014 eliminates the need for users to work with disparate independent systems. It also makes it possible to integrate different access control systems within the same XProtect customer installation.

The XProtect Smart Client provides the consolidated interface for operating integrated access control systems with such dedicated functions as monitoring access events with video verification, manually assisting passages (controlling doors, gates, etc.), conducting investigations of specific access points or cardholders, easily exporting video evidence and generating reports. Video of access incidents visually confirms and informs on situations as they happen for better response, and provides documentation for analysis, rectification or prosecution.

The Milestone partner ecosystem worldwide is teeming with more than thirty integrations of access control systems with the Milestone video platform, to fill market demands for this kind of solution.

Of these access control Milestone Solution Partners, ISONAS is the first to get certification on their ISONAS ACX integration using the XProtect Access Control Module. This means that the integrated solution with their pure-IP access control that is operable from within the XProtect Smart Client interface has been tested and proven for best-practice implementation and documented with optimized configurations.

“Milestone XProtect now has the ability to handle both video and access control. The ISONAS-Milestone integration allows customers to seamlessly deploy access control with the same topology as their cameras. This eliminates the need for additional power at the door, resulting in dramatically lower cost-of-ownership, providing a more flexible and scalable solution while avoiding the need to re-train Milestone XProtect users. This integration has the ability to dramatically change the way video and access control are implemented and managed with best-in-class video as the front-end,” says Rob Mossman, CEO at ISONAS.

Axis Communications is also entering the physical access control market by introducing in Europe a network door controller with built-in web-based software. AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is a complement to the existing Axis portfolio of innovative network video products and creates unique integration possibilities for partners and end users, including interoperability via the Milestone XProtect Access Control Module 2014.

“By leveraging the embedded functionality of AXIS Entry Manager, Milestone XProtect Access Control Module plays an important role in integrating visual validation of controlled door passage with the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller,” said Johan Lembre, Director, Global Sales Solution, Enterprise & Medium Business, Axis Communications.

XProtect Access Control Module 2014 is part of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK), available through Milestone channel partners. This will be presented by Milestone Systems at Security Essen and ASIS International. The integrations with the access control systems from Milestone Solution Partners are available through their respective sales channels.

Axis partners with ASSA ABLOY launching access control card reader

Axis partners with ASSA ABLOY launching access control card reader

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 9/26/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The new AXIS A4011-E Reader is a joint cooperation between Axis Communications and ASSA ABLOY and is designed to work with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller.

Axis Communications introduces AXIS A4011-E Reader. The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols. It supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.

“Since the launch of our successful AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, we've had many customers ask about a door reader from Axis”, says Ola Jonsson, Business Development Manager, Axis Communications. “With the introduction of AXIS A4011-E Reader we are now able to provide a feature-rich and future-proof door reader suitable for most installations. The reader is based on proven technology from ASSA ABLOY, a company with great experience in readers and access control solutions.”

The new AXIS A4011-E Reader has an intuitive user interface with illuminated symbols and a sound indicator to clearly display the status and communicate with the user. The keypad features backlight illumination and durable stainless steel buttons.

The AXIS A4011-E is a future-proof and generic reader that supports several different card formats in order to meet specific system requirements. It can handle two different card formats simultaneously, which simplifies system expansion and enables easy migration from one card technology to another.

Additional features of AXIS A4011-E Reader include:
• Compatibility with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller
• Support for most 13.56 MHz card formats such as MIFARE Classic, MIFARE Plus, MIFARE DESFire EV1, iCLASS and SEOS
• Built-in tamper switches between housing and wall
• High reading speed
• Operating conditions: -25 ºC to 70 ºC (-13 ºF to 158 ºF)
• IP54 rating

AXIS A4011-E Reader is expected to be available in selected countries in Q4 2014 through Axis' distribution channels.

Honeywell announces its newest solutions at Security Essen

Honeywell announces its newest solutions at Security Essen

Editor / Provider: Honeywell | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Honeywell announces its newest solutions showcased at Security Essen.  Honeywell's comprehensive product and solutions portfolio will be presented and include MB-Secure, a multifunctional and modular security control system, MB-Wireless Reed magnetic contact module, equIP Series S range of IP system cameras and Pro-Watch 4.2 enterprise access control system.

Honeywell's new MB-Secure platform is a multifunctional and modular design security control system that enables integration of intrusion detection, access control, and video within a single system. It includes a special licensing concept providing flexibility and ease of use. All MB-Secure control systems are equipped with a uniform circuit board and firmware. Individual required functions can be activated by installers with a license key via a web portal. Should security requirements change, installers can easily apply additional expansions and new areas, detector groups and subsections. This makes it easy to apply upgrades without the need for major changes or a complete control system replacement. A variety of custom-fit, intelligent security solutions can be implemented to suit a wide range of industries: the industrial sector, retail, banking and finance, public buildings, sports facilities, and museums.

Giving security installers a much wider range of options for commercial video surveillance installations, Honeywell also presents 14 new HD and Mega Pixel IP cameras to its equIP Series. The equIP Series S is a family of IP-ready products – including box cameras, IR indoor domes and rugged domes – that integrate with Honeywell and third-party network video recorders (NVRs) for complete video management. The new cameras deliver full HD video (up to 25 fps) with 720p, 1080p, 3MP or 5MP resolution for applications from small retail outlets all the way up to large systems for city centre surveillance. All of the cameras feature on-board micro SD card storage to help prevent video loss by storing locally when communication to the NVR or video service is off-line. The equIP Series S features P-Iris that provides sharper images with better clarity and contrast by optimising the depth of field and sensitivity most suited to any application.

Honeywell MB-Wireless Reed magnetic contact module gives users a whole new range of possibilities for high-quality security. The contact is ideal for monitoring windows and doors, and also easily used to secure and monitor objects such as cabinets, drawers and pictures. The clear advantages of the magnetic reed contact lie in the monitoring of moving or variable fittings and objects, for example at trade shows and exhibitions, temporary monitoring of buildings and tool depots.

Honeywell Pro-Watch security management system offers an access control system that allows integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need. The latest version Pro-Watch 4.2 is compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks – including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) – that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations.

Tyco unveils breadth of technology portfolio at Essen 2014

Tyco unveils breadth of technology portfolio at Essen 2014

Editor / Provider: Tyco | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase a new slate of innovative technology introductions on stand 128, Hall 1.0. at this week's Security Essen 2014 exhibition, 23 to 26 September.

“The growing complexities of the security environment, whether within a large enterprise or at a single location, are demanding intuitive yet sophisticated solutions that allow users to focus on the management of their security department or business,” said Phil Dashey, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “The seamless unifications between our products enable security personnel to make quick and informed decisions, whilst avoiding integration challenges.”

With its expanding video portfolio, Tyco Security Products continues to lead the market in offering a diverse set of high resolution IP camera, recording and management platforms from its American Dynamics and Exacq Technologies brands. New from American Dynamics is the VideoEdge and victor v4.5 flagship video management system (VMS) solution, which brings new analytics capabilities such as heat mapping and POS integration with ease of use functionalities like auto discovery and watermarking.

Exacq is introducing the EasyConnect automatic IP camera connector feature that allows users to find, address and connect multiple IP cameras to their network automatically. EasyConnect supports IP cameras from Illustra and several other leading IP camera brands. Exacq will also showcase the new ELP-Series, a line of hybrid and IP camera network video recorders (NVR) available with up to 8 TB of storage to easily view and record up to 16 analogue and 24 IP cameras per server. The latest release of the exacqVision 6.4 VMS introduces VideoPush, which allows users to easily push selected cameras or entire views to another monitor, such as a public display monitor or video wall.

Complementing the array of choices in recording and management platforms is a wide range of HD IP cameras from American Dynamics, including the low-cost Illustra Flex Series, the Illustra Compact Mini-Domes and Mini-Bullets, the industry's fastest Illustra 625 PTZ and the Illustra 825 Fisheye, with onboard de-warping technology.

Headlining the intrusion portfolio for Tyco Security Products is PowerSeries Neo from DSC, an innovative solution for residential and scalable commercial installations that combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of wireless devices and peripherals. PowerSeries Neo leverages the superior capabilities of PowerG – the security industry's leading-edge wireless intrusion technology – and features innovative alarm verification solutions, along with a comprehensive remote service software suite for intuitive management.

Visonic is introducing PowerMaster Version 18, based on the market-leading PowerG technology that is the backbone of several new devices, including the PowerMaster-33 “hidden” panel, KP-250 two-way wireless keypad, ultrathin invisible magnetic transmitters, stylish handheld panic buttons and new advanced featured software for the widely installed PM-10 and PM-30 panels. Visonic is also introducing Tower Cam PG2, a wireless outdoor PIR that is a perfect solution for visual alarm verification and advanced warning.

Rounding out the intrusion portfolio is Bentel Security, with the latest 3.50 release of the ABSOLUTA intruder alarm control panel, offering full support via the ABS-IP LAN board for Sur-Gard receiver communications, BOSS programming software for customised email notifications, and ITV2 support for third party integration opportunities. The new ABSOLUTA M-TOUCH touchscreen keypad features a 7” full colour display, and the ABSOLUTA App enables remote control of ABSOLUTA control panels remotely a smartphone using IP or GPRS connection or SMS commands.

CEM Systems will display emerald(tm), the industry's most multifunctional intelligent touch screen terminal, in conjunction with the powerful AC2000 access control and integrated security management system. AC2000 offers customers a resilient security solution that has the flexibility to be customized and integrated to third party systems to suit project needs.

The iSTAR Ultra network door controller from Software House uniquely supports traditional hard-wired access control doors and wireless locksets all in the same controller, up to 32 readers. The newest version of the powerful C•CURE 9000 access control and security management software platform utilizes the victor Unified Client from American Dynamics, enabling users to easily view access control events, video, and intrusion alarms from one central user interface or remotely on the go using C▪CURE Go app.

Rounding out the access control offerings will be the new Kantech Intevo integrated security platform, designed to be up and running in minimal time. It includes a customized dashboard for easy system management and is preloaded with Kantech's EntraPass Corporate Edition security management software and exacqVision video management software.

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

IDIS announces DirectIP integrated with Lenel OnGuard

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 9/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

IDIS has announced successful Lenel factory testing of its DirectIP™ network video recorders (NVRs) with Lenel's OnGuard® access control, making the dedicated surveillance powerhouse a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). The integration provides Lenel customers with seamless DirectIP™ integration and rich functionality through its OnGuard integrated platform in order to deliver end-users the full benefits of full-HD and high performance DirectIP™ surveillance.

Commenting on the integration, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe said, “DirectIP™ combined with Lenel's OnGuard offers customers a powerful integrated management platform to streamline security operations and provide quick video identification of critical events to enable a faster and more accurate response to threats and incidents. The successful completion of the integration continues our commitment to providing cost effective and flexible security solutions, and extends our capability within the corporate enterprise sectors.”

The integration allows comprehensive DirectIP™ functionality including live video, record, play-back, pan-tilt-and-zoom (PTZ) control and allows operators to efficiently manage users from the unified OnGuard platform to deliver powerful event and alarm correlation with full-HD video verification.

“IDIS has completed the required factory testing to validate the interface of DirectIP™ with OnGuard. This integration also allows customers to upgrade to DirectIP™ as well as blending existing and legacy CCTV through the OnGuard platform.” said James Wheeler, UK Director, Lenel. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

Packaged as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVR) and comprehensive video management software, DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and industry-leading pricing levels.

Flexible access control solution ideal for on-demand offices

Flexible access control solution ideal for on-demand offices

Editor / Provider: HID Global | Updated: 9/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

HID Global's EdgeReader ERP40 and multiCLASS SE reader enabled efficient and flexible access control for Performance Buildings' on-demand offices in Munich.

Customer
Performance Buildings provides technology for “on-demand” offices. It has a partnership with Munich-based Design Offices to design and implement high-end technology offerings for tenants of shared office workspaces that utilize office space as and when required.

Challenge
Performance Buildings and Design Offices needed a secure access system that was easy to use and delivered cost benefits.

They needed interoperable, secure, convenient and future-proof access control technology for office spaces; a cost efficient IP-based solution that could be easily integrated and installed. The system needed to support the “on-demand” functionality, with an open application programming interface (API) that allows for a wide choice of custom configurations.

Solution
HID Global was selected because it was the only company with the ability to support the cutting-edge IT architecture and provide the flexibility that the customer required. The core solution was HID Global's EdgeReader® ERP40, an IP-based card reader that meets the demands of open architecture, IP-centric environments.

In addition, HID Global's multiCLASS SE® reader provides tenants with flexibility in using a range of access card technologies, such as contactless proximity cards and smart cards, or even NFC smartphones. Office visitors can also access office workspaces via Performance Buildings' touch screen enabled by EdgeReader.

Performance Buildings reported that it had seen a return on investment within six months of deployment in Munich and improved efficiencies thereafter.

LILIN VMS Navigator tied in with POS and RFID for baggage claim

LILIN VMS Navigator tied in with POS and RFID for baggage claim

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 9/22/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Navigator 1.0
LILIN VMS platform, Navigator 1.0, is easy to use video management software able to manage up to 108 cameras of H.264/MJPEG HD IP cameras or DVR/NVR's cameras. It can also support up to 108 channels of IP cameras on multiple monitors for TV Wall application. Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Electronic Point of Sale (ePOS), barcode scanner, access control, and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) can be integrated with Navigator 1.0 for applications in airports to streamline baggage-claim process and in production lines to track and record in-process assembly information an item progresses along the line.

Barcode scanner and/or RDIF is tied in with Navigator to be used in airports for baggage claim management
Navigator 1.0 is the ideal choice of video solution because its open platform video management software allowed integration with the RFID system, it can connect to ONVIF-conformant IP cameras, and its interface is absolutely intuitive and easy-to-use. LILIN VMS solution, Navigator, integrated with barcode scanner / RFID tags automatically track baggage from the ticket counter to the aircraft while a wireless local area network (WLAN) transmits baggage information used to match each piece of luggage on the plane.

LILIN Navigator provides reliable information where a bag is located at all times, from check-in to loading. LILIN solutions can bring peace of mind to your passengers by enhancing security and ensuring that their bags will be waiting for them when their plane lands.

Manufacturing line
LILIN Navigator VMS software can integrate with RFID tag, and manufacturers can track and record in process assembly information into the RFID tag as an item progresses along the line. Assembly line personnel could use an RFID reader to verify which processes have been completed. Intelligent SmartEvent playback system in Navigator with multiple video analytic searches, and you can playback these events by searching a keyword. Maintains current item information on the tag - ideal for managing production of complex or customized products and assemblies, eliminates the need for separate paperwork on assembly status and content.

Key functionalities
* Navigator SmartEvent feature allows you review the video in full screen based on keyword search.
* Keyword search to retrieve video footage across all cameras.
* Replay video based on the keyword search.

 

Sponsored by: 
LILIN is a global IP video manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Throughout the years, the company has maintained its dedication to Creativity, Progress, and Excellence providing expertise in digital video with a strong focus on innovation moving forward.

Suprema integrates with Milestone video

Suprema integrates with Milestone video

Editor / Provider: Suprema | Updated: 9/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Suprema, one of the leading global providers of technology in biometrics and security, announced the integration of its access control and biometric solutions with Milestone video management software (VMS).

Make it Simple
Milestone and Suprema users can now seamlessly link cameras to access control devices, track access control events in Milestone VMS and display related recorded video. This integration is bringing convenience to the security industry, because operators can quickly react to events such as “Access denied”, “Door left open” and “Door forced” with a unique access to video and access control.

Ready Now
On Milestone's side, the integration supports XProtect Enterprise (including Professional and Express) version as well as XProtect Corporate (including Expert) version. On Suprema's side, both BioStar software Basic Edition and Standard Edition are supported.

Turnkey Solution
“The security industry has specialist in Camera, VMS, Access Control and Biometrics. This said, our customers think security as a single requirement.” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema “This way, our goal is to provide our customers with the turnkey package they are looking for. And this package includes Cameras, Video Management, Access Control and Biometrics.”

Suprema is the first biometric based solution provider to integrate with the Milestone XProtect Access Control Module. This achievement was possible thanks to the advanced knowledge and expertise of Smartprotect, a Suprema and Milestone partner. Smartprotect has already integrated Suprema and Milestone in early 2013 and this new 2014 integration is bringing convenience to the next step.

"This is advanced security system integration. In case of events such as a fire alarm being activated or a door being left open, the system issues a local audible sound and also displays the alarm on the operator monitor. In addition, issued alarms can trigger a predefined video management of the event, such as camera zoom and video sequence recording. So later, the operator can see the video evidence before/during/after the event. We know who has triggered an event, when and where. And also how was the event managed." explained Francois Malan, Director of Smartprotect.

A quick overview on the current secuiry market trend

A quick overview on the current secuiry market trend

Editor / Provider: Michelle Chu | Updated: 9/17/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Messe Frankfurt New Era, the leading integrated media service provider in Asia, today has held a seminar to share professional experience on security trend and industry aspects with providers in Taipei, Taiwan.

As IP system entered into the security market years ago, the entire industry has experienced a series of revolutionary changes. In today's market, in terms of deploying security systems, end users have more options than usual. A quick example, other than IP surveillance systems, end users can choose to update existing analog equipment to ccHDtv, CVI, TVI, or AHD systems in order to reach high-definition recording quality. Suppliers have realized that products make fewer profits now – the market has focused on systems integration, vertical applications, and multiple services.

It is all about intelligent and integration
End users started to set their eyes on intelligent systems and software that can provide added values on their business and management. The ideal of security is no longer merely about monitoring and access control; the ideal of security today suggesting surveillance, access control, and more importantly, making use of these data collected from security devices for managing purpose.

John Shi, the General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era, pointed out that future trend of the security industry will be about providing more integrated systems and platforms, such as physical security information management (PSIM), incident management system, and content analysis. The highly integrated platform helps critical verticals to achieve total security awareness for better protection; futhermore, it assists making effective business decision.

Personal device steps inside 
A prosperous potential can be seen in the consuming electronic market. Niche technologies are available for the end users now, for example, biometrics technique and NFC have been used on personal smart device. Intelligent systems can not only be used for professional surveillance, access control, business management, but also smart home and personal purposes.

The suppliers in the traditional security market are facing the same challenge – whether sticking to professional security product line or stepping into consuming product market at the same time.

 

New market strategy for the distributors
In order to survive all the challenges, distributors had to come up with more flexible market strategy. First of all, expanding the product line is a must. End users are looking for one-stop shop that provides all they need conveniently and skips possible technical problems; meanwhile, distributors have to be able to provide total solution to various verticals and projects. This trend indicates that distributor has to be able to supply various products (from the surveillance to storage, for instance), systems integration, and after-sale services that tailored to different cases.

Many leading providers in the market keep expanding local offices in order to provide the most instant services and to have connected relationship to the local market. On the other hand, providers tend to cooperate with more than one manufacturer just to make sure that they can provide solutions to any budgets and considerations.

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