Gallagher Security has announced one of its most important releases in recent months with the launch of v7.10 of the company's Command Centre integrated security solution. The system, which resides on an organisation's IT network, integrates electronic access control, intruder alarms management, perimeter security and compliance management in a single scalable platform, providing situational awareness together with comprehensive command & control.
Enhanced flexibility is the keynote of v7.10 with new features including cardholder and activity reporting. Re-usable reports can be created in minutes using filters that are powerful yet simple to configure, ensuring that the right people receive the right information at the right time.
Also new is the touch-screen Visitor Management Kiosk, which allows visitors to undertake self-registration, eliminating the need for front-line staff. The Kiosk is integrated with Command Centre and can be configured to accommodate a wide variety of requirements ensuring maximum control over the site. The system includes the facility for visitors to access and update their visit details and issue their own visitor badge. On completion of sign-in the visitor's host can automatically be notified of a guest’s arrival via email or SMS.
Another significant feature is the Tag Board tile which allows the operator to monitor cardholders within a zone in real time as they enter or leave an area - crucially important in environments such as mine blast zones, while a URL tile enables the operator to access information via the Internet, intranet or LAN. The operator can call up a centralised view of external information to occur alongside key information controlled by Command Centre.
The new version also introduces a division filter for the event trail, enabling the operator to focus more easily on events in a particular area of the site by filtering their view of it.
Protection of the enterprise is enhanced further by multi-server event aggregation, which allows workstations connected to an event aggregation server to report globally on activity occurring on any server within the network. It also enables events to be sent to an alternate server for data backup and redundancy.