Published on 24 January, 2013
Honeywell recently announced a new version of its Pro-Watch security management system, Pro-Watch 4.0. The Pro-Watch system is Honeywell’s flagship integrated security management platform that allows large companies to easily manage complex systems that tie together access control, IP video surveillance, intrusion detection and building management technology for tighter security and increased productivity. Pro-Watch 4.0 includes new features such as support for wireless readers, new compliance reporting functions and web-based alarm and event management capabilities.
With built-in Ingersoll Rand Schlage AD-400 Wireless Reader integration, Pro-Watch 4.0 leverages wireless technology to accelerate the installation process and reduce the need for additional wiring. This drives down material and labour costs for installers. In addition, the system’s wireless functionality helps installers extend protection to areas that are difficult to reach with wired readers such as in historical buildings or remote locations.
Pro-Watch Compliance Report Manager and advanced badging are standard offerings in the new release. These features give users the ability to easily create and manage employee access cards and create custom statistical and transaction reports. The system also allows them to access alarm and event data through any Internet-connected device, reducing PC operating system issues and dedicated PC costs.
Honeywell has also refreshed the platform’s look and feel by re-styling its graphical user interface (GUI) with new icons and improved navigation for a more user-friendly experience.
“Pro-Watch 4.0 delivers cost savings and a better end user experience for enterprises bringing together functions like HR, building management and compliance,” comments Luisa Aymet, Honeywell Integrated Security EMEA Product Marketing Manager. “The latest enhancements are ideal for global, large multi-site facilities such as airports and seaports, higher education, healthcare campuses as well as corporate offices, and allow installers the opportunity to deliver better value to their customers.”