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Compatible with Switch2 and Net2 High quality LCD screenMounts vertically or horizontallyUpload images of your choice via a wireless USB dongleIPX7 ratedIdeal for a range of sites where style and design are paramountMarking the completion of Paxton Access' architectural range of aesthetic readers, the PROXIMITY LCD reader is designed to make a great first impression. The modern LCD screen displays four images of your choice. You can create whatever look you want, whenever you want, in keeping with the design of your specific site.The reader comes pre-loaded with four default images which correspond to a particular action. A different image is shown when the reader is idle, when access is granted, when access is denied and when a card and PIN verification is required.You can customise the reader by uploading the images of your choice wirelessly, using a USB device and a laptop or PC. Use the images on the reader for advertising space, to give commands or directions to end-users when access is granted or denied, or simply to aesthetically please.The LCD reader will look fantastic in modern offices, boutique hotels, conference facilities, design studios, public buildings and more. The reader is even IPX7 rated for external use, so the possibilities are infinite.Add to Compare
The Energy saving reader helps facilities managers to reduce expenditure on energy by guaranteeing that lights and air conditioning switch off when not in use.Compatible with Switch2 and Net2, the energy saving reader's cover is designed to retain a user's proximity card. When a card is placed in the reader, its presence toggles a relay that allows connected equipment to be switched on. Unlike other readers the Energy saving reader continues to check for an authorised card; all the time one is present equipment will remain on. When a card is removed the relay toggles back and turns any connected equipment off. Savings are guaranteed because personnel require their cards to unlock doors around an access controlled site. Companies that already have a Net2 access control system will benefit from introducing the reader to all office, meeting, function and conferencing facilities where lights and air conditioning contribute to expensive energy bills. The energy saving reader can also help a site adhere to strict health and safety guidelines. When fitted to hazardous machinery, the use of such equipment can be restricted to authorised card holders only.Offer customers something different: Help save your customers moneySafety: Restrict the use of hazardous machinery to authorised usersOther applicationsFlood/sports lightsFork lift trucks and works vehiclesAdd to Compare
Money saving access controlA greener security solutionWorks in a range of environmentsControls various electrical systemsCompatible with Switch2 and Net2 systemsAs the need to save money and energy has increased over recent years, Paxton Access introduces the Energy saving reader - an access control device that helps ensure minimal energy usage.While energy bills are soaring, everyday bad practises like leaving lights and electrical equipment on unnecessarily means that many businesses are paying for energy they have not properly utilised. The Energy saving reader is a green access control solution that helps to control energy usage. The reader cover is designed to retain a user card; upon entering a room the user places their proximity card into the card slot. The card's presence in the reader toggles a relay that switches on all connected equipment. When the card is removed, the relay toggles back turning all equipment off. This straightforward energy saving concept works because a user has to remove their proximity card from the reader in order to move freely around a site. This way you only use the energy that you need and save on bills.Use the reader to control energy on lighting, air-conditioning, heating and water in office spaces, sports clubs, hotel rooms, conference halls and many other environments.If your business is feeling the pinch, remember that conserving energy is one of the easiest ways to save money. The current need to cut costs makes Paxton Access' Energy saving reader one of the most relevant products in access control.Add to Compare
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Edge devices (and edge computing) are the future. Although, this does seem a little cliché, it is the truth. The edge computing industry is growing as quickly as technology can support it and it looks like we will need it to. IoT global market The IoT (Internet of Things) industry alone will have put 15 billion new IoT devices into operation by the year 2020 according to a recent Forbes article titled, “10 Charts That Will Challenge Your Perspective of IoT’s growth”. IoT devices are not the only edge devices we have to deal with as the total number of connected edge devices includes the likes of devices like security devices, phones, sensors, retail sales devices, and industrial and home automation devices. The IoT (Internet of Things) industry alone will have put 15 billion new IoT devices into operation by the year 2020 The sheer number of devices begins to bring thoughts of possible security and bandwidth implications into perspective. The amount of data that will need to be passed and processed with all of these devices will be massive. There needs to be consideration taken by all business owners and automation engineers into how this amount of data and processing will be conducted. Ever-expanding edge devices market As the number of edge devices in the marketplace and their use among consumers and businesses rises, the need to be able to handle the data from all of these devices is no longer going to be suitable for central server architectures. We are talking about hundreds of billions and even trillions of devices. According to IHS Markit researchers’ study, there were 245 million CCTV cameras worldwide. One has to imagine there are at least 25% of that many access control devices (61.25 million devices) based on a $344 million market cap also calculated by IHS Markit’s researchers. If all the other edge devices mentioned earlier are considered then one can see that trying to route them all through servers for processing is going to start to become difficult if it hasn’t already, -which arguably it already has, as is evidenced by the popularity of cloud-based solutions amongst those businesses that already use a lot of edge devices or are processing a lot of information on a constant basis. Cloud computing The question is whether cloud computing the most effective and efficient solution as the IoT industry grows The question is this; is cloud computing the most effective and efficient solution as the IoT industry grows and the amount of edge devices becomes so numerous? My belief is that it is not. Taking the example of a $399 USD device that is just larger than the size of a pack of cards and runs a CPU benchmarked at the same level as a mid-size desktop. This device has 8GB RAM and 64GB EMMC built-in and a GPU that can comfortably support a 4K signal at 60Hz with support for NVMe SSDs for add-on storage. This would have been unbelievable five years ago. As the price of edge computing goes down, which it has done in a dramatic way over the last 10 years (as can be seen with my recent purchase), the price to maintain a central server that can perform the processing required for all of the new devices being introduced to the world (due to the low cost of entry for edge device manufacturers) becomes more expensive. This introduces the guarantee that there will be a point where it will be less expensive for businesses, and consumers alike, to do the bulk of their processing at the edge as opposed to in central server architectures. Cloud computing is now being overtaken by edge computing, the method of processing data at the edge of the network in the devices themselves Edge computing There are a plethora of articles discussing and detailing the opposition between the two sides of the computing technology coin, cloud computing and edge computing. The gist of it is that “cloud computing” was the hot new buzzword three years ago and is now being overtaken by “edge computing.” The truth is that cloud computing is a central server architecture hosted at someone else’s location. Edge computing is going to be a necessary development in the technology industry Edge computing is the method of processing data at the edge of the network (in the devices themselves) and allowing for less resources required at a central location. There is certainly a use case for both, however the shift to edge computing amongst the general public and small to mid-sized businesses will not be a surprise to those players, who have been paying attention. One article titled, “Next Big Thing In Cloud Computing Puts Amazon And Its Peers On The Edge” by Investor’s Business Daily takes the stance that edge computing is going to completely displace centralised cloud computing and even coins the phrase, “Cloud computing, decentralised” to explain edge computing. It speaks for the stance that most experts in technology seem to be taking, including Amazon Web Services’ VP of Technology, Marco Argenti according to the same article. We know that edge computing is going to be a necessary development in the technology industry, and it is happening as I write this, and quickly at that. Cost efficiency of edge processing As time goes on, the intersection between the prices of network bandwidth, edge processing and maintaining super powerful central servers will cause edge processing to be the most efficient and cost-effective way to maintain a scalable network in any environment, including datacenters. Owning a central server or utilising edge computing become the better options As it currently stands, most residential users can only achieve a 1Gbps WAN (internet) connection, and small to medium-sized business can’t get much more but seem to get much less, based on my personal experience. When more than 1Gbps needs to be processed, cloud computing becomes very expensive at which point, owning a central server or utilising edge computing become the better options. Then you look a total cost of ownership and when the cost of edge computing is less expensive than the cost of maintaining central server architectures, edge computing becomes the single best option. So, I’ll say it again, edge devices (and edge computing) are the future.
ISC West continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the security marketplace. In 2019, there will be 200 new exhibitors, 100 new speakers and an expanding mix of attendees that includes more end users and international attendees. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Among the more than 200 new exhibitors on the show floor will be Dell Technologies, Resideo, SAST (a Bosch IoT startup), Belkin International, NetApp, Lenovo, Kingston Technology and many others. The event continues to see more and more solutions in the area of IoT/connected security, a surge in barrier/bollards exhibitors, an increased number of start-up companies, and an emphasis this year on stadium/major events security. Plus, the new exhibit area of ISC West, Venetian Ballroom, will include a mix of solutions from mid-sized domestic and international companies, and is the home of the Emerging Technology Zone – back for its second year with 50-plus start-up companies expected. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas “ISC West is no longer just about video cameras, access control systems and alarms,” says Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions, which produces and manages ISC West. Embracing and stimulating the market dynamic of comprehensive security for a safer, connected world, solutions on display at the show reflect convergence across physical security, IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology). The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home, Public Safety & Security, Connected Security, Unmanned Security Expo and the Emerging Technology Zone. Plus, complimentary education sessions in the Unmanned Security Expo theatre will include topics such as drones, counter-drone solutions, ground robotics and regulations/policies that support autonomous technology. This year’s event will feature more than 1,000 products and brands covering everything from video surveillance, access control and alarms/alerts, to IoT, IT/cybersecurity convergence, AI, embedded systems, drones and robotics, smart homes, smart cities, public safety and more. The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home and the Emerging Technology Zone Elevating the Keynote Series Over the past few years, ISC West has elevated its Keynote Series (open to all attendee types) to include more speakers and dynamic content covering relevant topics. Attendees should be sure to head to the Keynote room Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. before the expo floor opens at 10 a.m. Relating to attendance, ISC West continues to diversify and grow the attendee universe by attracting additional enterprise government end-users across physical and IT/OT responsibilities. The show also continues to attract and grow the channel audience, and there will be an increasing number of International attendees. “Years ago, ISC West was known exclusively as a dealer/integrator/installer show, but not anymore,” says Wise. “Today, the demographic mix continues to evolve as the event diversifies its product and educational offerings, embracing the current market reality of collaboration among integrators/dealers/installers, end-user decision-makers, and public safety and security professionals.” When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities Within the SIA Education@ISC West conference program, there are over 100 new speakers. Through ISC West’s strong partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA, the Premier Sponsor of ISC), the SIA Education@ISC West program has expanded and become increasingly dynamic and diverse over the last three years. In addition, ISC West and SIA are hosting a Women in Security breakfast on Friday morning April 12th. Women in Security is a new track for the education program. “Our attendance data reflects the demand for a mix of physical security integrator and end-user content, a balance of technical and management/strategic topics, and diverse topics incorporating IoT and cybersecurity/physical security convergence, and analytics expertise,” says Wise. “Last year was a record year for conference program attendance, and 2019 will yet again set new benchmarks.” Mobile apps, information desks and ease of registration ISC West is also focusing on the attendee experience. Need advice on what exhibitors are a fit for your business needs and interests? The Information Desk adjacent to the main expo entrance will provide customised recommendations based on the information attendees provided during the registration process. Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website to research exhibitors and product categories, receive exhibitor recommendations that best fit business needs, review complimentary educational opportunities as well as 85-plus sessions from the paid SIA Education@ISC program. There are many networking opportunities being offered at the show this year. When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities. Whether attendees want to network with peers or customers at an awards ceremony (Sammy Awards, Fast 50, New Product Showcase Awards), Charity event (AIREF Golf Classic, Mission 500 Security 5K-2K Run/Walk), or an industry party (SIA Market Leaders Reception, ISC West Customer Appreciation Party at Tao), there are a variety of special events offered, all designed to help you make new connections. Make sure to check out the ISC West website for all the Special Events taking place at ISC West.
Today’s security industry technology standards create a common framework for achieving predictable performance. Systems are made more secure and easier to install, use and integrate with other devices. Standards are also intended to be living documents, open to continual refinements to benefit manufacturers, integrators and end users. An excellent example is the Open Supervised Data Protocol (OSDP), which is now the industry’s gold standard for physical access control installations. It was designed to offer a higher level of security with more flexible options than the aging defacto Weigand wiring standard. Updating OSDP-readers simultaneously One recent addition enables end users to push firmware and software updates to thousands of OSDP-enabled card readers simultaneouslyOSDP, first introduced in 2011 by the Security Industry Association (SIA), continues to evolve with significant manufacturer input. One recent addition enables end users to push firmware and/or software updates to a few or thousands of OSDP-enabled card readers simultaneously. Weigand technology requires updates to be made one at a time at each reader. Regularly changing reader encryption keys is an excellent way to enhance facility security. It’s easy using the OSDP file transfer capability and the latest DESFire EV2 credentials containing multiple encryption keys. You can transfer the next code on the card to all readers and the job is done. And there’s no need to create a new card for each user or reprogram each individual reader. AES-128 encryption ensures cybersecurity It’s time to migrate entirely away from Weigand technology. If greater security, convenience and reduced labour from the latest OSDP updates isn’t reason enough, here are a few more things to consider. The 40-year-old Weigand protocol provides no signal encryption, making it easy for hackers to capture the raw data transmitted between cards and readers. OSDP readers support AES-128 encryption while providing continuous monitoring of wires to guard against cybercriminals. Weigand reader installations require homerun cable pulls from the control panel to each peripheral device. OSDP readers can be daisy chained, providing additional savings on cabling and installation time. Weigand technology is simply too slow to work with today’s most versatile and secure card technologies. OSDP readers work with virtually all modern access control cards. The OSDP standard also works with biometric devices; Weigand does not. Meeting requirements of FICAM guidelines SIA is pushing to make the latest OSDP version a standard recognised by the ANSI, a move to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. security businessesAlso, OSDP is becoming a must-have standard for organisations demanding the highest security levels. The standard meets requirements of the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) guidelines that affect how the access control industry does business with the federal government. SIA is pushing to make the latest OSDP version a standard recognised by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI), a move to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. security businesses. There’s still a large worldwide reader installation base that works solely with the Weigand protocol. Admittedly, changing them all at one time may be prohibitively expensive; however, standards should be viewed as a journey, not a destination. That’s why a measured migration is the right choice for many organisations. Begin by securing the perimeter. Replace only the outside-facing Weigand readers. As long as the walls are secured, the inside can remain a softer target until OSDP-compatible readers can be added indoors. The case for moving to OSDP as a standard is compelling. It offers our industry the opportunity to design access control software and products that provide what end users want most – greater security, flexibility and convenience.
Paxton has launched a new web-based user interface for its market-leading access control system, Net2. Net2Online web-based interface Net2Online makes Net2 accessible from any device with an internet connection, giving users ultimate flexibility and ownership of the system – wherever they are. It comes as a free feature with Paxton’s Net2 Pro software. This ensures Net2 Pro is futureproofed, while making site access for users even easier. Five useful features will allow users to manage their building from any device, in any location – open doors, add and manage users, run roll call, monitor events and create reports. Key Net2Online features include: It’s quick and easy to get started - there is no need to install additional software if you have an existing Net2 Pro system. It has an improved layout – a smart, simple look and feel, with responsive interface and quick navigation. It now covers all major Windows operating systems and is compatible with Google Chrome, Safari, Microsoft edge and Mozilla Firefox. It’s included free of charge to new and existing Net2 Pro users. Net2 Pro software solution Net2 Pro is Paxton’s advanced version of its free Net2 Lite software Chris Wrench, Product Manager, said: “We’re continually futureproofing our systems and Net2Online gives our users even more choice to manage their sites. With Net2Online, installers can be confident they’re providing a solution that is smart and simple to use and will meet the needs of end users long into the future. We’ve also taken onboard feedback from customers who said they wanted a system that could be accessed by any device and from any location. Net2 Pro users now have the flexibility to manage their system in a more convenient way, at no extra cost.” Net2 Pro is Paxton’s advanced version of its free Net2 Lite software. It has all the capabilities of Net2 Lite software with advanced features.
Paxton has launched the Net2 Entry Audio monitor, bringing a simple, cost-effective option to the versatile Net2 Entry, intercom product range. The audio monitor fully supports all existing Net2 Entry functionality and completes the award-winning range. Key features of Audio monitor: A sleek, contemporary design with simple interface Flexible installation – can be wall-mounted or used with an adjustable desk stand Available with or without a handset Action buttons configurable for a range of needs Optional connection to a sounder or beacon to offer enhanced, accessible call notification Robust and vandal resistant Versatile and simple solution Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer said, “We are delighted to see the audio monitor complete our Net2 Entry range. It means Paxton installers can now use the range whatever the requirements – from high-end premium panels and monitors, to more cost-effective solutions where budgets can be restrictive. “Net2 Entry is known for its versatility and simplicity, so the audio monitor is a natural addition and the perfect product to complete our industry-leading range.” Net2 Entry is an intercom system that works standalone or alongside Paxton's Net2 access control, combining intercom with key features of Net2. It consists of three components that auto-detect on set up; external panel, interior monitor and door control unit.
Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control and video intercom solutions, has announced a new distribution relationship with ADI Global Distribution, making it even easier for dealers to buy its products. Paxton develops simple and integrated security solutions suitable for a wide range of sites and requirements, specialising in systems for the mid-market such as education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial and public sector. Their U.S. headquarters is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and they’ve recently doubled the size of their Customer Support team, adding 11 Regional Sales Managers and four dedicated Training Engineers to ensure dealers and distributors receive an increasingly high level of support. Distributor of security, AV products Dealers will be able to purchase the full range of Paxton’s flagship access control product, Net2 and its video intercom system, Net2 EntryADI is part of smart home technology company Resideo and is a global distributor of security, AV, and low-voltage products with more than 100 branch locations across North America. For more than 25 years, ADI has provided a superior product offering, and value-added services designed to help residential and commercial dealers of all sizes grow their business. With this new and exciting relationship, dealers will now be able to purchase the full range of Paxton’s flagship access control product, Net2 and its innovative video intercom system, Net2 Entry, from all ADI locations in the United States and Canada. Managing sites remotely via smartphone Net2 is designed to be easy to specify and install, making life simpler for dealers and integrators. It moves beyond the basics of securing access to doors to provide features including system integration, building management, energy saving and security lockdown. Net2 system engineers and operators can also easily manage multiple sites remotely from a smartphone with the Paxton Connect Admin app. Net2 Entry is a true plug and play system consisting of just three components that auto-detect on set up; external panel, interior monitor, and door controller. The simple video intercom system can easily be added to an existing IP network. Offering strong customer experience I am excited that ADI Global Distribution is joining our list of distributors, because we’re committed to offering a strong customer experience for dealers"Jonathan Lach, Paxton’s Vice President of Sales said, “As Paxton continues to grow, it’s important that our dealers can easily buy our products across North America. I am excited that ADI Global Distribution is joining our list of distributors, because we’re committed to offering a strong customer experience for dealers. ADI, along with our current distribution partners, are well positioned to continue to serve our new and existing dealers.” “Our strong relationship with Paxton has been successful across EMEA and played a key role in positioning ADI as a leading distributor of security and low voltage products in this region,” said Marco Cardazzi, Vice President of Global Marketing at ADI Global. “We are excited about expanding this relationship, which will now help our dealers across North America deliver Paxton access control solutions to their customers.” All Paxton products have a five-year warranty, hassle free return policy, and are supported by their industry leading Customer Support team.
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