Apollo Security showcased integration software at ISC West 2011

Product Profile

Apollo Security will be demonstrating advanced Universal Video Integration, OPC support, FIPS 201 and TWIC support at ISC West. Contact Apollo if you would like to schedule a private demonstration of these developments.

Among the products on show will be Apollo Security's APACS software. The APACS software is designed for Apollo-based integrated security systems. It provides management of the access control system and performs information exchange and coordination between all subsystems, including: alarm monitoring, fire protection, analogue / IP live and recorded video, HVAC, paging, lighting, elevator control, visitor management and badging. In addition, APACS also provides data exchange with third party human resources, time and attendance and visitor management packages. Using PC with the Windows based operating system; APACS effectively performs in both small single computer systems and large-scale integrated client-server systems using TCP/IP protocol. In multi-user applications a powerful computer is used as a dedicated database server to process queries from all APACS workstations. Users can select between Firebird, Interbase, Oracle and MS SQL databases. APACS software is available in three packages: Pro, Standard and Lite.

APACS Lite provides basic reliable access control. If features text-based on-line event display, alarm linkage on hardware level, event retrieval and sorting, elevator control and other functions.

APACS Standard includes graphic maps, alarm display, live video, hardware status tree and badging.

APACS Pro is an advanced security management software package. It integrates access control with digital and analogue video equipment, visitor management systems, HVAC and lighting control systems, public announcement and paging systems. Distinctive feature of APACS Pro is built in reaction mechanism. Any event, time zone, card or PIN read can trigger a reaction. Possible reactions can be DVR/CCTV control by signals from readers or alarm inputs, HVAC and lightning system control by time zones, audible alarms to operator, transmission of alarm messages to pagers, roll call, execution of external programs or activation of external systems. Reactions can be unconditional - immediate response to specified event, or conditional - an operator will be prompted with a list of possible reactions; default reaction will be executed if operator does not respond to the prompt. Reaction mechanism removes some of the operator workload and increases security, ensuring that important events will be noted. For example, APACS Pro can automatically arm the building as the last person leaves, and turn on the lights and air conditioning as the first person is granted access in the morning, or it can be configured so that personnel can use a special PIN (i.e. 911) to notify guards of emergency situations from the nearest reader with a keypad.

Other APACS Pro features include live video verification, roll call and extended personnel reports. With its flexible modular structure, user friendly design, single and multi-user capabilities, and three different options, APACS can provide a solution that meets the customer's requirements today and in the future.
 
The APACS software package consists of six modules: Alarm Mode, System Configuration, Cardholder Database, Report Generation, Visitor Management Web Interface, and External Reports.
 
This special modular structure provides additional security and convenience by distributing tasks to difference operators. The systems can be monitored, controlled and configured from any workstation, provided the required module is installed and the operator has the appropriate permission.

Features:

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems
  • Firebird, Oracle or MS SQL (including MS SQL 2008) database management system
  • Single and multi-user applications
  • More than 50 workstations
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Unrestricted number of controllers, readers, and alarm panels
  • Modular structure
  • Multiple card formats
  • Online help
  • 255 access levels, 6 access levels per card, individual access levels (precision)
  • Elevator Control
  • Duress communication
  • Database conversion utilities
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Technical Specification

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Manufacturer Apollo Security
Model code APACS Pro
Photo ID Yes
Communication TCP/IP
Visitor Management Yes
Time & Attendance Yes
Central / Remote Monitoring Yes
Import/Export of Information Yes
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7
Additional info APACS Pro is an advanced security management software package. It integrates access control with digital and analog video equipment, visitor management systems, HVAC and lighting control systems, public announcement and paging systems. Distinctive feature of APACS Pro is built in reaction mechanism. 
Any event, time zone, card or PIN read can trigger a reaction.Possible reactions can be DVR/CCTV control by signals from readers or alarm inputs, HVAC and lightning system control by time zones, audible alarms to operator, transmission of alarm messages to pagers, roll call, execution of external programs or activation of external systems. Reactions can be unconditional - immediate response to specified event, or conditional - an operator will be prompted with a list of possible reactions; default reaction will be executed if operator does not respond to the prompt. Reaction mechanism removes some of the operator workload and increases security, ensuring that important events will be noted. For example, APACS Pro can automatically arm the building as the last person leaves, and turn on the lights and air conditioning as the first person is granted access in the morning, or it can be configured so that personnel can use a special PIN (i.e. 911) to notify guards of emergency situations from the nearest reader with a keypad. Other APACS Pro features include live video verification, roll call and extended personnel reports.
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