Honeywell releases new features to popular Pro-Watch access control system
Honeywell recently released several software enhancements to its widely used Pro-Watch® security management system. The Pro-Watch 3.81 software upgrades are designed to simplify installation and ease of use, as well as reduce costs and maximise system efficiency. The upgrades include:
- Software-based licence keys that eliminate the need for a hardware USB dongle to ensure the integrity of the licence and maintain compatibility with virtualisation and other IT-centric solutions.
- Inclusion of the S-Net protocol on the PW-6000 provides a smooth migration path from legacy Star I controllers to current technology, which allows end users to leverage existing security investments.
- Virtualisation support with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, which enables an organisation’s IT staff to host Pro-Watch as a virtual server, which reduces server management expenses and service interruptions.
Additionally, Pro-Watch 3.81 features open integration with the Honeywell Software Development Kit (HSDK), which enables increased interoperability between Honeywell technologies and products from third-party manufacturers who participate in the Honeywell Open Technology Alliance (HOTA) programme. The compatibility of Pro-Watch with the HSDK allows easy integration with larger building control systems such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and other building management technologies to drive energy savings. Pro-Watch also integrates various security components including visitor management, IP and video surveillance, intrusion, and communications such as intercom and mass notification technology.
“We understand that cost containment, enhanced profitability and return on investment are all important for our customers,” Aymet said. “Pro-Watch offers an open architecture platform that offers advanced levels of integration and greatly increases our customers’ ability to achieve their financial goals.”
Pro-Watch is available to certified Honeywell Integrated Security Integrators only.
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