Tyco Security Products will highlight its wide range of integrated security management solutions and Cyber Protection programme at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 12-15, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, in Booth 1801.

With its portfolio of solutions designed to meet top federal cyber security standards, Tyco Security Products offers solutions based on intuitive usability, scalability and sophistication to protect businesses of all sizes.

“From sophisticated, high security government installations to residential and small business environments, the integrations between our products provide end users with business intelligence and operational benefits beyond the traditional core security functions,” said Anita Santos, Vice President, Marketing, Tyco Security Products. “Customers have also asked for our help in strengthening their ecosystem against cyber-attacks, and that is why we are leading the conversation of cyber threats at all levels in our industry with our multi-faceted cyber security initiative.”

Complete security solution

The cyber protection programme is a six-part approach used to evaluate cyber security in all physical security products. The focus on cyber protection begins with initial product concept development, through testing, integration and evaluation. The program is led by a team responsible for monitoring the product development process and authorising final product release to ensure compliance with secure development best practices, honed through Tyco Security Products’ many years of providing critical solutions for the United States government and other large multinational customers.

Headlining product introductions for ASIS 2016 is the complete security solution, a deep integration of video surveillance, intrusion, and access control that provides small to mid-sized business customers with a holistic analysis and intuitive control of their security data and information. Comprised of exacqVision video, DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion and Kantech EntraPass access control, the Complete Security System is used to access and manage video, intrusion and access control from one, single interface using the native integrations included in each of the three product lines. End users can arm and disarm the system from the VMS software’s user interface, view partition and zone status on cameras, and receive push notifications for triggered alarms via a 24/7 mobile app.

"Customers have also asked for our help in strengthening their ecosystem against cyber-attacks, and that is why we are leading the conversation of cyber threats at all levels in our industry"

Integrated visitor management system

From Software House, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Platform expands access control system deployment with visitor management. Using the new C•CURE Go Reader mobile device, users can create and manage scheduled visitor appointments with C•CURE’s new Visitor Management Web portal, improving efficiency and reducing the administrative burden typical of most visitor management systems. C•CURE 9000 also now supports Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSPD), a SIA-sponsored open protocol for reader-to-panel communications, and BACnet, the HVAC industry’s open standard for building automation systems.

ID verification, authentication for access control

From Innometriks, technology leading solutions that provide strong identity and biometric authentication for mission critical environments, including hostile outdoor environments, for the most difficult deployments. The suite of high-assurance solutions helps customers meet the credential verification and identity authentication requirements set forth by the U.S. Government. With an open platform approach, Innometriks solutions integrate seamlessly with industry-leading PACS, including Software House C•CURE 9000, to comply with identity programs such as Personal Identity Verification (PIV), Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) and Common Access Card (CAC).

Kantech EntraPass Go Install is a first-of-its-kind mobile application that employs a QR code scan for easy configuration of KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers. The scan contains the controller’s MAC address and serial number, while the software provides appropriate default values to configure the EntraPass system remotely. The integration between ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology and EntraPass 7.0 security software provides the flexibility to expand an access control system to include virtually every internal opening in a facility. Using KT-1-M and KT-400 door controllers and the Aperio wireless hub, Aperio wireless locks communicate with EntraPass for a fully integrated and managed lock solution.

"Through Illustra’s intuitive
camera configuration page,
users can easily activate and
save video analytic rules"

Intelligent video management system

The exacqVision 8.0 video management system introduces suspect tracking to fully track a suspect moving throughout a scene and CameraLinks provide users with overlay controls to access needed commands while viewing live video. Version 8.0 also allows users to schedule, archive bookmarked video and perform direct archive searches and export directly from the archive. To save bandwidth, the exacqVision client will now blank video panels after they have become inactive for a selected period of time.

American Dynamics 4.9 victor video management system and VideoEdge video recorders [NVRs] use powerful, intuitive web-based features to put greater system functionality and key information in the hands of security system operators. The new centralised licensing feature reduces the time installers spend updating system licenses. Version 4.9 automatically configures and optimises second stream video transmission for bandwidth use reduction. Other key features include interactive maps, virtual PTZ and extended retail and business information reports.

New Illustra IP camera video intelligence analytics at the edge are available on the Illustra 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras, automatically detecting and notifying users of motion detected activities for suspicious events. Users can select up to three rule types to trigger at one time. Through Illustra’s intuitive camera configuration page, users can easily activate and save video analytic rules. With analytics on the edge, Illustra creates a cost-effective solution without the need for a dedicated analytics server.

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