The new portal enables third-party technology providers to have a single online access point Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announces the addition of a new partner portal for its Connected Partner Program to further simplify the third-party integration process with various Tyco Security Products brands. With a simple online application, enhanced access to the latest integration resources and ongoing support, the new portal enhances the partner experience and improves the speed of delivering integrated solutions to market. Self-certification process The new portal enables third-party technology providers looking to integrate with Tyco Security Products brands to have a single online access point. It also allows them to easily find comprehensive integration documentation, download SDK/Web Service and APIs and brand software, as well as access online training resources and FAQ documents to assist in the integration process. Using a self-certification process, partners can manage the integration timeline through its various stages at their own pace, including application, pre-development, development, testing, and launch. Qualified technology partners have private access to Tyco Security Products’ fully equipped laboratories as well as receive support from Tyco Security Products’ engineering professionals. Faster development process “Offering such a breadth of unique integrations provides our customers with robust and reliable platforms that can work with the customer’s current systems or others of their choosing,” said Conleth Donaghy, Senior Product Manager, Connected Partner Program, Tyco Security Products. “The new streamlined portal enables a faster and more comprehensive development process for our technology partners. By using the online tools and support resources dedicated to the program, our customers have more insight into these integrations and more choice at their fingertips.” “Offering such a breadth of unique integrations provides our customers with robust and reliable platforms” “The new Connected Partner Program portal eliminates the need for partners like us to visit multiple sites for information on integrations or to download the latest development tools,” said David Daxenbichler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Network Harbor, Inc., Bartonville, Ill. “Thanks to this approach, we will save time enabling us to rapidly roll out integrated solutions to our customers.” Connected Partner Program The Connected Partner Program, from Tyco Security Products, includes nearly 200 partners with over 400 integrations across several of its leading brands, including Software House, Kantech, and American Dynamics. Participation in the Connected Partner Program begins with an online application on the Connected Partner Program website.
CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco recently announced the release of version 6.9 of the AC2000 suite of access control and security management software. This new version of the software offers improved security features and increases the performance of the AC2000 software suite including AC2000, AC2000 Airport and AC2000 Lite. “AC2000 is an integrated security management system that is designed with the customer in mind, providing flexible solutions that help increase security and improve operational effectiveness,” said Conleth Donaghy, Senior Product Manager, CEM Systems. “The latest release of AC2000 further reinforces this, offering improved security features with the addition of the SmartCard Utility and support for AES encryption across all CEM DESfire readers. The latest enhancements to emerald also provide an additional security level, where personnel image can be immediately verified at point of entry.” An exciting enhancement of AC2000 is the addition of user defined keys through the AC2000 SmartCard Utility application. This application is a convenient and flexible approach to smartcard key management by allowing users to take full ownership of their smartcard personalisation process. This means if encryption keys become compromised, updates can be implemented with minimal impact to security and daily operations using the AC2000 SmartCard Utility. AC2000 v6.9 now also supports 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption across the CEM DESFire reader versions of the emerald terminal, the S610 reader range and the sPass reader. This encryption standard provides a future proof access control solution, increasing security and reducing the risk of card cloning. Version 6.9 of AC2000 also offers enhanced functionality of emerald, CEM’s award winning intelligent access terminal. emerald is a touch screen reader and controller in one, with built in Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom functionality, that uniquely enables AC2000 data to be accessed securely at the door. With the release of AC2000 v6.9, emerald now supports Image on Swipe mode, which allows the terminal to display the cardholder’s image, and grants or denies access based on this verification. Also with the release of AC2000 v6.9, emerald remote apps are now more user friendly with new intuitive menus and improved response times. In v6.9, AC2000 now supports full two way integration with Exacq’s exacqVision video management system and integration with Future Fibre Technologies’ CAMS 3 perimeter intrusion detection system. These latest integrations build on the existing range of AC2000 video, perimeter, fire and intrusion integrations, making AC2000 a powerful security management system.