AccessXpert simplifies and streamlines security management for today’s on-the-move security staff Schneider Electric recently introduced AccessXpert, a new, fully web-based security management solution at ISC West 2016. Based on the latest in open-protocol support, AccessXpert simplifies and streamlines security management for today’s on-the-move security staff. Security solution for on-the-move staff The new solution leverages secure, cloud-based technologies to provide building owners, managers and security personnel with anywhere, anytime mobile access to video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, alarm management and other systems. In addition, it merges security with Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ building management system (BMS) to enable clearer decisions, faster responses and maximum facility efficiency. “AccessXpert marks an evolution of intelligent building integration that aligns security and sustainability for enhanced building efficiency and performance,” said Jim Sandelin, Senior Vice President, EcoBuilding, Schneider Electric North America Operation. “Today’s security professionals operate in a constantly changing, on-the-move environment and need access to critical data from their laptops, tablets or smart phones. We are committed to providing our customers with the world’s most open and innovative security solutions to help make more informed decisions and ultimately drive savings." Bringing value to security managers AccessXpert is a collaborative effort led by Schneider Electric with Mercury Security and Feenics, all contributing their unique expertise. Mercury Security’s open hardware platforms make AccessXpert an affordable migration option for customers, including standardised integration to third-party security devices such as door hardware or intrusion detection. With a robust access control software platform from Feenics, AccessXpert moves into the cloud enabling access anywhere, anytime. Schneider Electric brings its long-standing commitment to integrated, smart buildings, integrating AccessXpert to its StruxureWare™ BMS software platform with full BACnet support. "We are very excited to partner with a leading, global organisation like Schneider Electric to bring new value to security managers facing budget constraints," said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury Security. "Their approach to embedding Mercury's open-access technology into their security system platform and complementary focus on building integration provides a unique solution to the industry." Assisting with security infrastructure “AccessXpert is the perfect solution for those looking to modernise their security infrastructure without having to make significant IT investments,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President, Feenics. “We are proud to help put comprehensive security management power into the hands of building owners and facility managers through this collaborative effort with Schneider Electric and Mercury Security.” Schneider Electric will showcase AccessXpert at ISC West 2016, which runs from April 6-8 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Visit booth #10037 to learn more.
Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions and Mercury Security, a global leader of OEM access control hardware, recently announced a closer technology partnership geared to benefit both Genetec and Mercury customers with a broader, open-platform choice when moving to Genetec’s Synergis IP access control solution. Genetec customers will be able to leverage Mercury’s complete line of door controllers and associated modules for both new and existing systems. This expanded partnership between the two companies addresses an ongoing trend in the security industry as demand grows for a more open approach to update legacy access control modules to a unified, IP-based system. End customers will now have a truly ‘open-system’ approach when utilising the Authentic Mercury platform with Synergis - a fully unified, next-generation IP access control system that can be seamlessly unified with video surveillance, intercom communications, and intrusion panel integration. Furthermore, this collaboration will enable Genetec to offer the full line of Authentic Mercury hardware to its channel of dealers, systems integrators and value-added distributors throughout the world Genetec’s newest unified security appliance, SV-32, will integrate directly with the complete line of Authentic Mercury hardware. This includes direct integration of intelligent controllers such as the EP2500, EP1502, and PoE-enabled EP1501, in addition to the MR series of reader, input and output modules. Genetec will also integrate Mercury’s M5 Bridge family of products, allowing customers with legacy Casi Micro/5 systems to leverage their existing investment in enclosures, wiring and readers as they migrate to Authentic Mercury hardware and a Genetec Synergis access control management system. “Mercury Security and Genetec have been technology partners for years, and this tighter relationship will benefit both our end users and industry integrators,” said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury Security. “We are very excited about Genetec’s expanded interface through the Authentic Mercury platform and open approach to the security industry. With Mercury’s system level philosophy for access control, the integrated solution will provide customers with a comprehensive top down approach versus door by door deployment.” “Taking our existing relationship with Mercury to the next level means additional benefits for our end-users and integrators,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Manager of Product Marketing. “Above and beyond supporting some of the most commonly deployed and powerful controllers on the market, we want to make the market’s transition to IP access control and unified security as simple and cost efficient as possible. Leveraging Mercury equipment guarantees that more end users can migrate to our next generation security offerings while continuing to benefit from the advanced capabilities of Authentic Mercury hardware.”