Paxton is pleased to announce that their free COVID-secure live webinars are now available on demand - they can be watched anywhere, anytime at one’s convenience. In June, Paxton took the initiative to create a no-nonsense webinar based on CDC and OSHA guidelines. Paxton’s mission is to continually provide their installers with educational videos that help them reduce the risk of infection, work safely, and prepare them with the right tools to make their end user buildings more COVID-secure. On-demand webinar In addition to the on-demand webinar, Paxton has developed a dedicated COVID-secure resource page on their website to further support their installers. This page provides a centralised and easy to use platform where installers can build their knowledge and understanding through new literature, training tutorial videos, application notes and details of product integrations. Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Chief Sales Officer explains: “Like many installers right now, we recognise we have an important role to play in helping companies across the country update their buildings and reopen their businesses safely and securely to support the economy.” Planning future projects The online guide gives installers viewing flexibility and the potential to re-watch when needed Many installers are now retuning to site and planning future projects. This has led Paxton to create convenient and informative content on demand. The online guide gives installers viewing flexibility and the potential to re-watch when needed. The Paxton team believes this is beneficial and will consistently publish updates as changes occur to support their valued installers by helping them move forward and plan for the time ahead. Paxton’s Divisional Director of Communications Katie Millis-Ward said: “Our aim is to make life easier for our installers and customers as the situation changes. Making the tutorials on demand and opening up a dedicated area of our website gives them the tools they need when they need them. We are dedicated to developing products and content that really help make buildings and people safer during this time.” Touch-based devices Subjects covered in the free 30-minute tutorial include: Contactless access control – hygienic access for entry and exit, move away from touch-based devices Flexible access permissions – meet social distancing guidelines, limit high traffic and apply a one-way flow of movement NEW in Net2: Occupancy management – group visitors and staff to designated areas as well as monitor people numbers with alerts to support social distancing Thermal scanning – protect staff by using thermal cameras and facial recognition to ensure health & wellbeing, by identifying people that could be at risk, quickly and efficiently Since launching the webinar, Paxton has seen over 1,300 installers participate and the numbers continue to rise. Colin Todd the owner of MMV Contracting Ltd said: “Already Paxton’s Net2 could do so much to help with on-site controls, and now with the new occupancy feature, Paxton’s Net2 can do so much more.”
Paxton Access Ltd. (Paxton) has announced new additions to their renowned Net2 access control product line, helping installers make their customers’ buildings more COVID-secure. The latest version of Net2 – v6.04 has been in rapid development since May 2020 and is now ready for installers to download. Net2 – v6.04 The latest version features Net2 Occupancy Management, which allows enterprises to limit the number of people in any given area, either barring access or sending an email or text to the building manager when a space nears capacity. It works across multiple areas of a site and can be set to operate a one-in, one-out system to support social distancing measures. In addition to this update, installers who want to use thermal scanning to help limit the spread of the virus can do so with three new thermal scan integrations. Making buildings more COVID-secure We understand the important part that access control plays in managing the flow of people around a building" Adam Stroud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Paxton Access Ltd. stated, "We understand the important part that access control plays in managing the flow of people around a building in order to support a hygienic environment. In addition, controlling the density of people in any given area is a valuable tool to help businesses of all types to become 'COVID-secure'." Adam adds, “Net2 is one of the best-selling access control systems and so we have developed the new Occupancy Management feature to meet this specific need. For new and existing Net2 customers we hope that this new functionality helps the efforts that we are all making to observe social distancing and keep people safe." Occupancy Management with Net2 v6.04: Ensure users maintain a safe social distance by setting and controlling the maximum number of people in any given area. Real-time visual reports - see live occupancy levels in a clear, web-based visual report from smartphone, tablet, PC or widescreen wall display. Dynamic control of entry permissions - set alerts and prevent user access when maximum capacity is neared or reached. Simplified area management - set and manage multiple areas simultaneously, with specific occupancy levels per area. Support continuous flow of people movement with one-in-one-out user access when people numbers are high. Thermal scan hardware Paxton has also tested a range of thermal scan hardware and the company’s free 45-minute webinars will take installers through what is available and how to apply it. Paxton references solutions from Hikvision - Face Recognition Terminal (Minmoe), Dahua Technology - Thermal Temperature Station and ZKTeco – SpeedFace to help ensure health and wellbeing in high security areas and identify people that could be at risk, quickly. Net2 integrations with Hikvision, Dahua, and ZKTeco solutions Paxton has validated Net2 integrations with Hikvision, Dahua, and ZKTeco Paxton has validated Net2 integrations with Hikvision, Dahua, and ZKTeco. However, Net2 can work with most thermal devices that utilise a Wiegand output. Paxton has been running their ‘Guide to COVID-secure Buildings’ webinars to help get the U.S. back to work safely. Installers receive a live 45-minute webinar that will take them through the CDC and OSHA guidelines, as well as a free end-user guide to help their customers understand the access control solutions available when updating their buildings. ‘Guide to COVID-secure Buildings’ webinars Gareth O’Hara, the Chief Sales Officer at Paxton Access Ltd. said, “We’ve had a great response from customers so far, with hundreds joining us in the first couple of weeks. The webinar provides installers with practical access control solutions that businesses need now.” He adds, “The new Occupancy Management feature in Net2 has been eagerly anticipated and we are looking forward to getting it out there to help with social distancing on sites around the world. We are continuing to develop Net2 in line with installer feedback to provide even more flexibility for COVID-secure buildings, so watch this space.” Paxton’s latest webinar, the Guide to COVID-secure Buildings with Net2 started on June 30 and runs twice weekly.
Paxton Access is introducing free customised learning course, new products and a brand-new guide to assist installers in helping their customers ensure their buildings are COVID-secure. The initiative has been designed in line with the CDC and OSHA best practices and recommendations. In a new, 45-minute webinar, Paxton will show installers how to match their security offering with the ‘practical considerations of how to operate safely in the workplace’. A globally renowned manufacturer and provider of access control solutions firm, Paxton is also launching a new release for Net2, specially developed to support social distancing. Aiding enterprises to resume operations Like many installers, Paxton recognises they have an important role to play in helping companies across the country update their buildings and reopen their businesses safely and securely to support the economy. As a global manufacturer with over 35 years expertise in securing buildings, the route for Paxton is always through educating their trusted network of security installers to deliver genuine solutions for the real world. Paxton’s recent series of webinars have seen over 2,700 installers attend. Importance of access control in protecting people Access control plays a key role in helping ensure buildings are COVID-secure" Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer at Paxton said, “As a manufacturer of technology, in partnership with installation companies, we have an opportunity to positively contribute to protecting people against COVID-19 infection.” Gareth adds, “Access control plays a key role in helping ensure buildings are COVID-secure. At present, thousands of buildings across the country are implementing new measures according to CDC and OSHA recommendations. Right now business owners are strategising on how to safely transition people back to offices and work environments in a secure way.” Implementation of Net2 solutions He further said, “Our message to security installers is: Please don’t wait. We want them to start becoming familiar with the guidance and Net2 solutions and support their customers in making their buildings COVID-19 secure. From the webinar, to the supporting technical information, to the new Net2 release and free customer guide, we believe they will have everything they need.” Paxton’s team of researchers has been thoroughly reviewing the CDC and OSHA recommendations to ensure the most relevant, up to date information is shared with their customers. The result is a webinar packed full of useful advice to help installers reach out to their customers with confidence. The session covers 4 key areas: Contactless entry & exit – Hygienic access, move away from touch-based devices Flexible access permissions – Meet social distancing guidelines, limit high traffic and apply one-way flow of movement Occupancy management – Control and monitor people numbers in any given area and support social distancing Thermal scanning – Use cameras to ensure health and wellbeing in high security areas and identify people that could be at risk, quickly Occupancy Management As part of the new plan, Paxton is introducing an Occupancy Management feature in Net2 As part of the new plan, Paxton is introducing an Occupancy Management feature in Net2 and various improvements to integration with thermal scanners to give installers the best options for safe, secure access. Due for release in July 2020, Net2 Occupancy Management allows you to limit the number of people in any given area; either barring access or sending an email/text to the building manager when a space nears capacity. It works across multiple areas of a site and can be set to operate a one in, one out system to support social distancing measures. Adam Stroud, Paxton CEO said, "We understand the important part that access control has to play in managing the flow of people around a building to support a hygienic environment. In addition, controlling the density of people in any given area is a valuable tool to help businesses of all types to become 'COVID-secure'.” Net2 access control system Adam adds, “Net2 access control system is widely used in the U.S. and so we developed the new Occupancy Management feature to meet this specific need. For new and existing Net2 customers we hope that this new functionality helps the efforts that we are all making to observe social distancing and keep people safe." Paxton has also created a useful digital guide for end-users which explains in easy terms what to ask their installer to make their building COVID-secure. Ensuring buildings are COVID-secure Our new COVID-secure with Net2 customer guide should help anyone, even if they have no knowledge of access control" Katie Millis-Ward, Divisional Director of Communications said, “We genuinely want to help our installers help their customers. Providing insight into the variety of best practices and recommendations to make it simple for both the installer and the end customer is something we are ready to do.” She adds, “There’s a lot of information for businesses to digest to make buildings safe and we hope we have broken it down into a digestible format so people can get started with confidence. Our new COVID-secure with Net2 customer guide should help anyone, even if they have no knowledge of access control.” Guide to COVID-secure Buildings with Net2 webinar Paxton Access Ltd. offers a vast product range that includes IP technology, wireless and battery powered access control solutions to provide reliable security for any site or building requirement. The company is well positioned to offer both the installer and the end-user with innovative access control solutions to make their lives easier. Paxton Access Ltd.’s new webinar, the Guide to COVID-secure Buildings with Net2 starts on June 30, 2020 and runs each Tuesday and Thursday until July 16, 2020.
Paxton has announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with Hanwha Techwin’s newest video management system, Wisenet WAVE. The integration means Net2 users are able to instantly view event-driven video captured by high-definition IP network cameras connected to Wisenet WAVE. Available via a free Net2 plug-in, the integration also allows users to visually verify anyone attempting to gain access to a site, as well as provide video verification of alarm incidents from within the Net2 Client software. Video surveillance cameras The plug-in simplifies the process of integrating the two systems and offers an improved graphical user interface (GUI), offering live, replay and exporting of associated video surveillance cameras directly in the Net2 Client application. The plug-in supports Net2 versions 5 and 6 and is available from Hanwha Techwin’s Technical Support free of charge. Wisenet solutions are specified alongside Net2 and offers full advantage of their IP network-based access control" Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Chief Sales Officer, said: “We put our core values of simplicity and quality at the heart of everything we do, to provide our customers with a world-class service. It’s a pleasure to work with Hanwha Techwin, who share our values of providing a simple yet powerful user experience. This integration offers customers an enhanced functionality, so they can get even more out of our market-leading Net2 system.” IP network-based access control Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, said: “Wisenet solutions are now regularly being specified alongside Net2 and we believe, therefore, that this integration offers real-life practical benefits to users who wish to take full advantage of their IP network-based access control and video surveillance systems.” Net2 is Paxton’s networked access control system. It can be administered using one or more PCs and can be monitored and managed from a central location. It is a complete solution that encompasses wireless and door entry. Motion detection and video analytics Wisenet WAVE is designed to make it almost effortless to monitor up to 64 high-definition video streams. An auto-discover feature ensures connected cameras and third-party IP network devices can be addressed and set up in just minutes. An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes it easy to set up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall, with customisable layouts and sizes. Other key features include a virtual PTZ which, with just a click of the mouse, enables operators to zoom in to see close-up detail of any suspicious activity, while motion detection and video analytics support can be configured to generate alerts when user-defined incidents occur.
Paxton has launched the Net2 Entry Audio monitor, bringing a simple, cost-effective option to the versatile Net2 Entry, intercom product range. The audio monitor fully supports all existing Net2 Entry functionality and completes the award-winning range. Key features of Audio monitor: A sleek, contemporary design with simple interface Flexible installation – can be wall-mounted or used with an adjustable desk stand Available with or without a handset Action buttons configurable for a range of needs Optional connection to a sounder or beacon to offer enhanced, accessible call notification Robust and vandal resistant Versatile and simple solution Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer said, “We are delighted to see the audio monitor complete our Net2 Entry range. It means Paxton installers can now use the range whatever the requirements – from high-end premium panels and monitors, to more cost-effective solutions where budgets can be restrictive. “Net2 Entry is known for its versatility and simplicity, so the audio monitor is a natural addition and the perfect product to complete our industry-leading range.” Net2 Entry is an intercom system that works standalone or alongside Paxton's Net2 access control, combining intercom with key features of Net2. It consists of three components that auto-detect on set up; external panel, interior monitor and door control unit.
Paxton Access, a provider of electronic access control and video intercom solutions, announces the launch of its new app, Paxton Connect Admin to manage its IP access control system, Net2. The app provides easy and flexible site management on a smartphone for Net2 System Engineers and Operators. It contains five features in one smart user interface and enables users to manage multiple sites remotely. Provides advanced functionality The features include: Open Door – Open a door directly from your phone, wherever you are User Administration – Add, delete, and edit users for easy management Roll Call – Quickly establish whether users are marked as safe in an emergency Events and Reports – Real-time updates provide live information on users’ locations Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Chief Sales Officer, says: “The way our customers manage their site security is evolving; the ability to administrate remotely is key to flexible site management. We have acted on customer feedback and designed an app that provides advanced functionality in an easily accessible program to ensure the management and administration of sites is as accessible and straightforward as possible.”
Arteco, global provider of video event management solutions, has completed its integration with Paxton’s networked access control system, Net2. The combination of these two leading solutions enables users to gain additional levels of intelligence from their security infrastructure. Arteco VEMS integration with Paxton’s Net2 By integrating the Arteco Video Event Management Systems (VEMS) with Paxton’s access control platform through Arteco Open Connector, users can combine video and access control events to gain new insights into potential risks or incidents. Paxton’s Net2 range devices are manageable within Arteco NEXT VEMS, enabling enables operators to control Paxton’s access control systems in combination with video surveillance cameras, intrusion systems, video analytics and other integrated devices, from one centralised interface. Paxton’s Net2 range devices are manageable within Arteco NEXT VEMS With over 30 years’ experience, Paxton creates simple, yet intelligent and innovative products with simplicity designed in, ensuring they are straightforward to install, use and maintain. The security system offers centralised administration and control of sites ranging from one to hundreds of doors, and thousands of users. Integrated security platform “The ability to mirror events within the Arteco platform allows joint customers to streamline operations, reduce training costs and ensure productivity,” said Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Chief Sales Officer. “At Paxton, we put our core values of simplicity and quality at the heart of everything we do, to answer the needs of the security market. Arteco is an ideal partner because of its open-platform video technologies and its focus on ensuring customers have access to advanced intelligence via an integrated security platform.” Access control events, such as a door forced open, can be configured to generate an alarm with the Arteco VEMS Access control events, such as a door forced open, can be configured to generate an alarm with the Arteco VEMS, allowing operators to focus on the most critical and important information at any given time. Access control and video surveillance integration “The integration of access control and video surveillance is of critical importance to a wide range of organisations and therefore, we are focused on developing close partnerships with today’s most innovative access control providers,” said Giampaolo Sabbatani, CEO, Arteco. “Our integration with Paxton allows us to provide customers with the ability to combine multiple data points into a single management platform to increase safety, security and intelligence.”
Hikvision has announced the successful integration of the Hikvision automatic number plate recognition system into the Paxton’s Net2 access control system, which will provide a host of benefits to installers and integrators which can in turn be passed onto their end-user customers. Controlling gates and barriers Working in a stand-alone environment or as part of a wider Hikvision solution this integration allows legacy and new Hikvision ANPR systems to be operated seamlessly from the Net2 system helping to control a gate or barrier by associating an individual’s car registration number with their access control credential such as entry card or key fob over multiple formats which utilise the Wiegand interface. This means the user does not have to leave the vehicle to action the gate or barrier. Paxton provides access control systems which meet the challenges and trends of the security market. With over 30 years’ experience, the company offers engineering excellence, creating simple, yet intelligent and innovative products with simplicity designed in, ensuring they are straightforward to install, use and maintain. Net2 is the UK’s most popular access control solution, with more than 150 additional buildings being fitted with it every week. The security system offers centralised administration and control of sites ranging from one to hundreds of doors, and thousands of users. "We feel this combination of expertise has provided an ideal integrated solution to suit the needs of installers" New levels of ANPR Peter Ma, Technical Lead for Hikvision UK & Ireland said “Hikvision are global leaders in surveillance solutions and automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) is being widely used across the UK and growing from strength to strength. This partnership takes both Hikvision’s and Paxton’s expertise and knowledge in their respective fields and applies this into a solution that will take our ANPR solution to a new level. “ Ma continued “Knowing we have fully integrated our hardware with Paxton’s software will give installers and end-users peace of mind that the solution is partnership of knowledge. It has been developed to make the experience for the installer and end user as seamless as you would expect, with none of the usual compatibility and integration issues.” Ideal integrated solution Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer at Paxton said: “Our market leading Net2 access control is built upon the foundations of being easy to install, configure and operate, whilst Hikvision are a company which pride themselves on product innovation. We feel this combination of expertise has provided an ideal integrated solution to suit the needs of installers.” The Hikvision Technology Partner Program was introduced in June 2017. Designed to enable partners to capitalise on access to a wealth of technical and commercial resources, the Technology Partner Program features two partner levels of Integrated Partner and Strategic Partner. Join Hikvision’s Integration Partner Program and open the door to a world of opportunities. With customers and support c
Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced the integration of its full range of network cameras and Network Video Recorders with Net2 access control system from Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions. The integration will provide a user-friendly interface to manage building security more easily. Easy camera configuration and detection This seamless integration allows for the easy configuration of Hikvision Network Video Recorder (NVR) and camera detection with Net2 access control system. Hikvision cameras can be associated to individual doors, enabling users to monitor video linked with access events. This provides a more comprehensive service for users, enabling them to take necessary actions both in real-time and post-events. A value-added solution for Hikvision & Paxton customers Keen Yao, International Marketing Director at Hikvision, said: “The integration provides a value-added solution to Hikvision and Paxton customers. It will help identify and address suspicious activities, making security system management simple and more time-efficient.” Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “At Paxton, we encourage original thought. We develop innovative solutions that represent the company’s ethos of simplicity and quality, whilst answering the needs of the security market. It’s a pleasure to be working with Hikvision, a company who place as much importance on product innovation and diversification. We hope the solution will be an attractive proposition for a wide range of installers.”