In support of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings program and the safe return to work, LenelS2 introduced a COVID-19 Contact Notification subscription-based service for businesses and other organisations using LenelS2’s OnGuard® or NetBox™ access control security systems along with LenelS2’s BlueDiamond™ mobile credential app. LenelS2, a front-runner in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the foremost global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. This new service complements LenelS2’s touchless building access solutions by providing BlueDiamond-credentialed users with the ability to assess their health symptoms, receive real-time social distancing reminders and anonymised notifications if they have recently come into contact with a user that self-assessed as being positive for COVID-19. The combination of BlueDiamond mobile-enabled readers with the BlueDiamond mobile app credentials and the new Contact Notification service, forms an advanced solution being offered through Carrier's Healthy Buildings Program. Safe return to work “The global pandemic has changed expectations for health and safety in the workplace,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2. “The BlueDiamond Contact Notification service empowers our customers with the tools they need to help address today’s challenges and provide greater confidence in a safe return to work.” Contact Notification service Includes daily self-assessments for employees to report any symptoms or self-report their positive COVID-19 status The Contact Notification service in the BlueDiamond mobile app identifies and communicates anonymised real-time COVID-19 risks and provides employees with a safer building experience while empowering building administrators with the data they need to monitor and manage potential exposure risks in the workplace. Contact Notification includes daily self-assessments for employees to report any symptoms or self-report their positive COVID-19 status. Based on the results from the daily assessment, employee mobile credentials can be automatically restricted for a configurable quarantine period from within the app as pre-defined by the administrator or company policy. Features The BlueDiamond Contact Notification service utilises mobile-to-mobile Bluetooth® technology to help enforce social distancing in the workplace and provides real-time app notifications to employees who violate distancing guidelines. Leveraging an administration console, building administrators can configure Contact Notification parameters and proactively monitor trends in the workplace. Beyond initial provisioning requirements, Contact Notification is hardware independent and can be quickly implemented by LenelS2 customers. Additional benefits The latest BlueDiamond app version also includes a variety of non-subscription-based updates to improve access control and user experience. Two-factor authentication leveraging Touch ID, Face ID or a smartphone passcode can now be used as a method for validating a BlueDiamond mobile credential user. In-app tutorials provide users with an easy way to use other currently available app features.
LenelS2 announced a new line of BlueDiamondTM mobile-ready readers. The new multi-technology readers are cost-effective, designed to provide simultaneous support for a wide range of physical credentials and can be seamlessly upgraded to support BlueDiamond mobile credentials. LenelS2, a global provider of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a renowned global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. “Access control needs are dynamic, and with BlueDiamond mobile-ready readers, users have a single platform that can meet their needs today, tomorrow and into the future,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “These new readers allow organisations to easily transition to mobile credentials at their own pace.” Access control readers The readers work seamlessly with existing infrastructure and are access control platform agnostic BlueDiamond is an open platform, and the new line of mobile-ready readers are among the most versatile access control readers on the market. The readers work seamlessly with existing infrastructure and are access control platform agnostic. They include support for the standard output protocols including Supervised F/2F (SF/2F), Wiegand, OSDP and OSDP V2. The BlueDiamond platform supports a wide array of non-proprietary credentials with simultaneous support for a range of card technologies including standard proximity, HID iCLASS, MIFARE and DESFire EV1 and EV2. The new readers simplify the migration from less secure credential technology, such as traditional proximity cards, to more secure technology using the industry’s open standard, DESFire EV2 using 128-bit AES encryption. Optimise building health Upgrading a mobile-ready reader to support BlueDiamond mobile credentials is achieved through the purchase of a licence and the recommissioning of a reader to support the software. No hardware changes are required. The BlueDiamond platform is part of the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimise building health and efficiency.
LenelS2 has announced the release of the OnGuard security management system version 8.0, empowering security teams with enhanced situational awareness through unified views of the security environment, as well as powerful visualisation for data-based insights. OnGuard Version 8.0 OnGuard Version 8.0 provides major updates including integration with the Magic Monitor unified client, rich interactive maps, a new modern reporting engine, cyber security enhancements and more. The OnGuard security management system is an advanced solution in Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, and provides critical features like occupancy management, enhanced access control and proactive screening solutions to better protect people and assets, and optimise building health and efficiency. LenelS2, a globally renowned company in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, an international provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. Transforming security data into actionable insights OnGuard version 8.0 provides end users with the tools to be in complete control of their security environment “OnGuard version 8.0 provides end users with the tools they need to be in complete control of their security environment and transform security data into actionable insights,” said Jeff Stanek, President of LenelS2. He adds, “As the world returns to the workplace, the breadth of new features, updates and enhancements in OnGuard version 8.0 make it an ideal solution for today’s unique security challenges.” Magic Monitor unified client The OnGuard security management system version 8.0 system enhances security and situational awareness through integration with the Magic Monitor client, a Windows and Mac OS client, which provides a unified view of access control, video surveillance feeds and web content in a single display. Users can view OnGuard system alarms, credentials as well as live or recorded video from the LenelS2 Network Video Recorder (LenelS2 NVR) platform, or third-party video management systems, including the Milestone XProtect system. The Magic Monitor unified client supports a single display, a command center workstation or expansive video walls. OnGuard Reports and Dashboard features To turn security data into actionable insights, the OnGuard version 8.0 platform now features a new OnGuard Reports browser client that provides customisable reports. An OnGuard Dashboard feature offers powerful visualisation of system, cardholder and alarm data in a variety of graphical formats. The new interactive OnGuard Maps feature offers browser-based visualisation of facility layouts and provides dynamic system feedback. With OnGuard version 8.0, the Maps feature is included within the OnGuard Monitor client and is accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Usability enhancements and cyber security upgrades OnGuard version 8.0 system also includes new usability enhancements, integrations and cyber security upgrades The OnGuard version 8.0 system also includes new usability enhancements, integrations and cyber security upgrades to improve safety and convenience. Usability enhancements include easy-to-access language options in OnGuard Visitor Self Service mobile app version 1.5 and a richer video viewing experience across OnGuard web clients. The improved video experience includes new audio, digital zoom, snapshot capture and Milestone XProtect video support in OnGuard Monitor and Surveillance web clients. Enhanced security in K-12 education segment To enhance security in the K-12 education segment, integration with the Allegion Von Duprin Remote Undogging/Remote Monitoring (RU/RM) solution enables an electronic override of mechanical undogging for facility emergency lockdown and remote door status monitoring. ‘Secure by Default’ settings, coupled with licence administration security improvements, further enhance cyber security across the OnGuard system.
LenelS2 announced a strategic agreement with Bosch Building Technologies to resell Bosch IP cameras in North America and Europe. As a result of the agreement, end-users will have access to the complete Bosch IP camera portfolio through LenelS2’s Value-Added Resellers (VARs). The Bosch IP camera portfolio integrates with all LenelS2™ video management solutions to enhance critical video analytics capabilities that help protect people and assets and optimise building health and efficiency. The integrated solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. LenelS2, a front-runner in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a foremost provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. Video surveillance solutions The relationship provides a convenient, single source for LenelS2 VARs to procure and build their video surveillance solutions. VARs will be able to leverage a unified support infrastructure for products across both company product lines. LenelS2 and Bosch are developing tighter integrations between products to enable advanced features for future product releases. Camera integration with VMS Bosch cameras integrate with all LenelS2™ OnGuard® and NetBox™ ecosystem video management solutions including LenelS2 NVR (LNVR), UltraView, VRx™ and NetVR™. Bosch cameras also integrate with Milestone XProtect® in support of LenelS2 and Milestone’s distribution agreement. Healthy building solutions “Bosch Building Technologies is a longtime partner and member of the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP), so this was a natural step to take,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “This alliance further supports our commitment to providing open platforms and comprehensive Healthy Buildings solutions, enabling our customers to select the best solutions for their security needs.” Bosch camera portfolio Camera Portfolio includes a wide array of products integrated with advanced video analytics, hardware & software cyber security The Bosch camera portfolio is feature-rich, reliable and includes a wide array of products from small form factors ideal for offices to cameras designed for industrial applications such as utility and transportation infrastructure. Bosch cameras also incorporate advanced video analytics, bandwidth management features, hardware and software cyber security. Bosch cameras feature a full library of essential and intelligent analytics capabilities that can proactively detect a variety of objects and events, which helps to create healthier, safer workspaces. LenelS2 VARs & Bosch devices “By providing direct access to our portfolio of IP cameras, this collaboration makes it easier for LenelS2 VARs to meet the needs and requirements of end-users with intelligent Bosch devices,” says Tanja Rueckert, president, Bosch Building Technologies. “This agreement will enable innovative solutions made possible with features like built-in video analytics, tighter product integrations and greater choice for customers.” Combine industry experience LenelS2 and Bosch have decades of combined industry experience in providing customers with proven security solutions. Bosch Building Technologies has been a part of the LenelS2 OAAP since 2010.
LenelS2 has announced a global distribution agreement to resell Invixium’s contactless biometric solutions through the LenelS2 OnGuard and NetBox value-added reseller (VAR) channels. The agreement also includes a new interface with the OnGuard and NetBox systems to enhance access control and proactive screening to help protect people and optimise building health and efficiency. The solutions are offered as part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. LenelS2, an internationally renowned company in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit LenelS2 will now offer the IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit: an intelligent dual-camera biometric solution LenelS2 will now offer the IXM TITAN solution with Enhancement Kit: an intelligent dual-camera biometric solution that performs contactless facial recognition authentication with no mask removal required, and mask detection and elevated body temperature detection measured at the tear duct. The Invixium TITAN solution offers an API interface with the NetBox access control system and an interface with the OnGuard security management system through a certification in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Flexible configuration of workflows The interface enables flexible configuration of workflows utilising any permutation combination of card, biometric fingerprint, facial recognition, temperature screening and mask detection access parameters. “The collaboration with Invixium provides our users with a versatile access control and proactive screening solution that can help them navigate today’s complex safety and security requirements,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2, adding “The advanced biometrics and built-in mask detection add new functionality to our Healthy Buildings portfolio.” TITAN solution and LenelS2 access integration “The powerful interface between the TITAN solution and LenelS2 access control systems provides very relevant biometric solutions that meet the world’s most pressing demands,” said Shiraz Kapadia, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Invixium. Shiraz adds, “Our health-focused portfolio combines temperature screening with mask detection for contactless access control and workforce management in one elegant device, allowing businesses in key industries to easily create healthy business environments.” Touchless biometric security and access control TITAN solution delivers touchless biometric security through face recognition via a 21-megapixel camera The TITAN solution delivers touchless biometric security through face recognition via a 21-megapixel camera and adding the Enhancement Kit transforms the TITAN solution into a health kiosk capable of measuring temperature for biometric access control. Not only can the TITAN solution authenticate 12 to 18 users’ faces in one minute with high accuracy, but it can also screen each of those users’ temperatures at the tear duct in the same amount of time. Bolstering entrance controls The TITAN solution features an easy, one-piece installation and installs just like a traditional reader. In addition to its touchless access and proactive screening capabilities, the TITAN solution can be easily used to bolster entrance controls. These readers, purchased through LenelS2, do not require any additional licensing fees. TITAN readers and Enhancement Kits must be purchased individually or as part of a kit from LenelS2.
LenelS2 announced the release of its Mobile Security User app that enhances safety, security and convenience. LenelS2, a global leader in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. The Mobile Security User app offers a wide range of security features to LenelS2 NetBox™ ecosystem users. With the Mobile Security User app, employees can receive notifications from security personnel, utilise their phone as a mobile credential, escalate threat levels, self-muster during an evacuation event, and more. Streamlining access “The Mobile Security User app provides the security features organisations and their employees need at their fingertips,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “The app brings together many aspects of NetBox ecosystem functionality to provide an excellent user experience for employees.” Additionally, the Mobile Security User app provides NetBox ecosystem users with the option to use the HID Origo Mobile Identities cloud-based service managed by HID Global. This allows employees to use their phone as a mobile credential, streamlining access throughout a building or campus. Using the app, authorised users can escalate threats, which can initiate a lockdown in the event of an emergency. Users can also receive notifications sent by security personnel from other NetBox ecosystem products, including the Magic Monitor unified client, NetBox access control system and Mobile Security Professional® app. Rapidly communicate critical information Notifications can be sent to individuals and groups, enabling security teams to rapidly communicate critical information to the workforce, such as an office closure due to inclement weather. The Mobile Security User app is currently available for iOS and Android devices in the U.S. NetBox Version 5.3 or later must be registered and connected to the LenelS2 Cumulus™ cloud-based service to provide full Mobile Security User functionality.
LenelS2 has announced the release of LenelS2 NetBox Version 5.3 access control software that brings complete BlueDiamond support to the NetBox ecosystem as well as expanded support for ASSA ABLOY and Allegion products. NetBox Version 5.3 access control LenelS2, a global company in the field of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, an internationally renowned provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. NetBox users can now provision and manage BlueDiamond mobile and physical credentials directly through the NetBox browser-based administration interface. Industry-renowned BlueDiamond mobile credentialing technology eliminates a number of traditional access touch points for building occupants and is one of the many LenelS2 solutions offered as part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program. Integration with BlueDiamond NetBox Version 5.3 delivers support for a range of ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks “Further integrating NetBox with BlueDiamond makes it easier than ever for NetBox users to provide enhanced security and convenience as well as help to create healthier, safer work spaces for employees,” said Jeff Stanek, President of LenelS2, adding “We are also excited to expand NetBox market applications through new integrations with ASSA ABLOY and Allegion products.” NetBox Version 5.3 delivers support for a range of ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks, broadening the portfolio of native NetBox integrations with ASSA ABLOY products. Because Aperio locks do not require door wiring, they are fast and easy to install. The wireless communication between the lock and an Aperio hub enables real-time communication with NetBox for enhanced security and control. Support for Aperio locks Supported Aperio locks include the IN100 series, HES KS100 server cabinet lock, Securitron R100 card reader and HES K100 cabinet lock. The Aperio solution was developed on an open standard, making it easy to integrate with a variety of openings. NetBox Version 5.3 also supports seamless provisioning of Allegion Schlage No-Tour offline smart deadbolts for multi-tenant housing, using the LenelS2 Installer mobile application. This eliminates the need for property staff to visit a lock when replacing a credential, saving time and increasing operational efficiency. Instead, when a cardholder presents a smart credential to the lock, the lock is updated with access control data that has been programmed on the credential using NetBox.
LenelS2 and FLIR Systems, Inc. announces that they had signed an agreement to integrate select FLIR thermal cameras with LenelS2’s OnGuard® access control system. The integrated, non-contact solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to support reopening and to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and possibly other viruses in the workplace through thermal screening. FLIR is a pioneer company specialising in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. LenelS2, a provider of advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a provider of innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Site-specific screening protocols LenelS2 will offer integrated thermal imaging screening and access control solutions to quickly identify individuals with elevated skin temperature and apply customisable access control parameters to allow or deny entry. The strategic collaboration will leverage the FLIR EST™ line of non-contact thermal screening cameras, including the A500-EST and A700-EST, by integrating with the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system. The collaboration with FLIR will help drive our end users’ access control decisions in support of healthy, safe workspaces" “As organisations implement site-specific screening protocols, integrating access control systems with thermal imaging solutions is an important part of a comprehensive approach,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2. “The collaboration with FLIR will help drive our end users’ access control decisions in support of healthy, safe workspaces.” FLIR designed the A500-EST and A700-EST as non-contact screening tools that can serve as a first line of defence against potential health risks. Access control parameters These cameras are part of FLIR’s A-Series camera offering and are U.S. FDA 510(k) registered. Through onboard edge-computing with advanced measurement tools or when combined with customised elevated skin temperature screening software, these cameras provide rapid, frictionless screening stations that communicate with the OnGuard system to automatically process and apply customisable access control parameters. “Having a set of processes including temperature checks is critical for organisations as they work to maintain their operations or begin to return employees safely back to work,” said Rickard Lindvall, Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Business, FLIR. “The FLIR and LenelS2 brands complement each other perfectly to provide our customers best-of-breed solutions they can confidently deploy.”
As people around the world adjust to a new normal, the health and efficiency of buildings and how they influence personal health is critically important. LenelS2 has announced its portfolio of solutions, part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimise building health and efficiency. LenelS2 healthy building solutions LenelS2, a global renowned company in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Solutions from LenelS2 can help end users provide healthier and safer workspaces" “As businesses and schools reopen, organisations need to be confident in their ability to protect the health and safety of building occupants, and building occupants need to trust that they will be protected,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2, adding “Solutions from LenelS2 can help end users provide healthier and safer workspaces as they begin to welcome people back to their facilities.” Proactive screening and enhanced access control LenelS2 solutions that are part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program enable touchless access, occupancy management, enhanced access control and proactive screening, allowing organisations to operate more safely and efficiently. Current offerings include: Touchless access allows building occupants to eliminate a significant number of access touch points through the implementation of industry-renowned BlueDiamond mobile credentialing technology. Occupancy management and enhanced access control allows for leveraging data and controls building access. Example tools include monitoring and enforcing occupancy requirements, providing access reports to support contact tracing, and implementing building entry controls to facilitate site-specific screening protocols. Proactive screening solutions through access control offerings make it possible for employees and visitors to self-assess their health and wellness through web- and email-based tools before requesting access to a building. LenelS2 Advanced Services LenelS2 can help upgrade facilities with the appropriate package of solutions based on organisation’s applications across a wide variety of verticals and requirements. In support of Carrier’s BluEdge tiered service offering, LenelS2 Advanced Services is also offering solution packages that consist of Core for safe entry, enhance to include post-entry building occupancy and Elite to include advanced access control tools and consultative services.
LenelS2, a provider of advanced security systems, continues its move to the cloud with its flagship enterprise security platform OnGuard using the new OnGuard Cloud Edition to run in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. A pre-configured version of the OnGuard platform enables value-added resellers (VARs) to rapidly deploy the software without lengthy installation or the need for onsite servers. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Amazon Machine Images OnGuard’s cloud capabilities have been expanded by creating Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), a pre-configured operating system and virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). These are made available to resellers and end users via the AMI listings. Following deployment, AMIs can be customized to meet an end user’s specific needs. “We recognise cloud availability as a tremendous opportunity not only for our value-added resellers, but also for our end-user community,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2. “The OnGuard Cloud Edition offers the opportunity to reduce or eliminate the need for onsite OnGuard server hardware and the operational costs that accompany it. Also, the latest AMIs enable end users to evaluate new versions of OnGuard prior to full commercial deployment.” OnGuard Cloud Edition We can now build and deploy OnGuard Cloud Edition into our customer’s cloud networks" M.C. Dean, an integrator of LenelS2 products to the federal government based in Tysons, V.A., collaborated on expanding OnGuard’s cloud capabilities using the cloud-based AMIs. “We are excited to add OnGuard Cloud Edition to M.C. Dean’s growing portfolio of managed security cloud services,” said Bill Dean, Chief Executive Officer, M.C. Dean. “We can now build and deploy OnGuard Cloud Edition into our customer’s cloud networks in under a day to provide 24/7 centralised monitoring and management from our cloud security operations centre.” Standard OnGuard licensing LenelS2 offers two OnGuard Cloud Edition AMIs; one for smaller deployments and a Pro version for larger installations. In both cases, users run the OnGuard system in the cloud while continuing to use standard OnGuard licensing. Previous and current releases of OnGuard software also support cloud-based deployment through Microsoft Azure, including support for Azure Active Directory and Azure SQL Database, providing users with the option to subscribe rather than buy licenses for these services.
LenelS2, a provider of advanced security systems, introduces OnGuard version 7.6, its latest enterprise security management system that offers rich feature and operability enhancements to its access control platform, while also extending its cloud compatibility, integration capabilities and convenience. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. “With the technology enhancements in OnGuard 7.6, our valued-added resellers and growing customer base will be able to leverage operability improvements as well as enhanced cyber security, cloud and mobile features to experience a more scalable, accessible and cloud-compatible enterprise security platform,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “OnGuard 7.6 demonstrates our ongoing investment in the platform while continuing our progress in browser-based application usability.” Manage privacy or safety concerns OnGuard 7.6 browser-based client applications enable system administrators to more easily deploy and operate the system. End user customers who monitor alarms, manage visitors and approve access requests will appreciate the convenience of mobile browser-based clients as part of the standard installation process. In addition, an enhanced setting in OnGuard Surveillance and OnGuard Monitor browser clients enables role-based restrictions. OnGuard 7.6 also includes a dynamic new reader/alarm panel interface, the LNL-1324e An operator is able to view recorded video beyond a specified timeframe to manage privacy or safety concerns. Both clients feature new options that enhance video viewing and simplify navigation. Cyber security and compliance enhancements include use of the TLS 1.2 protocol to encrypt OnGuard 7.6 communications, including email and browser client use; elimination of default passwords for compliance; as well as an updated OnGuard Hardening Guide. Expanded cloud compatibility OnGuard 7.6 also includes a dynamic new reader/alarm panel interface, the LNL-1324e. This I/O module, with AES 256 encryption, enables doors to be conveniently connected to an OnGuard platform using either structured cabling or via the onboard Ethernet for easier installation. Additional OnGuard 7.6 enhancements include: OnGuard Visitor Management support of PDF417 barcode technology, providing greater scalability and reliability. Expanded cloud compatibility that leverages Amazon Web Services virtual machine images or Amazon Machine Images. A new BlueDiamond Active Credentials option that enables administrators to see the quantity of currently active mobile credentials to better plan their purchasing decisions. Updated integration with Bosch and Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) intrusion panels and improved integrations with Otis Elevator CompassPlus controllers.
LenelS2, a provider in advanced security systems, and Milestone Systems, an international open platform developer of networked video management software (VMS), announces a 10-year agreement for LenelS2 to distribute Milestone products globally. The companies had a previous agreement for North America. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Seamless user experience The joint offering of LenelS2 OnGuard access control and Milestone XProtect video management software through the LenelS2 channel lowers the total cost of ownership for end users and integrators by offering reduced licensing fees and efficient pre- and post-sales support. This integration, which has been successful through the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and Milestone Certified Solution, provides customers with tight, efficient interoperability between the OnGuard and Milestone XProtect systems. We’re excited to expand this proven, integrated access-video offering to customers globally" “We’re excited to expand this proven, integrated access-video offering to customers globally,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “This strategic integration will provide our partners the benefit of an offering from the VMS and access control solution providers in the global security industry. This integration includes a seamless user experience and specific interface enhancements across our systems, a direct outcome of the collaborative effort.” Leverage the momentum “Customers have reacted very well to our collaboration,” said Kenneth Hune Petersen, chief sales & marketing officer, Milestone Systems. “Rather than being locked into a single provider, customers can work with two companies that have real synergies. As security threats become more sophisticated, continuous innovations with strong interfaces between industry pioneers are in demand. That’s what this alliance delivers.” “We are excited that this agreement has been expanded into a global partnership,” said Stephane Baudena, managing director, Fire & Security Products, EMEA, LenelS2. “This will allow us to leverage the momentum and proven success achieved by the North American team.” LenelS2 and Milestone Systems have a combined 40 years of industry experience in providing customers with proven security solution technologies. Both companies offer open platform solutions that provide customers flexibility to select the optimal security systems to meet their needs. Milestone Systems has been a member of the LenelS2 OAAP since 2012.
LenelS2, a provider of advanced access control systems and services, is making access control more convenient with its BlueDiamond mobile readers now supporting widely used iCLASS card technologies. BlueDiamond has also been enhanced to include a Phone as a Badge (PhaaB) feature, enabling hands-free access to building entrances, offices, meeting rooms, or any door with an enabled card reader. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Cost-effective bridge LenelS2, in its ongoing technology collaborations with 3millID and with LEGIC Identsystems, has enhanced the reach of BlueDiamond multi-factor readers with additional support for iCLASS card application data. The readers now support virtually all major card technologies, from standard 125kHz proximity card technologies to MIFARE, DESFire EV1 and EV2 and now iCLASS card technologies, as well as mobile credentials using iOS, Apple Watch and Android devices. BlueDiamond readers provide a cost-effective bridge for a planned migration from plastic to mobile credentials. Security management system BlueDiamond’s PhaaB feature uses customisable response ranges and the BlueDiamond mobile app to enable approved users to access offices and meeting rooms while leaving their phones in a pocket or bag. The mobile device can also be presented to a BlueDiamond card reader to open a single door. “The BlueDiamond solution with Phone as a Badge makes access control an effortless experience for users – both employees and authorised visitors,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “The simple issuance and management of mobile credentials is tied together by a cloud-based server integrated with LenelS2’s OnGuard security management system.” BlueDiamond PhaaB will be on display April 10-12 at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) West, booth #18019 in the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas.
LenelS2, global provider of advanced access control systems and services, is slated to showcase three new user interface (UI) options for Lenel Network Video Recorder (LNVR) customers at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) West event, taking place in Las Vegas in April 2019. The company will also introduce new cloud-based offerings to enable customers’ cloud journeys and other key partnership integrations. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Video-assisted mobile monitoring Magic Monitor tightly integrates with video management software from Milestone LNVR customers can now use OnGuard Monitor for video-assisted mobile monitoring, OnGuard Surveillance for lightweight video viewing and Magic Monitor for unified security management. Using OnGuard Monitor and OnGuard Surveillance as complete browser-based solutions, customers can make video viewing available to all appropriate employees without installing UIs at each workstation, while ensuring permissions are enforced. Magic Monitor joined the company’s product portfolio in the fall of 2018 when Lenel acquired S2 Security, forming LenelS2. Magic Monitor’s unified UI expands OnGuard’s capabilities with the addition of digital signage and internet-streamed TV. The integration of OnGuard data into Magic Monitor allows the display of events and alarms, LNVR video, cardholder photo verification at selected doors and interaction with the OnGuard hardware tree, as well as cardholder search and management. Additionally, Magic Monitor tightly integrates with video management software from Milestone, which maintains a long-standing and recently expanded distribution relationship with LenelS2. Integration with OnGuard security platform “When integrated with the OnGuard platform, the easy-to-install and customisable Magic Monitor software empowers customers’ operations centers, as well as controls messaging across their facilities for safety, informational or marketing purposes,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “The combination of Magic Monitor, OnGuard Monitor, OnGuard Surveillance and Milestone XProtect, ensures we have a unified security and video solution for every customer application.” LenelS2 also announced convenience enhancements to its BlueDiamond mobile credentialing solution. BlueDiamond Pathways and a new Phone as a Badge (PhaaB) feature enables authorised users to enter offices and meeting rooms while leaving their smartphones in a pocket or bag. Cloud Deployment Guide LenelS2 has added support for hosting OnGuard in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment Expanding on the ability to host OnGuard in the Microsoft Azure environment, which began with OnGuard version 7.4, LenelS2 has added support for hosting OnGuard in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. LenelS2 is also releasing a Cloud Deployment Guide providing operational and logistics details for decision-makers who will be deploying OnGuard in an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). In addition to the new product features above, several new OnGuard system partner integrations were also announced. Support for the latest Bosch B-series control panels and XR-series boards from DMP enable OnGuard users to monitor alarms and the status of intrusion devices, as well as leverage OnGuard’s ability to arm and disarm alarm systems. Also, OnGuard now supports integration with CertiPath TrustVisitor, a state-of-the-art visitor management platform designed specifically for federal agencies using an approved OnGuard HSPD-12/FIPS 201 physical access control solution. TrustVisitor enables users to know in real time exactly who is in any facility. IC-Edge intelligent communications platform The integration of Zenitel’s new intelligent communications platform, IC-Edge, provides OnGuard users with a simple and powerful way to incorporate voice communications into customers’ unified security strategy, enabling better decision making and faster incident response through unrivaled sound quality, interoperability, security and ease of use. “We are very excited to work with respected industry leaders like Bosch, DMP, CertiPath and Zenitel,” said Stanek. “Our OnGuard open architecture design enables users to tailor intrusion, visitor management and communications technology to meet their specific needs.” Lenel’s new integrations and products will be on display from April 10-12 at ISC West 2019, in booth #18019 in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Lenel, a provider in advanced security systems, offers an extensive set of new features and utilities with the introduction of OnGuard version 7.5. The enhanced OnGuard 7.5 access control solution deepens Lenel’s focus on unification, mobility, cybersecurity and cloud compatibility with platform updates, including enriched browser clients and a next-generation visitor management suite - all adding to its already substantial capabilities. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. “OnGuard 7.5 delivers on all fronts – as a more unified, cybersecure, mobile- and cloud-based solution, providing today’s value-added resellers and end user customers with the advantages they demand from an enterprise security solution,” said Jeff Stanek, general manager, Lenel. “When OnGuard 7.5 is deployed in the cloud, onsite server hardware can be eliminated while software installations and updates can be reduced.” OnGuard 7.5 visitor management suite Updates to the OnGuard Monitor alarm management client deliver a unified mobile experienceThe OnGuard 7.5 visitor management suite now includes a new browser-based client, which delivers a concierge-like experience, enabling front desk attendants to utilise mobile devices to manage and engage with visitors, capture their photos and even print badges on the spot. Updates to the OnGuard Monitor alarm management client deliver a unified mobile experience that includes alarm, video and device management. By using OnGuard Monitor with video, security and other personnel can move between desktop and mobile devices while maintaining situational awareness, more important than ever in today’s workplace. A customisable layout, featuring live and recorded video linked to alarms or devices, enables users to view and personalise their monitoring environment. Cloud-based deployment Cybersecurity enhancements new to OnGuard 7.5 include support for third-party authentication solutions, providing a wide range of identity verification options for users logging into OnGuard via the OpenID Connect standard. For OnGuard internal user accounts, new rules have been added for enhanced password complexity and expiration. And OnGuard’s new Hardening Guide helps optimise installation and maintenance practices to guard against vulnerabilities. OnGuard 7.5 users have the option to subscribe, rather than buy licenses, for these services Cloud-based deployment is supported through Microsoft Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft SQL Server. OnGuard 7.5 users have the option to subscribe, rather than buy licenses, for these services. Additional OnGuard 7.5 enhancements include: Lenel Console 2.0, a clean, modern icon-based interface providing end users with a single launching point and centralised login for all Windows and browser-based clients across the OnGuard system. OnGuard Users client, a new browser-based tool enabling system administrators to perform user management and maintenance across multiple platforms including mobile devices. Support for the new Lenel X Series intelligent system controllers offering a Linux based hardware platform with USB connectivity for configuration or network support with 256-bit encryption upstream as well as downstream. Enhancements to OnGuard Visitor Self Service (an iPad app) enabling printing of check-in times and host names on visitor badges.