Every summer, teams from around the world gather in South Williamsport, Pa., for one of baseball’s great classics – the annual Little League Baseball World Series. And for the 20th consecutive year, Lenel provides systems and services to help keep the iconic youth baseball event safe and secure for players, coaches, officials and fans. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Teams from eight international and eight U.S. regions will play in the 10-day tournament, which begins today and ends with the championship game on Aug. 26. Samantha Mahaffey, security manager for Little League International, recognized Lenel’s continued dedication to the annual event for players ages 10 to 12. World-class security technology “We’ve long been able to count on Lenel to provide its world-class security technology to help us make sure these games are safe and secure for all our players, families, and fans,” she said. “It’s been great to work with Lenel over the years and embrace the changes and growth of the Little League Baseball World Series.” Jeff Stanek, general manager, Lenel, said helping to protect the Little League Baseball World Series is an honour for the company and its employees. “Little League and youth baseball are wonderful traditions bringing together young players and fans of all ages from countries around the globe,” he said. “We’re proud to be a part of this annual rite-of-summer event for 20 years, providing our technology and expertise to help make it the fun and safe event it should be.” OnGuard system is integrated with the complex’s video surveillance system and is used to verify people entering restricted areas Authenticate identification The heart of the security system is Lenel’s OnGuard access control platform. Each Little League player is enrolled in the system and receives a photo identification badge that’s worn to provide access to playing fields and to dining and dormitory facilities. Cards are also issued for all coaches, officials, staff and vendors. Each card limits access to only specific pre-determined areas throughout the complex. The OnGuard system is integrated with the complex’s video surveillance system and is used to verify people entering restricted areas. When someone presents a badge at one of the access card readers, live video and the cardholder’s photo are displayed on a nearby monitor, allowing a guard to authenticate the identification. Powerful analytic capabilities The OnGuard integrated security system has powerful analytic capabilities that can also help locate lost children, identify sick or injured people needing assistance and lost or suspicious articles that might pose a threat. The analytics can also help identify vehicles in restricted areas or other out-of-the-ordinary activities. Interlogix, Lenel’s sister company, is providing its UltraSync system to provide intrusion monitoring of the complex’s onsite police station.
Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, is making available LifeSafety Power’s ProWire Unified Power Systems for Lenel OnGuard-connected devices. ProWire is an innovative, next-generation access system that integrates power and panels and is pre-wired for system power, lock power and communication to eliminate hours of installation labour. Available with capabilities for Lenel OnGuard power monitoring, ProWire’s real-time data monitors the performance of network-connected power, ensuring optimal system operation and up time. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Intelligent and networked functionality Developed and manufactured by LifeSafety Power, a provider of innovative power management solutions, the ProWire solution for OnGuard offers intelligent and networked functionality that yields a snapshot of the current status of power across the facility. ProWire is available in a pre-wired, non-managed power solution to meet every reseller specification It provides data that shows exactly how access control and other systems are performing, allowing organisations to take proactive measures before potential critical system failures occur. ProWire is also available in a pre-wired, non-managed power solution to meet every reseller specification. Repeatable results across the enterprise The modular, UL/CUL-certified pre-wired ProWire systems come ready to install, yielding consistent and repeatable results across the enterprise or multiple locations, eliminating technician time and guesswork. Also, a single ProWire unit can replace multiple traditional enclosures, saving space on wall and/or system racks. “With access control serving as the hub for many disparate security systems, it’s become critical to have easily accessible, real-time data available about device performance,” said Jeff Stanek, General Manager, Lenel, North America. “There’s never a good time for a security device to fail and with LifeSafety Power’s ProWire solution, end-users can count on getting the information they need to create better efficiencies and greater system uptime.” “ProWire can also be used for managed services like remote monitoring and maintenance—to reset devices, automatically test batteries, actively monitor actual system stand-by time remaining and other capabilities.” Power systems need to provide the latest proactive analytics to increase system integrity Increased operational efficiencies Larry Ye, President and Chief Executive Officer, LifeSafety Power, said with the many demands being placed on the OnGuard platform, power systems need to provide the latest proactive analytics to increase system integrity. “ProWire, when combined with intelligent managed power options, lets end-users gain visibility into system health and viability,” Ye said. “As a networked solution, ProWire allows data to be monitored locally or globally at a single user interface to optimise performance and increase operational efficiencies for the end-user customer.” LifeSafety Power ProWire is available now through Lenel value-added resellers throughout the Americas.
The Lenel BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem, a complete cloud-based, keyless mobile credential management platform from Lenel, continues making door access faster and more convenient with a new smartphone app that anticipates user’s door selections, reducing authentication time. Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem includes an intuitive mobile app, innovative multi-factor Bluetooth and radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers, which are all tightly integrated into the industry-leading OnGuard security management platform to provide one-click issuance and management of mobile credentials. The mobile app’s quick connect feature pre-authenticates a favorite reader as a user nears a frequently used door, reducing the time to unlock the door Quick connect feature The latest version of the smartphone app detects and shows nearby BlueDiamond mobile readers on the home screen. Users can designate regularly accessed doors as favorites, placing them in a tray which makes the readers easier to locate. The mobile app’s quick connect feature pre-authenticates a favorite reader as a user nears a frequently used door, reducing the time to unlock the door. Other features within the app include notification when approaching favorite doors even if the phone is locked while the app is active in the background. Users can also create custom names for each reader/door and hide seldom or never-used doors. The mobile readers support both proximity cards and mobile credentials; and this flexibility helps users easily convert existing readers to Bluetooth-enabled readers" Proximity cards and mobile credentials “The BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem delivers a smart and flexible solution that enhances the organization’s security measures,” said Jeff Stanek, general manager, Lenel, North America. “The mobile readers support both proximity cards and mobile credentials; and this flexibility helps users easily convert existing readers to Bluetooth-enabled readers or transition to mobile credentials in the future.” The BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem was the result of nearly two decades of expertise providing mobile credentials and keyless access solutions in wireless and cloud-based environments. The BlueDiamond mobile readers support both proximity cards and smartphone credentials and the portfolio includes an optional add-on that can be installed near traditional card readers to add Bluetooth capability to existing installations. “By using a proven mobile credentialing technology in conjunction with the versatile readers, users can gain the advantages of mobile credentials today,” Stanek said. BlueDiamond readers support mobile and wearable devices – including iOS smart devices, Apple Watch and Android. The BlueDiamond mobile app version 2.0 is available for immediate download at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, introduces its OnGuard® 7.4 security-management platform, which can be deployed in the cloud and accessed through a web browser on a mobile device or computer. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. OnGuard version 7.4 combines ease of use, mobility and simple upgrades. When deployed under an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, this latest version can reduce or eliminate the need for onsite OnGuard server hardware along with the need for multiple software installations and updates. Cloud deployable with mobile access “OnGuard version 7.4 provides more choices than ever as end-user demand for cloud deployment with desktop and mobile access to enterprise security continues to grow significantly,” said Jeff Stanek, president, Lenel. Improvements to the OnGuard Credentials client and Cardholder Self Service module expand the range of OnGuard tasks that can be completed through a web browser “This version is the culmination of years of behind-the-scenes work to deliver a re-imagined OnGuard platform that is cloud deployable and can be used on a daily basis without client software installation.” Two new OnGuard version 7.4 browser-based client applications make it easier for users to manage their systems. OnGuard Monitor provides alarm-management capabilities and OnGuard Access Manager provides access-rights management to area managers. Improvements to the OnGuard Credentials client and OnGuard Cardholder Self Service module further expand the range of OnGuard tasks that can be completed through a web browser, including the ability for anyone in the enterprise to schedule visitors or change their own PIN number. FICAM-approved door controllers New Lenel Series 3 door controllers support FICAM-approved authentication of FIPS-201 U.S.government credentials and encrypted communication to readers supporting the OSDP™ Secure Channel protocol and other authentication solutions. FICAM is a set of security disciplines designed to ensure federal systems and facilities are being used by the right person, at the right time, for the right reason. OnGuard version 7.4 also enables more than 1 million cardholder records on the LNL-4420 intelligent controller. These enhancements reaffirm Lenel’s commitment to customer choice, while increasing OnGuard’s value in both wired and wireless access control Extending wireless lock support Lenel has also significantly extended wireless lock support in OnGuard version 7.4. In addition to supporting Schlage NDE/LE series of Bluetooth®-enabled locks, support for the Assa Abloy Aperio® technology has also been enhanced. These enhancements reaffirm Lenel’s commitment to customer choice, while increasing OnGuard’s value in both wired and wireless access control. To see all the new features of OnGuard version 7.4 first-hand, visit the Lenel booth #18019 at the 2018 ISC West trade show April 11 – 13 in Las Vegas.