LifeSafety Power Inc., global provider of intelligent networking power solutions, has forged a technology partnership with Identiv, renowned provider of physical security and secure identification solutions, providing greater integration and visibility to connected power solutions in access control specifications. Access control rack configuration The technology partnership between Identiv and LifeSafety Power presents an out-of-the-box, sleek, space-saving access control rack configuration that allows a compact mounting of Identiv’s Hirsch Mx Controller (available in 2-, 4- or 8-door configurations) and readies installers and systems integrators for intelligent power monitoring and greater network visibility. Integrators and security personnel can benefit from the powerful analytics included with Identiv’s Hirsch Velocity Software for security management, people movement, alarm management and security device operations in addition to LifeSafety Power’s NetLink Network Communication and Multi-Site Manager-Enterprise power intelligence. NetLink Network Communication Identiv is focused on extending the capabilities of our access control platforms through technology partnerships like that forged with LifeSafety Power" Through the partnership, NetLink users and system installers can proactively maintain their deployments and provide remote service and managed monitoring capabilities that include battery standby testing, AC and system fault alerts, remote power cycling for use during troubleshooting or scheduled operational tasks and defective lock detection. “Identiv is focused on extending the capabilities of our access control platforms through technology partnerships like that forged with LifeSafety Power,” said Sam Tuthill, Senior Product Manager, Identiv. “Now, not only can we provide comprehensive security, but we are also able to offer enhanced visibility into powered devices across the enterprise so users can gain better insights into systems with proactive diagnostics and the ability to control power solutions across the city or globe.” Data and intelligence in connected solutions As LifeSafety Power continues to reshape and reinvent the power category into an intuitive system by bringing data and intelligence to connected solutions, establishing partnerships with leading access control innovators such as Identiv is key. “We’re excited to reach new users and systems integrators through the partnership with Identiv,” said Larry Ye, CEO and President, LifeSafety Power. “The available capabilities offer increased uptime at the protected premises and the ability to foresee and head off potential problems with power and access control deployments, meaning a more reliable solution overall.”
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.
Joe Holland, former vice president of Engineering for LifeSafety Power, has had quite a distinguished career in the security and life safety industries, spanning decades. Credited with helping create an entirely new category for power—from static hardware to intelligent networked solutions capable of collecting critical data on the health of the security infrastructure—Holland has now taken a position on the company’s board of directors and will operate in a reduced role. FlexPower management suite Holland has been a prominent technical voice and co-inventor at LifeSafety Power, bringing the culmination of more than 45 years of engineering, marketing and management experience to the company’s product design projects.Holland was a leading architect of the company’s flagship award-winning network-based intelligent FlexPower Power Management He is a well-respected and followed speaker at major industry events and trade shows, and the star of its ProPower TV YouTube channel, offering online training and education to the security and systems integration community. A co-founder of the company who orchestrated and signed the original incorporation papers of the start-up LifeSafety Power in 2009, Holland was a leading architect of the company’s flagship award-winning network-based intelligent FlexPower Power Management product family. Combining access and power Since its introduction about eight years ago, he has worked closely with integrators and OEM partners to increase FlexPower's value and capability with new and innovative product lines such as LSP's Unified Power Systems combining access and power in one wall mount or rackmount enclosure; Helix redundant power management systems for mission critical applications; Gemini UL-listed access and power rackmount solutions; and ProWire Unified Power access power management systems. “It’s been my joy and passion to have played such an integral role at LifeSafety Power and to have worked with such outstanding and dedicated team members. I’m proud of having molded the power supply industry into what it is today,” he said.At AlarmSaf, Holland's technical achievements mounted and included the development of several industry firsts NAC Boosterfor fire signalling Holland’s credentials include high-level design and engineering positions in well-known industry companies. As chief engineer of Fire Control Instruments from 1976 to 1979, he planned and oversaw the development of all FC-72 products. He co-founded AlarmSaf Inc. in 1979, and as vice president of engineering, directed product development and manufacturing throughout his 30-year tenure. At AlarmSaf, his technical achievements mounted and included the development of several industry firsts including: The Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) Booster for fire signaling; rackmount chassis for power supply equipment; a bus-based power distribution architecture; and the industry conversion to off line switching power supplies. Networked power solutions Holland is a long-time member of both NFPA and IEEE and a 35-year contributing instructor of CEU-accredited course work in access and security power management. He defined the direction of innovation at LifeSafety Power and has been responsible for taking the concept of networked power and managed services to the forefront of the systems integration industry, forging an important new product category. “Joe Holland has been a guiding force in the development and direction of our products and certainly helped shape what our company is today,” said Larry Ye, president and chief executive officer. “We have evolved into the networked power solution innovator for the security and life safety industries, under his deep expertise and direction. Joe will continue to be an important part of LifeSafety Power, even in a less obvious role.”
LifeSafety Power, a vendor for PSA Security Network and a Gold Sponsor of PSA-TEC will showcase its product technology integrations and provide expert education to attendees during PSA-TEC 2018, March 11 through 16 in Denver. LifeSafety Power, which offers the industry’s only intelligent networked power solutions, will showcase ProWire Unified Power Systems during exhibit hours at booth 216. ProWire is designed to help the systems integrator save time and money in the field with a solution that eliminates hours of wiring and is comprised of a standard installation platform that improves system uniformity, streamlining service and maintenance. ProWire is UL/ULC certified and comes prewired and ready to install. LifeSafety Power will showcase its leading product technology at the March 11-16 PSA-TEC show in Denver, Colorado ProWire easy equipment installation The precision wiring design of ProWire eliminates field wiring variability so integrators and end users can easily establish equipment installation standards for consistent, professional and repeatable results across multiple sites, campuses and locations. ProWire features the ability to seamlessly add intelligent power monitoring capabilities, leveraging partnerships with the industry’s most widely used global access control hardware and platforms, including Mercury Security, Lenel, Software House and AMAG Technology. These partnerships give security integrators the ability to offer a new suite of managed power services for recurring monthly revenue while delivering predictive data analytics to customers that keep their solutions up and connected. Security education and training On the education and training front, LSP’s technical expert Joe Holland will present two educational sessions during the show: Networking Power Solutions – Data Analytics for New Age Managed Services, March 13, 11 a.m.; and March 15, 8 a.m. LSP Factory Certification course worth BICSI continuing education credits (CEUs). In Networking Power Solutions, Holland will dig deep into new methods of using data, data reporting and data analytics of power system solutions. In the Factory Certification course, attendees will learn how to specify, configure, work with and troubleshoot modern power systems. “The paradigm of power has changed from static device to mission critical component that yields information and data to assist in reliable uptime for the user,” said Larry Ye, President and CEO of LifeSafety Power. “Power is the heartbeat of every integrated system solution today. The ability to monitor it over the network and cull critical data aids the specification in so many ways from top to bottom. It makes power more intuitive and predictive and also gives integration companies another important skillset,” he said.
LifeSafety Power, the industry creator of intelligent networking solutions that assess the security infrastructure’s power status in real time, will feature its innovative product category at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, April 11 through 13 at booth 5097. Two featured products will include ProWire Unified Power Systems and FlexPower Multi-Site Manager (MSM) Enterprise. LSP’s ProWire standardises solutions across the enterprise and provides substantial installation efficiencies ProWire UL/CUL certified power solution ProWire, a UL/CUL certified power solution, was design-built with the security installer and end-user in mind. ProWire eliminates hours of panel wiring, lock control and communication wiring with a standard installation platform that improves system uniformity, streamlining service and maintenance. It includes pre-installed wire harnesses for panel power, lock control, faults, communication buss and tamper switch. The precision wiring design of ProWire eliminates field wiring variability so integrators and end users can establish equipment installation standards for consistent, professional and repeatable results across multiple sites, campuses and locations. ProWire models come standard or networked for power monitoring and are designed with quick-connect terminal strips to incorporate Authentic Mercury Security or Software House access control hardware. Network-connected ProWire systems also can interface directly into Mercury Security or Software House C●CURE 9000 platform, allowing users to seamlessly receive, manage, monitor and control alerts and notifications of connected power solutions. ProWire models come standard or networked for power monitoring and are designed with quick-connect terminal strips Easy installation The 100 percent factory tested ProWire comes ready to install and includes detailed wiring documentation and technical specs. Direct-drop shipments bring the prewired enclosures to the job site at the time of installation, saving the time and expense of ordering, expediting and coordinating components that often complicates field-wired installations. FlexPower MSM-Enterprise, now PC-software driven, can manage an unlimited number of power-connected systems and extract critical information, producing charts, graphs and other analytical data for proactive site management. The software platform permits instant access and usable data to monitor, assess, maintain and troubleshoot connected solutions quickly and easily. The 100 percent factory tested ProWire comes ready to install and includes detailed wiring documentation and technical specs MSM-Enterprise MSM-Enterprise makes it simple for systems integrators and end-user customers to see or export statistical information, for example output voltage fluctuations over time, standby power capability and incidents of AC power loss or fluctuations for a detailed history and assessment of power. Users can click on different tabs within the program to ascertain the operability of systems and determine the real-time health and viability through data extracted on power variances or voltage events. “These solutions are part of our ongoing commitment to quality, certified products that ease labor costs yet provide the kind of proactive data necessary to keep integrated technology installations up and running reliably 24/7,” said Larry Ye, LifeSafety Power’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Power is no longer an afterthought. We have elevated it to the stature of an intelligent component that yields deep knowledge and history—the kind of information that is critical to the longevity of physical security and life safety systems at the protected premises.”
Steve Wagner is a highly respected security industry veteran and business strategist LifeSafety Power® Inc., Mundelein, Illinois, a provider of Smarter Power Solutions and patented remote networking capabilities, announced the appointment of respected industry veteran Steve Wagner to the company’s Board of Directors. LifeSafety Power growth LifeSafety Power has experienced phenomenal growth since first unveiling the FlexPower® product line in 2010 and with this appointment is taking the next step in solidifying its category-defining role as a network-based intelligent power management solution provider. Steve Wagner, former president of Mercury Security and now principal at Cartwright Partners, LLC, is a highly respected security industry veteran and business strategist whose executive career spans 30 years in the access control industry. In this new capacity, Wagner will further entrench LifeSafety Power’s pioneering role as the creator of network-based, intelligent power solutions enabling new managed services – and the intrinsic and necessary value that brings to the marketplace. Future strategy "It’s time to take the company to the next level in the sector they have created – intelligent managed power." “I’m extremely excited to help shape the future strategy of LifeSafety Power and their move into new markets,” said Steve Wagner. “LifeSafety Power mirrors some of the firms I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the years. They are good people who aren’t afraid of rolling up their sleeves and getting after changing their industry. They’ve been highly successful over a short period of time, establishing several significant partnerships. It’s time to take the company to the next level in the sector they have created – intelligent managed power.” “LifeSafety Power is not in the power supply business; we provide mission critical services. Nothing works in a building without power. That value proposition needs to be unequivocally understood by the industry and users. The economic value to be gleaned from the proactive networking of our intelligent power solutions is substantial,” Wagner said. Value message Larry Ye, president of LifeSafety Power, said the company is extremely fortunate to tap Wagner’s expertise. “Here we are in a category of our making and the true value proposition of managed power is still unfolding. With Steve Wagner working alongside us we will crystalise the value message that defines our category and educate the industry how our products create more robust and reliable security solutions,” Ye said. Steve Wagner will work with the board to strengthen the company’s position in the market, added John Olliver, LifeSafety Power’s senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development. "Steve’s management experience at Mercury Security and HID Global will provide the insight to our board needed to take the company into its next growth stage.” Save
The new partnership delivers power solution enclosure with integral installation efficiencies LifeSafety Power, provider of Smarter Power Solutions and patented remote networking capabilities and Paxton Access, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, designer and manufacturer of IP access control and intelligent solutions for smart buildings, have entered into an exciting new partnership. Now, systems integrators will have availability to the new FlexPower® PCLASS™ Unified Power Solutions for Paxton Access. FlexPower PCLASS The FlexPower PCLASS Paxton Access Control Power System is engineered to integrate operating power and a mechanical housing for Paxton AccessNet2 controller hardware. The seamless enclosure simplifies system design and is available in 4-, 8- and 16-door configurations in both single and dual voltage. The FlexPower PCLASS Paxton Access Control Power System is engineered to integrate operating power and a mechanical housing for Paxton AccessNet2 controller hardware Net2 is a proprietary and secure networked access control system that yields the advantages of central control, event reporting and flexible functionality. Eight-door configurations yield up to a 40 percent space savings and 30 percent installation savings while 16-door units offer up to a 60 percent space savings and 40 percent installation savings. LifeSafety Power is a constant innovator in the power category, providing the latest networking technologies that yield a wide range of specification possibilities and the ability for integrators to remotely monitor, assess and service systems solutions. Superior technology “It’s all about working with the right partners to continue our command of the category and bring proactive service to customers, including remote testing and servicing,” says Larry Ye, president of LifeSafety Power. “The exemplary capabilities of our Paxton Access Power Solutions give systems integrators superior technology to pass along to end-user customers while offering another category of managed services and recurring monthly revenue,” he says. “We’re pleased to be partnering with LifeSafety Power for their PCLASS power solution,” says Chris Wilson, product manager, Paxton Access. “With the new PCLASS, Paxton customers now have an easy option for more controller density in one location. The unified solution makes Net2 controller installations even simpler and cleaner.”
LifeSafety integrates LSP FlexPower product line with Brivo access control elements LifeSafety Power® Inc., the industry leader in Smart Power Solutions and patented remote networking capabilities, has a new partnership that provides seamless, mechanical integration of power and access control hardware in a single solution combining Brivo Access Control elements with the LSP FlexPower® product line. Mechanical integration of power and access control hardware LifeSafety Power brings the FlexPower® Unified Power Solutions BCLASS™ (Brivo) enclosures to its comprehensive product line, adding the global leader in cloud-hosted access control solutions to its expanding power portfolio. Now, integrators can leverage the complete mechanical integration of power, access controller boards, and optional lock power for 4-, 8- and 16-door Brivo systems in single and dual voltage, with the ability to add remote networking services with optional NetLink™ Network Communications Modules. Integrated Brivo BCLASS products provide ease of installation and wiring efficiencies, allowing installers to yield greater profit margins with simpler-to-deploy enclosures. FlexPower BCLASS puts power and Brivo panels in one secure locking enclosure with one AC wiring drop that minimizes wall space, streamlines installation and reduces time and labour costs. The modularity of LifeSafety Power’s flagship FlexPower line and BCLASS provides superior versatility that creates unlimited system configurations and specification possibilities. Factory pre-wired power section also saves configuration time and the removable backplate further simplifies controller wiring. The spacious enclosure includes substantial room for additional output distribution or remote monitoring and managed services with NetLink. Enhanced versatility & specification flexibility “As the market for access control continues to grow globally, integrated power solutions become even more critical,” said Larry Ye, President of LifeSafety Power. “We continue to expand our partnerships to include even greater possibilities for systems integrators, and adding Brivo to our portfolio allows enhanced versatility and specification flexibility for installers,” he said.
The BluBØX MCLASS enclosure comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate door count and wire management LifeSafety Power® and BluBØX have partnered to bring the latest, intelligent access control solutions to the security industry through a new unified enclosure release. BluBØX, a leading provider of cloud based physical security solutions, now deploys LifeSafety Power’s MCLASS™ unified power systems specially engineered to house FlexPower® modules alongside Mercury access hardware in one compact, secure design. Benefits for system integrators The BluBØX solution comes pre-engineered with power supply and access control distribution modules for a complete, turnkey product specification. It can be configured for two to 16-door access control specifications, with the power supply/battery charger providing two user selectable outputs for 12 or 24 VDC. One input provides continuous power for system use and the second is resettable output power, activated when the fire alarm disconnect is initiated. The networking capabilities of MCLASS offers system integrators and value-added resellers the ability to increase their recurring monthly revenue by providing proactive, remote monitoring and servicing across the enterprise, such as diagnostic tests of remote battery load testing and power recycle. System integrators can achieve further labour savings with the wall-mount configuration of the BluBØX MCLASS product, which saves the expense of mounting and wiring separate enclosures and AC drops for lock power while reducing wall space with a smaller footprint. A removable back plate mounts power and the Mercury controller, making wiring faster and easier for additional installation savings. For maximum design flexibility, the BluBØX MCLASS enclosure comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate door count and wire management preferences by the integrator. Security system power management “The BluBØX and LifeSafety Power partnership brings to the marketplace a world class security product with the first ever ability to manage and control security system power from any device, anywhere at any time,” says Patrick Barry, CEO of BluBØX. “The benefits for system integrators and end users are substantial and we expect our capability to become standard in the market in the years to come.” “The combination of the integrated BluBØX BluSKY Cloud Solution and intelligent power provides a high-value solution to ensure system health and uptime, as well as greater efficiencies in overall system operations,” says Perry Levine, Sr. VP Business Development of BluBØX. “The combined strengths and technology innovation of BluBØX and LifeSafety Power brings substantial benefit to the market,” says Larry Ye, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeSafety Power. “The ability to offer an intelligent, network-capable solution is critical to the longevity of the system and to the profitability of the system integrator’s business.”
Gallagher now incorporates LifeSafety Power enclosure as part of its access control product suite LifeSafety Power® and Gallagher have announced a partnership to integrate Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed powered cabinets into Gallagher’s leading access control solution. Gallagher - a global provider of integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, now incorporates a LifeSafety Power enclosure as part of the company’s access control product suite. “Offering our systems integrators a UL-listed enclosure provides them the opportunity to specify even more jobs because of the additional compliance factor,” says Kahl Betham, Gallagher’s Global General Manager - Security. “It opens the door to projects they may not previously have been able to bid for.” Gallagher’s LSP Powered Cabinets come pre-configured with power supply and access control distribution modules for a complete, turnkey product specification. The optional back plates and brackets included in the LSP enclosure are designed specifically for Gallagher equipment. Capable of providing two power outputs, user-selectable for 12 or 24VDC, the units include two models: LSP E2 Cabinet, 6A PSU-C305720 and LSP E4 Cabinet, 12A PSU-C305721. Both cabinets are available exclusively to Gallagher’s North and South American customers, and meet ULC Standards for Canada as well. “Partnering with global access control leader Gallagher brings a significant value-add to our solution,” says Larry Ye, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeSafety Power Inc. “The UL listing achieved with this turnkey solution will help systems integrators win more jobs. With the addition of LifeSafety Power network modules, systems integrators are now able to offer the advantage of intelligent remote monitoring to users.”
LifeSafety Power’s iSCAN is now part of Orion ECI’s entire product line LifeSafety Power, Inc. and Orion Entrance Control, Inc. (ECI) have partnered to bring integrated power solutions to the company’s leading line of innovative and customised entrance control lanes. Orion ECI, manufacturer of high-end optical barriers, speed gates and mechanical turnstiles is making LifeSafety Power’s intelligent networked power solutions an integral part of its entrance control designs. LifeSafety Power and Orion ECI products are made in the USA, follow green building efficiency design principles, and together provide an optimum level of reliability in entrance control products. iSCAN’s intelligent network capability LifeSafety Power’s iSCAN is now part of Orion ECI’s entire product line and may provide the ability to remotely monitor, diagnose and service power solution’s health to keep physical security up and running 24/7. iSCAN’s intelligent network capability can assess power across the enterprise, evaluating and apprising users of overall solution health. Steve Caroselli, President of Orion Entrance Control, says offering the latest technology and the highest level of dependability is critical to the company’s philosophy of providing quality solutions and ultimate uptime. “Intelligent power adds another level of reliability,” says Caroselli. “We’re excited to add LifeSafety Power as an integration partner as we know their contributions add immeasurable value to our customised entrance control solutions.” Smart power solutions In addition, smart power solutions allow service providers the ability to remotely test and service many potential issues without a site visit and truck roll. “The customer wants to be assured that their system is operational, especially in the event of a security breach or life safety event,” says Larry Ye, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeSafety Power Inc. “Bringing additional intelligence to high-technology entrance controls is a natural evolution.”