SimonsVoss Technologies GmbH, part of the Allegion group - a pioneer in digital locking and physical access control systems - enters a technology partnership in Europe with Morphean. The new technology partnership, that will utilise SimonsVoss’ digital access control system SmartIntego, extends Morphean’s cloud-based capabilities beyond video surveillance and into the access control-as-a-service (ACaaS) market, forecast to reach US$2.8b by 2024. Integrated security system We are seeing considerable growth in demand for wireless locks" The secure Morphean platform informs decision making and drives efficiencies for organisations by generating unique and actionable insights from a multitude of data sources. The combination of an integrated security system hosted in the cloud that now combines video surveillance and access control promises not only greater security with two factor authentication but also a wealth of rich data. This will help businesses optimise operations and processes, such as by gaining greater insight into customer and employee behaviours or how office space is utilised. Martyn Ryder, VP Sales & Marketing at Morphean says, “We are seeing considerable growth in demand for wireless locks so we welcome this timely agreement to partner with SimonsVoss. This will allow us to extend our current access control offering and meet growing market and customer demand for both wired and wireless locking solutions via our cloud managed access control solution. The powerful combination of video security and access control as-a-service will bring many operational and business benefits for our customers across Europe and beyond.” Access control data The advance of smart cities, a more stringent regulatory environment and rising crime rates are some of the factors behind the appeal of ACaaS and outsourcing access control functions to guarantee accurate maintenance of key cards. Digital access control systems are valued highly in security technology for buildings" With this system set up, only access control hardware systems are deployed on premise while the software and access control data are shifted to a remote location and provided as a service to users on a recurring monthly subscription. The benefits of such an arrangement are numerous but include avoiding large capital investments and shifting the onus of cybersecurity and firmware updates to the vendor. “Digital access control systems are valued highly in security technology for buildings,” commented Evert te Pas, International Sales Manager at SimonsVoss. Snap-in installation “SmartIntego by SimonsVoss is a state-of-the-art digital access control solution that is easy and simple to deploy into existing physical and digital infrastructure such as doors and IT networks. The cable free and snap-in installation means it is compatible with most doors with no drilling of holes, so is scalable and flexible without limitation.” Morphean’s ACaaS system utilises door controllers from Axis Communications, namely the AXIS A1001 and the AXIS A1601, that serve as the interface between the cloud and the SimonsVoss’ SmartIntego system. Stephanie Hensler, Director Business Development at Axis Communications, said, “Axis is totally committed to this market and creating innovative solutions based on its open standards that allow partners to integrate different types of software and hardware for a fully scalable, flexible and future proof solution. We look forward to working even more closely with Morphean.” Morphean will be attending IFSEC 2019, 18-20 June, ExCel, London (Axis stand IF920).
The AXIS 1001 delivers true interoperability and best-of-breed choices for present and future requirements Morphean will enter the physical access control market. Over the last year, Morphean have seen increasing demand from their Video Service Providers and end customers to expand their successful video surveillance and business intelligence solution Videoprotector to include managed physical access control. Many end customers are building strong partnerships through the Video Service Providers to trust them as a true Security-as-a-Service provider managing end-to-end physical security solutions on their behalf. Videoprotector access control solution Videoprotector access control is a truly fully integrated solution with tight interaction between access control and video surveillance to provider customers, service providers, and alarm receiving centres a simple-to-use, integrated user interface to manage, audit, and interact with physical access control. This extends further the supported solutions for IP video surveillance, IP intercom, IP speakers, IP I/o Modules, and intelligent analytics to provide a full end-to-end secure security and business solution utilising the latest cloud technology. Videoprotector access control will be previewed to key Video Service Providers on 26th April, 2017, at the Axis Communications UK head office and will be fully available during May 2017. Videoprotector access control can be fully managed by the end customer, service provider or a mix of both via our hosted online platform. AXIS A1001 IP-based door controller The platform utilises the AXIS A1001, which is an open IP-based door controller that uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology to speed up installation and lower deployment costs. The AXIS 1001 delivers true interoperability and best-of-breed choices for present and future requirements. "Axis is excited for the release of Morphean’s Videoprotector access control solution" “We’ve seen an opportunity to address an increasing customer need to outsource the day-today management of physical access control to their trusted security and service providers. It has traditionally been challenging for external companies outside of the organisation to manage physical access control due to technology limitations.” Physical access control “With our cloud network and availability of our hosted solution we are able to securely allow service providers to manage physical access control on the customer’s behalf and really address this growing customer demand to have professional security and service companies fully manage their security – it provides us with a great opportunity to establish Morphean as the leading Security-as-a-Service provider,” Martyn Ryder VP Sales & Marketing. “Axis is excited for the release of Morphean’s Videoprotector access control solution. Their integration with the A1001 Door controller provides an easy to install and easy to use full access control solution. The Morphean Videoprotect access control and Axis A1001 solution is a best-of-breed, one of the first of its kind in the Security-as-a-Service for access control.” Stephanie Hensler, Director of Business Development, Access Control, Axis Communications.
Morphean VideoProtector offers cyber security and cross-platform compatibility NW Systems, an IP video specialist, has signed a partnership with Swiss-based Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) provider Morphean which will see NW Systems offering Morphean’s VideoProtector platform to professional security and IT resellers, as well as UK-based end-users direct from this month. Morphean VideoProtector platform Morphean VideoProtector is a highly robust, resilient, and scalable cloud-based video surveillance service, underpinned by Axis Communications. AXIS One-Click Camera Connection feature, together with Axis’ wide range of high quality cameras, ensures that the very best and most suitable cameras available in the market can be connected to the internet with a minimum of fuss. Axis also provides Morphean VideoProtector users with access to the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP) offering numerous downloadable features and analytics capabilities including people counting, perimeter protection, motion detection, heat mapping, Point of Sale, loitering, advanced intrusion detection, queue management, window break detection, aggression detection, car, and smoke alarm detection, and much more. Cyber security Because Morphean’s service is delivered and maintained in the cloud, it offers consistently high levels of cyber security protection, as well as cross-platform compatibility to support users viewing cameras on Android, Apple iOS as well as on MAC and PC desktops. Because Morphean’s service is delivered and maintained in the cloud, it offers high levels of cyber security protection, as well as cross-platform compatibility Martyn Ryder, Sales Director Northern Europe, Morphean said, “We are very pleased to have NW Systems on board as a Super VSP here in the UK. NW Systems is well known to be one of Axis’ leading partners in UK, offering integrated solutions that include enterprise CCTV, access control and intelligent video analytics.” Easy to use and reliable “Their specialist IP video ecommerce site gives them access to a large and highly-engaged security/ IT integrator and end-user community. While they are buying surveillance cameras there, why not simultaneously plug into the world’s most reliable Video Surveillance as a Service offering?” Frank Crouwel, Managing Director, NW Systems said, “The time is right for Video Surveillance as a Service. So many business and leisure-time applications we use today are delivered via the cloud: Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Sage Live, Spotify, data back-up services like Amazon Web Services’ S3, to name but a few. So, people trust cloud services to deliver quality of service and value for money. For small chains of restaurants, jewellers, car dealerships, and numerous other high-value goods retailers with limited IT and security support capability on the ground, VideoProtector offers an easy-to-use, highly reliable video surveillance capability complete with analytics-based alert notifications to smart devices and desktops of authorised users.”
Martyn is a believer in cloud-basedsecurity, and is excited to representMorphean in the European market Martyn Ryder has joined Morphean after 10 years with STANLEY Security most recently heading up their Products and Solutions across 14 Europe countries post their acquisition of Niscayah. Martyn comes with a wealth of experience of European security market, having brought several cloud offerings to market in both Europe and North America. Martyn has joined Morphean as Sales Director for Northern Europe to support their continued growth plans to expand their VSaaS (Video Solution as a Service) offerings wider throughout Europe, specifically in the UK, Ireland and Nordics. VSaaS offerings “I’m excited to be joining Morphean, I’m a strong believer that cloud based solutions in the security market will continue to grow and become a key technology for both customers and security service providers. I feel Morphean is well-placed to serve the European market and become a key player in the VSaaS offerings”, said Martyn Ryder. “The hiring of Martyn Ryder is an important milestone and it confirms our position as leader in the market of innovative video surveillance solutions. This is part of our current structure growth in order to ensure the achievement of our objectives. Recently, we also hired Marjorie Virdis Mager as Marketing Manager. Her know-how in Marketing & Communication as well as her experience in the domain of video solutions at Dartfish will give us the necessary tools to broadcast our values to the target”, tells Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean.
Leading security services provider, Stanley Security, and surveillance technology provider, Digital Barriers, have joined forces to offer an innovative automated intrusion detection application to the European remote alarm monitoring market. SafeZone-edge, developed by Digital Barriers specifically for Axis network cameras and encoders, is an intelligent video analytics application for reliable intrusion detection. It accurately analyses scenes whilst automatically mitigating any environmental effects that can often cause nuisance alarms. This exceptional reliability is recognised with a UK Government i-LIDS® certification and the award of “Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year” at IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014. The partnership with Stanley Security will see SafeZone-edge rolled out across European customer sites, providing reliable alarm information to 14 state of the art operations centres. Dan Meyrick, Channel Sales Manager at Digital Barriers noted: “With its ability to intelligently distinguish actual intrusions from the impact of external factors, such as weather and variable illumination, SafeZone-edge is a significant step beyond basic video motion detection. But even more significantly, the application is simple and affordable enough to encourage widespread adoption.” SafeZone-edge takes advantage of the Axis open Camera Application Platform, launched in 2009 to facilitate cutting-edge third party integrations of this nature, with installation directly onto Axis network cameras and encoders. As such, the application delivers a true alternative to both conventional server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) and simpler edge-based video motion detection (VMD), combining performance and usability for real world perimeter security applications. Dan continued: “With the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), Axis delivers the simplicity of the ‘app store’ concept to the IP camera sector. By targeting the SafeZone-edge application to run on Axis cameras, organisations are presented with a simple and affordable way of extending the functionality of their cameras. The strength in depth of the Axis product range and their strong links with leading security providers, such as Stanley Security, also partnered us with the market-leader.” Stanley Security is now using this pioneering new analytics software in conjunction with its I-View Now video platform on Axis devices in all its major installations and projects. Footage from each device can be monitored automatically for efficient perimeter protection and loitering or intrusion detection, with alarms sent directly to one of the company’s state-of-the-art operations centres. Martyn Ryder, Director for Product Management Europe at Stanley Security, said: “Combining cameras from leading manufacturer Axis Communications, with the SafeZone-edge analytics and our I-View Now video platform creates a powerful tool to help our customers protect their people and property while optimising their spend on security personnel. This combined solution is giving customers the extra pair of eyes and peace of mind that we can detect incidents early and try to stop them before they escalate or catch the bad guys in action.” Metadata is provided to the operators to allow them to quickly and efficiently detect the source of the alarm and take swift, appropriate action. Alarms can also be sent directly to customers’ mobile devices or PCs, allowing them to be instantly notified or to cancel false alarms before costly action is taken. In a real-life operational test conducted over one week, replacement of a VMD solution by the SafeZone-edge application led to a reduction in nuisance alarms from 10,000 to just 1. Commenting on the partnership, Atul Rajput, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Axis Communications said: “Axis is proud to support its partners in collaborative projects to design and develop security innovations that advance the field of video analytics and make a real difference to customers. Stanley Security’s adoptions of Digital Barriers’ technology means that as a result of more accurate detection, its clients will be able to optimise their security spends and limit unnecessary call outs.”
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