Johnson Controls, the pioneer for smart and sustainable buildings, launches Tyco Illustra Insight, an intelligent frictionless access management solution for work environments where there is a requirement for a high level of security without disrupting the constant flow of employees, contractors and visitors. The solution offers an unobtrusive, stress free way for authorised people to smoothly move around buildings, places and spaces, and yet provides security personnel with a highly effective solution for controlling and visually verifying who has access to restricted areas. Facial recognition camera The cameras can be deployed at the optimal height of five to six feet for facial recognition Enabled by artificial intelligence and deep learning algorithms, Tyco Illustra Insight combines the functionality of access control management software and a facial recognition camera to simultaneously recognise multiple people as they approach an entrance. The device’s integrated LEDs, combined with audible ‘Welcome/Deny’ messaging ensure employees, contractors and visitors intuitively know if they are authorised to enter an area. Anti-spoofing technology utilises two lenses and a combination of IR and RGB video to distinguish between an actual person and a printed image or video of them. Faces can be accurately detected from up to three meters away, with simultaneous multi-face processing in less than one second, improving the flow of approved users. The cameras can be deployed at the optimal height of five to six feet for facial recognition within a wide field of view and varying heights, including wheelchair and taller users. Security sensitive areas “The range of applications where our new technology will be able to significantly contribute to enhancing a safer working environment is extremely wide and varied,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Management, Security Products, Johnson Controls. “In healthcare and cleanroom environments, Tyco Illustra Insight removes the need for access control cards or buttons to be pushed, both of which are highly relevant to our customers amid the pandemic and beyond.” At airports it negates the risk of card sharing and tailgating into security sensitive areas. In addition to facial recognition, Illustra Insight can flag persons of interest for an integrated access control system to action; for instance, generating an alert when a VIP is identified. Video surveillance technologies OpenBlue was designed with agility, flexibility and scalability in mind Installers and system integrators will no doubt find many other imaginative ways in which this innovative combination of access control and video surveillance technologies, enabled by artificial intelligence, can deliver real-life benefits to their end-user clients. Tyco Illustra Insight is part of the OpenBlue dynamic platform from Johnson Controls which, through its OpenBlue Healthy Buildings set of solutions, provides access to technology, such as smart equipment, infection control, contact tracing and social distance monitoring and other connected devices to make shared spaces safer, agile and more sustainable. OpenBlue was designed with agility, flexibility and scalability in mind to enable buildings to become dynamic spaces for customers that deliver environments that have memory, intelligence and unique identity. Access control system Although designed for seamless integration with Johnson Controls access control brands, the Tyco Illustra Insight solution can also be interconnected to any access control system with on-board traditional and modern wiring protocols. Additional features include: Sleek form factor with full colour customisable LED light ring and configurable audible messages maintain an inviting environment with intuitive visual and audible responses for visitors and employees. The unique two-piece design of Tyco Illustra Insight ensures that the network interface is in a safe, protected area, with encrypted protocols used to ensure secure communications between the Tyco Illustra Insight camera head and the Insight control unit. Tyco Illustra Insight has been engineered in line with the Johnson Controls OpenBlue Cyber Solutions Product Security Program, designed to minimise the possibility of introducing vulnerabilities into electronic security solutions. Tyco Illustra Insight’s light ring and the option to record personalised greetings in a number of different languages are just two ways in which design engineers have endeavoured to create a unique user experience which enhances the device’s ability to facilitate the free flow of people and set a new standard for automated video and access control.
Johnson Controls announces the introduction of the C•CURE Go Install app for use with the Software House iSTAR Ultra LT. The new app provides a more efficient, convenient means of configuring or updating information on the iSTAR Ultra LT controller without having to physically access the unit. Working with an embedded Bluetooth antenna that can be turned on and off remotely to ensure network security, users simply log into the C•CURE Go Install app to perform a host of tasks, including configuring the network settings on the controller, rebooting the device and checking its status. The app is ideal for use with iSTAR Ultra LT controllers that are difficult to access for manual configuration, such as units located high above doorways or behind ceiling tiles. Password protected for enhanced security The password-protected app works for users within range of the controller, including in-house security staff, integrators or installers. Using the app replaces having to make changes on or check status directly from the controller. “Using the C•CURE Go Install app with the iSTAR Ultra LT minimises the disruption that can be caused by having to access the controller itself,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Increasingly, there are applications, such as hospitals with sealed ceilings, where physical access to the controller just isn’t feasible. Using the intuitive app instead to perform myriad tasks provides a more efficient option.”
Johnson Controls announces the immediate availability of the innovative Kantech KT-1 single door controller with embedded simplified access control software for one door systems. KT-1 Standalone is the ideal choice for a cost-effective, easy-to-use, single-door application. With KT-1’s new Standalone Mode, using a dedicated web browser, the KT-1 Ethernet-ready single door controller can be controlled and managed via simple and intuitive web based software. EntraPass software is not required. This makes the KT-1 a viable option for small businesses and individuals with basic access control needs such as being able to assign card access and run reports. Quick wizard-based installation platform “Fully-fledged security management can be daunting for small businesses,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, “but KT-1 Standalone removes the complexity from that process by giving users a web-based system that brings a greater level of security, while bypassing the investment required for computers and software.” With a simplified and quick installation and no software required, KT-1 Standalone is appealing to a base beyond the traditional access control installer. No additional training is required because there is no software system to learn or special certification needed. The wizard-based platform walks installers through the process in minutes. Users with growing access control needs can migrate to the next level with Kantech EntraPass or hattrix software.
Johnson Controls introduces the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. Centralised access control decision processing iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities to reduce costs. With a scalable architecture that includes support for up to eight card readers and 500,000 cardholders, iSTAR Ultra LT is ideal for businesses seeking a flexible, future-proof access control system that can be expanded as needed. iSTAR Ultra LT’s control module maintains the local access control database and makes all access decisions, centralising access control management for operators. iSTAR Ultra LT can be shared with several Ethernet door modules, providing added costs savings. Its advanced encryption and authentication ensure that communications between access controllers and doors are cyber secure. iSTAR Ultra LT also includes a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) smart phone application that allows operators to easily configure and manage controllers and locks, lowering commissioning, and saving time and effort. Support for traditional access control and wireless locks “iSTAR Ultra LT brings the best the iSTAR Ultra product line has to offer to our customers who need a powerful access control system capable of meeting their current and projected security and business needs,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Senior Product Manager, access control hardware, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “iSTAR Ultra LT’s enhanced cybersecurity, IP architecture and generous scalability provide our customers with the building blocks they need for the future.” Similar to iSTAR Ultra, iSTAR Ultra LT combines support for traditional hard-wired access control doors with support for wireless lock sets, all in the same controller. iSTAR Ultra LT supports both ASSA ABLOY Aperio and Schlage NDE, AD300 and AD400 wireless locks for added flexibility and installation savings and use of the controller’s PoE Plus capabilities lowers installation costs further. iSTAR Ultra includes two gigabits of memory and 16 gigabits of storage, as well as a single host/database connection for every eight doors. End users can use iSTAR Ultra LT with the C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platform from Software House.
A growing emphasis on the impact of data – storing it, analysing it, and getting more value from it – was a common theme at this year’s IFSEC. Throughout the three days of the show at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre last week, there were many conversations about the growing benefits of the data generated by today’s physical security systems. Industry embraces deep learning & artificial intelligence Video analytics increasingly critical Access control provides business intelligence The move towards edge-based storage Deep learning and video analytics Video data was one key focus; especially how tools such as artificial intelligence and deep learning will create more value. However, Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Chief Technology Officer of Milestone, warns that some companies may be adopting the deep learning buzzwords prematurely for marketing purposes. “I am surprised that so many companies at IFSEC have picked up on deep learning without having meat on the bone,” he says. The real challenge is to drive the deep learning value proposition, and truly deliver on the innovations to customers. Not surprisingly, he sees Milestone’s “open system community” approach as the best way forward. Embracing deep learning and artificial intelligence will change the dynamics of video analytics and could lead to a renaissance in the market, says Eilertsen. Historically, video analytics have been rules-based and “you have to know what you’re looking for,” says Eilertsen. The approach has limited ideas about what analytics can do, while issues such as ownership of patents have made companies hesitant to enter the fray. The deep learning approach both breaks through the confines and makes patents covering rules-based analytics irrelevant. Deep learning and artificial intelligence will change the dynamics of video analytics, says Milestone Systems' Bjørn Skou Eilertsen “It’s changing the dynamics of the analytics market and inviting new players to engage,” says Eilertsen. “Deep learning and neural networks are not managed the same way, they are easier to engage, and more people are engaging.” Growing camera counts and multiplying data streams More and better video analytics are a necessity as camera counts grow and video data streams multiply. Video analytics add a critical automation aspect to video systems, enabling systems to process video and provide needed information without requiring operators to view hours of video to find a needed detail – the proverbial needle in the haystack. Using neural networks to analyse video offers a clear advantage over the process of monitoring 10,000 cameras, for example. The extra processing power for deep learning comes from graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware, which provides faster, parallelised computing and enables neural networks. “It changes the way the industry looks at analytics,” says Eilertsen. He sees coming innovation around more predictive modeling and systems that change over time to solve a shifting array of problems. Milestone’s future lies in supplying a deep learning element operating alongside the video management system, providing a platform onto which innovators from the Milestone “community” can solve new problems that leverage the value of tons of video. Milestone has extended its VMS ecosystem to even the industry’s smallest customers. Milestone has released a free video management system (VMS) product for use with up to eight channels. The approach allows a small business to embrace video surveillance on a small scale and low cost, and then grow the system over time, hopefully eventually becoming a customer of Milestone’s XProtect corporate-level product. The transition path only involves upgrading the licence as the system grows. A basic, eight-channel system is built using the same binary code as the larger products. AI education at IFSEC NVIDIA, the GPU manufacturer that provides hardware for the industry’s transition to artificial intelligence and deep learning, exhibited at IFSEC as part of its continuing awareness push in the physical security market. NVIDIA also raised awareness of AI and deep learning at its GPU technology conference in San Jose Eddie Seymour, European Technical Director of NVIDIA, acknowledged a mission of “evangelism” at IFSEC. “We’re not here to sell you anything, it’s more of an education,” he said. NVIDIA is working with partners to incorporate GPUs, including Jetson “embedded” systems, into various technologies. To illustrate the sheer power of AI platforms, a flat screen monitor at NVIDIA’s stand displayed video analytics working simultaneously on 30 high-definition video streams, illustrating the fast processing capabilities as the system identified anomalies on each stream as a rapid pace. Seymour said they have had a lot of conversations with end users at IFSEC about how they might use the technology. NVIDIA can then act as “matchmaker” to pair up end users’ needs with various partners that are working in those specific areas. City-wide projects are a focus for NVIDIA, and Europe is another place where cities are embracing newer intelligent systems. Seymour says the market is more fragmented in Europe than in the U.S., and there are more startups playing in this arena. Leveraging access control data Data is driving innovation in the area of access control, too. More customers are looking for ways they can leverage access control databases for information about buildings, people, movements, and behaviour in the corporate environment. Combined with information from IT systems, access control can provide a holistic view of a business. “You can see the trends and statistics, can predict some issue about a certain door,” says Raf Schrijvers, Project Marketing Manager EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “You can discover anomalies in terms of business users, for employees and for subcontractors and visitors. In the case of subcontractors, you can verify how long they were on the premises. Access control becomes a tool to track work time.” Tyco's customers want to capture access control data as useful information Being at IFSEC (in a meeting room at the back of the hall), Tyco had a chance to hear the voice of customers. “They want to use access control systems in a good way, capturing data and doing something with that data as useful information,” says Schrijvers. “We can go into complex reports and make them easy to read for management. They can evaluate building uses and energy costs, or calculate cost savings over time. Access control becomes a real tool for them, and they can even make the company money over time.” In addition to listening to customers, Tyco’s meeting room also provided a forum to discuss the corporate roadmap and strategic vision with select customers. Product enhancements include embedded visitor management, dual-factor authentication and enhanced security. Mobile apps are another area of focus, offering new ways for users to interface with their access control systems. Users can provide “I am safe” messages in an emergency, for example, or pop-up alarms can be communicated easily from the central system. Optimising storage for video surveillance Storage is another aspect of data in the physical security market that was well covered at IFSEC 2017. Western Digital (WD) focused at the show on their broadening range of storage products, now including in-camera flash (SD) storage as a result of WD’s acquisition of San Disk. Resonating with the market trend toward more edge-based storage, San Disk products offer high endurance, which is needed for video surveillance applications where they might need to last for five years or more. A mistake integrators make is using consumer-grade SD chips, which have not been optimised for video surveillance applications, says Ziv Pax, Director, MCS Industrial Channel Business, San Disk (a WD brand). WD also unveiled its Gold storage platform for larger enterprise uses (550 terabytes per year in workload) as well as the Purple product, which accommodates 180 terabytes per year in workload and now offers up to 10 terabytes of storage (new at the show). In addition to better security, an emerging byproduct of our industry’s products and systems is a steady flow of data that can be translated into useful information for customers. It was one of several hopeful signs revealed in our discussions at IFSEC. The industry is clearly moving in new directions, with new vibrancy and towards renewed prosperity.
Kantech EntraPass Go Install delivers expedited installation and a clear commissioning report Tyco Security Products introduces Kantech EntraPass Go Install, a free mobile application that uses intuitive QR code technology, pre-populated fields, and a simplified commissioning process to significantly decrease installation time and lower the total cost of ownership. The application can be associated with other security devices, such as cameras managed by exacqVision, zones managed by DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion panels, and Kantech card readers to provide a complete security solution. Kantech EntraPass Go Install app Kantech EntraPass Go Install allows system integrators and end users to connect to their Kantech EntraPass servers by selecting from a list of existing servers or adding one manually to configure Kantech KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers. Configuration is done by scanning a QR code that contains the controller’s MAC address and serial number, enabling remote configuration of controllers as well as doors without a desktop computer. "Kantech has always focused on delivering reliable and user-friendly products that focus on smoother installation and configuration" EntraPass Go Install also makes configuration of KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers easier and quicker with app-based test activities that generate commissioning reports once all tests are completed. Test activities include activating buzzers, card swipes, and locking/unlocking doors among many others. Once testing is complete, the commissioning report can be saved with corroborating system photos that verify all tests have been passed. The completed commissioning report provides setup verification to system integrators, end users, and technicians who support the system so that they know the system has been deployed correctly and limits call backs significantly. Smoother installation and configuration “Kantech has always focused on delivering reliable and user-friendly products that focus on smoother installation and configuration,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “You’ll see Kantech’s signature pairing of ease of use and product quality with EntraPass Go Install, plus powerful device associations that integrate access control, video, and intrusion together for a total security solution.” The mobile app lets you associate other security devices—Kantech doors, relays, inputs, Exacq video, and DSC PowerSeries Neo zones with one-button ease. All of these labour-saving features deliver lower installation costs to customers and quicker installation for integrators. Save
The newest version of Kantech’s EntraPass Security Software includes ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock integration and a robust partner program for integration with third-party technologies Tyco Security Products introduces the latest version of its EntraPass Security Software from Kantech with integration to ASSA ABLOY Aperio Wireless Lock Technology for deeper door density and reduction of wiring costs as well as a new Connected Partner Program for integration with third-party partner technologies for a more holistic solution. Affordable wireless lock solution EntraPass’ integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio Wireless Lock Technology provides customers an affordable way to bring the flexibility of wireless locks to any door in a facility including cabinets, drawers and server racks with little to no operational disruption. The Aperio locks become part of the EntraPass security software eco-system and can be managed from the EntraPass interface for a unified security management experience. The access control decisions on these locks will continue to be made by the state-of-the-art and reliable Kantech controllers. The wireless locks are ideal in settings such as universities, pharmacies, hospitals, human resources departments, data centres and any other door where electronic access control was previously cost prohibitive. Aperio Wireless Lock Technology offers the same real-time communication common to traditional access control systems, but also can be installed or retrofitted in existing facilities with little to no operational disruption "Flexibility and affordability witha world class user experience havebeen the cornerstones of Kantechsolutions for many years and thefocal points of EntraPass 7.0" In addition, Kantech joins the Connected Partner Program from Tyco Security Products allowing third-party integrations to be developed using the Kantech software development kit (SDK). This allows the partner technologies to interact with EntraPass and thereby obtaining pertinent information such as card holders and events directly from EntraPass. Provision for third party integration “Flexibility and affordability with a world class user experience have been the cornerstones of Kantech solutions for many years and the focal points of EntraPass 7.0,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “In addition to further enhanced user experience innovation, EntraPass offers our customers wireless lock integrations and the ability to integrate with a variety of third-party technologies, providing an integrated, comprehensive security solution to a variety of markets.” EntraPass also introduces several incremental features in this software release, including the redundant gateway support for better fault tolerance capabilities. In addition, the EntraPass Go mobile application has improved report options while the EntraPass Web client offers more customisation possibilities. The ASSA ABLOY Aperio Wireless Locks supported by the integration are ideal for a wide array of environments including mortise, cylindrical, and exit devices for standard doors and an electronic cylinder to replace a traditional mechanical keyed cylinder. Wireless cabinet locks, which can be used for cabinets, lockers and drawers, are well-suited for healthcare facilities for storing equipment, prescriptions, patient files and other valuables, while a server rack lock option improves the security level of data centres and hardware. Save
Supported on iSTAR Ultra controllers, OSDP includes secure channel encryption mode for enhanced security Tyco Security Products is announcing that its Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.50 event management platform now supports Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to allow for enhanced interoperability among security devices, such as reader-to-panel communications. OSDP is supported on Tyco Security Products’ iSTAR Ultra series controllers and has been initially tested and certified to interface with HID Global iCLASS SE platform readers, providing a two-way encrypted link using OSDP Secure Channel. The OSDP specification handles a full range of access control and security commands including LED and buzzer control, text display, tamper and communications status and firmware status for a complete interoperable experience. Additional functionalities with OSDP “Getting onboard with initiatives such as OSDP means greater flexibility through standards-based interoperability for Tyco Security Products,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “OSDP is both highly secure and intelligent, and we’re excited to support it and continue to build on our portfolio of OSDP compatible products.” HID Global’s iCLASS SE reader platform, including iCLASS SE and multiCLASS SE brands, enable highly secure, adaptable and interoperable physical access control. These intelligent readers support a wide variety of traditional 13.56MHz contactless smart cards, 125kHz proximity credentials and magnetic stripe cards, as well as Bluetooth and NFC-enabled smartphones and other smart devices used for opening doors and gates via HID Mobile Access. “Manufacturers who adopt OSDP support into their portfolios recognise the importance of adopting open standards to open up additional functionalities within their products” said Joe Gittens, Director, Standards, Security Industry Association. “These adoptions really help to promote system interoperability across the industry.” Save
The IP-ACM is a highly flexible device, capable of supporting two individual doors or one door with in-and-out readers Tyco Security Products announces the 2-Reader IP Access Control Module (IP-ACM) from Software House, an Ethernet edge device that extends the scalability and cost-effectiveness of a network-based access control system. The IP-ACM is installed near the doors it controls, helping to reduce wiring and installation costs. The door module can leverage a facility’s existing IT network to securely communicate via AES 256-bit encryption with an iSTAR Ultra General Controller Module (GCM), where the access control decisions are made using the local access database. The IP-ACM is a highly flexible device, capable of supporting two individual doors or one door with in-and-out readers. It is extremely scalable - in a pure IP deployment, up to 32 IP-ACMs can be networked to one GCM. The door modules can even be used in a hybrid solution in conjunction with traditional centrally wired doors for retrofit situations. Configurable offline mode feature The IP-ACM is one of the industry’s only IP door modules that offers a configurable offline mode to allow authorised card holders to gain access if network communications are lost. The unit can be set to allow either no access or admit the last 1,000 previous known good cards or admit personnel from a specific personnel group. Card transactions are retained and uploaded when the IP-ACM comes back online. The IP-ACM also features a unique network latency alarm, allowing operators to proactively manage network issues. The IP-ACM is one of the industry’s only IP door modules that offers a configurable offline mode to allow authorised card holders to gain access if network communications are lost “The industry’s focus has increasingly turned toward leveraging network infrastructure to be as economical, yet secure, as possible,” said Raf Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “Software House’s IP Access Control Modules, which reduce wiring and installation costs, provide an easy and cost-effective way to add new doors and extend an access control system in the future. Additional security & easy to power IP-ACMs can operate on the same network as the iSTAR Ultra GCM or, for additional security, as part of a dedicated sub-network using the GCM’s second GigE network port. Power for the IP-ACM is also very flexible, as it supports a local 12V or 24V DC power source, or operation using a Power over Ethernet (PoE) or even PoE Plus network connection for further installation savings. The IP-ACM is available as a standalone board or in a metal or office-ready ABS plastic housing, making it versatile for traditional ceiling or more visible secure-side mounting. The IP-ACM also features full duplex RS-485 communications on board for compatibility with future technology, and supports OSDP v2 for secure encrypted reader-controller communication. For more information on Software House’s IP-Access Control Module visit Tyco Security Products at IFSEC International stand D1100.
When integrated with the C-CURE 9000 security and event management solution, Nedap's identification readers can identify vehicles and/or people from long-range distances Tyco Security Products introduces the integration of Nedap Identification Systems vehicle and driver identification technology with the C-CURE 9000 security and event management solution, part of Tyco Security Products’ complete physical access control solution. Identification reader applications When integrated with the C-CURE 9000 security and event management solution, Nedap Identification Systems identification readers can identify vehicles and/or people from long-range distances, making the readers ideal for parking access applications, managing logistics and for weighing installations and mining safety applications. Nedap Identification Systems identification systems ensure that only vehicles with authorised drivers can access restricted areas while keeping traffic moving through access gates. Vehicles and their operators can be authorised for entry while their vehicles are still moving, and can be identified by the readers through closed windows, increasing passenger safety and overall efficiency. Onboard processing software The C-CURE 9000-integrated Nedap Identification Systems identification solution uses UHF tags that can be deployed as passive, battery-operated tags. The UHF tags can be read from distances up to 33 feet and use a circular polarised antenna to provide freedom of tag placement and orientation. Nedap Identification Systems’ licence plate reader automatically reads number licence plates and uses an all-in-one camera, analyser and IR illuminator. The reader is embedded with onboard processing software that can be configured through a web interface and has a range of up to 19 feet. The Nedap Identification Systems reader supports a large range of IR-reflective license plates, including most European countries. Intelligent physical access control “The Nedap Identification Systems identification solution is an integral component in our intelligent physical access control portfolio,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “With the integration of Nedap Identification Systems with C-CURE 9000, we offer the most convenient and secure solution for identifying vehicles and persons entering and exiting your protected area.” The Nedap Identification Systems readers feature easy installation and user set up and can be configured through a web interface. An optional Wiegand Interface Module for the camera is also included.
The C•CURE 9000/SALTO solution is ideal for access control systems that require varying levels of security for interior and exterior access points Tyco Security Products announces the integration of its C-CURE 9000 security and event management system from Software House with SALTO offline locks for seamless access control of an entire building through a single user interface. Interior and exterior security The C-CURE 9000/SALTO solution is ideal for access control systems that require varying levels of security for interior and exterior access points. The solution deploys SALTO offline locks for interior doors that require a moderate level of security, such as storage and office areas, while Software House hard-wired door controllers are used for high security and perimeter access points. With this solution, security operators can control access to all doors into and within the facility through the C-CURE 9000 user interface, based on communications between C-CURE 9000 and the SALTO server. Simplified access control management “The C-CURE 9000/SALTO solution is a powerful integration that simplifies access control management by joining offline locks and hard wired doors together,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Access Control Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “With C-CURE 9000 and SALTO, facilities can manage their entire access control infrastructure with a single credential and management platform.” Access card cost savings The C-CURE 9000/SALTO solution supports a nearly unlimited number of offline locks and uses SALTO online readers to update cards for offline reader access. The use of access cards for doors instead of mechanical keys results in cost savings, saving human and monetary resources previously spent on lost key replacement. The C-CURE 9000 guided user interface and single sign-on credentialing makes access control management more efficient and user-friendly. With the C-CURE 9000/ SALTO lock solution, no cabling is required for lock installation and offline locks can be installed on almost
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces iSTAR Ultra SE, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that supports up to 32 readers, and combines iSTAR Ultra features with a ‘Pro mode’ that ensures flexibility and compatibility with all Software House systems. iSTAR Ultra SE is available in both wall-mount and rack mount configurations. “Pro mode” feature When used in “Pro mode”, the iSTAR Ultra SE has the same capabilities as the iSTAR Pro and is compatible with C•CURE 800/8000 and C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems. In “Ultra mode”, advanced encryption, and wireless lock support are enabled and wireless locks can communicate with C•CURE 9000. iSTAR Ultra SE includes a hardened Linux embedded operating system for improved security and scalability. iSTAR Ultra SE supports both traditional hardwired access control doors and wireless lock sets. It can manage up to 500,000 cardholders in local memory and employs two onboard gigabit network ports to provide redundant communications to the host. iSTAR Ultra SE also features AES 256-bit FIPS 140-2 network encryption, with custom key management and DoS protection to protect against potential network threats. Dial-up communications to the host is even available for those customers that require it. “The calling card of iSTAR Ultra SE is its flexibility and compatibility,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager, Access Control, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “Whether a project calls for a controller with a smaller footprint, an upgrade from an earlier Software House controller, or when a project does not require the additional embedded lock power management, the features of iSTAR Ultra SE will fit the bill.” iSTAR Ultra SE supports iSTAR Ultra SE also supports peer-to-peer communications, which means controllers can communicate with one another without needing host intervention. Other capabilities of the iSTAR Ultra SE include simplified network installation using DHCP and DNS, local and global anti-passback and area control features, and embedded intrusion zones. Custom keypad commands are also supported, which means events can be activated in C•CURE from the controller itself, and commands may be configured to require a card presentation or PIN to validate the command for use. iSTAR Ultra SE’s Configuration Utility (ICU) reduces startup time by allowing users to view online controllers, change configuration parameters, and download new firmware from a single user interface. iSTAR Ultra SE is available as a wall-mount unit as well as a modular rack mount configuration, decreasing the space requirements and costs of installing a panel on the wall.
Aperio® is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online Tyco has partnered with ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions to enhance its C•CURE 9000 security and event management system. Security upgrade ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s latest Aperio® wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 – the world’s first complete wireless security lock, have all been integrated into the latest Software House access control system. Aperio® is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online and to new or existing access control systems. With minimal modification to doors and premises; Aperio® offers a cost effective and simple security upgrade. Rafael Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager for EMEA at Tyco Security Products, said: “Our C•CURE 9000 system is one of the industry’s most powerful and flexible security management systems, allowing our customers to monitor events and manage personnel. Quick and easy installation “Aperio® is wireless; therefore avoids invasive cabling, allowing quick and easy installation that will not be intrusive, ideal for installation listed buildings and other heritage projects. “We have already deployed the solution across a number of healthcare and education projects and are looking to potentially integrate with more Aperio® in the future.” Richard Hall, Technical Sales Support Manager at Access Control, said: “The integration of Aperio® wireless technology brings added flexibility to the C•CURE 9000 system, allowing Tyco to extend wireless capability to any new or existing access control system, without breaking the bank.”
Kantech, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces the release of the Intevo integrated security platform which now includes the latest version of the exacqVision video management system (VMS) software. Designed to unify access control, IP video and intrusion for small to medium size businesses, Intevo seamlessly integrates the Kantech EntraPass software with exacqVision VMS software into a single solution. Intevo also includes support for DSC PowerSeries and other alarm panel integrations, giving users plug-and-play capability. “With the move to the Exacq software, Intevo brings the powerful and intuitive features of the exacqVision VMS, such as faster and more intuitive video searching capabilities, to customers as part of an easy to deploy, integrated security platform,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. The exacqVision software features SpeedSearch, where video frames automatically populate on the screen upon conducting a search and advance as the timeline cursor is moved. Users can also begin an investigation whilst video is still downloading, providing faster access to the necessary evidence, particularly for low bandwidth connections. Intevo is optimised for the use of American Dynamics Illustra Series HD cameras — supporting up to 32 IP cameras per system. Using the exacqVision software, Intevo supports over 2,000 models of the industry’s leading IP camera including fisheye/panoramic models with client-side dewarping. The Intevo platform is preloaded with the latest version of Kantech’s EntraPass Corporate Edition security management software, which supports the EntraPass Web remote user platform and the EntraPass Go mobile application right out of the box. EntraPass allows customers to view, manage and play back video linked to access control events as well as perform everyday access control functions such as locking and unlocking doors. The Intevo platform is available through Kantech’s distribution channels. For more information on the Kantech product line, please visit www.kantech.com