Johnson Controls introduces the latest version of its Kantech EntraPass Security Software with integration with Kantech’s ioSmart Card Reader, as part of an end-to-end encrypted access control solution. EntraPass v7.30 also includes integration with HID Mobile Access for quick and easy access to doors using a mobile phone for the end users while maintain the credentials management through EntraPass. Along with the newly added support for the ioSmart Readers, EntraPass 7.30 will continue to support the ioProx Card Readers and Credentials. With the multi-technology options available on ioSmart Readers, the migration from Proximity cards to smart cards is easy with Kantech. Mobile access management EntraPass v7.30 now supports HID Mobile Access credentialing. The integration makes it possible for users to gain access to a facility using a credential on their phone from a BLE-enabled HID reader. The user receives an invitation from security personnel on their mobile phone and can quickly download the credential. All credentialing is managed through the EntraPass Corporate and EntraPass Global Edition software. “The ongoing evolution of EntraPass, with the addition of our ioSmart technology, reflects our continued focus on and acknowledgement of the changing needs of our customers,” said Rajeev Dubey, Director of Distribution Product Management, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “EntraPass 7.30 is the link that puts modern, easy-to-understand and scalable access control technology into the hands of security administrators.” Enhanced features This latest edition of EntraPass software offers several enhancements to the EntraPass Go, EntraPass Go Pass and EntraPass Install apps. Added to EntraPass Go, which allows remote use of the software, is a link to “auto populated fields” that assists operators by bypassing the need to filling out configuration details to start using the app. EntraPass Go Pass, the mobile credential feature, now works with Android as well as iOS devices (including Apple Watch) and supports widget use, so users can unlock doors from a widget rather than having to open an app. EntraPass Go Install has been updated with a reader driver list and the ability to switch accounts without having to log in and out. There is also a new tutorial for EntraPass Go Install with additional user information. EntraPass 7.30 is available on Special, Corporate, and Global Editions as well as hattrix.
EntraPass Go Pass for the Apple Watch extends the power of the EntraPass go Pass mobile phone application to the iOS Apple Watch environment Tyco Security Products introduces EntraPass Go Pass support for Apple Watch®, the industry’s first Apple Watch® mobile credential that allows card holders to use the watch as a mobile access control credential, facilitating quick entry and exit through access points without an access card. EntraPass Go Pass Apple Watch EntraPass Go Pass for the Apple Watch extends the power of the EntraPass go Pass mobile phone application to the iOS Apple Watch environment. Once the application is downloaded to the phone paired with the watch, the Go PASSicon will appear on the watch indicating to the user that the app is now ready to be used on their Apple Watch. A list of the end user’s favourite doors will appear once the app is opened and the user can simply tap on the appropriate door to gain entry. All user activities are recorded on the EntraPass server for the system administrator. "Instead of searching through their bags for a smart phone, card holders can push a button on their watch when they enter or exit a restricted area" “EntraPass Go Pass support for the Apple Watch takes efficiency and user experience to a new level by making credential use as simple as possible”, said Rajeev Dubey, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Instead of searching through their bags for a smart phone, card holders can push a button on their watch when they enter or exit a restricted area, which only takes a few seconds. The result is greater efficiency, speed and ease of access.” Ideal solution for frequent card issuance EntraPass Go Pass can help reduce the problem of lost cards and can be an ideal solution for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover populations where frequent card issuance can be an administrative burden. The app is available with traditional EntraPass Corporate or Global Editions, or as part of the Kantech hattrix hosted/managed security service. Using EntraPass Go Pass with support for the Apple Watch®, cardholders download the EntraPass Go Pass app to a mobile phone and then accept a credential invitation from the system administrator. Once the invitation is accepted, end users can then gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app on the phone or on the paired Apple Watch. The app communicates directly with the access control system’s server via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, allowing organisations to leverage their existing card reader infrastructure for added cost-savings, while also simplifying credential verification for card holders.
The app communicates directly with the access control system’s server using Wi-Fi or cellular connection Tyco Security Products introduces the latest version of its EntraPass Security Software from Kantech with the new EntraPass Go Pass mobile application that allows card holders to use their mobile phones as an access control credential. EntraPass 7.10 software also includes updates to its Microsoft Windows Active Directory integration which now auto-synchronises users, and extends the EntraPass Go Install app for installers to Android users. EntraPass Go Pass mobile application Using the EntraPass Go Pass mobile app, cardholders can gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app, as they approach the door or from anywhere in the world. Using Wi-Fi or cellular connection, the app communicates directly with the access control system’s server, which allows organisations to leverage their existing card reader infrastructure and save on the cost of new card readers required with other mobile credentialing technologies. "Using the EntraPass Go Pass mobile app, cardholders can gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app" “This newest release of EntraPass is focused on providing the ultimate in usability, giving our customers the efficiency and flexibility required in their day-to-day operations,” said Rajeev Dubey, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “With EntraPass 7.10, both end users and installers benefit from greater functionality in mobile credentialing and one-touch configuration that enables significant costs savings on hardware and installation time.” KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers With the EntraPass Go Install mobile application, installers with Android devices can now configure KT-1 and KT-400 door controllers with one touch on a mobile device. Using a QR code scan that auto-fills the door controller's address and serial number, installation is faster and the potential for manual entry errors is eliminated. The app provides a wizard driven commissioning process that helps ensure that no device has been left un-commissioned. It also allows installers to store pictures and notes which will help with subsequent visits. The app further eases the install process with the ability to associate pre-configured Exacq-compatible cameras and DSC PowerSeries Neo devices. The newly added features in the app include the ability to edit relays and inputs, and view events. Migrating legacy Kantech controllers The software allows for easy migration of legacy Kantech controllers to newer Kantech controllers without having to reprogram access levels, triggers, graphics, reports, or door exceptions. This allows installers to easily migrate a KT-200 or KT-300 into a KT-400 or a KT-100 into a KT-1. EntraPass 7.10 now allows users to manage ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock integrations through EntraPass Web Client. EntraPass Go app now includes a redesign of quick actions of relays and inputs. Save
EntraPass' integration with Aperio Wireless Lock Technology provides an affordable way to bring the flexibility of wireless locks to any door in a facility 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 Programme for integration with third-party partner technologies for a more holistic solution. Integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio 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 centers and any other door where electronic access control was previously cost prohibitive. Tyco Security Products Connected Partner Programme In addition, Kantech joins the Connected Partner Programme 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. “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 Rajeev Dubey, Senior Product Manager for Kantech. “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 customization possibilities.
Tyco Security Products has announced the release of version 6.04 of Kantech’s EntraPass security management system featuring a redesign of the EntraPass Go mobile app that streamlines security tasks to bring together door controls, live video and intrusion on a single, simple-to-manage home screen. Managing various day-to-day security tasks is made easier under EntraPass Go’s new side bar and home page including the addition of intrusion operations for arming and disarming partitions, ability to connect and stream live video from exacqVision, swipe-and-lock, and quick-action door controls. EntraPass, PowerSeries Neo & exacqVision integration This newest version of EntraPass continues to build on its integration with Tyco Security Products’ DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion system adding virtual zone capabilities that allow the DSC intrusion panel to take information from an access control system and transfer the information to the central monitoring station. Key to this feature is the ability to eliminate dual sets of sensors for access control and intrusion — now the information for both can be transmitted via the access control sensors from EntraPass to DSC PowerSeries Neo and on to the central station. This gives the monitoring center better and more accurate information for improved situational awareness. EntraPass 6.04 also provides an IP-based link between the panels to complement the traditional hard-wired option. The integration of exacqVision video management system (VMS) into EntraPass 6.04 combines video into access control for seamless management and monitoring of building entry points. Kantech EntraPass Go provides exacqVision customers with the ability to view a list of connected cameras and stream live video from exacqVision on the home screen. Users can view critical video details as close as desired with the new interactive pinch to zoom functionality. Improved user experience The intuitive EntraPass Go mobile app even remembers a user’s last actions, returning to the last door or camera touched for improved continuity. The app allows for easy click-through and drill-down capability among the individual components, displaying all the cameras and partitions available. “EntraPass 6.04 is a highly capable integration platform that allows users to put together a total integrated solution that operates from a mobile, web or traditional client,” said Rajeev Dubey, senior product manager Tyco Security Products, Kantech. “The redesigned app elevates the user experience to another level. Just by opening their app, a security manager can respond to a call while also viewing video, granting access, opening doors and even disarming the entire security system, if necessary.” EntraPass 6.04’s improved web client offers the same powerful intrusion features provided by the mobile app, as well as enhanced video playback and export capabilities, which allows users to zoom in and out in the playback mode and download video clips. Download EntraPass Go app Download the freely distributed Kantech EntraPass Go app for iOS (Apple) devices from the iTunes App Store.