SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has become the first company to achieve the BSI Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark™ for access control systems. The IoT is typically a network of smart devices and systems that can be connected, enabling data to be exchanged to provide services, efficiency and innovation. Its technology can positively enhance lives and businesses, but the complexity of IoT also means that those of criminal intent may attempt to access it to steal data, hack cameras, enter buildings or otherwise breach security. Appropriate security controls The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has assessed the growing threat of this and created a Code of Practice (CoP) for IoT security, in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and other experts from academia and industry. BSI has been part of this collaborative work to give clarity on best practice for IoT security BSI (British Standards Institution) has been part of this collaborative work to give clarity on best practice for IoT security, subsequently developing a scheme to assess connected/IoT devices. The scheme determines whether a product has the appropriate security controls for its intended use and is suitably supported throughout its intended life. This cyber/physical security scheme forms the security element of the BSI Kitemark for IoT/Connected products. Advanced security testing The Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark demonstrates that a connected product has a higher level of security controls in place than the market standard for its type and is generally suitable for higher value or risk applications. Assessment to this level involves BSI’s most in-depth and exacting testing and analysis. To achieve certification, the SALTO XS4 One access control solution had to meet the requirements of a Quality Management System such as ISO 9001 to demonstrate functional, safety and interoperability performance. SALTO were also required to undergo advanced security testing for vulnerabilities and security flaws in BSI’s state of the art IoT laboratory. Furthermore, SALTO also submitted their JustIN mobile app and ProAccess Space web service for assessment under BSI’s Secure Digital Applications Kitemark, ensuring the wider system associated with the XS4 One had the appropriate security controls in place to provide support effectively. Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark This achievement is yet another milestone that sets SALTO apart from others in the market" SALTO Systems Limited MD Ramesh Gurdev says: “This achievement is yet another milestone that sets SALTO apart from others in the market. We’re immensely proud to have achieved the Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark, which provides a mark of trust for current and potential customers to demonstrate that our connected products are safe, secure and fit for purpose throughout their life.” “Combining this with the Secure Digital Applications Kitemark for our app and web services gives further confidence to our customers that we have taken care of security across our whole eco-system.” Appropriate security control David Mudd, Global Digital and Connected Product Certification Manager at BSI said “SALTO has focussed heavily on the security aspects of the whole environment of the organisation’s Access Control System. Achieving the Enhanced Level IoT Kitemark has enabled the organisation to demonstrate that its XS4 One product exceeds the market standard for security control.” “Additionally, certification to the Secure Digital Applications Kitemark for the organisation’s JustIN app and web services will provide further reassurance to SALTO customers so that its entire access control eco-system has the appropriate security control in place.”
SALTO Systems UK, global provider of wire-free, wireless and cloud-based access control solutions, has opened a new training facility at its Southam office to support end users, installers and partners. Wireless access control solutions The modern open plan working space is divided into a number of product-themed areas and modelled on that found at SALTO HQ. It provides state-of-the-art resources and demonstrations of SALTO’s latest wireless and wire-free products, solutions and technologies, and the benefits they offer to UK end-users and installers. SALTO continues to enjoy rapid growth and deliver industry-leading, next-generation electronic locking solutions, redefining the access control world by continually being first to anticipate market needs in a rapidly evolving market place. Electronic locking solutions SALTO UK MD, Ramesh Gurdev, said “We’re excited to provide end users and UK-based partners with this new demonstration and training resource as we continue to deliver the most advanced and flexible electronic locking solutions in the market.” “The new facility offers a fully connected space for demonstrations of our extensive product range as well as a place for trainees to work and learn, as well as a work cafe hospitality area offering a relaxed breakout space to relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments. I know that this new facility will provide a welcome resource not just today but into the future as well, and we look forward to welcoming security professionals who have already booked demonstration and training visits with us.”
London ExCel once again saw SALTO Systems’ exhibiting at Europe's biggest security event, IFSEC International 2018, where the company showcased their largest ever product range and were delighted with the response it generated. A series of new products were introduced at the show, including the new version of SALTO’s JustIN Mobile solution combining BLE and NFC capabilities in a single app. This was joined by SALTO KS 'Keys as a Service', the most advanced and flexible cloud locking solution on the access control market. Another product that aroused great interest was the new Danalock residential smart lock, the latest innovation for smart home security market. The products displayed on the stand offered an access control solution for every requirement End-to-end access control solutions These products were joined by versions of the XS4 One, XS4 Mini, Aelement and Aelement Fusion with BLE and BLUEnet wireless capabilities, mullion readers, panel readers, long distance readers, ProAccess SPACE 5 software and more, making for a feature packed stand that offered an access control solution for every requirement. The interest these products received by visitors to the SALTO stand was fantastic and generated a great range of follow up appointments from the show. SALTO would like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by the stand and learn more about their technology and complete end-to-end access control solutions. UK Managing Director, Ramesh Gurdev commented: "I was very pleased with the calibre of visitors to our stand at this year's show. We had a tremendous amount of interest from visitors and it was fantastic to be back at IFSEC exhibiting our latest security products. The show provided the ideal opportunity to meet new and existing customers and demonstrate SALTO’s on-going commitment to innovative product development, high quality solutions and great customer support."
A technology partnership formed between SALTO and Wavestore is enabling operators to instantly visually verify the identity of anyone attempting to gain access to a site or sensitive areas of a building. The successful integration of the two companies’ software platforms means users of SALTO Access Control are now able to view event-driven video captured by cameras connected to the Linux based and open platform Wavestore Video Management Software (VMS). “Interaction between access control and video surveillance systems has been possible for some time,” said Enrico Bizzaro, Head of Integrations for Wavestore. “However, with the Wavestore VMS able to quickly process large amounts of metadata, we are now able to provide operators with a powerful tool to instantly display detailed information on who, when and where staff and visitors have entered or moved around a building.” SALTO & Wavestore enable operators to visually verify in real-time all access control activity Real-time all access control The integration between SALTO and Wavestore enable operators to visually verify in real-time all access control activity via the Wavestore Graphical User Interface (GUI). A virtual spot monitor can be set up to display video captured by cameras associated with the door where an event is occurring. Colour coded text is generated to enable operators to more quickly identify the type of event, e.g. green for access granted and red when access is denied, whilst the operator also has instant access to data such as the name, job title, ID number and image of the person attempting to gain access. Operators are alerted if a door is forced open. They are able to immediately see who is trying to break in and where the door is located on a map of the building. Data recording & Forensic searches Wavestore’s rules engine enables metadata pushed by the SALTO server to be configured to generate various actions when someone presents their access token to the reader, such as trigger a PTZ camera pre-set or a recorded audio message on an integrated speaker. There is a long list of ways in which the recorded metadata can be filtered to allow operators to rapidly search for specific events There is a long list of ways in which the recorded metadata can be filtered to allow operators to rapidly search for specific events. These include by time, door and camera location, first name, surname and ID number of a person or any other database credentials. Seamless security personnel solutions The combined SALTO and Wavestore solution offers security personnel with a range of other benefits, including: One screen, total control: Just one operator screen is needed to seamlessly manage events captured by analogue, high definition or 360° cameras and the access control system, as well as other integrated third-party technologies. Instant retrieval and transmission of video clips of events using Wavestore’s ‘just 3-clicks’ evidential export function. This project gives end users a powerful and easy to use platform that delivers a host of security and access control benefits Security & access control solutions “Integration is one of our top customer requests and so this project with Wavestore gives end users a powerful and easy to use platform that delivers a host of security and access control benefits," said Ramesh Gurdev, Managing Director, SALTO Systems UK. "With the combination of the two technologies, users now have a comprehensive security solution at their fingertips.” “Globally, SALTO and Wavestore are now routinely being specified for the same high security and mission critical projects,” said Enrico Bizzaro, Head of Integrations for Wavestore. “As a result of this integration, Wavestore and SALTO are now able to provide mutual customers with a highly effective, efficient and easy to deploy solution for video, data and access control management.” “This technology partnership is an excellent example of how Wavestore is working closely with other manufacturers who are experts in their respective fields, to help our distribution and system integrator partners to compete for new projects by offering end-user clients a best-in-breed, seamless integrated solution.”
SALTO’s electronic XS4 escutcheons and XS4 GEO cylinder passed SBD’s stringent security tests SALTO Systems, provider of wire free, wireless and cloud based access control solutions, has been awarded the prestigious Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation for its electronic security products. Their XS4 electronic escutcheons and XS4 GEO electronic cylinder products have not only passed SBD’s stringent security tests but also that these approved products will be routinely audited or re-certified every year – providing valuable evidence of their continued compliance. Secured by Design SBD is governed by a UK-wide representative Board whose members include Chief Constables and works with Police Forces, National Government, Local Authorities, regulatory authorities, developers, builders, product manufacturers and many other organisations around the country to implement effective security standards in environmental design and product resilience. Independent academic research shows that SBD developments can achieve crime reductions of up to 75% compared to non-SBD sites. Advanced electronic access control solutions Ramesh Gurdev, Manging Director of SALTO Systems UK says, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded Secured by Design accreditation. Our SALTO XS4 electronic escutcheons and XS4 GEO electronic cylinder products are now certified and compliant to the highest industry standards with the achievement of this accolade.” “We always strive to deliver the most technologically advanced electronic access control solutions and this certification means our customers can rest assured that SALTO products are among the most secure in the market.”
Darren will identify new business opportunities for the company’s outstanding range of RFID hospitality solutions SALTO Systems continues to grow its UK sales team with news that Darren Keating has joined as National Account Manager Hospitality. Darren will be responsible for working closely with boutique, luxury and resort hotels in addition to other types of holiday properties and resorts to identify new business opportunities for the company’s outstanding range of RFID hospitality solutions. “We have been enjoying significant success in the UK with sales in all our market sectors forecast to reach significant levels,” said Ramesh Gurdev, Managing Director SALTO Systems Limited. “SALTO access control systems have been installed in some of the finest hotels throughout the world. We are therefore delighted to have been able to recruit the services of an individual of Darren’s calibre who will be able to help us build on this success and help us to deliver outstanding access control solutions to more hospitality industry customers.” Prior to joining SALTO Systems, Darren headed the hospitality divisions of a major bathroom manufacturer, and prior to that another major access control manufacturer. Commenting on his appointment, Darren said: “SALTO Systems has an enviable reputation for being a word class leader in the field of RFID access control. One of the world’s largest access control manufacturers, the company is totally committed to providing seamless integrated security solutions for their customers. I am looking forward to promoting this message and being able to demonstrate how SALTO Systems’ hospitality solutions are way more than just a guestroom lock and can take care of property security, as well as streamlining and maximising staff management activities.”