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).
Figures from the 2018 edition of ‘The Wireless Access Control Report’ show continued strong growth for wireless vs. wired solutions. Why do you think security and facility managers are “cutting the wires” more and more? Advantages of wireless access control The energy-efficiency of wireless doors delivers significant cost savings" Russell Wagstaff, Director for Commercial Access Solutions, ASSA ABLOY EMEA says, “Among the many advantages of wireless discussed in the report, I would highlight two. Firstly, removing the need to cable every door makes it much easier and more economical to bring many more doors into your access system. So, wireless technology can upgrade your building’s security in an instant. Secondly, the energy-efficiency of wireless doors delivers significant cost savings. The standard batteries’ locks usually have long lives, and only fully ‘power up’ when there’s a credential to read. Wired doors are generally connected to the mains 24/7.” The new report forecasts growth in wireless locks for “non-door” applications (lockers, servers, and so on) to outgrow those for doors. Why is wireless technology especially suited to these “non-doors”? Russell said, “Partly it’s about convenience. The more applications that can be secured and unlocked with a single credential, the better for site users. Facility managers benefit from the wider scope of their access system, which gives them more control. In addition, because these ‘non-door’ devices are wireless, access control can easily extend outdoors. Padlocks for gates, machinery locks, storage lockers. With the right lock, these can all be secured within the same access control system as your front door.” Wireless and real-time access control for SMBs What specific problem did SMARTair solve at ULab? Enrique Burgos, Director at uLab: “In addition to regular daily traffic [of around 100 staff], weekly traffic can almost multiply by ten if an event is held. We needed an access control system as flexible and convenient as SMARTair.” One of Spain’s newest co-working spaces, uLab’s vision incorporated the latest in security, accessibility and design to create a 21st-century business centre. Wire-free SMARTair delivered real-time access control to accommodate both regular daily traffic and busy one-off events. Wireless access control in large and complex businesses With CLIQ key-based access control, audit trails for every lock, key and padlock are available on demand, so monitoring contractor visits is easy How does the flexible access management, offered by CLIQ, impact day-to-day security? Christophe Nublat, Head of Study & Works Division, Eau de Valence, France: “All the energy is in the key. There is no power supply to the lock, and therefore very little maintenance. Also, electronic and mechanical cylinders are managed by the same key.” The municipal water authority of Valence supplies safe drinking water to 65,000 local residents. It also manages 4 boreholes, a storage unit and 300km of water pipes. With CLIQ key-based access control, audit trails for every lock, key and padlock are available on demand, so monitoring contractor visits is easy. Weekly mandatory key revalidation provides another layer of security. Five of their keys are equipped with CLIQ Remote technology, so supervisors can also update access rights on the move, via Bluetooth. Aperio wireless locks-Axis door controller integration The new report picks out ‘integration’ as a growing trend — with an overwhelming majority of survey respondents saying integrated systems are ‘important’ or ‘very important’ at a site. How does integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks benefit AXIS Entry Manager customers? Stephanie Hensler, Business Development Director at Axis Communications: “Axis completed integration of the Aperio RS485 hub with our AXIS A1001 Door Controller. AXIS Entry Manager is our web-based access control system, built into the A1001 Door Controller. Because most users value real-time access, we chose to integrate with an Aperio online hub. Users appreciate how intuitive it is to manage this integrated solution.” Wireless access control is cost effective Aperio battery-powered escutcheons and cylinders with card readers are now fully integrated with Pacom’s Unison system Can switching to Aperio wireless access control deliver concrete budget benefits? Magnus Svensson, Infrastructure Manager at Lund University: “Aperio has proven to be very cost effective. We have been able to reduce the time we spend on user management and system administration radically.” After 20 years, Lund University’s Faculty of Law was looking to upgrade its access control system. Aperio battery-powered escutcheons and cylinders with card readers are now fully integrated with Pacom’s Unison system. Aperio locks work with the existing MIFARE smartcards, so there was no need for 42,000 students and 7,500 staff to return their smart-cards for reprogramming, or even to visit update readers to reactivate their permissions. Every door or card is still managed centrally from a single admin interface.
Axis Communications, the global provider of network video solutions, has integrated HID Global’s Mobile Access with its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller and AXIS Entry Manager software at IFSEC International 2017, which takes place from June 20-22 at London ExCeL. The Axis and HID mobile access control solution meets business demands to support mobile-enabled workforces. The solution enables mobile devices such as smartphones to function as credentials, allowing people to gain access to secured buildings, rooms and areas. “The integration of HID Mobile Access into AXIS solutions reflects our goal to embed trusted IDs into an increasing number of devices and use cases, providing a better, more convenient and secure user experience that helps people work more productively in connected environments,” said Harm Radstaak, HID VP & Managing Director Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “It also underscores HID’s commitment to delivering highly interoperable solutions that seamlessly integrate into our partners products and platforms.” The integrated, open, IP-based mobile access control solution combines the convenience expected in a mobile-first world with the levels of security demanded by businesses and their employees Combining convenience and business-level security The integrated, open, IP-based mobile access control solution combines the convenience expected in a mobile-first world with the levels of security demanded by businesses and their employees. Mobile devices and smartphones are ubiquitous today and their functionality continues to advance to include an ever more diverse set of applications, from contactless payments to health tracking. By integrating HID Global’s Mobile Access with its software and door controller, Axis has created a solution which combines the convenience expected in a mobile-first world with the levels of security demanded by businesses and their employees. “Axis and HID are both well-known, global brands that are partnering together to develop open, IP-based secure access solutions. Mobile credentials are finally gaining greater acceptance and adoption thanks to an increasingly mobile-first perspective. This mobile access control offering demonstrates Axis’ innovative solutions to the market in partnering with a leader such as HID. It is an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution,” says Stephanie Hensler, Axis Communications Director of Business Development, Access Control. Features of the mobile access solution The Axis and HID mobile access offering is the first IP-based, end-to-end solution. It encompasses everything necessary for small-, medium- or enterprise-sized organisations to deploy mobile access control. The solution includes: From Axis AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, which makes yes/no decisions about who may enter, in which areas and at what times AXIS Entry Manager access control software, which is integrated with HID Mobile Access Portal and used to set up the systems, add new users and manage mobile IDs From HID Global: HID’s Bluetooth enabled readers HID Mobile Access Portal HID Mobile Access App, which is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Optimal security and privacy protection The integration features AXIS Entry Manager software to manage all connected AXIS A1001 Network Door Controllers as well as the HID cloud-based portal to manage users and mobile IDs The solution stores trusted identities on smartphones for opening doors and locks instead of managing traditional printed identity credentials. This improves convenience for end users and represents a more cost-effective and simpler way to manage credentials. It also provides the highest levels of security and privacy protection available in access control. The integration features AXIS Entry Manager software to manage all connected AXIS A1001 Network Door Controllers as well as the HID cloud-based portal to manage users and mobile IDs. Other third-party software can also be used for integrating more advanced access management functionalities. The solution is now available through Axis’ and HID’s distribution channels. Visit the Axis stand #E1000 at IFSEC International 2017 to see a demonstration. Both Axis and HID experts will be on hand to showcase the solution.
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.
Russell Wagstaff, Stephanie Hensler discuss enhancements of AXIS Entry Manager installation Russell Wagstaff from ASSA ABLOY and Stephanie Hensler from Axis discuss the major facility management enhancements that Aperio wireless locks bring to an AXIS Entry Manager installation. Q (Axis): Why did you choose to partner with ASSA ABLOY to bring their wireless components into an Axis system?We felt it was important to partner with a well-known brand that offers a global wireless solution. ASSA ABLOY is a leader in access control, especially with their Aperio wireless locks. ASSA ABLOY was the best partner to integrate with our own access control products. Q (ASSA ABLOY): What are the key advantages of Aperio wireless locks for facility managers?Aperio allows you to bring access control to many more doors at a facility without breaking the bank. Because Aperio is built on open architecture, our seamless online integration with AXIS Entry Manager manages the complete installation from a single, easy-to-use interface which controls both the hard-wired doors and the Aperio battery-powered locks. Q (Axis): What components have been integrated, and how do they interoperate?Axis completed integration of the Aperio RS485 hub with our AXIS A1001 Door Controller. AXIS Entry Manager is our web-based access control system, built into the A1001 Door Controller. AXIS Entry Manager is an easy to use application, enabling real-time activities and events. One AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller can manage one wired door plus one Aperio hub, which manages up to 8 Aperio locks within a typical range of up to 25 metres — making a total of 9 doors per controller. Q: (Axis): Why did Axis opt for online rather than offline integration of the new wireless components?Axis evaluated both options before deciding. Because most users value real-time access, we chose to integrate with the Aperio RS485 online hub. Q (Axis): Will customers need to install many more controllers to connect these new locks to the system? With one AXIS A1001 Door Controller supporting up to 9 doors, this is one of the easiest installations on the market That’s the beauty of this solution: the installation is very easy and quick. The controllers can be installed near the Aperio RS485 hub and wireless locks and a hard-wired door. The AXIS A1001 Door Controller uses Power over Ethernet (PoE), and does not require additional wiring for power cables, or complicated installation. With one AXIS A1001 Door Controller supporting up to 9 doors, this is one of the easiest installations on the market. Q (ASSA ABLOY): Why should existing Axis customers add Aperio locks, rather than just expand the number of wired doors in their installation?Principally, because Aperio saves your company money, without compromising the security of staff and assets. Aperio locks bring monitored access and detailed audit trails to far more doors in a facility than would ever be affordable with standard wired access control. Aperio locks are wireless, so there’s no need for expensive or time-consuming cabling at the door. If needs change at a facility - perhaps a new building comes onstream - it’s quick, efficient and easy for an installer to fit Aperio locks and connect them to an AXIS A1001 Door Controller. That flexibility is critical for managing a modern facility. Q (ASSA ABLOY): OK, but why battery-powered Aperio locks, rather than the convenience of wired access control?Installation is much cheaper, of course, because Aperio locks are wireless, so there’s no cabling or invasive building work needed. They are also very energy-efficient. They run on standard lithium-ion batteries, and only “wake up” when prompted by a smart card or other user credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive. Maintenance could hardly be simpler - an Aperio lock needs a battery replacement every two years, nothing more. Taking the full life-cycle into account, installing Aperio could save thousands in operating costs over wired access control. In short, Aperio saves energy, and saves you money. Q (ASSA ABLOY): What kinds of openings can Aperio components secure?Aperio locks are compatible with Euro, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss door profiles, for exterior and interior doors, and for security doors. There are even Aperio locks for server racks, which companies can use onsite or in a co-located data centre, if needed. Q (Axis): Is extensive training required for system administrators to be able to manage all types of door connected to Axis Entry Manager?AXIS Entry Manager is a web-based access control system and very easy to use. Aperio wireless doors connected to an AXIS A1001 Door Controller are just as easy to manage as hard-wired doors. Both the Axis and ASSA ABLOY products are easy to set up and manage. Users are going to appreciate how intuitive it is to manage this integrated solution. Users experience no disruption to their routines, while facility managers have more visibility and more control over their premises. It’s a win–win situation Q (ASSA ABLOY): What about site users - staff, contractors, visitors? Will they notice much difference?The newly integrated locks run the latest Aperio V3 technology, ensuring remote unlocking commands pass from system to an Aperio equipped door almost instantly. So, nobody will be hanging around at a door waiting! Users open both wired doors and Aperio wireless controlled doors with the same card, employing standard RFID technologies like iCLASS, MIFARE, DESFire, HID Prox/EM410 and Seos. Users experience no disruption to their routines, while facility managers have more visibility and more control over their premises. It’s a win–win situation.
The integrated solution allows for management of wired and wireless doors Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, will be demonstrating its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, alongside ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® wireless lock technology, at IFSEC International 2016. The new, seamless integration makes use of Aperio® battery-powered cylinders, escutcheons, locks and server rack solutions and enables IT administrators to manage an entire AXIS management system from a single, easy-to-use interface. The integrated solution allows for management of wired and wireless doors, with real-time monitored access and detailed audit trails. Integration for flexible access control ASSA ABLOY will be on hand with its partners Axis at stand E1000 to showcase how Aperio® wireless lock technology and AXIS Entry Manager provide businesses the flexibility to add access control features to almost every opening in any location. Aperio® locks with integrated RFID-readers are wireless, meaning there’s no need for expensive or time-consuming cabling during installation. The AXIS A1001 uses Power over Ethernet, also eliminating the need for power cables to the controllers. If requirements change at a facility, such as managers wanting to control access to additional doors, an installer can rapidly and easily fit additional Aperio® locks and integrate the doors with the AXIS Entry Manager control panel. Live integration at IFSEC "Alongside the Aperio® wireless access technology, AXIS Entry Manager is a complete, scalable, fully integrated and future-proofed access control system" “The key advantage of Aperio® wireless lock technology is it can bring access control to more doors without breaking the bank and without disruption to major installation works,” states Chris Bone, Vice President Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY EMEA. “Because Aperio® is built on open architecture, online integration with the AXIS 1001 Door Controller is seamless. Administrators continue to operate the access management system for wired and Aperio® wireless controlled doors from a single interface, as IFSEC visitors will see demonstrated via a live integration on stand E1000.” Chris Bone continues, “Aperio® locks are also extremely energy efficient. They run on standard batteries, and only ‘wake up’ when prompted by a smart card or other user credential. They are not connected to the mains and use no power when inactive.” Stephanie Hensler, Director Business Development at Axis Communications, states, “The joint solution fills a market need for smaller installations that require wireless devices. With the AXIS A1001, this allows for the easy installation and management of wired and wireless doors within the same solution. Alongside the Aperio® wireless access technology, AXIS Entry Manager is a complete, scalable, fully integrated and future-proofed access control system.” One AXIS 1001 Door Controller can manage one wired door and Aperio® hub, managing up to nine doors per hub, with AES 128-bit encryption ensuring secure communication between lock and system. Aperio® locks are compatible with European, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss door profiles. To learn more, ASSA ABLOY and Axis experts will be available on stand E1000 at IFSEC International 2016.
The AXIS A1001 network door controller operates on a flexible platform, built to easily adapt as security needs at a site change. Now with seamless integration of Aperio® wireless cylinders, escutcheons, locks and server solutions, administrators can manage an entire AXIS access management system from a single, easy-to-use interface, controlling standard wired locks alongside Aperio® battery-powered locks from ASSA ABLOY. AXIS and Aperio integration offerings Once installed, an Aperio® RS-485 Hub can coordinate up to 8 Aperio® locks within a typical range of 15 to 25 metres, communicating with the admin system via a powerful AXIS A1001 IP network controller. One AXIS A1001 door controller can manage one wired door and one Aperio® hub, managing up to a total of 9 doors per hub. 7777AES 128-bit encryption ensures communication between lock and system is secure. Online Aperio® integration gives facility managers real-time status information about their premises. Aperio® locks are wireless, so there’s no need for expensive or time-consuming cabling during installation. The AXIS A1001 uses Power over Ethernet (PoE), which eliminates the need for power cables to the controllers, too. If needs change at a facility — perhaps managers want to control access to more site doors — it’s quick, efficient and easy for an installer to fit Aperio® locks and integrate the doors with the AXIS Entry Manager control panel. Aperio® components are compatible with Euro, French, Finnish, Scandinavian and Swiss door profiles. Aperio wireless locks “Aperio® locks are also extremely energy-efficient,” says Chris Bone, Vice President Digital Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY EMEA. “The locks run on standard lithium-ion batteries, and only ‘wake up’ when prompted by a smart card or other user credential. They are not connected to the mains, and use no power when inactive.” Aperio® locks enable facility managers to bring monitored access and detailed audit trails to more doors in a facility than would ever be desirable or affordable with standard wired access control. Users experience no disruption to their routines. They open both wired doors and Aperio® wireless controlled doors with the same card, using standard RFID technology. The newly integrated locks run the latest Aperio® V3 technology, ensuring remote unlocking commands pass from system to an Aperio® equipped door almost instantly. Easy installation and management “The joint solution fills a market need for smaller installations needing wireless devices,” says Stephanie Hensler, Director Business Development at Axis Communications. “With the AXIS A1001, this allows for easy installation and management of wired and wireless doors within the same solution.” Integrated access control system With Aperio® wireless access technology, AXIS Entry Manager is a complete, scalable, fully integrated and future-proofed access control system.
Nedap’s TRANSIT Ultimate is a robust long-range identification reader, based on semi-active RFID technology Nedap Identification Systems - leading specialist in vehicle detection and identification technology - and Axis Communications, market leader in network video, introduce an integrated solution based on Axis’ physical access control products. The complete standalone solution leverages the transparency and flexibility of Axis’ standards-based IP-based approach to deliver a scalable and easy-to-install method to combine long-range identification with efficient physical security devices. This joint Nedap Identification Systems-Axis offering will officially be introduced to the market during Intersec Dubai, 17-19 January. Standalone solution By combining Nedap’s readers for long-range identification with Axis’ products for physical access control, customers benefit from an open and future-flexible IP-alternative to enhance their security solutions. Axis' physical access control products cover a variety of application needs, from identification and entry control to advanced access management. Automatic vehicle and driver identification Nedap’s TRANSIT Ultimate is a robust long-range identification reader, based on semi-active RFID technology, enabling automatic vehicle and driver identification at distances of up to 10 m (33 ft.). This high-end reader is now available as a standalone solution, taking advantage of the open architecture of the AXIS A1001 IP-based network door controller that features embedded access management software. Nedap’s uPASS readers offer long-range vehicle identification using the latest UHF technology. The uPASS readers are expected to become available as standalone solution this year. “Nedap offers very effective technology to enhance the physical security benefits of our physical access control products, ensuring greater security and safety. By combining our two companies’ expertise and products, we can deliver a solution that not only strengthens customers’ security coverage today, but provides an efficient and cost-effective way to scale to address future requirements as well,” said Stephanie Hensler, Director Business Development, Access Control at Axis Communications. “As a result of our partnership with Axis, we are able to provide our sales channel as a state of the art standalone physical access control solution that leverages the full potential of our high end long-range identification readers,” says Wouter Vansteenkiste, Senior Channel Development Manager at Nedap Identification Systems.