Harper Chalice has announced that its range of perimeter security system offerings are now able to fully integrate with the Genesys Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), manufactured by Integrated Security Manufacturing Systems (ISM). Genesys is the culmination of thousands of man-hours, engineering excellence and patent approved application. Genesys is a fully integrated Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system capable of integrating multiple solutions. Interoperability is enabled from one holistic platform. Genesys encompasses high levels of functionality, exceptional ease of use, graceful redundancy and advanced alarm handling. The Genesys system works on a network of Windows 7 or 10 compatible PC workstation(s). These have overall control of all electronic security systems installed at each site. The Genesys System integrates Harper Chalice’s network system, SecureBus. The integration allows for centralised monitoring and control all of the perimeter intrusion detection systems in our range.This integration is another example of the developments we are making to our systems SecureBus-powered monitoring The SecureBus network not only provides complete control and monitoring of the systems in the field but also provides live system feedback and the ability to adjust alarm settings and thresholds. This provides better management of the overall security systems as well as help reducing maintenance costs through proactive management of the systems. Harper Chalice Managing Director Chris Hackett said “This integration is another example of the developments we are making to our systems. We are moving forward with integration partnerships to provide our customers with improved functionality and system performance”. He adds, “Understanding that our clients have to consider not only capital cost of the systems but also the full life costs, we are continually looking at ways to minimise these costs while also increasing the value added in our overall solutions." Integration with PSIM Stephen Smith, ISM Managing Director commented, “We are very pleased to add Harper Chalice integration into our Genesys integrated security management platform, allowing high levels of integration and control from this excellent technology." "It has been a pleasure working with Chris and his team to provide a comprehensive integration, it is always refreshing when the protocol is well documented and offers high levels of control to provide the user with an excellent and comprehensive experience." Both Harper Chalice and ISM are excited about the opportunities this joint development provides both companies in the future.
A new Concierge and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution from Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) is protecting two tower blocks in Haringey, enabling authorised council employees to control door access and manage fire and security systems from anywhere within the council’s estate. Newbury House, Finsbury House, John Keats House and Thomas Hardy House in Wood Green, London, already feature four of ISM’s state-of-the-art Ultimate door entry systems as well as another two, third-party technology systems (Elizabeth Blackwell and George Lansbury) from Entrotec, utilising its Apex Dual path speech technology. Thanks to the Genesys PSIM from ISM, multiple technologies can be controlled, regardless of the manufacturer, providing enhanced security to residents in 510 flats across the six towers. This delivers greater flexibility and control, eliminates the potential disruption caused by installing new equipment, and protects the council’s legacy investment. It also means that further buildings with existing ISM or Entrotec systems can be added as required with only minimal additional investment. Integrated security system Genesys allows the integration not just of door entry systems, but also multiple systems from multiple manufacturers – all from one holistic integrated security system. Every electronic security or fire safety device from CCTV and intruder alarms to electronic locking and public address can be monitored and controlled from a single platform. Most importantly, it features Migrating 3+ technology, a patented automatic failover technology that adds higher levels of automatic configurable redundancy and power. Control is effectively distributed across multiple workstations. "To improve our efficiency and give faster responsesto our residents we neededto provide conciergeservices to all our estates" Len Fevrier at Homes for Haringey has been impressed with the system and how it has performed so far: “We have used the ISM Ultimate door entry products and its Genesys 2 control room software platform extensively in the Borough over many years and have enjoyed excellent product reliability and technical support. To improve our efficiency and give faster responses to our residents we needed to provide concierge services to all our estates,” he says. “The development of the Entrotec integration into the Genesys platform, allowed Haringey to combine technology, including CCTV and fire, without going to the expense of replacing legacy door entry equipment unnecessarily. This delivers a much-needed saving during these challenging economic times for local councils, and we plan to roll this system out across the rest of the Broadwater Farm Estate and potentially other sites in the borough.” Intuitive software Managing Director of ISM, Stephen Smith, says this project is a perfect example of the flexibility of Genesys and its door entry system range: “Genesys is a ‘true’ PSIM system built around intuitive software that combines a range of industry leading features and benefits including an enhanced graphical user experience and 3-D modeling and a comprehensive event management database. Events and alarms from any integrated security application are presented to the operator clearly as and when they happen.” The PSIM software operates as a standalone platform over LAN or WAN networks for remote and local sites with workstations that can be transferred to any operating security control room on the network. This offers the end user flexibility when closing down sites or buildings for off-peak or out of normal working hours or in the unlikely event of any system failures. Ultimate is a fully addressable digital telephone entry system that is robust in design and easy to install. Unlike other door entry systems on the market it has multi speech paths that allow numerous conversations to be had at one time Such was the complexity of the project, that from initial design of the system to completing the installation took around two years to complete. Fire alarms, access control and CCTV can all now be controlled from one computer from any of the Council’s network.
The Innovation Talks will include two presentations from John O'Donnell, Product Manager at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt has announced that it will host a series of free to attend Innovation Talks at IFSEC International 2016, which takes place on 21st-23rd June at ExCeL, London. Experts from the company will be joined by guest speakers from its technology partners, who will offer insight and guidance on a number of hot topics that are currently affecting the security industry. Each presentation will last for 20 minutes and take place on stand G1250, where delegates will also have the opportunity to get hands on with the latest Vanderbilt technology. Individuals from across the company will also be available to answer any questions and explain how it is pioneering a new approach to supply chain management and product provision. Integration and automation The Innovation Talks will include two presentations from John O'Donnell, Product Manager at Vanderbilt. In the first he will look at integration and automation solutions for building automation and protocols. Delegates will learn about the various applications that can interface with the SPC system, from building management systems (BMS) to home automation, exploring the benefits of protocols such as BACnet, ModBUS and KNX. His second presentation will provide information about the benefits of becoming a Vanderbilt integration partner. He will discuss the features and benefits of the market leading SPC system and how it can offer excellent revenue generating opportunities. Alarm management solutions O'Donnell will be joined by Stephen Smith, Sales and Marketing Director at ISM UK, who will outline the various alarm management solutions for facilities and closed networks. He will provide insight into how cutting edge software can bring security together with CCTV intrusion and access information, allowing operators to utilise an advanced graphical user interface (GUI) in order to maximise the features and performance of the SPC system. Intrusion detection solutions Last but definitely not least, Jason Williams, Development Director at Monitor Computer Systems, will discuss how state-of-the-art intrusion detection solutions are being integrated within central monitoring stations (CMS). He will provide an insight into the latest Internet protocol (IP) based alarm transmission and CMS software, which is aimed at alarm receiving centre (ARC) operators and installers involved in specifying suitable communication solutions for these environments. Joe Grillo, CEO of Vanderbilt, commented, "Our Innovation Talks are just one of the ways in which we aim to make a visit to IFSEC International 2016 as useful as possible. We anticipate high demand for these free events, but as spaces are strictly limited I would advise booking early to avoid disappointment."
Penta Techsecure will be responsible for ISM’s first-line sales and support in the Middle East PSIM pioneers, ISM, inventors of Genesys Security Control Room Management System (The patent protected system that renders servers redundant with its unique migrating driver technology.) have announced a partnership with Penta Techsecure, who will be acting as their business development partner in the Middle East, responsible for first-line sales and support. It’s a timely move ahead of the imminent launch of the Arabic version of Genesys. Commenting on the partnership, Stephen Smith, Sales and Marketing Director, ISM said: “We have been looking for a technical partner in the Middle East for some time now. Our requirements were exacting so I’m delighted that in Penta Techsecure we have found a partner with impeccable credentials. They bring to the table that elusive combination of excellent technical skills, an exemplary reputation and a track record in the security industry for delivering first class support to clients.” Based in Dubai, Penta Techsecure is also the regional partner for Bosch, Senstar, KBC Networks and Commend. “We have to offer a regional first line support,” continued Smith. “The number of serious enquiries we’re now getting from the Middle East is at an all-time high. We have already won a number of projects and are close to securing several other major projects in the region.” "Genesys is a reliable system and it is so easy to use. The launch of the Arabic version is also very exciting" Commenting on the partnership, Ramji Krishnan (ex-Regional Manager for Bosch Security systems for the Middle East) and Penta Techsecure MD said: “We had been looking for some time to add a PSIM system to our portfolio and complement our current product offering which we believe that in Genesys we have at last found what we were looking for. Of equal importance our chosen PSIM partner had to demonstrate a proven track record too; one that would withstand our sharp scrutiny and that of our many clients. The patented migrating driver technology at the heart of Genesys enthralled our team. Genesys is a reliable system and it is so easy to use. The launch of the Arabic version is also very exciting.” Smith concluded: “As a global player in a fiercely competitive market, ISM is going from strength to strength and our latest move in securing Penta Techsecure puts us in pole position to dominate the PSIM market in the Middle East and the Far East within the next 5 years.”