Buildings or sites with existing or future Nedap access control systems can now benefit from integration with Forge Bluepoint visitor management to give people visiting their space smart, secure and time-limited access. Integration with Forge Bluepoint The new integration was customer-driven by HB Reavis’s new building in Bratislava, Nivy Tower, which went live in November. Wayne Lee, Director at Forge, said “We’re excited about this partnership and being able to offer our customers with existing or future Nedap access control the benefit of our smart access visitor management solution. Deployment is simple and quick. It takes the worry of security away from the customer - for both planned and unplanned visitors to their building.” High-performance visitor management system Wesley Keegstra, Integration Manager at Nedap, said, “Where Nedap adheres to a first people then technology philosophy, Forge Bluepoint creates an amazing visitor experience. Even though the integration was customer-driven, Forge Bluepoint managed to deliver a flexible, user-friendly, and high-quality integration, which is accessible for all customers looking to bring a whole new visitor experience into their security. I’m looking forward to this partnership and the benefits we can bring to our customers.” How it works This smart access ensures the security of the building is maintained at all times Invites sent by Forge Bluepoint will have a unique QR code generated and matched using credentials from the Nedap access control. This QR code can be used to check-in at reception and scan to pass through turnstiles or speed gates into the building, or the reception team can issue a physical access card or visitor pass, time-limited to the visitor appointment. Smart access solution This smart access ensures the security of the building is maintained at all times and real-time visibility of people within the building is available for the reception teams or building management in Forge Bluepoint. In an emergency, this means an accurate evacuation list can be downloaded or in the case of an illness, the people in the building at the time of possible transmission can be contacted. In the current climate, an additional benefit is that people visiting a building can have an utterly contact-free experience from start to end. Robust customer-centric approach Forge and Nedap both have a robust customer-centric approach to delivering solutions for customers that are not just technology, but people-driven.
Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, has announced the integration of its HikCentral video security platform with the Nedap AEOS Access Control Solution to provide single-platform operations for users who maintain both Hikvision and Nedap systems. The integration, via Nedap AEOS Connector, provides event information, alarms, and person-data synchronisation of access control and intrusion events between AEOS-connected hardware and HikCentral. This integration enables operators to manage doors, detectors and intrusion areas, as well as visually verify and handle alarms in HikCentral Clients. Situational awareness “With the integration, security personnel are able to greatly enhance their situational awareness and control in large installations,” said Jens Berthelsen, Global Partner Alliance Manager of Hikvision. “The integration leverages the Hikvision Optimus framework to ensure a long lifespan for the installation. It also makes future upgrades of both systems seamless and simple – without compromising the continuous operation.” “I feel very proud having Hikvision onboard our Technology Partner Program. Hikvision skipped half-measures and created a very complete integration for both Access Control and the Intrusion part,” said Wesley Keegstra, Integration Manager at Nedap. “Linking events and alarms to HikCentral creates a single-platform solution to visualise the status of a security system with the corresponding video recordings. Besides visualising a system, users can also control it. Whether they open a door or lock one, or remotely arm or disarm an intrusion area.” Graphical user interface The Nedap AEOS Connector is developed under Hikvision’s latest Optimus framework, which enables systems integrators to easily tailor integrations to individual customers’ needs, building suitable workflows and event-to-action protocols. This is based on a very intuitive and easy-to-use graphical user interface that does not require coding. The Optimus and Nedap AEOS Connector are available for HikCentral version 1.6 and AEOS version 2019.1.5 and are ready for deployment now.
A new partnership between Nedap Security Management and biometric security specialist Recogtech has made highly secure palm vein recognition technology available for a much wider audience. Recogtech’s Palm-ID and Palm-ID card have been integrated with Nedap’s AEOS access control system. Which enables Nedap clients worldwide to use both technologies (based on palm vein recognition technology) in combination with AEOS. This verified partnership was cemented once Nedap’s access control experts had extensively tested and validated Recogtech’s technology. Scalable biometric access control solution The Palm-ID is a high-end security product. It works very fast, has a very low false acceptance rate" “Recogtech is a wonderful addition to our ecosystem of integrations as we are able to provide a highly secure and scalable biometric access control solution. On top of that, Recogtech has adopted a very proactive approach when it comes to GDPR challenges that arise in biometric environments with their Palm-ID card, which is impressive!” says Wesley Keegstra Technical Engineer | Solution & Integration Specialist at Nedap Security Management, The Palm-ID is based on the PalmSecure sensor – an extremely reliable security sensor developed by Fujitsu for palm-vein recognition. The registration is fully integrated in AEOS. “The Palm-ID is a high-end security product. It works very fast, has a very low false acceptance rate and can be used by large numbers of people,” says Recogtech director Eduard de Knegt. Widely accepted security solution Recently, Recogtech’s Palm-ID solution has also become available for use on a smart card designed for readers using Mifare Desfire (EV1) technology. This product doesn’t connect to the network or use a database. The biometric data is written on the card and it works in a completely standalone capacity. There’s no stronger protection or a more widely accepted security solution for biometric data Once the card is presented to the reader, the sensor starts verifying the stored biometric data on the card with the live feed. This is done by 3 processors ‘on a need to know base’. After a successful match, the card number is passed to the AEOS controller. Within Europe, there’s no stronger protection or a more widely accepted security solution for biometric data. “The Palm-ID card uses a three-processor technology,” Eduard de Knegt explains. “They process data separately on a need-to-know basis. This means that the information used by each processor is limited. And users keep hold of their own biometric data on a personal card.” Banking sector and healthcare organisations An extra advantage of the Palm-ID card is that multinationals can easily give employees secure access to different locations worldwide. Eduard de Knegt says: “You don’t have to register employees’ personal details in separate databases anymore because the system doesn’t use a database.” The Palm-ID is widely used for access control by the justice system, government institutions, the banking sector and healthcare organisations. With the integration into AEOS, this popularity will only further increase expects Eduard De Knegt: “With thousands of clients worldwide, Nedap has a huge customer base, many of which are the same types of customers that we serve. These clients can now benefit from our integrated solution to increase their security levels in a streamlined way.”
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