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Stephanie Ordan has joined ASSA ABLOY as Vice President, Digital and Access Solutions EMEA. She succeeds Chris Bone in the post, who became ASSA ABLOY Group Chief Technical Officer earlier this year. Stephanie’s role will focus on continuing to strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s position as a global access control solutions provider across EMEA. She will oversee continued efforts in market education and exciting product developments from ASSA ABLOY’s stable of brands across Europe, the M...
On the eve of its fifth ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative, Tamworth-based trade association, the Door & Hardware Federation, (DHF) is calling for continued commitment to improving industry compliance with regards to automated gate safety. The organisation, founded in 1897, and renowned UK-wide as the independent voice of authority on automated gate safety, is reinforcing its on-going message that only by undertaking comprehensive training and adhering to technical specifications and...
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced the successful integration of the company’s infinias access control software with Allegion’s Engage platform of wireless locks. Residential or commercial door Wireless locks are the controller, reader, power, door contact, and lock hardware all bundled together in one easy-to-install device. Allegion Wireless Locksets integrated with infinias are...
“With C•CURE 9000 at the heart of so many high security solutions, it is not surprising that end-users want to be kept informed on any emerging cyber threats and how we are dealing with them,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco access control and video brands. “In this respect the well-established Tyco Cyber Protection Program, which we see as part of our long-term' holistic approach to supplying customers with quality solutions, is helping us maintain a...
Established by the German Design Council, the 2018 Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture honour visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable design. The respected design award recognises the importance ASSA ABLOY, the global door opening solutions and access control systems firm, places on the design of its products. ASSA ABLOY door closer portfolio An influential factor when buying a new door closer, the appearance of ASSA ABLOY’s door closer portfolio now features a dis...
The newest product in the Aperio technology range, the Aperio H100 combines the power and flexibility of wireless access control into a slim, cleverly designed door handle. Compatible with most new and existing access control systems, the Aperio H100 is very easy to specify with only two parts to choose from - a left and right handle. It’s also easy to fit, with no drilling or wiring required, and can be retro-fitted to almost any interior door. Furthermore, any existing mechanical cylind...
ASSA ABLOY has announced the company’s latest GreenCircle Certifications and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Architectural Door Accessories, which include the following Rockwood Products: Locking Pull LP3301, MegaTek Pulls, MezzoTek Pulls, GeoMetek Pulls, BandWidth Pulls, Vandal Resistant Pull, Offset Pull and Push Bar, Pull Plates including 105x70C, 107x70C, and 111x70C. As well as the following ASSA ABLOY Glass Solutions products: 4” Square and Tapered Door Rails, and the PDU8000-3 Panic Device. ASSA ABLOY GreenCircle was established to provide third-party certification of environmental claims that in turn benefit manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers" ASSA ABLOY and its brands are committed to providing products and services that are environmentally conscious throughout the entire production process and product lifecycle, and value these certifications as well as the standards they set. To become GreenCircle certified, a product or solution goes through a rigorous evaluation process to verify that it has sustainability attributes. The Rockwood products achieved GreenCircle’s Certified Environmental Facts (Multi-Attribute) label. This label details the sustainability attributes of the product as well as the facility where the products are manufactured in order to tell the full sustainability story of the product. The Rockwood products also have EPDs that are third-party certified by UL Environment. EPDs are comprehensive reports that document the environmental impacts of a product throughout its lifecycle. “GreenCircle was established to provide third-party certification of environmental claims that in turn benefit manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, occupants, and consumers,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer, GreenCircle. “Today’s digital age has added new demands for transparency and honesty, and consumers are actively seeking information to substantiate claims made by manufacturers. ASSA ABLOY has long been committed to submitted products for certification and we are pleased to award GreenCircle’s Certified Environmental Facts certification for these Rockwood Products and Glass Solutions.” GreenCircle certification ASSA ABLOY has many products in its sustainable building solutions portfolio, with over 70 products and multiple manufacturing sites now GreenCircle Certified for various attributes. Not only are the Rockwood products themselves more responsible, they are also manufactured at a facility that has reduced their water and waste and has diverted 77% of their waste from landfill. These factors are also considered and communicated through the product’s EPD. The benefit of an EPD is the life cycle data contained within, which provides a benchmark used to optimise future versions of the product. “At ASSA ABLOY we look beyond products that minimise energy use,” said Catelyn Herman, Product Manager – Rockwood Products, ASSA ABLOY. “We also look to manufacture our products with sustainable production methods and then share that distinction with our customers, so they know they are not only investing in an aesthetic and high-quality product, but also one that was made in an environmentally conscious way.”
MFLEX Access Control is a computer managed networked door access control system for up to 128 doors and 4000 card or key-tag holders. MFLEX Access Control can be managed and monitored using free management software application loaded on one computer only. Administration is through a choice of Windows Desktop Console App or/and through one's favoured Web Browser anywhere in the world. The latter method permits the use of local or remote computers, tablets and smart phone devices. Utilising ultra-compact low cost single door intelligent control units, installation is simple and modular from 1 to 128 doors. Local or remote doors and entrances can be interconnected by IP or USB socket means. Easy to install and operate software is installed on a computer to control and manage the system for online or full offline operation. All included features are easy to use with minimum knowledge and training. Door Control Units can be networked together simply by RS485 5-wire cabling through LAN / WAN IP or USB interface connections for some or all of the system doors Using standard Smart Proximity Door Readers and associated Smart Cards & Key-tags one can combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning! Key features of door access control Modular low cost door access control for 1 to 128 doors Capacity for over 4000 card or key-tag holders Smart door readers combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning! Dual Technology Media will permit common card/tag use across intruder alarm systems such as Texecom or Pyronix etc. Card only or Card + PIN operation Extensive access control, location and roll call reporting Time In Attendance reports with web and door clocking Windows Desktop App and/or Web Browser local or remote administration Doors and entrances operate autonomously on or offline Email of important alarms and event notifications Distributed intelligence system The MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite is only ever installed on one local machine for maximum security, reliability and simplicity MFLEX Access Control is a fully distributed intelligence system, meaning that all changes and system configurations made are stored locally at the door or entrance control unit giving full door access control online or offline. Each single door or entrance may have 1 or 2 card readers. The secured doors are connected by a low cost dedicated cable network, the length of which can be up to 1200M. Each door or entrance is controlled by a local Door Control Unit (DCU) which allows the connection of all the door facilities such as readers, local power supply, exit request button, magnetic door contact, fire release and electric locking. Door Control Units can be networked together simply by RS485 5-wire cabling through LAN / WAN IP or USB interface connections for some or all of the system doors. With the correct LAN / WAN IP infrastructure, parts of the system can be in other buildings or geographic locations. MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite MFLEX Access Control installation can be easily, securely and flexibly managed from a single local point or multiple points on the network or even over the Internet. The MFLEX Access Control Desktop Software Suite is only ever installed on one local machine for maximum security, reliability and simplicity. Multiple Workstations can connect locally or remotely by virtue of the built-in 'Private Cloud' web server. Remote workstations can then simply connect using their favoured Internet Browser, Mobile Smart Phone or Tablet Device with no additional software or application installation needed. All administrative functions are protected by secure credentials. Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers similar advantages to public cloud, including scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture. Unlike public clouds, which deliver services to multiple organisations, a private cloud is dedicated to a single organisation. Access to your Private Cloud is through any Web Browser enabled device with multiple client connections allowed simultaneously. All day-to-day administrative and monitoring facilities are available through Private Cloud. Reporting of historical events MFLEX Access Control has powerful features for producing in-depth reporting to screen, print or export. Reports can be generated from the powerful built-in SQL database based on access control activity and time clocking historical events. Available reports and information are: Door access control events reporting Time In Attendance clocking reporting Door alarms and physical security risk reporting Roll call (who's on-site) reporting Individual location reporting Operator activity reporting Guard patrol audit reporting All reports can be produced simply from the secure extensive SQL database. Report data can be viewed, printed and even exported for further transmission or for post processing in third-party applications such as Word or Excel. MFLEX compact Door Control Unit The Door Control maintains its own clock and calendar and has the capacity to store hundreds of past events locally if the door is taken offline for any reason The Local Door Control Unit (DCU) acts as a junction point for all the door facilities and allows the dedicated network to be passed on to the next door or entrance. The management PC is connected to this door network from a single USB port or over a LAN/WAN IP socket. If the management PC belongs to a network, others can manage the system and if connected to the Internet, make changes and monitor activity from a PC or Smart Appliance anywhere in the world. The compact Door Control Unit housing is only 122mm x 156mm x 32mm, so fitting this locally to the door or inside a metal PSU case is simplicity itself. Do not let the small size fool you however, as each Door Control Unit has the capability of managing two door readers, exit request button, door monitor contact, electric locking device, local door alarm and up to 4000 card or key- tag holders at each secured door or entrance. Operable in four security modes The Door Control also maintains its own clock and calendar and has the capacity to store hundreds of past events locally if the door is taken offline for any reason. Each door or entrance can actively operate in one of four security modes, No Access, Card Access, Card + PIN Access and Open Free Access. The security mode of any door can change actively hour-by-hour, day-by-day by use of programmable Security Time Schedules that operate online or offline. DCU key features 4000 users 1100 offline event storage 2 industry standard open format Wiegand door reader inputs Card only or/and Card + PIN operation RS485 & IP interconnection Multiple Time Schedules and Real Time Clock/Calendar Exit request button and door monitor contact inputs MPROX Smart Proximity Door Readers The MPROX reader range have bright bi-colour LEDs and a built-in beeper for positive feedback plus fully potted electronics for internal or external use One can connect individual or segments of DCU Door Control Units over LAN/WAN IP or USB connections by the use of MTECC Networking Adapters. Each DCU is equipped with a multi-drop RS485 interface allowing the connection of 1 to 128 units from a single USB port. Additionally, one may use LAN-IP-485 Adapter to connect a door or segment of doors even in different locations by IP addressing. One can have as many LAN-IP Adapters as they wish. The MPROX Smart Proximity Door Readers connect directly to the local Door Control Unit and have industry standard Wiegand interfaces making them compatible with many third-party access control solutions available today. The MPROX reader range have bright bi-colour LEDs and a built-in beeper for positive feedback plus fully potted electronics for internal or external use. Combating security risk of card duplication For added flexibility, the standard MPROX Smart Proximity Readers feature a recess in the front faceplate for a custom identity label of your choice. Using standard Smart Proximity Door Readers and associated Smart Cards & Key-tags, one can combat the growing security risk of card duplication and cloning! With fully potted electronics and pig-tail wire connections, these units are robust and fully sealed to IP68. When increased entry security is required one can install the optional Proximity + PIN reader on those all-important points of entry. Access security is increased by the requirement to enter a 4-digit PIN after a valid card or key-tag has been presented. For ease of use, there is also an optional USB Desktop Reader for simple and efficient card enrolment and secure automated system logon.
Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the release of the latest version of ACT Enterprise. The new updates to the access control software were previewed at the IFSEC tradeshow in London in June and received a wave of positive feedback from visitors. These new features include integration with Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion system, a rules mapping engine, and a smartphone app. Outlining the versatility of the new ACT Enterprise feature set, Ross Wilks, Vanderbilt’s Head of Marketing Communications, starts off: “Our Apple and Android compatible apps mean real-time monitoring, user management and administration from your smartphone. You can enable and disable alarms, lock and unlock doors, authorise users and check who’s in and who’s out – wherever you are. Security has never been more convenient, and you’ve never been more in control.” Integration is a key priority, with significant focus placed on enhancing Vanderbilt’s functionality and reach in the market" Significant focus The ability to integrate with SPC further highlights the depth that the new feature set brings to the product’s strength. “Integration is a key priority, with significant focus placed on enhancing Vanderbilt’s functionality and reach in the market. As such, Vanderbilt’s SPC intrusion system now interfaces into the Vanderbilt ACT system,” outlines Andrew Fulton, Head of Access Control Product Line at the company. “Now on one screen you can have high-quality graphical maps showing all access and alarm points from both systems and you can control all devices with the click of a button,” summarises Fulton. Intrusion system events One of the key features is the ease-of-use and simplicity of ACT Enterprise’s rules mapping to enable advanced configurations of triggers. These can be actioned on events such as system input and output change, and card swipe outcomes across the access control system as well as other elements of an integrated system such as intrusion system events. The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine offers the customer an intuitive method to create rules based on access control events and Boolean logic" “The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine offers the customer an intuitive method to create rules based on access control events and Boolean logic,” states Michael Moyna, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Vanderbilt. “It does this by permitting the creation of logical relationships between system elements through a drag-and-drop interface.” Rules mapping engine “For the end user,” explains Moyna, “the addition of rules mapping ensures that system interactions can be seamlessly introduced on a system-wide basis, thereby enabling a higher level of added value to be realised, both for security and business-based functionalities,” he concludes. The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine ensures intuitive, easy-to-use I/O management for trigger detection with compatible devices. These devices are usually attached to a door or an automated electrical that closes the circuit on the I/O unit. When this circuit is closed, an alarm is sent over the network and that is captured by ACT Enterprise. ACT Enterprise will be featured at Security Essen 2018, Sept. 25-28, in Essen, Germany, in Hall 6, Stand 6D90
ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the provider of door opening solutions, releases the latest dates for its free Aperio technical training course, which provides an invaluable insight into the innovative wireless locking technology’s many benefits. Offering an informative overview of the Aperio system’s capabilities, the free course covers its intelligent hardware features, product specifications, operating processes, best installation practice and other technological advantages. Attendees are also given a demonstration of the system’s wireless hub configuration, how to install, configure and commission Aperio devices. The course then finishes with a meeting focused on troubleshooting, and a question and answers session. Card-based solution A straight-forward, convenient and cost-effective alternative to wired, high-end access control solutions, Aperio is a smart technology that enables the wireless linking of mechanical locks to existing access control systems. The technology uses a card-based solution to eliminate the logistical challenge associated with lost keys. Integrating the technology into their existing access control systems could cut energy and maintenance costs" Richard Hall, Technical Sales Support Manager at ASSA ABLOY Access Control, explains: “The Aperio course gives installers an invaluable opportunity to see how integrating the technology into their existing access control systems could cut energy and maintenance costs, while removing the frustration and administration involved with lost keys.” He further added, “We continue to hold the course at a centre of excellence for training – our dedicated ASSA ABLOY Academy in Willenhall. Over 100 attendees benefitted from the course last year, and we hope to host many more this year and in 2019. The course is suitable for access control manufacturers, installers, and engineers.” The available training dates are as follows: 31st October 2018 28th November 2018 11th December 2018 Refreshments are provided throughout the day, as well as lunch. Larger companies wishing to book onto the Aperio training course may be able to specify a separate training date.
Sielox LLC is showcasing the company’s latest Advanced Access Control and Emergency Notification and Response solutions here at GSX 2018 in booth #3914. Products on display included in the Sielox layered system approach include: CLASS (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) Emergency Notification and Lockdown Solution; Pinnacle Advanced Access Control Solution; AnyWare Browser-Based Access Control Platform; and the company’s highly touted 1700 Intelligent Controller. Sielox is also demonstrating extended mobile capabilities through the integration of the Conekt Mobile Credential Solution from Farpointe with the AnyWare and Pinnacle software platforms; and securing perimeter and interior doors solution with cost-effective wireless locks from Allegion. Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform Pinnacle is available in several configurations that can be specifically tailored to the needs of any size business or facility, or integrated in a layered systems model “Our layered approach takes into account the complexity of securing different types of facilities and organisations,” said Karen Evans, CEO and President, Sielox. “There is no one solution that can fully cover every location, incident or environment.” The Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform offers numerous advanced capabilities to provide users with greater control over their facilities' security with maximum flexibility to address current needs and the scalability to address future requirements. Pinnacle is available in several configurations that can be specifically tailored to the needs of any size business or facility, or integrated in a layered systems model. Recent enhancements to Pinnacle include a GUI, Microsoft support, two-man rule, privilege access levels and reports, data sharing and convenient new programming features. Notifying responders in real time The Sielox CLASS (Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System) Emergency Notification and Response Solution provides vital emergency status details to responders so they can best manage events. Administrators or any designated initiator can issue an emergency alert to notify responders of conditions in real time while communicating status via one of five programmable colour-coded alert levels. Occupants within the facility can then report status at their specific location enabling responders to view detailed facility maps with compiled room-by-room colour-coded conditions that update in real time as the situation evolves. A chat feature enables two-way communications between occupants and first responders to exchange detailed information or instructions. CLASS can also issue messages with response instructions specific to each alert level via email or text, and override any PC on the network to ensure the highest visibility of alert status. Strengthening network security with SSL certificates SSL certificates have been added to bolster network security, which allow specific users to enter as a Supervisor for upgrades and troubleshooting The Sielox innovative AnyWare Browser-Based Access Control Platform features a variety of enhancements that make it faster, easier and more scalable for small to mid-sized businesses to take access management mobile. The intuitive and easy-to-use AnyWare solution features a capacity from 8 up to 40 doors, allows for an increased number of controllers and readers, custom fields so users can add additional information to the software, the ability to add card holder images to the data record, and block a reader so only first responders have access. In addition to multiple card types being added, SSL certificates have been added to bolster network security, which allow specific users to enter as a Supervisor for upgrades and troubleshooting. Intelligent fully-distributed controller The Sielox 1700 Intelligent Controller ‘no end of life’ design utilises 32-bit technology with real-time operations to deliver exceptional speed, performance and reliability. For uncompromised security, the 1700 is an intelligent fully-distributed controller ensuring decisions even if communications have been interrupted. It also Incorporates a true IP solution with data transfer rates up to 100 mbps to the onboard processor. The 1700 features a removable secure digital (SD) card, with storage capacity ranging from 128 MB to 1 GB. The SD card can house a redundant controller configuration, cardholder database, events, maintenance log, wiring diagram, installation manual and more. Support for industry standard reader types and technologies include: FIPS 201(PIV), CAC, Wiegand, card and pin, proximity, biometric, smart card, magnetic stripe and barcode. No personal data is required or collected from the user or integrator, and multiple credentials can be stored on the app Conekt Mobile Credentials and Readers Integrated with Sielox’s 1700 Controller and the AnyWare and Pinnacle software platforms, Conekt Mobile Credentials and Readers from Farpointe Data use Bluetooth to enable communication between smartphones and readers. No personal data is required or collected from the user or integrator, and multiple credentials can be stored on the app. Sielox is also showcasing a unique and powerful integration with Allegion to increase perimeter security at K-12 schools. Utilising Sielox’s Pinnacle Access Control Platform and 1700 Intelligent Controllers, K-12 schools can seamlessly integrate the Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options available with Allegion’s Von Duprin and Schlage wireless locks, reducing overall costs for additional network cabling while increasing overall situational awareness and security with comprehensive lockdown capabilities.
Sielox LLC and Allegion have partnered to provide a unique and powerful solution designed to increase perimeter security at K-12 schools. Utilising the Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform and 1700 Intelligent Controllers, K-12 schools can seamlessly integrate the Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options available with Allegion’s Von Duprin and Schlage wireless locks from a centralised location, reducing overall costs for additional network cabling while increasing overall situational awareness and security with comprehensive lockdown capabilities. “Through our integration with Allegion, we have further enhanced our layered approach for school security and emergency notification by extending the power of our Pinnacle Access Control Platform to provide wireless control and monitoring of entry and egress points at the perimeter,” said Karen Evans, CEO and President, Sielox. Remote undogging for centralised lock down Allegion’s Von Duprin RU retrofit kit for exit devices is a cost-effective solution for secondary entry/egress points in K-12 schools that enables remote undogging for centralised lock down and door status monitoring with integrated request to exit (RX), latch bolt (LX) and door position switch (DPS) signalling capabilities. The RU connects via BLE to the ENGAGE Gateway, providing real-time, bi-directional communication to the Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform and 1700 Intelligent Controllers.RU is a modular battery-powered kit that can be added on to existing 98/99 and 33A/35A series devices RU is a modular battery-powered kit that can be added on to existing 98/99 and 33A/35A series devices. The Allegion Von Duprin RM retrofit kit is the sensor-only configuration for exit-only or fire-rated doors that require monitoring. It provides visibility to door status with the same RX, LX and DPS signals as the RU, without the centralised lockdown component. Intelligent fully-distributed controller Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform offers numerous advanced capabilities to provide users with greater control over their facilities' security with maximum flexibility to address current needs and the scalability to address future requirements. Pinnacle is available in several configurations that can be specifically tailored to the needs of any size business or facility, or integrated in a layered systems model. Sielox’s 1700 Intelligent Controller ‘no end of life’ design utilises 32-bit technology with real-time operations to deliver exceptional speed, performance and reliability. For uncompromised security, the 1700 is an intelligent fully-distributed controller ensuring decisions even if communications have been interrupted. Support for industry standard reader types and technologies include: FIPS 201(PIV), CAC, Wiegand, card and pin, proximity, biometric, smart card, magnetic stripe and barcode. Sielox is featuring the integration at GSX 2018 in booth #3914. Additionally, the Von Duprin RU and RM options will be included Allegion’s GSX 2018 booth (#3715).
iLOQ has signed an agreement with leading residental developer Bonava Finland Oy. Under the agreement, the majority of new buildings developed by Bonava will be equipped with iLOQ’s unique digital locking and access control solutions. The agreement is initially valid until the end of 2020. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava“We are happy about the upcoming collaboration. The new agreement with Bonava shows that digital access control has made its way into new construction. Digital access management will replace mechanical locking in the future, and this is a change where iLOQ is at the very forefront. The agreement is also a strong indication of us reaching a point in our growth where we are more strongly present in the production of new buildings,” says Heikki Hiltunen, President & CEO of iLOQ. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava. The agreement aims to increase collaboration between iLOQ and Bonava and makes iLOQ’s self-powered locking and access management solutions available to an increasing number of tenants. Digital locking system for tenants’ security With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can move around the neighbourhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified"“This is a fine step for Bonava and provides a good starting point for future living solutions. Bonava wants tenants to be able to move around in their neighbourhood easily and safely, which is possible with a digital locking system. With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can, for example, move around the neighbourhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified. New lock series are not necessary if the key is lost and using the key also leaves a mark that makes it easy to track possible misuses,” says Kaisu Nousiainen, Head of Design and R&D at Bonava. “Digital locking and access management are strongly linked with the living of the future, and we are a pioneer in the digitalisation of the locking industry. People are interested in smart home technology. Digital development makes the everyday lives of tenants and other users significantly easier. Due to the collaboration, an increasing number of tenants are able to enjoy the security digital access management brings,” states Toni Päivinen, Head of Sales Finland at iLOQ.
Ask a student, or pretty much anyone, what they think about “access control” and you’ll get a shrug. Conversely, all of us are enthusiastic about security and convenience. Students across Europe are discovering SMARTair wireless access control gives them both. Adding SMARTair access control to a door involves just replacing a standard cylinder or escutcheon with a digital, smartphone- or smart-card–operated electronic lock. It’s hassle-free to make the switch to SMARTair. And with a system design focused on user experience, SMARTair takes some of the everyday pain out of student life. Wherever you fit SMARTair, it’s easy to configure access cards to enable payments in the canteen or at vending machines; for changing room locker locks; and for the photocopier or library loans. You can’t do that with a metal key. MIFARE RFID cards At Madrid’s prestigious Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) students now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards instead of keys At Madrid’s prestigious Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) students now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards instead of keys. CUNEF fitted escutcheons to monitor and ease access to different areas of the university for 1,600 students, without the need for expensive wired door locks. If a student loses their card, there’s no threat to campus security. A manager issues a new credential which automatically cancels the lost card — much faster than changing a lock. When Mezzino took ownership of Rialto Court — apartments for students attending Durham University and Teesside University — they replaced a mechanical master key system with SMARTair. From the company’s point of view, the high annual tenant turnover and a need for scheduled cleaning and summer shutdown were becoming difficult to manage with physical keys. Students also reaped the benefits of their new, user-friendly access system. They have the confidence no previous resident of their flat has copied a physical key. At Funway Academic Resort in Madrid, student rooms are also locked with SMARTair escutcheons. Energy-saving wall devices inside rooms regulate electricity use, and students each have their own safe locked with a SMARTair cabinet lock. The Funway gym, study rooms, games rooms, swimming pool and changing rooms, spa and staff areas are also locked with SMARTair escutcheons — and open with the same smart-card. SMARTair Openow solution The recent launch of the SMARTair Openow solution puts credentials on a mobile phoneThere’s more to come from SMARTair. The recent launch of the SMARTair Openow solution puts credentials on a mobile phone. With SMARTair and the Openow app, students can open their rooms and authorised doors with a smartphone. If you have your phone, you’re already carrying your keys. Student services or facilities managers issue virtual keys over-the-air — and can revoke them whenever they choose — so there’s no need for a key-card handover meeting, at the beginning or end of term. A time-limited virtual key arrives ahead of the first day and automatically expires when it’s time to vacate your halls. Mobile credentials Mobile credentials will be a big hit. Student life goes on inside the handset, as much as IRL (“In Real Life”, for the uninitiated). Last year’s Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey found a fifth of 18- to 24-year-olds even check their phone for messages in the middle of the night*. From a security standpoint, phone-based credentials have another advantage. Checking our phones is “habitual”, “unconscious” and “repetitive”, according to one study**. We know very quickly if it is missing. How soon would you notice a missing plastic card, especially if you were enjoying yourself on a night out? Biometric security Plus, a virtual key on every student’s smartphone potentially provides an extra layer of biometric protection for every controlled university door Plus, a virtual key on every student’s smartphone potentially provides an extra layer of biometric protection for every controlled university door. Fingerprint, and even face and iris, scanners are commonplace on smartphones. ”Generation Z students were raised as digital natives,” says Felix Moran, SMARTair Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY. ”They expect convenience as a standard feature, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt. In Europe’s increasingly international, marketized higher education ecosystem, attracting these tech-savvy students is critical, as is keeping them satisfied with the campus experience.” SMARTair TS1000 software The complete SMARTair solution includes wireless escutcheons, cylinders, wall readers, locker locks and more; the intuitive SMARTair TS1000 software; and the enhanced new Openow app functionality. It works out the box and is easy to install — and even easier to operate.
International logistics giant DB Schenker has set benchmarks with its new headquarters in Essen. On 30,000 m² of floor space, the new building offers not only ideal working conditions, but it also features an impressive holistic building, safety and security technology concept from Siemens. All disciplines – room automation, access control, fire and intrusion detection, and video surveillance – are integrated in one central building management platform. Architecturally speaking, the Ruhr region metropolis of Essen continues to reinvent itself. One recent example is the new corporate headquarters of DB Schenker, a leading international logistics provider. In the spring of 2016, the company moved into a new eight-story office building located just a few steps from the city’s main train station. It has 30,000 m2 of floor space for 900 employees. DB Schenker has dubbed the X-shaped, fully gazed structure The Grid. From here, the Deutsche Bahn AG subsidiary manages its logistics network of 700,000 customers worldwide. Desigo room automation controllers With just a glance at the screen, operators can check the status of all the systems, devices and alarm management components – in each of the 431 rooms For its new corporate headquarters, DB Schenker wanted building technology from a single source. The building owners chose the Desigo building automation system from Siemens, a seamlessly integrated solution covering the entire range of building automation – from the field level to room automation to the management level. In addition, the Desigo solution can be adapted to new requirements at any time. The dimensions alone made the job extremely demanding. The system includes 560 Desigo room automation controllers, a DALI lighting control system, shading control for 2,000 blinds, an access control system with 40 Siport readers, a fire detection system with 1,500 detectors, an intrusion detection system with 50 elements, as well as video surveillance equipment. Advanced visualisation of building disciplines All the systems and devices at DB Schenker headquarters are interconnected via the Desigo CC building management platform. All disciplines can be centrally controlled, monitored and optimised from two operator screens. Support for open communication standards also allows the integration of third-party components. Even though DB Schenker uses an escape door control system from a specialised vendor, the doors can be unlocked via Desigo CC. For maintenance, all the fire detectors in an area can be switched off from the control centre, eliminating the need to send technicians to each location Desigo CC offers advanced visualisation of the integrated building disciplines. With just a glance at the screen, operators can check the status of all the systems, devices and alarm management components – in each of the 431 rooms. The setpoints for valve position, room temperature or lighting can be individually adjusted for every single device and room. On-screen graphics are used to control the various disciplines; Desigo CC displays floor plans identifying all the field devices installed in any given room or floor. Auto display of reports and trends This also allows central control of cross-disciplinary scenarios such as an event in a specific room or a fire in a particular area. In addition, cross-disciplinary timer groups can be defined. Alarms are displayed for all disciplines on one overview screen. Reports and trends can be displayed automatically if so desired: PDFs are created and e-mailed based on individual preferences. For maintenance, all the fire detectors in an area can be switched off from the control centre, eliminating the need to send technicians to each location. This saves DB Schenker building services a great deal of time and personnel costs. Adjusting temperature for energy efficiency The individual room controllers are connected to the central control system and can hence be operated centrally as well Every room at DB Schenker headquarters is equipped with integrated room automation controllers, allowing heating, cooling, lighting and shading to be adjusted for maximum energy efficiency. A total of 431 Desigo TRA individual room controllers were installed in offices, conference rooms and open spaces. They are equipped with sensors, but users can adjust the temperature, lighting and shading as desired using the room operator unit in each room. The panel displays a green or red leaf to indicate whether the settings are eco-friendly. Open KNX communication standards make the room operator units freely programmable. For example, the presentation scenario can be programmed from the operator unit in a conference room to simultaneously dim the lights, close the blinds and lower the projector. The individual room controllers are connected to the central control system and can hence be operated centrally as well. KNX standard DALI lighting controller The DALI lighting controller uses the KNX standard as well, making the digital lighting systems efficient and easy to operate. Defective light fixtures are identified immediately so they can be replaced as quickly as possible to avoid repeated complaints. Optional motion sensors for autonomous DALI lighting systems were not installed at The Grid. Instead, they are replaced by occupancy buttons on the room operator units. To save even more energy, weather sensors on the roof of the building control the blinds for optimal incident light. The measures taken to increase the energy efficiency of the building earned DB Schenker a LEED Silver certification Heating, ventilation and air conditioning use approximately 900 data points whose signals converge in seven plant rooms. Siemens supplied and installed the field devices for heating, cooling and ventilation and set up the control cabinets. The measures taken to increase the energy efficiency of the building earned DB Schenker a LEED Silver certification, demonstrating that the logistics provider takes its sustainability strategy seriously. EN 54-compliant FC2080 fire control panel The Siport system controls access to The Grid. 40 readers and 200 door locks with electric rotary knobs (offline cylinders) were installed. At DB Schenker’s request, the access system forwards timestamps to a separate system. The electric locking system secures nearly 300 doors. The fire protection system combines an EN 54-compliant FC2080 fire control panel with 1,500 fire detectors, 900 sounders and 40 loops. This latest and most powerful Siemens fire control panel was selected because of the size of the building. DB Schenker uses multi-protocol detectors that can be tailored to individual room parameters. If the room usage changes, i.e. if the space is converted to a computer or break room, the fire detection system can be adjusted without having to replace the sensors. Intrusion detection, video surveillance and VMS Siemens installed a CIC 2000 intrusion detection system, a SINVR video surveillance system and SiteIQ Analytics video management system Siemens also installed a CIC 2000 intrusion detection system according to VdS standards. 50 elements were integrated, including motion sensors and door monitors. A SINVR video surveillance system with the SiteIQ Analytics video management system rounds out the solution. 30 cameras are interconnected, 24 of them around the building as a virtual fence solution. Any violation of the defined security distance triggers automatic recording. Because the building borders on public streets, the video system uses partial pixelation. In the past, DB Schenker had to outsource building management to specialised vendors. Now Desigo CC gives the in-house building technicians everything they need on a central screen: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, shading, fire detection and building security. The technicians work independently, although a five-year service contract ensures they can request support at any time. Siemens technicians and experts are available to assist DB Schenker technicians via remote access.
Videx Security, the provider of access control and door entry solutions, was recently chosen to provide a replacement door entry system for Berkeley Lodge, a privately-owned apartment block in Ashtead in Surrey that consists of 9 flats. Built in the late 1990s, the existing door entry system at Berkeley Lodge was aging and the system had poor speech quality and a lot of interference and crackling on the line. Installer Olympic Security Systems advised that repairing the existing system would probably not address all the issues and that they therefore recommended that a new, modern door entry solution should be installed using the same infrastructure and wiring. Videx 4000 modular panel The 3000 series handsets were marginally larger than our existing handsets and therefore could be fitted without any decoration issues" Martin Sturmey, who lives in one of the flats and is responsible for the block’s day-to-day management, said: "After a bit of research, we decided that the best option was to install a new system and reviewed a range of solutions from various manufacturers. We decided to go with the Videx 4000 panel with 3000 series audio handsets. It was clearly the best system for meeting all our access control requirements. For example, the modular nature of the 4000 series enabled us to have just the 9 buttons that we needed. It could also be flush fitted and, importantly, it looked very clean, smart and fitted in with its surrounding environment." He added, "The 3000 series handsets were marginally larger than our existing handsets and therefore could be fitted without any decoration issues. They also looked very good and allowed each resident to set the call tone volume, a useful feature that we didn’t have with our existing handsets. What’s more, the system could be fitted using the existing wiring which was a major plus point of the project." Meeting access control needs Olympic Security Systems supplied, installed and commissioned the new system. The installation went very smoothly, with the entire system installed and up and running on the same day. As no new wiring needed to be done, the installer simply had to carry out a straight forward system replacement, meaning downtime was minimal. Ben Davies, South East Sales Manager at Videx, said: "Our 4000 series audio and video entry panel systems are hugely popular because they can meet a wide range of access control needs. The system can be customised for any application range, from smaller installations such as residential and private housing applications like Berkeley Lodge, to large installations including local authority and housing association properties." The residents really like the new system and have commented on the attractive design of the panel and the handsets" Designed with end user in mind The 4000 series carries a number of features that makes the door entry system a lot easier to use, helping manage access control better. For example, the backlit keypad and graphical LCD display, voice annunciation, call progress for up to 998 apartments and 2800 proximity fobs/cards, are all designed with the end user in mind. Martin Sturmey added: "The residents really like the new system and have commented on the attractive design of the panel and the handsets as well as the excellent quality of speech. Although we opted for a fairly simple audio system, the fact that Videx offered many more advanced facilities as part of the 4000 series gave us confidence that the system would work well. We would definitely recommend Videx kit for anyone looking to replace an existing door entry system."
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has secured a series of high-profile contracts with Transport for London and Crossrail Limited. These contracts have included supplying and installing security doors for major London Underground redevelopments including London Bridge, Bond Street and King’s Cross, as well as station upgrades such as Victoria. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has then gone on to secure multiple contracts within the Crossrail construction programme. The new Transport for London-run Elizabeth line, built by Crossrail Limited, will open from December 2018 serving 10 newly-built accessible stations. Comprehensive doorset solutions Full doorset solutions have been delivered and installed to the new Elizabeth line stations at Canary Wharf, Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Woolwich and Custom House. They have also been installed at other sites along the route including Pudding Mill, Eleanor Street and Mile End, as well as at the Elizabeth line depot at Old Oak Common. Each project presented its own demands and challenges in relation to product performance requirements. Doorsets had to be fully compliant to achieve the latest standards and meet the specialist needs of each environment: Factors to consider included fire, acoustics, air tightness, high-security and pressure resistance. Decorative finishes such as vitreous enamel, stainless-steel and bronze cladding helped complement the aesthetics of the surroundings on doors that required a finishing touch, and many of the doorsets required installation in challenging conditions, being underground, with tight access and restricted working hours. Our experience working with London Underground provided us with the ideal foundation for supporting our working partners on the Crossrail project" Powershield & Prima door ranges Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “Our experience working with London Underground provided us with the ideal foundation for supporting our working partners on the Crossrail project for new Elizabeth line stations.” “Each contract brought its own individual challenges, but from the very beginning we worked closely with the architects and contractors involved to understand their requirements. This meant we could provide specialist and tailored solutions that met their exact needs. Solutions were carefully chosen from both our Powershield and Prima steel door ranges including cross corridor doors for high traffic fire escape routes, and pivoted fire rated platform doors to conceal station equipment rooms.” “We take great pride in our wide portfolio of well-respected transport contracts. It says a great deal that customers choose to work with us time and time again, and we put this down to our full-service offering, financial stability, and expert advice at every stage of the project, from specification to installation and inspection.”
As one of the largest IT companies in Scandinavia, EVRY provides comprehensive computing, IT consulting, and business solutions to Nordic companies, financial institutions, public sector entities, and health authorities. While security at EVRY facilities is paramount, so is maintaining a leadership brand and accommodating a high flow of staff and visitors. Boon Edam security doors Entrances of EVRY facilities must provide a high level of security given the value and sensitivity of the work they do, as well as the presence of clients’ intellectual property and other data. Management was looking for entry designs that would not only provide a secure entry way, but would also display excellence in design, innovation and quality – elevating and supporting the overall perception of the firm for both staff and visitors. The EVRY security team quickly zeroed in on Boon Edam as a premium entrance provider. When they heard that many Boon Edam entrances could be customised to meet aesthetic objectives or to match desired colors and finishes, they were compelled to come and see the samples in person. Bravida system integrator Bravida, the system integrator who installed the Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates integrated them with cutting-edge access control technology Bravida, the system integrator who installed the Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates integrated them with cutting-edge access control technology that communicated with security personnel. The combination of this physical and technological access control delivered a highly effective solution that met EVRY’s needs for both staff and visitor access control. “The reception area of an IT company like EVRY was an ideal application for the Lifeline Swing speed gates,” explains Daan Van Beusekom, Product Manager Security Access, Royal Boon Edam. “The sleek, high-tech design of the turnstiles support EVRY’s brand positioning, and they provide a high-throughput, secure solution that meet EVRY’s demanding access requirements. The turnstiles also integrate with leading access control systems, making it easy to tie them in with EVRY’s existing security strategies and systems.” Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates The Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates are available in a wide selection of dimensional and glass choices to support a range of needs, such as higher security levels or disabled access. It features a slim form factor that creates an almost invisible gateway – instantly conveying an impression of sleek design that is reinforced by futuristic light pulses that guide user actions. Available in a range of colors and finishes, it can be customised to blend in or stand out, depending on the need for the installation.