Published on 5 December, 2013
Honeywell recently announced the latest version of the Pro-Watch security management system which expands the added-value services integrators can provide to their customers. The Pro-Watch 4.1 security management system adds support for SALTO disconnected readers and Mercury Security control panels. These enhancements provide users with more options to extend access control to large and remote facilities.
“It’s not uncommon for organisations to have access control, video surveillance and intrusion systems from separate manufacturers,” said Luisa Aymet, product manager EMEA at Honeywell Security Group. “Organisations are purchasing and expanding their security infrastructure as their business needs change. The Pro-Watch platform provides users a seamless way to connect their disparate security systems onto a single management system. Organisations have the flexibility to use or upgrade their existing security systems, and expand those systems as their business grows.”
The integration of SALTO disconnected readers to the Pro-Watch platform expands the added-value services integrators can deliver to their customer's at large and remote facilities, such as healthcare and higher education institutions that typically have multiple buildings. The addition of disconnected readers from SALTO to the Pro-Watch platform also complements the recent addition of wireless readers from IR Schlage. These solutions extend electronic access control to areas that were previously cost prohibitive to reach, and give users access to the platform’s advanced reporting functions.
Pro-Watch 4.1 also adds support for Mercury Security’s standard protocol control panels. The addition gives integrators an easy path to migrate customers using third-party access control solutions, supported by Mercury Security control panels, to the Pro-Watch platform. Organisations have the option to keep or upgrade their existing access control hardware to Honeywell components, including readers and access cards. It’s a significant benefit for organisations connecting multiple sites or hundreds of doors to the platform, because it reduces the cost and complexity of connecting disparate security systems to the Pro-Watch platform. Users also get access to the system’s advanced badging and reporting functions to pull real-time dynamic reports.
The Pro-Watch platform is available in four editions:
- Pro-Watch Enterprise Edition designed for global enterprises with multiple locations and security systems to manage.
- Pro-Watch Corporate Edition is ideal for large organisation and campuses.
- Pro-Watch Professional Edition provides complete functionality for organisations with up to 64 doors or requiring regulatory compliance.
- Pro-Watch Lite Edition offers basic functionality for organisations with up to 32 doors, as well as Rapid Eye video technology.