Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, announced a technology partnership with SimonsVoss GmbH, a leading European manufacturer of electronic locks. Through this partnership, Genetec will be able to integrate the SimonsVoss SmartIntego Digital Locking Cylinder, Smart Handle, and Padlock Wireless Locks with Genetec™ Synergis™—the IP-based access control core system in Genetec Security Center, the company’s unified IP security platform. This will offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for a wide range of customers, including higher education, healthcare, retail, and governmental institutions.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that Eastman based in Kingsport, TN, installed a multi-layer security entrance strategy, utilizing a combination of Boon Edam Tourlock security revolving doors and Speedlane 900 optical turnstles, at its Corporate Business Center. Eastman manufactures advanced materials and specialty additives at approximately 50 locations worldwide, which are used by its customers as key ingredients to make products people use every day.
Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-MKT), trusted designer and producer of video security systems and high-performance IP-cameras, announced that its new Valerus video management solution now includes integrated connectivity with VAX, Vicon’s highly regarded Access Control solution. The integration, which enables the display of live and recorded Valerus video from inside the VAX interface, is simple to program and free with the purchase of either system, regardless of the number of cameras or card readers in use. Current Valerus and VAX customers can benefit from this connected solution immediately by updating to the latest version of Valerus software, which is available for download, without additional licensing, from Vicon’s website.
Security starts with making sure only authorized people can enter your facility, a special challenge for organizations with multiple locations. InstantCard, a leading online provider of photo ID cards and credentialing services, will demonstrate its solutions for large corporations at ISC West in April. InstantCard clients outsource production of professional photo ID cards quickly and easily on the Web. All smart-card technologies, as well as many other enhanced security features, are supported by the cloud-based service. The InstantCard system is easily integrated with human resources and access-control systems.
Incorporating SALTO’s proven reliability and stability in cloud-based access control, SALTO KS offers a solution to anyone who is looking for vastly better functionality and performance than is possible with a traditional solution. SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product. All that is needed is an online device with an Internet connection. Providing end users with cloud-based SALTO KS Keys as a Service reduces cost and almost eliminates the need for maintenance.
Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, announced that Mercury Security, the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware, has chosen Genetec to join its group of Platinum Elite Partners. The Platinum Elite Program recognizes Mercury’s select business partners who demonstrate sustained market growth, and access control technology based on an open architecture with the deepest levels of integration with Mercury solutions.
As the physical security / video surveillance market continues to mature, you are seeing more and more attention paid to integrated solutions. Instead of solely looking at video management software (VMS), or video analytic software, or access control systems, you are now being drawn to VMS systems that work seamlessly with a wide range of additional capabilities such as video analytics, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and access control – just to name a few. Over the years, end-users have come to understand —even expect— advanced technologies like video analytics being part-and-parcel of the provided solution set. Security.World caught up recently with Paul Eaton, President of Convergence To Pixel, to talk more about integrating other organizational systems into video surveillance VMS systems.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the iSTAR Ultra Video, a palm-sized solution that delivers integrated, small site security scaled for enterprise management and performance. Using C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management software from Software House or American Dynamics’ victor Unified client, iSTAR Ultra Video brings access control and video recording to the edge, allowing users to remotely control up to eight doors and eight IP video cameras using a single appliance, without the need for server software at each site.
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto has achieved success in reducing wind tunnel issues within its high-volume, three entrance public corridor into the hospital’s main entrance. Dor-Control Craftsmen, Ltd. installed the entrances and oversees on-going maintenance needs. Toronto is known for its cold and blustery winter months. Prior to February 2016, Mt. Sinai Hospital employees, patients, and visitors often had to endure freezing wind tunnel conditions within a street level entrance corridor linking University and Murray Streets. Wind conditions could be so severe that employees using a smaller, employee-designated swinging entrance at times could not manually open that door.
Millennial-aged customers are helping drive the integration of Internet of Things (loT) connectivity and want the latest solutions. With voice commands and providing a personal identification number (PIN) end-user customers can activate devices to lock or unlock access doors, arm and disarm security systems along with other Connect ONE features as well as connecting to just about any device with email capabilities.