Arteco has completed its integration with Paxton’s networked access control system, Net2. The combination of these two leading solutions enables users to gain additional levels of intelligence from their security infrastructure. By integrating the Arteco Video Event Management Systems (VEMS) with Paxton’s access control platform through Arteco Open Connector, users can combine video and access control events to gain new insights into potential risks or incidents. Paxton’s Net2 range devices are manageable within Arteco NEXT VEMS, enabling enables operators to control Paxton’s access control systems in combination with video surveillance cameras, intrusion systems, video analytics and other integrated devices, from one centralized interface.
ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware announced the launch of the Securitron AQ Series Power Supplies, one of the most flexible, scalable solutions available, to protect and enhance the performance of any access control device or system. Available in one to 16 Amp variants to support the smallest single door systems to the largest enterprise access control systems, customers can use any combination of the seven power supplies and nine distribution boards in any UL listed enclosure and maintain UL certification.
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. 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.
Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) has agreed to acquire ISONAS through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. ISONAS has edge-computing technology that provides innovative access control solutions for non-residential markets. ISONAS intelligent devices utilize power over ethernet, making them easy to install and cost effective as they utilize existing customer infrastructures.
Vicon Industries announced the release of VAX Access Control, version 2.9.60. This latest VAX version includes powerful feature enhancements to software as well as new hardware options that offer cost savings and programming flexibility. VAX now offers a Master Multi-Door Controller for 2 to 8 doors. Compact and powerful, the new panel is designed for mounting in equipment rooms and for seamless conversion to VAX in retrofit projects, where it will significantly reduce labor and hardware costs.
Coming from a generation of Schonzeits who specialize in ID badging and security, I have seen the industry go through many changes over the years. Security is part of my DNA and I’m excited to share my knowledge with the marketplace and help create a safer world. In 1943, my grandfather Hyman Schonzeit founded Identification Service Corp. in the heart of New York City as a manufacturer of laminated credentials and safety tags. With its own design staff, printing presses, and lamination equipment he quickly grew the business by winning large corporate and governmental contracts that included providing the War Department with ID cards. Now, Idesco has become a leader in ID badging solutions.
ASSA ABLOY announced several new and exciting partnerships that provide integrators with security solutions to create new opportunities for collaboration with both existing and potential clients. The new partnerships include: Averics, BluB0X, Dot Origin, Identiv and Viscount. In addition, ASSA ABLOY is also collaborating with select Access Control Partners to ensure easy integration of its PIV-enabled WiFi and PoE locks with access control systems. AccessNsite, Lenel, Open Options and RS2 are the first four partners to complete an integration with the PIV-enabled solutions.
Altronix and ZKTeco USA have recently teamed up to deliver a new access control and power integration solution that simplifies board layout and wire management, greatly reducing installation and labor costs. Designed and manufactured to seamlessly integrate with ZKAccess C3 and inBio access control panels, Trove2Z2 provides the versatility and flexibility to easily configure and install access systems.
Connected Technologies responds to the needs of the smart tech market, now adding DoorBird integration to its award-winning Connect ONE® cloud-hosted security management platform. DoorBird, designed for residential and commercial access control applications, notifies users directly to their smartphone when an entrance button is pressed at a locked entry point.
Building a successful business in the security industry is not for the faint of heart. Consider the fact that 96% of companies fail within a decade. Even for those that don’t, there is no guarantee of continued future success. Today’s fast-paced business climate of technology upgrades, manufacturer offerings, tough customer expectations, and competitive pressure requires you to seek new ways to evolve your sales process to remain profitable and to grow your business. Still, the security industry is healthy, and in no area is this more apparent than in the market for security entrances.