DAYS after a major exhibition like Security 2016 in Melbourne last month you’re still getting your mind around the things you saw, deciding which solutions stood out, which presaged developments of the future and which trends were strongest.
Discounting the overarching shift towards ever more integration, the strongest growth trend at Security 2016 was access control. It’s not surprising this should be so. Current global risk profiles demand that organisations control access to their spaces – there’s no doubt this is a driving force behind the trend. There’s also the relentless and endless pursuit of lower costs which push users to seek greater efficiencies, including remote management of onsite functionalities.
EVOLUTION Access Control System by CS Technologies is Australian made and owned. It’s a distributed intelligent network system consisting of the full-function 4-door (EVO4) and 2-door (EVO2) network access control boards with RS485 and or TCP/IP Ethernet communication support. Seamless alarm integration is also possible with alarm expansion boards with 4 state monitored inputs.
Evolution Management software is free with no licensing fees and is the complete system software. A setup wizard guides installers through your system setup. Better still, there’s CCTV integration with SPR, Dahua and HikVision built-in.
Access control - first, second and third line of defence
SOMETHING interesting came out of SecTech Roadshow. In every city, integrators and end users loudly expressed their desire to see more in the way of access control and intrusion detection solutions – more controllers, readers, panels, sensors, and reporting and management solutions.
More evidence of the hunger came from suppliers – companies like BGWT with S2, Inner Range with Inception and Bosch with the G Panel and the 2000/3000 alarm system said they did extremely well at the show – as did Tyco with NEO, CSD with SecureNet-enabled SkyGuard, QSS with BPT intercoms and LSC with ICT controllers.
FSH’s FSS1 was developed and is manufactured in Australia
FSH has received SCEC approval (Security Level 4) for its FSS1 high security door monitoring sensor, which has been developed for high security, military, correctional and similar applications.
It’s a big deal for FSH and for the entire high security end of the access control and intrusion detection market, which has been waiting for a solution of this calibre since the Jackson Report found flaws in the security performance of existing devices.
Inner Range Inception: Access control, alarms and automation
Inner Range Inception is an integrated access control and security alarm system that allows installers unfamiliar with Inner Range programming to leverage the company’s engineering expertise in the most intuitive possible manner.
WE’VE been following Inner Range’s development of the entry level Inception access control and security alarm system for a couple of years and were thrilled to get our hands on the hardware ahead of the official May 2 release date. It’s been a while coming, but Inner Range Inception has been well worth the wait and rounds out the Inner Range offering perfectly. Hardware and software are thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed.
Inner Range Inception is thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed
INNER Range Inception, distributed locally by CSD, is an integrated access control and security alarm system that allows installers unfamiliar with Inner Range programming to leverage the company’s engineering expertise in the most intuitive possible manner.
In a nutshell, Inception offers 4 doors onboard with LAN expansion to 32, 8 SIFER readers onboard with expansion to 64, expansion for 32/64 Wiegand readers, 32 areas, 8 alarm inputs (LAN expansion to 512), 4 outputs (LAN expansion to 512), 2000 users and a 50,000 event log. The system is supported by the Inner Range – Paradox RF module and RF devices, and local control is via the Elite LCD keypad.
Hills continues to strengthen its access control portfolio across Australia and New Zealand, signing a new agreement with BQT Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd, a world leading manufacturer of high security card and biometric readers, electromechanical locks and related electronic security products and branding including BQT and YNOTLOC.
“We are delighted to partner with BQT Solutions (Australia) as its exciting product suite will complement our range and provide our customers with greater choice of access control cards and readers, biometric and locking solutions.” said Lyn Tan, Hills vendor business manager – security product practice.
Hikvision has announced the integration of its full range of network cameras and NVRs with Net2 IP-based access control system from Paxton. The integration will provide a user-friendly interface to manage building security more easily.
This seamless integration allows for the easy configuration of Hikvision Network Video Recorder (NVR) and camera detection with Net2 access control system. Hikvision cameras can be associated to individual doors, enabling users to monitor video linked with access events. This provides a more comprehensive service for users, enabling them to take necessary actions both in real-time and post-events.
“The integration provides a value-added solution to Hikvision and Paxton customers,” said Keen Yao, international marketing director at Hikvision. “It will help identify and address suspicious activities, making security system management simple and more time-efficient.”
Net2 plus - simple to install, simple to program, loads of power
Recently, we undertook our first review of an access control solution, Paxton’s Net2 plus, which is distributed locally by Security Distributors Australia and is claimed to be the world’s simplest access control system to install.
TO test that theory, we decided we’d undertake a soft install of a Net2 plus controller, incorporating multiple readers and management software, then attempt to program the system and create a user database. In Part 1 of this story, we’d got the controller onto our network, downloaded the management software, connected a keypad and had found the entire process exceedingly simple.
Bosch will release its G Series intrusion and access control panel in Australia in the first half of next year. It’s a big step for the company – this is the first access control solution with distributed architecture the company has released.
BOSCH has been circling access control for a number of years. But after releasing the excellent Solution 6000 at Security 2012 in Sydney there was a growing demand from its installer base that the company develop a fully distributed access control solution. Distributed architecture is the key with access control system because it puts control at the door so there’s no downside to LAN failure.