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.
Faced with a future as diffuse as it will be challenging, Inner Range is deploying its considerable engineering capability to offer installers, integrators and end users a greater range of ever more flexible solutions.
HUMANS are analogous beasts. When you’ve been commentating on an industry long enough, the scope for temporal contrasts becomes gravitational. There’s a danger every story you write necessarily begins with the words: “When I first visited…”.
Here, it’s a position governed by the need to provide context to a vibrant international business whose manufacturing facility was once a line of trestles in the warehouse of a Melbourne industrial estate, a row of heads bent over green glass-epoxy circuit boards as though meditating on the doctrines of access control.
Paxton Net2 plus intelligent controllers are said to be the easiest access control solutions in the world to install. With help from local distributor Security Distributors Australia, we decided to put those claims to the test in a 2-Part installation series.
SOME time ago there was a loud knock at SEN’s front door and a large box was delivered. It was heavy and a suitably portentous opening ceremony revealed many more boxes within which I found the heart and limbs of a Paxton Net2 plus access control system. Swirling around the controller was a range of Paxton devices – a keypad, a prox reader, an intercom, door locks and other things I was too frightened to open.
Omgate is an Israeli product brought into Australia by iTech that’s designed to deliver users powerful gate automation in a very compact and affordable package, that’s managed using a smart device app.
AVAILABLE from Mainline and Presco, Omgate was one of Security 2015’s most interesting products and it reflects the lateral capabilities of the digital future. It’s an app-based gate controller that combines compact size with very useful functionality, as well as neat management.
According to access control manufacturers, enterprise access control is either experiencing growth or sales are remaining stable across Australia.
While video surveillance is an optional extra for many companies and government organisations, access control is a key element of every building’s infrastructure. And centralised management of multiple access controlled sites is an imperative that continues to support the enterprise access control market.
According to Gallagher’s chief technology officer – security, Steve Bell, Gallagher has just come off the back of another strong year.
“We’ve seen success across markets including healthcare, government, entertainment, and education,” said Bell. “And a majority of our access control business is currently driven by projects from our existing customer base, mostly at enterprise level.
ANSTO brings a legacy site, assets worth billions and a complex risk profile together into the sort of challenging, fulfilling electronic security application most security managers can only dream of.
I WAS mighty curious when invited to take a look at the fruits of a recent CCTV and access control upgrade at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) facility at Lucas Heights, in Sydney. As the location of the Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) nuclear reactor, this is one of the most secure sites in Australia and a dream site for security managers.
Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres Install Inner Range Integriti
VIC Watch Security has undertaken an Inner Range Integriti security management system upgrade for Melbourne’s Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres. The solution supports 12,000 cardholders, is spread across 3 sites and integrates with a Hikvision video surveillance system.
24-hour fitness centres are wonderfully convenient, giving busy customers the opportunity to wedge in a workout at any time of the day or night. But every 24-hour business needs to think extra hard about security and safety. For Rec Xpress 24/7 Fitness Centres, the ideal solution had to manage access, report intrusion and duress events, as well as integrating video monitoring with event recording.
The Alarms Corporation has installed a powerful Honeywell Vista 250 Turbo on a V-Plex LAN at the Dick Johnson Racing workshop and racing museum on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Supporting the alarm, access control and automation system is a CCTV solution comprising Honeywell cameras and a DVR.
HONEYWELL’S Vista 250 Turbo is one of the company’s standout security management solutions, handling intrusion detection, access control and automation, as well as supporting Honeywell’s awesome V-Plex bus. The solution installed for DJR also incorporates Honeywell Tuxedo, giving a sweet local interface for system management and automation, as well as the capability to remotely manage the system.
New Axis A4011-E reader is a joint cooperation between Axis Communications and Assa Abloy and is designed to work with Axis A1001 network door controller.
The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols. It supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.
Axis A4011-E is a future-proof and generic reader that supports several different card formats in order to meet specific system requirements. It can handle 2 different card formats simultaneously, which simplifies system expansion and enables easy migration from one card technology to another.