OVER the past 5
years, HID has cemented its position as the world’s leading supplier of access
control readers thanks to a combination of sharp pricing and excellent work by
the company’s product design and R&D people. Peer into every possible niche
in the reader market and you’ll find an HID product staring back at you. The
company’s strength isn’t just in the looks department. HID products never lose
sight of the job.
HID’s senior product marketing manager, Dave Adams, the most important
qualities of an access control reader are secure communications between the
card and reader, and flexible and secure communication options for connection
to the host controller.
system is rapidly developing into an outstanding product. Believe me, I have
worked with many access control systems in the past and it beats everything out
challenge access control systems, integrators and end users. The combination of
massive cardholder numbers and enormous physical size makes system selection
vital and that’s something La Trobe University had a handle on when it selected
The flexible and
future-proof design of Cardax FT provides extensive system expansion and
integration options that make it ideal for an application like La Trobe
University. Importantly, Cardax has a history of supporting large educational
institutions and the flexibility and scalability of Cardax FT make it well
suited to a fluid university environment.
recognition devices have been around for a number of years but they were
initially commercially unsuccessful, primarily due to their high price,” says
Justin Siller, an IMS Research analyst. “Over time pockets of opportunity have
emerged where fingerprint biometrics have started to find real traction.”
According to the
latest biometrics market report by IMS, the global market for fingerprint
devices is forecasted to reach $650 million by 2013.
agencies such law enforcement and prisons have been utilizing the technology to
collect data on criminals and secure facilities.
buildings the use of fingerprint recognition for access control is increasing
as governments worldwide seek higher levels of security. With certain areas of
the government sector finding success with fingerprint devices, additional
opportunities for the use of biometrics have emerged,” Siller says.
“The ES9000’s ability to provide reliable operation long
after installation in spite of pre-load pressure is a feature that will
specifiers and installers peace of mind,” Lockwood says.
The ES9000 also features smart electronics, which will
self select operating voltage between 12 and 24V DC, give full monitoring of
door locked and closed status and is extremely easy to change from fail safe to
fail secure modes. The lock is equipped with a silencer pad to reduce operating
The inclusion of a stainless
steel plate on either side of the lock case provides superior strength to the
cylinder and bolt areas of the lock.
The new 3579EL is a fully monitored, multi-function lock
that can be configured on site to suit left or right handing, fail safe, fail
secure modes and lockable escape hub selection. The lock also features smart
electronics which will self select operating voltage between 12 and 24V DC.
INSIGHT Version 4 features new photo ID card design module with advanced
double-sided card editing features, including rotation and cropping of images
as they are acquired, card design templates that can be based on system user
types and double sided card design and editing.
There are also new advanced reports modules incorporating
all system reports:
* All reports can launched by a time schedule or panel
* All reports can be exported (XLS,CSV,HTML,JPG, TIFF
* All reports can be printed to a defined printer (Print
* Exception reports allow you to see who hasn't gone
through a door
* Hyperlink directly from review log events to user or
* Colour coded events are now standard in the review log
* There’s limited support for Type 1 panels.
GE’S Forcefield is an integrated security management platform designed to provide serious control and management of GE’s Challenger security system. GE’s Challenger is one of the most widely used security systems in Australia and New Zealand.The development of Forcefield has brought functionality previously only available in the most advanced enterprise systems – essentially serving as a link between multiple Challenger panels either on a LAN or via WAN. A particular attraction of Forcefield is that it leverages legacy Challenger panels, building them into a globally networked solution with the least possible additional investment. In essence, Forcefield is a multi-node device able to network 32 Challenger panels to 5 workstations. If this is not enough for your needs Forcefield has the ability to expand to support 256 Challenger panels and up to 40 workstations – enough for the largest organizations.
JUST released by BQT is SmaX, an access control solution that uses smart field devices as bridges between entry points and local or remote browser-based PCs. The thinking behind this solution is excellent with a focus on ease of use and economy.Best of all, when you test drive the system you quickly discover that one of the nicest things about SmaX is the browser-based user interface. It’s both easy and invigorating to use – in fact it’s one of the nicest access control GUIs we’ve seen. The key point of difference between SmaX and other access control systems is that there are no traditional door controllers located in the field. Typically a door controller demands a lot of work from the installer and eliminating this layer of control makes access control solutions both easier to install and more affordable for end users to buy. All this sounds great but there are challenges.
DESPITE the posturing of the aristocracy, all revolutions germinate at ground level among ordinary people. All revolutions? Ok – so we know sociological shifts and technological developments can’t always be compared with each other but they often can. Thoughtful industry commentators realize the impetus pushing electronic security ever deeper into networking is not the development of amazing new products end users must build networks to deploy. Instead the revolution is bog standard Cat-5 cable and racks of two hundred dollar Gigabit switches that provide a framework for which amazing new products must be built so manufacturers can survive. In challenging environments; and make no mistake about this, the current market is challenging; smart companies adopt a future focus. They think hard about the market directions of tomorrow.
This program enables partners to provide multivendor, multiprotocol video surveillance recording, monitoring and virtual matrix switch solutions using a diverse set of Cisco solutions, including Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco routers and a range of Cisco video surveillance Internet protocol gateways, service platforms and stream manager software. Together, these solutions can integrate with, displace or forgo video surveillance transmission, matrix switch and distribution amp products historically used to connect cameras to security operation centers and various recording devices. "Physical security solutions are becoming more network-centric, and ADT has invested in the infrastructure and training to deploy these complex solutions," says President of ADT North America John Koch.