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Fri
12
Sep
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Honeywell's Pro-Watch 4.2 Wireless Access Control

Honeywell ProWatch
Honeywell ProWatch

PRO-Watch security management system allows integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need through expanded support for wireless locksets and biometric readers. 

Pro-Watch 4.2 is now compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks – including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) – that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations. 

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Mon
25
Aug
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Evergreen Wins $A4m Nadi Airport CCTV and Access Control Contract

Nadi International Airport, Fiji
Nadi International Airport, Fiji

Integrator Evergreen will install a $A4 million integrated IP-based solution at Nadi International Airport in Fiji. The solution will incorporate AD cameras, a CEM access control system and a Wormald fire system, all supported by Tyco’s Victor management system.

FIJIAN integrator Evergreen Fire & Security Fiji has won another key airport contract in the Pacific Islands. The company has already installed integrated CEM and American Dynamics’ access control, CCTV and Wormald fire solutions for airports in Samoa and Tonga and the latest win, announced late August, is the largest yet. 

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Thu
31
Jul
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QSS Nails Australian Distribution of BPT Intercoms

Rob Rosa (l) of QSS with Don Tummillo of SFERE
Rob Rosa (l) of QSS with Don Tummillo of SFERE

SFERE has appointed Q Security Systems as a national distributor of BPT intercom products, which include IP and hybrid solutions for domestic, high-rise residential and commercial buildings.  

It’s a big win for QSS, rounding out the company’s offerings with one of the intercom segment’s best-known brands. And QSS COO Rob Rosa says his company intends to take BPT intercoms aggressively to market. 

“BPT offers one of the most advanced and yet easiest to install intercom solutions with a level of flexibility and scalability you’d expect from a market leader,” Rosa said. 

“We believe BPT’s IP and hybrid solutions give us yet another edge against competitors, especially where flexible building infrastructure is required.

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Wed
02
Jul
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New SIFER reader by Inner Range

Inner Range SIFER prototype
Inner Range SIFER prototype

SIFER smart card reader from Inner Range is a multi-drop RS-485 reader for use with MiFare based cards, including the new high security Inner Range DESfire EV1 cards. 

SIFER readers and cards deliver AES encryption right through to the access module, offering far superior security than traditional Wiegand based readers. As SIFER readers utilise a superset of the OSDP protocol, the readers may also be deployed on any system capable of using OSDP. Up to 16 SIFER readers may be connected in series to the dedicated RS-485 reader port on the Integriti Intelligent LAN Access Module (ILAM) or the new Integriti Access Controller (IAC) for full Reader-In and Reader-Out operation. 

Up to 4 SIFER readers may be connected to the Integriti Simple LAN Access Module (SLAM). SIFER readers are IP 64 rated and available with site specific encryption keys. Sifer is expected to be Available from Q3-2014.

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Wed
02
Jul
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Inner Range WideBody Enclosure Review

Quenten Knoll (l) and Vin Lopes of Inner Range
Quenten Knoll (l) and Vin Lopes of Inner Range

Inner Range’s new WideBody enclosure is a step forward for the company in a number of ways. Fundamentally, it allows the installation of 8 doors and 16 readers in a single housing with plenty of expansion and lashings of onboard battery backup. 

WANDERING around the engineering department at access control manufacturer Inner Range in Melbourne with CEO Vin Lopes is an enjoyable experience. All around us team members are working on new products that expand the company’s thoroughly-proven technology suite. As well as taking a looking at Inner Range’s cloud-based Webtegriti, a new 8-zone expander module and a project (it was the new SIFER reader) about which I’m sworn to deepest secrecy, I get a look at the new Integriti WideBody Enclosure. It’s a simple piece of kit in some ways but it has to be seen in context – as an extension of cost-effective applications of Integriti. 

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Tue
20
May
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Axis 1001 Access Controller: Review

Axis 1001 NDC connector blocks
Axis 1001 NDC connector blocks

Axis Communications 1001 Network Door Controller is a deceptively simple unit that carries access control onto networks. Ease of installation, browser-based setup and management and scalability are strong points. 

WE’VE talked about the new Axis Communications’ 1001 Network Door Controller in SEN before but this is the first time I’ve taken a look at it in the flesh. While the 1001 was released in the U.S. at the end of last year, it won’t be available locally until Q4 2014. According to Axis, the A1001 Network Door Controller is the first non-proprietary and open IP-based access controller on the market. 

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Tue
06
May
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Inner Range Webtegriti Cloud Security And Access Control System

Inner Range Webtegriti
Inner Range Webtegriti

It’s not released yet but I got a sneak preview of Inner Range’s latest development, Webtegriti, a browser-based security and access control system that simplifies installation and management of small electronic security solutions. 

AT its core, Webtegriti is a controller in a compact poly housing incorporating browser-based software and everything else required for a small access control solution. The solution will support doors, cameras and alarm inputs – features and scalability will be finalised by a focus group of installers in the next month or so. The completed core comms for expansion is RS-485 and support for other comms technologies is also in development. 

Given some of the cloud-ward movements going on in the market it makes sense that Inner Range should cover this base. That it can do so with a solution like Webtegriti shows the value of owning a serious engineering capability. 

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Fri
11
Apr
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Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator Upgrade

Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator, EBI R430
Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator, EBI R430

HONEYWELL has updated its flagship building management system, Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), enabling facility personnel to view and enhance core building technology with greater ease and precision. 

EBI R430 helps improve efficiency, and reduce energy and operational costs by simplifying setup, scheduling and control. The recent upgrades to EBI centre include improved integration – EBI is now compatible with many common Web services to provide facility managers and IT staff with new ways to customise how building systems import and mine data, and synthesise the information.

There’s increased efficiency – facility managers can program and coordinate facility-wide systems — including HVAC, lighting, security and life safety — in minutes using the revamped automation engine and scheduling.

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Fri
14
Mar
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CEM Systems emerald IP Reader Controller

CEM Systems emerald reader controller
CEM Systems emerald reader controller

CEM Systems’ Emerald IP reader controller working with CEM AC2000 software, gives a very clear idea of the power networking is going to bring to access control solutions. As well as being a handsome device, it’s as clever as a fox. 

MY demo of emerald at the SEN office in Sydney was a real eye-opener. Sure, I’ve heard of emerald before but I’d never really considered the specifications in enough depth to develop a proper appreciation for this solution. Showing me over the reader are Zac Donev, sales director - South East Asia and Oceania at Tyco International, and David Galligan, strategic sales manager at Tyco Security Products. 

CEM Systems, which is a subsidiary of Tyco International, calls emerald an intelligent access terminal and there’s a reason for this. Along with being nice to look at with its 4.3-inch LCD touch screen, emerald offers a lot of functionality. 

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Wed
05
Mar
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New Integriti Low Profile, WideBody Enclosure

Integriti Wide Bodied Enclosure
Integriti Wide Bodied Enclosure

New Integriti Wide-Body enclosure from Inner Range will conveniently house all the electronics, power supply and backup batteries necessary for intelligent access control of up to 8 doors. 

This unit eliminates the need for any additional enclosures or external backup power supplies. With the Integriti 8Amp 13.75Vdc Smart power supply on-board the enclosure provides ample device and lock power and allows for Lead Acid battery configurations for up to 36Amp hours of backup supply time.

Flexible mounting options for all Integriti Controllers, LAN Modules and UniBus Devices is standard. Additional modules or devices can be conveniently housed within the enclosure with the addition of the hinged second layer equipment mounting plate. The enclosure is secured with a key-lockable front cover with front and rear tamper monitoring.
For more information please contact Inner Range Melbourne

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