The SIFER card reader is a new smart card reader designed and manufactured by Inner Range. It is a multi-drop RS-485 based reader that employs 128-bit AES encryption from the card through to the door module. SIFER readers utilise the Mifare DESfire EV1 card format.
ONE of the access control solutions that caught my eye at Security 2014 in Melbourne was Inner Range’s new SIFER RS-485 reader. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen SIFER – I got a look at the prototype a couple of months before the exhibition. It’s an important step from Inner Range, in my opinion, positioning the company as a true Tier 1 access control solutions manufacturer.
Seadan Security and Electronics exclusive distributor for DSX
American company DSX Access Systems has announced that Seadan Security & Electronics is the exclusive distributor of its access control products in Australasia and Pacific Rim.
Based in Dallas Houston USA, DSX manufactures integrated solutions for the access control and security industries, while Seadan Security & Electronics is a leading Australian wholesale supplier of security system solutions, including access control.
Seadan says the partnership and exclusive distribution agreement allows the company to "actively promote DSX’s superior and integrated access control products to the Australian market, lifting the game in access control".
Seadan will utilise its extensive branch network and regional distribution centres to sell and distribute DSX solutions, helping customers protect their personnel and property from unwanted visitors or intruders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.