Axcess And Tyco Integrate Rfid Into Access Systems
The partnership provides capabilities of tracking, protecting and monitoring personnel, assets and vehicles using AXCESS’ semi-active, on-demand RFID system’s control-point architecture, which allows RFID tag reads to act as triggers for automated alerts. These alerts can be displayed on the command console in real-time and tied to video recording for verification of events across the enterprise.
The RFID solution uses long range semi-active credential, asset and vehicle RFID tags to automatically track and monitor personnel and assets as they move throughout a facility, literally hands-free, without requiring employees to interact with the system.
The RFID tags can be activated on- demand at doors, gates and virtual zones (called control-points) to provide location and direction of movement of the person or asset being tracked. Also, live video can be linked to tag events to facilitate rapid and accurate response of security personnel to specific events, with the appropriate response to the event.
“We have demonstrated this complete solution to a number of industry executives ranging from school administrators to petroleum refineries operations managers and have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this event-driven security system,” commented Chuck Hutzler, senior director of product management for Tyco Fire & Security’s Access Control and Video Systems.
“This system frees up time for security personnel to confidently attend to other duties knowing that an automated alarm will be triggered, in the event of a security breach.
“We are pleased to be working with leading access control brands from Tyco Fire & Security to bring best of breed access control and asset management and protection to the enterprise,” said Allan Griebenow, president and CEO of AXCESS.
“Our semi-active RFID technology is well-suited for integration into existing access control panels to provide an incremental service such as on- demand protection.”
AXCESS’ patented ActiveTag RFID systems use small, low cost battery powered tags (generically called “active” or “semi-active” tags) that when automatically activated, transmit a wireless message typically 30 to 100 feet to hidden palm size receivers.
The AXCESS OnlineSupervisor enterprise software platform provides real time location displays, automatic inventory counts, custom reports, and alerts based on programmable rule-base conditions including automatic e-mail alerting and paging for rapid response.