Understanding Inner Range Infiniti Class 5
Inner Range Class 5 Module.
The Infiniti Class 5 system consists of a suite of products which, together, provide all the elements necessary to meet the stringent requirements set out by the AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 Class 5 standard.
Infiniti Class 5 range of products includes controllers, input expansion modules, end of line modules, keypads, power supplies, equipment enclosures, alarm transmission devices and equipment power isolation kits.
The system’s modular design provides scope for expansion while also boasting a hybrid architecture. The hybrid architecture supports both high-security Class 5 zones and lower-security areas at the same facility at the same time. By ensuring that budget allocations are made for Class 5 zones only where necessary, the end result is a single, holistic and affordable security solution for the entire organisation.
Expansion of the Infiniti Class 5 system is achieved by installing additional encrypted modules to the Class 5 controller’s RS-485 LAN or adding additional controllers to the system. The entire platform, including multiple controllers, can be managed from the Infiniti enterprise software.
Infiniti Class 5 is a modular system that scales with the addition of RS-485 LAN modules. Communications among the controller, expanders, keypads, and SIFER card reader, (including fob/card credentials), are all encrypted to AES 128-bit with MAC authentication. Data encryption ensures secure LAN communications at all times, while the supervisory polling system continuously monitors the LAN to detect cable tamper, cable fault conditions, module off-line and module substitution. The efficient propriety data format used has been developed to ensure fast, secure and reliable communications regardless of the size of the system.
High security end of line modules (ELMs) are designed to be installed within or adjacent to a detection device such as a PIR or suitable high security door monitoring sensor. In conjunction with the Infiniti Class 5 encrypted expander, ELMs provide an encrypted data communications link between the detector and the control equipment. During normal operation Infiniti’s supervisory polling system continuously monitors ELMs to detect any communication failure, device substitution or tamper conditions.
PIR with Class 5 ELM integrated into housing.The Infiniti Class 5 system is equipped with the Multipath-IP T4000 security communicator. The T4000 provides high security and polled connection to the monitoring station for alarm reporting. All communications are encrypted to AES 128-bit and polling intervals can be as frequent as 10 seconds.
Should a poll fail to be delivered within the allocated time, the T4000 intelligently tries to re-establish connection and, if available, will attempt to route the connection through another gateway, for instance, switching from on-site Internet to GPRS. If a failed connection cannot be re-established within a pre-determined time, an alarm will be raised within the monitoring station. Multipath-IP T4000 has been independently certified to Australian standard AS2201.5 Class 5.
In addition to a high security alarm system, the Infiniti Class 5 platform boats an integrated access control platform. At the heart of Infiniti Class 5 lies the Infiniti access controller (IAC). The IAC is an IP-based enterprise access controller which supports 2 doors and up to 4 readers on-board.
Inner Range SIFER card readers can be used with the IAC to ensure compliance with AS/NZS 2201.1:2007 Class 5. The SIFER card reader is a multi-drop RS-485 based reader that employs AES 128-bit encryption from the card through to the door module, providing a far superior level of security than that of traditional Wiegand based card readers. SIFER readers utilise the MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2 card format.
Inner Range said it was the first electronic security manufacturer to gain independent CLASS 5 Certification by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL). In this standard, the risk profile of an intruder alarm system is determined by conducting a risk assessment based on the likelihood, and consequences of, an attack.
A Class 5 risk profile is proposed when:
1. The consequences of the attack may be ‘Catastrophic’ regardless of the likelihood of an attack.
2. The likelihood of an attack is ‘Likely’ or ‘Very likely’ and the consequences are ‘Major’ or ‘Catastrophic’.