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Fri
11
Nov
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What Are The Emerging Trends in Access Control?

Access control is changing
Access control is changing

According to HID’s Steve Katanas, the top 5 trends in access control include the continuing shift to mobile based credentials, a focus on user experience, wearables, the convergence of physical and online authentication and the growing pressures of exposure to IoT. 

MOBILE integration is the first trend I see. As we do more with our phones and increasingly demand anywhere/anytime on-line access, there is the opportunity to better protect these activities while creating a more satisfying, mobile-centric security experience at home, in the office, on the road and online. Over the past several years we’ve started to turn phones into ID cards, keys and computer login tokens while plugging security holes that mobility initially introduced. Moving forward, continuing advancements will enable a new, more secure identity lifestyle built around the convenience and ubiquity of our ever-present mobile devices.

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Thu
22
Sep
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Paxton net10: Building Intelligence & Automation

Paxton net10 controller
Paxton net10 controller

PAXTON'S net10 access and building automation solution from Security Distributors Australia is license free, carries a long warranty, supports multi-format readers and has an integrated wireless network. This new solution is a strong addition to the Paxton line-up, firmly underscoring the company’s strong networking credentials.

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Wed
21
Sep
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Integrated Security Solutions: What Do Integrators and End Users Want?

Automation must drive operational processes
Automation must drive operational processes

Manufacturers are offering more and more integrated security and automation solutions – such systems are becoming more powerful and more pervasive. But what do installers and integrators need from such solutions? And what are end users asking integrators and consultants to design for them?

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Fri
16
Sep
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Paxton Net2 Access Integrates with Milestone XProtect Video Management Software

Paxton Net2 Access Integrates with Milestone
Paxton Net2 Access Integrates with Milestone

PAXTON has announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with Milestone Systems’ newest video management software (VMS). The integration allows the user to display access control events and monitor video surveillance cameras from the, Milestone XProtect Smart Client.

“We are delighted to work again with our long standing partner, Milestone, and believe this feature rich integration provides a solution that meets the needs of many specifications we are seeing in the market,” said Paxton’s Gareth O’Hara.
  
Paxton has developed a plugin using Milestone’s MIP SDK 2016, that can be added to the Milestone XProtect (VMS) linking Paxton Net2 access control information to the Milestone XProtect Smart Client interface. The integration associates cameras with doors and displays real-time video footage as video events and access alarms occur. 

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Wed
24
Aug
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Gallagher's Type 1A Security Solution Given Seal of approval by SCEC

Phil Marr and Steve Bell of Gallagher in Canberra
Phil Marr and Steve Bell of Gallagher in Canberra

Leading security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, scored approval for its Type 1A high security solution from the Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC). 

SCEC is the body responsible for providing the Australian government with protective security advice, product testing and evaluation. 

“We’re extremely proud that SCEC have deemed Gallagher product to meet the highest security standards. This certification reflects our investment in high security and our ongoing commitment to delivering intelligent and innovative protection solutions,” says Craig Schutte, general manager, Gallagher Australia.

Type 1A manages alarms, monitors sensors and defends the system integrity of high value security assets. It is only available via a Gallagher Type 1A accredited installer. ♦

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Mon
08
Aug
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Access Control Strongest Growth Trend at Security 2016

Gallagher Mobile App
Gallagher Mobile App

DAYS after a major exhibition like Security 2016 in Melbourne last month you’re still getting your mind around the things you saw, deciding which solutions stood out, which presaged developments of the future and which trends were strongest.

Discounting the overarching shift towards ever more integration, the strongest growth trend at Security 2016 was access control. It’s not surprising this should be so. Current global risk profiles demand that organisations control access to their spaces – there’s no doubt this is a driving force behind the trend. There’s also the relentless and endless pursuit of lower costs which push users to seek greater efficiencies, including remote management of onsite functionalities. 

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Tue
02
Aug
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CS Technologies Evolution Access Control

CS Technologies evolved access control
CS Technologies evolved access control

EVOLUTION Access Control System by CS Technologies is Australian made and owned. It’s a distributed intelligent network system consisting of the full-function 4-door (EVO4) and 2-door (EVO2) network access control boards with RS485 and or TCP/IP Ethernet communication support. Seamless alarm integration is also possible with alarm expansion boards with 4 state monitored inputs.

Evolution Management software is free with no licensing fees and is the complete system software. A setup wizard guides installers through your system setup. Better still, there’s CCTV integration with SPR, Dahua and HikVision built-in.

Distributor: CS Technologies
Contact: 61 2 9809 0588

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Fri
24
Jun
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Integrators, End Users Wide Open to Access Control

Access control - first, second and third line of defence
Access control - first, second and third line of defence

SOMETHING interesting came out of SecTech Roadshow. In every city, integrators and end users loudly expressed their desire to see more in the way of access control and intrusion detection solutions – more controllers, readers, panels, sensors, and reporting and management solutions. 

More evidence of the hunger came from suppliers – companies like BGWT with S2, Inner Range with Inception and Bosch with the G Panel and the 2000/3000 alarm system said they did extremely well at the show – as did Tyco with NEO, CSD with SecureNet-enabled SkyGuard, QSS with BPT intercoms and LSC with ICT controllers. 

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Fri
10
Jun
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FSH Gets SCEC Approval for Benchmark High Security Door Monitoring Sensor

FSH’s FSS1 was developed and is manufactured in Australia
FSH’s FSS1 was developed and is manufactured in Australia

FSH has received SCEC approval (Security Level 4) for its FSS1 high security door monitoring sensor, which has been developed for high security, military, correctional and similar applications. 

It’s a big deal for FSH and for the entire high security end of the access control and intrusion detection market, which has been waiting for a solution of this calibre since the Jackson Report found flaws in the security performance of existing devices. 


FSH’s FSS1 sensor control board.

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Sat
14
May
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Inner Range Inception Panel: Full Review

Inner Range Inception: Access control, alarms and automation
Inner Range Inception: Access control, alarms and automation

Inner Range Inception is an integrated access control and security alarm system that allows installers unfamiliar with Inner Range programming to leverage the company’s engineering expertise in the most intuitive possible manner. 

WE’VE been following Inner Range’s development of the entry level Inception access control and security alarm system for a couple of years and were thrilled to get our hands on the hardware ahead of the official May 2 release date. It’s been a while coming, but Inner Range Inception has been well worth the wait and rounds out the Inner Range offering perfectly. Hardware and software are thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed.

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