CEM Systems offers new AC2000 integration with Aperio® wireless locks

The CEM AC2000 integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio® Wireless Locking Technology provides customers with a convenient way to add the flexibility of wireless locks to any door in an AC2000 secured facility. The wireless locks can be added seamlessly to any AC2000 v7.1 access control secured site, allowing for the use of existing access cards. The Aperio locks are also managed through the AC2000 security management system, enabling the remote monitoring of alarms and remote door opening.

When used with AC2000 access control, the Aperio wireless locks are ideal in a range of sites including hospitals, universities, data centres, or at any door where access control has previously been viewed as too costly.

ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locking technology

“AC2000 is a fully integrated security management system that is designed with the customer in mind, providing flexible solutions that help increase security and improve operational effectiveness,” said Richard Fletcher, Product Manager, CEM Systems. “This integration builds on that and provides our customers with a cost effective and convenient way to integrate wireless locks into their existing AC2000 secured site.”

This latest integration compliments the existing range of AC2000 video, perimeter, fire and intrusion integrations, making AC2000 a powerful access control and security management system.

exacqCloud Gives Ednetics Proactive, Turnkey VMS Monitoring

About Ednetics

Since 1997, Ednetics has been providing technology solutions to the educational and public markets including video surveillance and IP-based access control.

The Challenge

Ednetics, a video surveillance and IP-based access control dealer for education environments, needed a way to better manage their end user installations and improve their servicing and software updating.

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The Solution

As an exacqVision Elite dealer, Ednetics had the opportunity to utilize exacqCloud to proactively service their customer’s video security system. exacqCloud gives Ednetics a dashboard to manage and monitor exacqVision recorders for many of their end users. Today, Ednetics has more than 150 recorders and 9,000 cameras connected to their exacqCloud instance.

exacqCloud enables us to provide our customers with the proactive, turnkey support they need. Now with exacqCloud, we are calling our customers instead of them calling us.” — Dave Teague, Director, Ednetics Protect™

exacqCloud Monitoring

Benefits

  • Increase revenue with service contracts for remote and onsite monitoring
  • View all software updates from one, centralized database
  • Easily identify trends with cameras, systems and firmware
  • Configure baseline notifications to send an email when a camera or recorder is offline

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ID Solutions Chooses Tyco Security Products hattrix Access Control Solution

The Challenge
ID Solutions, a large information technology company, needed a comprehensive and scalable access control solution to help operate/manage security for the firm’s multiple properties, tenants and locations. ID Solutions also required a centralized system on one unified platform with a single user interface that could be monitored remotely from any internet connected PC or mobile device.

The Solution
With the help of integrator CCS, ID Solutions identified Tyco Security Products’ Kantech hattrix security service as the best fit to manage several multi-state properties, including rental units. ID Solutions opted for CCS’ hosted service in which all access control data resides in secure, cloud-based servers managed by CSS while giving ID Solutions security staff the ability to monitor day-to-day security tasks.

Benefits
  • Significantly reduced costs by outsourcing the system’s database, server applications, and hardware infrastructure and maintenance
  • Simplified security operations as CSS provides the initial configuration of the system and its components, and updates and advanced software changes
  • Streamlined daily operations as ID Solutions staff performs day-to-day security tasks from a single, centralized interface
  • Monitoring from virtually anywhere with EntraPass Web or EntraPass Go mobile app

Cyber Protection Program – Security Features

What Comes After Device Hardening?

It’s common knowledge that encrypted communication and other device hardening features are necessary for cybersecurity, but it’s vitally important to think beyond hardening.  Now that the security industry has adopted IP technology, manufacturers and integrators must consider not only the security operator’s needs, but also those of the IT manager.

An unsecured device can be the target of a cyber attack that might affect the entire network. While IT managers in government agencies, utilities, transportation, retail operations and financial enterprises are most acutely aware of the dire consequences of a successful hack, IT managers in all sectors are demanding security measures that go well beyond hardening before accepting devices onto their networks.

Here are four features that Tyco Security Products offers to achieve network acceptance for our Software House C•CURE 9000 Access Control Systems and American Dynamics victor Unified Video Management Systems that incorporate iSTAR controllers:

 

  1. Archive and Failover featuresto ensure continual operation and fast recovery

 

  1. LDAP Support to manage credentials.

 

  1. FIPS 140-2, Level 2, end-to-end validated encryption

 

  1. Network Storm Protection that ensures an iSTAR controller continues to operate during a denial of service attack.

 

Not every industry or enterprise requires the same security features for network acceptance. Our application specialists are available to advise which features are relevant to a specific application.

Learn more about our Cyber Protection Program and how we’re working to protect our physical security products from attacks, damage, disruptions and misuse.

IP-ACM Ethernet Door Module

Flexible, secure Ethernet edge device reduces wiring and extends cost effectiveness of an IP-based access control system.

IP ACM

IP-ACM is a flexible, future proof Ethernet door module that provides IT savvy customers with a highly secure option to manage their security, while reducing wiring and installation costs. The IP-ACM is installed near the doors that it’s controlling and communicates securely over IP to an iSTAR Ultra GCM using AES-256 encryption. The GCM contains the local access database and makes all access decisions. Each IP-ACM can support two doors, or one door with in and out readers. Each iSTAR Ultra supports up to 32 readers maximum.

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Tyco Security Products Westford Intern Program

Our interns here at Tyco Security Products office in Westford, MA have been sharpening their skills over the course of the summer and helping advance initiatives.

Westford Interns

Meet our Interns

Liam Rucker — Notre Dame

Liam is working with the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) team to learn as much as he can about the EMC field. He is a mechanical engineering major at Notre Dame and a member of the boxing club team and the Notre Dame SAE formula one hybrid team.

“The team gave me free reign on a few projects that complement their work. At the end of each project, I have presented my findings and then received critique based on my solutions and presentation skills. I chose to intern for Tyco International because it is a unique opportunity for me to step outside of my major and comfort zone into a more technical field. Also, I appreciate the opportunity to work in a professional project oriented environment where I can test the practicality of my education thus far. I plan to graduate in 2018, and I want to get a feel for where I could fit in the engineering world.”

Lauren Fitzgibbons — Salem State University

Lauren is an International Business major and will be a senior this fall. She is also a part of the Women’s Ice Hockey team. This is her second internship here at Tyco. During her  first internship, she worked in the IT department.

“I learned a lot of valuable skills in my IT position and enjoyed interacting with many different people throughout the company. This summer, I have been working with Software Support Agreements (SSA) and maintaining databases. This is an area that I have not previously been involved with, and it’s given me the opportunity to learn even more about Tyco and its various product lines. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved in different challenges within the company, and I am looking forward to working here again.”

Fond-du-Luth Casino Upgrades to Tyco Security Products IP Solution

The Challenge
Fond-du-Luth Casino in Minnesota recently went through a major renovation. During construction, Fond-du-Luth wanted to upgrade to a full IP video surveillance system while still remaining open to the public 24/7. The casino needed a video management system that would simplify everyday tasks and IP cameras that would provide clear image quality and greater coverage.

 

The Solution
Fond-du-Luth Casino selected a complete Tyco Security Products solution to cost-effectively migrate from analog to IP.

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Tyco Security Products’ Connected Partner Program welcomes victor and EntraPass

Tyco Security Products adds American Dynamics victor video management system software and Kantech EntraPass access control system and Hatrix managed access control system to its Connected Partner Program.

Connected Partner Program

This program gives third-party technology partners including access control, alarm/intrusion, building management, elevator, emergency communication and RFID the opportunity to integrate with our security solutions. Our robust integration development packages, including software, documentation, sample codes and engineering support time, offer partners the tools to achieve a direct integration.

Benefits of partnering with Tyco Security Products through the Connected Partner Program:

  • Provide a unified solution to your customers and increase your business potential
  • Access to Tyco Security Products fully equipped labs
  • Easily complete the self-certification process
  • Support from dedicated Connected Partner Program, technical and engineering teams
  • Access the development system from anywhere with a remote login [Kantech only]

View the current victor integrations. Interested third-party partners can submit an online interest form.

Get started today!

If you have questions regarding the Connected Partner Program, contact us at tspconnect@tycoint.com.

Kantech EntraPass 7.0 Integrates With ASSA ABLOY Aperio Wireless Locks

EntraPass Security Software integrates with ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology giving you the flexibility to expand your access control system to almost every opening in your facility. These locks become part of the EntraPass security software ecosystem and can be managed from the EntraPass interface for a unified security management experience. This means that locks can be part of the events, reports, maps, and more that are core to the everyday security management with EntraPass software.

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The access control decisions on these locks are made by the state-of-the-art and reliable Kantech KT-1-M and KT-400 controllers. The Aperio wireless locks on these controllers can be added without taking the current door ports away, meaning the wireless locks can be added to the controllers incrementally simply by purchasing the appropriate software license. The locks communicate wirelessly with the Aperio hub which is hard-wired to the Kantech controller. The wireless communication between the hub and the locks is protected with 128-bit AES encryption for the most secure communication. Online transactions mean that EntraPass is updated in real-time, providing a high level of control and visibility of door actions.

With no need for additional wiring, ASSA ABLOY Aperio locks can be installed or retrofitted at existing facilities with little or no operational disruption. The locks come in a variety of form factors that accommodate a wide range of interior environments including mortise, cylindrical, and exit devices for standard doors and an electronic cylinder that replaces a traditional mechanical keyed cylinder. Aperio technology is also available in a wireless cabinet lock format which can be used for cabinets, lockers, and drawers. This is ideal in healthcare facilities for storing equipment, drugs, patient files, and valuables. And, there’s even a model for server racks which greatly improves the monitoring and security level of data centers.

  • Real-time communication with Kantech KT-1-M and KT-400 door controllers using the ASSA ABLOY Aperio hub, and EntraPass security software
  • Convenient and easy to integrate with new and existing EntraPass installations
  • Utilizes low-power IEEE 802.15.4 and secure 128-bit AES encrypted wireless communication between the Aperio lock and hub
  • Real-time reporting such as card access transactions, door status, low battery and tamper alarm monitoring
  • Locks built on a robust Grade 1 mechanical platform for durability