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Kantech simplifies multi-door access control with KT-400’s Standalone Mode

Kantech has introduced a new standalone mode for the Kantech KT-400 four door controller, allowing smaller access control systems of up to four doors to be controlled and managed using embedded and intuitive web based software, with no EntraPass access control software required. Used in conjunction with Kantech’s ioSmart card readers and cards, these controllers provide a unique, highly secure encrypted solution for small installations.

With no dedicated software or PC hardware to purchase and maintain, the KT-400 standalone provides an economical choice for small businesses with basic access control needs, such as assigning card access and running reports. Using a web browser, customers can configure and manage their security anywhere and at any time, via a desktop computer or a mobile device.

Used in conjunction with Kantech’s ioSmart Card Readers and Cards, KT-400 standalone controllers provide highly secure encryption measures for even the smallest systems. Communications between the ioSmart card and ioSmart reader employs AES 128-bit encryption, with RS-485 secure communication in use between the ioSmart reader and the KT-400 controller.

With an easy-plug-and play set up, the system is up and running in minutes following a simple configuration wizard, which eliminates the need for training or certification of dealers and installers. KT-400 standalone controllers can also easily connect to EntraPass Web for browser based access management and the EntraPass Go app for system management via a mobile device.

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A simplified access control solution with KT-1’s Standalone Mode

Kantech’s innovative KT-1 single door controller is now available with embedded simplified access control software for one door systems, the ideal choice for those seeking a cost-effective, easy-to-use, single-door application.

With KT-1’s Standalone Mode, using a dedicated web browser, the popular KT-1 Ethernet-ready single door controller now has the option to be controlled and managed via simple and intuitive web based software – no EntraPass software is required. This makes the KT-1 a viable option for small businesses and individuals with basic access control needs such as being able to assign card access and run reports.

Full-fledged security management can be daunting for small businesses,” said Rajeev Dubey, Director of Distribution Access Control Product Management, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, “but KT-1 Standalone removes the complexity from that process by giving users a web-based system that ups the ante on security, while bypassing the investment required for computers and software.


With no software to install, KT-1’s Standalone option broadens the horizon for dealers and installers as well. With a simplified and quick installation option, KT-1 Standalone is appealing to an installer base beyond the traditional access control installers who can forgo having to attend training to learn a new software system or receive special certification. The wizard-based platform walks installers through the process in minutes.

Users with growing access control needs can easily migrate to the next level with Kantech EntraPass or hattrix software.

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Kantech streamlines scheduling and account maintenance with EntraPass v7.40

The latest version of EntraPass Security Software launches with new features developed to streamline scheduling and account maintenance for operators.

Available in EntraPass Corporate and Global Editions, operators managing premise access control can add to security capabilities by creating actions and tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with the new Action Scheduler under the Operation menu. The Action Scheduler is ideal for locations where meetings can happen at sporadic times such as town halls or other types of special events. The actions are based on the door and relay behaviors such as locking and unlocking doors, arming alarm systems and toggling relays. Users can customize actions completely by combining Action Scheduler with the powerful Smartlink Task option.

EntraPass can now intuitively automatically deactivate operators that have not logged in for a pre-determined amount of days, allowing for easier account maintenance with the Operator Auto-Deactivate feature.

The latest version of EntraPass software integrates with American Dynamics Video Edge version 5.1 and now supports exacqVision version 9.0.2, bringing added control for premise security and management.

In addition, administrators who also use Kantech’s hattrix, a cloud-based access control solution utilizing EntraPass security management software, can now more easily manage account service types and view and change account statuses with color coding for easy viewing.

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ioSmart Smart Card and Multi-Technology Readers for an end-to-end encrypted access control solution

ioSmart Smart Card Readers and Cards provide a cost-effective migration from proximity cards to advanced smart card technology. The ioSmart family provides enhanced security through end-to-end AES-128 encryption over RS-485 when used with Kantech’s KT-1 or newer KT-400 door controllers but can also be used with any other access controllers using Wiegand protocol.

The readers offer an optional capacitive touch backlit keypad for enhanced security, illuminated keypad brightness and adjustable color programmable LED bar giving the ioSmart card readers an ecofriendly and esthetically pleasing design. ioSmart card readers are field firmware upgradable and have BLE hardware included, making them future proof. With both Mullion and Single Gang mounting options available, ioSmart card readers will fit any indoor or outdoor application globally. The new readers and cards are also now available in several Starter and Expansion kits.

Kantech ioSmart cards come with encrypted sectors for pre-programmed card credentials to simplify installation and have sufficient sectors open for end customers to use for other applications.* [Software to program card sectors not sold/supported by Kantech]

The ioSmart family of products is proof that end users don’t have to sacrifice usability and easy installation for higher level of security for their access control systems,” said Rajeev Dubey, Director of Distribution Product Management, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “ioSmart is also a standout when it comes to esthetics enhancing the overall ambience of the facility. Apart from offering end-to-end encryption on supported Kantech products over RS-485, ioSmart readers’ ability to read several card formats over Weigand makes it an attractive option for non Kantech access control systems as well

The RS-485 configuration connected to the Kantech controllers provides additional inputs and outputs such as door contact, Request-to-Exit and/or lock output saving considerably on wiring and labor costs. The ioSmart family supports ioSmart SSF MIFARE Plus EV1 encrypted cards in addition to MIFARE Plus ISO/IEC 14443A and 14443B card serial numbers. Other supported formats include Kantech’s ioProx (XSF) and HID Prox 125KHz (Kantech Secure Format KSF, standard 32-bit format, standard 26-bit format and Corporate 1000).

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Kantech Launches EntraPass v7.30 with ioSmart Technology

Introducing the latest version of the Kantech EntraPass Security Software with support for Kantech’s ioSmart Card Readers and Cards, as part of an end-to-end encrypted access control solution. EntraPass v7.30 also includes integration with HID Mobile Access® for quick and easy access to doors using a mobile phone while maintaining management of credentials through EntraPass.

Along with the newly added support for the ioSmart Smart Card Readers and Cards, EntraPass v7.30 will continue to support the ioProx Card Readers and Credentials. With the mult-technology options available on ioSmart Readers, the migration from Proximity cards to smart cards is easy with Kantech. EntraPass v7.30 now supports HID Mobile Access credentialing. The integration makes it possible for users to gain access to a facility using a credential on their smartphone from a BLE-enabled HID reader. The user receives an invitation from security personnel on their smartphone and can quickly download the credential. All credentialing is managed through the EntraPass Corporate and EntraPass Global Edition software.

“The ongoing evolution of EntraPass, with the addition of our ioSmart technology, reflects our continued focus on and acknowledgement of the changing needs of our customers,” said Rajeev Dubey, Director of Distribution Product Management, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “EntraPass v7.30 is the link that puts modern, easy-to-understand and scalable access control technology into the hands of security administrators.”

This latest edition of EntraPass software offers several enhancements to the EntraPass Go, EntraPass Go Pass and EntraPass Install apps. Added to EntraPass Go, which allows remote use of the software, is a link to “auto populated fields” that assists operators by bypassing the need to filling out configuration details to start using the app. EntraPass Go Pass, the mobile credential feature, now works with Android as well as iOS devices (including Apple Watch) and supports widget use, so users can unlock doors from a widget rather than having to open an app. EntraPass Go Install has been updated with a reader driver list and the ability to switch accounts without having to log in and out. There is also a new tutorial for EntraPass Go Install with additional user information.

EntraPass v7.30 is available on Special, Corporate, and Global Editions as well as hattrix.

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Tyco Security Products Integrations: Incident Management

Physical security teams in healthcare, higher-education or commercial enterprise settings deal with incidents on a daily basis. While most incidents are considered small and routine – like a fender bender in the parking lot, at times they can be much more significant, like an attempted robbery or assault. For all these cases, the physical security team will record the details in an incident management system so that the data can be archived for legal reasons, for example to protect the hospital in the event of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, or to provide insight so as to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Incident management software has traditionally been used for exactly that purpose: recording details of an incident once the incident has occurred (post incident). However, as the demand and systems have grown, software capabilities have evolved to now manage the entire incident as it happens, from the notification of an incident, to the response (or dispatch) through to the final reporting. These additional capabilities are mainly facilitated through a number of integrations that are now available with incident management systems.

The same can be said about access control or video management systems. While they are still often used for their traditional capabilities, such as granting access to employees through secured doors or recording video for playback in case of an investigation, integrations have brought additional capabilities to these systems as well.

C•CURE 9000 access control systems from Software House and victor video management systems from American Dynamics, both part of Tyco Security Products’ offerings, are global leaders in the access control and video surveillance markets and are deployed in many of the leading enterprises across the globe, including some of the largest healthcare and educational facilities worldwide. These platforms have now grown to include integrations with several types of both security and non-security related systems, such as: Elevator dispatch systems, Emergency communication systems, Time and attendance or payroll systems and even Incident Management systems, to name a few.

The benefits of integrating your incident management system with C•CURE 9000 and victor VMS are clear as they can provide essential data to help in the notification, dispatch and reporting of incidents.

Consider the following examples:

  • An ex-employee is attempting to re-enter the hospital pharmacy using his unreturned access card. C•CURE 9000 will notify the security team immediately through its event monitoring screen and send the event data to the incident management system for dispatch of security staff. The security team can confirm the identity of the suspect through the victor video system and track his movements as well. Once the suspect is apprehended, an incident report is created that includes all the essential data:

a. The exact time the incident began.

b. Actions taken by the security staff.

c. How quickly the dispatch staff reached the scene.

d. Video images of the scene as it unfolded.

  • An important piece of equipment has disappeared from a storage room. Investigation using the incident management system reveals the last employee that entered the storage room using access control data and recorded video data also reveals images of the perpetrator carrying the equipment down a hall towards an exit and then into a parked car. The same access card is then used to exit the parking area. A comprehensive report is made available for authorities to use for possible prosecution, including:

a. Details of suspected employee identity.

b. Time of entry and exit for the employee.

c. Video images of the incident.

Of course, seamlessly and bi-directionally sharing information from disparate systems also greatly improves security staff efficiency. Where the security team used to have to search through many different systems to put together a comprehensive report for an incident, they can now pull the data they need from one single source.

D3 Security Management Systems Inc. as well as Resolver Inc. are leading incident management software developers and their products are used various types of applications. They are also approved members of the Connected Partner Program from Tyco Security Products, through their integration with Software House C•CURE 9000 and victor VMS.

“An event or alarm reported through the integrated access control and/or video system is often what starts the incident management process. Our customers extract a ton of ROI simply by not having to re-enter the information manually each time there is a dispatch response.  At the other end of the spectrum, the more advanced customers will even push out a dispatch automatically, to the closest available officer, based on his or her GPS position, in seconds and with zero human intervention” says Gary O’Connor, Director of Strategic Alliances at D3 Security.

“Integration with the onsite access control and video system has become a key part of an effective incident management system. Having data from both those systems helps our software optimize the dispatch of security guards as well as provide accuracy in the automation process of the overall security system”, says Brian McIlravey, EVP Corporate Security & Command Center Applications at Resolver.

C•CURE 9000 from Software House and victor video management systems from American Dynamics also present the additional benefit of having the capability to send data from their integrated sub- systems through to the incident management platform. For example, a PowerSeries Neo alarm panel from DSC, integrated to the C•CURE 9000 system will provide even more data that can be used in monitoring and investigation by security staff.

For more information about the C•CURE 9000 from Software House and victor video management software from American Dynamics as well the approved list of integrated partner products, please contact us at tspconnect@tycoint.com or visit the Compatibility Matrix.

High-end Multi-zone London Development Chooses Tyco Security Products’ C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management System

The Challenge
The new Ludgate site, a high-end central London multi-zone development,  required a new integrated security solution. Systems such as video surveillance, access control and video door intercoms combining to create a total security solution using a single interface.

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The Solution
Together, Universal Security Systems and Land Securities chose Tyco Security Products’ C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management system to unite the New Ludgate buildings’ management, access control and video surveillance systems for comprehensive management of the site’s physical security.

Benefits
  • Rich integration with victor Unifying Client improved – access, video, and intrusion
  • Single server for managing security and events for video, access control, intrusion, central station, fire, real-time location, and other supported systems
  • Visitor management web portal for appointment management that expedites the visitor check-in/out process at the front desk
  • Conditional Access and Dynamic Area Management for areas needing supervised entry and occupancy for increased security
  • Enterprise multi-version software upgrades remain operational while progressively upgrading each server node without needing to take an entire system out of service
  • Event linking and cross-product association for event activations across dispersed security systems with associated time-synchronized video

Penn State Upgrades Security System with Tyco Security Products Solution

The Challenge
Penn State University wanted to move to a single security and event management platform for its residence halls and other group facilities on campus.

Penn State

The Solution
Penn State selected a unified Tyco Security Products solution to protect and manage its campus.

Benefits
  • Improved image quality to quickly identify activity in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Reduced expenses retooling locks and replacing lost cards
  • Easily managed access rights and track activity of each user with powerful audit trail
  • Accelerated investigation searches with intuitive video management system interface
  • Streamlined and automated processes

One Albert Quay, Ireland’s Smartest Building, Secured by CEM Systems’ AC2000 Access Control Solution

In 2016, One Albert Quay, located in Cork City Centre, became the new global headquarters for Tyco. Tyco, will employ over 500 people in Sourcing, Procurement, R&D, IT, Compliance, HR and Finance.

The Challenge
From construction right through to operation, One Albert Quay and Tyco needed a solution that would ensure the strictest security on the site. In addition to managing the security aspects of their global headquarters, Tyco wanted the One Albert Quay building to be a showroom for Tyco technology.

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The Solution
From the construction phase of One Albert Quay through to the development and opening of this smart building, CEM Systems provided a range of security technologies that go beyond access control to ensure the highest levels of security, safety and convenience for all employees.

CEM Systems’ AC2000 is deployed as access control for the entire One Albert Quay building, used by all tenants including Tyco. AC2000 combined with emerald intelligent access terminals in the lobby area and throughout the offices provides the highest levels of access control and helps improve operational efficiency with a range of built-in features including VoIP intercom, Time & Attendance, room booking, advertising display and many more.

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Benefits
  • Improved staff safety with emerald Checklist feature promoting Environmental H&S policies during the construction phase
  • Increased security in high security areas with biometric verification
  • Improved operational efficiency with emerald remote applications, built in audio intercom and room booking
  • Improved user experience with AC2000 integrations to car park access and smart buttonless lift system

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