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EntraPass Go Pass Support for Apple Watch®

EntraPass Go Pass for the Apple Watch® extends the power of the EntraPass Go Pass mobile application to the iOS Apple Watch environment. Using EntraPass Go Pass on an Apple Watch makes credential use even easier. Instead of searching through a bag or pocket for a smart phone, you can push a button on your watch when you enter or exit a restricted area.

apple-watch

Using EntraPass Go Pass, cardholders download the EntraPass Go Pass app to a mobile device and then accept a credential invitation from the system administrator. Once the invitation is accepted, end users can then gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app on the device. When the application is downloaded to an iOS mobile device paired with the watch, the “Go PASS” icon will appear on the watch indicating to the user that the app is now ready to be used on their Apple Watch. A list of the end user’s favorite doors will appear once the app is opened and the user can simply tap on the appropriate door to gain entry. All user activities are recorded on the EntraPass server for the system administrator.

The app communicates directly with the access control system’s server via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, allowing organizations to leverage their existing card reader infrastructure for added cost-savings, while also simplifying credential verification for card holders.

Key Features of EntraPass Go Pass

  • Use your mobile device to access secured areas
  • Works with any Kantech reader
  • Solves problems of lost cards
  • Great for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover personnel populations
  • Fast, easy authorization process
  • Access defined by privileges in EntraPass
  • Use with traditional EntraPass Corporate or Global Editions, or as part of your hattrix hosted/managed security subscription
  • Ideal solution for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover populations when frequent card issuance can be an administration burden

Press Release

Kiwanis Village Lodge Migrates to Kantech Security Solution

The Challenge
Kiwanis Village Lodge had an imminent need to migrate to an IP-based security system as it’s door controllers were non-functioning and legacy system was no longer serviceable by the manufacturer.

Kiwanis Village Lodge

The Solution
Kiwanis selected Kantech EntraPass Corporate Edition and KT-1 Ethernet-Ready door controllers to protect its seniors and secure its campus.

Benefits
  • Intuitive User Interface provides ease of use for both security and non-security personnel
  • Reduced expenses by utilizing existing hardware and infrastructure
  • Single button enrollment reduced installation time
  • Quick and easy installation limited system downtime
  • Easily managed access rights to doors for more streamlined management
  • Scalability extends the reach of EntraPass for future expansion

School Campus Enhances Perimeter Security with Complete Tyco Security Products Solution

 About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls High School educate students in West and South Yorkshire, England. The large campus includes about 4 buildings of varying sizes some dating back to the 16th century. A 19-person governing body and 500-person teaching and support staff work to better the education for 2,100 pupils yearly.

The Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School, located in Yorkshire, England, wanted a completely unified security system to secure the perimeter of the campus, while minimizing investigation time and improving security operations. Additionally, they wanted cameras that produced clear images to identify people as well as a management system that was easy to use.

Wakefield Grammar School

The Solution

After a complete site survey and evaluation, the school selected Reflex Systems of South Yorkshire, England as their integrator.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Wakefield School increased its security across its five-school campus with a complete Tyco Security Products solution including:

exacqVision Kantech Onboard

“They had done quite a bit of research on everything. Once they came to us, we decided that going with the Kantech embedded software was the best decision from a future-proofing point of view,” explained Steven Ward, technical director, Reflex Systems.

BenefitsIP Camera

Improved Camera Performance

With camera performance and image quality being the two most important factors for the school, the new Illustra Pro cameras give them the opportunity to cover all entry and exit points on campus and see critical details in areas with no sunlight. The strong integration between exacqVision VMS software and Illustra cameras simplified the deployment and optimized the performance. exacqVision automatically discovers cameras and addresses in exacqVision with EasyConnect.

exacqVision EasyConnect

Reduced Hardware Expenses

exacqVision recorders with Kantech Onboard reduce the hardware expenses and amount of rack space needed with the access control system pre-loaded on the network video recorder. The recorder came pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system software at no additional cost.  With the integration of access control and video into one system, they were able to improve response time to critical alarms and events. With exacqVision CameraLinks, school operators can quickly access the most needed commands from live view and further search video evidence associated with entry and exit points.

“The installation went absolutely seamlessly. We prewired extra IT points where cameras were going to be and when it came time to connect everything to the network, they were snapped in and up and working right away. It was a great experience.”
– David Butterfield
Estates and Contracts Manager
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

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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