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Biometric credentials added to Inner Range’s access control solutions

Inner Range’s access control customers can now benefit from biometric credentials thanks to a new partnership initiated with biometric technology company Zwipe. The new service, which uses clients’ existing card readers, is one of several intelligent integrations that Inner Range will be demonstrating at a free Integration Showcase on April 24 at its European headquarters near Reading.

Other integrators at the event include Morse Watchmans, which combines key locker control and asset management systems with Inner Range’s security solutions, as well as Stentofon (which offers intelligent intercom solutions via Inner Range software).

Tim Northwood, general manager of Inner Range Europe, said: “Integration is at the heart of what we do. Our products allow clients to control access to all manner of places, spaces, systems and products at the local, national and even global levels. Our new partnership with Zwipe is the latest in a long and ever-increasing line of integrations designed to help our customers better control their buildings and systems and streamline their processes. We very much hope that our Integration Showcase will highlight the options and sophistication available with our products and afford potential new clients the opportunity to see them in action.”

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The new partnership with Zwipe means that Inner Range’s clients can add fingerprint data to credentials and, crucially, continue to use their existing card readers. They don’t need to buy costly new readers. The system can employ Inner Range’s encrypted Sifer readers and only stores the biometric data on the card rather than in a central database.

Morse Watchmans will be demonstrating how its key control system can integrate with Inner Range products to strengthen security, ensure personnel safety and restrict movement if necessary, as well as improve reporting compliance and reducing damage and resulting lost productivity.

Stentofon will showcase how its intercom solutions integrate with Inner Range products to enable clients ‘to hear, be heard and understood, every time’ by providing interactive graphical representations, status and controls across multiple sites.

 

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Biometric recognition solutions specialist ievo produces new set of product videos

ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, has just launched a new set of product videos aimed primarily at installation partners to help explain to customers the unique benefits and functionality of its readers.

Ash Westgate, ievo’s marketing manager, commented: “In essence, they’re a set of marketing and sale aids for our installers to help showcase specific aspects of our readers and systems. We wanted to show clients and customers the readers performing and functioning with some of the hazards that our solutions can overcome.”

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The readers can be installed to work with a variety of access points such as turnstiles, barriers and doors, etc. They integrate with existing access control systems from well-known manufacturers such as Paxton, Stanley, Honeywell and Nortech.

The access system can be customised with a variety of options depending on requirements to provide a deeper level of security using non-infringed biometric data.

*The ievo product videos are available to view at https://www.youtube.com/user/ievoreader

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ASSA ABLOY UK relaunches Foundations Plus training course for security professionals

Access control solutions specialist ASSA ABLOY UK has relaunched its popular Foundations Plus course, which covers minimum performance standards, Dynamic Lockdown and the Construction Products Regulation.

The Foundations training course covers the majority of standards applicable to doorsets – from hinges through to door selectors – and helps delegates to understand the needs of a door, from its location within the building to the purpose the door must fulfil.

The Foundations Plus course represents an advanced add-on to the basic Foundations course, going one step further in educating delegates on industry terminology. This provides attendees with the knowledge to specify products that are suitable for both the application and door type.

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The course covers the locking and escape requirements for access control electric locking in both retrofit and new build applications, in turn ensuring a safe and secure solution. Enrolment on the Foundations Plus course is subject to having successfully completed the Foundations course.

Pat Jefferies, commercial director at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “The first relaunched Foundations Plus course was successfully hosted at ASSA ABLOY UK’S headquarters on Friday 23 February, with a full house of customers and specifiers. The course uses the theory and knowledge gained from the basic Foundations course to ensure the correct specification of compliant electric locking solutions for access control doors. It provides an excellent link from the Foundations course to our more advanced training modules such as Electric Locking.”

Jefferies added: “Foundations and Foundations Plus can both be used to gain valuable Continuing Professional Development points, so we encourage anyone involved in the specification of doors and access control solutions, whether they’re an installer, a security manager, an end user or specifier, to be involved.”

*Foundations Plus course dates for 2018 are Friday 25 May, Friday 27 July and Friday 19 October. For further information or to book a place on one of the courses, visit www.abloy.co.uk/academy, call 01902 364 500 or e-mail: academy@abloy.co.uk

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ISM introduces all-new IP-based door entry and access control solutions range

Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM), a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of door entry and intercoms, has launched a new portfolio of IP-based solutions.

The range comprises a selection of outdoor panels and indoor monitors to target specifiers and M&E consultants considering door entry and access control products for new build developments and the refurbishments of apartment buildings.

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Grant Jenkins, who heads up ISM’s door entry division, has stated that the new products complement the existing Ultimate stable of intercoms and door entry equipment that are already well-established in the UK.

“There has already been a great deal of interest in not only the new IP Connect range as a standalone solution, but also how the solutions within can be integrated with our existing intercom and door entry products and the award-winning Genesys 2 Integrated Security Management System.”

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Paxton ranked 49th in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work For listing

Electronic IP access control and door entry systems specialist Paxton has been named as one of the UK’s top employers with its 49th placed ranking in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 listing.

The annual survey run by the ‘Best Companies’ organisation recognises those organisations and managers who genuinely value and respect their employees. Paxton is the only security manufacturer included on the prestigious list.

The ranking was achieved following direct feedback provided by Paxton employees covering key areas of leadership: My Manager, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Well-Being, Fair Deal and Giving Something Back.

Highlights from the employee survey provide an excellent insight into what it’s like to work at the company. 96% of staff believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company. 93% agree that the organisation is run on strong values and principles 90% of those taking part in the survey feel proud to work for Paxton.

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Commenting on the news, Adam Stroud (Paxton’s CEO) said: “We’re absolutely delighted to feature on this extremely prestigious list. This is the first time we have entered, so to appear at number 49 is a fantastic achievement. It’s a wonderful milestone in Paxton’s journey, embodying our ambition to be world-class in all that we do and encompassing everything from our products and services to our working environment. We’ve worked hard to develop a positive company culture and to support our staff on each step of their career with us. Due to rapid expansion and year-on-year business growth over the last two decades, three years has been the average time taken for Paxton to double in size. We’re now a sizeable company with over 300 employees. The incredible growth rate continues stronger than ever.”

Stroud concluded: “However, while hard work, focus, investment and a good strategy are essential to the success of the company, most important of all by a long way are the people that work for Paxton. I would like to personally thank all members of the Paxton team. They’ve been responsible for our success to date, and will continue to determine the extent of our future successes.”

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GJD enjoys inaugural appearance at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

GJD exhibited at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) for the first time this year, with the exhibition proving to be a great success for the company. The business introduced its TechSmart brand, which consists of IP-enabled precision perimeter motion sensors and LED illuminators.

GJD’s TechSmart range is well suited for a wide range of categories including smart buildings, security lighting and access control in the commercial sector.

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Mark Tibbenham, GJD’s managing director, commented: “Thank You to everyone who contributed to making ISE 2018 a success for GJD. We’re thrilled that we had lots of interest about our IP solutions. The exhibition was a great opportunity for us to meet new customers and demonstrate our product range. We’ve re-booked for next year and very much looking forward to exhibiting again.”

TechSmart is Control 4, Crestron and RTI-ready. The range is easily integrated with existing building management systems. Products can also be installed as stand-alone intelligent IP devices to enable custom integrators to create smart actions that suit specific end user customer requirements.

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Paxton announces inaugural recipients of new Scholarship Programme

Paxton, the global brand of electronic IP access control and door entry systems, has announced the first recipients of its new scholarship programme in conjunction with the University of Brighton.

Launched in November last year, the initiative offers the opportunity for students studying engineering and product design-related courses at the University of Brighton to win one of three scholarship places each worth £10,000 plus a three-month paid work placement with the company from July this year.

As part of the scholarship, the selected scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton that will then form the final year project of their degree course.

Last November, the company hosted a student open day at its new state-of-the-art facility, the Paxton Technology Centre, which was attended by over 100 students from the University of Brighton. The open day provided the students with the opportunity to learn more about the company and the application process, meet Paxton’s experts in product development and research and receive hands-on technology demonstrations of the company’s diverse product range.

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From those that applied, 16 students were then invited to an assessment day where they undertook a series of practical tasks and interviews. Following this, the successful three students were then selected. They are Yury Johnson (aged 20, who’s studying for a BEng in Electronics and Computing), Laurence Budd (aged 21, and who’s studying for a BSc in Computer Science) and Sam Innes (aged 20 and who’s also studying towards a BSc in Computer Science).

Commenting on the student programme, Adam Stroud (Paxton’s CEO) said: “I’d like to congratulate the three students that have secured the 2018 Paxton Scholarship. The Paxton Scholarship is a long-term initiative designed to ensure that we can secure the bright minds needed for the company’s continued success and prosperity. I’m thrilled at how the initiative was embraced by both the team at Paxton as well as the students and staff at the University of Brighton.”

Stroud continued: “We hope that the Paxton Scholarship will mean much more than just financial help for those students involved. Industry experience, without having to take a year out, will be invaluable to their development and help them to decide what career they wish to pursue. We also believe it will continue to highlight the diverse range of roles available within the security industry and the opportunities offered by a growing and exciting business sector.”

Sam Davies, the University of Brighton’s director of philanthropy and alumni engagement, stated: “Congratulations to the students and to Paxton for introducing this exciting and unique opportunity. We’re delighted to have partnered with Paxton in establishing this new scholarship programme which provides our students with access to the realities of the workplace and the challenges companies like Paxton face on a day-to-day basis.”

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