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Allegion launches all-new ISONAS Pure IP access control solution to UK market

Security and fire safety products developer Allegion UK has launched the ISONAS Pure IP family of access control solutions in the UK. The underlying idea is that ISONAS believes access control belongs on the network and should have the ability to be managed from anywhere across an unlimited number of facilities. That’s precisely why ISONAS created Pure IP access control hardware.

Patented reader controllers eliminate the need for cumbersome control panels at every door, removing complex wiring and power supplies and meaning that this solution is simple to install. By dint of using standard category cabling, installation time is significantly reduced making it the ideal choice for integrators and their end users.ISONASAccessControlCommenting on the launch, Trevor Ball (business development manager for Allegion UK and Ireland) stated: “Since Allegion’s acquisition of ISONAS last year, the latter is generating a huge amount of interest in the UK market. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of ISONAS is the ability to manage and administer devices across the globe. The ability to programme the system centrally and manage many different remote sites is an intrinsic benefit. This singular advantage is one of the reasons why many customers are choosing to invest in ISONAS Pure IP access control. With the flexibility, scaleability and accessibility of ISONAS, I’m certain that this is the future of access control.”

Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy enables a given door to be configured directly from smart phones and tablets. This permits them to be installed, managed and monitored remotely from one single device. Pure IP hardware also eliminates the need for a physical card, allowing organisations to efficiently manage an unlimited number of credentials and access control in real-time.

ISONAS’ access control solutions allow businesses to use their existing security network to bring intelligent decision-making to the forefront and embrace an open platform with both an API for third party software integrations and an SDK for integration of the patented Pure IP hardware.

*Full details of the ISONAS Pure IP access control solutions can be found at: www.isonas.com/

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Evolution adds Jamie Grainger to sales support team

Jamie Grainger has joined the sales support team at Evolution, the integrated fire and security solutions business, to provide dedicated account management and customer support for the company’s clients across the UK.

Grainger arrives at Evolution with more than five years of sales experience gained by working in the security and access control sectors. Most recently, he worked for an international technology company as a project sales specialist, focusing on all-round system design and project management.

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Jamie Grainger

Grainger believes it’s an exciting time to be joining Evolution. He told Risk Xtra: “The business continues to grow and expand, winning some large projects and clients across the UK and Ireland as well as in Europe. I’m keen to learn as much as I can from the team and contribute to driving further growth for the business by providing dedicated account management and support to our customers.”

Richard Lambert, managing director at Evolution, added: “I’m pleased to welcome Jamie to the team. He has a solid foundation of knowledge in the industry and will provide a valuable additional contact and resource for our clients.”

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ONVIF focuses on common specifications for smart solutions at SiX 2019

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is going to be represented at the inaugural SiX (a new industry event for the security sector focused on growing security installation businesses and recognising smarter approaches towards security itself). Organised by Pro-Activ Publications (the publisher of PSI, Benchmark, Risk Xtra and The Paper), the event will be held on 5-6 November at EventCity in Manchester.

In a seminar entitled ‘The Importance of Common Specifications for Smart Solutions’, Per Björkdahl (chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee) will discuss how ONVIF specifications provide a common interface for video and access control products, allowing hardware from different manufacturers to work together. This results in simplified and streamlined integrations tailored to individual end user needs. This session will be part of the ‘Benchmark: Creating Smart Solutions’ learning track where each seminar is chaired by Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor of Risk Xtra and The Paper.

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“We’re looking forward to the opportunity of sharing with installers and integrators the detail of how ONVIF could be the key to them maximising the impact of the latest innovations in today’s solutions,” said Björkdahl. “At the end of the day, the security industry is working to make people safe in the most efficient way possible. ONVIF provides the groundwork to do exactly this by enabling security professionals to create Best of Breed solutions for end users, regardless of the manufacturer.”

SiX is a security event created specifically with the needs of system integrators and security installers in mind. The event provides attendees with access to forward-thinking manufacturers who can support them through the entire integration process: designing, specifying and implementing systems and solutions that deliver value for end users.
 
Founded in 2008, ONVIF is driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organisation has a global member base of established camera, video management system and access control companies and more than 13,000 Profile-conformant products.

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ONVIF offers Profile S for basic streaming video, Profile G for edge storage and retrieval, Profile C for door control and event management, Profile Q for quick installation, Profile A for access control configuration and Profile T for advanced video streaming.

The organisation continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF-conformant products can provide. Further information about ONVIF-conformant products, including member companies and their conformant models, is available on the ONVIF website at www.onvif.org

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ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control to exhibit latest access control solutions at SiX 2019

ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control will be exhibiting its latest security and integrated access control technology at SiX 2019. The show – which is organised by Pro-Activ Publications (publisher of Risk Xtra, PSI and Benchmark as well as The Paper) and runs at EventCity in Manchester from 5-6 November – is the UK’s only trade event dedicated to serving the ever-changing needs of security integrators and installers.

ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control will be exhibiting on Stand B8 alongside Abloy and HKC, highlighting the efficiency and ease-of-installation of its innovative access control solutions.

Among the products on show will be the eCLIQ, CLIQ Go, SMARTair and Aperio solutions, as well as the company’s electro-mechanical offering.

eCLIQ: the key to electronic locking

eCLIQ is a fully electronic key management system that delivers flexible and secure master key management to businesses, in turn solving key control concerns. The compact eCLIQ locking cylinder offers the highest levels of security. Featuring the widest range of different cylinder types, the system’s designed for every kind of use, from company entrance gates to securing alarm systems, lifts, doors and cabinets.

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eCLIQ also helps solve the issue of lost keys, with end users able to update access authorisations when required. It’s easy to install, too, with no drilling required, and also offers a maintenance-free solution for up to 200,000 cycles.

As such, eCLIQ is “the only master key system a building will ever need”.

CLIQ Go: access control at your fingertips

CLIQ Go is a fully electronic locking system based on the highly successful and efficient CLIQ technology. The CLIQ Go app provides a high level of security and data protection, enabling control over building security from a mobile device. The flexibility of key management on offer here is said to be “unrivalled” when it comes to master keying for building security.

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CLIQ Go provides both security installers and business owners alike with the capability to manage access control on the go. This end solution is achieved via a quick installation that requires no waiting at the door. Operators can also easily revoke access rights via the CLIQ Go app, thereby minimising the risk of lost keys.

SMARTair: easy access control

SMARTair is a wireless online or offline fully scaleable access control system that keeps end users in touch with who enters the building and where and when they do so, ensuring complete control of site security.

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Also presented at SiX 2019 will be the new mobile app Openow, which becomes a smart phone’s secure virtual credential.

Aperio: cost-effective, integrated access control without wires

Aperio enables mechanical locks to be wirelessly linked to an access control system in a convenient and cost-effective way. With products meeting BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125 standards, Aperio can help schools, universities and commercial environments cut energy costs, reduce the time and money spent on maintenance and help deliver a flexible access control solution that can be easily adapted and updated when needed.

Part of the Aperio range, the new H100 door handle will also be on display. Packing the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim and cleverly designed door handle, the Aperio H100 offers easy retrofitting to almost any interior door. It integrates seamlessly with all the existing Aperio integrations and can work within an online access control system or offline as a standalone device.

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David Hodgkiss, director of access control for ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group, said: “SiX is an ideal platform to showcase our cutting-edge technologies and solutions for security installers and integrators. We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the event. Our latest solutions allow installers to specify products that meet the challenges of a world in which security threats are increasingly widespread and complex. They form an unrivalled range that’s used around the world: one-in-ten lock and security installations use our solutions globally. We look forward to welcoming all visitors to the show at Stand B8.”

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Johnson Controls releases CEM Systems DCM 400 four-door intelligent encrypted IP controller

Johnson Controls has announced the introduction of the CEM Systems DCM 400 four-door intelligent encrypted IP controller. It’s an intelligent controller which provides a secure and cost-effective solution for the bi-directional control of up to four doors.

The DCM 400 is designed to directly interface with CEM Systems AC2000 access control system (v10.2 and higher) and Wiegand or CEM Systems approved and supplied Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP v2) smart card readers.

Using powerful 32-bit processors, the DCM 400 gives full offline verification and decision making at the point of entry, with a local cardholder database of up to 500,000 cards and storage of up to 80,000 offline events designed to ensure improved communications and response at the door.

The DCM 400 contains a number of features to improve ease of installation and maintenance. These include an LCD display and a 12-character keypad to allow configuration and troubleshooting directly on the board.

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A graphical overlay wiring guide and spare network points on the DCM 400 allow for local access to diagnostic web pages. The enclosure has been designed with a removable door for ease of access, an increased number of punch-outs (20 mm and 25 mm) and cable tie points for improved cable management options.

Smart power features include automatic detection of 10.5 V DC to 28 V DC power supplies. This simplifies installation without the need for jumper-links or configuration.

The DCM 400 dashboard web page, which can be accessed locally and remotely, provides end users’ installers with improved troubleshooting, monitoring and configuration of the DCM 400 and any equipment that’s connected to it.

The DCM 400 is also a future-proof solution for those who wish to migrate from Wiegand readers to more secure OSDP v2 readers. Both can be supported on the same 400 unit.

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Delta Security installs integrated security solution at Grasmere Primary School

Delta Security – a specialist in automated, high-security solutions – has installed an integrated access control and IP-based HD CCTV system at Grasmere Primary School to enhance security for students and streamline access for teachers and visitors.

Local to Delta Security, the Hackney-based school had been relying on security systems and processes that were not integrated. Large numbers of keys were required for the safe management of the school.

Nick Mallender, head teacher at Grasmere Primary School, stated: “The organisation of the keys and systems gave our site manager additional work and avoidable stress.”

Mallender approached Delta Security after having worked with the company in a previous role. “In addition to my experience, speaking with other head teachers it was clear that Delta Security has a reputation for providing ‘The Gold Standard’ of security to schools in the area.”

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Delta Security specified a Salto access control system that enables school officials to print colour photograph ID cards that also work as access control cards. Each ID access card is programmed according to the employee or visitors’ access authorisation and ID cards can be deleted at the touch of a button should they be lost or stolen.

Working hand-in-hand with the access control ID card system is an IP-based HD CCTV system that provides visual confirmation of who has accessed the site and when.

“It has transformed security on the site,” observed Mallender. “In addition to knowing who on site is meant to be there, we can also protect our confidential documents by restricting access to their location. The CCTV is also much more comprehensive, giving us access to high-quality footage when required.”

Delta Security pre-issued ID cards to employees before works began at the end of the school holidays. Essential to Mallender was ensuring the chosen system was user-friendly. “When implementing change that affects all staff and visitors it’s vital that everyone feels comfortable with how it all works. Dave Mundy, Delta’s managing director, gave comprehensive training and I’m confident that everyone can take ownership of the new system.”

Commitment to the community

Grasmere Primary School is home to approximately 240 students. It prides itself on being highly inclusive for children with medical and special educational needs and has a commitment to local community, the arts and innovative teaching methods.

“We now feel we’ve brought our security system in line with the innovative culture of our school,” concluded Mallender. “I would not hesitate in recommending Delta Security to other schools. Both Dave his and the team of engineers’ communication was second to none, making the installation process absolutely seamless.”

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AlproMAX7 mechanical mortice deadlocks secure maximum rating

Alpro, the independent supplier of door access control and hardware, has launched a new range of ultra-secure mechanical mortice deadlocks designated the AlproMAX7.

Independently tested under extreme physical attack by test and certification house Element Materials Technology, the AlproMAX7 complies with BS EN 12209, the most stringent British and European Standard for mechanically-operated locks, latches and locking plates.

The AlproMAX7 has been tested to the most stringent classification regarding security, Grade 7, which is denoted as ‘very high security with drill resistance’. As well as being tested to withstand a side load of up to 10 kilonewtons, the new locks were subject to a five-minute constant attack with a drill.

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The most likely sources of attack are would-be intruders armed with hand-held tools and cordless drills. The drill-resistant and completely sealed case on the AlproMAX7 means that, even if the door were attacked with a drill, it prevents access to the internal mechanism of the lock. With an upgraded cylinder and an external escutcheon, intruders would also be unable to attack from the most commonly used angle.

Evaluation of the new lock at the testing facility also included salt spray testing, function during temperature changes and durability testing.

Products tested to British and European Standards provide greater durability, longer warranty periods, peace of mind and evidence of professional specification.

Alpro is offering a seven-year manufacturer’s guarantee with this product.

The AlproMAX7 offers fabricators and engineers 30 mm and 40 mm backset options and has been designed to retrofit existing hook locks without any modification to the lock, door or frame.

Peter Keen, sales director at Alpro, explained: “Alpro has invested significantly in R&D to realise the AlproMAX7. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers and end users an increased level of door security and the peace of mind that goes with it.”

Keen added: “While the AlproMAX7 fills a void in high-security, mission-critical applications, its price and features are also finding favour in other applications. Furthermore, we believe we’re the only manufacturer to have an independently tested Europrofile cylinder mechanical deadlock that complies with BS EN 12209 Grade 7.”

The AlproMAX7 is specifically designed for aluminium and steel doors for the commercial market.

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