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Nortech strengthens business partnership with Nedap

After a strong start to 2018, access control specialist Nortech has once again been recognised as a certified partner of Nedap for long-range identification.

Following the presentation of the certification at this year’s Intertraffic exhibition, Nortech’s managing director Stephen Blackler commented: “Nortech is proud to be part of the Certified Partner Programme as it shows the company’s commitment and ability with Nedap’s long-range identification products as part of our vehicle access solutions.”

Having been part of the certified programme since 2010, Nortech recently visited Intertraffic 2018 in Amsterdam to support Nedap and cement its relationship with its distributors and the many contacts the company has in the traffic industry. During the show, Nedap presented its leading smart parking and vehicle identification solutions to the market, including its TRANSIT, uPASS and ANPR readers for long-range identification.

In addition to its ongoing long-range identification partnership, Nedap has recently visited Nortech at the company’s Cwmbran headquarters to give technical training on its long-range products to Nortech’s technical support team. Intensive training ensures that Nortech staff can provide in-depth support to its customers on Nedap products.

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With many years’ experience in the automatic vehicle identification business, Nortech knows that offering the best quality equipment and the right equipment for the job will avoid potential problems at a later juncture.

Nortech works with Nedap to offer free tailored training courses that discuss the technologies involved and how and where to apply them plus guidance on correct installation with practical hands-on training.

Nedap’s safe, secure and efficient technology is both cost-effective and convenient and can easily be applied to parking and security applications. For these reasons and many more, the popular uPASS Target has recently been nominated as a finalist in the PSI Premier Awards 2018.

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Nedap shows latest innovation in cyber-secured access control at Milestone Systems’ Integration Expo

Nedap is playing a key role at Milestone Systems’ Integration Expo event on Tuesday 12 September in Daventry as it shows its AEOS end-to-end security solution.  The free-to-attend event affords delegates a unique opportunity to see how integrated solutions are developed, and will bring together installers, developers, integrators and specially-selected Milestone Alliance Partners including Nedap (Milestone Systems’ New Solution Partner of the Year).

In dedicated sessions throughout the day, Nedap will describe its collaborative approach with a ‘Best of Breed’ partner, namely Milestone. Delegates will have the opportunity to see first-hand how the integration between Nedap’s AEOS and the Milestone X-Protect Access Plug-In allows end users to enjoy the features of an advanced access control system inside the Milestone VMS environment. This allows operators to exchange cardholder information, monitor entrances, manage alarms and perform full video verification, all in one integrated system.

“As Milestone’s New Solution Partner of the Year, NEDAP is thrilled to be involved in Milestone’s Integration Expo,” said Jeroen Harmsen, director of product management for NEDAP Security Management. “We look forward to showing delegates how innovative access control solutions can drive opportunities for their businesses.”

NedapDigitalDoorCrucially, Nedap’s AEOS end-to-end solution provides end-to-end security, a key requirement given increasing concerns about connecting devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). An open platform is essential if all the information between IoT-connected devices is to be processed and shared with other systems.

While any system that connects to the Internet will imply a high security risk, Nedap’s solution effectively manages the risk of cyber attacks. By encrypting all communication between a card, the controller and the server, security is ensured at every level of the access control system: from the level of the door to the very core of the AEOS system.

Card readers have no role in decrypting data, for example, so secure communication between card and controller is guaranteed.

Digital certificates, meanwhile, are stored in the same Secure Access Module, in turn ensuring secure communication between controller and server.

For the first time in the market, AEOS end-to-end security offers protection against both physical and digital threats and limits the risks of attack.

More information on the end-to-end security assured by Nedap’s AEOS can be found in this video: http://www.nedapsecurity.com/news/end-end-security-helps-customers-secure-their-network

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Milestone Systems highlights “world-leading performance” and Partner Community at IFSEC International

At IFSEC International 2017, Milestone Systems will be showcasing high-performance security solutions based on open platform technology, strategic partnerships and value propositions from the Milestone Partner Community.

On show at Milestone’s Stand E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. For their part, Milestone’s technology partners (more of whom anon) will be showcasing integrated solutions.

Visitors to ExCeL will have the first chance to see Milestone’s two new products, namely XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+. These solutions introduce connectivity, adaptability and extendability, and particularly so for those installations in the small and medium-sized arenas.

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“Milestone Systems is much more than a VMS manufacturer,” stated said Raziel Bareket, director for North and South Europe at Milestone Systems. “We’re a business enabler thanks to our community approach. At IFSEC 2017, we’re not only showcasing our 12 technology partners, but also the highest-performing solutions in the industry.”

Milestone Partner Community

The Partner Community is essential to Milestone’s business strategy. A strong partner presence on Milestone’s booth at the show is an illustration of that commitment.

A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown, encompassing everything from advanced storage solutions right through to video analytics on the edge.

  • Araani: Video Smoke Detection for Critical Environments
    Araani’s smart video analytics make it possible to detect smoke and other dangers in critical environments at a very early stage.
  • Edesix: Body-Worn Video Solutions
    Edesix is set to shows its flagship product series VideoBadge, a body-worn video system often styled as an ID card holder and characterised by simple operation, footage encryption and wire-free design.
  • Nedap: Access Control with No End of Life
    With AEOS Access Control, authorisations are allocated to individuals not cards, in turn rendering this an easy access control system to manage. End users can configure everyone’s profile centrally, while their cards update automatically.
  • Oncam: Experts in 360° and Wide-Angle Video
    Oncam’s sole focus is on 360-degree smart IP video, all the while working with partners to deliver high-value business solutions for end user customers that leverage Oncam’s award-winning technology.

Other Milestone Community Partners present at IFSEC 2017 will include:

  • Agent VI: Comprehensive video analytics solutions
  • CNL: Complete integrated situation management
  • Digital Barriers: EdgeVis live wireless real-time video
  • Ipsotek: Intelligent video content analytics for challenging environments
  • Siklu: Millimeter wave wireless connectivity
  • Southwest Microwave: Integrated perimeter protection solutions
  • Venzo Secure: Next generation of high-performance computing and IoT

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Nedap serves as co-founder of Open Security Standard Association

Nedap has recently co-founded the Open Security Standard (OSS) Association which is concentrated on developing open security standards and also includes European industry leaders ACS, Assa Abloy, Datasec, Deister, dorma+kaba group, primion, Uhlmann & Zacher and Zugang GmbH among its contingent members. 

The OSS’ initial focus is to develop a standard for offline locks called the OSS Standard Offline. It’s an open interoperability standard for ‘Data on Card’ offline access control systems.

The purpose of the Standard Offline is to ensure that end user customers can seamlessly combine the online and offline components of their own choice within one integrated access control solution.

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There are many different offline electronic locks available on the market. Offline locks are not connected by a cable to an access control system, but work autonomously powered on a battery. Access rights are read from a compatible card, written by an access control system such as Nedap’s own AEOS which instructs a lock to be unlocked or locked accordingly.

Until recently, each offline lock and access control manufacturer adopted its own approach towards reading and writing cards. With the OSS Standard Offline, locks from different manufacturers read and interpret the access rights from a card in a uniformed way.

Customers installing offline locks into access control systems with OSS Standard Offline compatibility are guaranteed interoperability.

Assa Abloy, Nedap and Zugang GmbH were formerly members of the SOAA e.g (also a standard for offline locks). They joined forces within the Open Security Standard Association to achieve what deem to be “a more powerful and professional” co-operation.

The OSS Standard Offline is completely compatible with the SOAA Standard.

*Visit http://www.oss-association.com for further information

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Nedap Identification Systems announces first companies to join Certified Partner Program

Nedap – one of the leading specialists in vehicle identification and detection technology for security, parking and traffic – has announced that the first group of partners is now officially certified according to the guidelines relating to the Certified Partner Program that was introduced at the end of last year.

Nedap Identification Systems developed a dedicated partner program for the Long-Range Identification, Wireless Vehicle Detection and Smart City Access product lines. The Certified Partner Program allows partners to be recognised as a committed Nedap partner. Moreover, they obtain access to benefits related to this program, such as additional sales tools, marketing resources, combined marketing opportunities and additional access to technical information and training related to specific products.

The three certification programs are as follows:

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Long-Range Identification

Relates to Nedap systems that offer fast, secure and convenient identification of vehicles and people in and around buildings and sites.

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Wireless Vehicle Detection

Relates to Nedap wireless sensors that gather real-time parking status information from outdoor parking spaces.

  • Nedap Certified Partner for Smart City Access

Relates to vehicle access control systems specifically designed to restrict traffic in designated areas in city centres, such as shopping areas and historical centres.

Nedap's Certified Partner Program has its first group of companies in place

Nedap’s Certified Partner Program has its first group of companies in place

Recognised as committed partners

A Nedap Certified Partner is a qualified representative with adequate knowledge and skills related to the planning, installation and implementation of Nedap  products. They show commitment to the Nedap brand and provide high quality technical support to customers in one of the three sectors.

The first group of Nedap Certified Partners include:

  • Long-Range Identification: AAM Systems (Russia), Identity Warehouse (South Africa), Nortech Controls (United Kingdom) and IDelcon (Spain)
  • Wireless Vehicle Detection: AAM Systems (Russia), AGK (Ireland), Flow (Belgium), Vialis (Netherlands), IDelcon (Spain), Infracontrol (Sweden), Traffic Technologie Système (France) and IPSens (United States)
  • Smart City Access: ST&D and BAM Infratechniek Mobiliteit (Netherlands)

“We’re extremely proud to announce this first group of partners that have chosen to become certified and recognised,” explained Maarten Mijwaart, general manager of Nedap Identification Systems. “Most of these partners have worked with us for many years. We are very happy that we can finally offer them the opportunity to be recognised for their loyalty, commitment and hard work designed to promote and successfully install our products. Furthermore, this also creates good opportunities for the end users of our products. It will now be easier to identify those vendors that have a proven track record in building successful installations with our products. In the upcoming months more committed business partners are expected to be certified.”

For more information on Nedap’s partners and information on the Partner Program visit: http://www.nedapidentification.com/partner-portal.html

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Nedap responds to market demand by using software and open standards in security solutions

Nedap is responding directly to new challenges in the security arena by dint of deploying software components in security systems. These challenges arise from changing laws and regulations and also increasing external threats, such as those posed by online hackers. In view of these changes, security managers are being forced to deal with a completely new reality.

During Security Essen 2014, Nedap demonstrated how security systems may be directly adjusted to meet new requirements in the field of security thanks to the modification of software. Together with other opinion leaders in the industry, Nedap also considered the question of how to respond to new and developing market trends. Open standards and new software solutions play a crucial role in this regard.

“The security world is constantly changing, and new laws and regulations can have a major impact on the design of security systems,” explained Ruben Wegman, CEO at Nedap. “The number of threats a security system must offer protection against is also constantly increasing. This presents a difficult situation given that systems are based on hardware and therefore both fixed and closed in nature.”

Wegman continued: “These systems cannot adapt to the new reality of the security manager. The only way to solve this issue is with software. Software modifications not only allow the end user to respond flexibly to current requirements, but also to new security issues that may arise in the future.”

Nedap's stand at Security Essen 2014

Nedap’s stand at Security Essen 2014

At Security Essen, Nedap demonstrated that it’s possible to respond easily to existing and future requirements by separating hardware and software. For example, by offering anti-passback as a software component, the security system can be adjusted directly to changing rules without any alterations necessary in terms of the hardware. Anti-passback ensures that an individual cannot re-enter a building using an access badge unless the badge has first left the building. This prevents the access badge from being given to other people.

Open standards for more flexibility

The use of open standards can also result in greater flexibility for host organisations. For example, SOAA – the open standard for electronic offline locks – provides organisations with greater choice when it comes to such locks in addition to a more secure system.

Until recently, it was hardly possible to combine multiple electronic offline locks from different suppliers into a single access control system. However, this is a requirement for many large European companies who indicate that they will no longer be investing in such locks until there’s some form of standardisation.

Companies including Assa Abloy, Uhlman & Zacher and Nedap used Security Essen as a platform to show what the SOAA standard means in practice. The open standard allows companies to easily integrate different brands of offline locks, meaning that end users can now choose the product that best fits their bespoke needs. This provides the host company with freedom of choice and saves costs as the end user will no longer be tied to one supplier.

The combination of open standards and software-based solutions enables companies to build on their current security system without having to constantly purchase, install and commission completely new solutions.

Ultimately, end user customers need partners who can help them make a risk-free investment, and who will act as an advisor and keep them informed about new developments. Effective collaboration between suppliers is also important, partly to avoid integration problems. A perfect example of this is the integration of the new Axis A1001 Door Controller with Nedap’s AEOS security management software.

Watch a video http://vimeo.com/108207483 recorded at Essen and featuring thought leaders discussing new trends and challenges in the security sector.

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Nedap provides social hub at IFSEC International 2014 to engage new ideas and solve challenges

Nedap Security Management – developer and manufacturer of AEOS, the first software-based security management platform – is collaborating with different security professionals at IFSEC International 2014 to solve security challenges faced by practising professionals.

Security experts such as prominent security consultants and physical security managers from leading organisations will be collaborating with Nedap in order to share their knowledge and experience with visitors during the show, which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 June.

Visitors are invited to discuss and find answers to their security challenges at Nedap’s social hub on Stand E1450. Find out more at: http://www.nedapsecurity.com/securitychallenge

“IFSEC International is a social event for security professionals to meet, find new ideas and solve challenges and that’s exactly what we’ll be offering,” explained Daryn Flynn, Nedap’s country manager for the UK.

In addition to answering questions and sharing their knowledge, prominent security experts from Perpetuity Research & Consultancy International, Atkins Consultants, CHQ Consultants, Canon and Assa Abloy will be hosting seminars on the stand to discuss current challenges in the security world (including the convergence of IT and physical security and the value of security to the host business).

AEOS Security Management Platform on display

At IFSEC International 2014, Nedap Security Management will demonstrate the world’s first software-based security management platform: AEOS.

AEOS uses generic controllers which can accommodate functionality for access control, intrusion detection, video management and locker management via software. This unique AEOS architecture allows for one truly integrated, flexible platform instead of drivers linking separate servers and systems.

The new AEOS 3.1 application builds on the usability of AEOS, giving a unified design while keeping in mind the different users. From the Configuration and Maintenance application to the Identity and Authorisation interface, AEOS maps to the way people actually work.

This also applies to AEOS Surveillance. The renewed web application affords end users a clear overview at all times. This clarity reduces the chance of mistakes, while also increasing security and responsiveness.

“The response to AEOS 3.0 has been incredible, and we’re excited for clients to experience the new AEOS 3.1 with a clear and consistent design for all applications,” explained Arjan Bouter, Nedap’s director of sales. “Our clients need to protect their people, property, intellectual assets and reputation. With AEOS 3.1, we believe customers can focus on what is most important – a secure environment.”

The new 3.1 application will be demonstrated at IFSEC International, showing visitors the possibilities for managing access control, intrusion detection, video management and locker management on one single platform within one single application.

A team of Nedap experts will be available on Stand E1450 to meet with visitors and answer any questions.

About Nedap Security Management

Nedap Security Management is focused on developing technological solutions that make day-to-day business easier. That’s why the company designs solutions to fit customers’ needs rather than offering predefined systems.

This customer-focused approach resulted in the development of the first software-based security management platform – AEOS. It’s the only fully integrated security management solution that combines access control, video management and intrusion detection on one platform.

AEOS can adapt and evolve with the growth and changes of a company as it’s an open, software-based platform using generic controllers. This makes AEOS more flexible, future-proof and easier to use than any other security solution.

World-renowned companies use it more than 37 million times a day for security and building management and controlling people flow.

More information about Nedap Security Management can be found online at: http://www.nedapsecurity.com and via Twitter (@nedapaeos)

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