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Vanderbilt creates partner programme for installers and distributors

Global security system Vanderbilt has created a partner programme to help installers and distributors in areas such as training and marketing. After a series of acquisitions, Vanderbilt says it is in a position to consolidate the business and has made the development of customer and partner support programmes a priority. The company has called its programme Aspire.

Aspire s key theme is about a strong and mutually rewarding partnership between Vanderbilt and its customers. The programme is open to installers and distributors that do business directly with Vanderbilt, or via a certified distributor and is a major effort by Vanderbilt to broaden its service base and create long-term, incremental value for its partners, says Kim Loy, director of marketing. The Aspire programme has three membership levels, which are Registered, Silver, and Gold, with each attaining more benefits. The programme is focused on Vanderbilt s expertise in the security industry but is tailor-made for customers, including installers and distributors. These companies can benefit from accessing training tools. Vanderbilt is also enhancing the quality and capabilities of its support to serve installers. On the distribution side, the programme will also see Vanderbilt providing marketing, event support, lead generation, and sales incentives to give its customers an edge on competition. Loy adds: One of the exclusive benefits available to the programme s Gold partners is pre-launch access to information related to new Vanderbilt products. We are one of the only players in the market that can offer technology from all three security disciplines, access, intrusion and video on a global basis.

So, early access to any product development information can only improve a partner s possibility to gain in positioning and competitiveness. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 IFSEC International is taking place at Excel London, 20 22 June 2017, here are 5 reasons you should attend: Exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 brand new security solutions Network with over 27,000 security professionals Discounts of up to 30% exclusively for IFSEC 150 hours of seminars, workshops and keynote speeches A 1-2-1 meetings service to pre-book face to face meetings.

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TDSi and Litestar announce Singapore partnership

Asian markets UK-based integrated security products manufacturer TDSi has entered a partnership with Singaporean installer Litestar Technologies to increase its foothold in the region. Litestar supplies integrated electronic security systems to small and mid-sized firms, as well as multinationals and governments the Asia-Pacific region. John Davies, managing director of TDSi, says: Litestar is a premium security installation expert with considerable technical expertise and unrivalled local market knowledge This is a very exciting region to be involved with and we look forward to growing our business together.

Though Singapore is a mature market for access control, it remains lucrative and Litestar is confident there is scope for growing its market share with TDSi. Singapore is a fast-paced and cosmopolitan state undergoing plenty of change. TDSi s scalable products are well suited to the local market. In addition the company offers a wide range of access control products, which can integrate with third party systems, which allows Litestar to offer customers a fully integrated security offering. Litestar Technologies was established in 2007 by a group of security professionals with the aim of bringing world-class technologies in security to all its customers that also provide a good return on investment. Check out the latest security solutions from TDSi at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stands A1250 and B1250. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend?

Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people. Meet with leading access control suppliers, quiz them first hand on their latest products and see new technology in action.

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Vanderbilt to demonstrate SPC Connect and ACT365 at IFSEC 2017

Cloud-based solutions At IFSEC International 2017, being held 20-22 June in London s ExCeL, Vanderbilt will be exhibiting its cloud-based security products and services. Alongside Vanderbilt s access control, intrusion and video products, the company will also be demonstrating SPC Connect, which allows installers to monitor, manage, and maintain Vanderbilt SPC panels remotely from portable electronic devices including smartphones. Also on display will be ACT365, Vanderbilt s integrated access control and video management system, which allows for remote setup, servicing and support.

Both are cloud-based so the power, scalability and simplicity of the cloud can be leveraged for the delivery of new features. Joe Grillo, CEO of Vanderbilt, says: Having transformed other areas of business and industry, the cloud is now set to revolutionise the security industry. The cloud is the name given to computing functions and services hosted off-site. These tend to be provided as a service and can be accessed over any internet-enabled device. Market research firm IDC recently estimated that cloud services will grow 24% to $122 billion ( 94 billion) in 2017. Of this, software-as-a-service business applications, such as Vanderbilt s SPC Connect and ACT365, will attract 60% of all cloud spending. The cloud lets security installers set up, manage and maintain large, networked security systems remotely, so they can reduce site visits, saving time and money, by addressing service issues that can be resolved remotely instead. embedded content End-users benefit from a system that can be maintained more efficiently and reconfigured and adapted as their requirements change. Cloud-based security products and offerings from Vanderbilt help integrate core security functions such as access control, intrusion and video.

As an example, ACT365 allows remote verification of a building s visitor from real-time video images captured at the point of entry. Access can then be granted remotely. If a door is forced or an alarm is activated, ACT365 gives users immediate recall and locates recorded footage of the incident. This eliminates time and effort traditionally required to match up times on different security systems and sift through camera footage to locate an incident. Borrowing from the pay-as-you-go model common to most cloud services, Vanderbilt s cloud-based solutions are affordable and offer flexibility for growing organisations. Vanderbilt is sharing its expertise in cloud-based security solutions in a presentation called Cloud on the Horizon: Are you prepared? that will address a range of topics and provide advice for those seeking to integrate their security needs with cloud computing. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225.

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HID Global expands IoT services for asset management and equipment monitoring

access control HID Global has added item management to its location services and has launched new condition monitoring services that analyse equipment performance. The new additions extend the company s portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) offerings for organisations. HID location services for item management monitor the location and movement of assets and equipment across different locations or in a specific area, to help combat asset theft.

The condition monitoring services provide real-time analysis of equipment performance and health. Potential end-users include hospitals, factories and industrial firms. Optimise equipment efficiency Every day, organisations seek to address pressing concerns around the misuse, tampering or theft of assets, as well as unforeseen equipment downtime. HID s latest solutions make it possible to quickly locate items, provide valuable equipment data to optimise equipment efficiency, plus react quickly to critical events or instantly know when equipment fails, says Mark Robinton, director of strategic innovation at HID Global. The HID Location Services capabilities can quickly locate items, ranging from ladders and carts, to emergency hospital equipment. The technology also provides predictive analysis to forecast the future location of an item in environments, such as manufacturing or hospital floors, airports, or shopping centres. In many instances an item s location can impact workforce safety. Facility managers can use geo-fences to easily deploy alerts by establishing policies that monitor incoming vehicles, hazardous materials or dangerous equipment in multiple locations. HID conditioning monitoring services provide predictive analysis for ensuring the optimal performance of vending machines, conveyor belts, heating and cooling systems, medical and other equipment.

The technology can help reduce operations and maintenance costs. Accurate predicted failures of components can allow repairs and replacements to be scheduled in at suitable times, reducing down time. Bluvision, part of HID Global, is supplying the new offerings, which are based on a common platform that leverage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and include HID s Bluzone cloud service, Bluetooth beacons and BluFi gateways. HID Global are exhibiting at IFSEC International, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1250. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people.

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FT ranks Paxton as one of Europe s fastest growing companies

FT1000 Paxton CEO Adam Stroud UK-headquartered provider of electronic IP access control and door entry systems Paxton Group has been ranked in the FT1000, the Financial Times compilation of Europe s fastest growing companies. The league table, which the FT publishes with Statista, lists the thousand firms in Europe that have gained the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015. Paxton was established in 1985 by Tony Ratcliffe, who is the company s chairman.

The firm, which is headquartered in Brighton in East Sussex, employs over 300 people. The business includes international sales offices. Paxton makes all its products locally at its factory in Eastbourne, also in East Sussex, and exports to over 60 countries. Over our 32-year history, we have grown from a small Sussex-based company into a truly global business. Paxton CEO Adam Stroud Growth plans include a turnover goal of 100 million by 2020. This summer Paxton plans to open a 29,000 sq ft. technology centre alongside the head office, as part of investment in product innovation and development. Adam Stroud, CEO of Paxton, says: Over our 32-year history, we have grown from a small Sussex-based company into a truly global business. We continue to enjoy significant international expansion which last year, included our move into Scandinavia, supplementing our existing European operations in Benelux, Germany and France.

Paxton invests in the free training and education of its global installer base. The company s products are adapted to cater for the regional differences in different global economies. However they are designed with simplicity in mind to ensure easy installation, deployment and maintenance. All products sold are backed by the company s local technical support and five-year guarantee. Find out about Paxton s latest launch, the new Net2 Entry Touch panel from Paxton: smart, simple door entry with a premium touch. Be one of the first to see the Net2 Entry Touch panel by visiting the Paxton stand (D850) at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL). Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018.

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New Net2 Entry Touch panel from Paxton: smart, simple door entry with a premium touch

The Net2 Entry Touch panel is the latest addition to Paxton s intuitive range of door entry solutions. The advanced functionality and simple operation of the new touch panel means installers can now offer their customers a premium security option as part of the Net2 Entry range. The Net2 Entry Touch panel comes with a quality 7-inch, colour screen and new premium features, including personalisation using your own images and logo.

The product s stylish design plus excellent build quality has also seen it awarded two prestigious design awards; 2017 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Building Technology category and the Red Dot: Product Design Award 2017. These global award schemes recognise excellence in design across a variety of product categories. Smart, simple user interface Straightforward and easy to navigate with dynamic search functionality Quick visual recognition for visitors by adding contact images and logos Suitable for more sites than ever before Line-out for use with T-Loop antenna for users with hearing aids Advanced sound processing provides clear sound quality for busy areas High contrast theme available to make it simple to read for partially sighted users Site grouping for smarter management of multi-tenant buildings and sites with fenced perimeters Excellent build quality Durable, chemically strengthened glass Easy to read anti-glare screen for optimal daytime viewing Easy plug and play technology, just 3 simple components Personalise the experience Customise branding on the welcome screen to provide a unique finish for the customer Multiple theme options available to personalise and suit a range of locations General features SIP Supported answered the door from a smart device or PC Energy efficient auto screen dimming in idle mode Convenience with code and PIN entry options available Multi panel options flush, surface mount and rain hood variants Dual frequency proximity reader, now offering EM and HID Prox as well as Paxton, MIFARE No visible fixings to enhance look and deter vandalism IK7 protected against up to 5 joules impact IPx5 rating for use in all weather conditions From a brand you know and trust Fully compatible with Net2 access control Supported by Paxton s industry leading technical support, 5-year guarantee and a hassle free returns service Be one of the first to see the Net2 Entry Touch panel by visiting the Paxton stand (D850) at IFSEC International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL) or for more information visit the Paxton website . Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money.

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Why electronic access control is seen as an expensive luxury by many small firms

Many small businesses see electronic access control as an exorbitant expense that offers little in the way of benefits. However, this couldn t be further from the truth. Investing in access control provides many benefits for any business not to mention, it s not nearly as expensive as many people who are uninformed on the truth of the industry would have you believe.

To understand why so many small firms think access control is an overpriced asset that is not worth their time, effort, and money, it is important to first understand the reason for this misconception. Why access control is viewed as expensive When many organisations think of security and in particular access control, they think of an over-the-top security system that is (A) unnecessary, as they are unlikely to ever encounter a security breach, and (B) has a hefty price tag. In short, they are thinking of access control measures that have failed to consider risk assessment. The purpose of carrying out regular risk assessments is to determine exactly which types of breaches your business is most likely to be vulnerable to, and consequently safeguard your business against those risks through use of the proper measures. Otherwise, by protecting against vastly unlikely or nonexistent risks, you will be investing in equipment that is unnecessary, ineffective and expensive. By analysing what you are at risk of and protecting against those scenarios, you are ensuring that your business is well-secured, staff and assets are protected and making sure that any investment is spent in the right areas. Does access control have to be expensive? No, not at all. Access control is a reasonably-priced and wise investment as it gives the user full flexibility and with on-going technologies in place, the security levels associated with this are only going to get better.

To make sure that you are not overspending or purchasing the wrong system there are a few things to keep in mind during the implementation process. You need to review the physical, personnel and information security aspects and the risks associated to each element. Despite what you might see or read about the sky-high costs of investing into access control, you will be happy to know that the financial commitment is not actually out of the realm of possibility for most businesses. When starting out your research it is always advisable to speak to a reputable provider of systems and equipment (such as Digital ID) who can fully assess the project and advise on the best approach. Is access control worth it? It is but only when done correctly. This includes everything from researching the right products, installing the system and daily usage. Don t put safety on the backburner; the benefits of having proper security measures in place go on and on, even aside from simply preventing tragedy from striking. Consider some of these unexpected benefits that many businesses experience from implementing access control on their premises that go far beyond simple security.

Enhanced productivity Believe it or not, having higher security measures in place makes employees feel safer in a business and allows them to get much more done in an average day. In short, your business environment can become more productive overall by the simple act of investing in access control. Higher employee loyalty If you have a system in place that is intended to protect both your business and the people who work in it, your employees will take notice that you are concerned about their wellbeing and ensure that their place of work is a safe and protected one. Take our word for it they will appreciate your gesture, and the overall effect will make the office a much happier place to work. Establishes credibility Let s face it, access control being executed in a business just looks downright professional. Anyone who visits your location and sees these security measures will trust that the space is one that is worthy of their trust. Consider investing in access control today As you can see, there are many reasons to give access control a try despite security alone although that is a huge benefit as well. Don t waste any more time not having these measures in place in your business, and start the process of deciding the type of access control that is right for your company today. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice.

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Security Center 5.6 launched with new HTML5-based web client

Genetec Inc Security Center 5.6 includes a new HTML5-based web client for better web viewing, integrations for access control and video technologies, license plate recognition as a credential, as well as more cybersecurity measures. According to Montreal-headquartered Genetec, the main enhancements to the latest version of Security Center, a unified security platform, include the integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge. With Genetec s automatic license plate recognition high definition camera system, AutoVu SharpV, it is also possible to enrol license plates as access control credentials.

Security Center 5.6 is available globally, with Genetec s Advantage subscribers able to receive the update. Genetec s Assurance customers can contact Genetec Inside Sales to buy an upgrade. Version 5.6 is consistent with Genetec s ongoing cybersecurity commitment and measures designed to tackle the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards. The platform includes advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption technologies. Security Center Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to provide a more fluid and modern web experience that enables the platform to be accessible from any device or browser. Features include the ability for operators to monitor the live status of intrusion areas. As a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Center 5.6 integrates with the Mercury MS Bridge to enable end users to go from proprietary or integrated access control systems to a fully unified security platform. AutoVu lets end users to extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their parking lots, parking decks and property perimeters. Its function as an access control reader allows operators to monitor vehicles without impacting traffic flow.

By assigning a license plate to a cardholder as a credential, users can define specific access rights, control vehicle access to their parking lots, and run vehicle activity reports. Genetec has been confirmed as sponsor for Borders & Infastructure Expo, which debuts at IFSEC 2017 in June. They will also showcase the latest version of Security Center and their other security solutions on stand F500 at the show, taking place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL . Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

ASSA ABLOY s Aperio locks now integrate with Tyco access control systems

integration news A technology partnership between ASSA ABLOY, which provides door locks, and Tyco Security Products has enabled the integration of Aperio wireless lock technology with Tyco s security and event management system. The integration ensures Aperio wireless RFID locks communicate with Tyco s C-CURE 9000 via iSTAR Ultra door controllers. Aperio locks have no need for additional wiring so can be installed in doors and entrances with little disruption to operations.

A link between iSTAR Ultra door controllers and an Aperio wireless hub enables the locks to communicate directly with C-CURE 9000, which is updated in real-time to ensure control of and visibility of activities at doors and entrances at all times. AES 128-bit encryption ensures data security. Rafael Schrijvers, access control product marketing manager, EMEA, for Tyco Security Products, says: C-CURE 9000 and Aperio wireless locks are increasingly being specified to work together on a wide range of security projects. The deep level of integration achieved between the two technologies will ensure systems integrators will now find it much easier to implement a combined solution. A similar level of integration has already been achieved between ASSA ABLOY s Aperio and Tyco Security Products Kantech Entrapass and CEM AC2000 access control software. Software House security and event management systems from Tyco Security Products are part of Johnson Controls, a global technology and industrial firm. Software House s C-CURE software portfolio works with various reliable controllers to provide security and event management. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money.

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