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S2 Security launches S2 Magic Monitor version 5

Unified security management S2 Security has launched version 5 of S2 Magic Monitor, which brings access control and video surveillance together with forensics, digital signage and real-time data feeds into a unified interface. New features Dynamic cells. Customise Magic Monitor to meet specific operational requirements and program with dynamic content such as interactive floor plans.

Follow events on screen by navigating through between and through various cameras. Supports touch screen-capable, responsive digital signage for general use throughout the enterprise in public areas such as lobbies and cafeterias Enhanced S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system integration . Userw can view S2 NetBox systems and portals, drag and drop portals into Magic Monitor cells to view access history with photo identification and momentary unlock directly from the portal cell Extra third-party video management system support Now supports video management systems from Avigilon (Control Center 5 and 6), Milestone (2014, 2016 and 2017) and Tyco (exacqVision) S2 Security says Version 5 brings more advances than ever, allowing users to create maps, floor plans and command panels with amazing ease, says John L Moss, CEO of S2 Security. New support for Avigilon and Milestone 2017 video servers makes Magic Monitor a truly universal user interface for video surveillance applications. Availability S2 Security-certified integrators can already download version 5 via S2 Support Central. Visit the website to find out more. About S2 Security S2 Security Corporation specialises in IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems.

Products, which include S2 NetBox Series, S2 NetVR Series, S2 Magic Monitor, S2 Global and S2 Mobile Security Officer, are pitched to premises and businesses of all sizes, from small offices to global corporations with multiple sites.

S2 solutions operate on an open platform and support access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, temperature monitoring, intercom and digital signage.

Vanderbilt releases SPC 3.8 with a more intuitive interface and added remote maintenance capabilities

Intrusion detection Vanderbilt has released the latest update to SPC, the cloud-based intrusion detection system it inherited after its acquisition of Access Control Technology Ltd last year. The company says that SPC 3.8 more effectively supports dual authorisations and will make installations speedier and more cost-effective. SPC harnesses cloud services, apps and a dedicated software suite to provide comprehensive alarm management functionality.

The pace at which we are developing our systems is unparalleled, and SPC has a strong legacy, incorporating the latest technologies, design, and manufacturing methods to help drive this pace, says John O Donnell, product marketing at Vanderbilt. SPC 3.8 is a hardware and software intrusion system that keeps pace with market-driven features. Ultimately, we are aspiring towards a future single platform migration strategy within our product portfolio, and SPC is at the heart of this. embedded content Dual authorisation Vanderbilt has updated the interface in a bid to make it more intuitive. There are also enhancements to its remote maintenance capabilities. All SPC systems can be remotely updated as opposed to a more time-consuming, expensive physical site visit to the latest SPC firmware. As we continue to innovate this legacy system, the access engine within SPC has been boosted with additional functionality to support dual authorisation, continues John O Donnell. This escort facility ensures greater security measures when using the system. The support system has been complemented with the ability to obtain support information directly from the SPC help page, allowing access to customer and installer documentation.

The cause and effect engine has also been upgraded with a new layout and options to simplify programming. Vanderbilt is a major player in access control, intrusion detection and video management. We recently caught up with the company s CEO, Joe Grillo, who recently came third in our roll call of the top 10 influencers among security manufacturers/service providers 2017, at IFSEC International 2017. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Power-over-Ethernet advice issued to security installers by Dycon Power Solutions

Power supply developer Dycon Power Solutions has issued the following guidance on the pros and cons of using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to drive security devices. The guidance is aimed at specifiers and installers of security systems. What is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)?

Put simply, it is the ability to provide a certain amount of power to drive local peripherals over existing network cabling removing the need to provide separate power supply units adjacent to those devices. Why is this good news for the security industry? Imagine how much easier, and cheaper, an installation would be if you didn t have to fit 230vAC spur points all around a site simply to power the PSUs that are required just to power peripherals such as intruder detection devices, CCTV cameras, access control readers, in fact, anything that needs 12Vdc or 24Vdc. If you are running a network cable to a device you don t need any other power, the same network connection can give you up to 35W, more than enough to power most cameras and many other devices Any other benefits? If you have to move a device because of building alterations, or because the risk has changed, with PoE all you do is move the network cable, no need to search for a suitable location to pick up 230vAC! If you are using the PoE to drive Point-of-Sales equipment, like cash tills, this can mean a rapid refit rather than a point out of commission for days But be careful, you can easily select the wrong PoE solution! You will find many products including switchers and controllers that will tell you that they are PoE-enabled, but you need to check, carefully, the actual power delivered or you may find that you don t have enough available to drive all your devices! Installers often find that a system that claims it can power eight or twelve devices actually struggles to cope with even half that! To be really sure, choose a mid-span solution Equally, it is important to note that standard PoE delivers only 15W per channel, is that really sufficient to drive what you are connecting?

Higher-powered, Mid-Span PoE units, ones that conform to IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at PoE PLUS, deliver a useful 35W per channel, more than adequate for most security applications. All Dycon PoE units conform to this higher specification. The savings don t stop there though! All Dycon advanced power supply units, including the D1800 PoE range, use switched-mode technology which is the greenest solution available offering over 85%-90% efficiency as opposed to less than 30% with most traditional linear power supply units. What does that mean in real terms? On a 1A 12Vdc power supply, you could save nearly 121KW p.a by using a switched mode equivalent. For the end user that could mean, if you are paying 14p per KWh, savings of up to 17 p.a. in electricity charges. Now multiply that by the number of PSUs that you are using and you can see the savings start to mount up, and will continue to grow as energy costs rise.

The Dycon D1800 PoE range uses the same advanced switched mode technology as the Dycon stand-alone PSUs so these cost savings can also be achieved across your networked devices. Dycon D180X PoE range features Perfect for IP network based cameras (fixed or PTZ), access control systems, POS terminals, IP phones and other IP devices: Available with 4, 8, 12 and 16 ports (see above) 35W simultaneous outputs across all ports Simple and cost-effective way to provide power for IP peripherals Simple plug-in installation with 2 x RJ-45 input/output connectors per port Efficiency higher than 85% at full rated output Unmanaged outputs mean that no programming is required to choose the best path Work with all switchers and controllers Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Synergis and SALTO locks integration means our customers can cost-effectively replace mechanical locks, says Genetec

integration Genetec Synergis the IP access control system of Security Center now supports SALTO SVN-enabled locks, Genetec has announced. SALTO s standalone battery-operated locks, which are now available through Genetec s global reseller network, can now replace traditional mechanical locks on doors and entrances that might have otherwise been too expensive to network with wired or wireless locks. Harnessing RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology escutcheons, electronic cylinders, locker locks, electronic padlocks and other SALTO locks can communicate with a central server through a smart data-on-card system.

The keycard contains all access data. An offline standalone door, locker, cabinet or server rack can writes data like access rights, blacklist information or battery status back onto a card, which then relays this data back to Synergis via online wall readers, thanks to two-way communication. The integration also means that Synergis access cards and locks can now be updated, restricted or deleted remotely. Customers who rely on traditional mechanical brass keys for interior openings like doors, cabinets and lockers are all too familiar with the tremendous costs and loss of time associated with rekeying and lock reprogramming, says Derek Arcuri, access control product marketing manager at Genetec. The integration between SALTO SVN and Security Center Synergis unlocks an opportunity for customers to efficiently heighten their security without the added expense of adding network access to each interior opening. The SALTO range of SVN-supported locks includes the cost-effective XS4 range of escutcheons, electronic cylinders and the entire SALTO platform. For customers who wish to include offline locks in their managed access control infrastructure the only option was until now to replace these standalone locks with more expensive hard wired or wireless options. The SALTO SVN-enabled locks are not only priced similarly to traditional locks, but they can now be integrated and managed within Synergis through the movement of SALTO SVN smartcards, says Bill Wood, president of Salto Systems, North America. The SALTO XS4 platform is available immediately through Genetec and its certified global network of resellers.

Genetec develops open-architecture software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry.

We treat biometrics as plug and play

biometrics IFSEC media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch.com spoke to Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems Inc, a developer of identity management solutions. An excerpt of the interview is below click at the bottom to read the full conversation. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us again today Jim at this momentous time in the history of ImageWare.

Congratulations on all the positive developments during the past few months. Before discussing all the new deals and the fast-growing mainstream acceptance of biometrics, perhaps we can begin with an overview of the ImageWare Product Portfolio as it stands now. Jim Miller: We live in a world where our digital identity is the bridge to our human identity. The Internet of things (IoT) is essentially a giant network of connected things a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we work, but also how we live. We can connect our devices to all manner of devices and people. This raises a huge concern with privacy and security in this connected world. Anything connected to your network is now a potential breach point; it makes data security more complex, information governance more complicated, and your corporate and customer data more vulnerable. The same concerns apply to BYOD, or as we sometimes say at ImageWare, Bring Your Own Disaster every connection point is a data breach potential and a majority of folks use their personal devices at work where they access valuable corporate information.. We have seen too many times how this story ends a single tablet or smartphone contains credentials to the entire corporate network and this simple thing can end up costing employers millions.

There is only one thing that can verify the actual person biometrics, one s unique human characteristics. A person who knows the password or has the token is not verifying the actual person, because passwords can be discovered and tokens stolen. The user s unique physical traits, that s where ImageWare delivers value by allowing our users to replace or augment password or PIN security with easy to use biometrics.

Just like your readers, I can t wait until I can stop using passwords for everything and just use my face, voice, eyes, or some other biometric more secure and nothing to remember each time I log in!

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Watch: Vanderbilt Industries on IFSEC TV

Watch David Sullivan, VP of global sales at Vanderbilt Industries, speak to IFSEC TV during IFSEC 2o17, which took place at London ExCeL. Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here . embedded content Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

Further topics covered include: The network cameras hijack during the 2017 presidential inauguration, updates on the forthcoming EU data protection law (the GDPR), ultra-low light cameras versus thermal cameras and much more.

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Watch: A tour of Genetec solutions on IFSEC TV

IFseC 2017 Watch IFSEC TV s interview with Derek Acuri, product marketing manager at Genetec, at IFSEC 2017. Genetec is a leading innovator in IP-based security systems. It is a pioneer in software for IP video surveillance, access control and other security systems, most notably Security Center, Genetec s unified security platform.

Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here . embedded content Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

Further topics covered include: The network cameras hijack during the 2017 presidential inauguration, updates on the forthcoming EU data protection law (the GDPR), ultra-low light cameras versus thermal cameras and much more.

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Watch BRE Global LTD at IFSEC 2017

ifsec 2017 Watch interview with Paul Dillon Business Group Manager, BRE Global LTD. New for 2017 LPCB Attack Zone: Demonstration will be held daily for world range of manual attack tests on approved and non-approved security products. Check out daily #IFSEC2017 @IFSEC @brecert embedded content Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals.

From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more. It is the perfect way to keep up to date, protect your business and enhance your career in the security industry. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

Nedap previews IFSEC 2017: vehicle identification, mobile access and more

Nedap has a big focus on mobile access at IFSEC 2017. Mainland Europe is well presented at the trade and Nedap Identification Systems uses the show to launch new products and new innovations. To preview IFSEC 2017, we asked Maarten Mijwaart, general manager of Nedap Identification Systems, what he expects from Nedap at IFSEC 2017.

IFSEC Global: What solutions and products will Nedap be demonstrating this year? Maarten Mijwaart: This year we will demonstrate to the industry that we have invested significantly in further expanding and improving our portfolio of security products. A few examples are: Last year we introduced MACE, our platform for mobile access control. We have greatly improved the possibilities of the cloud based MACE Admin Portal. Virtual cards can now be easily distributed and also revoked by our partners or their end users. Virtual cards can be customized to reflect the corporate style of customers. And we can even authenticate the identity of the virtual card holder by using the fingerprint if that is stored in the phone operating system. Our uPASS product line of Rain RFID / UHF readers is expanded with uPASS Target, our best performing long range UHF reader for vehicle identification to date. The uPASS Target can now also be equipped with a second antenna to expand the reading area or to support an entry and exit lane with one reader.

We have also added new UHF tags to our portfolio. A UHF Rearview Mirror Tag that motorists can easily hang on their rear-view mirror. Additionally, EPC GEN2 V2 cards and windshield tags are available that support security enhancements based on AES encryption. Our TRANSIT Ultimate readers for high end vehicle and driver identification have been redesigned last year. This year we are focusing on improvements to optimize the overall performance and configurability of this market leading RFID reader. IG: Why should end users stop by at the Nedap booth this year? MM : We feel that many people are not aware of the benefits that our products can bring. Making security systems a little more convenient for people to use will greatly increase the support of people in organizations for the security systems that are implemented. Access control systems that slow down people or their vehicles often end up not being used in the best way possible, which decrease the security level of your organisation.

Security should not be in the way of people. Our solutions make security and convenience go hand in hand. In the building and outside the building. For people and for vehicles. IG: Why should system integrators consider working with Nedap and its products? MM : Well, for one because we understand the importance of our partner channel. We understand that they are the one that convert our products into solutions for their clients. That is why we try and make their lives as easy as possible. Our long range readers are engineered to support specific applications as good as possible.

We support many interfacing possibilities. Our products are documented well and are certified by radio authorities to be used in most countries in this world. Our partner portal makes a wealth of support material available and our free e-learning courses help you on your way quickly. And last but not least: our support staff and commercial staff are more than willing to lend you a helping hand when needed. Another reason is that we have a track record in providing high quality products. Our products are tested against competitive products regularly and almost always tend to be the preferred solution. And when we do get feedback on how to improve our products, we listen carefully and are able to implement these improvements without delay because our ability to do product developments and improvements ourselves. With our own team of engineers. We strive to be market leading.

We are constantly working on expanding and improving our portfolio. With only one simple reason: we d like to make sure that, in our field, we are the logical choice to work with. Now and in the future.

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S2 Security and Allegion announce Schlage NDE wireless locks integration

IFSEC exhibitor S2 Security and Allegion have announced a wireless locks integration. The integration offers users real-time monitoring capabilities using S2 NetBox access control system for Schlage NDE wireless locks. US provider of IP-based access control and video management S2 Security is working with Allegion a leading global security products supplier.

The two companies collaboration has resulted in S2 s NetBox series product support for Schlage NDE wireless locks. S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system users can manage and control the locks using Allegion s Engage Gateway and Bluetooth technology. We re excited to offer support for and sell the popular Schlage NDE wireless locks, said Mike Riegelman, vice president of business development at S2 Security. NDE locksets, in particular, can be locked down in real-time, marking an advancement in wireless technologies. Users can manage access control and event monitoring, such as real-time lockdowns, from S2 NetBox without requiring third-party hardware. Schlage NDE combines the lock, credential reader, door position sensor and request to exit in a single unit. NDE wireless locks are simple to retrofit into standard interior doors without drilling additional holes. These locks connect directly to a smartphone for quick set up using the Engage mobile app. NetBox software Version 4.9.08 is available for S2 Security certified integrators to download on S2 Support Central.

S2 Security is exhibiting at IFSEC International between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL. You can find them on stand D1300. 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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