Paxton s award-winning door entry system Net2 on show at IFSEC

IFSEC 2017 UK developer of electronic IP access control and door entry equipment Paxton will be demonstrating the latest addition to its video door entry system, the Net2 Entry Touch panel, at IFSEC International. As it is the fifth year that the Net2 Entry system has been available Paxton hold a daily prize draw for customers on its stand, D850 at IFSEC at ExCel London, 20-22 June. Launched in March 2017, the new touch panel for the Net2 Entry system has features that include a 7-inch colour touch screen.

Personalisation options make it suitable for different site types. The product s stylish design and quality production has garnered Paxton two design awards, the 2017 iF DESIGN AWARD in the Building Technology category and the Red Dot: Product Design Award 2017. It has also been nominated for others this year. Paxton s CEO, Adam Stroud, will be speaking about trends within access control as part of the IFSEC Seminar programme, as part of Innovation Hour , at the Security Management Theatre at 12.00 on Tuesday 20 June. Gareth O Hara, Chief Sales Officer at Paxton, says: Net2 Entry was a completely new venture for Paxton in 2012, as we extended our reach from access control into the door entry market. We wanted to take our access control expertise and prior knowledge of related technologies and marry these with the needs of the door entry market, providing an intelligent and simple solution. Five years on Net2 Entry is one of the fastest growing product lines across all key markets. Paxton Group was recently ranked in the FT1000, the Financial Times compilation of Europe s fastest growing companies. Its CEO, Adam Stroud, meanwhile, made it into IFSEC Global s top 50 influencers for 2017.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to find out more about Paxton s security products and systems, including its access control system, Net2 and its building intelligence offering, Paxton10. 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.

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6. Adam Stroud, CEO, Paxton Adam Stroud, who began his Paxton career 20 years ago on the factory production line, is now at the helm of a company that made it into the illustrious FT1000, an index of the 1,000 fastest growing companies in Europe. The company has also been named as one of the London Stock Exchange s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Paxton s turnover has grown by 13m in three years, a rise of more than 65%, while profits have grown 50% year on year since Stroud became CEO in 2012. His admirers credit Stroud with driving Paxton s company s ethos, which is centred on simplicity and quality. Adam has also helped Paxton pre-empt and react to the proliferation of on-demand services and developments in smartphone capability. Adam has overseen international expansion with Paxton opening offices in the US, France, Germany, Benelux, South Africa and the UAE. Stroud has also overseen the introduction of IP technology to its Net2 system. He has also recognised the synergy between access control and door entry to introduce Net2 Entry to the market, and more recently bringing access control and building automation together to create net10. Adam was actively involved in the debate that advances in consumer technology meant that customers now expected their security systems to work seamlessly together.

Aware of the growing demand for smart buildings, essentially systems that interact with other building facilities such as lighting and heating, Adam has strived to make the security industry aware of the business opportunity that exists for installers who choose to diversify into building automation.

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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Paxton releases new interface for net10 integrated building intelligence system now rebranded to Paxton10

Paxton Releases New Interface For Net10 Integrated Building Intelligence System   Now Rebranded To Paxton10

Paxton has released the latest software upgrade for net10, the integrated building intelligence system now also reincarnated as Paxton10. The software update includes a new user interface and additional features that Paxton says make the system simpler and more intuitive to navigate for both installers and system operators. Features added in the latest software update include: System health information: offline devices can be identified on the homepage System activity: access events can previewed over the last week in a simple table Access levels: give users more than one access level and add software and building permissions to a user s record Launched as net10 in the UK in early 2016, Paxton10 is a fully integrated building intelligence system that delivers out of the box access control, IP video management and building automation.

It interfaces with existing building infrastructure to control lighting, heating, air conditioning, and intruder and fire alarms. Paxton10 is pitched at both the enterprise-level market and small- to mid-size projects, including offices, hospitals and education facilities, from primary schools to university campuses. Paxton10 works in conjunction with a wide range of IP cameras to accommodate live viewing and video footage capture and recording. embedded content We are pleased to be able to offer our customers an improved user experience with this new software update, says Gareth O Hara, Paxton s sales and marketing director. However, we also want both new and existing customers to recognise our single platform, integrated solution as a Paxton product, the benefits this brings and we felt the best way to achieve this was by rebranding to Paxton10.

2017 is set to be a big year of development for Paxton10 with many incremental features set to be released, ensuring the system offers cutting edge technology to future-proof our customers businesses and the sites where it is installed. When the software update is complete, the net10 URL will auto replace to Paxton10 and the net10 URL will no longer be valid. Paxton10 also comes with more environmentally sustainable packaging.

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Five of the best access control products of 2012

Five of the best access control products of 2012 As the year draws to a close you re probably asking yourself, What were the best access control products of 2012? As well you might. Well, here s five of the leading access control platforms and systems of the year.

1. HID Global s iCLASS SE Access Control Platform In the year when the general public came to terms with the idea of NFC HID s iCLASS SE platform has simplified the process of creating identities onto a range of devices from access cards, tokens and fobs through to smartphones and tablets. Deploying any new access control model requires a seamless, end-to-end ecosystem of products and technologies that can securely handle mobile keys and credentials, including the smartphones that carry them, the readers that authenticate them, the locks they open, and the services for issuing them.

iCLASS SE and its open and trusted secure identity ecosystem represents what HID call a generational leap in interoperability and user empowerment , bringing a new era of advanced applications, trusted transactions, credential portability, and heightened security. HID iCLASS SE website 2. Paxton s Net2 Entry system Paxton s Net2 Entry door entry system was billed as the simplest door entry system available when it was launched earlier this year.

Stylish, and as the advertising suggests, easy-to-setup the Net2 Entry system comes with a high-quality colour screen so people can clearly identify callers from the safety and comfort of their home. The system can be installed in three relatively simple steps: screw the monitor and control unit to the wall, plug in the 3 components and then the system will auto-detect and take care of the rest. The system is scalable and works on PoE using Cat5 cables so the control unit is the only element of the system that requires a mains power source.

We really like the simplicity and style of Net2 Entry, but the proof is always in the testing. Download more info on the Net2 Entry system from Paxton including details on how to order an evaluation kit.

3. TDSi s EXgarde Despite the somewhat cumbersome name, EXgarde is a nice bit of software that most notably allows seamless integration with video surveillance and biometric technologies.

It supports multiple doors as standard and comes with the option to extend this with an unlimited door licence. The user interface is nice and clean reminding us a little of Microsoft s Outlook programme (some Apple fans might think this is a bad thing!) Download the tech specs for TDSi s EXgarde.

4. Intevo from Tyco Security Products Intevo is quite hard to place.

You could put it in a round-up of surveillance products or intrusion but we ve decided to put it under access control as it comes pre-loaded with Kantech s EntraPass software. An integrated security system, Intevo supports web and mobile clients, control for access readers and management of networks of up to 32 IP cameras. It also comes preconfigured for intrusion.

The system is designed to be up and running in next to no time with out-of-the-box ease. With the included first boot wizard, Intevo is simple to configure and a customized dashboard provides seamless navigation among software applications. This results in a single user interface for access control, video surveillance and intrusion, greatly simplifying security management functions for end users.

More information on Intevo including data sheet downloads 5. LEGIC s CTC chip In June, LEGIC released their first cross-standard transponder chip or CTC hailing a new generation of access card design. The CTC-4096-MP410, to give it it s snappy full title, allows communication in different RF standards through one chip.

Before that point two chips, each with their own antenna, were required. This will greatly reduce the cost of manufacturing access cards; a saving that can be passed on to the end user. The CTC-generation of cards will alow users to have one card in a mixed reader integration, assisting in the process of migration to new access control systems.

Yes, we know it s hard to get excited about a chip, but extra points to LEGIC for their attempt at visualising it with a tear-back access card, right?

Read more about the system architecture of the LEGIC CTC-generation chip

What is Session Initiation Protocol?

Migration to IP comes to Access

What is Session Initiation Protocol? Migration to IP comes to Access The migration to IP technology offers easy installation and more effective security solutions, and the industry must be ready for the change, says Adam Stroud, CEO of the Paxton Group The development of IP in the security market is an issue that has come to the forefront of industry debate more and more frequently in recent years. The prominence of IP as a technology in the security sector has meant that manufacturers and installers alike are re-evaluating the skills needed in today s industry.

It s largely an educational issue, as we have seen at IFSEC with the popularity of the seminars and training area. So the question is what does IP mean for the traditional installer, the manufacturers, and what might it mean for the industry as a whole? The importance of IP for building systems What we ve seen over the last 15 years is the consolidation of networking to a certain standard -whether that s telephones, cameras, or access control systems.

This is also happening with the migration of installation practices, which has meant that the same categories of cable and connectors are being used. Video was really the first security sector to have a product that made sense for this for instance Axis has done really well at embracing IP. Access control is hot on its heels.

The switch is inevitable and it has to happen, and manufacturers and installation companies need to be welcoming IP technology wholeheartedly. Moving to IP: new technologies The best use of new technology should always be to make things simpler, but often this isn t the case. There are lots of IP door entry systems available, but they can be complicated.

PoE (Power over Ethernet) allows just one type of cable to be used for installation. Utilising a technology like IPv6 means that the different parts on a door entry system can self-configure, and make the installation much more straightforward. These are prime examples of using the latest technology to make things much easier.

Session Initiation Protocol what does it mean? Session Initiation Protocol is a brokering standard that allows devices from different manufacturers to talk to each other over the common network. Naturally this is alarming for door entry manufacturers, as it means that customers can, for instance, use a panel from one brand but with different handsets or computers from other manufacturers.

I see SIP as a real opportunity; a business wants to be selling the best devices, and have customers choose them for the right reasons. The right reasons are that the product is fit for purpose, and has the right combination of price and features. The wrong reason to choose a device would be because it won t work with anyone else s!

New technologies are constantly evolving and they provide us with exciting and interesting ways of creating solutions and securing buildings.

From a manufacturer s standpoint, we see these developments as helping us to produce better and more effective solutions, and IP is yet another example of this.

Looking forward, I think the future is IP and this change is certainly something to be embraced.

Use Of Force Consultants To Be Monitored – Security Oracle

But its Police and Justice Conference was told that there were cases where consultants appeared to be providing the same models and recommendations to different forces while still charging tens of thousands in fees.

As a result, some of the recommendations were inaccurate and did not necessarily work in different forces, members said. Additionally, the actual evidence supporting the recommendations is not being provided to Unison, the conference heard.

Assistant Branch Secretary for Staffordshire Police, Dawn Critchley, told the conference that recommendations made by one company had been challenged by police staff after inaccuracies were found in the data. She said recommendations were often advising a cut in police staff to reduce forces budgets.

She said: In response the force proceeded with every single recommendation.

We believe this is to justify the cost of using these consultants.

Why is it acceptable for forces to buy the same recommendations 15 times over?

The conference approved a motion to build up a centralised bank of information, detailing recommendations provided by consultants to different forces.

This is so that all (Unison) branches can access the information and challenge the non-evidenced based assumptions .

Although the motion did not name any of the consultants, Staffordshire Police has had reviews carried out recently by firm, KMPG.

KMPG said it would not comment over the claims saying it was up to clients as to whether they responded or not.

Staffordshire Police said it had used consultants and changes introduced to the force since were making great productivity savings .

It rebutted the claims and said police staff jobs had been saved through such reviews.

Deputy Chief Constable Douglas Paxton said: There is no doubt that using a private sector consultancy company with a proven track record of success has preserved police staff roles in Staffordshire.

The work has given us a reliable plan for redesigning the way we operate.

This has meant we have been able to transform the force without the need for compulsory redundancies.

“Following full consultation we have focused on reviewing frontline services and transforming processes in our operational support functions.

These areas are demonstrating great productivity savings whilst maintaining excellent service.

In such challenging times, using highly cost effective tried and tested techniques by a consultancy company, compares very favourably with the risks of allowing staff numbers to fall without a robust plan for redesign.