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Three essential reasons to upgrade your access control technology

Cloud software, end-to-end video solutions and x-ray scanners on display at Intersec 2022

Intersec returned to an in-person format this year, taking place at Dubai’s World Trade Centre on 16-18 January. With sectors spanning security, fire & rescue and health and safety, we explore some of the key products and launches on display this year.  

 

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions – Incedo Business Cloud Offline

Connected Digital Security Solutions was the theme of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions 2022 showcase in Dubai. A highlight was the Incedo Business solution, created for businesses on the move who need a security solution, which grows with them. With the launch of new Cloud Offline functionality at Intersec 2022, security managers have more choice on how they work remotely, while maintaining control over all their buildings, explains the vendor.

“Incedo Business Cloud solves many pressing daily challenges of access management in 2022. Incedo’s integrated access control platform is at the heart of our push to help customers in the middle east region to feel the real benefits of Connected Security,” says Mauro Felice, Market Region Manager MEIA at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA.

ASSA ABLOY Solution specialists were on hand to demonstrate another Incedo management option — Incedo Business Plus — which controls door access alongside third-party solutions for video surveillance, alarms and more, all from a unified, intuitive interface.

At ASSA ABLOY’s Experience Connected Security showcase, attendees also received the latest news and product announcements from Mul-T-Lock, Yale Linus, ABLOY Critical Infrastructure and ASSA ABLOY’s specialist Building Information Modelling (BIM) and specification consultants.

IDIS – End-to-end video solutions

Partnering with NIT, an Ingram Micro company, IDIS was on hand to showcase its end-to-end video, VMS, AI analytics and latest COVID risk reduction tools.

Its COVID solution (DV-2232) comes as a plug-and-play AI 32-channel appliance to support COVID-secure environments, return to work strategies, and ongoing vigilance against viral infection risks. With four video analytics tools it is said to allow for easy automation of social distancing monitoring, people counting and occupancy monitoring, crowd detection, and face mask wearing detection.

The IDIS team also presented its range of cameras and NVRS that connect to VMS solutions to design and deploy end-to-end solutions for compliance purposes in banking, retail, transport, education, critical infrastructure and government organisations. Attendees could find out more about the licence-free IDIS Centre VMS for smaller applications, and IDIS Solutions Suite VMS for larger facilities, as well as its array of Deep Learning Analytics.

“The IDIS team was on hand throughout Intersec to showcase a comprehensive line up of network cameras, NVRs, and the benefits to be gained from adopting the latest iteration of our deep learning analytics,” says Dennis Choi, General Manager, IDIS Middle East & Africa.

Secure Logiq – Ultra-high storage solutions

The manufacturer has joined forces with Seagate to bring a new “ultra-high storage solution” to the security market. This new partnership is said to provide the ideal solution for security professionals in the Middle East where retention times for CCTV footage are comparably longer than in other territories. The collaboration will see Secure Logiq’s management servers, processing servers and client machines all designed and optimised for the application and combined with Seagate’s SAN storage units which offer large storage, resilience, expandability and vertical integration.

In further Secure Logiq news, the company will open a fully staffed Middle East office in Dubai. The move follows strong growth for the manufacturer in the region, says the vendor, and has been designed to better serve Secure Logiq customers in the Middle East. The new office launches with a Regional Director and Business Development Manager, who was on the stand at Intersec, and the team will be expanded over the coming months.

Secure Logiq’s Robin Hughes said: “With the new office, new staff and new partnership, we are starting the year with a lot of important announcements. Our partnership with Seagate will be particularly important for the Middle East market, and having local support in our new Dubai office will help to enhance this relationship and help us better serve our customers in the region. I’m delighted to be able to start 2022 in such a positive manner.”

Todd Research – High-resolution X-ray scanners

Todd Research presented its high-resolution TR15 cabinet X-ray scanner and accompanying e-learning programme for operators at Intersec 2022.

Visitors to the Todd Research stand found out more about the latest generation TR15 X-ray scanner, with an ability to detect as little as three grams of powder for an enhanced level of detection. It also includes options for a unique ‘Callmy’ emergency messaging service, a solution allowing quick and easy emergency contact with first responders for remote decision-making. Also on the stand will be detailed information about the larger TR40 scanner, said to offer a new benchmark of threat detection and image management for compact cabinet scanners.

The new e-learning programme from Todd Research is designed to address the challenges of in-person training for operators due to COVID-19, allowing users to undertake this experience remotely on a PC or hand-held device.

Motorola Solutions – Integrated technology ecosystem

Motorola Solutions showcased its integrated technology ecosystem that unifies voice, data, video security and access control solutions. Highlights included video cameras and analytics software, advanced mission-critical broadband push-to-talk services and digital radio solutions.

Additional developments will include:

  • M500 in-car video system
  • Mission-critical broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solution
  • L5M mobile Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system
  • H5A rugged PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera
  • MXP600 compact TETRA radio
  • VB400 body-worn camera and VideoManager Software
  • Cloud-based access control software solution
  • Openpath Video Reader Pro
  • Compass Decision Management System

“The public’s expectation for and acceptance of the use of technology to ensure their safety and security has never been greater,” said Patrick Fitting, Regional Vice President Middle East and Africa at Motorola Solutions. “Customers are accelerating technology deployments, particularly when it comes to the adoption of easy-to-use PTT services offering greater interoperability between systems, cloud-based software, video security and access control solutions. Motorola Solutions is connecting these technologies into truly integrated workflows to unlock new levels of collaboration between workgroups and provide access to information in real time to help make the world safer.”

OPTEX and FiberSensys – Advanced perimeter security solutions

OPTEX and FiberSensys, both OPTEX Group companies, showcased their latest innovations in advanced perimeter protection and intruder detection. OPTEX demonstrated the latest evolution of its LiDAR sensor series. The REDSCAN Pro series consists of two models, the RLS-3060V and the RLS-50100V offering 30m by 60m and 50m by 100m detection range respectively. It is said to provide highly accurate detection outdoor and indoor, without any ‘gaps’ or the detection reliability ‘fading’ with range. It features advanced analytics, network communication security and ONVIF Profile S compliance.

FiberSensys also showcased the next generation of its buried sensor solution, featuring point location, the Terrain Defender 100. The TD100 provides one-metre target detection and adds another layer of precision and accuracy for perimeter protection for demanding sites such as military and nuclear bases, and VIP residences.

Touchless Biometric Systems – 3D Fly

TBS-3DFly-22Touchless Biometric Systems AG (TBS) launched the newest addition to its portfolio of biometric readers and solutions at Intersec: the 3D FLY.

TBS 3D FLY is a touchless scanning terminal designed to meet the highest hygiene and security standards, while using one of the strongest and most stable biometric markers in the human body: our fingerprints. Moreover, the AI-assisted hand recognition technology significantly increases user throughput without compromising on security, says the vendor.

Designed for access control in high throughout environments, such as on speed gates and turnstiles, the sensor captures a high-resolutions picture of the entire hand and extracts biometrics of up to four fingers. The process is said to be fast enough that users can present their hands while walking towards the 3D FLY and walking through with no stopping or slowing down.

The 3D FLY sensor captures a high-resolution picture of the entire hand and extracts the biometric features of up to four fingers, resulting in superior recognition performance. This superior sensor technology – combined with fast data processing – identifies a person within a second. The process is so fast that users can present their hands whilst walking towards 3D FLY and through the speed gate with no stopping no slowing down.

Suprema – 3rd generation product line-up

Suprema shared a showcase of its third-generation access control portfolio at this year’s Intersec, which focuses on contactless solutions with the latest market demands in the post covid era.

This year, Suprema will launch ‘BioStation 3’, the upcoming addition to its third-generation lineup of security solutions. BioStation 3 includes improved features reflecting the needs of operators, installers, and end-users and provides higher accuracy, faster recognition speed and a lower false acceptance rate (FAR), even with faces covered with masks. It also includes support for multiple credential options.

Suprema also showed its active participation in protecting the environment. The booth, designed around the theme of eco-friendliness and encompassing Suprema’s biometric recognition and mobile access control solutions, illustrated that contactless access control solves the problem of environmental pollution caused by plastic RFID cards.

“BioStation 3, being the first release in Suprema’s third generation product lineup, is expected to offer an enhanced experience for operators, installers and end-users. Moreover, Suprema will continue to play its duty in environmental protection by minimising pollution caused by plastic access cards through emphasising the advantages of using biometric and mobile access solutions,” said Suprema Inc. CEO Hanchul Kim.

In May, IFSEC International will also be ready to welcome back the security industry for the first time since 2019. Reconnect with peers, suppliers and customers in London on 17-19 May. Register via the link below!

 

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