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March 17, 2021


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Security products round-up – March 2021

IFSEC Global takes readers through the latest product launches and updates to hit the security market in March.

Keep up to date with all the product releases and software updates in the security industry here:

Or head straight to the latest releases over the past few months below:

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions

Cloud management for Incedo Business solution

ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo access management solution, launched last year, is now available with cloud management, to support security managers work and plan remotely. Incedo Business Cloud operates securely from any PC with an internet connection, with no complex integrations necessary, explains the vendor. Regular software updates keep the system secure, with real-time reports and analytics easily accessible.

Security managers can be assured of confidentially, says ASSA ABLOY, with user data safeguarded with an information management system certified to ISO/IEC 27001. The cloud system is ultimately designed to make access management easier and more convenient, while new Incedo hardware can continue to be added as required, with the system scaling up or down with the size of the business.

“This latest enhancement of our Incedo solution makes comprehensive, real-time, remote access management into a reality. Incedo will keep premises secure and filter access intelligently, to manage the ever-changing movement of people across multiple sites — from anywhere. Your business is not static, and there is no reason why your security should be,” says Stephanie Ordan, VP Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA.

Find out more and download a free Incedo Business Cloud guide.


Hanwha Techwin & Seagate

Wisenet NVRs

Hanwha Techwin has announced that consultants, system designers and system integrators are now able to specify Wisenet Q series and Wisenet WAVE PoE NVRs supplied with Seagate hard disk drives (HDDs).

“Seagate’s space-efficient, high-density HDDs are able to perfectly meet the data storage demands of video surveillance systems and equally important, they have a reputation for being ultra-reliable,” said Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe.

Wisenet WAVE PoE NVRs are said to provide a cost-effective, integrated and optimised way of utilising the latest version of the Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS), without having to install a server. They are suited for small to medium size surveillance applications, such as office, retail and warehouses which do not need a high number of cameras.


ATG Access

Bridge protection technology

The Bridge Deck Expansion Beam from ATG was developed after the identification of unique characteristics encountered when trying to secure bridge infrastructure from a hostile vehicle mitigation attack. A tested solution was required that could span across large bridge expansion joints facilitating a continuous line of protection. This new system will ensure that security measures can be consistent along the length of a bridge deck, further enhancing pedestrian and cycling safety, according to the business.

The Bridge Deck Expansion Beam has an expansion capacity of more than 250mm, and can also be used within a street scene environment to span across other obstructions such as service chambers or manhole covers, to achieve a continuous line of security measures.

The new system was impact tested at the MIRA testing facility fitted on two of ATG’s Populus Bridge Bollards with unconnected foundations with a span of over five metres, simulating a wide double bridge expansion joint. It achieved the IWA 14-1 standard, successfully arresting a 7,200kg vehicle travelling at 48 kph.



Smart access control unit

The new 2N Access Unit M is set to “deliver a step change in building access speed, reliability & security with next-generation, Bluetooth-based mobile access technology”, believes the vendor. The smart access control unit and readers are designed for mobile access control with multi-factor authentication for UK offices and buildings. Choices include RFID, RFID combined with mobile access via Bluetooth, or RFID with a keypad, which is said to be ideal for projects that require two-factor authentication. The new Bluetooth technology will be available at the end of April.

2N Access Unit M’s compact, slimline design fits with various door frames and its glass front panel is guaranteed scratch-free for five years, while minimal cabling is required upon installation. It can also be utilised outside, with a protection rating of IP55 and IK07. The reader securely communicates with the web interface, with 2N Access Commander administration software and the 2N Mobile Key mobile application.


Inner Range

Migration service

Inner Range has launched a new service to support customers in the UK and wider EMEA region when upgrading its systems. The service involves experienced in-house technicians migrating a host of information from the customer’s existing Inner Range hardware controller to the new system, such as user types, cards, time zones, doors, areas, lifts and readers.

The service has been designed for customers upgrading from Inner Range’s Concept system, now at End of Life, to its flagship Enterprise-level intelligent access control and security system, Integriti. While Integriti is compatible with 95% of Concept hardware, the new service aims to reduce time and costs for clients even further.

Integriti is said to be ideal for managing and controlling single and multiple sites at local, national and global levels. Benefits for Concept users migrating to Integriti are said to include more integrations with current manufacturers for security, building automation, people and business continuity processes, enhanced reporting, and more flexibility.



Access control functionality for MAXPRO Cloud

Honeywell has expanded the capabilities of its MAXPRO Cloud portfolio with the launch of MPA1 and MPA2, access control panels that offer cloud, web-based or on-premise hosting options.

MAXPRO Cloud is a cloud-based security solution designed for multi-site small-to-medium-sized businesses. The solution integrates access control and video into an integrated platform and is used to protect multisite retail, franchises, multi-tenant commercial and residential properties, schools and churches. It also features global credential management, automated reporting and remote management of doors and schedules.

MPA1 is a single door POE powered controller, with an embedded web interface allowing it to operate in standalone mode in single and multi-panel solutions. MPA2, on the other hand, is a cloud, and standalone access control panel for two door access control, which users can manage securely using Ethernet or Internet connections.

Find out more about the MACPRO portfolio and more features of the MPA1 and MPA2.


Axis Communications

6 MP outdoor-ready mini dome

Axis Communications has launched the M3077-PLVE Network Camera, a compact, affordable mini dome delivering sharp images and 360° panoramic overview with no blind spots. Suitable for a wide range of surveillance scenarios with both video and audio capture, its Forensic WDR capability also ensures capture in both dark and light areas.

Key features include:

  • Complete 180° and 360° overview
  • Lightfinder, Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR
  • Digital PTZ and dewarped views
  • Built-in microphones
  • Enhanced security features

With enhanced security functionality, it prevents unauthorised access and safeguards your system, says Axis.



VIVOCloud Lightweight Cloud Surveillance

VIVOTEK has updated its VIVOCloud lightweight cloud surveillance service with several new features.

David Liu, President of VIVOTEK USA, explains: “Now with the new 2.10 version, VIVOCloud supports a playback export feature, an NVR alarm management feature, a mute notification feature, an SD card setting, and much more.”

Additional v2.10 features include:

  • Optimizes the user experience such as adding devices and connection stability
  • Optimizes NVR configurations
  • Fixes an issue where timeline playback might not normally work while enabling daylight saving time
  • General bug fixes

Find out more from VIVOTEK about the VIVOCloud cloud surveillance service.


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