Great Campus Security Solutions at ASIS
- By Lindsay Page
- October 03, 2017
Last week at ASIS, several companies had great products for the Campus Security vertical. Here are just a few of the best items we saw while attending the show.
Aiphone. During ASIS last week, Aiphone was featuring their new towers – due to launch on December These towers feature a UL listed box, new CCTV arms, and a modular design that better allows for cost-effective shipping. Aiphone's Emergency Towers can also be ordered in a variety of heights, which can be really important when, for example, an elementary school student may need to use it. A neat feature about these towers is that they can be ordered in custom colors, perfect for schools and universities looking to add a few towers around their campus. With customizable towers, the options are nearly endless.
AMAG Technology. Attendees got to see the Symmetry M4000 Intelligent Controller on display at ASIS. The controller is the next generation Symmetry panel to the Symmetry M2150 Controller. The powerful, flexible and reliable M4000 employs the Linux operating system, providing a flexible platform for future functionality enhancements. It provides distributed intelligence for Symmetry Security Management Systems which can be used for simple applications to enterprise-wide deployments. The controller supports four doors, 1 million credentials and 65,000 off-line transactions, which can be expanded further if required. The controllers will operate with Symmetry V9 Access Control software.
Morse Watchmans. AssetWatcher was a product that drew a lot of attention at ASIS. Whether working in an office, a school or university, hospital, or virtually anywhere that requires keys, company/school property or personal belongings to be locked up and secured during shifts, AssetWatcher is the perfect solution. Ut was allows items to be stored while also tracking who has removed or returned assets back to the lockers, and when it happened. It is available in 10, 22 and 34-locker configurations, and offers event logging and reporting.
Sielox. The Anyware Browser-Based Access Control Platform was on display at the show. It features features templates for easy configuration, performance and speed. Authorized users can manage their doors and alarm points from anywhere at any time. New features include: Increased capacity from 8 up to 40 readers; SSL certificate for network security; capability to read two-factor authentication (Card + Pin); and an expanded range of reader and card types (ANSII Mag/ Custom Wiegand, HID Corporate 1000, and PIV, CAC and TWIC). Sielox also announced they will now be offering the full product link from their long-time partner Altronix.
VuTeur. During ASIS, VuTeur showcased its Emergency Management and Asset Protection solution that was built on Real-time Location System Technology. With its Internal Real-time Intelligence Software (IRIS), the solution fosters two-way communication and analytics with existing physical security systems. It offers real-time alerts and mustering; forensic heat map path analysis, locating individuals inside a building; and provides safe and secure two-way communication and automatic broadcast alerts – which is vital for schools and any campus during a potential threat and emergency situations.
Hanwha Techwin America. Attendees couldn't miss the cameras and other products on display at the Hanwha booth this year, but the WiseNet X Series cameras were a standout, especially because of new cameras and features (Wisenet 5 chipset) added to the series. Wisenet X cameras capture excellent color images in low-light environments; substantial bandwidth savings with WiseStream II compression technology that dynamically controls encoding and balances quality and compression according to movement in the image; a USB port, license-free analytics; dual SD card slots; and gyro sensors (certain models) for more accurate stabilization.
March Networks. During the show, March Networks featured their new March Networks Command Center. It is enterprise-class software solution that provides organizations with easy-to-use surveillance video display and control, as well as intelligent alarm management and escalation. Highly flexible, the solution supports advanced monitoring and real-time incident assessment in large-scale security operations centers and centralized video walls to mid-sized surveillance environments. Delivering intuitive video display and management, Command Center's drag-and-drop feature allows operators to quickly 'move' the cameras they want displayed onto their video wall. The software also supports multilayered maps that enable operators to move floor-to-floor through their facilities virtually and quickly call up detailed plans for any room.
Stratfor. Featured at ASIS, Threat Lens is a unified solution that analyzes and predicts security risks from a holistic perspective. It brings all the most relevant global security insights into a single, interactive, threat dashboard, and allows users to choose which countries, topics and content they want to see. These custom settings also allow users to receive alerts via text and email. Also with Threat Lens, users gain direct access to Stratfor's team of global threat analysts and security experts, so you can quickly tap deep, relevant expertise when it really matters.
ASIS had a great turnout, for both exhibitors and attendees. It is always tough to choose the top products, but these 8 companies have products that definitely stood out from the crowd.