Security Systems News

MAY 2017

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SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ma Y 2017 suppliers 29 Editor's note: The companies listed in this special section submitted product information in response to a call for products for this month's feature. Security Systems News is not responsible for the accuracy of the content in the product descriptions. Product Spotlight: Home Automation Bosch Security Systems HomE Control GatEway ■ Integrate Bosch B and G Series panels with wireless devices for automated home or business control ■ Control security, lighting, heating, cooling and more from a smartphone or tablet ■ One-touch device control for common modes, such as Home, Away, Night and Vacation LILIN IPC0522E2 1080P Full HD Door StatIon ■ Remote door entry control system with flashing call button LED ■ Weather-resistant design is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation ■ Audio and video intercom with SIP support RTI KX10 In-wall touCHPanEl ■ Intuitive control over a home's entertainment, environmental, and security systems at the user's fingertips ■ 10.1-inch, capacitive-touch in-wall panel delivers custom control and automation, and video intercom ■ HDBaseT and composite video inputs enable convenient video viewing on the high-resolution display Pro Control Z-wavE Control anD lIGHtInG SolutIonS ■ Product line includes light switches, dimmers, a lamp module, and receptacles that integrate with Pro Control's home automation systems ■ Provides the communication interface between a Pro Control system and third-party Z-Wave lighting control devices ■ Eliminates the need for a different app for each Z-Wave device, so every member of the household can operate all systems Connected Technologies ConnECt onE ■ Integrates fully with ELK M1 panel for complete home automation and security ■ Control HVAC thermostats/lighting/locks via Z-Wave from any web-enabled device or smartphone ■ Monitors any smart device to generate real-time email alerts, also features geofencing/tracking Tyco Security Products/DSC IotEGa ■ A secure residential security platform ■ Quick and easy install and control through smartphone app ■ Scalable, security-first platform or upgrade to full home automation Control4 Ea-1 EntErtaInmEnt anD automatIon ControllEr ■ Affordable entry-point to the smart home that unifies one-room entertainment ■ One remote (and app) controls everything: Starting at just $600 US MSRP ■ Offers the ability to add more devices—including lights, locks and more By Paul Ragusa LAS VEGAS—AMAG Technology, a secu- rity manufacturer specializing in access control, video management, identity man- agement, intrusion detection and visitor management, announced at ISC West here in early April that its Symmetry Blue Reader is integrating with BioConnect's Biometric Authentication app. T h i s i n t e g r a t i o n a l l o w s t h e u s e r t o choose from multiple b i o m e t r i c o p t i o n s , including iris, facial, voice and fingerprint, as well as PIN, adding a higher level of single or dual verification and "validating that the person holding the mobile credential is indeed the person—a game changer for the industry," Kurt Takahashi, president of AMAG Technology, told Security Systems News. He said that the new app will officially be released between now and the ASIS International tradeshow in September. Takahashi pointed out that although people have been talking about going to mobile credentials, one of the main barriers has been cost. "So one of the things that we have done to enable the technology is we said we are not in the business of selling credentials, so we are going to provide the mobile credential for free, which is somewhat disruptive in the market because with all of the other mobile credentials there is a cost associated to it," he said. "What we did was look at the market and since we build our own readers already, we developed a Bluetooth reader that uses a multi-touch technology and proximity technology as well, so if you also have cards you can use cards or your mobile phone and you can transition to biomet- rics or use a mixture of both." Takahashi said that AMAG worked closely with BioConnect to provide a biometric app that sits in front of the AMAG credential on the phone. "What that means is, when I walk up to a door that is Bluetooth enabled, it will sense my phone and instead of utilizing the mobile credential to let me in, it is going to launch the biometric app first and allow me to choose eye, face, voice, fingerprint and/or pin, and I can use it in single factor or dual factor depending on how high of a security level that I require," he explained. He continued, "The cool thing is customers are very excited because it is very difficult to provide that level of security where you are truly verifying and validating that that is actually the person using the card or phone unless you put a biometric reader on that door, which is very expensive. So we are getting to a point where customers want touch- less access, and are looking for greater convenience and flexibility. We believe we are on the forefront of this mobility movement." The AMAG Bluetooth Reader and biometric app can be used with anyone's access control system, not just AMAG's Symmetry system, and uses a standard communication protocol. "It is com- pletely access control system agnostic," said Takahashi. At ISC West, the company also pre- viewed Symmetry CONNECT, its new policy-based identity management system that delivers an easy to use, automated software platform to manage employee, contractor and visitor identities, satisfy regulatory audit and compliance require- ments and reduce the administrative costs of the security team. SSN Kurt Takahashi AMAG integrates with BioConnect Company's Bluetooth reader now works with biometric authentication app Continued from page 27 "A differentiator in the market that we are doing is having customer support specialists there dedicated to that All-Star Partner Program. And on top of that, we also have our partner care program, which is us checking in on our partners to ask, 'How did we do on this?' and 'How are we doing?'" The new facility will also be used as an East Coast repair center, complementing the existing repair facility in California. Dahua is also looking to expand its footprint in Texas, where the company is actively exploring a strategic plan to open an additional U.S. facility to manufacture select products to comply with the Buy American Act. "We are looking to open a facil- ity in Texas this year and it will be something that is a little bit different, as we do plan to do some assembly there, and we will be using a focused product," said Fenner. "We want to see ourselves as not only a Chinese company but something to be reck- oned with in the U.S. … even looking into possibly manufacturing in the U.S. somewhere in the future." SSN Dahua

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