Museum Keeps a Secure Eye on Its Cultural Treasures
A comprehensive security system deployed at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio protects a collection of more than 30,000 works of art in addition to staff and visitors.The system integrates policies, procedures, personnel and hardware, including a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans, Oxford, Conn.
The KeyWatcher system automatically records all transactions, including user, date and time of checkout and return. At any time the Museum's Protective Services department can view who currently has which keys out and for what area.
"The tracking functions allow us to regularly remind staff who neglect to return keys," said Tim Szczepanski, Chief of Protective Services, Toledo Museum of Art. "After one or two reminders, the problem usually goes away. In fact, since we have had the KeyWatcher system we have not lost one set of keys." Key movement is traced by time, date and user code, and audit reports track keys in use, overdue keys and inconsistent key usage.
Wireless Keypads-Alarm Lock's NETPANEL Wireless Proximity and/or PIN code keypad series with two-door controller are wireless versions of the Trilogy DK/PDK3000 Digital and HID-reader keypads. The NETPANEL Controller supports two keypads for back-to-back use or two door systems and has a Wiegand input for other approved Wiegand output readers.
Entry-Level Access Control-Honeywell's NetAXS-123 is a standalone, Web-based access control system for small- to medium-sized businesses that need to secure one, two or three doors. NetAXS-123 is easy to install, operate and maintain and grows with end-users as their business grows.
Improved Controller Capabilities-New improvements to Linear's v1.3 APeX Controller include a selectable safe anti-tailgate feature; an automatic close command if gate is off limit (with countdown); increased flexibility with run alarm and pre-start alarm; expanded radio reception range; and new auxiliary relay delay functions.
TWIC/PIV PACS-e-DATA's browser-based, embedded Physical Access Control System (PACS) is specialized for government, ports, airports and border applications. e-DATA readers feature an integrated fingerprint biometrics module that is HSPD-12, FIPS 201 and TWIC/PIV compliant.
Eliminating Insider Breach-New updates to CA Technologies' CA Access Control include Privileged User Password Management (PUPM) for application-to-application and application-to-database automated operations; privileged user session recording and playback; and PUPM automatic login and advanced integration.
Government and Military Application-AMAG Technology's Symmetry Homeland V7 Security Management System meets requirements that include the following: FIPS 201, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 197, SP800-116, DIACAP and FICAM; and is compatible with card requirements PIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC. The system is controlled from either the Symmetry SMS software or from AMAG's Javelin S884 contactless smart card keypad reader with multi-line LCD display.
Cisco Ecosystem Provider-MorphoTrak's MorphoAccess biometric readers are now available as an integral component of Cisco's IP-based access control system. MorphoTrak's MorphoAccess range of biometric access control devices-from the rugged outdoor OMA520 for harsh conditions to -40 degrees Fahrenheit to the J-Series reader-provide a versatile front-end smart reader.
Controller Support-The Continental Super-Two from Continental Access is an expandable intelligent access control panel system capable of supporting all access control functions for one or two doors, while its counterpart, Turbo Superterm-8, controls functions for one to eight doors. These distributed processor-based controllers operate as a standalone unit if communications with the server are interrupted.
Biometric Software-IProNet SmartFace, an innovative biometric facial recognition software from Ipronet Sistemas, allows real-time identification of persons seeking access to facilities requiring comprehensive access control. The application can recognize faces on earlier recordings, storing captured images. Visit http://sdi.hotims.com 109.
Integrated Video/Access Control-IndigoVision updated its Gallagher (previously Cardax) integration module to allow video to be viewed within Gallagher FT Command Centre, the access control manufacturer's central management tool. Live video, which is streamed across the IP network, can be viewed by selecting specific camera feeds or in response to an event or alarm.
HID-Compatible-Secura Key's RKDT dual technology proximity readers and standalone products include: the RKDT-WM weatherproof mullion reader with standard SIA Wiegand output; the RKDT-SA-M standalone mullion reader which controls up to 65,000 cards; and the RKDT-SA-M standalone unit, programmed with the RK-HHP passive hand-held programmer.
Indoor/Outdoor Readers-The Schlage HandKey II from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies supports multiple credentials, including proximity, magnetic strip, bar code, iClass and MIFARE. It features a field-installable Ethernet module, outdoor enclosure options and field-upgradeable and expandable memory options to support from 512 to 240,000 users.
Multispectral Imaging Capable-Lumidigm Mercury sensors use multispectral imaging and return high-contrast 500 dpi fingerprint images in real world environments, using USB and RS-232 connectivity. The series is capable of multiple modes of operation including image output, template output, verification (1:1) and identification (1:N). The 1:N feature is fully interoperable with 1:1 ANSI 378 standard templates.
Hinged Swing Doors for ICU-The Dura-Care Series 7400 Swing Door System from Stanley Access Technologies (part of Stanley Security Solutions) features a heavy-duty continuous hinge with a built-in concealed closer with 105 degree "hold-open" on active panel. At the top of the door is a flush bolt on the inactive panel.
Electrified Latch-The Steel Hawk 4300 from Adams Rite retrofits to 4900/4500/4700 Adams Rite deadlatches using the same strike and is compatible with existing handles, paddles and levers. Simply open the box, install and hook up power.
Expanded Card Credential Support-The E-Plex Enterprise (Version 2) software from Kaba Access Control features expanded card credential support, allowing users to have proximity card IDs and Smart Card IDs. Smart cards supported include Mifare, DESFire, and HID iClass. Proximity cards supported are any HID compatible 125 KHz PROX RFID cards with Wiegand bit format, from 26 to 84 bits.
Virtual Control-The Pinnacle access control event management system from Sielox can be deployed in a small office or a building campus, with multiple access security points. Pinnacle systems are available in five configurations: Ultra, Lite, Standard, Plus and Professional.
Virtual Keypad Works Remotely-Napco Security's Gemini Remote Virtual Keypad looks, acts and works the same way, button-for-button. No text messaging commands to know or foreign interface to learn. The installed model includes free apps and secure Web site access and works on all Gemini Systems, for new or retrofit accounts.