FORESTVILLE, CONN. â€“ September 26, 2006 â€“ Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today introduced its new Security Management System from Schlage, which delivers a powerful, single source solution for integrating a facilityâ€™s access control, digital video and alarm monitoring systems. As of October 16, 2006, the Security Management System (SMS) from Schlage will replace the Geoffrey access control system in North America and will be backwards compatible with previous versions of both the Security Management System and Geoffrey software and hardware.
â€œThis new system allows integrators and users to maximize the effectiveness of multiple security applications with one powerful system,â€ explains Felix Mira, Schlage electronic security marketing manager. â€œTransactions, associated video and badging photos can be viewed simultaneously, eliminating the need to access multiple systems or flip to alternate screens.â€
The new Security Management System from Schlage offers many benefits. For instance, diverse software includes integrated digital video management, visitor management and alarm graphics. Its offline and online hardware offerings are uniquely integrated and include Schlage CM, CL, VIP and wireless access devices.
Four software levels comprise the new Security Management System. These levels are designed so that end-users can seamlessly migrate from one level to the next as security requirements expand, while leaving existing databases and hardware intact. Express supports Schlage CM locks in a single-client package. Select supports Schlage CM and CL offline locks in one and five client packages. Premier supports Schlage CM, CL, VIP, wireless access and all on-line devices in one, five or ten client packages. Enterprise supports all hardware up to 25 client packages with single client expansions available thereafter.
To assure compatibility and ease of use, the new software operates in multiple server environments, including Windows NT, 2000, 2003 and XP, and is OBDC and MDAC compliant. It supports a variety of credential technologies including proximity, smartcard, biometrics, magnetic stripe, Wiegand, barium ferrite, barcode, keypad, iButton and others. It works with both online and offline devices. It can also import from or export to other facility systems for enhanced security.
The controllers provide multiple communications options and can make decisions at the local level in case communication with the host is severed. All industry standard technologies in addition to Schlage wireless access and VIP hardwired devices are supported. They also support direct connection to Schlage-manufactured devices to save time and money. An unlimited number of controllers and downstream devices may be used.
The video recording and retrieval system eliminates the need for video multiplexers and the hassle of video tape recorders. Searchable criteria â€“ day, time, camera, alarm, etc. â€“ provide instant access to stored video. Recorders can capture video associated with events and transactions. In addition, integrated video motion creates the most efficient use of disk space by recording video only during periods of activity. The system also provides web-based remote capabilities.
For more information, interested dealers and integrators should contact their local Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies office. End-users, dealers and integrators can also visit www.schlage.com.