Lenel Introduces OnGuard 2006 at ISC West

Next generation of security platform offers customers flexible total solution, unparalleled feature set


ISC West, Booth # 15087, — Lenel Systems International, a global leader in the development of integrated security systems for government and commercial markets, today announced that it will unveil the latest generation of the OnGuard security platform at ISC West 2006 in Las Vegas. OnGuard 2006 delivers outstanding performance in the most comprehensive and flexible single-source security solution available today. Among the significant new capabilities that are seamlessly integrated into the platform are digital audio content analysis, a highly secure elevator and floor access solution, physical and logical access using biometric data, new web-based tools, video matrix display in wall format, and support for the new TWIC U.S. government identification standard.

Lenel will showcase OnGuard 2006 in booth #15087 at ISC West, April 5-7, 2006 in Las Vegas.

Access Control and Alarm Monitoring

Web-based Area Access Manager with video viewing. Lenel has expanded its portfolio of business productivity tools with the addition of a web-based Area Access Manager application. Using this tool, an authorized manager with a PC and a web browser can remotely grant or deny cardholders access to designated areas, and can display video from cameras within his or her domain. Corporate security departments can give managers independent control over the physical areas and staff for which they are responsible. This eliminates the ongoing need for intervention by a security administrator in order to assign or remove access privileges for each employee, and saves both time and money.

Otis dispatching integration. OnGuard 2006 integrates with Otis’ destination dispatching system to provide secure access to banks of elevators. When a cardholder arrives at an access point and presents his or her credential, OnGuard verifies the person’s access privileges. Cardholder-unique information communicated between OnGuard and the dispatching system identifies the floors on which the cardholder is permitted, determines a default floor, and directs the person to a designated elevator car for secure access to the target floor. Built-in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant features include audiovisual cues and cardholder response time adjustments. The solution is reader and card technology independent and supports the use of smart cards.

Alarm routing to workstation. The OnGuard Alarm Monitoring application can now be configured to automatically reroute an alarm to an alternate workstation if a system operator has not responded to the alarm within a specified number of minutes.

Identity Management

Integrated Engineering DESFire support. Lenel has integrated support for ISO 14443 DESFire smart card encoders from Integrated Engineering. DESFire contactless smart cards can be encoded using these devices within OnGuard 2006. Once encoded, the cards offer a high security solution for access control applications that require contactless smart cards.

Bioscrypt VeriSoft integration. With the integration of Bioscrypt VeriSoft Access Manager support, Lenel continues to drive the convergence of physical and logical security. A person’s fingerprint biometric data can be enrolled into the OnGuard system, and the biometric data can subsequently be used for authentication. The groundbreaking integrated solution is very flexible: it supports logical access using the biometric data only, using a proximity card only, or using the biometric data in conjunction with a proximity card, smart card, PIN or account for single sign-on, Windows logon, file encryption and virtual drive encryption. The card and biometric life cycles are controlled within OnGuard.

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