Lenel Introduces OnGuard 2005 Second Edition

Latest generation of integrated security platform features advances in digital video, identity management, access control and smart card applications


PACS Low and Medium Security Profile. This expanded feature enables the customer to implement a more secure solution that is required for some Government agencies. Support of the Medium Security profile validates that the information being presented at the reader has not been tampered with. Use of the medium protection profile assures that the card being presented was issued by the trusted application, and that the card itself can be trusted.

OnGuard 2005 Second Edition also supports 32-bit issue codes up to eight digits in length. This meets U.S. Government SEIWG requirements.

New in Access Control and Alarm Monitoring

Timed Area Anti-passback Across Groups. The local anti-passback options have been expanded to include timed area anti-passback. Timed APB is intended for turnstile applications, to prevent a cardholder from passing through a turnstile then handing his card to someone else to pass through. The system notes when a card has been used at a particular reader, and prevents that card from being used again within a specified amount of time at any of the readers in that reader group.

Selective Downloading to Lenel Intelligent System Controllers (Access Panels). Users can now control which cardholder records are downloaded to which access panels. In previous releases, OnGuard systems could download only all cardholder records to all panels. The new feature is designed for installations that have a large, non-segmented cardholder population with remote locations, and that wish to download only a subset of the records to particular panels. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition also supports on-demand downloading of specific records.

Intrusion Command Keypad Control. The Lenel command keypad reader, LNL-CK, has been enhanced to allow a group of access points in a specific area of a facility to be armed or disarmed directly from the reader. The reader's scrolling text display provides the user with feedback about whether or not the area is armed or disarmed, and which points are in a state of alarm. The user can either investigate and correct the problem, or can override the alarmed point and continue with the arming process at each LNL-CK. Customers seeking both intrusion and access control functionality within the same hardware platform will find these expanded capabilities beneficial.

Two-Man Rule Enhancements. Lenel has expanded the Two-Man Rule access control feature, which requires that a minimum of two people be present in a given area at a given time. Special Two-Man mode requires that the first two people to enter and the last two people to exit an area be team members. Special One-Man mode assigns an "owner" to the area, who must be the first in and last out. In either mode, additional team members can subsequently enter at will, but supervisors require the approval of those already inside.

FIPS 140-2 Certification. Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, FIPS 140-2 certification is a requirement that must be implemented this year at all U.S. Federal Government agencies. FIPS 140-2 describes the technological requirements for systems that use cryptography to protect unclassified but sensitive information. The requirements pertain to the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module; Lenel has the OnGuard Access Control Crypto Module. OnGuard 2005 Second Edition is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certified.

New in Hardware

Multi-technology Readers Introduced. Lenel LNL-XF OpenCard(tm) Readers, a new family of ISO-compatible, multi-technology readers, offers the ultimate in flexibility. The devices employ Lenel's smart card encoded information standard, OnGuard OpenCard(tm), to integrate technology that can read both serial numbers as well as the data application areas off contactless smart cards. The readers support HID(r) proximity, GE/CASI(r) ProxLite(r), my-d(r), MIFARE(r), MIFARE DESFire(r), HID iCLASS and other secure contactless smart card technologies. Available configurations for the LNL-XF include a mullion mount reader, a mid-range reader and a mid-range reader with a keypad.