Pacom Systems announced today the launch of Pacom Unison (‘Unison’) into the American market at ISC West 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.
Unison is an open, product-agnostic security management platform designed for campus organizations. It integrates access control, intrusion detection, video, fire and intercom into a single intuitive user interface – making it suitable for prisons, airports, universities, hospitals and other market segments which demand rich system integration within a single large facility.
Unison’s ability to unify different technologies, systems and applications into one simple, common interface presents a unique value proposition. With a focus on simplicity and user friendliness, Unison is also characterized by a deep integration with various subsystems which makes the commissioning process considerably easier and leads to more cost-effective installations. The open architecture enables simple and rapid driver development for third party applications and can therefore be customized to the clients' specific requirements.
Unison is progressively being introduced into new geographical regions as a phased global launch plan. It was originally launched into the Nordic region over 3 years ago and has quickly established itself as the preferred security management solution amongst some of the world’s most recognizable companies.
A Focus on the End User
Unison offers the end user the choice of which hardware and applications he or she would like to integrate via the platform, regardless of manufacturer. This flexibility, combined with the strong integration that exists between all the subsystems, ensures maximum value and operational efficiencies.
Unison boasts a slick, modern, role-based Graphical User Interface (GUI). With standard Windows conventions and controls, Unison’s unrivalled usability enables operators to easily search, bulk-update and report on data across all modules with minimal training.
A Focus on the Installer
Unison features various smart functions that were developed for the installer to reduce commissioning time and ultimately deliver cost-savings to the end user.
In addition to supporting silent, or unattended, installations and the auto-discovery of hardware panels, Unison offers a powerful one-click function that can upload an entire configuration from the selected subsystem. For alarm or fire systems that typically have hundreds or even thousands of points, this function dramatically reduces the time that would traditionally be spent manually programming each object.
Unison’s unique CAD import wizard intelligently links the CAD drawing symbols with system devices during the import process, significantly saving time that would otherwise be spent importing and programming devices one at a time and positioning them in the appropriate location on a site plan.
A Focus on the Software Developer
Unison has been engineered to keep pace with emerging technologies and cater to custom applications. The .net architecture ensures rapid driver development and the advanced design ensures that drivers and plugins can be easily added and updated without impacting the core system. Drivers can be developed in-house (i.e. by Pacom) or via a third party, and Unison’s intelligent macros and “expressions” enable cross-linking of all the subsystems. A range of different development tools exist to enable integration using native protocols or via open standards, such as OPC, ONVIF and Modbus.
“Pacom Unison is another example of STANLEY Security’s commitment to delivering innovative technologies to the security industry,” stated Brett Bontrager, Senior Vice President & Group Executive, STANLEY Security, for Stanley Black & Decker. “The open nature of the Unison product makes it a major differentiator with a powerful value proposition to the commercial, industrial, education and healthcare markets. We are looking forward to launching Unison to our Pacom Value Added Resellers throughout the Americas.”
Pacom Unison is being launched at the ISC West 2014 exhibition in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, booth #30072 from April 2-4.
About Pacom Systems
Pacom Systems, a part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), is a global leader in remotely managed security systems. Pacom has been pioneering security solutions over IP networks for more than 30 years and is trusted by some of the world’s biggest financial institutions and central monitoring stations.
Pacom operates world-wide with representation in more than 60 countries and offices in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Spain and Sweden. For more information about Pacom, go to www.pacom.com.
About STANLEY Security
STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), is a provider of integrated security solutions defining the future of the security industry. STANLEY delivers a comprehensive suite of security products, software and integrated systems with a strong emphasis on service. STANLEY is powered by a culture of continuous innovation, providing revolutionary technology and unmatched customer service to commercial, institutional and industrial businesses and organizations. We focus on complete customer transparency and operational excellence in the five customer touchpoints: account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. STANLEY takes pride in our signature approach to doing business – offering global resources, with a local touch. As one of the world's largest and most comprehensive security providers, we're protecting what's important to you by designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an extensive array of products and solutions that span the entire security spectrum:
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