Industry Leading Enterprise Access Control System Now Accommodates an Array of Wireless and Biometric Readers
., July 28, 2014 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced enhancements to its Pro-Watch security management system that allow integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need through expanded support for wireless locksets and biometric readers. Pro-Watch 4.2 is now compatible with multiple biometric reader options, along with added support for several brands and types of wireless locks including options from Allegion (AD-400 Series), Assa Abloy (Aperio Line), and Salto (Sallis and SVN) that enable the system to protect previously hard-to-reach doors and locations.Wireless technologies are naturally easier and less-expensive to install than hardwired systems, said Robert Blasofsel, director of Honeywell Integrated Security, Honeywell Security Group. By adding more flexible wireless capabilities to Pro-Watch, integrators will have new opportunities to protect more doors at each customer site.By supporting biometric readers from Suprema Entertech Systems (BioEntry Plus and BioStation T2) and MorphoTrak (Sigma Series), Pro-Watch 4.2 can provide additional security in higher-risk areas where multi-factor authentication is required. Along with the wireless locksets, the biometric options help create a cost-effective, less-complex access control system that is easier for new users to learn.The system uses an open platform to easily integrate with other disparate building and security systems. Pro-Watch 4.2 is compatible with Honeywell’s Vindicator® Intrusion Detection systems which are commonly used at high-profile, critical infrastructure sites and gives users control of intrusion, access control and video surveillance systems via a common interface. By integrating several buildings systems with Pro-Watch 4.2, integrators save time and money previously allocated to repairs and software upgrades while also providing users with a more efficient platform.The system’s layered security extends to third party solutions and uses embedded software to limit downtime and provide users with instant notification if a security alarm or event occurs. A drop-in board replacement for Mercury-based systems more easily transitions legacy readers and access equipment over to the updated platform without replacing existing hardware.Pro-Watch 4.2 is available in four editions:
- Pro-Watch Enterprise Edition is designed for global enterprises and multiple locations with unlimited users and doors.
- Pro-Watch Corporate Edition accommodates mid-size to large applications, five or more users and over 96 doors.
- Pro-Watch Professional Edition provides complete functionality for organizations with up to five users and 64 doors.
- Pro-Watch Lite Edition offers basic functionality for organizations with up to 32 doors, on Pro-Watch series panels. Badging not included.
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