Darius Adamczyk, CEO
Sadly, the world is an all-too-dangerous place. We are witnessing constant reminders of threats—be it terrorist attacks, home break-ins, or cyber-attacks. What made us vulnerable?
In some ways, technology is the culprit. In today’s world, where people are embracing technology to become more efficient and competent, the same technologies pose a different threat. It is a two-way game. In this scenario, it is all-important for enterprises to adopt powerful security tools that enable them to overcome the threat of an intruder.
To put this into perspective, consider an educational institution. Similar to enterprises, schools and colleges are also vulnerable to security threats, and so require a cost-effective solution to improve the security of their building, which also holds a Catholic parish and a funeral home. School officials felt that their current key access system was no longer delivering the desired level of security. It also lacked a granular level of control and management. Sharing both internal and external entryways with the funeral home and the church, the school premises experienced several unauthorized entries, which evolved into multiple challenges. For example, during operation hours, anyone from the church or funeral home could access the school. Also, parents who are entering and leaving the school to pick up their children had to sign in and out manually. To tackle these situations, school authorities need an affordable, effective, and easy-to-manage access control system that allows them to create different access zones and quickly issue and cancel access cards as needed. They also wanted to easily monitor the overall system and receive notifications if breached. Unfortunately, our school is not the only establishment that faces such critical security challenges. There are many like them who wanted the development and implementation of innovative access control solutions by embracing advanced technologies to meet the highest level of physical security.
Identifying this global need, North Carolina-based Fortune 100 Company Honeywell invents and manufactures technologies to address these tough challenges, which are directly linked to global macro-trends such as safety and security. Being the industry pioneers, the firm has designed and developed several groundbreaking advances that have shaped current residential and commercial security systems. Honeywell also made such an advanced access control systems easier to install and to use, developed the most reliable supervised wireless products, and have created the most flexible hybrid control panels on the market. As a company, Honeywell is at the forefront of advancements in long-range radio, Internet alarm communications, and sensor technology.
The Silent Guard to Enterprises
In a bid to safeguard the assets of enterprises and prevent other unauthorized entry, Honeywell delivers state-of-the-art access control software. It has the potential to integrate with the most advanced security technologies and possesses innovative networking capabilities to offer its clients full-featured security solutions serving any size facility. The firm’s WIN-PAK 4.7 software integrates and manages access control, video surveillance, and intrusion detection through a single interface in a simple and cost-effective manner.
Honeywell’s web-based NetAXS-123 enables users to securely manage their system anywhere there’s an Internet connection, with no dedicated PC or software costs
The software built upon WIN-PAK’s legendary and robust workstation-based management system, provides an intuitive browser-based interface and allows users to perform common access control actions from anywhere. Additionally, WIN-PAK 4.7 software solution minimizes server deployment costs by supporting VMWare 6.5 to help clients leverage their existing IT infrastructure and server assets.
WIN-PAK 4.7 is an easily scalable—from a single site up to a multi-region—an enterprise-level solution that offers an unlimited number of users or sites being managed. The software is also designed to accommodate up to 40 recorders and 2,560 cameras. The software allows third-party integrations such as HID’s Mobile Access®
, and Morpho biometrics, point-of-sale systems, visitor management, and other HR applications. What makes Honeywell’s solution unique is the WIN-PAK API that enables clients’ software developers to create custom integrations to meet their integration needs, thus reducing the maintenance and system supervisory costs. It has customizable and automated system reporting functions with email delivery.
As a departure from traditional on-premise access control systems, Honeywell delivers WIN-PAK CS that can accommodate multiple accounts from the in-house system. Focusing more on convenience, the solution allows day-to-day management from the end-user’s existing mobile devices and computers. WIN-PAK CS’s browser provides simple access to daily functions as well as door status within the account. It is also designed to create customized reports and scheduled to run hourly, daily, or weekly or previewed on demand. Also, the home page provides a card event viewer and door status summary along with hot buttons to lock, unlock, or restore to schedule all doors in the account.
Ever-Evolving Market; Never- Ending Innovations
With a longstanding experience in developing solutions for securing the world, Honeywell identifies an evolution in the needs of enterprises, when it comes to access control systems. To align well with the desire of the ever-evolving marketplace, the firm continually enhances its capacities and upgrades the systems. The recent development that came into the solution portfolio of Honeywell is quite noteworthy; NETAXS-123, a hybrid access control panel. Along with providing solutions for installations of any size, Honeywell’s web-based NetAXS-123 enables users to securely manage their system anywhere there’s an Internet connection, with no dedicated PC or software costs. Designed with a user-friendly design, the system is simple to install and easy to operate and maintain.
Furthermore, Honeywell’s NetAXS-123 gives enterprises a wide range of benefits for enterprises that encompass the benefits provided by other traditional access control systems, such as helping users secure doors, manage employee access, and manage sites remotely.
It allows organizations to easily pull out reports to their compliance requirements. Designed with a browser-based interface, the system successfully reduces the users’ learning curve and training times. What makes NetAXS-123 unique is that it allows simple and secure log-ons from office or anywhere without the need for any dedicated software. Also, the innovative technology embraced by the system enables enterprises to manage NetAXS-123 using the embedded browser, MAXPRO Cloud’s secure cloud infrastructure, or WIN-PAK®’s integrated security suite. With an installer-friendly design at its core, the platform easily adapts to existing IT infrastructure and methods, which helps in reducing installation and support costs.
Fortifying the Business Premise
In terms of operational flexibility, NetAXS-123 can be scaled for any large variety of jobs. It includes basic access control for a single site up to multi-site and enterprise-level security with fully integrated access, video, as well as intrusion. It also supports faster installation as it is incorporated with native IP-based hardware with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability. This helps in eliminating additional network module wiring; at the same time, simplifies powering the panel. The systems’ by-the-door mounting using plastic enclosure enables the users to decrease cable runs significantly. Simultaneously, the firm delivers metal enclosure with 4-amp power supply and battery backup for traditional installs or retrofits.
On the expenditure side, NetAXS-123 supports the lower cost of ownership by allowing enterprises to expand a single door controller to manage 2 or 3 doors with 1 & 2-door add-on boards. Users can also add panels and manage access using the embedded interface via Ethernet Virtual Loop (EVL) or RS-485 loops. Unlike other access control systems, Honeywell’s NetAXS-123 increases productivity and provides enhanced security with 256-bit AES encrypted communication between panel and hosts.
In addition to the aforementioned suite of solutions, Honeywell also provides a wide range of other access control systems, including versatile, reliable, and expandable control panels and hardware for enterprises’ access security systems, visitor management systems, and readers.
Aiming the Big Future
Evident that the needs in the access control marketplace will further escalate and become more complicated, Honeywell employs a talented and dedicated team of 300 engineers in order to continually raise the bar for the future. The firm is also dedicating millions of dollars annually to research and development. Also, the company has taken safety very seriously for the past 75 years, and that dedication would never be wavered. Honeywell builds its products in world-class production facilities to eliminate all possible flaws in the manufacturing process. They are also subjected to rigorous testing exceeding industry standards for quality and performance.
"Being the industry pioneers, the firm has designed and developed several groundbreaking advances that have shaped current residential and commercial security systems"
Envisioning the future, Honeywell has rolled out a comprehensive roadmap where its innovation labs are in constant motion to enhance the potential of its products to enable the firm to stay ahead of the curve. It has also plans to widen its customer base and garner more successful customers in the future. Honeywell is on a drive to identify the evolving threats in the business realm and configure its solutions accordingly.