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Johnson Controls CEM Systems access control equipment compliant with EU’s new Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

BELFAST, UK. (13 September, 2017) – Johnson Controls can confirm that their powerful range of CEM Systems access control hardware is compliant with the European Union’s new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU, which came into full effect on 13 June 2017. CEM Systems intelligent card readers including the CEM S610 (iCLASS SE, DESFire and Prox) reader, CEM S700 reader, CEM emerald reader and their biometric equivalents are all RED compliant and continue to be available for distribution within the EU. The CEM sPass reader and CEM S3040 portable reader are also confirmed as being RED compliant.


C•CURE 9000 access control platform adds new smart card encoding to increase credential security and flexibility

MILWAUKEE, August 31, 2017 ––Johnson Controls introduces the newest versions of its C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Software House to now include greater credential security and flexibility in smart card encoding by integrating with two new smart card technologies.

New personnel and credential management functionalities for the Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.60 SP1 (standalone) and v2.61 (unified with victor from American Dynamics) adds support for NXP MIFARE DesFire EV1 and EV2 smart card encoding. This allows multiple applications, such as access control, vending, and parking to be combined into a single contactless smart card, with the user in complete control of the card’s memory and key material. To further protect against card tampering, the encoding setup features an optional Anti-Cloning diversified key, per NXP’s Generic Access Control Data Model.


Johnson Controls’ PowerSeries Neo earns Wireless Commercial Burglary ULC Certification – an industry first in Canada

WESTFORD, Mass. (Aug. 23, 2017) – Johnson Controls announces that PowerSeries Neo with PowerG technology from its DSC brand, has received Wireless Commercial Burglary Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certification, an industry first in Canada. For those already installing ULC-compliant products, PowerSeries Neo now becomes the leading commercial burglar alarm solution for customers seeking secure, robust and reliable wireless options.


Johnson Controls debuts Visitor Management Kiosk and Access Control Management with C•CURE Portal

WESTFORD, MA – (Aug. 23, 2017) – Johnson Controls introduces comprehensive and automated visitor management as a core component of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform with a new self-service Kiosk Application and optional stand offerings that connect through the C•CURE Portal. The new release provides auto-generation and assignment of temporary credentials for visitors, and customizable access control workflows for more efficient management of access credential requests. The latest version of the multi-integrative, highly flexible flagship C•CURE 9000 platform allows visitors to self-register using the new visitor management Kiosk Application for iOS iPad devices. Visitors can look up their appointments by entering their name or email address and host name into specific fields through the Kiosk Application. Once the visit is confirmed by C•CURE 9000 and a credential is created, a temporary identification label or card can be printed from the C•CURE 9000 client. An email notification of the visitor’s arrival is promptly sent to the host.


Johnson Controls enhances user experience, functionality of flagship video solutions

WESTFORD, Mass. August 22, 2017 –– Johnson Controls’ newest version of its victor Unified Video Management Systems and VideoEdge Network Video Recorders from American Dynamics, provides a transformed, contemporary user interface and new detection and analytics features for increased visibility of the security environment. With victor/VideoEdge 5.0, the updated feature set includes license plate-recognition, perimeter detection, edge-based SD-card failover redundancy and several other advanced surveillance features, delivering greater and faster command and control capabilities.


Johnson Controls introduces iSTAR Ultra LT network door controller

WESTFORD, Mass. August 10, 2017 ––Johnson Controls introduces the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities to reduce costs. With a scalable architecture that includes support for up to eight card readers and 500,000 cardholders, iSTAR Ultra LT is ideal for businesses seeking a flexible, future-proof access control system that can be expanded as needed.


ONVIF Publishes Release Candidate for Profile T for Advanced Video Streaming

SAN RAMON, Calif. – July 25, 2017. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the Release Candidate for Profile T, a draft specification with advanced streaming capabilities that includes support for H.265 video compression and an expanded feature set that extends the capabilities of ONVIF video Profiles for systems integrators and end users.


victor Video Management Software provides critical security against the active shooter

WESTFORD, Mass. (July 20, 2017) – Johnson Controls announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. By reducing the margin of human error, the solution helps to eliminate costly false alerts while enhancing the overall security of any school, business or public venue building.


Siklu Expands UK and Ireland Security Market Reach with Norbain Distribution Agreement

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY — July 19, 2017 — Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave wireless solutions, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Norbain, an arrangement that will greatly expand its reach to security integrators and installers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. As part of the agreement, Norbain will carry and distribute Siklu’s millimeter wave…


ONVIF Releases Profile A for Broader Access Control Configuration

  SAN RAMON, Calif. – July 11, 2017. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the final release of Profile A for broader access control configuration that establishes a standardized interface for access control clients and expands the configuration options of ONVIF conformant access control systems. The release marks the first open specification that allows for…