Still using GuardPointPro?

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upgrade GuardPointPro

 

GuardPoint10 offers many advantages over GuardPointPro:

GuardPoint 10 is modern and expandable with a modern HTML driven interface.
GuardPoint 10 is compatible with all your existing controllers and readers etc
The software is free of charge for sites using less than 32 readers.

GuardPoint 10 offers:

  • A much more modern and graphical interface
  • Modern HTTP API for custom integration
  • CCTV integration with multiple vendors
    Biometric integration
  • Runs as a windows service
    64-bit application
  • Area management
  • Multi-Site architecture
  • Software lift integration
  • License plate recognition
  • Roll Call with Time and attendance
  • Web browser interface
  • Visitor Management
  • Dynamic graphical maps

Do not hesitate to contact Support@sensoraccess.co.uk to help with the process of upgrading

GuardPoint10 Version 1.75 released

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GuardPoint10 New Release


GuardPoint10 Version 1.75 offers improvements and enhancement to the ever evolving GuardPoint10 system. This update is free of charge.

Improvements include:

Security Centre Improvements – Geometric and freehand shapes can now be drawn into your maps in the security centre. This allows you to create custom region for alarm group or areas. Area regions allow you to see the cardholder occupancy within them.

Mifare card support on biometric readers – Biometric readers now support 26 and 32-bit Mifare card format allowing you to utilise two factor authentication with Mifare cards.

Increased password security – This feature allows organizations to meet company password policies and guidelines.
The settings include:

  • Enforcing of the password history policy
  • A maximum password age policy
  • A minimum password length policy
  • A complexity requirements policy

New languages - Polish and Portuguese languages have been added.

Software fixes - Fixed problems relating to biometric initialization.

Full release notes can be found: here

Safe Guarding against Covid-19

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Creating healthy and safe environments is now a key requirement in helping people return to work and re-start their normal activities.
To improve and help safeguard against Covid-19 or any infectious virus sensor access controls systems can provide the following solutions:

  • Room capacity monitoring. 
  • Touchless door operation.
  • Temperature detection.
 
Capacity Monitoring

It is very important now to ensure people have sufficient space to be able to maintain the current guideline of 2 meters apart from each other. This is where capacity counting can play an important role to prevent overcrowding of a space.
Within the Guardpoint10 there is a highly configurable module called “Areas” This allows spaces (buildings, rooms, etc.) which can be defined for monitoring the occupancy.  Capacity can be set to each area which in turn can trigger a configurable action. The action could be to stop allowing more people in or send an alert email, many options are available.

The screenshot below showing the area module in GuardPoint10:

 

 

 

Part Code: Description
GP10-AREA GuardPoint 10 real-time visual and reporting of cardholder movements.
GP10-AGR GuardPoint 10 additional cause and effect actions such as: Send a email and  Run External application.

Further information can be found: https://www.sensoraccess.co.uk/software/

 

Touchless Door Operation

Reducing the points of human contact on a door will reduce the point of cross-contamination. Proximity readers are contact-less but exit buttons usually are not. Therefore we are offering a capacitive exit button “ETC-1” which has an advantage over infrared versions as it is more accurate and not as affected by smoke, dust, fog, sunlight, etc

The ETC-1 can detect your hand up to a range of 5 cm from the button and has a mechanical override in case of power failure

Contact-less Exit

Part Code

Description

EBC-1

Contactless exit button with a capacitive sensor with a mechanical override.

Further information can be found: https://www.sensoraccess.co.uk/exit-buttons/

 
Temperature Detection

Facial recognition readers have been around for a while but recently this is now being combined with a thermal recognition camera.
The thermal sensor allows the reader to measure the body temperature at the same as doing facial verification. This helps companies to stop any employee or visitor who is exhibiting high body temperature from entering the building and therefore protecting the people inside the premises from possible infection.

Part Code

Description

FRS-1T

8“ Thermal Facial recognition reader with either Wiegand output. Supports temperature detection via thermal imaging, live detection and Automatic light compensation.

GuardPoint10 API Centre

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The new API centre in GuardPoint10 allows many possibilities in making GuardPoint10 much more than just an access control system. The API allows systems to be linked together and provide automation as well as personalized applications for specific needs. For example:

  • A schools existing student management software could be used to also create the student on the GP10 system.
  • A building management software could be used to control the doors and alarm inputs

Completely new applications can also be created to interact with GP10. The are many possibilities which means customers can have applications tailored to their business needs.

See:https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002135857-API-Demo-Visitor-Portal-App

There is an example Visitor Sign in application that you or a developer can download and experiment with.

Postman

To make the development process easier we provide the API with a Postman collection of examples and tests.

The Postman tool is a free tool for managing RESTful API call collections in various conditions and can be used as the API descriptive doc and testing tool.

For more information on setting up the API see: https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022197731-GuardPoint10-API-Center-

 

 

Keyless Access Control for Offices

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The demand for flexible office hours is rapidly growing around the UK due to the massive amount of freelancers and contractors using shared office spaces and working varied hours and shifts. The result of this change in working habits is that offices need to be manned 24/7 or you need to implement an access control solution.

Our Access Control Software combined with our hardware means there are several options to control access to the buildings.

There are various types of key cards that can be used as an alternative to the traditional metal key and will open an electronically-powered door if you swipe it (swipe reader), tap the card on it (proximity reader), or insert it (insert reader).

Here at sensor access, we provide the following options:

  • Proximity cards are contact-less due to a wireless antenna embedded in the plastic. When the card is brought into proximity with a reader the antenna receives an electrical charge which is known as the Wiegand effect.
  • Key fobs look more like plastic keys rather than cards, but they also allow keyless locking and unlocking of coworking spaces using the Wiegand effect.
  • Smart cards possess a microchip, which is difficult to duplicate, so they provide a higher level of security than the magnetic stripe cards. Such cards do not require contact with the reader and are popular among laptop owners and office staff.
  • Biometric Access Control is the most secure option and involves employees registering a fingerprint which is then scanned by the reader to confirm your identity and grant you access.

Once you have decided on the type of Access Control Solution you wish to implement then the next decision is to choose your Access Control Software, we recommend our new Guardpoint 10 software.

For more information on Access Control visit our contact us page

New Version of GuardPointPro released

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New Version of GuardPoint released

A new version of GuardPointPro has now been released and is ready for download. This new version has many new features and improvements. Full release notes can be found here

handheld prox reader

Handheld Readers

GuardPointPro to check the validity of badges without the need of a hardwired reader.

Multi-Frame View Photo screen

This new window allows the operator to observe the photo of cardholders using multiple readers all in parallel.

End to End encrypted Mifare DESFire Readers

For sites which require an end to end encryption which meets most military and government standards support for new serial readers are available.

QR Codes

QR codes and barcodes can now be read using the Magellan 1100I scanner.

Many more features and improvements have been made in the new version.
To download click here

To be able to upgrade to the latest GuardPointPro you will require a license dongle with minimum version 3.00.0xx otherwise please contact:

New Staff Announcement

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Paul Barrett
UK and EMEA Sales Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Barrett to Sensor Access as our UK and EMEA Sales Manager.

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the security industry, on both the installation and manufacturing sides of the business. His knowledge in how to manage a security company has allowed him to demonstrate what he feels are important issues and challenges for our customers.

Since Paul has joined us in September, he has been focusing on who our customers are and how we can best assist them in gaining contracts, increasing their margins and securing maintenance contracts. With this in mind, we have employed a new route to market that will allow companies to differentiate themselves, and a genuinely different partner programme that rewards companies with more than just a glass paperweight and a pat on the back.

Paul has said: “The Sensor Access control products already stand out from the crowd: quality built hardware, feature rich, with an intuitive and reliable software used by both engineers and system users alike – a characteristic considered a rarity. I genuinely believe that we and our customers have a fantastic opportunity to change the Access Control market for the better. Of course, it often comes down to pricing and margins but ultimately it is about a company’s reputation and how it values its customers. Value is what we will be offering our customers and this will allow them to do the the same for theirs.”

For any sales queries, please contact Paul on either of the following:

Email: paul@sensoraccess.co.uk

Tel: 01273 242355

New: Features Added to GuardPoint Corporate

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Sensor Access has recently improved the GuardPoint Corporate edition by allowing additional modules such as LIFT, Video and Galaxy to be added. The GuardPoint Corporate package is a solution suitable for installations of up to 128 readers and includes modules such as Badge Printing, Graphical Maps, SQL and two additional workstations as standard.

GuardPoint Corporate is a cost effective solution compatible with our low cost NX range of controllers, which come in 1 and 2 door flavours.

To find out more, please contact us