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Schneider Electric Introduces Cloud-Based Integrated Security Management System
AccessXpert empowers on-the-go security professionals, improves business efficiencies
DALLAS – April 6, 2016 – Schneider Electric today introduced AccessXpert, a new, fully web-based security management solution at ISC West 2016. Based on the latest in open-protocol support, AccessXpert simplifies and streamlines security management for today’s on-the-move security staff.
The new solution leverages secure, cloud-based technologies to provide building owners, managers and security personnel with anywhere, anytime mobile access to video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, alarm management and other systems. In addition, it merges security with Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ building management system (BMS) to enable clearer decisions, faster responses and maximum facility efficiency.
“AccessXpert marks an evolution of intelligent building integration that aligns security and sustainability for enhanced building efficiency and performance,” said Jim Sandelin, Senior Vice President, EcoBuilding, Schneider Electric North America Operation. “Today’s security professionals operate in a constantly changing, on-the-move environment and need access to critical data from their laptops, tablets or smart phones. We are committed to providing our customers with the world’s most open and innovative security solutions to help make more informed decisions and ultimately drive savings."
AccessXpert is a collaborative effort led by Schneider Electric with Mercury Security and Feenics, all contributing their unique expertise. Mercury Security’s open hardware platforms make AccessXpert an affordable migration option for customers, including standardized integration to third-party security devices such as door hardware or intrusion detection. With a robust access control software platform from Feenics, AccessXpert moves into the cloud enabling access anywhere, anytime. Schneider Electric brings its long-standing commitment to integrated, smart buildings, integrating AccessXpert to its StruxureWare™ BMS software platform with full BACnet support.
"We are very excited to partner with a leading, global organization like Schneider Electric to bring new value to security managers facing budget constraints," said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury Security. "Their approach to embedding Mercury's open-access technology into their security system platform and complementary focus on building integration provides a unique solution to the industry."
“AccessXpert is the perfect solution for those looking to modernize their security infrastructure without having to make significant IT investments,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President, Feenics. “We are proud to help put comprehensive security management power into the hands of building owners and facility managers through this collaborative effort with Schneider Electric and Mercury Security.”
Schneider Electric will showcase AccessXpert at ISC West 2016, which runs from April 6-8 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Visit booth #10037 to learn more.
AccessXpert is currently available in North America. For more information, please visit www.schneider-electric.us/accessxpert.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~$30 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
About Mercury Security Corporation
Mercury Security Corporation is the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware. Built on an open platform, with over 3 million panels sold, Mercury has the largest installed base and greatest accumulated run time of any access hardware provider in the world. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Mercury has been providing enhanced access control technology since 1992.
More information is available at www.mercury-security.com
Feenics is the industry’s most secure, on premise or cloud-hosted, integrated access control and security management solutions. Featuring two-factor authentication, TLS encrypted field hardware and a secure SSL connection, the Feenics solution provides the end user powerful features, with an easy to navigate user interface (UI). As a hosted platform, Feenics solutions reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating servers and appliances, while the UI is accessible anywhere there is an Internet connection, providing peace of mind with full disaster recovery and redundancy. Designed by a leading industry integrator and innovator specifically for the systems integration and value-added reseller markets, Feenics’ modular design scales linearly – from single sites to an enterprise environment. Feenics monitors real-time events and pushes alarm or manual notifications out via email or SMS; locks down doors with a single click; creates badges; and integrates with leading providers of intrusion, video, wireless locks and accessories. In addition, Feenics utilizes non-proprietary field hardware by Mercury and HID. www.feenics.com
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