Ava Security, the pioneer of unified video and cyber security, has teamed up with Nedap, the Dutch provider of powerful solutions in physical security, to integrate their best-in-class solutions for security professionals and integrators. Together, the Ava Aware Cloud™ intelligent video management system (VMS) and the Nedap AEOS physical access control provide the simplicity, security, and power needed for proactive physical security. Access control events By enabling the 24/7 video monitoring of access control events as they happen, Ava Security’s powerful AI analytics gives security professionals what they need to act: usable, precise data, delivered instantly, whether from a video security stream or Nedap’s card readers, door controllers, or intrusion components. The pop-up can be expanded to show more detail and allow further actions to be taken by the operators In cases of forced entry, authorization failure, revoked credentials, or doors propped open for a longer period, notifications pop up on the Aware Cloud user interface, including a thumbnail view from the camera that triggered the rule. The pop-up can be expanded to show more detail and allow further actions to be taken by the operators. For instance, additional details can include the name of the badge holder, the image on the credential, and the exact location, provided in real-time, leading to insights and options that are just not possible if access control remains separate from video security. Gaining additional insights After an incident, fast forensic searches allow video security teams to find things quickly and reduce the burden of manually reviewing massive amounts of footage. Sam Lancia, Head of Video Engineering & Co-Founder of Ava Security, comments: “We are delighted to announce a new partnership that will enable organizations to react to security events as they unfold, connect the dots between ‘who,’ ‘where,’ and ‘how,’ and gain additional insights to streamline and take full control of their operations.” Integrations between security providers are crucial because of an increasing demand for real-time insights, cyber security protection, situational awareness, and the ability to perform accurate and fast investigations. Financial and commercial businesses, government, defense, healthcare organizations, schools and campuses, critical infrastructure facilities, and public venues can all benefit from the ability to monitor and detect access violations using the two seamlessly interconnected platforms. Amazing user experience Ava’s cloud video security solution is cyber-hardened with always-on end-to-end encryption Wesley Keegstra, Integration Manager at Nedap Security Management, says: “I’m very proud of having Ava Security joining our Technology Partner Programme. They truly bring an amazing user experience and a rich set of powerful features. By combining Ava Aware Cloud with the AEOS access control, you get strong insights on events and alarms like who accessed, where and when including the recorded videos. Aware Cloud offers features like Smart Presence, so you can live monitor where your people are. Or view Heatmaps of certain floors, areas or doors. Features you should definitely check out!” Both companies place the utmost priority on data security, given the risks of operating in a connected world. Protecting video and data both at rest and in transit, Ava’s cloud video security solution is cyber-hardened with always-on end-to-end encryption and factory-installed certificates. Internal security processes It also provides audit trails of operator and administrator action, automatically recorded to address the full spectrum of compliance requirements. Ava is ISO 27001 certified, demonstrating its commitment to protecting its internal security processes and customers’ data. Nedap’s AEOS access control platform is designed to be secure and safe by default. Every installation is encrypted, so AEOS more than meets the access control requirements of many organizations. Nedap also supports several industry standards to ensure AEOS works with a wide range of third-party readers, including Wiegand, Nedap rs485, OSDP (secure), and transparent.
Buildings or sites with existing or future Nedap access control systems can now benefit from integration with Forge Bluepoint visitor management to give people visiting their space smart, secure and time-limited access. Integration with Forge Bluepoint The new integration was customer-driven by HB Reavis’s new building in Bratislava, Nivy Tower, which went live in November. Wayne Lee, Director at Forge, said “We’re excited about this partnership and being able to offer our customers with existing or future Nedap access control the benefit of our smart access visitor management solution. Deployment is simple and quick. It takes the worry of security away from the customer - for both planned and unplanned visitors to their building.” High-performance visitor management system Wesley Keegstra, Integration Manager at Nedap, said, “Where Nedap adheres to a first people then technology philosophy, Forge Bluepoint creates an amazing visitor experience. Even though the integration was customer-driven, Forge Bluepoint managed to deliver a flexible, user-friendly, and high-quality integration, which is accessible for all customers looking to bring a whole new visitor experience into their security. I’m looking forward to this partnership and the benefits we can bring to our customers.” How it works This smart access ensures the security of the building is maintained at all times Invites sent by Forge Bluepoint will have a unique QR code generated and matched using credentials from the Nedap access control. This QR code can be used to check-in at reception and scan to pass through turnstiles or speed gates into the building, or the reception team can issue a physical access card or visitor pass, time-limited to the visitor appointment. Smart access solution This smart access ensures the security of the building is maintained at all times and real-time visibility of people within the building is available for the reception teams or building management in Forge Bluepoint. In an emergency, this means an accurate evacuation list can be downloaded or in the case of an illness, the people in the building at the time of possible transmission can be contacted. In the current climate, an additional benefit is that people visiting a building can have an utterly contact-free experience from start to end. Robust customer-centric approach Forge and Nedap both have a robust customer-centric approach to delivering solutions for customers that are not just technology, but people-driven.
A new partnership between Nedap Security Management and biometric security specialist Recogtech has made highly secure palm vein recognition technology available for a much wider audience. Recogtech’s Palm-ID and Palm-ID card have been integrated with Nedap’s AEOS access control system. Which enables Nedap clients worldwide to use both technologies (based on palm vein recognition technology) in combination with AEOS. This verified partnership was cemented once Nedap’s access control experts had extensively tested and validated Recogtech’s technology. Scalable biometric access control solution The Palm-ID is a high-end security product. It works very fast, has a very low false acceptance rate" “Recogtech is a wonderful addition to our ecosystem of integrations as we are able to provide a highly secure and scalable biometric access control solution. On top of that, Recogtech has adopted a very proactive approach when it comes to GDPR challenges that arise in biometric environments with their Palm-ID card, which is impressive!” says Wesley Keegstra Technical Engineer | Solution & Integration Specialist at Nedap Security Management, The Palm-ID is based on the PalmSecure sensor – an extremely reliable security sensor developed by Fujitsu for palm-vein recognition. The registration is fully integrated in AEOS. “The Palm-ID is a high-end security product. It works very fast, has a very low false acceptance rate and can be used by large numbers of people,” says Recogtech director Eduard de Knegt. Widely accepted security solution Recently, Recogtech’s Palm-ID solution has also become available for use on a smart card designed for readers using Mifare Desfire (EV1) technology. This product doesn’t connect to the network or use a database. The biometric data is written on the card and it works in a completely standalone capacity. There’s no stronger protection or a more widely accepted security solution for biometric data Once the card is presented to the reader, the sensor starts verifying the stored biometric data on the card with the live feed. This is done by 3 processors ‘on a need to know base’. After a successful match, the card number is passed to the AEOS controller. Within Europe, there’s no stronger protection or a more widely accepted security solution for biometric data. “The Palm-ID card uses a three-processor technology,” Eduard de Knegt explains. “They process data separately on a need-to-know basis. This means that the information used by each processor is limited. And users keep hold of their own biometric data on a personal card.” Banking sector and healthcare organizations An extra advantage of the Palm-ID card is that multinationals can easily give employees secure access to different locations worldwide. Eduard de Knegt says: “You don’t have to register employees’ personal details in separate databases anymore because the system doesn’t use a database.” The Palm-ID is widely used for access control by the justice system, government institutions, the banking sector and healthcare organizations. With the integration into AEOS, this popularity will only further increase expects Eduard De Knegt: “With thousands of clients worldwide, Nedap has a huge customer base, many of which are the same types of customers that we serve. These clients can now benefit from our integrated solution to increase their security levels in a streamlined way.”
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