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Maxxess at the Intersec 2019 exhibition in Dubai from January 20 to 22 are showing their latest in hospitality access products – including new releases in the eFusion and Ambit.
The latest version of the VisitorPoint module within the eFusion security management platform offers new streamlined functions for people and visitor management. Harnessing cloud computing and mobile communications, VisitorPoint is being used at hotels, campuses and corporate headquarters. It allows the whole process of visitor management to be streamlined the product developers say.
For example, it lets guests’ phones be used as access credentials, making it an alternative to room keys in the hotel sector. The VisitorPoint system works with ASSA Abloy Hospitality products.
VisitorPoint is also for busy reception teams who need to keep across who is entering their premises. With the latest version of VisitorPoint, users can view pre-registered visitors; manage and sign-in large groups in seconds; book meeting rooms; manage visitor car parking; and automate notifications and messaging. Thanks to integration with Outlook and Google calendars, a new VIP feature allows automatically tailored welcomes for specified guests and/or groups; and a QR Scan App allows visitors and VIPS to be verified. A self-service kiosk will be unveiled at the show, for positioning in hotels and high-end corporate lobbies.
The software eFusion offers a modular, building block approach and lets users integrate, customise and adapt their security systems to meet current needs and emerging risks. Ensuring compatibility with surveillance, intruder, access and fire detection systems, eFusion now supports more than 60 off-the-shelf integrations and additions are confirmed for the show. These latest integrations include IP intercom hardware from Jaquies; the mobile phone app GuardPoint; and the Metra locker system hardware.
Lee Copland, Managing Director, Maxxess EMEA says: “The eFusion platform allows legacy systems to be transformed into a smart, open infrastructure and extends the life of equipment. Our technology is proving particularly popular because it gives users all the advantages of advanced PSIM without the associated cost or complexity.”
eFusion can be scaled from one site to multiple sites globally and it can connect stand-alone systems for easy upgrades such as retro-fits with hardware. Also on show, Ambit allows security controllers to communicate with both individuals and groups and to monitor the safety of everyone on site (or on multiple sites), for example employees, residents, visitors, or contractors. Now Ambit users will benefit from direct notification of a wide range of risks thanks to a new integration with the NC4 incident alert service. NC4 monitors risks and issues alerts in real time, covering potential threats ranging from terrorism to weather, from civil disruption to cyber-attacks. With this new integration, as N4C alerts arise they will be filtered by proximity/relevance and sent to Ambit users.
Ambit can allow lone-worker monitoring; courtesy communications and remote escorting after-hours; panic alarm features; and individualised messaging during incidents. It can help security teams co-ordinate.
Lee Coplan says: “We are well positioned to further capitalise on major infrastructure projects across the region such as hotels and leisure. The demand for increased operational efficiencies across the MENA region has seen many organisations look to automate tasks and at the same time mitigate against the potential for human error. This is evident in the demand we’re seeing for streamlined visitor management, the elimination of keys and better optimised workforces across security and facilities management functions.
“And as real-world applications for artificial intelligence become a reality, we are continuing to collaborate with our world leading video surveillance partners to bring these advanced analytics into the eFusion platform. Meanwhile, we will continue to support our customers in complying with revised fire and safety codes and new security regulations.”