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Video surveillance product company Hanwha Techwin and access control firm TDSi have integrated Hanwha’s Wisenet SSM video management software (VMS) with the EXgarde PRO Access Management PC software application.
The integration has been achieved via a transaction server module which is part of the Wisenet SSM video management software and links access control activity with related video captured by Wisenet cameras. Any unauthorised person attempting entry into a sensitive area of a building will, for example, generate an alert and display images of the incident on a control room video wall or spot monitor.
Other possible actions include the triggering of nearby PTZ dome cameras to commence pre-configured tour of the surrounding areas to enable operators to have a complete understanding of what may be happening, and the display of the respective access control point on a map of the building.
EXgarde PRO is described by the product developers as a fully featured Access Management PC software application which can be used to control one door at one site with just a small number of users, through to thousands of doors at multiple sites with thousands of users. It is designed to integrate the many aspects of a security and building management system using a single database and a single user interface. These include fire, intrusion, building automation and management, Active Directory and biometric technologies, as well as video surveillance.
Wisenet SSM has been developed by Hanwha Techwin for users get the most benefit from the range of Wisenet IP network cameras, recording devices and servers, while facilitating integration with third party systems such as access control and intruder alarms. It also supports the specialist analytics applications which can be run on Wisenet cameras.
Tim Biddulph, Head of Product and Solutions for Hanwha Techwin Europe, said: “TDSi access control and Hanwha Techwin surveillance solutions are increasingly being specified for the same projects. With this in mind, system integrators understandably expect a high level of interaction between the two technologies in order to provide their end-user clients with a complete, effective solution. We are delighted to have worked in partnership with TDSi technical team to ensure we deliver added value to our mutual customers.”