3xLOGIC announces the European launch of its VIGIL video management system

Meeting the needs for increased demand of integrated video and access control management

10th April 2019 …. 3xLOGIC, the leading provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced the availability of its pioneering VIGIL video management system (VMS) in Europe. Already enormously popular in the USA, 3xLOGIC aims to replicate this success and is targeting VIGIL at those who want all the power of integrated video and access control, without the stress and cost of a complex set-up.

VIGIL’s enterprise grade VMS is the driving force behind the VIGIL range of network video recorders (NVRs) and power over Ethernet (PoE) cameras. Its easy set-up wizard guides installers and end users through the configuration process, helping to define network parameters, system identification information and camera profiles quickly and efficiently.

Events can be viewed via PC or mobile app, allowing users to respond to alarms and view live footage from any location, while SmartSearch functionality enables individuals to quickly identify and review events. With 3xLOGIC’s VIGIC Central Management software (VCM), it is also possible to monitor server connectivity, camera status, storage details and server settings, and 3xLOGIC’s RapidStream technology and SubStream motion detection functionality offers high resolution while substantially reducing bandwidth demands

All VIGIL NVRs come pre-configured with VIGIL VMS software and 3xLOGIC PoE-enabled internet protocol (IP) dome, bullet, cube, 360°, thermal imaging, and pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras are designed to suit any application. The easy set-up wizard also provides plug and play capability for easy deployment, so no IP video experience is necessary to start recording or viewing video.

Users can easily narrow down points of interest within larger playback clips by creating a SmartSearch mask over an area of an image, and surveillance data can also be routinely archived without the need to perform the task manually. Advanced reporting features including heat mapping, restricting and locking video are also possible.

End users are increasingly demanding integrated VMS and access control. VIGIL can be seamlessly integrated with 3xLOGIC’s cutting edge infinias access control solution, which is designed to easily manage any size of project ranging from a single door to an enterprise-wide installation of hundreds of doors. With no wires from VIGIL to infinias, configuration is carried out through software with an automated, cloud-based programing tool. This offers a cost effective way to create one intuitive solution where video is automatically linked with access control events and alarms.

Offering a level of functionality previously only available in solutions designed for larger projects, VIGIL removes the need for expensive technical labour. It therefore opens up a new revenue stream for installers that work primarily with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), or who wish to start offering an integration based service. VIGIL is available through the existing PAC channel, with full access to its technical support, meaning that customers can rely on a tried and trusted supply chain that delivers products on time, every time.

‘The response to 3xLOGIC’s presence in Europe has been phenomenal,’ commented David Hughes, the company’s global product manager. ‘The availability of VIGIL is the next step in our strategy to redefine the way in which security systems are designed, specified and configured across the continent. Suitable for almost any budget, VIGIL is designed to be fully integrated to provide SMEs with comprehensive, cost effective and state-of-the-art video and access control infrastructures that are easy to manage, simple to install and can scale in line with changing needs.’

For more information on 3xLOGIC’s’s infinias access control solution, please visit: https://pacgdx.com/products/3xlogic

PAC is a tower of strength at Sutton Point

Located in south-west London on the site of a former office block, Sutton Point is a cutting edge, mixed use development that features contemporary apartments surrounded by a diverse range of amenities. In order to provide residents with the highest level of security, access control technology from PAC, part of Stanley Products & Solutions Group, has been installed in key areas of the complex.

Redefining contemporary urban living and creating a diverse new community in the London suburb of Sutton, Sutton Point offers residents a vibrant new quarter that also has rapid access to and from the centre of the capital. The area on which it is located has been completely transformed and after the full demolition of an existing tower, the space now comprises three main structures – East Tower, Centre Tower and West Tower. Within them are 332 one and two-bedroom apartments, a number of three-bedroom luxury penthouses, 21,000 ft2 of retail space, 18,000 ft2 of office space and a 150-bedroom hotel, as well as a health and fitness centre, roof gardens, a cinema, shops and cafés.

Team building

Following a tender process, Harrow-based security systems and building technology integrator, Interphone Limited, was appointed to design, specify and install a fully-integrated security system. This included an optical fibre infrastructure, door entry, networked CCTV, an integrated reception system (IRS), and access control.

Albert Dwek, sales manager at Interphone, states, ‘We have enjoyed a strong and longstanding relationship with PAC. The partnership has resulted in the integration of PAC security technology into many buildings, most recently the installation of an access control system at the prestigious Sutton Point development. PAC’s team was always on hand to support Interphone from the bid stage through to completion, providing a high level of design and technical support. This impressive service delivery is underpinned by a quality product range that is extremely reliable and robust. This means our customers benefit from a cost efficient solution with minimal maintenance requirements.’

Support structure

The access control technology needed to integrate seamlessly with all other elements of the security system, so it was essential for Interphone to have highly responsive working relationships in place with its key technology partners.

‘Installed in a diverse array of commercial and residential buildings, PAC’s products are developed in response to real customer needs, and the ever changing requirements and legislation affecting the access control and door entry sectors,’ explains Paul Scott, Regional Sales Manager for PAC. ‘After listening to the specific requirements outlined by the Interphone team, I had no hesitation in recommending the use of PAC’s SecureNet integrated security software solution, which is reliable, scalable and can be adapted to suit every access control installation.’

Easily configured to operate on a standalone PC or across a corporate network, SecureNet displays detailed real-time event information, including alarms, as they occur across a facility. At Sutton Point, it is configured to enable all management tasks related to the tenants and staff to be administered from a central computer, as and when required, ensuring the highest level of security around the site and added peace of mind.

Reporting back

PAC technology has been used to secure 73 non-residential doors across the site including hallways, communal areas and cycle stores. Also in-situ are PAC’s high frequency (HF) OPS™ MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 readers, which have been independently tested to meet Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit compliance – a standard recognised as being ultra-secure. This further reduces the risk of token cloning through the use of unauthorised duplication machines.

The PAC system enables incidents to be dealt with quickly and as Paul Scott says, ‘Real time reporting ensures a high level of security for both the tenants and the staff. Administration is also more streamlined, as all management tasks can be administered from the central computer by the concierge team, as and when required. This provides the convenience of adding or removing tokens or changing time schedules on doors from an on-site location at the heart of where the requirements arise. Changing user access privileges, creating new users or deleting redundant tokens is straightforward and system administrators can easily control and enforce secure access.’

PAC will continue to work closely with Interphone to ensure the system is fully operational 24/7. Regular maintenance visits to the site, as well as the support of PAC’s technical engineers, will enable any potential issues to be quickly identified for swift resolution of any problems.

Success story

Interphone’s Sutton Point installation has been recognised by the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), and Dwek concludes, ‘Working closely with PAC for our Sutton Point project, we were able to benefit from their impressive knowledge and experience. From inception through to delivery, nothing was too much trouble. The sales team was on hand to attend site meetings and carry out presentations to the client, while the technical support team was always available during the installation, commissioning and handover.’

For further information please visit www.pacgdx.com

3xLOGIC brings new standards of security innovation to the European market

3xLOGIC, the leading provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced its launch into the European market, bringing with it a wealth of knowledge and expertise. A leading innovator in server and cloud-based security technology for over 15 years, the US-headquartered organisation is now part of STANLEY Products & Solutions (SPS) joining PAC/GDX and PACOM within SPS to build the strongest, most innovative security manufacturer in the industry.

The businesses will continue to operate under their own brand identities as usual and will report to a global management team as STANLEY Products & Solutions (SPS) under the leadership of CEO Matthew Kushner, ensuring a consistent product and innovation strategy.

With its launch in Europe, customers will now be able to enjoy the numerous benefits of 3xLOGIC’s access control, video surveillance and video management system (VMS) technology, All 3xLOGIC products are designed to be fully integrated, to provide customers with comprehensive, cost effective and state-of-the-art security infrastructures that are easy to manage, simple to install and can be scaled to meet evolving needs. Just as importantly, these advanced integration capabilities offer security installers and system integrators significant opportunities to work with their customers on more innovative and multi-dimensional security systems.

Commenting on this exciting industry development, Gary Rowden, vice president commercial sales at SPS, said, ‘3xLOGIC has an enviable track record in redefining what’s possible with security technology and its success in the highly competitive US market is testament to its ability to stay one step ahead. I’m delighted that our customers in Europe will now have the opportunity to find out exactly why 3xLOGIC leads the way in security system integration, and I believe it offers a unique and exciting proposition to customers across the entire continent.’

3xLOGIC products will be available in Europe through the existing PAC channel, with full access to its customer service and technical support teams. This means that users will be able to rely on a tried and trusted supply chain, delivering products that are specified correctly and delivered on time, every time.

As part of ambitious plans to expand quickly across Europe, 3xLOGIC is also in the process of recruiting significant Business Development positions for the UK and mainland Europe to drive further growth and market penetration, with details of these appointments announced imminently. This activity will also be augmented with a dedicated partner programme, which will offer installers and integrators a wide array of benefits.

Those wishing to find out more about what 3xLOGIC has to offer are invited to visit us at the Security TWENTY 19 Birmingham Conference and Exhibition, which takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 21st February. Company experts will be present to answer any questions and provide hands-on demonstrations of some of the 3xLOGIC products that are now available and in the future.

‘I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible at Security TWENTY 19 to talk about the solutions from 3xLOGIC and PAC and the benefits of working with us,’ concluded Gary Rowden. ‘This move extends our product portfolio giving our customers more choice and flexibility backed by a global organisational structure. I’m delighted to be part of this next chapter in 3xLOGIC’s history.’

Plans are also underway for a webinar that will take place on 12th March, which will provide a full solutions overview. Further details, along with registration information, are available from https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3954771098623787522

For more information on 3xLOGIC’s’s infinias access control solution, please visit: https://pacgdx.com/products/3xlogic.

Interphone delivers advanced security solution for Sutton Point Development

Interphone, the security systems and building technology integrator, has completed an advanced project for Ardmore Construction at the high-profile Sutton Point development, a vibrant new community at the heart of the London Borough of Sutton. The company was appointed to design and install the integrated security systems, which includes fibre infrastructure, BPT door entry, PAC access control, IP-networked CCTV and an IRS communal aerial system with SKY Q. The installation has been recognised by the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) with Interphone nominated as a 2019 finalist in the Outstanding Security Installer category.

“Through the effort and commitment of our team the project was successfully completed on-time, within budget, and to the highest possible standards notwithstanding design changes in the building along the way, which required modification to our own design and approach to aspects of the installation,” explained Albert Dwek, Sales Manager at Interphone Limited.

In particular, the Interphone project team took the decision to move to fibre infrastructure to improve performance and ensure it could deliver a high-specification security system. As a result, the company created a fibre backbone network, which allows CCTV images to be viewed in true 1080p/4k without compromising any other components of the system.

Interphone worked closely with services engineers QuinnRoss Consultants Limited throughout the project. Michael Keenleyside, Electrical Engineer at Quinn Ross commented: “We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the best possible service and solution for each of our clients, so it is essential to have highly responsive working relationships in place with key technology partners. Interphone was flexible and adaptive throughout the design and installation phases of the development, which ensure that any changes to system requirements were handled quickly and efficiently. Their team’s knowledge, understanding and commitment was essential to the success of the project.”

The sophisticated CCTV solution incorporates a site-wide, IP-networked camera system and full-perimeter PTZ (Pan Tilt and zoom) camera system from HIKvision. The full-perimeter system runs in real-time over three towers, three remote stations and two virtual concierge points with interlock ability. The external PTZ camera images, recorded onsite, are also shared with the local police. This means the management company can keep the site secure for its residents, while allowing the police to protect the area in and around the development against crime.

The PAC access control system enables all management tasks related to the tenants and staff to be administered from the central computer as and when required, ensuring the highest level of security around the site and added peace of mind. Meanwhile, BPT’s XIP door entry system offers significantly greater compression, providing the clearest and highest quality AV currently available, even with the significant background noise. The added PCS concierge facility also has improved switchboard software performance, delivering full control of building communications at two desks, so the system will never be engaged and never miss a visitor call.

“The primary focus when designing this project was the delivery of a system that could expand to meet changing requirements. As a result, we have implemented a system that not only uses the most up-to-date technology, but by its design, has been future proofed with the ability to grow. Therefore, the developer can meet all its internal requirements and ensure high levels of security for residents, visitors and members of the public,” commented Dwek.

David Dobouny, Operations Director at Interphone Limited added: “We are committed to the highest levels of service delivery. This project was selected to demonstrate our technical capabilities covering access control and CCTV systems for our NSI Gold accreditation. We achieved a grade A rating, with zero faults and no negative comments regarding on-and off-site documentation, design and installation. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved, especially considering the size of the project.

Sutton Point is a large-scale mixed-use scheme located close to the town centre. The high-profile development included the full demolition of an existing tower, and the design and construction of 332 one-and two-bedroom apartments, prime three-bedroom penthouses, 21,000 square feet of retail space, 18,000 square feet of office space and an 80-bedroom hotel.

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