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IOSMART CLOUD-ENABLED READERS
These readers offer the security and convenience of cloud managed mobile access solutions as well as support for traditional PVC cards and fobs, all in a single access control reader line for greater installation flexibility. Customers can use ioSmart readers with panel-based access control installations to complement or replace their legacy PVC card and fob strategy with smartphone-based mobile credentials. ioSmart mobile credentials not only provide a superior solution for long range access control applications, but additionally allow administrators to easily issue and revoke personnel credentials remotely without needing to manage physical card or fob stock inventory. Companies can now securely allow personnel to conveniently access facilities using their smartphones without the security risk of lost, stolen or cloning of legacy card or fob technologies.
More than just a reader, ioSmart additionally provides low-cost keyless entry by supporting panel-less access control operation for offline door applications where panel-based architectures are cost prohibitive in a variety of vertical markets, including in education, commercial, healthcare, and retail sectors.
ioSmart readers provide lock output control that can be wired to any door strike, mag lock or gate for smartphone-based mobile access using cloud managed smart keys. In panel-less operation, ioSmart readers do not require any local network connectivity and provide cloud managed access control for mobile users even when Wi-Fi and cellular networks are out of service.
ioSmart mobile credentials and smart keys are securely managed with Cloud services and delivered to Kantech EntraPass go Pass mobile app users for a seamless access control experience.
ENTRAPASS V8.20 WITH SEAMLESS CONFIGURATION AND ENHANCED USER FUNCTIONALITY
With EntraPass v8.20, EntraPass go Pass mobile app users gain improved search capabilities and other efficient upgrades to deliver remote and real-time access. EntraPass go Pass requests will no longer be attached to a selected SmartLink, eliminating the need to configure every connection. Users will now be able to access any inbound connection with little to no obstacles.
Enhanced users/card search functionality is also a significant enhancement of EntraPass v8.20. Users will be able to search for a profile, while keeping the search menu open – eliminating the need to start each search fresh. This solves the previous pain point of having to reopen the search menu, if a user had clicked on the wrong profile.
This update also opens the EntraPass Security Management Software to macOS users. EntraPass v8.0 will be compatible with the High Sierra system or higher.
Additionally, EntraPass v8.20 includes an ‘email’ field in the CSV report exports, which will be particularly beneficial for hattrix partners. This feature allows a manager to easily choose a set of accounts/owners and export email addresses, along with additional account statistics.
An additional benefit of EntraPass v.8.20 with EntraPass go Pass mobile app is the ability to view exacqVision video in hattrix, with seamless connection, easier configuration and no port forwarding. By enabling this feature within the server, the need for IT involvement is eliminated and customers will be able to connect their exacqVision NVR to the hattrix system.
RS-485 INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE OFFERING AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR ACCESS CONTROLLER EXPANSION
Introducing the new Kantech RS-485 Input/ Output Module, which combines and enhances the flexibility of Kantech expansion modules into a single, cost-effective 16 terminal unit.
The RS-485 Input/Output Module provides additional capacity for Kantech door controllers (up to 62 modules per), such as the KT-1 and KT-400, beyond the traditional confines of like modules. The Input/Output Module also reduces the need for installation of the module in close proximity to the controller due to conventional cable lengths, offering installers faster, easier installation up to 1.2km from the controller. This frees up valuable space inside the controller cabinet for additional equipment, such as integration alarms.
With this added capacity, installers can harness multi-functional features such as output supervision for locks, which enables supervised lock power that is configurable for each output; inputs, relays; elevator control programming and the Serial Peripheral Interface extension which allows users to configure ports as needed. The RS-485 Input/Output Module is compatible with EntraPass Security Management Software v8.10 and higher and also comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The new module is also firmware field upgradable and uses encrypted RS-485 communication for additional security and versatility.
VIDEOEDGE INTEGRATION TO ENTRAPASS GO MOBILE APP
Introducing the integration of the Kantech EntraPass go Mobile App with the American Dynamics VideoEdge software, enabling remote management of access control, video and intrusion tasks for seamless, on-the-go security system operation from a mobile device.
The American Dynamics VideoEdge integration with the EntraPass go Mobile App provides a single easy use interface for managing, responding and controlling aspects of your Video Management System infrastructure through the use of the EntraPass go Mobile App. Video management capabilities include the ability to view live video with PTZ control, video playback with manual search and the ability to view video linked to access and/or intrusion events.
With the EntraPass go Mobile App, users can manage and create cards, lock and unlock doors, view live video, arm and disarm intrusion partitions and request reports. This free app enables you to interact with your EntraPass security management system software from anywhere, without being tied to the EntraPass workstation.
The VideoEdge platform improves the efficiency of security personnel and daily business operations by creating powerful video management solutions allowing users to leverage high-performance video streaming, analytics and video intelligence.
ENTRAPASS V8.10 WITH AUDIT TRAILS AND FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS FOR MORE STREAMLINED OPERATION
The latest version of Kantech EntraPass security management software launches enabling new functionalities such as expanded audit features and other enhancements for a more streamlined experience for users.
For faster auditing and troubleshooting, EntraPass v8.10 users can run audit reports based on cards, components and operators, including a detailed report of who made changes to a card or component and when the changes were made. This will help to satisfy some of today’s corporate and regulatory requirements. Cardholder information fields have also been expanded to include at least 20 editable fields (Corporate Edition), including a Unique ID for improved export/import.
Additionally, advancements in backup options in this latest version are designed to prevent any version conflicts or errors in the backup process for seamless operation.
Information at the user level is also easier to access and verify. Administrators can now easily see the most recent door, card or event access messages by cardholder, see when the cardholder’s secondary access level has expired and go paperless by saving access levels and links directly as a PDF.
EntraPass also adds support for up to eight ASSA ABLOY wireless locks through the KT-1 door controller, reducing installation costs and is compatible with Windows Server 2019 Datacenter.
KANTECH RELEASES ENTRAPASS V8.0 WITH MOBILE APP ENHANCEMENTS AND A REDESIGNED WEB INTERFACE
The latest version of EntraPass Security Management Software launches with new features relating to short range wireless technology, multi-factor authentication for mobile cardholders and an improved web client user interface.
EntraPass v8.0 software offers several enhancements to the EntraPass go and EntraPass go Pass mobile apps. EntraPass go, which allows remote use of the EntraPass software, provides support for American Dynamics network video recorders (NVRs). EntraPass go Pass mobile credential now supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities in ioSmart Multi-Technology Readers. EntraPass operators can choose to ignore BLE technology, enforce BLE or use a combination of both when appropriate. Multi-factor authentication is also available for EntraPass go Pass cardholders presenting at any door with an ioSmart reader. In addition to the existing card and PIN authentication, biometric data can be used as a second form of authentication offering an added level of identity protection with more secure access to doors using a mobile phone.
”In some cases, ioSmart readers in combination with EntraPass go Pass multi-factor authentication can replace the need to install an expensive biometric reader”, said Gabriel Labrecque, Product Manager, Kantech Software/ Integrations, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “On a per door basis you can disable the card reader, meaning that only EntraPass go Pass will be allowed to unlock the door through the use of biometric verification from the phone itself.”
EntraPass web, where Silverlight is now no longer an installation requirement, has been redesigned to provide a more efficient and user-friendly interface for an enhance user experience. For operational speed, graphical icons are more intuitive, tabs replace the dock views and the system remembers the exact position of the most recently opened screen. Setting up hardware components is simplified by a sequential column layout, while the logical visual architecture makes monitoring and changing the hardware configuration direct.
Furthermore making sure installations are cyber secure, ITV2 Type 2 encryption has been added as an integration option for use with both the DSC PowerSeries Neo and PowerSeries Pro intrusion panels.
KANTECH UPGRADES INTEVO INTEGRATED SECURITY PLATFORM; ADDS LTE VERSION
Kantech has upgraded its INTEVO Advanced (ADV) and Compact (CMP) integrated security platforms with faster processors, improved memory performance, better graphics and additional IP camera licenses, while also expanding the line with the cost-effective, streamlined LTE version.
INTEVO unites access control, IP video and intrusion with a scalable solution aimed at small to mid-sized enterprises. Used as a standalone system or as part of complete security solution incorporating other Johnson Controls products, INTEVO comes preloaded with Kantech’s EntraPass security management software and exacqVision video management software. It also includes support for DSC PowerSeries intrusion panel integration.
The Advanced version now boasts 45 percent more processing power, 4K resolution on display outputs, a 128GB SSD boot drive, four USB 3.0 ports, 8 PoE ports and an update to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64 bit.
The Compact version’s latest improvements include 43 percent more processing power, 2TB of storage, a 128GB SSD boot drive, the addition of one USB 3.0 port to complement the two USB 2.0 ports, 4 PoE ports and an upgrade to Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64 bit. Not available North America.
The LTE becomes the option for integrators looking for a more cost-effective version of the existing Compact, with its 2TB of storage, a fast Intel J1900 processor and 3 USB ports. The LTE has no PoE ports or boot disk.
KANTECH DEBUTS STREAMLINED SCHEDULING AND WINDOWS SERVER 2016 DATACENTER COMPATIBILITY IN ENTRAPASS V7.50
The latest version of EntraPass Security Management Software launches with new features developed to streamline scheduling for EntraPass Special Edition and installation compatibility.
Now available in EntraPass Special Edition, Action Scheduler allows operators who are managing access control to create actions and tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The actions are based on door and relay behaviors such as locking and unlocking doors, arming alarm systems and toggling relays. Once programmed, these actions are native to the KT-400 and KT-1 door controllers as long as the latest firmware is installed.
The use of KT-1 and KT-400 allows users to connect to EntraPass via the controller or to use the controller in standalone mode. The migration path from a standalone unit into a new connection in EntraPass is now simplified, with an easy-to-use import tool that will migrate all of the configurations.
KANTECH SIMPLIFIES MULTI-DOOR ACCESS CONTROL WITH KT-400’S STANDALONE MODE
Kantech has introduced a new standalone mode for the Kantech KT-400 four-door controller, allowing smaller access control systems of up to four doors to be controlled and managed using embedded and intuitive web based software, with no EntraPass Security Management Software required. Used in conjunction with Kantech’s ioSmart card readers and cards, these controllers provide a unique, highly secure encrypted solution for small installations.
With no dedicated software or PC hardware to purchase and maintain, the KT-400 standalone provides an economical choice for small businesses with basic access control needs, such as assigning card access and running reports. Using a web browser, customers can configure and manage their security anywhere and at any time, via a desktop computer or a mobile device.
Used in conjunction with Kantech’s ioSmart Card Readers and Cards, KT-400 standalone controllers provide highly secure encryption measures for even the smallest systems. Communications between the ioSmart card and ioSmart reader employs AES 128-bit encryption, with RS-485 secure communication in use between the ioSmart reader and the KT-400 controller.
With an easy-plug-and play set up, the system is up and running in minutes following a simple configuration wizard, which eliminates the need for training or certification of dealers and installers.
KANTECH STREAMLINES SCHEDULING AND ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE WITH ENTRAPASS V7.40
The latest version of EntraPass Security Management Software launches with new features developed to streamline scheduling and account maintenance for operators.
Available in EntraPass Corporate and Global Editions, operators managing premise access control can add to security capabilities by creating actions and tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with the new Action Scheduler under the Operation menu. The Action Scheduler is ideal for locations where meetings can happen at sporadic times such as town halls or other types of special events. The actions are based on the door and relay behaviors such as locking and unlocking doors, arming alarm systems and toggling relays. Users can customize actions completely by combining Action Scheduler with the powerful Smartlink Task option.
EntraPass can now intuitively automatically deactivate operators that have not logged in for a pre-determined amount of days, allowing for easier account maintenance with the Operator Auto-Deactivate feature.
The latest version of EntraPass software integrates with American Dynamics Video Edge version 5.1 and now supports exacqVision version 9.0.2, bringing added control for premise security and management.
In addition, administrators who also use Kantech’s hattrix, a cloud-based access control solution utilizing EntraPass security management software, can now more easily manage account service types and view and change account statuses with color coding for easy viewing.
A SIMPLIFIED ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTION WITH KT-1’S STANDALONE MODE
Kantech’s innovative KT-1 single door controller is now available with embedded simplified access control software for one door systems, the ideal choice for those seeking a cost-effective, easy-to-use, single-door application.
With KT-1’s Standalone Mode, using a dedicated web browser, the popular KT-1 Ethernet-ready single door controller now has the option to be controlled and managed via simple and intuitive web based software – no EntraPass software is required. This makes the KT-1 a viable option for small businesses and individuals with basic access control needs such as being able to assign card access and run reports.
With no software to install, KT-1’s Standalone option broadens the horizon for dealers and installers as well. With a simplified and quick installation option, KT-1 Standalone is appealing to an installer base beyond the traditional access control installers who can forgo having to attend training to learn a new software system or receive special certification. The wizard-based platform walks installers through the process in minutes.
IOSMART SMART CARD AND MULTI-TECHNOLOGY READERS FOR AN END-TO-END ENCRYPTED ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTION
ioSmart Smart Card Readers and Cards provide a cost-effective migration from proximity cards to advanced smart card technology. The ioSmart family provides enhanced security through end-to-end AES-128 encryption over RS-485 when used with Kantech’s KT-1 or newer KT-400 door controllers but can also be used with any other access controllers using Wiegand protocol.
The readers offer an optional capacitive touch backlit keypad for enhanced security, illuminated keypad brightness and adjustable color programmable LED bar giving the ioSmart card readers an ecofriendly and esthetically pleasing design. ioSmart card readers are field firmware upgradable and have BLE hardware included, making them future proof. With both Mullion and Single Gang mounting options available, ioSmart card readers will fit any indoor or outdoor application globally. The new readers and cards are also now available in several Starter and Expansion kits.
Kantech ioSmart cards come with encrypted sectors for pre-programmed card credentials to simplify installation and have sufficient sectors open for end customers to use for other applications.* [Software to program card sectors not sold/supported by Kantech]
The RS-485 configuration connected to the Kantech controllers provides additional inputs and outputs such as door contact, Request-to-Exit and/or lock output saving considerably on wiring and labor costs. The ioSmart family supports ioSmart SSF MIFARE Plus EV1 encrypted cards in addition to MIFARE Plus ISO/IEC 14443A and 14443B card serial numbers. Other supported formats include Kantech’s ioProx (XSF) and HID Prox 125KHz (Kantech Secure Format KSF, standard 32-bit format, standard 26-bit format and Corporate 1000).
KANTECH LAUNCHES ENTRAPASS V7.30 WITH IOSMART TECHNOLOGY
Introducing the latest version of the Kantech EntraPass Security Software with support for Kantech’s ioSmart Card Readers and Cards, as part of an end-to-end encrypted access control solution. EntraPass v7.30 also includes integration with HID Mobile Access® for quick and easy access to doors using a mobile phone while maintaining management of credentials through EntraPass.
Along with the newly added support for the ioSmart Smart Card Readers and Cards, EntraPass v7.30 will continue to support the ioProx Card Readers and Credentials. With the mult-technology options available on ioSmart Readers, the migration from Proximity cards to smart cards is easy with Kantech. EntraPass v7.30 now supports HID Mobile Access credentialing. The integration makes it possible for users to gain access to a facility using a credential on their smartphone from a BLE-enabled HID reader. The user receives an invitation from security personnel on their smartphone and can quickly download the credential. All credentialing is managed through the EntraPass Corporate and EntraPass Global Edition software.
“The ongoing evolution of EntraPass, with the addition of our ioSmart technology, reflects our continued focus on and acknowledgement of the changing needs of our customers,” said Rajeev Dubey, Director of Distribution Product Management, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “EntraPass v7.30 is the link that puts modern, easy-to-understand and scalable access control technology into the hands of security administrators.”
This latest edition of EntraPass software offers several enhancements to the EntraPass go, EntraPass go Pass and EntraPass Install apps. Added to EntraPass go, which allows remote use of the software, is a link to “auto populated fields” that assists operators by bypassing the need to filling out configuration details to start using the app. EntraPass go Pass, the mobile credential feature, now works with Android as well as iOS devices (including Apple Watch) and supports widget use, so users can unlock doors from a widget rather than having to open an app. EntraPass go Install has been updated with a reader driver list and the ability to switch accounts without having to log in and out. There is also a new tutorial for EntraPass go Install with additional user information.
ENTRAPASS GO PASS SUPPORT FOR APPLE WATCH®
EntraPass go Pass for the Apple Watch® extends the power of the EntraPass go Pass mobile application to the iOS Apple Watch environment. Using EntraPass go Pass on an Apple Watch makes credential use even easier. Instead of searching through a bag or pocket for a smart phone, you can push a button on your watch when you enter or exit a restricted area.
Using EntraPass go Pass, cardholders download the EntraPass go Pass app to a mobile device and then accept a credential invitation from the system administrator. Once the invitation is accepted, end users can then gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app on the device. When the application is downloaded to an iOS mobile device paired with the watch, the “go Pass” icon will appear on the watch indicating to the user that the app is now ready to be used on their Apple Watch. A list of the end user’s favorite doors will appear once the app is opened and the user can simply tap on the appropriate door to gain entry. All user activities are recorded on the EntraPass server for the system administrator.
The app communicates directly with the access control system’s server via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, allowing organizations to leverage their existing card reader infrastructure for added cost-savings, while also simplifying credential verification for card holders.
Key Features of EntraPass go Pass
- Use your mobile device to access secured areas
- Works with any Kantech reader
- Solves problems of lost cards
- Great for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover personnel populations
- Fast, easy authorization process
- Access defined by privileges in EntraPass
- Use with traditional EntraPass Corporate or Global Editions, or as part of your hattrix hosted/managed security subscription
- Ideal solution for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover populations when frequent card issuance can be an administration burden
ACCESS SECURED AREAS WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE USING ENTRAPASS GO PASS MOBILE APP
Pay for coffee with your phone, board an airplane with your phone…and now access secured areas with your phone. EntraPass go Pass allows users with appropriate credentials to quickly and conveniently access secured areas simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app, as they approach the door or from anywhere in the world. A leap forward in convenience, EntraPass go Pass turns an iOS mobile device into an access control credential. You can save doors that you access frequently into a Favorite list for quick and easy access. Once the app connects to the Kantech EntraPass server, it presents you with a list of doors that you are authorized to enter…just as if you had an access card. Since the app communicates directly with the EntraPass server, organizations can leverage their existing card reader infrastructure and save on the cost of new card readers required with other mobile credentialing technologies.
- Use your mobile device to access secured areas
- Works with any Kantech reader
- Solves problems of lost cards
- Great for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover personnel populations
- Fast, easy authorization process
- Access defined by privileges in EntraPass
- Use with traditional EntraPass Corporate or Global Editions (v7.10), or as part of your hattrix hosted/managed security subscription
KIWANIS VILLAGE LODGE MIGRATES TO KANTECH SECURITY SOLUTION
Kiwanis Village Lodge had an imminent need to migrate to an IP-based security system as it’s door controllers were non-functioning and legacy system was no longer serviceable by the manufacturer.
Kiwanis selected Kantech EntraPass Corporate Edition and KT-1 Ethernet-Ready door controllers to protect its seniors and secure its campus.
- Kantech EntraPass Corporate Edition Security Software
- KT-1 Ethernet-Ready One Door Controller
- Intuitive User Interface provides ease of use for both security and non-security personnel
- Reduced expenses by utilizing existing hardware and infrastructure
- Single button enrollment reduced installation time
- Quick and easy installation limited system downtime
- Easily managed access rights to doors for more streamlined management
- Scalability extends the reach of EntraPass for future expansion
ENTRAPASS GO INSTALL ONE-TOUCH, ONE-SCAN. UP AND RUNNING.
The Ultra-intuitive EntraPass go Install mobile app provides speedy set up of hardware and associations for commissioning KT-1 and KT-400 controllers and doors – everything you need to configure the EntraPass system remotely greatly reducing install time for lower total cost of ownership.
- “Kantech-easy” mobile app for reduction of install time
- QR code provides MAC address and serial number
- Pre-populated fields make controller setup a breeze
- Commissioning report verifies successful setup
- Automatically save commissioning report for easy retrieval
- Store corroborating photos for future service calls
- Free on the iTunes App Store for iOS devices
KANTECH ENTRAPASS 7.0 INTEGRATES WITH ASSA ABLOY APERIO WIRELESS LOCKS
EntraPass Security Software integrates with ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology giving you the flexibility to expand your access control system to almost every opening in your facility. These locks become part of the EntraPass security software ecosystem and can be managed from the EntraPass interface for a unified security management experience. This means that locks can be part of the events, reports, maps, and more that are core to the everyday security management with EntraPass software.
The access control decisions on these locks are made by the state-of-the-art and reliable Kantech KT-1-M and KT-400 controllers. The Aperio wireless locks on these controllers can be added without taking the current door ports away, meaning the wireless locks can be added to the controllers incrementally simply by purchasing the appropriate software license. The locks communicate wirelessly with the Aperio hub which is hard-wired to the Kantech controller. The wireless communication between the hub and the locks is protected with 128-bit AES encryption for the most secure communication. Online transactions mean that EntraPass is updated in real-time, providing a high level of control and visibility of door actions.
With no need for additional wiring, ASSA ABLOY Aperio locks can be installed or retrofitted at existing facilities with little or no operational disruption. The locks come in a variety of form factors that accommodate a wide range of interior environments including mortise, cylindrical, and exit devices for standard doors and an electronic cylinder that replaces a traditional mechanical keyed cylinder. Aperio technology is also available in a wireless cabinet lock format which can be used for cabinets, lockers, and drawers. This is ideal in healthcare facilities for storing equipment, drugs, patient files, and valuables. And, there’s even a model for server racks which greatly improves the monitoring and security level of data centers.
- Real-time communication with Kantech KT-1-M and KT-400 door controllers using the ASSA ABLOY Aperio hub, and EntraPass security software
- Convenient and easy to integrate with new and existing EntraPass installations
- Utilizes low-power IEEE 802.15.4 and secure 128-bit AES encrypted wireless communication between the Aperio lock and hub
- Real-time reporting such as card access transactions, door status, low battery and tamper alarm monitoring
- Locks built on a robust Grade 1 mechanical platform for durability
WIRELESS LOCK INTEGRATION AND CONNECTED PARTNER PROGRAM WITH KANTECH ENTRAPASS V7.0
Tyco Security Products introduces the latest version of its EntraPass Security Software from Kantech with integration to ASSA ABLOY Aperio® Wireless Lock Technology for deeper door density and reduction of wiring costs as well as a new Connected Partner Program for integration with third-party partner technologies for a more holistic solution.
EntraPass’ integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio Wireless Lock Technology provides customers an affordable way to bring the flexibility of wireless locks to any interior door in a facility including cabinets, drawers and server racks with little to no operational disruption. The Aperio locks become part of the EntraPass security software eco-system and can be managed from the EntraPass interface for a unified security management experience. The access control decisions on these locks will continue to be made by the state-of-the-art and reliable Kantech controllers. The wireless locks are ideal in settings such as universities, pharmacies, hospitals, human resources departments, data centers and any other interior door where electronic access control was previously cost prohibitive.
In addition, Kantech Security Products allowing third-party integrations to be developed using the Kantech software development kit (SDK). This allows the partner technologies to interact with EntraPass and thereby obtaining pertinent information such as card holders and events directly from EntraPass.
EntraPass also introduces several incremental features in this software release, including the redundant gateway support for better fault tolerance capabilities. In addition, the EntraPass go mobile application has improved report options while the EntraPass web app offers more customization possibilities.