News Briefs June 2012

June 4, 2012

MorphoAccess VP Named Best New Product

MorphoAccess VP from MorphoTrak Inc. took the top honor at the Security Industry Association's 2012 New Product Showcase (NPS), winning the coveted Best New Product Award at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West 2012.

MorphoAccess VP is a physical access control reader that integrates multimodal finger vein and fingerprint biometric technology into a single sensor and device, thus reducing installation costs, while increasing security levels. The following is the product description as submitted by MorphoAccess.

“MorphoAccess® VP is a physical access control reader integrating multimodal finger vein and fingerprint biometric technology into a single sensor and device, thus reducing installation costs, while increasing security levels. Suitable for authentication or identification, these readers dramatically increase security when compared with traditional 2 and 3 factor solutions - finger vein/fingerprint multimodality to physical access control systems. Using Morpho's #1 ranked NIST algorithms; this multimodal technology guarantees unrivalled levels of security, accuracy and performance as compared with single mode biometric devices. Morpho's readers are PoE and Wi-Fi capable and FBI PIV-IQS and IP65 certified.”

The Siqura BC620WDR from TKH Security Solutions took the Judges' Choice Award, which is given for the product or service that, in the opinion of the judges, deserves recognition for its unique approach to a security solution. The Siqura BC620WDR is a network box camera that provides superior performance and wide dynamic range under all lighting conditions.

"The NPS program recognizes products that meet a previously unmet need, and judges saw that in MorphoTrak Inc.'s MorphoAccess VP," said SIA NPS Chair Jennifer Martin of Pixim. "It's this kind of innovation that exemplifies what the New Product Showcase is all about."

"The Siqura BC620WDR from TKH Security Solutions, which won the Judges Choice Award, is a great example of bringing innovation to the marketplace," Martin added.

In addition to the Best New Product and Judges choice honors, awards were presented in 21 solution categories. The judges also presented five honorable mention awards. (Honorable mentions could be awarded in any category at the discretion of the judges.)

Winners and their categories included:

Access Control Hardware & Software

 HID Global, iCLASS SE Next Generation Access Control Platform

Access Control Products Wireless

ASSA ABLOY Americas, K-100 Cabinet Lock

 Biometrics, Identification and Credentialing

 SRI International Sarnoff, IOM RapID-Cam II

Commercial and Monitoring Solutions

Honeywell, MAXPRO Cloud

Convergence and Integrated Software and Solutions:

Proximex, Surveillant 6

Honorable Mention:  HID pivCLASS Government Solutions

Fire/Life Safety

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC, PFC-6800

Green Solutions

Sargent Manufacturing Company, Passport 1000 P1 Power over Ethernet Lock

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., G Series Control Panels

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions Wireless

Napco Security Technologies, Inc., iBridge Touchscreen Tablet

Honorable Mention:  Visonic, Inc. POWERMASTER-30


Rutherford Controls International Corp. F2164

Mass Notification Systems

Silent Knight IFP-1000ECS

Network Support Solutions

NEXT LEVEL SECURITY SYSTEMS Next Level Remote Management Services

Honorable Mention:  Nitek EtherStretch Fully Integrated IP Over Coax Solution

Residential and Monitoring Solutions

Linear LLC VMC1 Video Security Intercom

Tools and Hardware

 HSI Fire & Safety Group HeatCaliber

Video Analytics

VideoIQ Rialto-A4 Analytic Bridge

Video Storage, Distribution and Management

DVTel Inc. TruWitnessTM

Honorable Mention:  Pivot3 vSTAC Watch

Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies

 Bosch Security Systems Inc.  NEI-30 Dinion IP Infrared Imager

Honorable Mention:  Intersil Corp. Fisheye Camera Processor (TW2871)

Video Surveillance Cameras HD (Megapixel)

 Sony Electronics IPELA Hybrid Solutions

Video Surveillance Cameras SD

 Interlogix Ultraview XP4 Camera

Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories:

 Moog Videolarm Fusion Camera housing with Thermiq Technology

Video Surveillance Wireless

On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. Ocularis X

"Once again, the companies competing in the New Product Showcase presented the kinds of leading edge entries that are the hallmark of the program," said SIA CEO Don Erickson. "These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward."

Since its inception in 1979, the NPS has been the security industry's premier awards-based marketing program. This year's NPS Program had 70 entries.

Kaba Wireless Access Control Goes “Plug and Play”

With “Plug and Play” as the standard for configuring computer systems, Kaba Access Control now offers a similar-in-concept installation option for its E-Plex® Wireless Access Control System. The simple, easy-to-install USB Option connects a single PC computer to a ZigBee Gateway for wireless communication between a central workstation and up to 100 E-Plex Locks. This straightforward installation option does not require any wires, conduit runs, access panels, or network drops, making it a convenient way to implement wireless access control without a great deal of expense or hassle. The Wireless System can also be scaled up to 10,000 locks with a TCP/IP connection.

 “Kaba’s E-Plex Wireless Access Control System is a very flexible and scalable solution for managing access points. In addition to its variety of hardware options and credential choices, the system offers configuration options to accommodate virtually any site’s requirements. The most basic selection is the USB Option, which allows users to plug a Gateway directly into a PC for data transmission from E-Plex Locks to the computer’s server. One simple connection provides users real-time functionality of events, access to emergency commands, and visual indicators of the system’s performance,” said Rick Shuford, CRL and Kaba’s product trainer.

The E-Plex Wireless System is supported exclusively through a Certified Dealer Network. For more information, contact a Kaba Sales Representative, Certified Wireless Dealer, visit or contact Customer Service at 800.849.8324.

Napco Fusion™ Provides Integrated Security Solution

Napco Security Technologies introduces the new Napco Fusion™ total security solution, built on a heritage in professional security, developing innovative, reliable security technology, including some of the industry’s best-known brands: Napco Gemini, Continental CardAccess®, Alarm Lock Trilogy® and Marks USA. Today, together in one flexible customizable platform called Napco Fusion™, all Napco’s technologies combine in one sophisticated, simplified “total integrated security solution,” providing seamless, near interoperability of intrusion and fire protection, video, access control and locking.

Continental's CardAccess ® 2.8 enterprise class platform provides a Napco Fusion™ Integrated Solution integrating with Napco Gemini Intrusion & Fire Systems & Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Networx™ Locks and Wireless Keypads. It provides real time event reporting of the locks amidst the reports of campus’ door and alarm activity, while incorporating access privileges for lock users within the singular robust Continental database. Continental’s scalable 1 to over 16,000 door systems team their own software and hardware and support all reader technologies from Prox to Biometrics and full reader support including biometrics, FIPS201, TWIC, FRAC, CAC-NG 26 to 256 bit cards. A new CI Retrofit Rebate Program is also available benefitting facility directors and integrators with cost offsets and savings.

Napco offers an introductory video presented by Scott Schramme VP of Napco's Continental Access Division; he discusses the new Napco Fusion™ Solution on the Continental enterprise-class CardAccess® v.2.8 software platform, which can be seen at: More Info: