Paxton Net2 Occupancy Management to Support COVID-Secure Buildings

July 10, 2020

Paxton has brought new additions to its leading Net2 access control product line, helping installers make their customers’ buildings more COVID-secure. The latest version of Net2 – v6.04, has been in rapid development since May and is now ready for installers to download. It features Net2 Occupancy Management which allows you to limit the number of people in any given area; either barring access or sending an email or text to the building manager when a space nears capacity. It works across multiple areas of a site and can be set to operate a one-in, one-out system to support social-distancing measures. In addition to this update, installers who want to use thermal scanning to help limit the spread of the virus can do so with three new thermal scan integrations.

We understand the important part that access control plays in managing the flow of people around a building in order to support a hygienic environment, says Adam Stroud, Paxton CEO. In addition, controlling the density of people in any given area is a valuable tool to help businesses of all types to become 'COVID-secure'. Net2 is one of the best selling access control systems, and so we have developed the new Occupancy Management feature to meet this specific need. For new and existing Net2 customers, we hope that this new functionality helps the efforts that we are all making to observe social distancing and keep people safe.”

Occupancy Management with Net2 v6.04:

  • Ensures users maintain a safe social distance by setting and controlling the maximum number of people in any given area.
  • Provides real-time visual reports. See live occupancy levels in a clear, web-based visual report from a smartphone, tablet, computer or widescreen wall display.
  • Has dynamic control of entry permissions. Set alerts and prevent user access when maximum capacity is neared or reached.
  • Provides simplified area management. Set and manage multiple areas simultaneously, with specific occupancy levels per area.
  • Supports continuous movement of people through one-in, one-out user access when occupancy is high.

Paxton also tested a range of thermal-scan hardware, and its new free, 45-minute webinars take installers through what’s available and how to apply it. Paxton references solutions from Hikvision - Face Recognition Terminal (Minmoe), Dahua - Thermal Temperature Station and ZKTeco – SpeedFace to help ensure health and well-being in high-security areas and identify people that could be at risk, quickly. Paxton has validated Net2 integrations with Hikvision, Dahua and ZKTeco. However, Net2 can work with most thermal devices that use a Wiegand output.

Gareth O’Hara, chief sales officer, says: “The new Occupancy Management feature in Net2 has been eagerly anticipated, and we are looking forward to getting it out there to help with social distancing on sites around the world. We are continuing to develop Net2 in line with installer feedback to provide even more flexibility for COVID-secure buildings, so watch this space.”

Paxton’s latest webinar, the Guide to COVID-secure Buildings with Net2 started June 30 and runs twice weekly. Installers can register at:

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