ISC West 2018 Spotlight on Vanderbilt Industries
Vanderbilt Industries will be exhibiting at ISC West April 11-13 and will be showcasing its ACT365 Cloud-based Access Control and Video Management solution and Security Management System.
At ISC West this year, Vanderbilt Industries is excited to offer a look at our latest product offering, the ACT365 Cloud-based Access Control and Video Management solution. Solutions like ACT365, next-generation cloud-based services, are emerging as a way to address the security needs for those customers with limited IT infrastructure. While this might not be applicable to large-scale university systems or healthcare campuses, it can have significant impact on smaller satellite campuses that require the same level of safety and security, but without the higher price tag and large investment in IT infrastructure.
Vanderbilt is also showcasing the fact that our product line serves a number of customers — including those within the healthcare and education market — with vulnerability tested solutions that meet a number of stringent regulations for protecting valuable data and sensitive records. Vanderbilt is well-positioned in the market as an innovator within not only the access control space, but in integrated solutions that bring together a wealth of software platforms and hardware into cohesive security solutions to serve customers.
We’re also continuing to showcase our Security Management System (SMS) for customers in hospitals, schools and/or higher education as a means by which to bring together not only access control and visitor management, but video and other data management software, such as HR and student records software, to streamline operations.
SMS is completely scalable, so healthcare and education campuses don’t have to invest in additional infrastructure when a new wing or building is added to the overall landscape of an organization. It’s ideal for large, multi-site or global organizations since it supports an unlimited number of cardholders and readers.
The platform itself is designed for true ease-of-use for security officials, as it allows users to manage alarms, photo ID badging, visitor management, elevator control, offline and online locks, advanced reporting and more — all from a single software platform. SMS can be coupled with our SMS VI Connect, which is a custom-configurable data management system that integrates SMS with third-party disparate databases, allowing for an automated business workflow between systems. Overall, VI Connect allows SMS to “talk” to other third-party systems and maximize an institution’s investment in these systems by connecting the data management software with the security-centric software SMS.
Vanderbilt is really focused on elevating the conversation around the integrity of network-enabled systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). So naturally, the introduction of a cloud-based solution in the North American market is a big part of our conversation this year at ISC West.
For hospitals, schools and universities, Vanderbilt SMS offers officials the ability to quickly and easily lockdown a campus at the touch of a button, which can be critical in the event of an emergency or threat. Our products are also ideal for the easy integration of video with access points both at ingress/egress points and within a facility on internal doors. This is super important on a university campus, for example, where multiple levels of access are necessary for students, staff and faculty.
Vanderbilt is really focused on the customer, and some of the biggest innovations that have been introduced have been born of the idea that the customer knows what they need and want from a security solution. That’s what makes Vanderbilt a great partner in these large-scale projects: we’re large enough to understand their needs and deliver solutions that are adequate for these global, multi-site facilities, but we’re nimble enough to be able to customize our solutions to fit the needs of the customer.
Visit us at ISC West booth No. 5083.
Kim Loy is the director of technology and communications for Vanderbilt.
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