LenelS2, a 2020 Gold ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, announced the release of the OnGuard® security management system version 8.1, empowering security teams with several major user interface enhancements, more unified security management, cloud- enabling features, and access to deeper analytics that help facilitate intelligent decision-making.
New Version 8.1 provides major updates including more fully-featured browser clients, modernized desktop clients, deeper integration with the Magic Monitor® unified client and Milestone video management systems, support for scripted cloud deployments, and more.
The OnGuard security management system is an advanced solution in Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program and provides critical features like occupancy management, enhanced access control, and proactive screening solutions to better protect people and assets, and optimize building health and efficiency.
LenelS2, a leader in advanced security systems and services, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
“OnGuard Version 8.1 provides end-users with the best OnGuard system experience to date and adds a variety of key features, enhanced integrations, and deeper analytics capabilities to provide security operators with the confidence and information they need to make proactive, rapid, and informed decisions,” explains Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2.
“With this latest update, we’ve also continued to lay the groundwork for our customer’s cloud-based future. As more organizations move their infrastructure to the cloud, it’s critical that our solutions meet them there.”
The OnGuard 8.1 system provides usability enhancements and enterprise-focused features to many of the most used browser clients such as OnGuard Credentials and OnGuard Visitor.
Additionally, the latest update includes a user interface overhaul to commonly used OnGuard Windows® clients for a more modern experience which also brings support for a dark mode which helps reduce eye strain and enhance energy efficiency.
To provide optimal situational awareness for security operators, Version 8.1 enhances the integration between Magic Monitor and OnGuard as well as for Milestone video management systems. Magic Monitor for OnGuard now provides the ability to view instantaneous incident-related video which enables a faster response.
The OnGuard to Milestone XProtect integration has been enhanced to provide higher levels of performance and function. The Magic Monitor and OnGuard Monitor clients can now respond to the full breadth of Milestone event types including analytics-based events such as exceeding occupancy limits or queue length as well as for analytics from partner systems such as Bosch cameras or the BriefCam video analytics platform, a Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Video Analytics Solution for Four Consecutive Years.
Additionally, OnGuard Alarm Monitor can now directly launch the XProtect Smart Client to access the full array of XProtect video capabilities.
The OnGuard system Version 8.1 is also designed to facilitate users’ cloud journeys by adding new functionality for automated cloud deployment and remote system maintenance.
Several new features are available to deepen the analysis of OnGuard ecosystem data. A big data connector exports key real-time data to Security Information Event Managers (SIEMs) such as Splunk and Sentinel for organizations with combined physical and IT security threat detection teams and tools.
OnGuard Reports continues to build out the new browser-based reporting engine introduced in Version 8.0 by delivering benefits to OnGuard Enterprise customers, adding many new standard reports, and exporting to third-party BI tools. Thirdly, more granular pre/post user transaction event auditing is available natively in OnGuard without having to separately purchase add-on enhanced auditing packages.
To learn about all of OnGuard Version 8.1’s new features and more, see LenelS2.com.
BriefCam Returns to Compete in Fifth Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Video Analytics Solution (Tie**)
When it comes to deploying video surveillance systems, businesses with multiple sites or branches face several challenges.
From major retail chains to banks, utilities, transit agencies, among others, these organizations need the ability to record video locally on-site, but also seek to gain valuable insights through advanced video analytics across sites.
BriefCam’s innovative multi-site deployment architecture supports businesses with multiple locations or branches, enabling them to analyze cross-site surveillance video and realize the value of their video content.
Organizations can receive real-time alert notifications from across all locations, as well as visualize business intelligence from multiple sites into centralized dashboards, all while significantly reducing video processing bandwidth requirements.
(BriefCam introduces the new deployment option of a multi-site architecture. This enables businesses with multiple, distributed locations to view aggregate data from all remote sites to uncover trends across locations, optimize operations and boost real-time alerting and response – all while continuing to reap the benefits of BriefCam’s powerful analytics platform for making video searchable, actionable and quantifiable. Courtesy of BriefCam and YouTube.)
*BriefCam was also recognized in 2020, 2019, and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS), New Premier Sponsors Rajant Corporation, and guardDog AI, and returning Sponsors to date, Automatic Systems, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI)
DHS Science & Technology (S&T)
The Metropolitan Police (MPD)
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
Why American Security Today?
The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast-changing security landscape.
American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State, and local levels of government as well as firms allied to the government.
American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers’ eyes throughout the story with cutting-edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.
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AST Digital Publications are distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals, in federal, state, local, and private security sectors.
‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’
AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.
Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
These experts are from Government at the federal, state, and local level as well as from private firms allied to the government.
AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website, and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.
AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.
Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.
(See just a few highlights of American Security Today’s 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East. Courtesy of My Pristine Images and Vimeo.)
To learn more about ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please see the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2021 ‘A Year in Review’.
The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of Annual ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firm’s products and services, including video interviews and more.
It serves as your Go-To Source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2021 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and/or organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.
From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
For a complete list of 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners, begin HERE.
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