CoreStreet Receives Lenel Certification
-- Card-Connected Locking Solution Dramatically Reduces Cost of Securing Access Points and is Now Available for Use with OnGuard --
Cambridge, Mass. – April 1st, 2008 – CoreStreet, the leader in credential validation solutions, today announced that it has received Lenel factory certification for its Card-Connected solution, a breakthrough new electronic locking system that integrates seamlessly with the OnGuard® security management platform at a fraction of the cost of traditional wired doors. This certification formalizes CoreStreet's membership in the Lenel OpenAccess™ Alliance Program.
Card-Connected technology uses strong cryptography to extend central access control to standalone doors and mobile locks, at a fraction of the cost of wired doors. Within a CoreStreet-Enabled™ access control system, standalone electronic locks and physical access control systems communicate by reading and writing digitally signed data (privileges and logs) to and from smart cards. In this way, cardholders become an extension of the physical access network, where cards, instead of wires, carry information to and from the standalone locks.
“CoreStreet has completed the required factory testing of the Card-Connected solution to validate the functionality of its interface to the two most recent releases of OnGuard. This solution is the first to take such complete advantage of the comprehensive feature set offered by both the OnGuard DataConduIT™ API and the OpenDevice™ API,” said Joshua E. Phillips, Director of Marketing at Lenel.
OnGuard solutions offer unlimited scalability and have been implemented by major organizations worldwide, including government agencies, healthcare and educational institutions and commercial enterprises. Lenel established the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program to enable its customers to easily interface their OnGuard systems with third-party technologies, which now include Card-Connected solutions.
“Without a proven layer of security, access control systems would be vulnerable to attacks where cardholder access privileges could be altered, cards cloned or counterfeited, and access policies on the locks compromised,” said Chris Broderick, CoreStreet CEO. “CoreStreet’s patent-pending Card-Connected technology applies industry-proven cryptography to provide the highest level of assurance to customers.”
Organizations planning to expand or upgrade their access control systems can now install Card-Connected products such as the E-Plex 5900 locks produced by Kaba, a leading global provider of electronic and mechanical lock systems. The Card-Connected locks require no wiring or panel infrastructure, so installation and equipment costs are significantly reduced. The system is also significantly more efficient to operate and maintain than traditional offline electronic locking systems because the locks are configured, managed, and monitored using OnGuard, and they do not require frequent visits by security personnel to update access lists and retrieve logs.
Card-Connected solutions are available to OnGuard users through Securitas Systems and other authorized OnGuard value-added resellers. “Corporate security officers want to secure more locations and assets, but the cost of installation and wiring has limited electronic access control to about 1 in every 10 access points. Card-Connected solutions give the industry a new way to increase labor productivity and secure more facilities,” said Marty Guay, COO at Securitas Security Systems.
Come see Card-Connected products at ISC West 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, April 2-4, 2008 in the Kaba Booth (#23120).
Lenel is a global leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market, with more than 15,000 system installations in 93 countries. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. Lenel is part of UTC Fire and Security, a $5.8 billion company that provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE:UTX) which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can be found on their Web sites at http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com and http://www.lenel.com.
Every day, the world’s most demanding government and commercial enterprises rely on CoreStreet technology to authorize critical events, ranging from signed communications and transactions to physical access. More information, including technical whitepapers, industry solution studies and a list of the patents awarded to the company, is available at corestreet.com.