One of KeyWatcher’s versatility is its ability to integrate with many high end Building Management and Automation Systems, which for the end user makes the daily management of the KeyWatcher seamless and easy. In the pursuit of giving more users this functionality, we are proud to announce that the KeyWatcher Touch now has an interface with ICT’s Protege GX platform.
ICT is a world leading manufacturer of unified and intelligent electronic access control and security solutions that enable organizations to protect their people, operations and information.
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, ICT have a global presence and an international reach. ICT have offices located in Denver (Colorado USA), Amersham (United Kingdom), and Sydney (Australia) that provide full local sales, support and service to ICT’s clients and partners around the world.
ICT recognises that their partners play an integral role in their sales and support network, providing the expertise and experience to help ICT’s clients plan, deploy, integrate and manage their ICT solution.
Part of the suite of offerings from ICT is Protege GX. This product is an enterprise level integrated access control, intrusion detection, and building automation solution with a feature set that is easy to operate, simple to integrate, and effortless to extend.
Designed with the end user in mind, Protege GX offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface with graphical floor plans and highly customisable status pages for controlling and monitoring the system. Customisable alarm and event filters enable you to sort and categorize the event and alarm data that is shown.
Integration with a wide range of third party systems enables the user to maximise the infrastructure and IT investments that he/she already has available on site while adding value to existing technology. ICT’s open Automation and Control protocol allows third party developers to create custom integrations that communicate directly with the Protege GX Controller.
The modular design and scalable licensing model makes Protege GX suitable for everyone – from small single door systems right through to large multi-national corporations. Modular expansion allows the system to grow and to accomodate the user’s expanding needs.
The server-based architecture makes Protege GX a truly global system, enabling the system to securely manage, control and monitor an unlimited number of users, doors, areas, and other devices, in real time regardless of geographical location. A centralised database improves efficiency and keeps valuable sensitive data secure – not tucked away on a laptop in the back of a company vehicle.
With no limit on the number of Controllers that can be added to a Protege GX system, scalability is a key focus. Modular expansion allows each Controller to be extended up to 64 doors and 1000+ inputs and outputs. This flexibility makes both centrally located, home run control, and at the edge intelligence models to be mixed and matched to best fit the application.