Traditionally, securing buildings with access control and video surveillance required the installation of two separate systems. Paxton saw the potential and benefits of combining the two products and developed its next-generation system, Paxton10. The security platform allows site administrators to easily manage building and video surveillance from a variety of devices, protecting people and assets in their facilities against unauthorised access.
Adam Stroud, Paxton’s CEO, explains: “The vast majority of the buildings with access control also have video surveillance installed. In most cases, these two systems need to be installed, maintained and operated independently. Sometimes they can integrate very effectively, but complications from integrations can arise. Paxton10 has been designed on a single platform, meaning there is only one product to install and maintain.”
Paxton10’s simple-to-use software provides comprehensive user administration and video management. The system can manage up to 1000 doors and 1000 cameras, across 100 sites, when using its latest multi-site feature. The system also integrates with fire and intruder alarms to further enhance building management.
Stroud continues: “Another benefit of Paxton10 is that it allows remote management from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. We offer a free app, Paxton Connect, that can be used on smart devices, and Paxton10 has intuitive web-based software. This makes remote access part of the system without any complication. It means that installers or building managers can investigate and resolve issues without attending the site, and issue tokens to users from wherever they are.”
With Paxton10, people can freely use their smartphones, smartwatches or tablets as their keys to access buildings, allowing higher flexibility and convenience. Paxton refers to these mobile access tokens as smart credentials, which are free of charge and can be delivered to the users at the touch of a button. This saves the cost of buying traditional locks and keys or electronic tokens.
In addition to the structural benefits of Paxton10, the software is easy to use. Site managers can generate reports on the precise time and date or location of their choice, allowing them to easily check the activities of their facilities. Customised times and dates can be set for special events, such as open days or public holidays. They can also create rules based on system events, for example controlling other doors or devices.
Stroud said: “There is one feature that is great for use in the event of an emergency, which is the Roll Call & Muster reporting. Site managers can generate reports listing all people who are currently within a specified area, so that they can check if everyone is evacuated safely.”
Paxton10 also incorporates Paxton‘s range of IP cameras, embedded with its own software engineered specifically for Paxton10. In early 2022, Paxton upgraded its camera offering to provide two new series of cameras, CORE and PRO.
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