World Security Report2017-11-01 12:34:44
Honeywell Updates Pro-Watch® Security Management Suite for Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs
Honeywell has announced the next iteration of the Pro-Watch® security management solution for enterprise and critical infrastructure markets – Pro-Watch 4.3.5. Pro-Watch 4.3.5 is a connected buildings enterprise management platform that equips organizations with the right tools to protect their people and assets by combining access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and other business critical functions.
Through a series of enhanced updates, Pro-Watch 4.3.5 offers increased productivity opportunities for businesses. Now with support for both iOS and Android, the mobile application improves operator efficiency by allowing facility managers to control badging, badging verification and manage door controls via smart phones and devices at any time and from any location. The Identity Management web portal – an open platform that allows badge holders to request access changes and routes the request to assigned approvers with full auditing and status capabilities – is now available across all verticals, increasing efficiency by reducing operator workload. Pro-Watch 4.3.5 uses an encrypted open standard communications protocol – Security Industry Association’s (SIA) OSDP™ – in its reader communications. Lastly, Pro-Watch 4.3.5 integrates with third-party solutions, including CASI/iSTAR controller replacements, biometric readers and mobile credentials. These integrations offer a cost-effective solution for implementing a comprehensive security solution, while driving productivity gains.
Beyond driving higher productivity, Pro-Watch 4.3.5 can help reduce total cost of ownership and regulatory compliance risk. The redesigned Pro-Watch Web Client enhances scalability, while reducing deployment time and costs by eliminating the need for remote client installs to manage badging and reporting requirements. In addition to meeting stringent compliance regulations – NERC CIP, FIPS-201, CFR Part 11, Sarbanes-Oxley and TSA/MTSA – the Pro-Watch Certification Management functionality helps ensure compliance.
Pro-Watch 4.3.5 is ideally suited for enterprise and critical infrastructure environments across a wide variety of markets, and serves as the center of a connected ecosystem that integrates Honeywell and third-party solutions to provide a comprehensive connected building platform.