Of all technologies deployed in buildings, security technologies are of particular crucial significance. Systems for fire and burglar alarms, video surveillance and access control contribute enormously to people's security and safety. To reduce complexity amalgamation of different systems are on the increase. In buildings such as hospitals, universities, public authorities equipped with several office doors and conference rooms, an extensive access control system is often already installed, usually a card-based system with an online access control station. Access authorisations are stored there and also secure the classic offline card reader. With the development of Smartintego Simonsvoss provides an ideal solution to handle system integration into already existing access control systems. SmartIntego consists of the electronic components locking cylinder, door fitting Smarthandle and Gatewaynode.

Oliver Quaisser, Sales Director for SmartIntego, describes the Simonsvoss system integration product: "For many building operators, equipping an entire building with card readers and wiring them is too costly, too complex and in some cases due to building specifications simply not possible. Card readers are normally only employed for outside doors or safety-relevant doors. In other cases, the doors are equipped with mechanical systems and keys. To replace these mechanical systems, Simonsvoss is offering a cost-effective overall solution with Smartintego, which seamlessly integrates into the existing access control system, providing a fast return on investment.“ With this new product line Simonsvoss targets the leading international system integrators.

The electronic locking cylinder - SmartIntego and electronic door fitting Smarthandle – SmartIntego supports the transmission standards of all conventional card formats such as Mifare Classic, Mifare Plus, Mifare Desfire/EV1, Legic Advant UID, HID Iclass UID and Mifare UID. Installation is performed without any cables and drilling. With a battery life of up to 80,000 locking operations in online mode, the components do not require any maintenance for several years.

The Gatewaynode – SmartIntego ensures the perfect connection between the digital locking cylinder or Smarthandle and the central building security control system. As an intermediary device between the intelligence in cylinders and door fittings on the one hand and the access control system on the other, the Gatewaynode ensures seamless cooperation between peripheral devices and the security software. A series of unique characteristics transform the radio-based hub with an RS485 and TCP/IP interface into an exceptionally powerful access manager. Each Gatewaynode is capable of handling up to 16 locking devices. Thanks to its highly developed internal components, it is able to transmit so-called white lists with up to 250 entries from the access control system to the peripheral devices and keep them up to date. This ensures optimum flexibility, even in offline mode. [www.simons-voss.com]