SALTO Systems – New Premium Technology Partner

We are working in close partnership with an ever-growing community of technology partners around the world. Today we are pleased to welcome SALTO Systems as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community.

Salto is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class hardware and software access control solutions. Salto aims to have a leading role in the unstoppable process of the massive replacement of mechanical keys with electronic keys.

The Salto Space system platform is integrated with the management software WinGuard via the SHIP protocol. This enables the seamless management of Salto’s offline and online doors via WinGuard. Hagen Zumpe, Marketing Manager DE/CH/AT at Salto, states: “Today, the interaction of different systems is mandatory. It saves costs, offers added value and enables more comprehensive solutions for our end users. The integration with Advancis achieves exactly that. This is where world-leading systems for access control and PSIM come together.”

Advancis announces appointment of James Chong as Chairman of the board of Advancis USA with expansion into US market

Chong Brings Over 25 Years of Executive Leadership Experience in Enterprise Software, Digital Innovation, Converged Security, and Artificial Intelligence

Advancis Software & Services GmbH (Advancis) today announced the appointment of James Chong as Chairman of the Board of Advancis, Inc. (Advancis USA). Chong brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience with unique combination of strategy, innovation, and operations. He pioneered and introduced Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) to the enterprise security industry.

Chong has helped build and grow tech-enabled companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 global organizations. He has led development and execution of go-to-market strategies for both software and professional services companies and was selected into International Data Group’s “InfoWorld Top CTO 25” for his business management leadership and innovation.

Foto 2: James Chong, Chairman of the board, Advancis USA

Foto 1: Jan Meiswinkel, CEO Advancis

“James is a highly respected visionary and executive in our industry and we are excited to have him in this strategic leadership role at Advancis,” said Jan Meiswinkel, CEO and Co-Founder of Advancis. “As we launch into our next chapter of growth, I am thrilled to welcome James as our new Chairman of the Board of Advancis USA where his global experience and perspective will add tremendous value for our current and future partners, customers, and team members.”

Chong is a subject matter expert in enterprise software, artificial intelligence, analytics, video surveillance, converged security, Intelligent Transportation Systems and IoT applications. His experience includes roles as CTO, CEO, and Board member of software companies and currently serves as a director at a Fortune 500 infrastructure firm. Chong frequently speaks and contributes to professional publications and industry organizations globally on topics covering digital transformation, systems integration and converged security.

“I am honored and excited to join the Board of Advancis USA,” added Chong. “The new Advancis Open Platform is a game changer for the software integration industry as it brings the control back to the integrators and end customers by enabling 3rd parties to extend the Advancis software capabilities with new functionalities, integrations and UI components. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Advancis who are committed in making our communities and businesses more resilient, safe and successful.”



About Advancis:

Advancis Software & Services GmbH ( is an ISO 9000 certified, global software company that provides open integration software platform and open API-driven applications built around each organizations unique policies and procedures, to help solve real-world problems at scale.  Founded in 1994, Advancis today is a global leader with over 2000 installations in over 70 countries, including some of the top Fortune 500 enterprises and government agencies, with products deployed in over 20 languages, world-wide.  The company delivers fully redundant, built-in hot-standby multi-tenant solutions, using both SaaS and on-prem environments, including integrated security, building automation, IT and communication systems.  Advancis is headquartered in Germany with offices and partners around the world.  To learn more about the award-winning Advancis solutions, visit and follow us on social media.

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Contact Person: Uli Schunk, Tel.: +49 6103 80735 271, [email protected]

Advancis at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Atlanta

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 will take place from 12-14 September 2022 in Atlanta/USA. The three-day event features daily global keynote and game-changer presentations as well as concurrent education sessions focusing on the most pressing issues faced by the security profession. In addition, related products will be highlighted in an expansive exhibit hall.

With an own space of 9 m², Advancis will be part of the InfraGard stand (#1029), presenting the open PSIM platform WinGuard that increases corporate security whilst reducing costs by controlling disparate technical systems via a unified user interface.

In addition, two completely new products will be showcased: AIM (Advanced Identity Manager) is a platform for consolidating existing access control and IT systems through centralized identity management. Minder, a software-as-a-service solution, enables companies to minimize their operational risk by comprehensively protecting people and assets.

We look forward to your visit to GSX Atlanta.

Advancis presents WinGuard X5 at Security Essen

The first WinGuard based on the new Advancis Open Platform

Langen, 15 August 2022 – Advancis Software & Services GmbH, one of the international market leaders in vendor-neutral Physical Security Information Management, presents its new WinGuard version X5 at Security Essen (20-23 September 2022). For the first time, this Major Release is based on the new software platform AOP (Advancis Open Platform) and thus offers amongst other features more flexibility through an open access for 3rd party applications.

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions are used in many different verticals, e.g. in industry, finance and administration, data centers, correctional and forensic facilities, in transport and traffic, logistics or healthcare. Due to market trends such as increasing digitalization, data collection/analysis and the associated platform economy, new solutions and technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) or Internet of Things (IoT) must also be considered. After all, the number of actuators and sensors is constantly increasing. Advancis has recognized that WinGuard has to support this growth too – both in terms of new functions and interfaces as well as with regard to development speed and complexity. To be even better prepared for all these requirements, Advancis decided already in the year 2019 to start developing a fundamentally new open architecture platform called Advancis Open Platform (AOP). After completion, AOP now forms the basis for the new WinGuard version X5.

Image 1: CEO of Advancis Jan Meiswinkel (© Advancis)

Image 2: CTO of Advancis Hartmut Nöll (© Advancis)

”AOP is strategically by far the most transformative product development in Advancis’ corporate history. This milestone paves the way for growth and expansion by creating an open platform that offers almost unlimited possibilities”, explains Jan Meiswinkel, CEO of Advancis, this fundamental innovation. “At Security 2022, we will present the new WinGuard version X5 which is based on this new AOP substructure”, Meiswinkel adds. „WinGuard – initially developed as a solution for specific use cases – has undergone a transformation over the years. A growing number of projects with more and more specific and partly very individual requirements has led to the fact that solutions have been implemented more and more generically”, explains Hartmut Nöll, CTO of Advancis, and adds: “With the Advancis Open Platform, we are now taking this path one step further and enable the user himself to extend the software with his own functionalities, interfaces and UI components, based on the existing concepts. The basis for all of that is a modern API which can be used in principle with any programming language. We are very excited with regard to the solutions of the certainly fast-growing developer community around AOP.”

At the Advancis stand (hall 8, stand 8A15), visitors can experience the advantages of the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard X5 in a real control center environment. In addition, two completely new software products are presented by Advancis: The Advanced Identity Manager (AIM) is a platform for consolidating existing access control and IT systems through centralized identity management. Minder, a software-as-a-service solution, enables companies to minimize their operational risk by comprehensively protecting people and assets.

The Advancis partners Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, Erich Keller, AG Neovo and VuWall will be co-exhibitors at the stand. The Advancis stand with a size of over 100 m² not only provides numerous operator stations, but also creates a real control center environment with two large state-of-the-art video walls from AG Neovo/VuWall as well as the intelligent incident management technologies from Hexagon and the professional control center desks from Erich Keller AG. Visitors can experience live not only the technical innovations, but also the comprehensive operating comfort offered by a perfectly equipped control room.

Image 3: With AIM and Minder, Advancis presents two completely new solutions at Security Essen – in addition to WinGuard X5. (© Advancis)

Press contact: Advancis Software & Services GmbH, Monzastr. 1, 63225 Langen (Hessen), Germany. Contact person: Uli Schunk, Tel.: +49 6103 80735 271, [email protected]


Advancis becomes Technology Partner with Motorola Solutions Avigilon

Advancis is pleased to announce our Technology Partnership with Motorola Solutions Avigilon. Whereas Avigilon has been a Premium Technology Partner of Advancis ever since last year already, Advancis is vice versa now also part of the Technology Partner community of Avigilon. Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software is completely integrated in the WinGuard open PSIM platform from Advancis, so that it is possible to observe live streams, control cameras (PTZ), request playback videos, and more. Advancis’ WinGuard ACC integration is compatible with ACC6 and ACC7 versions.

Laura Flamm Technology Partner Manager at Avigilon, states: “With this integrated solution, situational awareness is enhanced for the end users and provides efficient and intuitive security information management capabilities.”

Visit our Technolgy Partner web page to learn more about the Partnership between Advancis and Avigilon

Showroom update: New demo panel from Siedle

Siedle is one of the leading manufacturers of intercom systems and building communication technology in Germany and Europe – and as of now also part of our showroom in Langen. We would like to thank our Premium Technology Partner Siedle for providing the new demo panel to demonstrate the integration of the Siedle Access Professional product in WinGuard in practice.

“With the integration of our Access Professional system in the WinGuard PSIM platform from Advancis, we are now able to offer our customers a comprehensive range of solutions by combining professional door and building communication with vendor-neutral security and building management,” says Markus Hummel (Product Manager at Siedle).

“We are very pleased to have this new demo panel in our showroom,” adds Christian Jourdan, Strategic Alliances Manager at Advancis. “All relevant door communication functions from Siedle are seamlessly integrated in the WinGuard user interface. Receiving and answering door calls, control of door openers as well as displaying status messages and direct integration of video surveillance are possible. The added value for the user is obvious.”

TELENOT – New Premium Technology Partner

We would like to welcome TELENOT as a new Premium Technology Partner in our WinGuard community. TELENOT is a leading manufacturer of electronic security technology for the areas of intrusion detection technology/smart alarm systems, fire detection and access control technology. In addition, TELENOT offers the integration of approved security and hazard alarm solutions in smart building and smart home systems.

Franz Ernsperger, Head of Product and Service Marketing at TELENOT, about the advantages of integrating TELENOT products in WinGuard from Advancis: “Different security, building and communication systems are combined so that fire/intruder alarm systems and access control systems by TELENOT, for example, can be conveniently controlled from a standardized user interface. All event messages can be displayed depending on priority and responsibility on the respective operation station. Likewise, full control of the connected systems by authorized operators is possible at all times.”

Advancis at the SicherheitsExpo in Munich

The second and last day of this year’s SicherheitsExpo has started in Munich. Yesterday, one of our numerous stand visitors was the Bavarian Minister of State for the Interior, Joachim Herrmann. We have been very pleased to show him the advantages of our open PSIM platform WinGuard. If you would like to see how WinGuard can efficiently support your security and building management, just visit us today – we look forward to meeting you!

People in the photo from left to right: Oliver Högener (Pre-Sales Manager), René Jendrics (Account Manager), David Teppe (Head of Strategic Alliances) and Joachim Herrmann (Bavarian Minister of State for the Interior). Photos © NETCOMM / frank schroth | fotografie.

Premium Technology Partner Senstar visits Advancis in Langen

Senstar has been a Premium Technology Partner of Advancis since the beginning of the year 2022. Senstar is one of the world’s leading companies in video management and offers a high-quality product portfolio with intelligent video analysis as well as innovative detection systems for perimeter protection.

The Senstar video management system Symphony as well as the perimeter protection systems FlexZone, OmniTrax, FiberPatrol, UltraWave, LM100, XField and UltraLink are fully controllable in WinGuard via direct interfaces. This enables the user to process all events quickly and conveniently. In addition, forensic reports of all actions can be created automatically so that a comprehensive documentation is guaranteed via WinGuard.

Representatives of both companies now met in Langen for a strategy meeting to coordinate the further collaboration. “We are pleased about the opportunity to further deepen the close cooperation with Senstar”, says David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. “The full integration of Senstar’s video management and perimeter protection systems into the WinGuard PSIM platform greatly the management of security events in a building. Regular coordination between our companies ensures that the integration is always kept up to date, also in case of changes or updates.”

People in the photo from left to right: David Teppe (Head of Strategic Alliances, Advancis), Sascha Körner (Sales Engineer, Senstar), John Rosenbusch (Sales Director DACH, Senstar), Michael Rumpf (MD & Senior Sales Director – East Europe, Senstar) und Christian Jourdan (Strategic Alliances Manager, Advancis)

New System Partner Certificate for HELDELE

Heldele GmbH based in Salach offers its customers individual complete solutions for building technology, IT and communication, automation as well as e-evolution. As a WinGuard System Partner, Heldele is an official Advancis channel partner for PSIM. Kai Eckstein, Head of Sales Germany/Switzerland at Advancis, visited the company to discuss new WinGuard projects and, on this occasion, also handed over the current system partner certificate for the year 2022 to Klaus Fischer and Swen Haas from Heldele.

We would like to thank Heldele for the excellent collaboration!