New WinGuard System Partner in Finland

With more than 3,500 employees, Avarn Security based in Finland is a security partner for both corporate customers as well as public sector organisations. The mother company Avarn Security group with around 16,000 employees creates secure operational environments across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland). Avarn Security in Finland has now become an official WinGuard System Partner, distributing and implementing the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard from Advancis on the Finnish market.

“With regard to the ongoing development of new technologies, we can now offer system integration and security management at a whole new level. The cooperation with Advancis is a perfect addition to our scope of services”, says Mika Peippo, Business Director of Security Technology at Avarn Security.

Patrick Geldmacher, International Sales Manager at Advancis, states: “In view of the further expansion of our activities in the Scandinavian market, we look very much forward to jointly realise WinGuard projects with our new System Partner Avarn Security.”

Siedle – 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 SIEDLE as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community. Siedle is one of the leading manufacturers of door intercom systems and building communication technology in Germany and Europe.

”With the integration of our Access Professional system into the WinGuard PSIM platform from Advancis, we now offer our customers a complete range of solutions due to the combination of professional door and building communication with open PSIM“, states Markus Hummel (Product Manager Siedle). “We are very happy about the renowned new member of our WinGuard partner community”, affirms David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. „All relevant door communication functions from Siedle are seamlessly integrated into the WinGuard user interface. Receiving and accepting door calls, switching door openers as well as displaying status messages and direct integration of CCTV is possible. The added value for the user is obvious.“

Spica – New Premium Technology Partner

An excellent collaboration combined with best-of-breed technologies can make business partners achieve more than they could have on their own. A perfect example is the technology partnership between Spica and Advancis and the full integration of Spica’s access control system in WinGuard.

The open PSIM platform WinGuard supports the user in the control centre with dynamic workflows (SOPs) both in case of routine tasks and emergencies. Events can easily be processed as WinGuard automatically interacts with other connected technical systems such as CCTV, intrusion detection or building automation.

“With Door Cloud, Spica has been at the forefront of cloud access control technology for several years, offering a real multi-tenant service and true mobility with remote door opening and smartphone card replacement. We appreciate the collaboration with this highly-qualified Premium Technology Partner“, states Christian Jourdan, Strategic Alliances Manager at Advancis.

Advancis receives LenelS2 Factory Certification under LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

Advancis Software & Services GmbH today announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). WinGuard from Advancis interfaces with the OnGuard® access control system. The integration allows the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system to be managed directly from WinGuard equipped control rooms.

“Advancis has completed required factory testing at LenelS2 to validate the functionality of its interface to the OnGuard system. WinGuard (SOPs) augments the OnGuard systems situational awareness capabilities with more dynamic workflows so that the user has an enhanced ability to manage alarms and situations,” said John Marchioli, OAAP Product Management, LenelS2. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

“We have now received LenelS2 factory certification for the seamless integration of the OnGuard access control system versions 7.6 and 8.0 into the open PSIM platform WinGuard which allows us to benefit from the LenelS2 OAAP program”, stated David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis.

WinGuard from Advancis is an open PSIM platform that unifies control of disparate security, building management and communication systems via one single user interface. This includes video surveillance, fire alarm, access control, intrusion detection, perimeter protection, building automation, communication systems and much more.

Gantner – New Premium Technology Partner

Today we welcome GANTNER Electronic as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community! The Advancis Technology Partner Program was established to promote the deep integration of systems from internationally leading manufacturers into WinGuard. More than 470 interfaces to systems of various manufacturers offer today the greatest possible flexibility for the selection or update of subsystems (fire/intrusion alarm system, video, access, etc.). The performance spectrum of the respective systems is always fully integrated into the vendor-neutral PSIM system WinGuard.

By the innovative communication interface GAT ACE 7000 from GANTNER, the connection between access control terminals and management software is established and fully integrated in WinGuard. Thus, access control and time recording are comprehensively represented in the operational security organisation. Depending on the used reader unit, different types of data carriers can be applied such as contactless badges (RFID) or magnetic and infrared cards.

“We look very much forward to the close collaboration with GANTNER”, states Christian Jourdan, Strategic Alliances Manager at Advancis. “The management of authorisations and the evaluation of movement data remain simple and intuitive due to the integration in WinGuard. In case of an alarm, predefined actions are triggered automatically and the alarm handling is perfectly organized and documented.”

CWI Certificate 2022: C&C Partners

We were pleased to welcome our guests Artur Hejdysz (CEO) and Damian Dopiera (Head of Department) of C&C, our certified WinGuard partner based in Lezno /Poland here at our office in Langen this week. During their visit, they received their updated official partner certificate from Patrick Geldmacher.

We would like to thank C&C Partners for the excellent collaboration as well as for the smooth realisation of WinGuard installations in Poland. Looking forward to further joint projects!

Senstar – New Premium Technology Partner

Advancis works in close partnership with international Technology Partners. Currently there are already more than 470 integrations of high-quality systems of leading manufacturers. The performance spectrum of the different technical systems is fully integrated into the WinGuard software platform.

Today we welcome Senstar as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community! With intelligent video management, video analytics, access control and perimeter protection systems, Senstar offers a comprehensive range of proven technologies. The Symphony video management system is fully controllable via WinGuard through a direct interface driver.

“We are very excited to be working closely with Senstar,” says Christian Jourdan, Strategic Alliances Manager at Advancis. “The command of the Symphony system with integrated video analytics and complete integration of access control and perimeter protection systems via WinGuard allows the user to process all event messages quickly and conveniently. In addition, forensic reports of all actions are automatically generated, ensuring comprehensive documentation for all process participants.”

Review 2021

It is time to look back on the year 2021, in which we further expanded our internationalisation in particular outside the DACH region and strengthened our position as one of the international market leaders in the field of vendor-neutral Physical Security Information Management.

 

The acquisition of Cruatech based in Dublin/Ireland was completed retroactive to the beginning of the year 2021. Cruatech are a software company that in addition to their own products, offer integration services for leading manufacturers from all over the world. Cruatech will remain as an independent company and will further expand their development department. Thus, they might support Advancis in the future as a “Development Partner” and develop specific interface modules for WinGuard projects.

 

For several years now, Advancis has an area representation based in Leeds, around 300 km northwest of London. In the year 2021, Advancis has won a number of new major projects in the UK market and has also further expanded the related service activities there. As a result, Advancis Software & Services Ltd. has now been established in the UK, operating as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of Advancis Software & Services GmbH in Germany.

In springtime, Advancis also opened a representation in Sweden near Stockholm. The new office in Bålsta supports our sales activities throughout the Scandinavian region.

 

This year, the “SPELL” research project was launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The acronym stands for “Semantic platform for intelligent decision-making and deployment support in control and situation centres“. With the help of artificial intelligence and data technologies, a significant gain in information and time is to be achieved in crisis situations. As one of the 12 project partners, Advancis is testing this in concrete applications of networked BOS and industrial control centres with the aim of ensuring resource-efficient incident management.

 

Despite the pandemic, Advancis participated in four international trade shows, 20 events, and four specialist lectures this year. If you did not have the opportunity to visit us on site, take a look at our virtual showroom. Our 3D showroom demonstrates how event processing with WinGuard works in a control centre environment and is open for an online visit anytime.

Interactive live webinar: Solving Critical Communication with Integrated Systems

Register for our live webinar (12 October 2021) free of charge. Communication is critical to an efficient incident response plan: In emergency cases, the first crucial communication is the alarm activation and the required operating procedure (workflow) to correctly deal with the situation. Both time but also the accuracy of information is essential.

How can organizations ensure that the speed of incident response is increased and the risk of making incorrect decisions is reduced for the responsible personnel? In combination with the integrated software platform WinGuard, Zenitel provide intelligent critical-communication solutions that allow people to hear, be heard and be understood – every time and everywhere. In this interactive webinar, which will be broadcasted live from the Advancis showroom in Langen/Germany, we will demonstrate & discuss the following topics:

– What is an integrated security & building management platform?

– Benefits and functions of WinGuard

– Integration of Zenitel’s audio solutions into WinGuard

– Live demonstration of critical communication workflows

– Questions & Answers

Our speakers Allan Dickinson, Lars Kämpe and Richard McClellan look forward to your interactive participation!

 

 

Advancis acquires Irish Security Company

Advancis Software & Services GmbH, manufacturer of the open Physical Security Information Management Software (PSIM) WinGuard, has acquired the Irish software company Cruatech, one of the leading experts for physical security integrations solutions.

Cruatech based in Dublin/Ireland have eleven years of experience in the security industry and provide individual integration solutions in physical security to customers in all business sectors, e.g. Governmental, Finance and Data Centers. Cruatech are a software company that, in addition to their own products, offer integration services for leading manufacturers from all over the world. With over 250 integration modules already developed, Cruatech have extensive development experience. Cruatech will remain as an independent company and will further expand their development department in the future. Thus, they might support Advancis in the future as a “Development Partner” within the Advancis Ecosystem and develop specific interface modules for WinGuard projects.

With this acquisition, Advancis strengthens their position as one of the international market leaders in the field of vendor-neutral PSIM.

In addition to an own PSIM solution, Cruatech’s existing product portfolio includes in particular a software solution for consolidating access control systems from different manufacturers. The logical and physical access rights associated with an employee’s role are always synchronized, e.g. only one access card is needed to log in to different subsystems. Such functionality is also often desired by PSIM customers so that Advancis can offer their customers added value here while maintaining their vendor-neutrality.

Jan Meiswinkel, CEO of Advancis: “A key factor in the decision to acquire Cruatech was their employees, who have many years of experience in interface development (particularly in the access control sector), but the human element was also immediately convincing. We look forward to working with the experienced Cruatech team to further expand our integration expertise and time to market. In parallel, the Cruatech team will support the Advancis area representation in Dublin/Ireland that will be newly established.”

Cruatech’s CEO David King with regard to the acquisition: “We are excited to be a part of the Advancis group who are industry leaders in the international PSIM market. This represents a huge opportunity to work in a team with a winning mentality and proven track record who possess long-term customer relationships established worldwide over the last 25 years. Cruatech will bring flexibility, determination and a deep understanding of integrated solutions alongside some new and exciting technology.”

Detailed terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was completed on 18 August 2021 retroactive to the beginning of the year 2021.