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SOFTWARE: Schneider expands AccessXpert security to building management

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced enhancements to its AccessXpert security management system at ASIS 2016. The new enhancements allow facility mangers to seamlessly integrate their security and building management systems for the first time via the BACnet communications protocol to drive information sharing that leads to better building efficiency.

AccessXpert uses secure, cloud-based technologies to provide building owners, managers and security personnel with anywhere, anytime mobile access to video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, alarm management and other systems. By using open standards to merge security with Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ building management system (BMS), AccessXpert delivers new levels of building integration to enable clearer decisions, faster responses and maximum facility efficiency.

With the new BACnet integration, organizations can share encrypted information between their building management and security systems to gain efficiencies and manage emergency situations. In the event of a fire, facility managers can initiate an alarm from the BMS that automatically transmits an emergency message to evacuate the building. Conversely, security systems can alert the BMS about building occupancy so lighting, HVAC and other building systems can be turned on when needed, which drives energy and cost savings.

Schneider Electric will showcase AccessXpert at ASIS 2016, which runs from September 12 to 15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Visit booth #2300 to learn more.

AccessXpert is currently available in the United States and Canada. For more information, please click here or contact your local Schneider Electric representative.