Connect ONE Adds Lockdown, Mass Notification Features to Cloud Platform

New options in the Connect ONE management interface make it easy to initiate custom lockdown actions and/or configure general emergency notification options without a complete system lockdown.

MONUMENT, Colo. — Connected Technologies announces its Connect ONE Cloud-hosted management platform now provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

The company explains that as part of the Connect ONE management interface, new options in Task Rules make it easy to initiate custom lockdown actions and/or configure general emergency notification options without a complete system lockdown. Like other features added to the Connect ONE interface, including the recent National Weather Service alert detection, the custom lockdown and emergency mass notification feature was added to the platform by dealer request.

Connect One Interface Provides Complete Facility Control

The Task Rules initiate different actions for system control and interaction with a single click that includes an action option rule logs events (with status and type of event) while the lockdown feature includes messaging and optional subsequent actions (lock all doors, deactivate users, and more). Lockdowns can be applied to all or individual doors/systems and disable all users or only specified user profiles.

Custom messaging in the lockdown window allows for an unlimited number of use cases and provides instant information to the building occupants, for example:

  • A severe weather condition sends notification that the building will be closed, ensuring the safety of employees so they don’t travel to the location during inclement weather.
  • A chemical spill in the building warns occupants to evacuate and/or quickly locks specific doors to control access into the affected area.
  • A fire alarm unlocks a set of doors for occupant evacuation and to provide the fire department and first responders quick and easy building access.

Connect ONE points out the activation can also be sent to an external mass notification system via the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).

According to the company, mass notification rules options are easily configured by profile (group) without any complexity of constantly editing rules upon personnel changes. This provides consistent and streamlined methods to notify occupants based on personnel type or building location.

The Connect ONE software solution controls intrusion, access control, video surveillance, critical environmental monitoring and energy management systems. The company notes the software also interfaces with additional popular commercial fire alarm panels for data event monitoring.

The Rocky Mountain-based company adds the platform works with Bosch B and G, DMP XR/XT, ELK M1 and Resideo’s Honeywell Home Vista Turbo security and access control panels. It also integrates with ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks, as well as Digital Watchdog, OpenEye, ExacqVision and Eagle Eye Networks video technologies.

Moreover, with the Safe Passage module for access control user authorization and ScanPass mobile credential for frictionless entrance control, dealers and their customers gain access to the latest services to manage multiple locations through a single Connect ONE user interface.

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