PSIA Releases Access Control, Intrusion Detection Profiles

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has released two new profiles — one for access control and the other for intrusion detection — as well as a tool for testing whether products conform to the profiles.

“We’re excited to introduce the first working profiles and test tool to the physical security industry,” PSIA Executive Director David Bunzel says. “These profiles will enable a very wide range of vendors to quickly and affordably comply with PSIA specifications and expand plug-and-play compatibility across the security ecosystem.”

The access control and intrusion detection profiles draw their data elements from the PSIA’s broader Area Control specification. The test tool certifies that a product or system fully complies with either or both of the new profiles to ensure plug-and-play interoperability. It encompasses two distinct testers that simulate both “host” side systems as well as “device” side systems for Profiles compliance.

Vendors that have used the Profiles Test Tool to assess conformance with the new profiles include Honeywell, Inovonics and Kastle Systems.

“We’re very excited about how the profiles will increase the number of standards-based products in the physical security world,” Bunzel says. “Consultants, integrators and end users will have many more choices for building powerful security solutions with low total cost of ownership.”

For additional details about the PSIA Profiles, click here.

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