Paxton Adds Occupancy Management, Thermal Scan Integrations to Net2 Platform

The latest version of Paxton’s Net2 access control system contains updates to enforce COVID-19 social distancing protocols and integrate with thermal scanners.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Paxton introduces several new additions to its Net2 access control product line to help installers make their customers’ buildings more “COVID-secure.”

The latest version of Net2, v6.04, features Net2 Occupancy Management which allows you to limit the number of people in any given area; either barring access or sending an email or text to the building manager when a space nears capacity.

It works across multiple areas of a site and can be set to operate a one in, one out system to support social distancing measures. Net2 Pro software is required to use this feature.

“We understand the important part that access control plays in managing the flow of people around a building in order to support a hygienic environment. In addition, controlling the density of people in any given area is a valuable tool to help businesses of all types to become ‘COVID-secure,'” says Paxton CEO Adam Stroud. “Net2 is one of the best selling access control systems and so we have developed the new Occupancy Management feature to meet this specific need. For new and existing Net2 customers we hope that this new functionality helps the efforts that we are all making to observe social distancing and keep people safe.”

Net2 v6.04 Occupancy Management features include:

  • Ensure users maintain a safe social distance by setting and controlling the maximum number of people in any given area
  • Real-time visual reports — see live occupancy levels in a clear, web-based visual report from smartphone, tablet, PC or widescreen wall display
  • Dynamic control of entry permissions — set alerts and prevent user access when maximum capacity is neared or reached
  • Simplified area management — set and manage multiple areas simultaneously, with specific occupancy levels per area
  • Support continuous flow of people movement with one-in-one-out user access when people numbers are high

In addition to this update, installers who want to use thermal scanning to help limit the spread of the virus can do so with three new thermal scan integrations, according to the company.

Paxton has validated Net2 integrations with Hikvision, Dahua, and ZKTeco. However, the company says Net2 can work with most thermal devices that utilize a Wiegand output.

Paxton has been running its ‘Guide to COVID-secure buildings’ webinars to help get the U.S. back to work safely. Installers receive a live 45 minute webinar taking them through the CDC and OSHA guidelines as well as a free end-user guide to help their customers understand the access control solutions available when updating their buildings.

“We’ve had a great response from customers so far, with hundreds joining us in the first couple of weeks. The webinar provides installers with practical access control solutions that businesses need now,” says Gareth O’Hara, chief sales officer at Paxton. “The new Occupancy Management feature in Net2 has been eagerly anticipated and we are looking forward to getting it out there to help with social distancing on sites around the world. We are continuing to develop Net2 in line with installer feedback to provide even more flexibility for COVID-secure buildings, so watch this space.”

You can learn more about the webinars, here.

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