Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today introduced EcoStruxure™ Security Expert, a new integrated security management solution that provides high performance access control and intrusion detection functionality to ensure the most secure building environment possible.
EcoStruxure Security Expert is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open architecture, which delivers end-to-end solutions in six domains of expertise – Power, IT, Building, Machine, Plant and Grid – for four end markets, Building, Data Center, Industry and Infrastructure. EcoStruxure is driving digital transformation for Schneider Electric clients globally enabling them to be competitive in today’s digital economy.
Combining innovative software and hardware with the latest IP technology, EcoStruxure Security Expert enables security and IT convergence, merging data from key security systems including video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and alarm management.
Security Expert technology also tightly integrates with Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ building management system (BMS) – powered by StruxureWare Building Operation software – to enable clearer decisions, faster responses and maximum facility efficiency.
Building security data is made available via easy-to-use interfaces that span workstations, web stations and mobile devices. EcoStruxure Security Expert is ideal for a variety of building environments including hospitals, data centers, hotels and commercial buildings, including large enterprises and small-to-mid-sized facilities.
“Security Expert marks an evolution of intelligent building integration that aligns security and IT for enhanced building efficiency and performance,” said Puneet Dhiman, Global Director, Security Offer Management, Schneider Electric.
“By bringing together previously disjointed building and security systems, facility managers and security personnel can work more effectively, better manage emergency situations and glean insights that lead to improved building efficiency. We are committed to providing our customers with the world’s most open and innovative security solutions to help make more informed decisions and ultimately drive savings."
Traditional security and building automation systems operate independently, often resulting in severe limitations and custom builds that are costly to develop and maintain.
With EcoStruxure Security Expert, organizations can share encrypted information between their core building and security systems to gain new levels of efficiency. For example, employee data can be shared between an organization’s HR and security systems to automatically grant new employees with access to relevant areas within the facility.
Additionally, security systems can alert the BMS about building occupancy so lighting, HVAC and other building systems can be managed efficiently, which drives energy and cost savings.