Schneider Electric Introduces Access Expert v3 to Deliver New Value to Buildings Staff

• Access Expert v3 builds upon the rich past of Access Expert by bringing many new features requested by customers to market
• The platform leverages the openness of Mercury Security to deliver a truly integrated security management platform
• Customers can experience greater staff collaboration through the integration of building security systems, lighting controls, power monitoring and more
• Provides a migration path for existing Andover Continuum customers

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the release of the latest version of EcoStruxure™ Access Expert, its integrated security solution. The latest edition of Access Expert is a single integrated system that allows data and controls for many building functions to be accessed within a single interface. The platform can connect systems throughout the building, including lighting controls, power monitoring, building analytics, UPS and critical power monitoring with a range of security systems, including access control, CCTV, alarm management, photo ID badging, intrusion detection, and mass notification.

EcoStruxure Access Expert is available on both mobile and desktop, allowing building security professionals to quickly and easily communicate with building occupants, monitor security cameras and manage visitor access while on the go, while viewing data on operations across the rest of the building and collaborating with multiple operations teams. The latest version of Access Expert includes multiple new features including a visitor checking registration tool and new visitor reporting capabilities, multi-screen support and active directory integration over an LDAP protocol, along with integration with EcoStruxure Building Operation via Smart Connector.

Access Expert uses non-proprietary hardware and can incorporate legacy technologies, thereby allowing buildings professionals to eliminate significant upfront costs. Access Expert integrates access control and building management systems (BMS) on the BACnet protocol, supporting open standards and delivering true building integration and automation, while avoiding the limitations of traditional security and building automation integrations. This allows Access Expert customers to fully leverage the potential of their buildings and protect their existing infrastructure by enabling legacy technologies to be upgraded to today’s features and standards.

“As today’s building staff are being asked to continue to perform at optimal levels while energy prices rise and budgets shrink, it is clear that smart buildings are the wave of the future,” said Steven Turney, Security Program Manager at Schneider Electric. “Using open protocols, web services, open APIs and IoT, Access Expert v3 improves the collaboration of teams across multiple departments while still allowing each to remain independent by merging together traditional security offerings with building automation platforms.”

Access Expert integrates with EcoStruxure Building Operation to provide the highest level of integration between security and automation functionality while still allowing the appropriate levels of separation. Leveraging Smart Connectors, the integration provides:

• Direct HTML5 linking into Access Expert to manage:
• Credentials and access rights
• Schedules and elevators
• Visitor management
• Import feature for controller information from Access Expert into EcoStruxure Building Operation
• Binding of controller objects within EcoStruxure Building Operation to provide:
• Remote release, door open, door secure mode changes
• Facility, door lockdown, secure override
• Intrusion detection status
• Alarm management and acknowledgement

Additionally, the latest release of Access Expert delivers the following new features:

• EcoStruxure Building Operation via Smart Connector
• HTML5 web environment
• Global I/O
• Multi-screen support
• Windows Applet for logon
• Active directory integration over LDAP protocol
• Visitor management
• Visitor management kiosk in cloud
• Custom report builder

In addition, Access Expert keeps customers current with automatic updates, automatic backups and automatic redundancy that is not available in other platforms.

For more information on EcoStruxure Access Expert v3, please visit Expert-Brochure/.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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