Government

Government buildings, military installations, legislative offices, weapons storage and other government-related facilities require a wide and varied range of security solutions. These spaces must have seamlessly integrated security systems that meet compliance standards and constantly changing requirements across the entire security spectrum. 

Maxxess systems are currently used by numerous government entities including the Dept. of Energy, US Navy SUBPAC command, Border Patrol and US Coast Guard.

The Challenge:

  • Provide role-based access control for the organizationMake open areas more secure.
    • Maintain an open feeling, with a tight security structure for visitors and consultants
  • Provide LDAP and role-based access control for the enterprise
  • Provide support for multi-protocol systems
  • Implement a scalable controller architecture--from single-point to 64-door controllers
  • Leverage, if possible, extensive third-party system integrations
  • Institute a see something, say something culture
  • Protect the organization’s assets 
  • Implement FIPS compliance
  • Implement PIV integration
  • Add threat-level awareness
    • Comply with all DCAA laws
  • Maintain a consistent set of policies and procedures
  • Rigorous monitoring
  • Develop a crisis management plan 
  • Timely access to actionable information
    • Ensure that the security system uses 128 bit encryption end-to-end 

Access Control and Other Challenges:

  • Extend access control throughout the facility in a cost-effective manner
  • Integrate with other security and non-security systems and 
  • Improve security in open areas

The Maxxess Solution:

Extend access control throughout the facility easily and cost-effectively

Maxxess provides cost-effective access control administration and management to the entire facility--including often unsecured interior doors, remote doors, office doors, server cabinets, lockers and padlocks--without the need to add wiring or expensive wireless infrastructure or compromise functionality.

Most government facilities do not include all doors on secure access control systems because of the high cost, which can run $2,500 or more per door “plus cable & labor.” Maxxess has the capability to add these doors at a significantly lower cost, as low as $400/reader. 

We accomplish this via the integration of our eFusion security management platform to the Salto Data on Card Virtual Network system.

This integration provides a virtual network that uses the ID credential to store the cardholder’s door access permissions and eliminates the need to add expensive wireless infrastructure or hard-wire the access control system to every door and reader.

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Integrate with other government and industrial systems:

Outlined here is a representative sample of integrations that Maxxess has implemented using its eFusion universal security management platform:

eFusion integrates to Active Directory and provides LDAP and role-based access control for the organization.

eFusion provides support for multi-protocol systems.

The eFusion platform seamlessly integrates access control, time and attendance, ID badging, fire alarm, video and the various silos of responsibility.

eFusion integrates with a number of biometric devices, body scanners, under-vehicle protection systems and vehicle car park control systems.

Maxxess pioneered remote monitoring for government facilities.

Maxxess systems implement scalable, open controller architecture--from single-point to 64-door controllers that comply with all privacy laws.

Maxxess systems improve overall safety and security by helping the organization institute a see something, say something culture and giving them timely access to actionable information.

Maxxess systems can be used to institute a unique two-way adaptive crisis management program. This program can be tested and improved directly from the security system audit server.

eFusion supports dual-access control systems, in which the second system handles management personnel who want to establish their own access permissions for entry into their area. This dual-access control system has been used for SKIF area management. We set up a separate multiport data template, a security system within a security system, for the SKIF that only the security custodian can control..

When the eFusion software deletes someone it automatically generates a second check and go to panel to ensure they are gone. This redundancy improves system reliability.

eFusion integrates to VMS systems distributing hot alerts to staff and bringing up the relevant camera so security can visually follow and audit the response.

eFusion integrates to machinery to monitor that the machines are working correctly and if there is a failure the system sends an email to the maintenance staff. In one such application eFusion was programmed to monitor the manufacture of critical processes--diamond-cutting of precision parts. If the process stopped, eFusion gave notice to management and showed the station on a camera feed so that management had instant knowledge of the situation.

Maxxess systems can monitor cleaning of machines and rooms by using RFID stickers to ensure cleaning schedules are maintained and only authorized personnel can remove machinery.

Maxxess new innovation, ambit allows management to take the pulse of the organization at any time.

At a chemical plant, ambit can be used to automate evacuation and mustering, as well as provide a special reporting display from the muster station.

At a packing plant ambit can be used to monitor employee (and consultant) time on site and expiry of links to contracts. The system can be programmed to flag workers who need recertification.

At a clean room facility, Maxxess systems provide controls to limit the number of workers in a clean area.

At another clean room facility, the system is customized to deny access to an individual trying to enter one clean area after being in another, thereby eliminating cross-contamination.

Maxxess systems integrate with relevant personnel programs, such as:

  • Safety Certification verification
  • Drug /alcohol screening confirmation
  • Mustering
  • Remote verification 
  • Asset management

Maxxess technology can help government organizations facilitate a see something, say something culture in their facilities.

Our systems have been used to improve workforce coordination. We are one of the few security system manufacturers who can speak of ROI rather than cost of implementation.

Improve security in open areas with patented, powerful tools.

Did you or one of your staff ever “feel” that something was wrong? That you were uncomfortable? Our ambit system is designed to capture that sixth sense, that perception of danger and provide the organization with as much anticipation time as possible.

Maxxess ambit system harnesses your staff’s understanding, experience and all of the human senses to make observations, choices and decisions about any situation that they encounter, including anticipating danger.

ambit offers situational awareness, collective intuition, greater incident anticipation and the possibility of pre-emptive response.

ambit empowers your staff and creates a sense of community.

With ambit, every staff member can communicate and see something, say something.

It also allows the organization to provide a shared awareness and perspective of an important situation to all of its mobile personnel, enabling rapid and accurate response to all security situations.

ambit extends the enterprise’s security reach beyond the bounds of the facility, dramatically increasing the security coverage throughout the organization, including remote facilities and supply chain issues.

The ambit technology opens up a whole new sphere of safety and security intelligent sensing.

ambit provides heat maps of all staff activity that provides a clear view of workforce activity quickly and intuitively. Conversely staff can use ambit to report any threat, confrontations or other emergency situations within the facility.

ambit helps the organization maintain a consistent set of policies and procedures. Its audit trail function protects the organization and minimizes costs of litigation.

Best of all ambit does not require any new infrastructure and provides for privacy.