Industrial complexes support endeavors in essential areas such as chemical, mining, milling, oil refining, nuclear energy, pharmaceutical development and natural gas. These facilities require the highest levels of security to protect against threats and other emergencies that could impact a significant number of people across a vast geographical area.  These spaces need an integrated and manageable approach to security that combines access control, video surveillance, employee feedback, and other security and non-security related functions to counteract threats and protect critical infrastructure.

The Challenge:

  • Make 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 scalable controller architecture--from single-point door controllers to 64-door controllers
  • Leverage, if possible, extensive third-party system integrations
  • Institute a see something, say something culture
  • Protect the organization’s assets including IP
  • Comply with all privacy laws 
  • Minimize costs of litigation
  • Maintain a consistent set of policies and procedures
  • Rigorous monitoring
  • Develop a crisis management plan 
  • Timely access to actionable information

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 industrial 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 security and non-security 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 provide LDAP and role-based access control for the enterprise.

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 supports scalable, open controller architecture--from single-point to 64-door controllers and complies 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 are used to institute crisis management plans that can be tested and improved directly from the security system output.

eFusion integrates the access control card to other payment options such as cashless vending machines, parking and reward systems. 

Maxxess developed 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.

eFusion integrates to VMS systems distributing hot alerts to staff and brings 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 will send an email to the maintenance staff. In one application eFusion was used to monitor the manufacture of petroleum bits. The system was programmed to monitor water flow and diamond cutting. If the process stopped or the drill stopped, eFusion generated a notice to management and showed the station a camera feed so that management had instant knowledge of the situation.

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

At a chemical plant, Maxxess systems automated evacuation and mustering, and provided a special reporting display from the muster station.

At a packing plant Maxxess systems monitored employee (and consultant) time on site and expiry of links to contracts. The system can flag any worker who needs recertification.

At a clean room facility, eFusion provides controls to limit the number of workers in a clean area. 

eFusion can be customized to prevent an individual who has accessed a clean area, from immediately accessing another clean area, thereby eliminating cross-contamination.

Maxxess systems integrate relevant industrial employee programs, such as:

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

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.