Emergency Mustering & Handheld Badge Validation
Telaeris XPressEntry and Maxxess eFusion™ Integration
XPressEntry is a hardware and software solution that compliments and enhances existing Maxxess eFusion™ systems.
What are the Benefits of XPressEntry?
- Handheld Access Control
- Emergency Mustering
Handheld Access Control
Using the XPressEntry handheld readers, security guards can grant entry exit of all personnel in the existing Maxxess eFusion™ system from anywhere. Quickly grant access to personnel at a a remote gate, in the lobby of a site, or even on a bus with XPressEntry. Once a user’s badge is scanned, the handheld displays the user’s name, a photo of the user, and “Access Granted” or “Access Denied” based on the existing permissions. Additionally, XPressEntry “Validate” mode can be used to verify whether or not all personnel have permission to access a secure area. Simply set the area (door, room, zone, etc.) you would like to validate, and scan the user’s badge. XPressEntry will validate the permissions against the eFusion™ system, and verify whether or not the employee has been granted access to the designated area.
Emergency Mustering & Evacuation Management
XPressEntry enables fast and accurate emergency mustering. When the horns sound and alert employees to evacuate to designated mustering points, security personnel must verify all personnel are safe at each mustering point. With XPressEntry’s Emergency Mustering feature, security personnel can quickly scan employee badges and quickly verify who is safe, and identify missing personnel. XPressEntry pulls the real-time occupancy information from the Maxxess eFusion™ system, and creates a list of “Missing” personnel, available on the handheld reader. At the mustering site, security personnel simply scan each employee’s badge to verify they are safe. XPressEntry automatically syncs activities occurring on multiple handhelds, enabling security personnel to muster thousands of employees at multiple mustering sites in minutes.
How does it work?
XPressEntry Integrates with eFusion using the eFusion .NET API. The API allows the XPressEntry Server Application to pull all relevant access control information such as Cardholders, Badges, Pictures, Access Levels, Areas and more. XPressEntry uses this information to determine who has access to use a specific handheld device and who has access at any virtual doorway.
Additionally, XPressEntry Server App subscribes to the Maxxess event watcher, which allows XPressEntry to receive all card scans that occur in the Maxxess system. XPressEntry uses this scan information to determine who is and who is not on site or in the facilities at any given time.
The XPressEntry Server Application sends all records of movement of cardholders to each handheld unit, as well as updates for cardholder badges or privileges and new and deleted cardholders. Each handheld unit stores this information locally on the device so it can do work online or offline.
Reporting and Updating the Maxxess Information
Upon scanning in Entry/Exit or Verification modes, XPressEntry handhelds grant or restrict access, and send the activity back to the XPressEntry server for future reporting. If enabled, XPressEntry Server can send these activities back to the Maxxess Events Database using a SQL Stored Procedure. The image below displays Handheld Activities that were sent to the Maxxess Event Log.
- XPressEntry handhelds must be connected over the network in order to receive updates that occur within eFusion. Handhelds cannot be updated while being used in offline mode.
- There is no API function to insert scan events or activities into eFusion. Telaeris has built a stored procedure that can insert Handheld Scan activities into the Maxxess Events database. However, this does not get reflected in the eFusion Entrance Events report, which does not pull events from the database.
The XPressEntry Server is constantly pulling the latest eFusion information. The initial data sync may take significant time for large eFusion systems (an hour or more), but subsequent syncs take less than a minute as XPressEntry only pulls newly updated information. Once XPressEntry Server pulls the data, it sends new data out to all connected handhelds instantly. The time it takes for a new data entry to move to all XPressEntry handhelds is less than a minute when the handhelds are connected.
The XPressEntry Server receives eFusion scan events almost instantly. This information will be pushed to a handheld device in muster mode within a few seconds or less.
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