Honeywell has expanded the capabilities of its MAXPRO Cloud portfolio with the launch of MPA1 and MPA2, access control panels that offer cloud, web-based or on-premise hosting options.
“Our technologies can be integrated into existing systems, helping our customers create and maintain flexible, bespoke solutions best suited to their needs, which is especially important for SMBs,” said Rick Koscinski, North America general manager, Honeywell Commercial Security. “Our new MPA1 and MPA2 control panels strengthen our MAXPRO Cloud offering by giving users cost-effective access control functionality and real-time security information from anywhere.”
MAXPRO Cloud is a cloud-based security solution designed for multi-site small-to-medium-sized businesses that provides effective and efficient security and safety, while minimizing IT costs and future-proofing investments. The solution integrates access control and video into an easy to use platform which can be used to protect multisite retail, franchises, multi-tenant commercial and residential properties, schools and churches. With features such as global credential management, automated reporting and remote management of doors and schedules, the system is not only a great security solution, but also a powerful business tool.
Michael Coniff, offering management lead at Honeywell Commercial Security, says that MPA1 and MPA2 were developed with ease-of-use for integrators in mind.
“Our goal was to create a product that was easy for system integrators to install and that can adapt to a customer’s existing IT infrastructure and methods,” Coniff said. “MPA1 and MPA2 feature a faster web interface, seamless integration with the MAXPRO Cloud solution and backwards compatibility to enable easy greenfield installation or the ability to work with existing access control products.”
MPA1, a single door POE powered controller, is easy to install, operate and maintain thanks to its unique edge installation design and its dedicated Device Utility App for fast and easy commissioning. It can either be mounted in a U.S. single gang junction box or in a specially designed compact enclosure with Status LED diagnostics. In addition, the embedded web interface allows the MPA1 to operate in standalone mode in single and multi-panel solutions.
MPA2 is a cloud and standalone access control panel for two door access control. The MPA2 panel features enhanced security due to a 128-bit AES encrypted bi-directional OSDP communication with access control readers. This combination of features — bolstered by an intuitive, browser-based user interface — gives customers an easy-to-use and secure site access system. Users can manage MPA2 securely using Ethernet or Internet connections.
“End users will benefit from faster product installation, the ability to add or upgrade their existing systems, an increased ease of operations and maintenance and a system that can grow as their needs adapt,” Coniff said. “We look forward to continuing to provide our dealers with the next generation of forward-thinking security products to help them support the small-to-medium business segment.”
For additional information on the MAXPRO Portfolio visit www.security.honeywell.com.