Inner Range’s access control products all include intruder detection systems certified as Grade 3 according to European Standard EN 50131-1. The grading system reflects how skilled and prepared intruders might be. Grade 3 (on an ascending risk scale from 1 to 4) assumes intruders will have some knowledge of an alarm system and a comprehensive range of tools and portable electronic equipment.
Many insurance companies will not provide business cover unless a Grade 3 alarm system is in place.
Tim Northwood, general manager at Inner Range, said: “Our intelligent access control systems always offer high quality intruder detection as standard. We know security is paramount, regardless of whether customers are looking for an entry-level or enterprise-level product, so we ensure all our products include certified Grade 3 alarm systems. Combining intruder detection with access control also means that end user customers don’t have to buy, install and maintain two separate systems, in turn saving time and resources while also providing a more effective solution for access and security challenges.”
Wireless devices, such as wireless motion sensors, can also be fitted to Inner Range products via partner companies Inovonics and Paradox. This is helpful for some listed and public buildings where wiring is difficult or prohibited for aesthetic reasons. Wireless systems are certified as Grade 2, but in some cases provide the only security solution.
High levels of security feature throughout Inner Range’s systems. For example, the manufacturer’s access cards include MIFARE DESFire EV2 chips. These offer excellent security, privacy and multi-application support. Also, Sifer readers deploy 128 bit AES encryption from the card through to the door module, providing a far superior level of security than traditional Wiegand-based card readers.
More than 130,000 Inner Range systems have been installed in over 30 countries. Applications to date have included hospitals and high-security units, colleges, distribution centres and pharmaceutical companies. Government operations and Critical National Infrastructure projects.