Advances in key management unlocked by eFusion integration with Traka

Powerful tools for managing keys and high value assets can now be used seamlessly within centralised management platforms following the integration of Maxxess eFusion with Traka from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. Given that Traka solutions are globally deployed in many market sectors such as critical infrastructure, retail, logistics, hospitality and corporate environments – and increasingly integrated with access control systems – the new integration with eFusion paves the way for more powerful integrated opportunities to be developed for end users.

Lee Copland, managing director for Maxxess (EMEA) told Risk Xtra: “There are huge benefits to be gained from integrating Traka’s capability with wider functions and operations, including building management systems, security, fire and the many application-specific systems used by our customers in different sectors.”

Allowing organisations to operate with “unprecedented efficiency”, eFusion with Traka now makes it simple for authorised members of staff to gain access to a wide range of controlled assets, from keys and premises to high value equipment, vehicles and machinery.

The new integration enables full traceability and audit reports that can include video and audio recordings as well as transactional data from systems such as access control, intruder alarms and fire safety solutions.

Audit capability across key cabinets and lockers enables instant traceability and reporting. Some of the more widely used important features include fault logging, curfews and multiple authorisations that provide tangible returns on investment by improving operational efficiency, increasing productivity and minimising costly downtime.

With this latest integration between eFusion and Traka, end users can manage all of their keys and high-value equipment from their centralised security management platform, reducing the risk of security breaches and streamlining their day-to-day operations.

The integration with Traka is just the latest example of how the eFusion platform gives end users the freedom to integrate, customise and adapt their security systems to meet both current needs and emerging risks. eFusion’s open technology software actively supports more than 60 off-the-shelf integrations from leading vendors, providing complete freedom to customise solutions combining surveillance, access control, fire and intruder systems with back office processes.

Martin Woodhouse, head of Traka for the APACMEA region, observed: “The power of this integration brings together Traka’s intelligent key and equipment management systems and eFusion’s flexible cloud architecture, developing a solution that will deliver exciting advances in security and operational efficiency. Our new integrated capability will not only benefit major new build projects, but also open significant potential for existing end users of eFusion and Traka technology. We look forward to building on this exciting partnership with Maxxess which we jointly believe continues to deliver tangible benefits to our valued customers.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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