Grade 3 intruder detection alarm systems ‘standard’ for all Inner Range products

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.

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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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