Bosch Security has updated its Building Integration System (BIS) software to Version 4.5. The latest BIS features access control that is easier to use, more flexible and even more secure integration of new or updated Bosch video surveillance systems including fire alarm and public address systems, and auditing of configuration changes.
A key function of BIS is access control. This allows authorised users to enter various areas of a building or site and keeps unauthorised people out. Version 4.5 makes enrolment (and de-enrolment) of authorised people easier, more flexible and more secure. It now integrates fingerprints into the cardholder management dialogue and does not require third party software. Also, enrolment can now be done remotely on any access reader in the system.
The enrolment dialogues are no longer static, but can be customised by the user. Identification photos from any USB camera can be implemented and access badges can be designed and printed with barcodes.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is supported by BIS 4.5 for best practice cyber protection. This means that communications throughout BIS are transmitted at a higher encryption level than ever before.
BIS 4.5 can communicate with and control more Bosch subsystems. New additions include alarm video plugins for the latest Bosch and ONVIF cameras, as well as Bosch DIVAR network and hybrid recorders; smoke and fire detection in Bosch AVIOTEC cameras; monitoring and management of calls on Bosch’s PAVIRO Public Address system. All these components can be controlled by a single operator at a central point.
With Version 4.5, all configuration history is captured in a database that records who did what and when. This provides an audit trail that helps security teams be aware of what others are doing or have done and aids investigation of events.
All upgrades in Version 4.5 ensure BIS is easy to use, flexible and even more secure. It integrates with more equipment and it audits its own configuration. BIS can monitor and manage a building, a complex or a full network of stations across a public transport system, from a single central control room. It also improves handling of remote work forces by generating an audit trail to comply with internal or external regulations.