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September 9, 2021

The Connected Cloud -- September 2021 [Show All]

News, Feature Updates, Webinars, Events & Resources September 2021

Scheduled In/Out, Exit Exception, and New Site Occupancy Report

Now the popular In/Out Report and the new Site Occupancy Report can be delivered via email by a Scheduled Task Rule!

Scheduled Task Rules have a new action option labeled "Trigger Report." Report types selected can be:

  • In/Out By User - List user in and out times for each area and calculate total time in an area.
  • Exit Exception By User - List users which have logged in but not logged out.
  • NEW! Site Occupancy - List users which accessed each site and calculate total occupancy.
Task Rule Scheduling can be one-time, daily, weekly, monthly, certain days only, and by using first-occurence options.
Please note, Event Activity Reports are still able to be delivered daily, weekly, monthly, or other custom times via Event & Time Rules.
Scheduled Task Rule

NEW! Site Occupancy Report: This new report shows user access or disarm and calculates daily occupancy automatically per site location with two options:

  • User Summary: Group by User, show the first access event of the time period, and calculate the total amount of days at each site.
    Occupancy Summary Report
  • User Detail: Group by User, show the first access event of the time period for each day.
    Occupancy Detail Report

Custom Badge Design Templates & Options

You can now choose to use the default badge template or choose to upload up to three custom background design templates for users’ badges. The custom background extends to the entire badge and may include customized color schemes, logos, images, and standardized text to be printed on the badge. A user’s login profile further customizes the badge with choices of what to print, those choices include: the user’s picture, name, up to four custom fields, and whether or not to show the ScanPass® barcode. The barcode allows personnel to scan the badge using the ScanPass function in the Connect ONE app to confirm authenticity and review the user’s information on the spot, such as Safe Passage status and their recent activity. The award winning Safe Passage status indicates whether the user is safe to be on the premises with self-answered questionnaires.

Badge Design Options

Usability Improvements

Customer Management Portal

  • Site Search Autocomplete: If your customer has multiple locations they can now easily search through result sets on Monitor->Filter Results, Users->System Codes, Profiles->System Profiles, Schedules, and Utilities with an Autocomplete feature without having to type the complete name.
  • Add User & Proceed to System Code: There is now a new button when adding a user, "Save and Proceed to System Code." Pressing this button will save the user and take them right to adding the code for the system(s) in one-step.

Dealer Administrative Portal

  • End-User Sales Sheet Updated: An updated sales sheet is available in your Dealer Portal.
    Sales Sheet
  • TIP: Check the Configuration page for the Device as it includes recommended programming for the particular product and firmware version.

Safe Passage Wins 2021 MVP Award at ISC West 2021 for Access Control

Safe Passage user authorization from Connect ONE® was honored with an industry-respected Most Valuable Product (MVP) award yesterday during ISC West in Las Vegas.

Safe Passage, a feature of the cloud-hosted Connect ONE management platform by Connected Technologies, topped seven other entries in the Access Control category. The annual competition is sponsored by Security Sales & Integration magazine, one of the longest-running trade publications in the industry. (Connect ONE previously won an MVP award in 2019 for GeoView, a Google Maps integration.)

Safe Passage controls facility entrances through the smartphone while providing a framework to admit or deny access immediately based on health/liability waivers or other criteria created by the user, including temperature checks, COVID-19 protocols or other compliance mandates.

Safe Passage allows administrators to create multiple profile templates, customized to the user and their level(s) and area(s) of access within the facility. Templates establish specific options, such as checkpoints, protected areas, approval and re-approval processes, custom messages and other requirements or documentation necessary for entry.

You can read more about how Safe Passage was put to work at an industrial manufacturing company in the Chicago area here.

Other notable features include:

  • Safe Passage is easy to deploy through the cloud, adding valuable services at the customer premises and additional revenue streams to the systems integration business -- without costly labor hours or additional hardware.
  • Safe Passage is flexible and scalable for the user, who can create multiple templates customized to the location, door and individual’s profile.
  • Safe Passage ensures the user is safe to be at the site in regard to health and/or hazard concerns and can be deployed for a one-time or periodic self-approval process depending on the facility’s current needs.

Learn More

Tip: Customer Add-On Modules

Add-on modules are super easy to setup for your customer - requiring little to no configuration - build more RMR!

  • Asset Management (NEW)
    • The Asset Management Module provides streamlined methods to track assets, such as keys, equipment, electronics, tools, inventory, etc., to locations and/or users including the generation of custom user authorization templates upon issuing and/or returning.
  • Badge Printing (InstantCard)
    • The InstantCard module works with the InstantCard Badge Service to push user photo and details to a badge template for physical badge printing.
  • Case Management
    • The Case Management Module provides streamlined methods to track critical event responses, incidents, and repairs at one or multiple locations. Ideal for building and property management companies, multifamily and multi-tenant users or national accounts with numerous locations.
  • Emergency Messaging Hub
    • The Emergency Messaging Hub provides a unified feed of emergency messages from multiple systems for an associated site. It works by receiving Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages from Mass Notification and other Emergency Response platforms and by translating device native events to the CAP format. All CAP messages are published to the hub for all external services to consume in a single atom feed.
  • GeoView System Mapping (MVP Award Winner 2019)
    • The GeoView System Mapping Module maps real-time status and control of systems to Google Maps. Easily drag/place markers for: System Health, Arm/Disarm Status & Control (Multi-Area), Zones & Sensors (including Environmental & Weather Sensors), Doors & Outputs, Cameras (also Live View within Map). Also, upload interior floorplans and overlay on top of the satellite image
  • Safe Passage (MVP Award Winner 2021)
    • The Safe Passage module provides a framework for a one-time/periodic self-approval process. If required and not completed, upon access by the individual, violation events are generated so a manager can ensure the user is safe to be at the site in regard to health and/or hazard concerns. Documentation is stored with the user account showing they have answered the proper questions and approved any company terms such as an NDA.
  • Weather Monitoring
    • The Weather Monitoring Module monitors 6 weather metrics, updated every 30-60 minutes: 1. Temperature, 2. Relative Humidity, 3. Current Condition, 4. Wind Speed, 5. Barometric Pressure, 6. Dew Point. Each of the metrics can be programmed with a low and high threshold limit which can deliver notifications and interact with other devices onsite such as the alarm/access systems and thermostats. Historical reporting is also possible for each metric which can show readings recorded over a time period.

Give Us the Challenge...

We love hearing from our Dealers with requests from their customers to help solve challenges.

Please contact us and give us the challenge, we may be able to design something for you, and together we can watch your company reach the potential you always knew was possible.

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Stay Up-to-Date

We will continue to include the enhancements in this newsletter.

We also post the enhancements to our "Company" page and "Group" page on LinkedIn, as well as to the "Feature Blog" tab on our website.
Please contact us for your invitation to join the "Group" on LinkedIn.

Also, be sure to review the Home tab on the Connect ONE Dealer Site as this will contain many helpful Sales Sheets and Technical Guides.

We encourage you to visit these sites to stay up-to-date.


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