Paxton Net 2: Checkpoint Control helps sites stay COVID-secure

Paxton team launches latest update of Net2 Access Control system

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Paxton Access has been innovating further with its flagship access control software Net2 to support businesses ensure they maintain COVID-secure sites by launching Net 2 Checkpoint Control.

The Checkpoint Control feature is contained in the latest upgrade of the software, Net2 v6.05 and allows for staff and visitors to be monitored and approved before entering a building. Additionally, you can create checkpoints within a building where users must be validated before they can access other areas, helping to follow health and safety guidelines and protect the well-being of staff and visitors.

This development follows other improvements launched this year by Paxton to help organisations mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. The Net2 Occupancy Management feature was launched in the summer and was specifically developed to support social distancing and make the workplace COVID-secure. This was designed to help businesses quickly and easily manage the flow of people around their buildings to control the maximum number of people in any given area.

The Net2 v6.04 upgrade also included improvements so installers, like Ecl-ips, could integrate the access control system with thermal scanners more easily. Thermal imaging has been considered by organisations as they provide a way to detect staff or visitors that may have raised temperatures and require health screening. Systems available to do this include the Avigilon Thermal Elevated Temperature Detection Solution which Ecl-ips can also offer.

An earlier upgrade of Net2 added functionality which made remote monitoring of sites safer and more effective than ever. Sites can be easily managed via an internet browser or the smartphone app minimising the need for regular site visits. Paxton Connect and Net2Online are accessible from any device with an internet connection. They are completely free to users of Net2 Pro software allowing easy access to your system wherever you are, from any location, on any device.

Paxton said that Checkpoint Control was being developed during  the first half of 2020 while the coronavirus COVID-19 was spreading globally. During this time, Paxton said, lockdown and social distancing restrictions in many countries heightened the need for the update to be rolled out.

Paxton’s Global Product Manager Steve Rowlands said: “Access control is designed to manage user access throughout a building. This puts us in the fortunate position of having solutions readily available to help businesses become COVID-secure. We did not want to stop there though and have continued to adapt and innovate our solutions to meet the growing needs of businesses bringing workforces safely back into their premises”.

Ecl-ips can offer a range of solutions, to help businesses maintain COVID-secure sites from our access control and CCTV partners Paxton and Avigilon. If you want to know more about how we can help you manage the risks of COVID-19 transmission contact us.