XPressEntry - Emergency Mustering
XPressEntry is an industry leading, emergency evacuation and employee mustering solution which uses rugged handheld badge readers to keep continuous track of facility occupancy by monitoring existing physical access control system (PACS) to verify that personnel and visitors are accounted for as safely evacuated during emergency situations.
- Roll call from remote locations – XPressEntry verifies who is safely accounted for at evacuation sites and mustering points, both on-site or at remote locations.
- Live Personnel Tracking / Mobile Roster Lists – XPressEntry provides mobile roster lists which maintains the last scanned location and status of all personnel, with updates communicated seamlessly between all handheld devices.
- Real-time updates from PACS – XPressEntry automatically syncs all badge holder activity and occupancy statuses with any existing PACS via cellular or WiFi.
- Offline activity recording – XPressEntry will continue to record activity and update occupancy statuses offline when cellular or WiFi connectivity is lost.
- Notify first responders who’s missing – XPressEntry provides first responders with names, ID photos, and last recorded location of personnel and visitors.
- Better safety and emergency readiness – XPressEntry adds robust technology to existing emergency action plans and elevates emergency readiness.
- Minimize lost time during safety drills – XPressEntry makes evacuation drills more efficient and gets employees back to work faster, saving time and money.
- Robust software security – XPressEntry has been penetration tested as secure against external threats by using appropriate security protocols and encryption.
- Rugged handheld readers – XPressEntry handheld readers are dust, heavy rain, and snow resistant and are rated to survive multiple 1.5 meter drops.
- Ubiquitous badge reading capability – XPressEntry handhelds read more security badge types and technologies than any other handheld reader in the industry.
- Certified security system integration – XPressEntry leads the industry and has been certified with more than 20 industry leading PACS.
- Continuous Software Improvements – XPressEntry receives regular software updates with security enhancements and continuously improves functionality.
- Multi-modal mustering – XPressEntry offers a variety of complementary mustering methods including handheld badge scanning, SMS text alerts, facial recognition, or fingerprint biometrics to support evacuations in different scenarios or organizations.
- Expert technical support – XPressEntry technical support engineers are product experts and provide quick responses to your questions.
XPressEntry leads the industry with the most physical access control system (PACS) integrations, the broadest support for badge technologies from a handheld reader, and uniquely offers multiple ways to muster employees, including text messaging, fingerprint biometrics, iris authentication, SMS and facial recognition. The National Cancer Institute, USDA, NOAA, and well known companies like Koch Industries, Slack, Total Energy, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Noble Energy, and many more rely on XPressEntry to help keep employees safe during an emergency situation.
Chances are your facility already has a physical access control system (PACS) by Software House, Lenel, Honeywell, Genetec, Identiv, AMAG, Keyscan, RS2 Technologies, S2 Security, Open Options, IDenticard, Galaxy, or one of many others. These world-class PACS do an excellent job of recording personnel and visitor entry / exit activity onsite but are limited when it comes to maintaining and providing occupancy information for these same facilities. PACS are limited by the static, physical placement of the badge readers onsite at the main entrance and other tracked entry / exit points. However, in the event of an emergency evacuation, muster points, evacuation sites, designated meeting locations, and assembly areas are typically far away from buildings or structures. These are located in safe, open spaces – generally out of reach of existing PACS readers. Consequently, there is no easy way to quickly verify that all personnel and visitors are safely evacuated from these remote evacuation sites or muster points. XPressEntry solves this problem. XPressEntry complements existing PACS with emergency mustering / rostering functionality and handheld badge readers. With the power of XPressEntry badge readers in the hands of your security or essential emergency personnel, roll call for personnel and visitors can be easily accomplished at emergency assembly areas or any location on- or off-site. XPressEntry quickly verifies personnel and visitors as safely evacuated and most importantly, identifies any missing people and their last recorded location which can be critical to allow first responders to help save lives.
Emergency evacuations are a reality and can be required for any number of reasons including fire, explosion, aircraft crash, hazardous material leak, earthquake, bomb threat, tornado, utility failure, violent behavior, suicidal behavior, active shooter, etc. In all cases, being prepared for a building, facility, plant, or campus evacuation is the key to saving lives when every second counts. However, regardless of how prepared your employees, security, and emergency personnel are, real emergency evacuations are always chaotic, causing unexpected actions from the many personnel and visitors onsite, as they may be literally running for their lives. When you face facts, in a true emergency many people will not go to their assigned evacuation sites. It is even possible that not everyone will make it out to safety at all. And what happens if the evacuation sites or muster points are no longer safe after the emergency? Now what? How do you determine who is missing? XPressEntry solves this problem. XPressEntry is a mobile handheld emergency mustering solution that provides instant answers in these critical situations. Regardless of the emergency situation, XPressEntry handheld readers gives your security or essential emergency personnel the mobility and flexibility to move evacuation sites and mustering points if necessary, get real-time roster list updates of who is safely accounted for, and provide first responders with critical information of missing persons.
Roll call from remote locations – Depending on the size of the facility and number of personnel and visitors onsite, there can be many emergency evacuation sites. Providing security and essential emergency personnel with XPressEntry gives them the ability to quickly verify who is safe and accounted for at their specified mustering site or any other location on or off-site where people are found.
Live Tracking / Mobile Roster Lists – Even with emergency preparedness and regular evacuation drills, emergency evacuation plans will be broken in a real emergency situation. XPressEntry keeps a running tally of all personnel and visitors, their safety statuses, and keeps all handhelds at each evacuation point in sync. Scanning personnel and visitors at one muster location will alert other locations that this person was accounted for and safe, even if it was not their specified evacuation site.
Real-time updates with database – With so much going on in an emergency evacuation, keeping security and essential emergency personnel up to date with the latest information is critical when lives are at stake. XPressEntry handheld readers are constantly syncing all personnel and visitor activity, occupancy, and safe statuses with the existing physical access control system (PACS) via cellular or WiFi connectivity.
Offline entry/exit recording – In the slim chance that both cellular and WiFi connectivity are lost, XPressEntry will continue to record all occupancy statuses and store them locally in offline mode to ensure that no personnel and visitor statuses are lost. Once cellular or WiFi connectivity has been restored, all recorded data will be automatically synced with the XPressEntry server and physical access control system (PACS) keeping everyone and everything up to date.
Notify first responders who’s missing – When the first responders arrive onsite, providing timely information of missing persons can be a matter of life or death. Using XPressEntry, security or essential emergency personnel can provide first-responders the names, ID photos, and the last recorded locations of missing personnel or visitors onsite. This gives first responders the information they need to prioritize resources and focus in areas that can help save lives.
Better safety and emergency readiness – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies of 10 or more employees to have an emergency action plan (EAP). Evacuations are a key component to EAPs because disorganized evacuations can result in confusion, property damage, injury, and even death. XPressEntry is a proven emergency mustering solution and adds robust technology to existing EAPs showing regulators and personnel that employee safety is a priority.
Minimize lost time during safety drills – Practicing evacuation drills on a regular basis is of the utmost importance to keep employees, security, and essential emergency personnel prepared for the real thing. But these drills take time and take employees away from their important work costing the company time and money. XPressEntry accelerates evacuation drills by quickly accounting for all personnel and visitors at the designated meeting locations, saving time and money.
Robust software security – Keeping up with the latest cybersecurity practices is mission critical at Telaeris. XPressEntry is penetration test certified by RSI Security as secure against external threats with appropriate security protocols and encryption. End-to-end encryption is provided between XPressEntry handheld readers and server communication utilizing TLS 1.2 secure protocols. All other data stored on the XPressEntry handheld readers are U.S. government grade AES256 encrypted.
Rugged handheld readers – XPressEntry offers the XPID Series handheld badge readers with many different options for different business applications. The XPID100 PDA is held like a cell phone in the palm of your hand while the XPID101 GUN has a handle and is held like a pistol. Both handheld readers are dust, heavy rain, and snow resistant and are rated to survive multiple drops from 1.5 meters
Ubiquitous badge reading capability – Future proof your emergency mustering solution while supporting legacy systems at the same time. XPressEntry handhelds proudly read more badge technologies than any other handheld in the industry including SEOS, iClass, Prox, Casi, Indala, Mifare, PIV, and DESFire EV2 and can simultaneously poll for both HF and LF credentials. XPressEntry handheld readers offers the greatest flexibility and compatibility for current and future physical access control systems (PACS).
Certified security system integration – XPressEntry integrates natively and has been certified with more than 20 industry leading physical access control systems (PACS) such as Software House, Lenel, Honeywell, Genetec, Hirsch, HID, AMAG, Keyscan, Spica, RS2 Technologies, S2 Security, Open Options, IDenticard, Galaxy, and many more. Don’t see your PACS on this list? To view a full list of completed integrations, visit our XPressEntry integrations page.
Continuous Software Improvements – XPressEntry receives regular software updates with security enhancements and grows in functionality from the XPressEntry server. In addition, the server delivers device management and can assign specific emergency mustering, access control, and/or event modes to each individual XPressEntry handheld reader. Users can switch between modes directly on the handheld reader if multiple modes are granted to meet specific business needs.
Multi-modal mustering – The more facility occupancy information, the better. XPressEntry offers handheld badge scanning, SMS text alerts, facial recognition, or fingerprint biometric add-ons that encompass evacuations with better and faster status updates. Personnel or visitors who flee off site can send a ‘SAFE’ text (SMS) message that syncs with XPressEntry. Also, cameras installed at facility exists or muster sites with XPressEntry facial recognition technology can help accelerate rostering.
Expert technical support – XPressEntry technical support engineers are product experts and the same people who maintain and build new enhancements into XPressEntry. In other words, you can expect excellent and friendly technical support from knowledgeable representatives who provide quick responses. No matter the question or issue, Telaeris is happy to help and make sure you always remain a satisfied customer.
Don’t have a physical access control system (PACS) system onsite? No problem. XPressEntry also works as a stand-alone emergency mustering solution without a PACS integration when combined with XPressEntry’s access control functionality. XPressEntry doubles as a handheld access control system that can be used to record all entries and exits creating a real-time, comprehensive list of checked-in employees and visitors onsite. Together, XPressEntry provides a comprehensive and robust handheld emergency mustering and handheld PACS solution for your business needs. Visit our Handheld Badge Verification page to learn more about XPressEntry access control.
Founded in 2005, Telaeris, Inc. is a US-based security and safety solutions company and serving customers worldwide. XPressEntry is available in English, German, French, Portuguese, and Arabic. Fill out the form on this page to schedule a demo and to learn more.
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