Congratulations to our latest batch of accredited Saflec Systems installers

Congratulations to our latest batch of accredited Saflec Systems installers

Last month, we hosted an Installer Training session in our brand new training room at our sales office on Ontdekkers Road. We were joined by two new trainees:

  • Michael Booyse: Infrastructure Manager for Avada Computer Technologies
  • Peter Dreyer: Service Small Works Manager for SFP Security & Fire

Our trainees spent three days wiring up a variety of products and configuring software to create a fully functioning access security control system. Our trainer course consists of three modules: Hardware Level 1 and 2, Software Level 1 and Software Level 2. Being able to simulate a live system allows them to put the theory into practice.

Students also gain insight into our proprietary access security software (SACS) and our range of locally manufactured door controllers and proximity readers.

In addition to the practical training, our students conclude their training session with a written exam. We’re thrilled to announce that both Michael and Peter passed with flying colours and were awarded certificates.

Peter Dreyer: Service Small Works Manager for SFP Security & Fire

Peter Dreyer: Service Small Works Manager for SFP Security & Fire

Michael Booyse: Infrastructure Manager for Avada Computer Technologies

Michael Booyse: Infrastructure Manager for Avada Computer Technologies

The benefits of training

Investing in your employees by offering them the opportunity to study further makes business sense. As they learn more and upgrade their skills, they add value to your company. It may take some time to see a return on your investment, but the long-term gains associated with employee training are well worth the money spent.

The cost of a short training programme is negligible when compared to the benefits of having qualified and productive staff that can help your company succeed.

Saflec Systems Refresher Course

In addition to our Installer Training programme, Saflec Systems also offers a Refresher Course. This course covers the installation and configuration of our SACS Version 3 software and a re-cap of the hardware. It is aimed at students who have completed the Installer Training programme and simply need to refresh their knowledge.

For more information on our training courses, or to check course dates and times, please email training@safsys.co.za.

SACS Version 3 Released: New software for your security system

SACS Version 3 Released: New software for your security system

Saflec Systems has recently released Version 3 of our SACS Standard Edition, SACS Professional Edition, SACS Corporate Edition, SACS Client Edition, SACS Estate Assistant and SACS Personnel Assistant to the market.

All development or integration on the SACS Version 2 editions has been stopped because the SACS Version 2 editions were developed in C++ / Visual Basic and the new SACS Version 3 is developed in Dot Net. SACS Version 2 will only be supported until the end of the second quarter of 2018.

We recommend that you upgrade your software during this period. There will be a once off upgrade cost to upgrade from SACS Version 2 to SACS Version 3. The upgrade costs are listed in the latest SACS Retail Price List. All Version 2 applications that were bought in 2017 will be upgraded at no additional cost.

 

SACS Version 3 Added Functionalities

In addition to the new look and design, the new SACS interface is scalable which allows you to design the dialogs according to what you want to see, either on a single monitor or multiple monitors.

 

SACS Standard Edition Version 3

  • Improved user interface
  • Database status
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Tag holder and Vehicle management
  • Automatic database upgrade
  • User password lockout
  • Password reset instead if super user login

SACS Professional Edition Version 3

  • Improved user interface
  • Database status
  • Breathalyzer control
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Biometric User Login
  • User password lockout
  • Improved user interface
  • Tag holder and Vehicle management
  • Automatic database upgrade
  • Password reset instead if super user login
  • Improved plugin for biometric integration

SACS Corporate Edition Version 3

  • Improved user interface
  • Database status
  • Visitor / Vehicle hosting (6 Series controllers required)
  • Breathalyzer control
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Biometric User Login
  • User password lockout
  • Tag holder and Vehicle management
  • Automatic database upgrade
  • Password reset instead if super user login
  • Improved plugin for 3rd party integration

SACS Personal Assistant and SACS Estate Manager Version 3

  • Improved user interface
  • Database status
  • Tag holder and Vehicle management
  • Driver license and vehicle license management. (Separate Module for PA and EA)
  • Visitor self-help enrolment module for SACS PA whereby the visitor can either enrol their finger or receive a pin to access the premises.
  • Biometric User Login
  • User password lockout

Integration available in SACS Version 3

  • CCTV integration.
  • Fire integration
  • Intrusion integration
  • Virdi’s new “Plus” range of biometric hardware is integrated and requires the latest Virdi Plugin for SACS Version 2. The latest plugin is part of the SACS Version 3 installs.
  • Morpho’s new biometric Sigma range is also integrated and requires the latest Morpho plugin for SACS Version 2. The latest plugin is part of the SACS Version 3 installs. This plugin also requires the correct Ident and Verif licenses. Please confirm with our support department if you are not sure what licenses you require when you add new Sigma readers to your existing system. All Windows 64 bit operating systems requires the Verif license for the MSO enrolment reader. This includes SACS Version 2 and SACS Version 3 installs.
  • HID Mobile Access Portal for Mobile access control with NFC and Bluetooth technology. Employee and Visitor management options available.
  • Configurable reader protocols on controllers.
  • Salto wireless door locks

CMI (Communications Manager Interface) Version 3

  • Improved user interface
  • User login required to perform tasks
  • Controller diagnostics are not hidden
  • Single window view provides an overview of the entire system
  • Quick filtering
  • Site association

All legacy series 2 and series 5 controllers will be compatible with the new Version 3 software. Some of the new Version 3 features will not be available in the legacy 5 series controllers (EOL 2015).

Installer / Operator Refresher Courses

Did you know that we offer an Installer / Operator refresher course on a weekly basis? This will assist your staff or your client’s system administrators in getting more familiar with the new look and design. Please contact Saflec Systems on training@saflec.com for more training information.

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Saflec Systems offers 50% Discount on Training in May

Saflec Systems offers 50% Discount on Training in May

For the month of May, Saflec Systems is offering an incredible 50% discount on all our training courses. This is your opportunity to become an accredited Saflec Systems Installer.

 

Two courses are available as follows:

 

Installer training

 

This course includes both Hardware and Software Level 1 and 2.

 

The Hardware Level consists of designing, installing and wiring an advanced system and running diagnostics. You’ll also learn how to wire peripherals such as electronic locks and third party biometric devices.

 

Software Level 1 introduces students to the installation of SACS software and basic system configuration. This is based on the SACS v3 Standard Edition software, SDC-320 system controller and proximity readers.

 

Software Level 2 involves installing and configuring multiple access point systems. Students will also learn how to configure advanced setups including zoning, scheduling, anti-passback and biometrics. This level is based on the SACS V3 Professional Edition.

 

Refresher training

 

This 1-day course is aimed at students who have completed installer training but would like to refresh their knowledge of the system. It covers the installation and configuration of SACS V3 and includes a recap of the hardware modules.

 

Fully equipped training facility

 

Saflec Systems boasts a fully equipped training facility on our premises which accommodates up to 5 students per course. Learning is practical and hands on as you will be able to physically wire up all the Saflec Systems Access Control products, install software packages and configure the system as if it were live.

 

Each session ends with a written exam. Once you have completed the training and written the exam, you will receive accreditation and a certificate from Saflec Systems.

 

Course dates, times and pre-requisites

Installer training takes place every Tuesday to Thursday and includes both the Hardware and Software Level 1 and 2 modules.

 

Refresher training is held every Monday (excluding 1 May which is Workers Day).

 

Courses start at 8 am and last until 4:40 pm at Saflec Systems premises in Industrial North, and lunch is provided.

 

Although you will need basic computer literacy, you do not require any other skills to successfully complete the course.

 

How to book your place

 

If you’re interested in becoming a certified Saflec Systems installer, or simply looking to brush up on your skills, send an email to training@safsys.co.za to book your place.