News | June 1, 2012

Software House Offers Security‐Enhancing Features In Newest Version Of C•CURE 9000

Software House, part of Tyco Security Products, is announcing the newest version of its C•CURE 9000 access control software featuring anti-passback and area lockout, two features that significantly enhance the protection of people and property.

Global anti-passback prevents cardholders from passing their credentials back to others to gain access to secured areas across clusters. Security directors can now further configure C•CURE 9000 v2.10 with time restrictions and to activate events such as sounding an alarm for anti-passback entry and exit violations.

Area Lockout allows security personnel to define areas that lock out cardholders who may have previously accessed other areas where cross-contamination may be a concern. For example, a lab technician who has come into contact with certain chemicals in one area may be restricted from entering a different area for a certain amount of time to avoid a potential reaction. This feature will be most useful in chemical and pharmaceutical environments.

Another important addition to C•CURE 9000 is area muster and de-muster, which allow officials to determine the actual number of personnel present in a specific location at a given time. A muster area is a specific location that is historically used as a safe area for personnel to gather in the event of an emergency. The areas can be configured so an operator with valid permissions may manually move personnel from a muster area to a specified de-muster area when the emergency has cleared.

“We have added important features for the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, manufacturing markets that require increased area control to help protect and account for employees during incidents,” said Steven Lewis, Senior Product Manager for Software House. “These features, like all the enhancements to our powerful C•CURE 9000 platform, represent new tools that give end users more intelligent control over the security of their facilities.”

The newest version also includes upgrading the C•CURE 9000 server as a true 64-bit application, including quick action buttons for acknowledging all and silence all functions and adding definable manual action default time. Users will also find a new export to Microsoft Excel icon on all dynamic views, multiply monitor display of application layouts by operator and easily editable customer field labels. To improve credentialing, a new random card number generator for personnel credentials is also part of the new C•CURE 9000 v2.10.

C•CURE 9000 is available through Software House’s worldwide distribution channels.

About Software House
Software House, part of Tyco Security Products, manufactures security and event management systems including the innovative C·∙CURE 9000. Combined with a suite of reliable controllers lead by the iSTAR Edge IP door control module, Software House technologies are among the most powerful in the industry. Add an unsurpassed integration platform that allows customers to integrate seamlessly with critical business applications, and it’s easy to see why Software House solutions are ideal for security‐critical applications.

Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products, a business unit of Tyco International, is a unified group of leading access control, video and intrusion brands worldwide. Operating in more than 40 offices with over 2,500 employees, Tyco Security Products’ American Dynamics, Bentel, CEM Systems, CONNECT24, DSC, Elpas, Kantech, Software House, Sur-­‐Gard and Visonic brands represent more combined years of operating experience in the security industry than any other security products group in the world. Our security integration platforms, built by our developers from across all product disciplines, allow our customers to see more, do more and save more. Our solutions today are designed to be compatible with the technology of tomorrow. For more information, visit;;;;;;;; and

About Tyco International
Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers around the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, and industrial valves and controls. Tyco had 2011 revenue of approximately $17.4 billion and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at

SOURCE: Tyco Security