New BiTSTREAM™ BTS500 PoE Switch Wins Platinum 2023 Secure Campus Award in Power Management from Management from Campus Security & Life Safety magazine 

PHOENIX, AZ - June 15, 2023 — LifeSafety Power, a leader in intelligent networking power solutions for access control, physical security and loT applications, has won a 2023 Platinum Secure Campus Award from Campus Security & Life Safety magazine for the BiTSTREAM™ BTS500 Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch.

BiTSTREAM lets integrators and installers extend power to more edge devices like access control panels, locks, cameras and illuminators by leveraging the existing network cabling infrastructure to deliver connectivity with lower system deployment costs. The 8-port BTS500-8R network switch can power and pass data to PoE compliant devices and features network monitoring for remote management.

UL 294-listed BiTSTREAM meets the latest high-power PoE++ standard and incorporates a patented Single-Point Fire Interface (SFI) that initiates egress on fire alarms through a single fire alarm connection, minimizing field wiring. This feature is unique to BiTSTREAM and drops lock power to unlock doors when a fire event is detected and free egress is required for life safety.

Network monitoring for PoE outputs yields data on voltage, current, power measurements, battery and fault status and allows for power cycling remotely each network port. The BTS500 utilizes a universal AC input for seamless datacenter operation within a 1U 19” rack enclosure.

“We’re excited to be recognized for this award, which exemplifies and highlights the opportunities that PoE brings to the installer community,” said Michael Bone, LifeSafety Power’s Product Manager. “Our research and product development teams are consistently innovating, and the BTS500 definitely came up a winner for its superb design and features which bring power connectivity cost-effectively to more devices.”

Secure Campus Awards presented in 25 categories are judged on innovation, interoperability, quality, design, market opportunity and impact in the security industry. “The entries demonstrated the infinite creativity of industry professionals to continue improving past products and developing new ones as needs arise,” said Matt Jones, Senior Editor, Campus Security & Life Safety.

BiTSTREAM is a complete product family consisting of IEEE 802.3bt-complaint midspan injectors and PoE powered DC power supply/chargers. Find out more here.

About LifeSafety Power* The industry’s premier manufacturer of intelligent power management systems for physical security and access control, LifeSafety Power is the chosen standard for many Fortune 500 companies around the world.

LifeSafety Power has created new categories of access control power: intelligent, networked solutions which increase the reliability of the security infrastructure, while prewired components decrease labor and yield more consistent installations across an enterprise. These innovations have led to LifeSafety Power becoming the power solution of choice for leading access control panel OEMs throughout the security industry.

LifeSafety Power has won numerous industry awards for product design and innovation, including the prestigious Security Industry Association New Product Showcase, SSI Most Valuable Product and Security Today’s 2021 New Product of the Year.

LifeSafety Power is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, please visit LifeSafety Power or call (888) 577-2898. *All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of LifeSafety Power, all rights reserved.