Faced with the sudden end of life of their legacy access control software, PepsiCo selected Honeywell's Pro-Watch® security integrated management suite to help meet its stringent compliance requirements, reduce total cost of ownership, and provide superior flexibility and scalability.
“We were really put in a bind when our legacy access control software provider suddenly announced end-of-life for the product we were using,” said Jeffrey Reed, PepsiCo’s seasoned Global Security Application Engineering Manager. “Their decision put a hurt on us.” Reed and his team support more than 300 locations that include Pepsi®, Frito-Lay®, Quaker Oats® and other well-known brands, as well as the more than 100,000 people serving those brands. These are largely warehouse facilities, with products that have a shelf life, making security especially critical. Because support for the existing product was being discontinued, Reed and his team had to move quickly and efficiently.
“It was an obscene deadline,” he said. “When they abandoned the product, they basically abandoned us.”
Even though promises were made offering a migration path to a new product, Reed contacted his integrators and began another internal audit of locations -- audits he had been conducting on an ongoing basis since September 11, 2001, to create standardization. That audit and extensive review process suggested Honeywell’s Pro-Watch® Access Control Software as the standard and basis of the support Reed needed.