IT remains to be see how the market will take to new Lockwood 001 Touch but the product deserves success and it looks to be a very clever application of the latest technology to a chassis that is common to the majority of homes and small commercial businesses in Australia and New Zealand. There must be millions of doors secured with the Lockwood 001 deadlock.
As a solution the Lockwood 001 Touch incorporates an electronic touch screen lock with the security of the 001 Deadlock and users can use either a security PIN code or a 125kHz prox card to unlock doors, eliminating the need for multiple mechanical keys and retaining the flexibility to change the code at any time.
TO the uninitiated prox is prox is prox. You hold the card towards the reader and thanks to the mystical powers of something called RF, the reader interrogates and then recognises a card, and activates an electric strike to facilitate access.
Of course, things are obviously more complex than this and I recently visited the folks at BQT Solutions for a demonstration on the way various proximity technologies function, as well as a behind the scenes look at ways in which they can be defeated. Suffice to say, this was an eye opening experience.
When I arrive BQT’s office, Dave Tullipan and Matt Green have a table load of gadgets, readers and laptops ready to outline the variations between 125kHz read-only prox (about 90 per cent of the market) and higher frequency technologies like 13.56mHz Mifare, whose higher frequency and smart processor offers more security.
RIGHT up front let’s talk about distributed multi-server environments. We need to get this under our belts immediately because as we move on to local access control management next month, the nature of applications is going to have a major impact on the way we want the features of access management systems expressed.
Simply, if all you’re doing is handling a single site; then door controllers and a central server, or door controllers and a dedicated workstation; may be all you need. But if you’ve got a multi-site or multinational application on your hands then you will need to think multi-server for reasons of economy in both comms and operational support. That’s what we’ll talk about here.
WHEN you think about access control one of the key challenges is recognising the exactly what such a solution constitutes. If you’re a cardholder, access control is a reader and a card. If you’re handling cardholder admin, it’s software management.
If you’re a security manager, it’s automated reports and ongoing card costs. If you’re an installer, access control is more complicated – a sprawling network of readers, locks, door controllers and central controllers linked to local area networks via adjacent switches.
But even this more nuanced view of the structure of an access control solution fails to capture the complexity and capability of the modern system. That’s because access control brings together hardware, comms and software components in a way no other electronic security systems do.
installation ease in mind the Aperio modules simply connect directly to the
Concept 4000 RS485 LAN and are sized to install into very small enclosures or
into existing equipment housings. Set-up and commissioning is also straight
From the Inner
Range system point of view the programming is identical to that used when
connecting a standard Wiegand reader, and the module can be commissioned and
operated with or without the need for Insight front end software.
Aperio is a
wireless access control technology that radically reduces the installation time
and cost of installing traditional electronic access control devices. Aperio
cylinders replace traditional mechanical cylinders and contain a wireless
transceiver and a card reader.
The first fault
tolerant architecture system has been designed to provide redundant processing
of its system software, LiNC-NET and its fault tolerant controllers.
and security is sustained through a built-in self-healing process upon either
critical hardware or communications failure. The system capacities are
unlimited and with 24-digit card number support, it easily meets current FIPS
201 and future high security card requirements.
“We utilized the
latest technologies and processes to provide the most reliable system in the
world. It’s a revolutionary product. It’s the first system where a hardware
failure will not degrade operations or the security of the system”, said Mas
Kosaka, President and CEO of PCSC.
information that can be captured include using Hi-O include device cycle counters, high and low
voltage signals, failure to lock messages & sabotage monitoring.
provides a gateway between a Challenger 4-door controller and the ASSA ABLOY
Hi-O door network. The Hi-O (Highly Intelligent Opening) system connects
electronic door components together over a CAN (Controller Area Network) data
network, allowing them to communicate and monitor the health of the door’s
opening. Intelligence is built into each Hi-O door device, creating a highly
secure plug and play system.
The TS0864 adds a
single Hi-O door to an four-door controller and is polled as a RAS (Remote
Arming Station). Up to 4 TS0864 can be connected to a single 4 Door controller.
A 4-door controller can support up to 4 doors of any combination of
conventional or Hi-O doors on its local LAN.
A MARKET is a sort of commercial ballroom dance in which manufacturers and distributors flaunt their assets and integrators and installers accept or reject what’s on offer by committing to a particular product. The point here is that while integrators can ‘vote’ for the success of a new product or technology by using it, they can only contribute to the success of products that are offered to them. While integrators might contribute to upgrades, they are generally not plugged into R&D teams.
This fundamental makes it interesting to consider what installers really think about products and functions in the key areas of enterprise access control, PSIM and unification – the bringing together of multiple solutions on a single user interface.
THE Concept LAN
over Ethernet Interface (CLOE) provides a new convenient option for all Concept
RS485-based LAN modules to be connected over standard TCP/IP Ethernet networks.
its complete range of Security, Access Control & User Interface modules,
CLOE introduces a vast array of installation possibilities for the Concept
System. Now standard Ethernet network architecture including LAN’s, WAN’s,
Wireless LAN’s, VPN’s, Intranet and even the Internet can be used to interface
RS485 LAN modules back to the Concept 4000 central controller.
CLOE employs a
master to slave style architecture and can scale from a single master to slave
pair, through to multiple masters and multiple slaves within the one network.
This allows separate RS485 LAN segments and Ethernet LAN segments to coexist
within one overall system.