Inner Range Inception Integrated Security & Access Control: First Impressions
INNER Range Inception, distributed locally by CSD, is an integrated access control and security alarm system that allows installers unfamiliar with Inner Range programming to leverage the company’s engineering expertise in the most intuitive possible manner.
In a nutshell, Inception offers 4 doors onboard with LAN expansion to 32, 8 SIFER readers onboard with expansion to 64, expansion for 32/64 Wiegand readers, 32 areas, 8 alarm inputs (LAN expansion to 512), 4 outputs (LAN expansion to 512), 2000 users and a 50,000 event log. The system is supported by the Inner Range – Paradox RF module and RF devices, and local control is via the Elite LCD keypad.
But it’s the web interface programming, commissioning, maintenance and programmable user access that’s the biggest deal with Inception. With some guidance from Steve Mitchell, Inner Range’s principal software engineer Inception project lead, we ran through the Commissioning Checklist and found it not only highly intuitive but highly instructive. It’s not just that following the Commissioning Checklist guarantees a perfect installation – the process itself, which incorporates context-based help tiles, increases installer knowledge by explaining each step as you go.
Inner Range’s design team balanced system capability and installation and operational simplicity on the edge of a knife as they worked through the 2-year process of taking this system from conception to inception. Giving a system capability and simplicity is not an easy thing to do. And designing a highly functional browser interface is no simple task, either.
What are our first impressions? We think Inner Range has a winner with Inception. The company has distilled all its ingenuity into a solution that’s capable of allowing installers unfamiliar with Inner Range solutions to handle large domestic and small and medium commercial applications. The functionality shaken out by the interactive Commissioning Checklist web interface is wide and deep and the system’s support for t4000 comms, Inner Range SkyTunnel and optional Wi-Fi for direct local connection by installers, positions Inception firmly in the world of networked security solutions.
It’s been a while coming, but Inner Range Inception has been well worth the wait and rounds out the Inner Range offering perfectly. Hardware and software are thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed. See our full review of Inception in SEN’s May issue and make sure you check out this powerful new solution on the CSD stand at SecTech Roadshow (register here now for free parking!) coming to your city in May.♦
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