Security Dealer & Integrator

JUL 2018

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S-22 ACCESS CONTROL TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY 2018 JULY/AUGUST work with other stakeholders to ensure a successful deployment. • Locksmith/Installer: In addition to ensuring that only specified equip- ment is installed, locksmiths are also responsible for coordinating with the integrator and IT group to ensure that current capacities can safely be met. It is also best practice for locksmiths to carefully follow wiring diagrams and specifications. • E n d Us e r: A s an end user, it is always a good idea to accompany the integrator for final testing and turnover to ensure that functional- ity is correct and life safety rules are carried out, and to stay in communication with the various groups who play a role in your PoE solution so that any issues can be resolved quickly. • About the Author: Roscoe Coff- man is Vice President of Operations at Open Options, Inc. He began his career in the security industry in 1985 as a resident technician at Mosler Safe Company. After eight years at Mosler, he went to work for Sensormatic Corporation, where he spent his first 18 months as the project manager for the installation of a hybrid access control, video surveillance, and audio system installation. After that, he joined Securenet as a Senior Project Manager, and in 1992, he joined Open Options where he currently serves as the VP of Operations. Bob, There's a NEW added feature. Now there are optional auxiliary outputs available for automatic doors that also have locks on them. — Jill The 4800 PLC interlock controller is the controller that changes when the job does. The 4800 Series controls up to five doors. Features include 12 field assignable inputs and 12 configurable relay outputs, compatibility with leading access control software, a watchdog circuit that constantly monitors operation, LED input/ output connection status indicators, voltage spike/surge kickback protection, plus adjustable propped door, panic release and door relock timers. Available as board module or with a 4 amp power supply, the 4800 Series delivers big performance at a small price. 4800 Series Interlock Controllers The controller that changes when the job changes Proudly made in the USA • 1.800.906.0137 Request information: control system electronics – and the doors shall remain unlocked for not less than 30 seconds." Best Practices Power over Ethernet is an elegant and efficient solution that can result in cost savings on access control systems and provided you take the proper precau- tions, you can easily and safely power locks and peripheral devices on PoE. The first and most important thing to remember is the never-ending need for constant and clear communication between the integrator, IT department, end user, and the locksmith/installer. However, to break it down into those categories: • Integrator: First, as a systems inte- grator, you should confirm that only specified equipment is installed at each location so current demands do not deviate from specifications. You should also be able to clearly enu- merate the current requirements for each PoE drop to the IT group that manages the PoE switch. Lastly, be sure that life safety requirements are met, and that the end user clearly understands what the requirements and liabilities are. • IT Department: If you are in the IT depar tment, verif y that managed PoE switches are correctly config- ured for access portals. You should also confirm that current require - ments are not being exceeded, and Monitor your power budget and you will be fine.

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