Security Business

JUL 2019

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July 2019 / / Security Business 29 Reduced Installation Costs – OSDP’s use of two wires vs. a potential 11 with Wiegand allows for multi-drop installation, supervised connections to indicate reader malfunctions, and scalability to connect more field devices. Daisy-chaining accommodates many readers connected to a single controller, eliminating home-run wiring for each reader, and the use of a four-conductor cable achieves up to 10x longer distances between reader and controller than Wiegand while also powering the reader and sending/receiving data. User Friendly – OSDP gives credential holders greater ease of use, with audio and visual feedback such as colored lights, beeps, and displayed alerts on the reader. For security administrators, managing and servicing OSDP-enabled readers also becomes increasingly convenient, as OSDP-enabled readers can be remotely configured from network-connected locations. Users can poll and query readers from a central location, eliminating the cost and time to physically visit and diagnose malfunctioning devices. Unlimited Application Enhancements – OSDP supports advanced smartcard technology applications, including PKI/FICAM and biometrics, and other enhanced authentication protocols used in applications that require Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance and interactive terminal capabilities. Audio-visual user feedback mechanisms provide a rich, user-centric access control environment. OSDP offers advantages for users, administrators and integrators alike. It adds security and real-world efficiencies, and its interoperability ensures that organizations can utilize systems from numerous manufacturers as they invest in infrastructure that maximizes protection of critical data. For a campus, OSDP streamlines installations and upgrades while saving the expense of replacing readers if a new access control solution is implemented. There are also service and maintenance benefits as OSDP encourages continuous monitoring of system uptime and allows for remote configuration of – or upgrades to – a reader. Integrators can also capitalize on the introduction of OSDP by encouraging open standards, which can, in turn, help them build new customer relationships and win more projects. ■ » Brandon Arcement is Senior Director of Product Marketing for HID Global. To request more info about the company, please visit our online Buyer’s Guide: » Brandon Arcement is Senior Director of Product Marketing for HID Global. To request more info about the company, please visit our online Buyer's Guide: QUALITY ACCESS CONTROL COMPONENTS HES1500 & 1600 Series Electric Strikes SECURITRON AQD SERIES Power Supplies SHOP THE NEW SITE TODAY! ACCESS CONTROL COMPATIBLE WITH ASSA ABLOY APERIO & EMAC PRODUCTS IN STOCK NOW Call your Southern Sales Rep today! 727-541-5536 @SouthernLock Request information:

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