Introducing GuardPoint’s: License Plate Number Recognition

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Sensor’s GuardPoint software integrates License Plate Number Recognition (LPNR) – a full number plate reading and recognition system for vehicle access control such as car parks, reserved areas and airports.

This module plays an essential role in managing and restricting traffic and personnel flow to and from your site, with overall monitoring of staff parking.


How does it work?
A special camera is needed that is designed to act as a reader in a vehicle access control situation. As a car approaches, the camera reads the license plate which is then matched against the database of license plates previously entered into the access control system (GuardPoint). If there is a match, the corresponding user ID is sent to the access panel associated with the gate, and is granted access.

Image of a blue car with a target imposed on the number plate - demonstrating the process of License Plate Number Recognition (LPNR)

License Plate Number Recognition is a highly accurate system, capable of reading vehicle number plates without the need for human intervention regardless of time of day, speed of vehicle or climate. This is accomplished through the use of high speed image capture, detection of license plate characters within the images provided, and the decoding authorisation process. All user data is stored in your present access control system.


The Benefits of LPNR:
Control multiple locations/barriers in different car parks
Recognise all license plates with numbers and letters
Fully comprehensive reporting features
Fast and efficient access control
Fully automated functionality: reducing overall labour costs
High quality and functional cameras: ensures shorter queues in peak times getting in or out from work
Housing: designed for easy mounting on walls and poles
All sourced images can be exported to JPEG format
Monitors number plates both day and night


To find out more about Sensor’s ‘License Plate Number Recognition’ module, please contact us through our website or alternatively:
Phone: 01273 242355
Email: sales@sensoraccess.co.uk

Introducing GuardPoint Pro’s: Guard Tour Module

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Image of a Sensor reader being swiped to represent the Guard Tour and Patrol module

The Guard Tour module is often overlooked in the GuardPointPro access control system.

This module allows you to utilise your existing access control system for guard patrol tours, as well as allowing you to accurately monitor times and movements of your security personal.


How does it work?

The Guard Tour facility allows various points on the premises to be defined as checkpoints which make up a ‘Guard Tour’. These points may be simple alarm points such as push buttons and key operated systems, or specific readers where the guard must pass a badge.

Screenshot taken in GuardPointPro of windows open within the Guard Tour module

Image 1: screenshots taken from GuardPointPro


The Benefits of a Guard Tour include: 

Simplicity – all information is stored in the Guard Point Software, accessible at any time including a history log of all guard tours in secure databases

Accountability – ability to track and create digital footprints of employees as well as achieve real-time management and guard-tour monitoring

Automation – ability to configure reports to be sent to clients in real time

Data Analysis – allows for the remote monitoring and analysis of data, with the option for real-time notifications

Remote Management – ability to relieve time-consuming paper procedures of assigning tasks and managing multiple areas, offering data interoperability and extensive management and communication


To find out more about Sensor’s ‘Guard Tour’ module, please contact us

Sensor Access’ BioPlus W2 Fingerprint Device

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In the New Year, Sensor Access will be releasing the BioPlus W2 Fingerprint Device – the new access control device paving the way in biometric technology. The BioPlus W2 has direct integration with GuardPoint10, providing an easy to use platform for managing your user fingerprints.

Image of the BioPlus W2 with key points listed next to the image

This new biometric device uses a powerful ‘quad-core CPU’ as well as Live Finger Detection (LFD) technology to provide class-leading performance. Designed with ruggedness in mind, the BioPlus W2 has the ability to withstand most climates and is a perfect solution for areas that experience tough environment and outdoor installations. The metal IP67/IK09 housing ensures that the biometric device is protected, meanwhile providing significant protection against invasive moisture, dust and liquid damage.

To find out more about the upcoming release of the latest biometric reader, please contact us

SALTO Software Integration with GuardPoint Pro

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Image showing a computer using the GuardPoint Pro software next to a door commonly used to read cards for access. Included at the bottom of the image are the Sensor Access and SALTO logos

Here at Sensor Access, we have developed a way to sync the SALTO database with our GuardPoint Pro database. This will allow our customers to have both systems managed from one piece of software as well as the ability to authorise SALTO and Sensor Access control systems to co-exist smoothly on the same site.

SALTO provides the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic lock system in access control, offering a wire-free access control solution that is an ideal replacement for mechanical locks.


How does it work?

Using the latest version of GuardPoint Pro, the database produces a table that documents every change that is made in the cardholder screen. The SALTO software is then able to connect to the GuardPoint Pro database and read the data within the table at any given time.

When creating/deleting a cardholder or making any changes in the below cardholder fields, both systems are updated in real time. These fields consist of:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Access group list (from GuardPoint Pro cardholder screen)
  • Card code (the code of the cardholder’s card in GuardPoint Pro badge screen)

Advantages

  • Simple to install – wire free
  • Enrol a new user or replace a lost key in seconds
  • Cost-effective – save buying lost key replacements

Sensor’s Software Integration with Mitsubishi Lifts

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The Sensor Access Integration with Mitsubishi Lifts adds higher security and destination control to your building. The integration means that you can restrict access to the cardholder via time schedules and particular floors or destinations.
For example: one user can be assigned access to only the ground floor and 3rd floor from Monday to Friday.
The operation is such that the cardholder swipes their card on the lift reader which in turn displays only the floors the user has been granted access to on the lift floor selection panel.


How does it work?

In this integration, our GuardPoint Pro software sends a command directly from the Sensor control panel to the Mitsubishi lift controller. This replaces the conventional method of using relay outputs wired to inputs between the two panels. The Sensor controller requires a second RS485 port which is linked directly to the lift controller panel.


The Operation in GuardPoint Pro

In the GuardPoint Pro controller screen, users select the ‘Mitsubishi’ checkbox as the controller’s lift type. Then for each reader, they choose which floors to access and which lift doors to open (front and/or back).

 

Image of a computer displaying the GuardPoint Pro software that is compatible with Mitsubishi software

Figure 1: image of GuardPoint Pro and Mitsubishi software compatibility


Case Study: Chengdu Merchant Bank, China 

Our Mitsubishi lift integration is currently being used at the Financial Service Center of the Chengdu Merchant Bank. The installation supervises 400+ doors and 34 lifts. There are currently 4000 active cardholders with the possibility to expand to 10,000.

For further information on Mitsubishi Lift Integration, please contact us

Sensor Access: New Demonstration Equipment

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Sensor Access are proud to announce the release of a new fresh designed portable demonstration equipment case. Designed to be easy to use, quick to set up and ideal for taking to end-users for demonstration giving you the edge over competitors to close those jobs giving the customer the extra reassurance of them seeing the system prior to purchasing, this also makes a great tool for testing, learning and pre-commissioning for our partners.

IC500IP and SF Readers 

This demonstration equipment stand is designed specifically to fit inside a handy light weight carry case. The stand itself has an IC500-IP controller and 2 SF readers: SF-KPV and SP-MINI

Image of the new Sensor Access equipment case

  • Complete 1 door system in a case
  • Connect directly into PC over TCP/IP
  • Supplied with everything needed to demonstrate a fully functional advanced access control system

 

SF Readers

The Demo Case stand features sensors new technology reader range.  The SF reader range offers versatile, stylish and robust options to suite any application. All readers are epoxy filled and weather proof rated IP65 suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. The SensorProx SF ranges uses smart card technology and can be set to read Mifare Plus and Desfire Cards.

Image of the SF Readers present in the new equipment case

If you wish to learn more, please click here or contact us directly

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Why Stringent Security Systems Are Essential in Healthcare Facilities

Posted in Medical facility security, Solutions

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Healthcare facilities aren’t the first institution in the public sector you would think needs a top-of-the-range security system. However, they are actually one of the most easily accessible premises and contain valuable content. Below is a list of the reasons why healthcare facilities should have the most rigorous security systems available on today’s market:

Expensive Equipment

Hospitals are a wealthy source of some of the most advanced technologies in the world, therefore CCTV and access control are commonly introduced as they are the most efficient when dealing with theft of expensive equipment.

Vulnerable Personnel

It is extremely important to have adequate fire detection systems in a healthcare facility, as many of the people found in them are unable to move themselves in the case of a fire. There are babies, disabled individuals and post-op patients to consider. Access control is critical to provide optimum security to the children’s ward and maternity ward. These are sensitive areas and it is important to monitor who can walk in and out.

medical securityTheft of Controlled Substances

Healthcare facilities have an abundance of expensive equipment and dangerous substances, making them prone to theft. It is essential to have advanced security technology, not just to monitor who enters particular areas, but to also monitor computer software to effectively take count of stock and to detect any imbalances in the quantity of drugs in the hospital. Our software is modular and can offer advanced features such as guard patrol, lift control parking management, CCTV and alarm integration. We also offer a diverse range of controllers, readers, and locking hardware with some of our featured products being wireless locking, biometrics, fully encrypted smart card readers and PoE controllers. We have an approved partner network that offer great installation service that will assist your company in the best upkeep of your security systems. Our service is efficient, cost effective and reliable, and we guarantee nothing but the best for your business.