Thermal cameras can be used to help the detection of a fever and therefore mitigating the spread of COVID-19. See below video demonstration of the FRS-1T (Facial recognition camera with thermal detection) working with the GuardPointPro access control solution.
GuardPoint10 - Version 1.70
Sensor access is proud to announce a new update to GuardPoint10. The update is free of charge and includes new features and software optimizations.
The GuardPoint10 Web Module
The web module (first release) is now available. The web module can be access from any device which support a HTML5 web browser.
The following functionality is available:
- Open/Close doors
- Access/Alarm event history
- View/Add/Edit/Delete cardholders
- Monitor controller communication status
- View live events /Alarms
- No special installation is required
- Acknowledge/Confirm Alarms
Personal Access Groups
This feature allows individual door access groups to be assigned to cardholders rather than just multiple Access groups.
Cardholder details has two new fields: Personal Door Access Group and Personal Lift Access Group.
This gives a more flexible and simple way in providing individual door permissions to cardholders.
The HanSan-WL is a hand sanitiser with a difference. The HanSan promotes good hygiene practice before door entry. The HanSan sends a wireless signal once used, this signal can then be linked to open a door. The HanSan–WL can be used standalone or linked to an access controller system.
- Promotes good hygiene practice
- Reduce staffing costs
- Automatic door activation
- Wireless for easy installation
The HanSan-WL is a touch-less hand sanitiser which has a inbuilt 2.4Ghz transmitter. The HanSan sends a signal to the WL-Receiver to notify an access control system that the HanSan has been used. The HanSan can be used to enforce that the HanSan is used before using the door. Than HanSan can be given a selection of pumps for foam, Soap, Sanitiser. The HanSan can be mounted on a wall or a moveable stand.
To help combat the spread of coronavirus alcohol dispensers and temperature monitors have become the normality in many public places. By combining these devices with an access control system can help enforce their usage. See videos below
Creating healthy and safe environments is now a key requirement in helping people return to work and re-start their normal activities.
To improve and help safeguard against Covid-19 or any infectious virus sensor access controls systems can provide the following solutions:
- Room capacity monitoring.
- Touchless door operation.
- Temperature detection.
It is very important now to ensure people have sufficient space to be able to maintain the current guideline of 2 meters apart from each other. This is where capacity counting can play an important role to prevent overcrowding of a space.
Within the Guardpoint10 there is a highly configurable module called “Areas” This allows spaces (buildings, rooms, etc.) which can be defined for monitoring the occupancy. Capacity can be set to each area which in turn can trigger a configurable action. The action could be to stop allowing more people in or send an alert email, many options are available.
The screenshot below showing the area module in GuardPoint10:
|GP10-AREA||GuardPoint 10 real-time visual and reporting of cardholder movements.|
|GP10-AGR||GuardPoint 10 additional cause and effect actions such as: Send a email and Run External application.|
Further information can be found: http://www.sensoraccess.co.uk/software/
Touchless Door Operation
Reducing the points of human contact on a door will reduce the point of cross-contamination. Proximity readers are contact-less but exit buttons usually are not. Therefore we are offering a capacitive exit button “ETC-1” which has an advantage over infrared versions as it is more accurate and not as affected by smoke, dust, fog, sunlight, etc
The ETC-1 can detect your hand up to a range of 5 cm from the button and has a mechanical override in case of power failure
Contactless exit button with a capacitive sensor with a mechanical override.
Further information can be found: http://www.sensoraccess.co.uk/exit-buttons/
Facial recognition readers have been around for a while but recently this is now being combined with a thermal recognition camera.
The thermal sensor allows the reader to measure the body temperature at the same as doing facial verification. This helps companies to stop any employee or visitor who is exhibiting high body temperature from entering the building and therefore protecting the people inside the premises from possible infection.
8“ Thermal Facial recognition reader with either Wiegand output. Supports temperature detection via thermal imaging, live detection and Automatic light compensation.
In view of this pandemic situation, we would like to introduce to you the advantages of our new exit button the EBC-1.
- Cross-contamination is reduced as there is no need to physically touch the button to unlock the door.
- The EBC-1 uses a capacitance proximity sensor instead of infrared making it less affected by environmental factors such as dust and sunlight, etc.
- The unit has a mechanical override which means it can be pressed like a regular exit button if necessary.
- There is also an optional wireless remote control to open the door remotely.
Download the Datasheet: http://public.sensoraccess.co.uk/Products/Hardware/EBC-1_Datasheet.pdf
Sensor Access Technology has developed an integration with the very latest DOAS Mitsubishi Lift system. ELSGW (Elevator Secure Gateway)
Mitsubishi Electric’s DOAS system optimizes multi-car elevator systems by allocating cars efficiently according to the floors that passengers input while waiting in the hall, helping to reduce both wait and travel times.The integration means that you can restrict access to the cardholder via time schedules and floors or destinations increasing security and efficiency of movement around the building.
When combining DOAS with GuardPoint10 the cardholder operation can work in the following ways:
The passenger waves an ID card over the card reader in the hall and then enters an authorized floor number.
The user’s floor is preregistered in the ID card, so after the card is waved over the reader, the panel directs the user to the elevator going to that floor. There is no need to enter the floor number manually.
Learn how to configure GP10 with ELSGW support: https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006991377-GuardPoint10-with-ELSGW-
Due to the increased use of smartphones, QR codes are becoming significantly more practical as they are free to create and can be sent to a user’s phone remotely.
For instance, a temporary room or accommodation can have QR codes sent to a visitor’s phone. This gives the guest temporary access without the need for the reception to issue a card or keys.
QR codes are also very common in ticketing systems, such as entertainment tickets or transport passes. For example, the buses in Brighton and Hove use QR codes. This allows people to use their smartphones to easily purchase tickets and quickly scan them on-board the bus.
Our new QR Reader has a Wiegand output which allows it to be connected to most access control systems. The QR reader also has an inbuilt Mifare proximity card reader. This means regular employees can have proximity cards, while QR codes can be issued to visitors etc.
Download the datasheet http://public.sensoraccess.co.uk/Products/Readers/Special/QRCodeRFID.pdf
The new API centre in GuardPoint10 allows many possibilities in making GuardPoint10 much more than just an access control system. The API allows systems to be linked together and provide automation as well as personalized applications for specific needs. For example:
- A schools existing student management software could be used to also create the student on the GP10 system.
- A building management software could be used to control the doors and alarm inputs
Completely new applications can also be created to interact with GP10. The are many possibilities which means customers can have applications tailored to their business needs.
There is an example Visitor Sign in application that you or a developer can download and experiment with.
To make the development process easier we provide the API with a Postman collection of examples and tests.
The Postman tool is a free tool for managing RESTful API call collections in various conditions and can be used as the API descriptive doc and testing tool.
For more information on setting up the API see: https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022197731-GuardPoint10-API-Center-