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.
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
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.
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
UK and EMEA Sales Manager
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Barrett to Sensor Access as our UK and EMEA Sales Manager.
Paul has over 25 years of experience in the security industry, on both the installation and manufacturing sides of the business. His knowledge in how to manage a security company has allowed him to demonstrate what he feels are important issues and challenges for our customers.
Since Paul has joined us in September, he has been focusing on who our customers are and how we can best assist them in gaining contracts, increasing their margins and securing maintenance contracts. With this in mind, we have employed a new route to market that will allow companies to differentiate themselves, and a genuinely different partner programme that rewards companies with more than just a glass paperweight and a pat on the back.
Paul has said: “The Sensor Access control products already stand out from the crowd: quality built hardware, feature rich, with an intuitive and reliable software used by both engineers and system users alike – a characteristic considered a rarity. I genuinely believe that we and our customers have a fantastic opportunity to change the Access Control market for the better. Of course, it often comes down to pricing and margins but ultimately it is about a company’s reputation and how it values its customers. Value is what we will be offering our customers and this will allow them to do the the same for theirs.”
For any sales queries, please contact Paul on either of the following:
Tel: 01273 242355
Sensor Access has recently improved the GuardPoint Corporate edition by allowing additional modules such as LIFT, Video and Galaxy to be added. The GuardPoint Corporate package is a solution suitable for installations of up to 128 readers and includes modules such as Badge Printing, Graphical Maps, SQL and two additional workstations as standard.
GuardPoint Corporate is a cost effective solution compatible with our low cost NX range of controllers, which come in 1 and 2 door flavours.
To find out more, please contact us
Bluetooth connectivity technology is a recent development in access control, offering the ability to control your system using just your smart-phone, as well as an alternative authentication option. This works by allowing users to open doors from a distance by simply using their phone. The Bluetooth signal can be activated either by using a gesture such as rotating the phone or from pressing a button within a phone application. By combining the phones own authentication facilities with the Bluetooth application, two factor authentications can be achieved for extra security.
Bluetooth readers are therefore providing a simple and secure identity management process that is both user-friendly and convenient.
Advantages of Bluetooth Readers
- Simple security identity management
- Allows users to open doors from a distance through gesture technology
- Offers additional layers of authentication for protection
Bluetooth technology is very apt for our current climate, with increasing numbers of mobile phone users. This new technology will offer a convenient yet very high security access control solutions while providing an overall user-friendly experience.
Sensor Access will be offering Bluetooth technology within its current design of readers. To browse our current range, please click here
Keeping the current SF, Mifare or SP technology and combining it with a Bluetooth antenna will offer an upgrade path to existing system to move on to Bluetooth whether it be for the benefits or Bluetooth range or higher level of encryption and security.
For further enquiries regarding bluetooth readers, please contact us
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Sensor Access Technology has developed an integration with the very latest DOAS Mitsubishi Lift system.
Mitsubishi Electric’s DOAS system optimises 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 GuardPoint Pro the cardholder operation can work in the following ways:
1. The passenger waves an ID card over the card reader in the hall and then enters an authorised floor number.
2. 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.
For further technical information see: https://sensoraccess-gpp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000591632-Mitsubishi-Lift-support-with-E-LIP
Sensor Access has developed a way of integrating the new generation of smart lifts made by Thyssen. The Thyssen lifts incorporate a new feature called destination control. Lift destination control systems offer improvements that can help speed up travel times and improve efficiency.
How it works
Our new development incorporates access control integration – customers 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 third 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.
The Operation in GuardPoint Pro
To operate the Thyssen Lift Integration, the badge holder swipes a badge at the access control reader located outside of the lifts. The user then chooses their desired destination on the input panel from the displayed list of authorised floors. They are then directed to a lift based on availability, efficiency of the system and grouping of people travelling to the same level. The lift then takes the user to their destination without the user having to touch any other button.
Figure 1: image of GuardPoint Pro and Thyssen software compatibility
There is now a new option of choosing Thyssen lifts when selecting a lift controller in GuardPointPro.
Case Study: Paris
This integration with smart lifts is operational in a 10-floor office building in the centre of Paris. This site is equipped with five lifts from the Thyssen company. There are 20 Thyssen destination selectors equipped with badge readers, two on each floor.
Find out more
If you require any further information on the Thyssen software integration or wish to find out more, please contact us on either of the following:
Tel: +44 (0)1273 242355
A mantrap is an access control feature which provides high security measures for a designated area with two or more doors. Mantraps are used in secure areas to effectively detain unauthorized personnel. This design is typical of high security locations such as banks and hospitals.
In simple: a mantrap requires personnel to enter through the first door of the assigned location – while the other doors remain closed – before they are granted access at the second door.
- Difficulty of forcibly gaining entry
- Evaluates personnel in the mantrap before releasing them through the second door
- Allows entry of only one person at a time
- Helps to prevent tail gating
How it works
A mantrap consists of two or more doors – a perimeter door and an interior door closest to the protected area. The perimeter door and the interior door must be equipped with locks, door sensors, and readers. Access is granted either through the reader or through its RTX button, and the door status is given by the defined door contact. Second access cannot be granted from the reader until the previous door is opened and then closed. This security process allows only one single door to be open at a time, so once access has been granted to the first door, the outside door remains locked.
Figure 1: image of an example mantrap
The mantrap feature is standard in all versions of the GuardPoint Pro Software. A standard door controller which supports two or more doors is all that is required, no additional hardware needed. GuardPoint Pro also has the flexibility of harbouring different variations of the standard mantrap. For instance the second door can automatically open after the first door is closed or the second door could require additional acknowledgement from an input before opening.
Find Out More
If you have a mantrap requirement or wish to find out more please contact us on either of the following:
Tel: +44 (0)1273 242355