Virtual Outputs / Time Zone Linking
The applications below are based on linking with Virtual
Outputs and Time Zones. Virtual Outputs in the WinDSX system are
outputs that do not physically exist but can be programmed in
the same manner as any Relay Output in the system. Virtual
Outputs can be used for Time Zone control, linking, process
control, bell schedules, fail safe timers and many more
applications. Time Zone Control can quickly disable one Time
Zone and/or enable another through Linking. There are times when
an application calls for multiple schedules to control cards or
door locks with the ability to switch from one schedule to
another without any programming or Time Zone reassignment. This
action could be a manager card being used at a reader that
switches a door from one locking schedule (Time Zone) to another
or the clicking on an Output Icon in the Workstation program.
First Man In
First Man In can be implemented to prevent doors that
normally unlock on a schedule from unlocking when weather or
other conditions prevent anyone from traveling to or occupying
the location or building. The Time Zone that normally unlocks
the door is overridden until a card is first used to gain access
to the building. This could be a regular or manager assigned
card at any reader or a particular one.
Manager First can be used to keep other subordinate issued
cards from gaining access to the building when the manager is
not on site. Certain Access Levels would be disabled until a
manager arrives and uses their card thereby enabling the Access
Levels of the subordinates.
Two Man Rule
The Two Man Rule requires that two different cardholders use
their card before they can gain access to a door. This could be
set up for any two card holders or it could be taken a step
farther so that a card holder from Group A and one from Group B
must both use their card for the door to unlock.
Access Level Control
Access Level Control can restrict and/or change Access Levels
on the card population without the need for lengthy downloads.
This can be done for card control at a university that needs to
shut off or restrict access to its student population during the
holidays and will support different schedule requirements for
the different classes of the student population. It can also be
used in Threat Level Management to change the accessibility of
the card holders.
Today many Hospitals, health care agencies, and
municipalities are faced with contingency planning for Hazmat
Emergencies. Hazmat Lockdown accommodates the quick lockdown of
a system required for Hazmat alerts. The Lockdowns occur without
the need of programming or lengthy downloads. Hazmat Lockdowns
will typically secure all the doors in an area or the entire
facility not allowing anyone or just particular personnel access
in or out.
With the DSX system, doors can quickly be locked down from
the keyboard, an external button, or even a card read. Access
can be prevented or just limited to a select few card holders.
This lockdown action can be custom fit to the particular needs
of the customer.
Threat Level Management
With a click of a mouse, press of a button, or presentation
of a Card, the system can be instantly reconfigured to coincide
with the Homeland Security Advisory System and meet any
heightened security requirements. With a single action doors can
be locked down, alarm points armed, readers disabled, access
levels restricted, image recall invoked and more. The system can
be made incrementally more secure with each action and just as
quickly put back to normal. Components of the DSX system can be
individually enabled or disabled to create the environment the
situation requires. DSX Threat Level Management can be
customized to meet the specific needs of each customer.
JetWay Extended Bypass
Airports sometimes require a means to discreetly bypass a
door for more than a normal amount of time. When loading or
unloading passengers the door can be bypassed for an extended
amount of time by simply presenting the card twice to that
reader. The door always locks as soon as it is closed. This
ability is configurable by door and by card holder. It also
works with Card+PIN readers.
This paper shows an over view of how WinDSX can be integrated
into a single occupant or multitenant property at various levels
with different systems.
Separate Alarm Outputs
This application shows a way to separate Door Forced from
Door Held Open Alarms where the alarms are being transmitted
Clean Room Annunciation
In environments where a user wants to be aware that any two
doors are open in an area. This application can be more than 2
doors and will provide an annunciation or lockout when two doors
of concern are opened at the same time.
High Security Areas sometimes require a man trap application
where there are typically two doors in a holding area or
vestibule outside of a sensitive room. One door leads to the
high security area while the other door leads to the non secured
area. The application mandates that the two doors cannot be open
or even unlocked at the same time. One door must shut and lock
before the other door can unlock and open.
An Occupancy Limit can be imposed on rooms where the number
of people in the room have to be kept to a maximum number. Using
a simple counter relay combined with linking this application is
Click here for information on these applications and more in
the DSX Design Guide.