KeyWatcher from Morse Watchmans Inc. of Oxford, Connecticut, is a full-featured key management system that provides an integrated access control solution. The modular system offers credit card holders and lockers to secure items that need to be tracked. Access control modules available include the built-in keypad, fingerprint reader, and magnetic stripe or proximity card reader. The unit can also be integrated with other access devices. An illuminated LED display prompts users and provides on-site audit trail data. The Smart Key locking mechanism with built-in memory chip locks each key into place and contains an identifier. The built-in keypad holds up to 2,000 user codes with five levels of access. The stainless steel cabinet resists abuse and sounds an audible alarm if tampered with. Available KeyPro management software generates reports to maintain maximum control of access and security issues.
New ViconNet 5, the latest version of digital video management software from Vicon Industries Inc. of Hauppauge, New York, introduces open architecture, making its performance and high-end features available for use with other manufacturers’ IP cameras and edge devices. It is compatible with IP cameras, including megapixel cameras, from most major manufacturers, including Axis, Acti, Sony, Panasonic, and many others. In addition, it features fully integrated video analytics within the ViconNet interface, allowing for control and viewing of behavior detections from right within the surveillance screens. Other features include logical camera groups, flexible frame rates, alarm alerts, and alarm investigation tools.
KeyTrak, Inc., of College Station, Texas, offers computerized, automated solutions to efficiently control assets and people. KeyTrak, KeySafe, and KeyTrak Guardian systems offer multilevel access control, ensuring accountability and providing peace of mind. Features include convenient, flexible remote management via the Web; locking steel drawers, lockers, or key panels; lighted key tags; user-defined e-mail reports; and real-time records of all transactions. Centralized management reduces rekeying costs and eliminates lost or stolen keys to help businesses enhance security, improve productivity, and reduce costs. KeyTrak provides a safe, organized way to contain keys and sensitive assets for hospitals, military bases, government facilities, hotels, schools, car dealerships, apartments, and commercial properties.
Access Control Software
The WinDSX total access control software demo CD from Dallas-based DSX Access Systems, Inc., provides an extensive narrated walkthrough of the WinDSX program. It also serves as a basic administrative training tool for customers. Some features are threat level management, time zones controlled with linking, elevator control interface, digital video recorder interfaces, CCTV control, integral photo ID and badging, LAN/WAN compatibility, smart card and biometric integration, visitor management, lighting and HVAC control, and time-and-attendance integration. A free copy of the software demo CD is available upon request at www.dsxinc.com under “Requests.”
Made for use as a momentary release for electric locks on doors and gates, the new 6170 Series Weatherproof Pushbutton from DynaLock Corporation of Bristol, Connecticut, is designed to withstand outdoor exposure to the elements and other harsh environments. It features a commercial-grade switch assembly that is rated watertight to IP68 standards and completely sealed against moisture and dust intrusion. The 3/4-inch-diameter, white, raised-dome pushbutton includes a green LED backlight selectable for 12- or 24-VDC operation. Momentary-action double-break contacts and a faceplate gasket are standard. Six models provide a choice of blank or standard silk-screened signage faceplates. All units carry the DynaLife lifetime warranty.
Mac Print Driver
As the demand for Apple’s Mac operating system increases, Team NiSCA of Somerset, New Jersey, has invested in Mac driver support for its ID card printers, including the PR5300 entry-level dual-sided printer, the PR5310 smart-card printer, and the PR5350 high-speed smart-card printer. The new driver will be available by request through authorized distribution partners. The print driver will comply with printing standards as defined by Apple in reference to the OS X operating system. The print driver will be designed to operate on Intel-based Apple hardware running OS X version 10.2 or newer.
Covenant Security of Herndon, Virginia, provides a wide range of high-quality protective force, tactical training, and security solutions through four operating companies: Covenant Homeland Security Solutions, Covenant Aviation Security, Covenant Security Services, and Covenant Security International, in addition to the Covenant Training Center, a 2000-acre tactical training center in McGregor, Texas. Services include protective force operations (armed and unarmed), security program management, CFATS compliance consulting, critical infrastructure protection, industrial security services, aviation security services, emergency preparedness and planning, tactical training, investigations, audits, survey services, executive protection, risk assessment and management, special security operations, ancillary services, preemployment screening, drug testing, FOCI program management, OSHA safety, and canine operations.
The TALAN telephone and line analyzer from Research Electronics International of Algood, Tennessee, evaluates digital and analog telephone systems and other wiring for eavesdropping threats. Among its new testing technologies are line nonlinear junction detection, which indicates if any electronics are attached to a wire; digital demodulation, which can indicate if a digital phone system is passing audio when it shouldn’t; a frequency domain reflectometer to check for impedance anomalies or taps on a phone line; and an automated switching matrix to automate tests on all pair combinations of wires on a telephone line. The device also integrates and automates standard telephone testing equipment such as multimeter tests for voltage, current resistance, and capacitance; an audio amplifier to indicate if the line is passing audio; a spectrum analyzer up to 85 MHz, and oscilloscope.
Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, USIS has more than 7,000 employees that support business operations in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas. The company was formed in 1996 when a government program was privatized. It provides security solutions, background investigations, and employment and drug screenings to government and corporate clients. The Government Solutions Group is composed of the Investigative Services Division, the largest provider of security investigations for the federal government, and the National Security Division, a global supplier of national security. The two divisions performed more than 1.7 million investigations for government agencies in 2007. Their missions are supported by secure, proprietary IT systems.
TAC of Carrollton, Texas, has released TAC Vista 5.1 featuring integration with digital and network video systems from Pelco. TAC Vista receives events and alarms from the video system so that camera and video server status can be monitored, alarmed on, and even presented in graphics. The system allows for other subsystems to be connected, so users can view live video while managing other building-related tasks without switching to a different application. Up to 30 video feeds can be viewed inside of one window at a time. Operators can also control camera movement, recall positions, and configure the preset positions. With the TAC Vista Workstation, users can initiate video recording and playback. Operators can also set the system to automatically start recording when an alarm is triggered, allowing them to access live or recorded video feed (or both) from the alarm scene.