SOLUTIONS FROM IEI
IEI has been a major supplier of access control solutions for 20 years. Their product line has evolved from basic single-door keypads to include a product roster that offers virtually every feature that can be found in the industry today. In addition, IEI offers tech and sales support that helps a beginner in access control become a pro and provides the a dealer already experienced in access control and advanced set of tools and resources that enable him to focus on service and building his bottom line.
When selecting an access control manufacturer, the installer must ensure the compatibility of products in the line. The support a company offers for a product they supplied you years ago, and the options you have as an installer to repair or upgrade a system, helps a dealer maintain long-term relationships with clients and makes system expansions pleasurable and profitable.
IEI products, and their software suite, HUB MANAGER PROFESSIONAL, provide the installer a flexible group of products which can be readily interfaced, integrated and controlled. A dealer can economically start and grow one door at a time just like most jobs actually do. Dealers and end users can deploy the IEI Hub Manager Professional Software to seamlessly integrate, program and manage the entire mix and match of appropriate access control solutions via this software for an unlimited number of sites. Hub Manager Professional Software works on Windows® 98, 2000, and XP.
To illustrate the flexibility of the IEI product line when dealing with real-world installation situations, we asked Neil Licht, IEI's Product Marketing and Dealer Relations Manager, to talk us through a couple of application cases. Here are out questions and Licht's answers.
What solutions does IEI offer for a single door with existing electric lock?
Solution #1. HubMiniMax can run the entire system. Connect the reader to it, the REX and the Contact. Connect the lock to the main relay. The IEI system will operate either Fail Safe or Fail Secure by connecting to the appropriate terminals. Connect alarm shunt, door forced, door ajar and you have a standalone system.
The power transformer shipped with the unit wires to the HubMiniMax and delivers power for everything, even an auxiliary like a powered REX. Plugging in the transformer uses the building's grounding to ground the entire system, so no finding and connecting a ground to a cold waterpipe is needed.
The software and required connectors ship with the unit, but you can also program with the keypad located in the door control module of the MiniMax. Activity reporting can be done via a local printer, but we feel using the Hub Manager Professional Software System to log and print is a lot more efficient.
IEI Solution #2: Use an IEI Prox.pad. It's a self-contained system. A printout can be obtained via the Infrared output to a Palm Pilot. The Prox.Pad can also be wired as a ‘front end' reader to the HubMax or HubMiniMax and get the same results as in Solution #1.
IEI Solution #3: Use LS2 Series-Integrated lock set. This has an integral lock, so the existing electric release may be used for a remote door release if required for the application. The LS2 Can be programmed via Palm Pilot. HubManager Professional software loads the various access levels, etc into the Palm. The end-user takes the Palm Pilot and, via the infrared, program and also retrieve the log. Its all user and door serial number handshake protected for security of the data and or non-authorized use of the palm.
IEI Solution #4: Of course, every 232 keypad can fulfill your original application on its own, without any PC.
How about adding Biometric entry control?
Our BioRead is fingerprint-based and can run alone or as just another reader in our Hub-based system. It needs a card but the reason is security.
The fingerprint and card number is enrolled onto the card. This means that the fingerprint is stored only on the card, not in the reader or the database. It's more secure in that nobody can hack and steal the fingerprint. If stored in the reader, just move the reader to a door where you aren't allowed in and it will let you in!
PDK3000 is a weatherproof, rugged all-metal 12-button keypad.
Enroll and manage up to 90 users right at the reader using the hand-held programmer. Use with a door control module to create a stand-alone door access control system