The Alarm Lock Trilogy and wireless Networx comprise a comprehensive product group which offers a unique set of solutions to the access control installer. Alarm Lock introduced a viable electronic standalone decades ago, and has been constantly evolving the product to new levels of performance and features.
The latest introduction, Networx Panel, allows the locksmith to integrate a door with electric locking hardware to the wireless Networx platform and DL windows security management software suite.
The NETDK and NETPDK (with proximity card reader) are secured single-door or double-door digital keypads for use within the wireless Networx™ system. These keypads are wired to the dedicated Networx Panel control panel and provide controlled access to a door by releasing a locking device (such as a magnetic lock or electric door strike) when a proper user code or proximity credential is presented.
The Networx Panel is capable of controlling two doors using up to two of any combination NETDK or NETPDK keypads or two Wiegand devices.
In addition, the panel is equipped with two relays that can be independently assigned to either or both keypads. Thus the Networx Panel can be configured to allow a user to pass in both directions -- or in only one direction -- through a controlled door. For example, a door can be configured to allow everyone to exit, but only a select few to enter. Log entries indicate the specific keypad used.
The Networx Panel dedicated control panel contains:
- Circuit board with onboard flash memory.
- 12V power supply, with transformer and rechargeable back-up battery.
- Inputs supporting two of any combination of NETDK or NETPDK keypads, PLUS up to two Wiegand devices.
- Special “Two Door Mode” that allows two keypads and/or two Wiegand devices to separately control two doors, with one keypad is designated as the “primary” keypad controlling door number 1, and the other as the “secondary” keypad controlling door number 2.
- Two Form-C relays.
- Inputs for door position contact to indicate the status of the door, open or closed.
- Inputs for a remote release button or sensor.
- Onboard bi-directional Networx radio.
- Wiegand interface supports Wiegand device data, red LED, green LED, and sounder.
One of Alarm Lock’s sister companies is Continental Instruments, a pioneer n enterprise grade Electronic Access Control, and the plan is to integrate Networx Panel and Continental platform. This collaboration will empower both AlarmLock and Continental with a remarkably scalable product bridging hard-wired, wireless and standalone solutions which can mount on virtually any opening.
Q & A: Alarm Lock’s Bob Swoope
Locksmith Ledger contacted AlarmLock’s Bob Swoope for the details. Following are the Ledger’s questions and Swoope’s answers.
Can you provide a brief history of Alarm Lock?
Alarm Lock Systems, Inc. is a respected leader in the design and manufacture of commercial door technologies for over four decades, specializing in access and egress solutions for healthcare, education, government, airports, corporations and mixed -use environments
Can you provide a brief history of Alarm Lock’s history in standalone access control?
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