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Hardware Thread, Door Access Control Systems in Technical; We have Paxton net2 on about 13 doors in the school now, and it is constantly expanding. At the moment ...
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    We have Paxton net2 on about 13 doors in the school now, and it is constantly expanding.

    At the moment our server room is just protected by an Assa lock. The fact that it is never locked (people have to go through the room to get to resources) doesn't seem to bother anyone but me. I've mentioned that we're legally supposed to keep it locked and only allow access to certain people (ie. my boss, me, the head). As it stands everyone has access... Not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    Show off!

    Now I'd like one of those!

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    Paxton net2 looks lovely.

    Ben

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    Net2 and Paxton is what we use as well.

    Easy to manage and configure

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoeknee View Post
    Net2 and Paxton is what we use as well.

    Easy to manage and configure
    So long as you aren't using the v4.07 version of the software - it has been known to randomly crash and take the database with it. (It happened to us).

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I've mentioned that we're legally supposed to keep it locked and only allow access to certain people (ie. my boss, me, the head). As it stands everyone has access... Not good.
    Ive been wanting to fit something like this for a while... What are the legalities exactly as loads of people potentially have access to ours.

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    We have a very high tech door access control system to the sever room/office...


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    We outsource all our alarms / security / cctv and access control to Chubb. Have a mixture of palm scanners, mag stripe and rfid entry.

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    You should check out salto's site.

    SALTO Networked Locking System - Education

    We have 170 key phob locks and 11 networked locks - and the system runs verry well here.

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    At present we have many rooms with 4-digit electronic keypads. This causes multiple headaches. Namely:
    Each lock can only have 1 code, and if the code needs to be changed it has to be done manually at each door.
    Many Staff make little-or-no effort to key in the PIN code with any form of discression, and the students soon learn the code. Once the students know the code it spreads like wildfire and then the rooms then become unsecure. I've even witnessed Staff shouting out the code to a student by the door to open it for them. Staff also constantly forget the codes so we keep getting asked what they are.

    I'm looking for a proximity based (not PIN keypads, unless this is also used in conjunction with proximity cards/fobs) system which can be setup for lots of doors (i'd like to increase our number of controlled doors from 6 to about 12), with lots of users (approx 150), all controlled from a central location (preferably via PC based software). Having the flexibility to allow certain staff access only to certain doors would be a bonus. As would being able to control these for certain days/times aswell..
    If a card/fob is lost it can easily be deactivated to stop the "finder" using it anywhere.

    Will the Paxton or ACT systems discussed in previous posts do this?
    If so at what sort of cost (ballpark) would we be talking?
    I looked at the SALTO website, but it looks expensive...
    Obviously cost is a big thing. Cheap RFID door locks off eBay fill this criteria but I don't think they'll offer any of the other essential criteria listed above.
    Or is there somethere else out there that anyone knows could do what I need?

    Thanks in advance
    Jim
    Last edited by kearton; 6th November 2008 at 11:52 PM. Reason: fixing typo

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    Paxton will do what you want, and a fair amount more. The cost can be quite high - the last 2 doors cost us about £1000 each to add to the system, including cabling costs. But it can vary from £500 - £1000 depending on where they are going, and how the wind is blowing.

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    Net2 from Paxton here for us. Only got a turnstile and a car barrier on it at the moment, but has been working pretty much flawlessly for us for 4 or 5 years.

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    Can the paxton kit be done over structured cabling? (ie UTP+POE) only they seem to talk about serial links on their website to the various readers/control unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Can the paxton kit be done over structured cabling? (ie UTP+POE) only they seem to talk about serial links on their website to the various readers/control unit
    The system works via it's own cat5 link, not via TCP/IP switching gear. You can make many little 'local' networks for it, which involves buying adapters to utilise your existing infrastructure - and they are about £150 each I believe. And then the system has to somehow be connected via RS232 (serial) to a machine to manage it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    I looked at the SALTO website, but it looks expensive...
    Well we've managed to convince the Bursar that the Salto locks were a good idea. 5 installed this week and working well!



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