Monthly Archives: October 2014

What is a Biometric Reader?

In short Biometric Reader is a device that measures and analyses “biological DATA”,

In Information technology and access control applications such devices will compare the data gathered, to the information stored in a data base,

If the data read by the device is contained in the data base then you have a “MATCH” and a series of responses to such match can be triggered depending to what such device has been designed for, for example time and attendance, access control or Point of sale applications among others.

In access control, Biometric readers can work as standalone applications or as part of bigger networked systems,  the device is intended to read and analyze characteristics particular to each individual such as finger prints , eyes retinas, facial patters, voice patterns etc, and then store that information in a data base for later authentication of the individual.

Only specific characteristics, which are unique to every individual, are filtered and saved as an encrypted biometric key or mathematical representation, (a binary code), which is used for verification.

Determining true identity in a physical or virtual environment empowers organizations to protect what’s important to them and at the same time increases efficiency and service levels.

The rapid development of such technologies and the positive impact of their implementation in today’s life has permitted for much more affordable and more secure systems to be developed,

Feel free to call us and ask if a Biometric Reader could be a part of your set up.

Eagle Gate Openers are a great choice for any type of pad mount installation

How about we talk a little about our Eagle operators, in particular I would like to talk about the Eagle 100 Residential (16’/400Lbs) /200 Commercial (20’/1000Lbs) Swing Gate operators, these operators priced between $1,000 and $1,300 are a great choice for any type of pad mount installation. With the very reliable “Diamond” board which has an easy to understand and clearly labeled, dip switch bank of “Feature Selections” as well as an amazing of well-defined global inputs for all your loops, keypads, fire edge sensor and a stop function… The guys at Eagle really gave this some thought as they even added outputs for a gate magnetic lock that supplies 24VDC as well as outputs for 12VDC and 24VAC right on the board. The have also added a separate, easy to reach and simple to understand receiver terminal mounted on the outside of the control board box and prewired for either a 3 lead or 4 lead receiver. The limit cams are easy to reach and uncomplicated, the emergency release is granted by a turn of the lever mounted on top of the operators and the clutch adjustment is done with a simple turn of a wrench. Every input on the “Diamond” board is accompanied by a status LED for easy identification. It comes with a 2 wire master/slave connection and you can use any of the two machines global inputs… If all this was not enough, these reliable, presentable and durable machines come with a limited 5 year warranty.  So give us a call, let’s check out these Eagle 100/200 series operators and let me tell you why you ought to use these for your next install or replacement.

How do I get my Chamberlain CPWR3 receiver repaired while still under warranty?

So Edgar is wondering about the following issue: Hello, I have a Chamberlain CPWR3 receiver that does not work properly.  I see that the warranty on this receiver is for 3 years.  The Mfg. Date on the receiver is 07/17/12, so the warranty is still valid.  The serial number of the receiver is SN5100193.  There is also this number on the back of the receiver:  071712010. How do I get this repaired?

Answer: I think you are correct about the length of time of your warranty, however your warranty is against manufacturing defects for three years, unfortunately the manufacturing date is actually in 2010, that number on the back (071712010) is actually your manufacturing date and I hate to inform you that your receiver is actually out of warranty, discontinued and no longer in existence, so it kind of impossible to replace… they have been out of stock for quite some time.

What is an intercom system?

What is an intercom system?

An intercom is a stand-alone voice communications system for use within a building or small collection of buildings, functioning independently of the public telephone network. Intercoms can incorporate connections to public address loudspeaker systems, walkie talkies, telephones, and to other intercom systems. Some intercom systems incorporate control of devices such as signal lights and door latches.

Many schools and office buildings now use audio / video systems to identify visitors trying to gain access to a locked building, and can be interfaced with the building’s access control system.

Wireless intercoms

For installations where it is not desirable or possible to run wires to support an intercom system, wireless intercom systems are available. There are two major benefits of a wireless intercom system over the traditional wired intercom. The first is that installation is much easier since no wires have to be run between intercom units. The second is that you can easily move the units at any time. With that convenience and ease of installation comes a risk of interference from other wireless and electrical devices. Nearby wireless devices such as cordless telephones, wireless data networks, and remote audio speakers, as well as structural features in your building, can all interfere.

Basic Intercom systems components

Master Station or Base Station – These are units that can control the system, i.e., initiate a call with any of the stations and make announcements over the whole system.

Sub-station – Units that are capable of only initiating a call with a Master Station but not capable of initiating calls with any other stations

Door Station – Like sub-stations, these units are only capable of initiating a call to a Master Station. They are typically weather-proof.

Intercom Station – Full-featured remote unit that is capable of initiating and receiving party-line conversation, individual conversation and signaling. May be rack-mounted, wall-mounted or portable.

Wall Mount Station – fixed-position intercom station with built-in loudspeaker. May have flush-mounted microphone, hand-held push to talk microphone or telephone-style handset.

Handset – permanent or portable telephone-style connection to an intercom station. Holds both an earpiece and a push to talk microphone.