In our Redmond, Washington facility, the dedicated people at SciTech Wireless work diligently to provide end users, and integrators solutions for Access Control Systems (ACS) deployment and solve problems presented by wires.
Having been involved in security and access control systems projects in diverse environments, one element that always raised eyebrows has been the cost of installation; prepping the site, discovering and abating asbestos areas, measuring and installing conduit runs, multiple labor disciplines, and human safety measures.
In many occasions the cost of wire installation becomes prohibitive. When the routing has to pass through areas with asbestos laden structures, outside gates requiring trenching for underground conduit installation, secure freight elevators with traveling cables, perimeter gates, and controlled pedestrian turnstiles, wireless solutions are most cost effective. Airport terminal buildings with heavy passenger traffic do not easily lend themselves to first, or second shift construction activities unless strict passenger safety measures are employed. All these factors increase the project cost, and elongate the project schedule.
These elements were instrumental in development of WILDR (wireless interface low-power digital radio). A wireless system that carries the door control and reader data (Wiegand or Magnetic stripe format) to and from the access control panel would solve a myriad of problems. An RS-485 interface also solves panel-to-panel installation problems. Full motion video cameras with PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) require control, so an RS-232 or RS-485 interface addresses that problem. WILDR provides the necessary means to perform all that in a simple, low cost package, solving a variety of Access Control System installations, decreasing cost, schedule time, and occupant safety issues. In addition, with the introduction of smart readers, not only credential data, but reader telemetry needs a secondary communication channel. WILDR solves this problem by providing “multiple active interfaces” simultaneously.
In a data center setting, with overwhelming number of wires to and from server racks, requiring precise labeling and management, adding more wires for rack access control presents additional problems. Our wireless rack access control solves this problem as well. The WILDR family of products save labor, installation time, and provide unprecedented architectural flexibility.