Virtual Outputs in the WinDSX system are outputs that do not
physically exist but can be programmed in the same manner as any
Relay Output in the system. Virtual Outputs can be used for Time
Zone control, linking, process control, bell schedules, fail safe
timers and many more applications.
First Man In
First Man In can be implemented to prevent doors that normally
unlock on a schedule from unlocking when weather or other conditions
prevent anyone from traveling to or occupying the location or
building. The Time Zone that normally unlocks the door is overridden
until a card is first used to gain access to the building. This
could be a regular or manager assigned card at any reader or a
Manager First can be used to keep other subordinate issued cards from gaining
access to the building when the manager is not on site. Certain
Access Levels would be disabled until a manager arrives and uses
their card thereby enabling the Access Levels of the subordinates.
Two Man Rule
The Two Man Rule requires that two different cardholders use
their card before they can gain access to a door. This could be set
up for any two card holders or it could be taken a step farther so
that a card holder from Group A and one from Group B
must both use their card for the door to unlock.
Access Level Control
Access Level Control can restrict and/or change Access Levels on the
card population without the need for lengthy downloads. This can be
done for card control at a university that needs to shut off or
restrict access to its student population during the holidays and
will support different schedule requirements for the different classes
of the student population. It can also be used in Threat Level
Management to change the accessibility of the card holders.
Today many Hospitals, health care agencies, and municipalities are
faced with contingency planning for Hazmat Emergencies.
Hazmat Lockdown accommodates the quick lockdown of a system required
for Hazmat alerts. The Lockdowns occur without the need of
programming or lengthy downloads. Hazmat Lockdowns will typically
secure all the doors in an area or the entire facility not allowing
anyone or just particular personnel access in or out.
With the DSX system, doors can quickly be locked down from the
keyboard, an external button, or even a card read. Access can be
prevented or just limited to a select few card holders. This
lockdown action can be custom fit to the particular needs of the
Threat Level Management
With a click of a mouse, press of a button, or presentation of a
Card, the system can be instantly reconfigured to coincide with the
Homeland Security Advisory System and meet any heightened security
With a single action doors can be locked down, alarm points armed,
readers disabled, access levels restricted, image recall invoked and
more. The system can be made incrementally more secure with each
action and just as quickly put back to normal. Components of the DSX
system can be individually enabled or disabled to create the
environment the situation requires.
DSX Threat Level Management can be customized to meet the specific
needs of each customer.
Time Zone Control
Time Zone Control can quickly disable one Time Zone and/or enable
another through Time Zone Linking. There are times when an
application calls for multiple schedules to control cards or door
locks with the ability to switch from one schedule to another
without any programming or Time Zone reassignment. This action could be a
manager card being used at a reader that switches a door from one
locking schedule (Time Zone) to another or the clicking on an Output
Icon in the Workstation program.
JetWay Extended Bypass
Airports sometimes require a means to discreetly bypass a door for
more than a normal amount of time. When loading or unloading
passengers the door can be bypassed for an extended amount of time
by simply presenting the card twice to that reader. The door always
locks as soon as it is closed. This ability is configurable by door
and by card holder. It also works with Card+PIN readers.
This paper shows an over view of how WinDSX can be integrated into a
single occupant or multitenant property at various levels with
Separate Alarm Outputs
This application shows a way to separate Door Forced from Door Held
Open Alarms where the alarms are being transmitted offsite.
Clean Room Annunciation
In environments where a user wants to be aware that any two doors
are open in an area. This application can be more than 2 doors and
will provide an annunciation or lockout when two doors of concern
are opened at the same time.
High Security Areas sometimes require a man trap application where
there are typically two doors in a holding area or vestibule outside
of a sensitive room. One door leads to the high security area while
the other door leads to the non secured area. The application
mandates that the two doors cannot be open or even unlocked at the
same time. One door must shut and lock before the other door can
unlock and open.
An Occupancy Limit can be imposed on rooms where the number of
people in the room have to be kept to a maximum number. Using a
simple counter relay combined with linking this application is
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information on these applications and more in the DSX Design Guide.