Special Applications

First Man In, Emergency LockDown...

The applications below are based on linking with Virtual Outputs and Time Zones. Virtual Outputs in the DSX 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.

Alternate Timezones

Time Zone Control can quickly disable one Time Zone and/or enable another through 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.

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 at a particular one.

Manager First

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. It can also be used in Threat Level Management to change the accessibility of the card holders in case of an emergency.

Hazmat/Incident Response

Today many hospitals, health care agencies, and municipalities are faced with contingency planning for Hazmat Emergencies. The Hazmat Lockdown feature accommodates a quick lockdown of a system required for emergencies. The Lockdown occurs without programming or lengthy downloads. Hazmat Lockdowns will typically secure all the doors in an area or the entire facility. The system can be programmed to bar access to everyone, or to allow specific personnel the access they need.

Emergency Lockdowns

With the DSX system, doors can quickly be locked down from the keyboard, an external button, a card read or Mobile Command. 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 customer. Provided is a link to a document that will assist in the evaluation of your system and provide instructions on implementation. First Responders can have cards that do not work anywhere until the Emergency is declared and at that time they unlock every or selected doors.

Threat Level Management

With a click of a mouse, press of a button (hardwired or Mobile Command), or presentation of a Card, the system can be instantly reconfigured to coincide with the Homeland Security Advisory System and meet any heightened security requirements. 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.

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.

Building Automation

This application shows an overview of how WinDSX can be integrated into a single occupant or multitenant property at various levels with different systems. The WinDSX Software is capable of controlling a number of Building functions. Equipped with time, date, day of week, user, and event driven relay outputs the system can virtually control anything that is electrical in nature or can be controlled with a switch or timer. Most buildings have a vast electrical system that supports lights, signs, fountains, HVAC, Elevators and more. All of these can be controlled by DSX.

Seperate Alarm Outputs

When a system is using a digital communicator to report alarms offsite after hours, it is sometimes necessary to distinguish between “Door Open too Long Alarm” and “Door Forced Alarm”.

Clean Room Annunciation

This application provides for announcement or lockout when two or more doors are opened at the same time. This can be used to prevent contamination in a clean room environment.

Man Trap

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.

Occupancy Limit

An Occupancy Limit can be imposed on rooms where the number of people in the room has to be limited. Using a simple counter relay combined with linking this application is a simple way to adhere to the required limits.

Double Tap Latch

This application allows the normal card use at a door to operate as normal. But when a card with a particular Linking Level is used twice at a particular reader, output 1 or a secondary output will Latch On. This could be used to keep the door unlocked, turn on lights, or disarm a security system. When the same card is used twice at a different reader the latched output is reset.



DSX Resource Flash Drive

This is a flash drive that can be ordered and it contains all DSX documentation, drawings and Help Screens.


Mobile Command


Schools / DSX


DSX-1022 Typical Wiring


DSX-1048 Typical Wiring