DSX System Design Guide

Application Overviews

Linking Logic Overview is an explanation of the Logic behind all of these applications. Includes brief overview and Flow Chart. Click here to read more about Linking Logic.

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. Click here to read more about Virtual Outputs.

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 particular one.  Click here to read more about Snow Days First Man In.

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. Click here to read more about Manager First.

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.  Click here to read more about Two Man Rule.

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.  Click here to read more about Holiday Access Level Control.

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 requirements.

With a single action doors can be locked down, alarm points armed, readers disabled, access levels restricted, 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.             Click here for more information.

Hazmat Lockdown 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.  Click here to read more about Emergency/Hazmat Lockdowns.

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.  Click here to read more about Alternate Time Zones.

JetWay Extended Bypass provides 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. Click here for more information on JetWay Extended Bypass.

Building Automation provides an over view of how WinDSX can be integrated into a single occupant or multitenant property at various levels with different systems. Click here for more information on Building Automation.

Separate Alarm Outputs Per Door is a way to separate Door Forced from Door Held Open Alarms where the alarms are being transmitted offsite. Click here for more information.

Clean Room Annunciation is a simple application that will make a user aware that any two doors are open in an environment where certain doors (could be more than 2) will provide an annunciation or lockout when two doors of concern are opened at the same time. Click here for more information.

Man Trap applications 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. Click here for more information.

Occupancy Limit can be imposed on rooms where the number of people in the room have to be kept to a limit. Using a simple counter relay combined with linking this application is simple. Click here for more information. 

Drug Test Selector is a program that will assist in the random selection process of Card Holders to be drug tested. This DSX Drug Test utility program can be used to deactivate random card holders to force them to report for a test. Click here for more information.