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The door entry and access control manufacturer and supplier Videx has launched two new apps for its web server access control system, the WS4, and released a new firmware with additional features.
The WS4 can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile phone, tablet or PC using a web browser to connect. It can also hold 2,500 proximity and coded access users, each with up to two proximity fobs and store up to 50,000 events which can also be viewed online or via the app.
Two new apps are now available. The admin app allows system managers to add, edit or remove users; and give them a real time event log and status updates on the system’s health by indicating power issues or alarm events. The administrator is also able to open any of the entrances via the app.
The user app provides an alternative or addition to the user carrying a proximity fob or remembering an access code. Users of the app are set up via the web portal and can be given access through selected entrances on any of the buildings the WS4 manages. They can also be restricted to days and times. A user can set an expiry date – a useful feature for short term users such as visitors or temporary staff, the developers add.
James Gray, projects Manager at Videx, said: “The WS4 is one of the most secure and convenient access control systems on the market. It’s easy to install, standalone and the entire system can be accessed and managed from anywhere in the world via a web portal – you only need an internet connection.
“The new apps create even more benefits to those managing the system with the admin app giving greater control to the system’s administrator to ensure the system is running smoothly and providing an easier way for it to be modified as and when it needs to, which can all be done remotely.
“The user app enables specific user profiles to be created meaning administrators can drill down into the specifics of authorised entry, whether that’s via selected entrances or only allowing some users access to certain buildings or sections of a building or property on certain days and times.”
The WS4’s web portal provides the manufacturer adds intuitive access management enabling multiple developments and buildings to be managed from one web page. One, two and four door control cabinets are also available with options for connecting to the network via an Ethernet connection or via the optional 4G router for those applications where an Ethernet connection is not available. All controllers can be combined up to 20 doors if required (using a maximum of 10 cabinets).
The WS4 also features security alarm integration where a user can set or unset the alarm system from an access control reader, a lift interface option using an extra relay card, coloured proximity fobs for management of users and email alerts for managers and engineers.
For more about the WS4 and its new apps, visit: https://bit.ly/34PkOBK.