Designing Access Control



Designing Access Control


Determining the necessary equipment for building access can be confusing and one must decide if Access Control is the correct way to go.  I will point out what benefits an access control system will give you.

Access Control will simplify the way you gain entry or access your Building.
No more handing out keys that later Employees or contractors might lose.
Credentials can be given that are either permanent or temporary. Any guests, contractors or Employees can utilize these.
Typically if a key is stolen or lost there comes the daunting task of re-keying the whole facility to conserve security. The cost for [...] Continue Reading…

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How to choose a security camera system to meet the requirements of WA i-502 security camera law



How to choose a security camera system to meet the requirements of WA i-502 security camera law


Your Washington Marijuana License is Approved!
This is what over 3,000 marijuana license applicants are hoping to hear. If you live in Washington and are one of those i-502 applicants then that means you. In this article I will be focusing on the Surveillance System requirements for the Washington Marijuana Law WAC 314-55-083 and how you can get your Marijuana License approved per those requirements. At SecurityCameraKing.com we have the most knowledgeable Security Camera Professionals and have been working with i-502 Marijuana Applicants since the application process has started. In fact, there have already been Washington Marijuana Growers that have [...] Continue Reading…

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Access Control and Fire Doors



Access Control and Fire Doors


Access Control systems are important for keeping unwanted people from coming into your building and also tracking the access of personnel who are allowed into your building. There are many steps to consider when it comes to buying an access control system, and the one that I will be discussing in this article is how to be compliant in the use of access control and fire doors.

The Office of Compliance in Washington DC states some areas where a Fire Door is needed. Any door that has an exit sign as in the picture above needs to have a fire [...] Continue Reading…

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Access Control Demystified



Access Control Demystified


If you’ve never worked with or around an access control system, it may seem like a complex convoluted nightmare of wiring, circuit boards, card readers, and rather confusing software.  In the text to follow, I’ll explain and attempt to remove the mysticism that stands between you and access control wizardry.

One of the most important concepts to understand is that there are 4 basic components in play at every door: inputs, the controller, outputs, and the software.

An input lets the controller know that an event has occurred. For example, someone swiped a card, someone opened the door, someone left the [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Set Up a CCTV DVR



How to Set Up a CCTV DVR


The first thing you should do when you get a CCTV DVR (Digital Video Recorder) is to make sure it’s setup correctly. Before you can do this, you’ll need to make sure that you have a monitor and a mouse connected to it. The mouse is located in the accessory box that came with the unit. Now you’re ready to turn the DVR’s power on using the switch located near where the power cable connects to the CCTV DVR.

Once you are able to see the windows where your live camera feeds will be, you should also see the startup [...] Continue Reading…

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