Prox Card Readers
The SOLO range of proximity tag readers is designed for simple stand-alone access control applications. The LATTICE range is designed to meet the need for a cost effective, networked access control system, allowing for up to 1000 tags.
Solo Standalone Proximity Access Control
The Solo range of proximity card readers is designed for simple stand-alone access control applications where security, cost and simplicity is important.
he units use the latest 13.56 megahertz RFID tag technology which is fast becoming a world standard. This technology offers tags which are cost effective, have good read range and reliability.
The Zap Tags developed for the Solo range fit neatly onto a keyring and can be fitted with an identification label.
The Solo prox reader can be either flush or surface mounted. The flush mounted options fit neatly into a 100 x 50mm light switch box. (4″ x 2″ )
A rugged stainless steel anti-knock shield is available for outdoor sites where vandalism is likely to be encountered, or where the unit needs to be mounted on a gooseneck.
Its single channel output can be configured as a potential free contact either pulsed or latching, to operate any number of devices from a door lock, gate or traffic barrier operator to an alarm system. For increased security the output channel can be configured to operate with a CENTURION SMARTSWITCH II. This is mounted directly at the door lock or gate motor etc. to prevent tampering of the wiring between it and the reader.
A separate tamper notification switch can be fitted that will activate a “third party” alarm if the Solo reader is forced open. A free exit input is provided to enable a pushbutton to be used on the inside of the access point for exiting.
There is an input for a door sense contact that is available to monitor both the closure of the door, gate or traffic barrier etc. and any forced opening. The Solo reader offers an alarm output that can be connected to a third party alarm. This combined with the onboard buzzer provides the following alarm functions for different fault conditions.
- After an adjustable door left open time if the access point is not closed, a gentle beep from the buzzer will be emitted for an adjustable pre-warn time reminding users to close the door or gate etc.
- After this pre-warn time if the access point is not closed the buzzer will emit a loud warble and the alarm output is activated.
- If the access point is forced open the buzzer sounds a continuous strident alarm tone and the alarm output is activated.
The activation of the alarm output in the event of a door left open or door forced open condition can be de-activated for either or both conditions. Programming of tags is exceptionally simple using one of two “Master” tags. The reader unit does not have to be opened to enable programming.
QUIK-LEARN: Quick learn feature enables tags to be inputted into a new unit in seconds.
ID LEARN: Tags can be learned into specific ID locations (groups) for simplified maintenance and later traceability.
Lattice Network Proximity Access Control
The Lattice range of proximity readers is designed to meet the need for a cost effective, networked access control system.
The system centres around the L1000 controller that can operate as a stand-alone reader, or as the “master” in a network with up to 31 additional “slave” heads (LSH40). Lattice offers a sophisticated PC interface providing advanced management and reporting capabilities.
Up to 1000 tags can be learned into the system allocated into 1000 separately identifiable groups known as identities (ID’s). The tags are based on the latest 13.56 mHz RFID technology which is fast becoming a world-standard. This technology offers tags which are cost effective, have good read range and reliability.
The Centurion Zap Tag fits neatly onto a key ring and can be fitted with an identification label. The L1000 master controller, or the LSH40 slave head, if used with its “free-exit” input option can provide entrance to, or exit from, up to 32 separate doors. By combining a master and slave head, or two slave heads, both directions of traffic flow (entrance or exit) through a door can be controlled. Up to 16 doors can be controlled in this way.
The Lattice system uses an RS485 bus to link all the readers in the network and while network integrity is maintained, all 1000 tags can be configured to grant access on any of the LSH devices. In the event of a network failure, any of the LSH devices can be programmed to store up to 40 unique tags for offline network use and maintenance.
The readers are weatherproof (IP65) and can be flush or surface-mounted. The flush mounted option fits neatly into a 100mm x 50mm (4″ x 2″) light switch box.
A rugged stainless steel anti-knock shield is available for outdoor sites where vandalism is likely to be encountered, or where the unit needs to be mounted onto a gooseneck.
Each reader provides a potential free relay or open collector output to activate the access point door lock or gate motor, traffic barrier etc. The open collector output combined with the optional “Smartswitch II” interface module provides a secure link between the reader and the access point. The L1000 controller provides two outputs one being a potential free relay and the second an open collector. All reader outputs can be set for either latched or non latched operation.
A door sense input is provided on each reader to monitor “door left open” and “door forced” conditions. The system can be configured to activate a local buzzer and/ or trigger an external alarm.
rogramming of tags into the system can be done in two ways:
- By using a single “administration” tag with the L1000 master controller.
- By using Centurion’s Latticeware software, designed specifically for the lattice reader range. The “Admin” tag accesses a detailed programming menu, which is navigated using a 3 digit LED display on the L1000. The unit does not have to be opened to enable programming.
The L1000 is fully configurable and offers amongst other things the following access control features:
- Unique reader associativity – in layman’s terms a user can be set up to have access to certain readers and not others.
- Selective addition and deletion of user tags – with 1000 separately identifiable groups known as ID’s, one ID can be deleted without affecting any other ID in the system.
- The ability to store more than one tag in a group (ID reference) making maintenance of a non PC linked system much simpler.
- Up to 7 hierarchical levels of “Anti-Passback” can be set up for each tag. Associated with Lattice “Anti-Passback” are the features “Structured Anti-Passback”, “Freefall Anti-Passback” and “Timed Anti-Passback”. The last feature is only available with a PC link.
- Up to 4 separate limited use counters can be set up to enable a reader to be linked to a device normally operated on a token-type system, e.g. a vending machine. Each user’s tag is loaded with an adjustable number of “uses” which decreases with each tag presentation. Access is denied when the “limited uses” count reaches zero. Great for pre-paid facilities like paid-parking, squash courts, vending machines and the like.