Robert Munger is owner of Munger Technical Services in Wisconsin.
I have been in the security industry for 30 years in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. During my career, I have secured many schools and churches with a variety of technologies. Recently I worked with St. Eugene School in Fox Point, Wisconsin and offered them a solution that incorporated Honeywell’s NetAXS-123. It provided my client with a cost-effective way to address their unique security concerns. And, the process occurred in just three steps.
Step One: Identify the Business’ Needs
St. Eugene School serves 200 students from preschool through eighth grade and shares building space with a Catholic parish and a funeral home. The school’s current key access system was no longer delivering the level of security school officials felt they needed, and it lacked the granular level of control and management they wanted. The school needed a cost-effective way to improve the security of its building and wanted to “beef up” the door access control quickly and easily.
Step Two: Present the Solution
With multiple activities taking place each day throughout each of the buildings, I recommended that the school use Honeywell’s NetAXS-123 web-based access control system. This solution provides comprehensive security, enabling personnel to maintain a macro view of building security or drill down to individual doors. NetAXS-123 can be priced per door, and with the addition of Ethernet virtual loop (EVL) technology, which enables use of a Local Area Network (LAN) to loop the panels, it eliminates the need to install panel loop wiring, therefore reducing installation and support costs.
Step Three: Install with Ease
Existing POE (power over Ethernet) switches and cabling can be used to connect and power the NetAXS panels. You can even power a door strike from the secure and reliable network power. This modular approach allows for staged funding of the project without sacrificing efficiency of installation. Each new downstream panel is easily connected to the gateway panel for overall value and reliability.
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