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DPS Announces Enhanced Building Access System That Integrates With Existing Monitoring Solutions

Fresno, Calif. -- DPS Telecom, a leading developer of network alarm monitoring solutions, announced today that it has released an enhanced Building Access System that seamlessly integrates with the T/Mon NOC alarm management platform.

"Our clients have a need for building access controls,"said DPS Telecom President Eric Storm. "Now we can offer them advanced security without the expense of purchasing a separate system."

The DPS Building Access System (BAS) provides centralized control of building access by integrating directly with the T/Mon alarm management platform. The DPS building access system can also be deployed at a site level, with individual NetGuardian remotes serving as site administrators.

The BAS supports both keypad and proxy card entry methods to provide enhanced security that a traditional system can't offer. The DPS system provides network operators with complete control of building access by supporting up to 1,300 unique user profiles. These profiles allow individual employees to have access to a unique set of sites and doors at specific times.

DPS clients use this capability to control which employees can access various sites across their network. "We've developed a tiered access system with users assigned to groups and groups assigned to companies," said Network Analyst Jim C. "If we have technicians that contract out to more than one of our service providers or broadband users, they can gain access based on which sites their service providers can access."

With integrated digital traffic logging, the BAS provides a complete history of these access events in one comprehensive window. "We know who went in, where they went in, what time they went in, and what time they went out," Jim said. "We track that directly, so we can call somebody if a tech leaves a site and something is broken. We can recall that technician back to the site right away."

Operators can further reduce expenditures by using video surveillance to observe and instruct technicians conducting equipment repairs at remote sites.

With its fault-tolerant cascading database design, the BAS can even operate during a primary transport path failure. "If a communication failure between the master and the RTU ever occurs, the Building Access System will still operate normally. As access codes are databased into the system, they are automatically copied from the master to the on-site NetGuardian, so that each code is stored in two places. Thanks to this built-in redundancy, the BAS maintains full local functionality during network failures" said DPS Director of Engineering Mark Carberry. "Individual entry points are also programmed with an emergency code, allowing for access even if communication is lost between the RTU and entry point."

For more information on integrating an enhanced building access system into your network, refer to the DPS website at BAS Integration

Andrew Erickson, 559-454-1600
Fax: 559-454-1688
Email: aerickson@dpstelecom.com