ProdataKey, DW Partner to Integrate Access Control and VMS

The security solution, accessible through a single interface, is said to deliver more features and functionality than two systems operating independently.

DRAPER, Utah — ProdataKey (PDK), a provider of networked Cloud-based access control products and services, and Digital Watchdog (DW), a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, have pdk io access control and the DW Spectrum IPVMS video management platform.

The integrated solution allows DW Spectrum users to review all pdk io event data from within the IPVMS interface and enables more efficient and effective security monitoring through automated responses to access-related events, according to an announcement.

For example, activity at a door reader or a door propped open can activate the movement of a pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) camera to provide corresponding coverage, initiate the pop up of a video layout, send email notifications to designated users, generate an audio alarm at the monitoring workstation, and create a bookmark within the recorded video stream at the time of the event.

A flexible rules engine allows installing dealers, integrators and system administrators to program these and other sequences. In addition, the integration allows DW Spectrum users to send commands back to the pdk io system to open or close doors, enable or disable certain features like “do not disturb,” and trigger a lockdown.

The result is a comprehensive security solution, accessible through a single interface, which delivers more features and functionality than two systems operating independently, according to the announcement.

DW customers can add a pdk io system to their site via a Cloud platform that reduces upfront investment in on premise hardware and management. DW Spectrum IPVMS is accessed with freely distributed client software for Windows/Linux/Mac, the DW Cloud web client for all leading web browsers and via the free DW Spectrum mobile app for iOS and Android.

The server software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Ubuntu Linux-based systems. The DW and PDK integrated solution offers one of the most affordable, feature-rich unified video/access control platforms industry-wide, both in terms of initial expense and long-term, total-cost-of-ownership, according to the announcement.

“The seamless enablement of video verification related to pdk io access events, via the DW platform, is an extension of our commitment to deliver powerful security that is easy to use and fully accessible from wherever our customers want control – in this case, from within the DW Spectrum client interface as part of complete, integrated system,” said Evan Tree, CEO of ProdataKey.

“This is a solution that delivers,” added Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Video Solutions, DW. “Our mutual partners have been very eager to combine DW Spectrum’s ease of video handling with pdk io’s effortless Cloud access control.”

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