ProdataKey and System Surveyor Partner to Streamline Access Control Deployments
A complete catalog of PDK’s mobile-first access control system components are now available for import into the System Surveyor platform.
A complete catalog of PDK’s mobile-first access control system components are now available for import into the System Surveyor platform, thereby simplifying the process to incorporate PDK’s solutions into site plans and design drawings that can be shared by integrators, subcontractors, vendors and customers.
Using an iPad or Android-based tablet or browser-based device, users upload a floor plan or Google Earth snapshot into the System Surveyor platform, and then drag-and-drop PDK components into place to create a system design. As elements are added to the survey, a bill of materials is automatically generated specific to PDK’s parts. A free 21-day trial of the full-featured System Surveyor software is available here.
Importing the PDK catalog into the System Surveyor platform is a simple, one-time process. (A tutorial is provided via the above link.) Once complete, PDK’s components appear as elements within System Surveyor’s “Access Control” menu, allowing users to drag them into place within a site drawing or map.
PDK’s ACS Controller, ACS Expansion, Card Reader, Node, Request to Exit and Server are available as elements; each is prepopulated with product-specific data and include a spec sheet link. Users have the option to manually enter additional, relevant information associated with each element, including room number, location description, configuration instructions and miscellaneous notes.
A “container” feature helps to organize components into logical groupings. For example, a single door may contain multiple system elements, including a Node, ACS Controller, Card Reader and Request-to-Exit.
By using System Surveyor as a centralized platform for gathering site survey information, as well as a focal point for visualization and collaboration with team members, communication is enhanced, accuracy is ensured, and countless hours are shaved from the tedious process of generating system design documentation, the announcement states.
“ProdataKey’s entire mobile-first philosophy is built upon our commitment to creating the most seamless, intuitive and convenient access control experience at every level,” says Jeff Perri, president and COO. “Our partnership with System Surveyor is a perfect extension of this mission, as it brings these same values to the process of system design and cross-collaboration between our dealers, their customers and all invested stakeholders.”
“We’re excited about the partnership with PDK and the inclusion of their innovative product catalog into System Surveyor using our importable Element Profiles. Thousands of security professionals that use the software want to co-design and collaborate on solutions with their vendors and customers while automating the bill of materials,” says Maureen Carlson, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing. “System Surveyor makes it easy to drag-and-drop PDK’s access control solutions into a system design streamlining the process for solutions integrators to accurately serve their customers.”
A live introduction to the PDK/System Surveyor partnership and short demonstration will be broadcast on YouTube, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. MDT, which can be accessed here. Afterward, a recorded version will be available on-demand via the same link.
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