We’ve been telling you about the cool Interlogix TruPortal badge access and TruVision security camera systems that our friend Todd Pacey from Pacey Electrical is setting up for us. Today, Todd is here getting the system ready to keep the Geek House safe!
Each office down the main hall has its own badge reader, and everyone’s badge gets them into their own office. We also have 16 cameras going up, both inside and outside.
In addition to controlling access to the offices, the system also keeps a record of entries so we can look back at a given time and know who was badged in to the building or a specific office. Now I’ll know when Cali has been in my office in my absence! We can also use key fobs in place of badges, and people can have more than one. For people like the cleaning crew, we can set their access just for the days and times they are supposed to be here. Also, the first person in can cause the front door to automatically unlock for guests throughout the day – but it won’t just unlock on a schedule. Only when there’s an authorized person on the premises. The badge access can also be connected to the cameras so we can capture video of people as they enter the building.
Outside, we’re getting cameras installed looking over the generator and the back of the building. And one of them (the PTZ) has a 360-degree field of motion and can be either remotely controlled, complete with the ability to zoom, or it can be set to move on a pattern to patrol specific areas.
Monitoring the cameras is all done through a web-based interface. From this view we can pan, tilt and zoom in with very high video quality. They will also start recording when they detect motion at a time when none is expected. If we thad this system installed a couple of months ago when our trailer was stolen, it would have switched on and recorded details of the entire event.
We’re very excited about the new TruPortal and TruVision systems, but the cool stuff doesn’t end here. We also have plans to add in a security system that will completely integrate with what we’ve shown you today. We’ll definitely be bringing you more details about that as we get it installed! HUGE thanks to Interlogix and Todd Pacey for bring this all together for us!
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