Videx announces the launch of the latest WS4 web server access control system
Videx, a world-renowned manufacturer and supplier of access control and door entry systems, has strengthened its presence in the international access market by launching a new web server access control system, WS4.
Access control to the WS4 web server
The WS4 web server access control system can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile phone, tablet or PC using a web browser to connect to the system. In addition, an app is available for iOS and Android.
The WS4 can have up to 2,500 users and store up to 50,000 events which can also be viewed online or through the app. The system also has 250 programmable access levels to restrict access to certain days and times for users.
Easy and flexible installation
The WS4 is designed to ensure that installation and use is extremely easy and flexible “
Sian Luxton, Key Account Manager at Videx, said “The WS4 is designed to ensure extremely easy and flexible installation and use. It is not necessary to have a dedicated computer or to download specific software; it is fully managed through the web server. Operators only need to register online with their serial number to start using and commissioning the system’s software application.“
The heart of the system is the WS4 controller available in a single-input, two-input and four-input control cabinet complete with battery power supply. The cabinet includes an Ethernet connection to connect to a local area network or the Internet allowing programming and management from anywhere.
Remote access control and management
Sian Luxton adds: “What is extremely interesting with the WS4 is that the entire management of the system can be done remotely. This can include adding and removing users, changing settings, and viewing event logs. Up to 10 operators can be configured with different access rights. “
He gave an example by saying: “An administrator / manager or installer or monitoring facilities only. In addition, the firmware of the devices can also be updated remotely“.
Seamless integration with Mifare proximity readers
Mifare proximity readers and coded access keypads connect to the electrical cabinet via an RS485 link, further simplifying installation. Readers are available as a freestanding surface in the compact black finish of the mini reader range and can also be integrated into door entry panels, both vandal resistant and modular.
Sian added: “Email alerts to notify administrator or engineer of certain situations such as power failure, devices offline or doors left open can also be configured. These can also be categorized specifically, so that the right person is alerted to any issues. For example, offline device alerts can be emailed to the engineer and “door open too long” events to the system manager. Additionally, a daily or weekly email can be scheduled to notify the administrator or engineer of the health of the system, all online and connected to the Internet.“