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By Beth Bacheldor

Secura Key Adds Lockdown, Door-Status Features to Access-Control Software

Secura Key, a California-based provider of electronic access-control and RFID products for security, asset-management and automatic data collection (ADC) applications, has announced the availability of its SK-NET Version 5.20 access-control software, featuring two new features: system lockdown and real-time door status reporting. According to Secura Key, the updates are a response to requests from dealers, system integrators and end users, such as security officials at schools, courts, government offices and other facilities.

The system-lockdown feature is designed to provide security officials with the ability to lock or disable groups of doors with a single command, in order to react to internal or external threats. It provides three progressively more secure lockdown levels. Level 1 - Global Lock cancels all manual or door zone unlock commands. Level 2 - Global Inactive for Lockdown Group performs Level 1 and also places all doors in inactive mode. And Level 3 - Global Lockdown for Lockdown Group also disables REX or remote-open inputs. The SK-NET Version 5.20 software provides real-time door status reporting by means of an icon: A green icon indicates controlled doors are unlocked, yellow indicates doors are held or propped open, red indicates doors are forced open, and no color indicates all controlled doors are secure.

The new features work with either Secura Key's SK-ACPE-LE or NOVA.16 (SK-MRCP) multi-reader access-control panels and smart readers for proximity and contactless smart-card technologies.

SK-NET allows the designation of override cards, Secura Key reports, which can be issued to campus police officers, or first responders such as police or EMTs. The override cards allow access to any reader, whether inactive or locked, providing authorities with the means to capture or neutralize an assailant, the company explains.

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