Honeywell launches new access control system

February 2004 Access Control & Identity Management

The Northern NStar NS2 is a totally new access control system, available from Honeywell, designed to provide a cost-effective solution for entry level applications with the ability to seamlessly expand and adapt to future growth needs. The NStar system is composed of the new NS2 control panel and NStar access control software. With the NStar NS2 you can start small and easily expand and upgrade your access control system as your needs change.

Screenshot from the NStar NS2 2-door access control system
Screenshot from the NStar NS2 2-door access control system

The NStar NS2 controller is ideal for the needs of a 2-Door application. It offers simplicity to satisfy basic application needs combined with state of the art technology, processing power and speed not usually found in an entry-level product. NStar's totally new architecture includes unprecedented scalability allowing for easy system expansions or future technology updates via a unique XPort expansion port.

NStar software is a comprehensive access control application designed for use with the NS2 controller. NStar provides fast installation and se-up with quick start configuration wizards and simple operation via user-defined control and viewing of system status and an event viewer for realtime monitoring of system activities. If you want to go beyond the basics, an option package that includes video badging, alarm pop ups, digital video integration and networking is available to meet future needs.

Quick Setup wizards allows the installer to have the system working in minutes. Online PC training means that the installer can fully train him or herself in less than an hour on all the features in the system.

NStar software option package

NStar offers an upgrade option package for users with needs for greater functionality. This package offers the ability to add photo-ID badging, alarm/event monitoring, digital video integration and the ability to network multiple PCs together. The option package can be activated immediately upon registration of software.

* Photo-ID badging: NStar's badging option enables you to create your own custom photo-ID's. With the easy to use interface you can add pictures, company logos, colourful text and background. Once the badging option is enabled you now have the ability of using the Auto Card Pop-Up feature. This will allow you to verify a cardholder by their picture stored in the database.

* Alarm view/system events: The Alarm View allows you to monitor your entire system in realtime. With the Alarm View alarms and events will 'pop up' on the screen so you can see events and alarms as they happen. Alarm View allows you to respond quickly to emergencies or threats to your employees or building.

* Digital video integration: NStar's integrated digital video system allows you to retrieve stored video from an ADEMCO Video Rapid Eye digital video recorder (DVR). Control live cameras while monitoring others from the digital video pop up window. Complete PTZ control including eight presets and up to 16 cameras can be viewed in one pop up window.

For more information contact Tim Timmins, Honeywell, 011 574 2500,

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