16-door access control panel for SK-NET system
Secura Key's NOVA.16 (Model SK-MRCP) multi-reader access control panel, provides a technology upgrade to Secura Key’s legacy SK-NET system.
By Rob Colman
The new panel connects to the local area network, and also connects to a high speed, RS485 peripheral network consisting of up to 16 single-door Smart Readers, each containing all of the inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door.
This combination of a control panel and Smart Readers is more cost-effective than the traditional 2-reader or 4-reader control panel, or even the newer edge devices. It eliminates the labour and cost of cable home runs, and multiple control panel installations. This system architecture is similar to high-end system panels, but it is an entirely new topology for the 1-16 door market.
With this panel, expansion involves the following: to add individual doors, connect additional Smart Readers and make all door connections at the reader. To go beyond 16 doors, additional panels can be added to the network or be daisy chained using RS485.
This panel reduces the number of control panels required for multi-door systems. It not only communicates with Smart Readers, which are available in contactless or proximity technologies, but it also communicates with the SK-WIO-1 Single Door Wiegand Interface. The SK-WIO-1 allows any Wiegand device to be connected to the panel, including keypad readers, biometric readers, long range readers, and non-Secura Key card readers.