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ProdataKey and DW announce access control/VMS Integration


June 11, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff
PDK-DW Integration. PHOTO: PDK

ProdataKey (PDK), a provider of networked cloud-based access control products and services, and DW (Digital Watchdog) Complete Surveillance Solutions, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, are offering a new integration.

The firms are combining Pdk.io access control and the DW Spectrum IPVMS video management platform.

PDK says the solution allows DW Spectrum users to review all Pdk.io event data from within the IPVMS interface and enables more efficient and effective security monitoring through automated responses to access-related events. Activity at a door reader or a door propped open can activate the movement of a pan–tilt–zoom camera to provide corresponding coverage, initiate the pop up of a video layout, send email notifications to designated users, generate an audio alarm at the monitoring workstation, and create a bookmark within the recorded video stream at the time of the event.

PDK explains further that a flexible rules engine makes it easy for installing dealers, integrators and system administrators to program these and other sequences. In addition, the integration allows DW Spectrum users to send commands back to the Pdk.io system to open or close doors, enable or disable certain features like “do not disturb,” and even trigger a lockdown.

DW Spectrum IPVMS is accessed with freely distributed client software for Windows/Linux/Mac, the DW Cloud web client for all leading web browsers, and via the free DW Spectrum mobile app for iOS and Android. The server software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Ubuntu Linux-based systems.

“The seamless enablement of video verification related to Pdk.io access events, via the DW platform, is an extension of our commitment to deliver powerful security that is easy to use and fully accessible from wherever our customers want control – in this case, from within the DW Spectrum client interface as part of complete, integrated system,” said Evan Tree, CEO of ProdataKey, in a prepared statement.

“This is a solution that delivers,” added Patrick Kelly, director of IP Video Solutions, DW, also in a statement. “Our mutual partners have been very eager to combine DW Spectrum’s ease of video handling with Pdk.io’s effortless cloud access control.”

The Pdk.io/DW Spectrum integration is available to customers beginning June 2019.