ICT - Protege Alarm and Access Control

The Protégé Alarm and Access System is designed and manufactured in Albany in Auckland by Integrated Control Technologies. The product has been sold in North America for some years. The ICT Protégé is very similar to other state of the art integrated products in its design and architecture. However, because it is a newer design, it was designed as a fully IP panel.

The Protégé Integrated System Controller process’s and controls all actions within the Protégé Integrated Access Control, Security and Building Automation system. The Protégé GX system is a powerful integrated alarm and access control management control system designed to provide integration with building automation and HVAC in one flexible package. Communicating through an encrypted RS-485 network using modular-based hardware design, the product is extremely flexible.

The Protégé two-reader module extends the number of card reader inputs on the system, allowing two doors to be controlled by each module. The Protégé management software is a Windows 2000/Xpsystem designed for any configuration from single site, single controller applications up to multi-national corporations.

The Protégé Integrated System Controller provides onboard Ethernet communication to allow direct connection from a local PC or interconnect to an existing LAN/WAN.

The Management suite is available across a LAN or WAN interface for instant connection and upload download. The Protégé features IP reporting functionality using the Protégé IP Reporting Protocol, Contact ID over IP, SIA over IP and Full Text reporting methods.

The system is a fully 10/100 compliant network interface and allows the connection of the Protégé System Controller to all networks.

The Protégé Integrated System Controller features advanced integration of arming and disarming solutions for control of up to 250 alarm areas.

It can deny access to a user based on the status of the area and the ability for the user to control the area they are entering in turn reducing false alarms. The system can count users entering an area and arm the area when the count reaches a terminal number or deny access to users based on a maximum user count. It can prevent access to a keypad using a card and pin function or allow card presentation to automatically login the user at the associated keypad.

The Protégé Integrated system controller provides a highly sophisticated access control solution with large user capacity and extensive features:

  • Utilise primary and secondary access levels to manage users over simple scheduled periods and time ones.
  • Assign door groups, menu groups, area groups, floor groups and elevator groups to an access level for flexible user management. Each group can optionally access a secondary group to provide multiple levels of user access.
  • System wide global anti-passback, the Protégé system controller can maintain and control users area status throughout the entire system with hard and soft anti-passback configuration options.
  • Multiple card presentation options allows the use of access control cards, tags or other credentials to arm and disarm areas associated with doors.

The Protégé has highly flexible memory profiling. It allows for the customisation of the number of records and record types for any solution. The ability to expand memory using industry standard flash file technology is extremely flexible and effective.

Memory expansion is provided for large sites that exceed the onboard memory limit of 20,000 users.

Expansion of the Protégé System with the onboard local Input zone and Output from the integrated system controller allows convenient cost effective expansion without the increased cost of modules for simple system functions.

There are sixteen onboard zone inputs each can be programmed to require an End Of Line resistor or standard closed contact.

Zone expansion is provided on nearly all modules as part of the Protégé Systems integrated structure and provides a dual function for many of the zone input configurations allowing the expansion of the number of zone inputs on the Protégé system.

Expansion of the access control reader connections in the Protégé System is achieved with the Mini Two Reader Expander, Intelligent Two Reader Expander or the Ethernet Reader expander. All providing two additional readers (or four Wiegand) and various options with local autonomous operation, power supply and Ethernet options.

Galvanic isolated RS-485 communication interface for module communication, onboard 2400bps modem with dual line input and a 10/100 Ethernet communications port gives a complete solution.

The RS-485 LAN is used for all network communication functions and interconnects to other modules with full galvanic isolation. There is an on board 2400 bps modem interfaces to allow all popular alarm reporting formats and the ability for remote connection from the Protégé System Management Suite.

The Protégé can monitor telephone line inputs using the monitor phone service and answer incoming calls on local modem interface using answer machine override and high security remote call back options.

It can send IP based reporting protocols using the onboard Ethernet communication interface and Protégé IP Reporting application.

Not only is the equipment extremely powerful and latest generation technology, but it is also one of the most cost effective.

Access Security and Control is an accredited member of the IDN Protege Dealer Network.

To view more information on this product, please see the manufacturer's website Integrated Control Technology

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