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Viking's K-1775-IP Enables Secure Entry, Calling

August 04, 2017
By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

Communications and connected technology continue to evolve to make more aspects of business more secure and sophisticated. The new K-1775-IP entry system from Viking Electronics is one example of a solution that does that. But although it provides a wide array of features, it delivers them in a package that is easy to install, program, operate, and scale.

The K-1775-IP offers camera, dialer, keyless entry, phone, proximity reader, and relays functionality. It comes in a vandal resistant housing. And it can be used by one or many people, and for a single site or multiple places. (Additional access points can be added by exporting the programming information from Viking’s IP Programming software, and uploading it to the new K-1775-IP.)

“We’ve created a dynamic entry phone and access control system that is not complicated to put together, or scale, from a single door and 10 employees or tenants, all the way to 50 doors and 1000 employees,” said Greg Yocom, an engineer with Viking Electronics, which manufactures, designs and supports all of its products in the U.S.

The K-1775-IP entry system also can:

• dial up to 250 preprogrammed speed dial numbers or extensions, including call groups, cell phones, receptionist desks, and more;

• use its built-in proximity card reader to store up to 1,000 card numbers;

• employ its internal memory to store 1,000 codes for keyless entry;

• be programmed so each card number and keyless entry code is limited to work only certain hours of the day and/or days of the week;

• log a time and date stamp for each event; and

• make VoIP SIP calls, which it does over a single Ethernet connection.

The person answering the VoIP call, explains Viking Electronics, can enter a touch tone command to activate an onboard relay. That will trigger a door strike or mag-lock and grant access. “Additionally, the on-board analog camera can be fed back to a DVR for recording, and then to a monitor on the front desk for added security,” the company explained. And a third-party video server can be used to convert the analog video to IP so users can view things from a web browser or mobile app.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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