Separating the System into Partitions
Description and Purpose
Facilities often have different departments,
which operate at different working hours. Personnel typically only
work in one department, and may not need entry into departments in which
they do not work.
Other buildings may house many different
tenants, each one unassociated with another.
intrusion detection system that offers the ability to control separate
partitions is like having complete multiple systems in a single control
panel. The system can control when each user can disarm selected
partitions. This dramatically reduces the installation costs related to
securing each of the departments or separate offices.
The maximum number of partitions on the system
depends upon the
control panel that you choose.
Figure 1: Manipulating door access capabilities
Figure 2: Partitioning A System
Solving Interdepartmental Issues
Some facilities house items or information
with varying classifications of secrecy. They may have high-security
conference rooms or test laboratories. For facilities like these,
partition arming fits right in. Limiting traffic in controlled departments
after hours is essential to the reliability of privacy, or to the
reliability of long-term tests in the laboratory.
In a facility, a single individual may have
different privileges or authority from one department to the next. For
example, Bob Smith may be the manager of the Quality Assurance department,
but only a customer of the Human Resource Department. The systemís
powerful capabilities allow a single individual to have different
authority in different departments.
A facilities staff changes frequently. Keys
that are lost, and departing employees who fail to return the keys to the
building at termination dramatically reduce the effective security of door
locks. By assigning each person a pass code, the pass code can be singly
removed from the system, disabling it from being used. In this case, human
resources would simply delete the pass code for the departing resource.
Different departments operate according to
various schedules. The system allows you to individually schedule
partitions to allow disarming by personnel based upon the userís authority
in the department.