Hikvision launches all-in-one video intercom access control terminal

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Hikvision has launched the DS-K1T501, an innovative all-in-one video intercom terminal for access control. This provides a cost-effective solution packed into one small form. The terminal brings together the functionality of access control, video surveillance and video intercom systems, offering fast and cost-effective integration and deployment. The solution was developed specifically to suit the needs of different security systems for banks and businesses with rented offices.

Unlike other access control terminals on the market, the terminal has a front-facing 1080p IP camera packed with features: 140º viewing angle, IR light supplement, mechanical IR cut filter for true day/night performance and an SD card slot for image capture. The stream can be monitored and recorded on NVR just like any Hikvision IP camera.

Featuring an inbuilt Mifare reader and Hikvision’s fingerprint sensor, the device offers different ways to authenticate. Most importantly, since it has a built-in camera, it can be used for reading modern virtual credentials like QR codes. It can also go one stage further, completing a face detection verification in addition to the card and/or fingerprint options. This way, every time fingerprint is used, the device will require the visitor to show his or her face in front of the camera, capture a picture on the SD card and then grant access. The terminal has a maximum capacity of 3,000 fingerprints and 50,000 cards and, for ease of use, supports voice prompts.

Aside from the fingerprint reader and face detection verification, the device supports a connection to the DS-K2M060 secure door control unit via RS-485, which, when mounted inside the building, guarantees that the protected door cannot be opened by bypassing the device. If a visitor with no access steps in front of the door or an existing user forgets his or her credentials they can press the intercom button which will call the remote management centre (iVMS-4200 or iVMS-5200E). The operator can answer the call with two-way audio and video communication and then decide or unlock the door for the visitor.

The device includes the most common communications technologies, like the classic serial RS-485 interface, 1GB Ethernet and Wi-Fi. This comes in handy for installers, as it gives various options for any communications setup. Even if the connection is unstable or lost, a buffer of 200,000 events will guarantee that valued information will be retained and transferred to the management software on re-connection.