Each Didactum Monitoring System can be equipped with important sensors for 24x7 monitoring. Recommended for the intensification of security are
- SNMP-compatible door contact sensor for monitoring windows and doors
- SNMP-compatible PIR motion detector sensor for detection of presence and motion
- SNMP-compatible sensor vibration
- Infrared light barrier for safeguarding larger rooms and facilities
- Combined infrared & microwave motion detector
- Glass breakage / vibration detector for securing windows, walls and ceilings
- AC voltage sensor for the detection of power failure or power fluctuations
In principle, every remote monitoring & access control system should be protected against power failure by using a suitable uninterruptible power supply (UPS). For the Didactum Monitoring System 500 an optional LiON battery pack is offered in our online store for infrastructure security solutions. In the case of a power failure, this SNMP-based monitoring and control system is supplied with battery power for about 4-5 hours.
All our smart monitoring and control units offer inputs for switching contacts (dry contacts). To these inputs you can connect the dry contacts of your intrusion detection system. Each I/O contact can be individually named in the web interface of the SNMP-enabled monitoring system with the required notifications and alarm messages (SNMP Trap, Syslog, SMS notification, e-mail alarm, relay switching).
If your mobile phone number is authorized for SMS commands in the web interface, you can remotely control your Didactum access control unit with simple SMS commands. Simply send an SMS with the appropriate command to the Didactum monitoring system and it will open the electronic door lock. You can also use SMS command to remotely query sensors connected to the remote monitoring & control unit, such as door magnetic contacts. The possibilities of the SMS command functions are extensive. Each SMS-command is of course acknowledged by the Didactum Monitoring System via SMS.
An import of the previously created device configuration to other environmental monitoring & access control systems is supported. This is done in the English-language webGUI on the item "System Menu" => "Firmware". Then select the path of your "backup.zor" configuration file. Please note that you have to change the IP network address of your new access control system in "System settings" => "Network".
The system settings of your networked Didactum access and control unit are manually backed up in the "System Menu" in the tab "Export" under the item "Export current settings". Here your remote monitor will created a file called "backup.zor". The device configuration can also be automatically backed up at intervals if desired.
In case of threats or unauthorized access attempts, each remote monitoring & control unit can also send silent alarms in the form of SNMP traps, e-mail or SMS notifications. If you have connected the video security camera, this monitoring & control unit will also send the current video via e-mail, SMS or FTP upload. The threat situation is also displayed in real-time in the web interface.
The smart monitoring systems from Didactum can send the logs at regular intervals by email and also by FTP. If your Didactum Monitoring System is equipped with an SD card reader (e.g. Monitoring Systems 400/500), the event log can be saved on SD card (up to 64 GB). Alternatively, you can connect a USB memory stick. In addition, all monitoring units support syslog server. The high-end infrastructure monitoring systems 600 and 700 offer an integrated SDD or HDD drive with up to 1TB storage capacity. Of course, you can also download your digital key book in the form of the event log manually from the web-enabled monitoring system and print it out, for example.
As part of the Didactum Lifetime Support, regular firmware updates and kernel updates for the hardened Linux OS are provided for the smart monitoring and control systems. These updates can be requested from our support free of charge. Simply use the contact form and our friendly support staff will get back to you.
In principle it is possible to mount up to 2 card readers on a single Didactum monitoring and control unit. To do this, please use the proven 1-wire splitter from our online store. Please note that the Didactum surveillance system recognizes both card readers as a single unit. This is advantageous, for example, if an RFID reader is installed at the entrance and the other one on the exit of the same door.
You can import the radio ID card/electronic key into the Ethernet based Didactum Monitoring System in 2 ways:
- Method: Manual reading of the corresponding chip card / electronic key: To do this, click on the item "Access control" in the English web interface. Click on the "+" sign and add the new user ("John Doe"). Enter the key of the chip card manually or add it using the "Read" command. Hold the RFID card or electronic key against the reader. The user's key will then be read in automatically. By clicking on "Okay", the user is then stored in the monitoring system together with the chip card.
- Method: Import the keys in SQLite format. If you have the key numbers of the RFID cards or electronic keys as a file (SQLite format), you can also import them into your remote monitoring & control system.
Check online in the web interface of the monitoring system whether the lost electronic key has already been used without authorization. The syslog is your digital key book. All events in the context of access control are recorded here. If the electronic key has already been used without authorization, please view the evidence videos of the surveillance camera connected to the Monitoring System 100. Then delete or deactivate the affected electronic key. Alternatively, you can deactivate the access rights of the key and set up an immediate alarm by email in the Didactum Monitoring System when somebody is trying to enter the computer room without authorization.