In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, businesses and other facilities of all sizes are increasingly reliant on advanced security systems to protect lives, property, and information. With the rise of cloud-based solutions, seamless integration between different platforms has become a crucial factor in enhancing overall security and efficiency.
ProdataKey (PDK), innovator in 100% cloud-based, mobile-first access control services and Digital Watchdog (DW), industry leader of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software have teamed up to offer partners a comprehensive solution that seamlessly integrates access control and video surveillance.
So what makes this partnership so powerful?
Unified Management Platform
One of the key benefits of the PDK and DW integration is the combination of access control and video surveillance under a single monitoring platform with the DW Spectrum interface. Instead of dealing with separate systems, users can now access and manage both functionalities from one platform, delivering the ultimate customer experience. This not only simplifies the management process but also enhances the usability of the system.
With the DW Spectrum interface, users can easily view detailed access information, institute soft triggers, and verify entries with user-credential information displayed simultaneously with video of the access event.
Both ProdataKey and Digital Watchdog are committed to providing powerful security that is also effortless to use. This integration is a turnkey solution that delivers features that take security to the next level. As opposed to just a simple text overlay, access event data is recorded and displayed side-by-side with any associated video.
When an access event occurs, such as a door being opened with a mobile credential, the administrator can view the relevant video footage in real-time alongside access control information provided by PDK.
All PDK access control data is stored, user searchable and linked to associated DW video. This means that users can search for specific events based on criteria such as date, time, user, credential, or specific door enabling administrators to quickly and easily review specific entries and gather comprehensive information.
Brian Akerley of A&B Lock and Security explains,
“One of the biggest features would be the search feature so you can tie access control events into searchable features on the Digital Watchdog Spectrum server. Whether you’re searching for a door, person, or badge that will pull data from the closest camera that it is linked to.”
Right from the DW Spectrum interface, managers can monitor live video footage, view door alerts, and institute soft triggers to automate system responses such as unlocking doors or instituting a lockdown.
“The PDK system is extremely self-intuitive and powerful. It’s simple, it’s clean and with the Digital Watchdog integration users can release a door or trigger an event through one platform.”
These innovative features boost security because they reduce forensic search times and empower users to deliver faster, better informed responses to events.
Installation of PDK + DW systems is made simple for dealers, integrators and partners. “You install both systems independently. And the handshake is really through the back end- You don't have to lay out any systems differently or plan for unexpected integration issues. The integration can happen anytime,” said Brian Akerley.
The DW camera system synchronizes instantaneously with a PDK cloud node to display all secured access points within the DW interface, eliminating complicated configuration.
A Value-Driven Solution
The convenience, versatility, and affordability of cloud-based, mobile-first solutions are why time, and time again partners are choosing PDK + Digital Watchdog. The partnership between these two industry-leaders delivers a comprehensive solution that is driven by value. The cloud-based capability of the systems makes total-cost-of-ownership competitive by simplifying installation and minimizing hardware costs.
Brian Akerley explains the unique pricing model, “There is no annual upgrade fee. It saves customers thousands of dollars every year, on such a solid platform.”
A cloud-based solution also makes the system completely scalable, meaning it's effortless to add more PDK secured doors no matter how much a business grows. “Expandability, connections, and growth should not be a problem at all, especially with PDK’s infinite quantity list for access points.” Brian Akerley
Along with advanced technology and user-friendly features, both ProdataKey and Digital Watchdog are backed by well-qualified, dedicated teams that are passionate about supporting their partners, making a PDK + DW system the easy-pick for a trustworthy solution.
ProdataKey (PDK) is a leading innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services. The company’s mobile-first PDK io cloud platform allows for complete system management and control through any web-connected device, anywhere, anytime. With thousands of systems managing tens of thousands of doors for a quickly expanding base of loyal customers throughout North America and beyond, PDK delivers an exceptional user experience as well as the highest levels of security, safety and data privacy.
About Digital Watchdog:
Digital Watchdog is the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and management software. DW® has developed a solid reputation for product quality and performance, with the most reliable and feature-rich products and applications, protecting 60% of the Top 20 global brands, in Retail, Financial, Enterprise, Healthcare, Government and all other key vertical markets.
Patrick Kelly from Digital Watchdog joins the Big Access Podcast to talk about PDK and video surveillance.