Dortronics, a pioneer in off-the-shelf and customised door control solutions, is showcasing its 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers here at ISC West 2019 (booth #1037). The newly enhanced controllers offer an abundance of features providing installers with a higher degree of versatility to meet customers’ specific needs. “Our enhanced line of door interlock controllers are a one board solution that allows the installer complete control of all operating and configuration options without complex software,” said John Fitzpatrick, President of Dortronics Systems, Inc. “This provides installers and end users with an efficient and easy-to-use access control solution.” Control door locks The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time. Additional features include 12 inputs for door status, request for access, interlock override and emergency unlock. The unit’s 17 outputs control door locks (fail-safe or fail-secure), traffic lights and mirror door status with alarm outputs. Additional features include a watchdog circuit to monitor operation, LED input/output status indication and voltage spike/surge protection. The 4800 Series is available as a controller board only or with a 4-amp Class 2 UL 294 power supply.
Dortronics, a pioneer in off-the-shelf and customised door control solutions, showcases the company’s custom design and manufacturing capabilities and enhancements to its popular 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller here at ISC West 2019 (booth #1037). “The demand for electronic door and access control systems continues to grow as more companies and organisations look for better ways to protect people, property and assets, and reduce liabilities,” said John Fitzpatrick, President of Dortronics Systems, Inc. “Dortronics specialises in delivering the products with the performance, quality and often customised features and aesthetics that installers need with fast turnaround times and at the right price.” Fast turnaround times This facilitates the company’s unique ability to custom fabricate a wide range of door control products with fast turnaround times All of Dortronics’ product design and manufacturing operations are located at the company’s Sag Harbor, NY headquarters. This facilitates the company’s unique ability to custom fabricate a wide range of door control products with fast turnaround times. Dortronics’ wide range of customised products includes: switches with durable, highly-visible laser etched or engraved paint filled lettering; and custom plate sizes and annunciators in almost any shape and size. Also at ISC West 2019, Dortronics is showcasing enhancements to its 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller, which accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit’s 17 outputs control door locks (fail-safe or fail-secure), traffic lights and mirror door status with alarm outputs with a long list of features that includes adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time. Additional features include 12 inputs for door status, request for access, interlock override and emergency unlock. A watchdog circuit to monitor operation, LED input/output status indication and voltage spike/surge protection are also all included. The 4800 Series is available as a controller board only or with a 4-amp Class 2 UL 294 power supply.
Dortronics, a pioneer in off-the-shelf and customised door control solutions, showcases its custom manufacturing and design capabilities that provide customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing here at ISC West 2019 (booth #1037) this week. “Door and access control installations increasingly require custom finishes and engraving, and Dortronics is uniquely positioned to meet those needs,” said John Fitzpatrick, President of Dortronics Systems, Inc. “All product design and manufacturing takes place on site at our Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, which gives us the unique ability to customise existing products or to create a totally new solution for any access control problem.” Custom plate sizes Dortronics’ flexible and versatile manufacturing facility can deliver an extensive range of customised products including: a wide selection of switches in different form factors with highly-visible laser etched or engraved paint-filled lettering; and custom plate sizes and annunciators in almost any shape and size. Dortronics’ fast order fulfilment turnaround assures installers will get what they need fast to avoid installation delays. Dortronics also offers a comprehensive line of magnetic locks, push buttons and key switches in special finishes such as polished or brushed chrome or brass, as well as colour-anodised aluminium from stock.
Dortronics continues to focus on custom solutions in addition to its line of standard devices Security installers have new ways to add value to their specifications with switches and door controls that can be deployed in a wide range of applications to meet emerging needs of end-users. John FitzPatrick, president of Dortronics Systems Inc., Sag Harbor, New York, says the company continues to work closely with security integrators and their end-user customers to provide controls that encompass a host of specifications -- from specially designed devices for clean room applications to switches that provide additional security and safety FitzPatrick says the company is handling an increasing number of requests for custom door controls and locking hardware to handle specialty applications where standard off-the-shelf products will not suffice. “Usually this requires working closely with the customer to first discover all the parameters that could be involved. Frequently it is a project with a critical completion time and a problem of incompatible devices that may not function together as needed by the owner and/or local codes,” he says. In response, Dortronics has developed a library of unique applications and a checklist of site conditions and equipment. The company has condensed this information into an 18-page Interlock/Mantrap brochure which serves not only as a sales handout, but a functional tool to guide the customer in selecting the proper equipment for their specific application. Problem-solving business philosophy Dortronics, a division of Sag Harbor Industries, was founded by Charles Edison, son of inventor Thomas Edison. Sag Harbor Industries is a custom coil and electronic assembly manufacturer and Dortronics has followed suit with its own custom products. “We will build one unit or 1,000,” FitzPatrick says. “With our extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities there isn’t much we can’t do, and we like to solve problems for our customers, which keeps them coming back.” One recent example is equipment for airlock and clean room applications, where security installers can add value with an additional level of safety or to address regulations. “There is an opportunity to provide an emergency override in case of an incident in the lab or facility that would allow free egress without having to wait for the interlocked doors to go through their timing sequence,” FitzPatrick says. Because security is notone-size-fits-all, Dortronicscontinues to focus on customsolutions in addition to its lineof standard devices FitzPatrick says the company has set its sights on being a one-stop vendor for clean room access. “We have introduced the WR5276 and 5277 series of switches for the clean room market, which are IP65-rated for wash down applications. Dortronics also developed a line of high-intensity LED traffic lights for clean room access indication. The 7201 Series is offered in a waterproof, wash-down version as well.” Interlock controllers In some cases there may also be in-place hardware on the doors where an interlock will be required and surge protection is not built into the existing devices. Interlock controllers provide protected inputs for electronic locks (strikes, maglocks, drop bolts) adding protection that allows the controllers to interface with most manufacturers’ locking equipment. “The ability of the interlock controllers to work with existing or non-Dortronics specified hardware is a huge benefit to not only the installer not having to wire in electronic surge protection, but allowing the end user the flexibility to choose from a variety of electronic locking hardware without having to concern themselves with compatibility issues.” Customised is better than canned Dortronics also offers the 6510 emergency pull station or a 5210 series latching palm button. “We can also provide custom text on either of the products to suit the application. Both of these devices require response from an authorised party to reset the activated device back to normal operation with a key.” Because security is not one-size-fits-all, Dortronics continues to focus on custom solutions in addition to its line of standard devices. “Not all security equipment installations are cut and dried, especially for a retrofit job,” he continues. “Having the confidence in a manufacturer to help you on the tough jobs is built through a relationship based on interaction between the two parties trying to solve a problem. There’s a lot of communication going back and forth, and we share information, ideas and concepts. It’s extremely rewarding when the final solution is provided.”
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