BlackWire Designs, a distributor in the custom installation market, announced that the company is now offering ProDataKey's (PDK) pdk.io, the industry's first completely cloud-based wireless access control system. The plug-and-play solution is easy for dealers to install, highly scalable, and simple for end users to manage. With its easy-to-use interface, pdk.io allows users to effortlessly manage cloud access control and see the status of every facility door in a single glance, while streamlining the programming process for installers. The platform provides full mobile management from any internet-connected device, real-time monitoring and customisable alerts, automated updates, six months of cloud backups, and more. Better customer experience "Unlike typical access control systems that are extremely complex and require the IT department or a dedicated employee to manage, pdk.io features an intuitive interface that eliminates any learning curve," said Kevin Luther, owner of BlackWire Designs. We are excited to add PDK to our product line-up and to bring all of these benefits to our dealers and their customers""For dealers, this means fewer support calls and a better experience for their customers. And any issues that do arise can be addressed off-site, opening up the possibilities for recurring monthly revenues through remote management programs. We are excited to add PDK to our product line-up and to bring all of these benefits to our dealers and their customers." Quick and cost-effective door installation Each PDK system is built around a CloudNode or a rack-mount CloudNode SE gateway, which connects to the door hardware and network. The CloudNode can be used as a stand-alone device for single-door installations or can connect with up to a thousand doors on a single platform. Doors can be quickly and cost-effectively added with Singleio or Eightio plug-and-play controllers, which offer the flexibility of network, PoE, and wireless connectivity options and are equipped with a fully supervised power circuit that monitors input, output, battery voltage, and overall controller health. Available system readers include the standard Mullion-style, ruggedised touchscreen keypad and the ruggedised HD reader with an eye-catching stainless-steel design. PDK will also soon be introducing a Bluetooth reader for credentialing via mobile devices.
BlackWire Designs, a distributor in the custom installation market, announces the availability of its new module for the integration of Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers into URC's Total Control 2.0 whole-house automation system. With this latest module, BlackWire Designs becomes the only distributor to support the integration of Rachio controllers into both the Control4 and URC platforms. Helping to nurture a beautiful yard, Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controllers make it easy to create custom schedules that automatically adjust for changing local weather. They work with current sprinkler systems, up to 16 zones, and provide users with complete control over their sprinklers via their smartphone or tablet using the Rachio Remote app. Utilising mobile devices “We're proud to be the only distributor that offers the Rachio module for both of these automation platforms, and to provide the deepest level of integration available,” said Kevin Luther, owner of BlackWire Designs. “As the latest addition to our extensive driver marketplace, the Rachio integration not only provides a single-app control experience when utilising mobile devices but extends sprinkler control to the other interfaces homeowners use to manage their environments, such as handheld remotes and in-wall touchscreens. Coupled with our superior dealer support and round-the-clock service, there is nothing comparable on the market.” BlackWire Designs' Rachio module allows integrators to provide customers with control over their sprinklers Featuring complete two-way integration, BlackWire Designs' Rachio module allows integrators to provide customers with control over their sprinklers using the URC Total Control 2.0 interface of their choice — whether it's handheld remotes, in-wall and tabletop touchscreens, the Total Control 2.0 mobile app, or via their voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled products. Enhanced automation integration Capabilities include start and stop watering; enable/disable standby mode; pause zones; zone quick run; rain delay; and more. Enhanced automation integration can be added with two-way module commands and device events that trigger on-state changes in real time. BlackWire Designs' Rachio TC2 Module for URC is compatible with any Rachio Sprinkler Controller. The software license is free with the purchase of a controller from BlackWire and can also be purchased separately for customers who already have Rachio controllers in place.