- Lmhosts File
The Lmhosts file is a local text file that maps Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to NetBIOS names of remote servers with which you want to communicate over the TCP/IP protocol
Lock Status Switch: A switch in the locking device that provides the system feedback whether or not the device is locked or unlocked.
- National Electrical Code (NEC)
A consensus standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); commonly called "code".
NetBIOS is an acronym for Network Basic Input/Output System. It provides services related to the session layer of the OSI model allowing applications on separate computers to communicate over a local area network.
The unwanted and/or unintelligible signals picked up on a cable circuit.
- Normally Closed (NC)
The condition or position of contact prior to initiation or energizing, in this case, a closed condition.
- Normally open (NO)
The condition or position of contact prior to initiation or energizing, in this case, an open condition.
The unit of measurement of resistance.
A software interface standard that allows Windows programs to communicate with industrial hardware devices. OPC = OLE for Process Control
A person who is able to operate within the Intelli-Site software. Examples of some of the items an operator may be able to do: configure devices, generate reports, view and acknowledge alarm conditions, manage card holders, assign access rights, and issue badges.
A device on a panel which sends a signal or provides information to the field devices to activate controls. Usually a relay which has dry contacts (not supplying power) only switching power provided to it.
- Passive Infrared Detector (PIR)
A motion sensing device, often used for intrusion detection systems, can also be used as a REX to unlock a door as someone wishing to egress approaches.
Programmable Logic Controller: a small industrial computer that controls one or more hardware devices.
A common access card technology, proximity uses radio frequency to communicate between a card or tag and a reader without physical contact.
Physical Security Information Management
- Rated voltage
The maximum voltage at which electric component can operate for extended periods without undue degradation or safety hazard.
A device that obtains data from an access credentials (card, tag, etc.) and send the data to a controller for an access decision. (Some units combine reader and keypad in one device.)
An electrically controlled device that opens and closes electrical contacts to effect the operation of other devices in the same or another electrical circuit.
A circuit element whose chief purpose opposes the flow of current, causing a decrease in voltage.
A REX (request to exit) is used to determine if someone is waiting at the door. It can be ultrasonic, infra-red or simply a button. It is usually installed on the inside of the door and is used to automatically unlock the door if someone wants to leave a building. In most cases, a badge is not required to leave a building (although in some circumstances this may not be true). A REX sensor would then let the panel know that someone wants to leave, and react by the panel unlocking the door for them if programmed so.