Access Control and GreenLink Technologies Inc.

What is access control?

Access control limits access to campuses, buildings, rooms, and physical IT assets. Have you ever seen an employee swipe their badge or a key card in order to unlock a door? This is a simple example of access control. Access control can be used to control entrance access to a building or from going room to room.

What is included in an access control system?

Access control systems can be customized to match your exact needs. This includes card readers, access cards/badges,video doorbells, door magnets, and even motion sensors. Each system can be programmed to include over 100 cards/badges and even programmed to be open for a set period of time during the week.

The hardware

Card Readers

Access Control Card Reader Let’s start with the card readers. This HID reader combines multiple configuration options with an attractive inconspicuous design that comes at an economical cost. These card readers are powered through a simple two wire connection and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. These card readers are compatible with the market’s most popular proximity cards. They come with multiple covers of different colors to suit your aesthetic needs.

Video Doorbells

front-doorA video camera and an intercom, this series of video doorbell conveniently identifies visitors at locked doors. These doorbells come with an inside station that allows you to converse with the person at the door and buzz them in. These stations feature easy to use touch buttons and a large 7″ video screen.

Door Magnets

Access Control Door Magnet

The magnets we use come enclosed in a steel frame and can be used on security doors, gates, and other areas additional security is desired. These maglocks create an extremely powerful magnetic bond to ensure security without emitting any residual magnetism that could adversely affect other components of the door.

 

Motion Sensors

door-magnetThese motion sensors offer basic and full-featured models to suit every access control situation. These quick install sensors are extremely flexible and contain built-in internal “tamper proof” shutters to enable precise target area detection. They are built to de-magnify a maglock when it senses a person approaching a door from the inside, headed out of the door. This motion sensor means there is no need to swipe your way out making it easier to get around.

 

 

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Now that you know about the technology, let GreenLink Technologies give you an estimate. We will build an access control system to best suit your needs. Give us a call or send us an email now!

GreenLink Technologies Inc. and your new home or business

So you’re building your dream home?

New Home

Looking to begin construction on your new home? You’ve picked out the window treatments, bathroom tile, and even brand of refrigerator. Now all that is left is to choose a security system to keep your family and brand new home protected. This is where we at GreenLink Technologies Inc. come in. With state of the art video surveillance cameras and home security equipment, we keep you protected inside and out.

Starting a new business?open

Just move into a new business space? You’ve done your market research, filed all of the proper paperwork, and moved all of your equipment. Now make sure you and your new space is secure. Now all that is left is to consult with GreenLink Technologies Inc. about a custom security and video surveillance system. Keep your new business safe and secure.

What Will You Need?

Surveillance Camera Technology

Watch over your new home with a state of the art security cameras system. These days, security cameras systems are becoming more and more affordable. Cameras are extremely effective at catching crime on video and prosecuting criminals. They are also equally as effective in preventing crime from happening. We will provide you with the expertise that you need to decide what system you need and, assess exactly where your home is at risk.

Video Surveillance Packages

Every home or business has its own unique video surveillance needs. Our qualified technicians will come to view your property, and discuss your surveillance needs. Once we have established what you are looking to cover via cameras, we will build a specific package built to best suit your needs.

Video Surveillance Cameras

new home construction

Our cameras come either in analog or IP and range in megapixel. For added reassurance all of our systems can be made to view from any web connected device. While you are out and about away from your new home you can login and take a peek at what is happening at your home. Our specially trained technicians will not leave until you have been trained on your new system and all of your questions answered. We will also gladly talk you through any questions or concerns you may have over the phone.

Home Security Technology

From glass break sensors to control panels, we will have your new house covered and secured. From door and glass break sensors to state of the art keypads GreenLink Technologies Inc. has all of the technology to keep your home totally secure.

Honeywell Keypad

new home construction

Honeywell keypads feature on-screen video, Z-Wave® automation capabilities, advanced alarm communications, remote monitoring, and much MUCH more.These panels come complete with a Connect app that provides consumers with the ability to use an iOS or Android™ device to view video and operate the system on or off the premises.

Home Security Technology

From door and window contacts to glass break sensors, GreenLink Technologies Inc. has all the technology needed to secure your home or business. Door/window contacts* alarm you to unwanted entries.glass break sensors alert you to broken glass. And motion sensors will tell you in which room the intruder is. Just like our video surveillance equipment, all of our home security equipment will be customized to suit your needs.

*Can be mounted on the surface or recessed into doorjambs and drywall

 

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Now that you know about the technology, let GreenLink Technologies give you an estimate. We will build a security and surveillance system to best suit your new home or new business. Give us a call or send us an email now!

 

Creating the Ultimate Total Surveillance System

When looking to secure a large home or business property, running camera cable over long distances may not be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye or even feasible. Do not fret, GreenLink Technologies has the solution! In previous blogs we discussed the basics, benefits, and applications of; wireless antennas, wireless access points, and IP surveillance cameras. This blog discusses combining all of this technology into one super powered total surveillance system. First let’s discuss what each of these pieces of technology are and how they work and then we will put them all together.

Wi-fi antenna

total surveillance systemA point to point wireless internet antenna is used to beam wireless internet from one location to another using the internet you already have. This technology is great for sending your wireless internet across your property to another building, thus allowing you to have wireless internet using your existing network. With no limit as to how many antennas you can have on your network, these wireless antennas make for a great money saver!

It is important to note that this only works as long as the antennas are within line of sight of each other, meaning there is a clear and unobstructed line between antennas.

How does it work?

The process is actually quite simple. The first antenna is plugged directly into your internet router and placed outside of the building. The next location you are looking to have internet is then equipped with an antenna which receives the internet signal from the first. This antenna then distributes the wired or wireless internet signal through out the location. This process is then repeated as many times as needed until your whole property has internet coverage.

Wi-fi access point

total surveillance systemAn access point is a piece of equipment (as seen in the above picture) that connects directly to your internet router via an ethernet cable. The access point then broadcasts a wifi signal up to 600 ft from the location in which it is mounted! This technology is incredibly useful for homes and business with more than one floor.

How do they work?

An access point is placed in a location that does not receive or receives a weak signal from your current wireless router. An ethernet cable is then run between the two pieces of equipment with the access point beaming wireless internet from your router to the designated area. The internet being provided by the access point is the same as the internet coming from your router, it is just now accessible in other areas of your property.

Ip Cameras

honeywell platinum fixed lens cameraAn IP camera sends the video back to a web based server called an NVR (network video recorder). The camera itself is considered “smart”. Each camera is actually a miniature computer that can be programmed, or manipulated to perform certain functions at the camera level. It also has more zoom capabilities that enable a person to zoom into an object or event, while still recording the entire original view simultaneously. There are also IP cameras that are known as “de-centralized” IP cameras. This means that they have the ability to store data or footage within the camera on the camera’s hard drive. The footage can then be retrieved via any user that is given access to that camera on the network. Also, IP cameras operate on a single CAT5 or CAT6 twisted pair copper cable. Each pair within the 1 cable can provide video, 2-way data transmission and power.

 

Combining all devices into a total surveillance system

Now you ask how would we combine all of these devices to create a total surveillance system. Good question. When you have multiple locations needing video surveillance coverage but do not have wireless coverage in those areas, you will need a wi-fi antenna to beam your internet to these said locations. After the antennas have been set to send and receive a signal we will then connect the antenna to an access point via ethernet cable in order to broadcast a wireless signal to this location. After this we will place your IP camera in the desired location and connect it to your access point. Voila! You know have video surveillance coverage in an area that wasn’t possible before without having to run that ugly cable all the way back across your property!

Give GreenLink Technologies a call today and let’s get started!

 

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Automation Technology for Your Home

Update your home with automation technology

Have you imagined what it would be like to have a fully or partially automated home? We are talking about more than just turning off your lights and adjusting the thermostat (although that is possible also). Well now it is within your grasp! Smart home hubs and devices are becoming more affordable and more simplified each day. For many years, the automation technology just wasn’t friendly with each other, each Hub was programmed to only work with its own device. Now, with the help of Z-wave wireless technology, smart home hubs and wireless devices are more simple and affordable than ever! Let’s discuss the automation technology available for you!

Lighting Automation Technology:

lighting automation technologyThe most simple implementation of home automation is automated lights. Automate your lighting by installing a z-wave light switch. This light switch will sync to your smart home hub, allowing you to see which lights are currently on within an app on your phone. With the push of a button on your phone you can turn your lights off from anywhere. Save on your electricity bill and never worry about whether or not you left the light on again!

 

 

Automated Thermostat:

thermostat automation technologyWi-Fi thermostats are the next evolution of heating and cooling control in your home. They build upon the basic temperature setting, scheduling and digital interface options of non-programmable and programmable thermostats with a variety of added features. Some of these features include improved energy efficiency and feedback, remote programming, geofencing, learning and alerts. Once these Smart Thermostats are synced up with a Wi-Fi router, you will have remote access from a computer or via an app, all from the comfort and convenience of a smartphone or tablet virtually anywhere you access to the web. The future of comfort control is now – no matter where you are, a Wi-Fi thermostat keeps you connected to your home with control in the palm of your hand.

 

Automated Deadbolts:

door lock automation technologyNow on to automated locks. Our automated lock of choice is made by Schlage. Schlage has made it simple for their customers to sync their product to multiple home automation phone apps as well as to use in person. This technology even makes it possible to lock and unlock your door from anywhere or even to automatically lock/unlock when you have reached a certain distance from your home. Schlage has many available products that range from digital keypads to lone deadbolts. No matter your need or preference we are here to help you choose and install your automated lock!

Automation Control Panel:

automation technology controlEvery automated system needs a control panel, our recommendation – the Lynx Touch 7000. In addition to the security capabilities of this panel, the Z-Wave connectivity module lets installers integrate security, lighting, thermostats, water valves and more – for local and remote control. With Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services, users can control security, thermostats, lighting, locks, receive alerts and more from most smartphones, tablets and computers.

 

 

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Now that you know about the technology, let GreenLink Technologies give you an estimate. We will build an automation system to best suit your needs. Give us a call or send us an email now!

Your home theater from GreenLink Technologies

Take your fandom to another level with a home theater system

 

home theaterIt’s basketball season and March Madness is approaching quickly! Take your fandom to a whole nother level by creating a top of the line home theater system. Home theater projects can range from a simple project to an all out audiophile’s dream. A good example of a simple project would be to have us mount your TV, install a sound bar and install a subwoofer. This setup looks and sounds great and is all that some of our customers desire.

A good example of a larger project would be to have us design a 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 channel surround sound system in your home theater space. It starts with the TV. If you’re in the market for an LED TV, 4k TV or an HD projector, we can help you choose the right one for your space. Next up is the receiver. Choosing the right receiver for your needs is very important. We can provide you with the knowledge and expertise necessary to choose the right receiver to fully maximize the sound that you are looking for.

Then, there is the speakers. Our technicians are masters at getting cabling where you might think is not possible. Getting the right speaker in the right place is critical to achieving the full sound effects that a surround sound system is designed for. We sell top notch brands that will exceed your expectations every time. Finally, we can help you with lighting options and even theater style seating.

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Don’t hesitate any longer, give us a call or send us an email now and let’s get started on putting together your dream system!

Web Access Points from Ubiquiti

unifi access points     Our last blog discussed the advantages and the money saving potential of beaming internet across your property via WiFi antennas. This week we discuss the advantages and money saving potential of doing the same within one building. Using WiFi access points, we have the option of transmitting internet throughout your whole home or business without purchasing or leasing more equipment from your internet service provider.

What is an access point?

An access point is a piece of equipment (as seen in the above picture) that connects directly to your internet router via an ethernet cable. The access point then broadcasts a wifi signal up to 600 ft from the location in which it is mounted! This technology is incredibly useful for homes and business with more than one floor.

The advantages of using access points?

The first and most obvious advantage is that a wireless internet connection will be available through your whole home/business. The next advantage is not having to purchase or lease a secondary router from your internet service provider, saving you from a monthly fee that adds up over time. Finally, the slim and sleek design of these access points is much better than the eye sore that are the big, bulky, and tangled cable mess of internet routers.

Ready to purchase your wireless access point?

With all of the benefits in efficiency and cost effectiveness, this is a piece of technology not to be overlooked. Contact GreenLink today and a certified technician will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Let GreenLink Technologies Inc. connect your whole home or business.

GreenLink’s Point to Point Wi-fi Antennas

What is a wi-fi antenna?

point to point wifi antennaA point to point wireless internet antenna is used to beam wireless internet from one location to another using the internet you already have. This technology is great for sending your wireless internet across your property to another building, thus allowing you to have wireless internet using your existing network. With no limit as to how many antennas you can have on your network, these wireless antennas make for a great money                                                      saver!

It is important to note that this only works as long as the antennas are within line of sight of each other, meaning there is a clear and unobstructed line between antennas.

How does it work?

The process is actually quite simple. The first antenna is plugged directly into your internet router and placed outside of the building. The next location you are looking to have internet is then equipped with an antenna which receives the internet signal from the first. This antenna then distributes the wired or wireless internet signal through out the location. This process is then repeated as many times as needed until your whole property has internet coverage.

What are the advantages?

The first and most obvious advantage is the money you will save by not having to purchase multiple subscription modems and routers from your internet service provider. Your whole property will have internet coverage all the while still only paying your regular fee.

Ready to get started?

Give us a call today, a certified technician would be happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

GreenLink Technologies Inc. television mounts

The first step in getting the most out of your television viewing experience is finding a location for your television and choosing the correct television mount that suits your needs. Listed below are a description of each of the television mounts that we offer and how each one works. Take a minute to become familiar with our products so that we may be able to best serve you!

Full motion television mounts

full motion television mountsThe preferred television mounts of most customers is the full motion television mount. This mount allows the viewer to actually pull the t.v out away from the wall, turn it to the left or the right, as well as adjust the tilt of the t.v. This mount allows the viewer much more freedom as you can literally point your t.v in the direction that you plan on sitting (or standing) while watching your show. When you are ready to sit back down on the couch, this mount is can be turned back to a straight on view and pushed back against the wall. All done with little to no effort on your part.

 

Tilting wall mount

tilting television mounts

The preferred wall mount for those who do not need to see their t.v from anywhere in the home except for the main viewing area. This t.v wall mount has a limited span of movement, limited to only tilting up and down. There are handle adjustments on the back of the television that twist and loosen to allow the t.v to tilt up or down according to your needs.

 

 

Stationary wall mount

stationary television mountsThe wall mount of choice for those who do not need their t.v to move what so ever. The location that the mount is placed, is the final location. This mount is best suited for a guest bedroom or any other room that does not have frequent viewers.

 

 

 

Please feel free to call or email us with any questions that you may have. A technician will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible!

LT Security Platinum Fixed Lens Camera

GreenLink Technologies Inc. camera of choice

LT Security platinum fixed lens camera This week’s blog post is intended to highlight our number one surveillance camera of choice. The LT Security Platinum Fixed Lens Camera, is an incredibly affordable option when putting together your brand new video surveillance system.

This camera has stunning 4.1 megapixel video quality, with a built in microphone, and a tamper proof design. Complete with infrared sensors that see as well in the dark as during the day, this camera has a motion sensor that activates the camera’s recording function.

Pair the LT Security Platinum fixed camera with one of our latest and greatest NVR devices  to store recorded video, your home will be secured and monitored 24/7 and your new system will be the envy of the neighborhood. Not only will your property be secure, but you can monitor your cameras anytime you want. Our experienced technicians will walk you through the process of downloading the camera viewing application to your phone, and teach you how view your surveillance system remotely.

Swing by our Video Surveillance page to learn more and see examples of our cameras in action. You may also stop by our Recent Works page for an example of what your finished system will look like.

Give us a call today to discuss your video surveillance needs and we will be more than happy to help you put together the video surveillance package that is perfect for you.

 

 

GreenLink and security technology

Honeywell’s Lynx Touch 7000 Control Panel

lynx touch 7000 This week’s blog is intended to highlight and inform you about Honeywell’s Lynx Touch 7000 Control Panel. This is the latest and greatest to come from Honeywell as of late.

Honeywell’s Lynx Touch 7000 control system features a bright, 7″ full-color touchscreen with graphic icons and intuitive prompts for easy operation. It features on-screen video, Z-Wave® automation capabilities, advanced alarm communications, garage door notification and control.

This panel comes complete with a Connect app that provides consumers with the ability to use an iOS or Android™ device to view video and operate the                                                                                                            system on or off the premises.

Looking to automate your home? The Z-Wave connectivity module lets installers integrate security, lighting, thermostats, water valves and more – for local and remote control. With Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services, users can control security, thermostats, lighting, locks, receive alerts and more from most smartphones, tablets and computers.