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OmniPoint® is an award-winning wireless multi-point access control solution.

In this video we will outline best practices for the adoption of an OmniPoint wireless multi-point access control system from CellGate. You will learn:

  • How to scope the job site prior to placing an order
  • The steps required for the account pre-installation onboarding process, and
  • How to successfully install an OmniPoint solution.

 

Part 1. Scoping the Job Site.

Begin by determining the best placement for the OmniPoint Gateway on the property.  In many cases, this will be the middle of a property at the highest point possible in relation to building height.

  1. Once the Gateway placement is decided, determine if the data transport from the Gateway to CellGate’s TrueCloud portal will be transmitted over cellular LTE on AT&T or Verizon or via a hardwired Ethernet connection.
  2. If cellular LTE, a cellular signal test must be performed to confirm a reliable signal is available for the chosen carrier. Contact CellGate technical support if you need assistance.
  3. If using a hardwired Ethernet connection, confirm the network connection stability by speaking with the network provider or the customer’s IT support personnel.

A LoRa signal test should be conducted at the job site using an OmniPoint Test Kit if:

  • The Gateway range approaches or may exceed ½ mile;
  • Gateway placement cannot be positioned equal to or higher than the tallest building being covered; or
  • There is concern about the range of the Gateway to the entry point modules (or EPMs) due to building type

OmniPoint Test Kits are available for purchase from CellGate.  If you do not have an OmniPoint Test Kit, contact your local distributor, or a CellGate Regional Sales Manager or Business Development Manager to learn more about our OmniPoint Test Kit rebate program.

Identify all entrances on a property where an OmniPoint entry point module will be installed.  If you have an OmniPoint test kit, instructions are included with the kit on how to perform a signal test.  Walk the site with your test kit and test the signal strength at each entry point.

As you are walking the site, create an EPM checklist – by entrance – that details all of the hardware requirements for each entry point.  Information on the checklist should include:

  1. The entry point name/location
  2. If an internal or external antenna version EPM is needed
  3. The type of Wiegand device credentials used and type of lock.
  4. The available power source (Note: in video frame show that the power source must be 12 to 24v AC or DC, compatible with the Wiegand reader and lock.)

Please Note: For pre-wired locations where the EPM will not be installed at or near the entry location, test the EPM where it will actually be installed.

Once you have gathered all of the property’s hardware requirements, you have everything you need to place your OmniPoint product order.