(US Patent 7,783,018)
This AlphaEntry™ software can be used on virtually any Windows® based PC for a lobby entry, or concierge / security desk application, or both. The patented software allows a visitor or staff member to call to remote locations using telephone lines, or intercoms or video-intercom stations, and can be inter-mixed for up to 6 different calling methods (an AlphaEntry™ exclusive). An encrypted activity log stores all relevant system activity (along with optional video images), for future reference. Call signaling is accomplished with user definable .wav files at the AlphaEntry™ master station(s).
When used as a building entry type system, the software has a full access control module, allowing individual resident and staff access codes, with qualifiers such as dates, days of week, times, etc.
When used as a concierge or front desk type system, the software has a full package tracking and notification system built in with the ability to send emails, or text messages when a package is received. In addition, when used in conjunction with the Alpha Communications® / STR™ QwikBUS™ components, the software can turn the system into a complete 2-way intercom and emergency calling system, an AlphaEntry™ exclusive.
The software can be used in its basic format, or can be upgraded for a small yearly fee to the Premium version, allowing for resident and staff web access, the addition of an AlphaEntry™ software client for the residents and staff, VisitorVerifier™ and QwikCAM™ live color video, PinkNotes® building instant messaging, and much more. Other options include AlphaEntry™ Mailroom™ display(s), switch console relay controls, electric door release(s), and much more.