How To Setup a Backup Internet Connection for your Office

How To Setup Your PFSense Firewall for Dual WAN Failover

Internet is essential and sometimes your internet connection goes down.  When this happens, a second – less expensive backup connection should be in place.   You could manually switch cables but often there is more configuration that would need to take place like DNS servers, default mail smtp servers and more.

With a dual wan router that is properly set up, this happens automatically so that when your primary connection goes down, the secondary will take over and then return to the primary connection when its restored.

We recommend PFSense because its industrial grade, relied upon by tech world wide, has broad features and is opensource.  Open source means its secure as all the source code is available to be reviewed for security holes and backdoors.

I'll show you how to configure your PFsense firewall to automatically switch to your secondary WAN internet connection when your primary goes down.

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Three Ways To Add Cordless To Your Old Nortel Phone System

Nortel Phone Systems were prolific 20 years ago.  Here in Alberta practically all offices used them.  They're still very common and today people want cordless phone options.

Here are three ways to go cordless with your old Nortel phone system.

1) Use the Nortel cordless phone designed for the system.  This is the T7406.  We don't recommend this option as it has bad review.  People that use this phone, don't like it.   Primarily because wireless technology has changed in the last 20 years an this is old technology with bad reception and poor battery life.

2)  Use a Nortel ATA with a current generation Analog cordless phone.  The standard analog cordless phone can be bought at Staples, Bestbuy or any other store.  All cordless phones now use DECT 6.0 technology which is wireless and gives good range and better battery life.

3)  Use a Plantronics or Jabra headset with your Nortel desk phone.  There is a headset jack on the back of your Nortel phone. Simply plug in a commercial headset and handset lifter into your current Nortel desk phone and enjoy hands free working.

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Demonstrating the Paxton Access Net2 Video Entry for Building Security

Video Building Security allows employees to enter a building with their FOB by holding it to the door.  Visitors simply dial a unit and have their identity confirmed with a video call before remotely releasing the door.

The Paxton Access Net2 Entry system also controls elevators so floor security can be ensured and only the proper floors related to the authorization are granted.

All access has a audit trail so that entry can be reviewed at a later date.  Entry can be immediated denied by cancelling access to any FOB given to an individual employee or resident.

This integrates with 3CX Phone System or other SIP based phone system to provide the video call or by using video monitors from Paxton.

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