Access Control

Access Control System

Access control systems allow door entry and exit to authorized credentialed users, without the hassle of lost keys and lock replacement.

Systems can be as small as one door controlled locally and expanded to include hundreds of doors and the potential to remotely control multiple locations.

Access can be layered so that one user can have complete access to every door and a second user may have restricted access to only part of a building at a certain time of day.

Access control also offers an extra layer of security as a controlled door can be monitored to trigger an alarm if the door is forced open or held open too long after being unlocked.

High security areas may require a vestibule with two controlled doors to deter someone from simply following an authorized user through a door.

 

How it Works

When a credential such as a proximity card is presented to the card reader, the card's information is sent to the control panel. The software compares that information to a control list and records the request to an event log.

Access Control IP controller

If access is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time and the access is recorded. If access is refused, the door remains locked and the attempted access is recorded. Reports and building maps can be generated to track employee attendance and movements within a facility, or if unauthorized access has been attempted.