Access Control systems are designed to allow for electronic access to a building. A typical access control system consist of card readers/keypads, electronic locking hardware, request to exist hardware to allow for free egress and an access control panel.
These are devices used to allow entrance into a protected area. They do this by verifying the identity of the person trying to access the protected area. This verification can be done by presenting a card or fob to a card reader, by entering a code into a keypad or even by reading thumbprints or retinas.
Electronic Locking Hardware comes in many forms. One should be very careful in selecting the locking hardware as some locks will require integration with buildings fire alarm systems. The most common locking hardware include electric door strikes, magnetic locks and electronic latches. There are pros and cons to each, and we would be happy to go over this with you.
Access control doors typically stay locked all of the time, unless the panel is programmed to to remain open during certain times. As we mentioned, some locks require integration with fire alarm systems to allow for free egress. This is mostly the case with magnetic locks. Request to exit hardware allows a person to leave a building without having to enter a code or presenting a card. The most common REX hardware include push buttons and motion detectors.
Access control panels are the brains of the system. They verify whether or not a person can gain access to a protected area. These panels can be programmed in a multitude of ways. It is important to talk to someone that will help you identify exactly what and how you want an area protected.
Access Control Systems require a computer interface. By loading the appropriate software or logging onto a secure webpage the end user is able to adjust who has access to what areas and at what times.
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