Office towers, institutional buildings and larger residential complexes need to selectively control the flow of people, discriminating between various types of workers, tenants, visitors and intruders. A professionally designed access control system can provide ease of access for authorized personnel while controlling and managing the flow of unauthorized individuals.
Using a combination of card/keypad scanners and electronic locks on access points, Rose Security access control systems allow entry into specific areas at specific times. This information is stored in report form for review by security management personnel at any time. Card access, when properly installed and configured, is much like a traditional lock and key system, except that the key is electronic and programmable, and the use of the key is monitored and logged.
Most card access systems have the ability to generate alarm conditions based upon certain events, but very few are designed with full alarm functionality in mind. Many times, card access systems are integrated with alarm systems for offsite monitoring of certain conditions.
THE BENEFITS OF AN ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
- Simplify Facility Management – Electronic keys are extremely difficult to duplicate, easy to for system administrator to create replacements, and easily cancelled when lost.
- User Customization – Easily regulate who can enter which facility at what time and through which entrance
- Remote Access – Systems can easily allow you to remotely unlock doors for individuals without being physically present.
- Apprehend Criminals – Custom reports with who accessed what area at what time can help during investigations of vandalism, theft, or suspicious activity.
5 PARTS OF ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
The panel gives permission for entrances and exits to be opened and closed. It consists of a circuit board, power supply, and battery backup. The size of the board determines how many doors the panel can control.
Access control readers are the “locks” of the system. The reader is installed at the secured entrance/exit. When it reads a compatible access cards/fobs, it sends the information to the control panel for verification to temporarily unlock the door.
3) CARDS OR FOBS
Access control cards/fobs are the “keys” of the system. It holds information about the user and its access rights. Individuals physically swipe cards/fobs on the reader to unlock the door.
4) ENTRY OR EXIT HARDWARE
Once the user has been granted access, it must send a signal to the door to unlock it. The door must have special equipment (i.e. Electric Door Strikes, Magnetic Locks, or Request to Exit Motion Detectors) installed to work with the system.
The system administrator uses the software to manage users, user rights, schedules, etc.
EXTRA FEATURES OF ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
- Lock Down Mode – Disables all users from accessing one, a few, or all entrances during an emergency
- Temporary Unlock – Schedule a door to be unlocked for a certain amount of time on a specific day
- Visitor Pass – Create temporary access to specific entrances for your visitors.
- Start and Expiry Dates – Set up access cards/fobs to start and stop working on specific dates.
- Custom Alarm Notifications – Set alarm notifications to make different sounds to differentiate between urgent and non-urgent situations.
- Live Video – Call up live video in the event of an alarm (only when integrated with video surveillance system)
- Automatically Lock/Unlock Doors – Set up a schedule for specific doors to lock and unlock automatically.
- Custom Reports – Track door access history, visitor activity, doors opened too long, doors that are forced open, inactive cards, etc.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
- Installation – Set up access control systems for an existing or new building
- Repair – Fix access control systems that aren’t working
- Service – Provide inspections to identify issues when they are easy to fix
- Integration – Set up your access control system to work with your video surveillance system