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ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

When it comes to keeping your business and employees secure, access control is the most efficient way to prevent unauthorized visitors, restrict certain employees from accessing sensitive areas and managing your employees access.

Mechanical Access Controls represent a fundamental way to prevent free ingress and egress to a working place. These includes keyed locks, doors, turnstiles and gates that provide affordable, dependable security. In some cases, mechanical access control systems are integrated with electronic ones. For example, a door may be unlocked with a swipe card, an RFID keyfob, or through biometric means. 

Electronic Access Control Systems (EAC) offers higher security, a lower risk of credential duplication, and the simplicity of reprogramming locks rather than rekeying them. Keypads, card readers, biometric readers, motion sensors, CCTV's and intercoms.

There are two types of EACs (Electronic Access Controls):

  • Standalone and Offline EAC. In offline systems, locks don't communicate to a network but, in other ways, they work in much the same way as other electronic access controls do, with PIN or credential authentication to allow access and provide an audit trail. Typically, these locks are powered by batteries, and they are programmed with a keypad or a personal handheld device. These security solutions are cheaper to install and maintain than networked solutions.

  • A Networked or Online EAC is a system in which an access device is wireless or hardwired connected to a business network. Lock data changes are quickly and easily made from a singular access point, where business owners can use to manage schedules and users, modify credential rights, and much more. Reports can be obtained from the software for easy, quick auditing and information gathering. These systems may be as simple as a group of a few electronic locks, or they may be highly sophisticated, integrated systems that combine access control, digital video, and cameras with badging and alarm monitoring.

Ultimately, the system that would best suit your company depends on your needs. We will help you determine which type would work best.

Access Control Authentication Methods & Devices

Just as there are different secured system levels, the credential method you choose can affect the system and employees' personal information. There are three forms of authentication: a physical credential like a card or key fob, password or PIN, and something biometric like your fingerprint. The authentication method will determine the devices or hardware needed to operate your access control system.

  • PIN Codes and Keys Access. A PIN code is the simplest credential type used in today's electronic applications. Users only have to recall a three- to eight-digit code to access secured areas. Because such codes are easily disseminated to other parties, using PIN codes alone is not the best approach. Key credentials have long been an industry standard. While these keys do offer heightened safety, the risk of stolen and lost keys or unauthorized duplication can lead to reduced productivity and extra work.

  • Keypads are common for single door security access and less expensive systems. Easier to use, It only requires the memorization of a code and a way to enter it. 

  • Keyswitches can offer electronic auditing through a network while continuing to use a physical key to activate the lock.

  • Keycard Access. Rather than memorizing multiple codes, a system can be programmed to accept keycard access at various locations. A card access control system is one of the most common types of electronic door control, using a card with a magnetic stripe which can be swiped through a reader on the door. If lost, cards can be simply deactivated and replaced.

  • Types of keycard include:

    • Magnetic Stripe

    • RFID Proximity

    • RFID Fob

 

  • Card Readers. These devices capture data stored on access control cards, contactless smart cards, and/or key fobs. While primarily used for access control, card readers can also be used to enhance site security, track time and attendance, manage site visitors, and more. They are easy to install and seamlessly integrate with existing indoor and outdoor access control systems.

  • Biometric Access. A biometric system offers the topmost level of security because it does not require keycards or passwords for identification purposes. Rather, they identify employees by using their unique biometric info such as fingerprints and hand geometry. 

  • Fingerprint Sensors captures the fingerprint image, and converts it into a mathematical representation of the fingerprint called a template. To allay privacy concerns, fingerprint images are not stored and templates cannot be back-engineered to reproduce the original fingerprint image. Your unique fingerprint is much more secure than a key which can be either stolen or lost, and because the system requires a 'swipe' of the finger no finger print is left on scanner.

Door Switches and Exit Buttons

Can be used in a variety of applications to meet basic stand-alone door access, or for automated gate and door control requirements.

Closed-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)

Surveillance Cameras can be a deterrent when placed in highly visible locations, and are also useful for incident verification and historical analysis.

CCTV Systems may operate continuously or only as required to monitor a particular event. A more advanced form of CCTV, utilizing digital video recorders (DVRs), provides recording with a variety of quality and performance options and extra features (such as motion detection and email alerts). More recently, decentralized Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, some equipped with megapixel sensors, support recording directly to network-attached storage devices, or internal flash for completely stand-alone operation.

 
Door Entry Alerts and Motion Sensors

Door Entry Alerts Systems use an invisible beam, motion sensor or door security contacts to detect a customer and provide a door chime or remote wireless entry alert chime for your storefront, office, warehouse or driveway.

 

There are two main categories of Door Entry Alerts:

  • Doorbell Style - you have to go answer the chime.

  • Entry Alert Style - the customer welcomes themselves into your commercial business or security restricted area. It can be used on always open entrances or doors that have to be opened.

Entry Alert Chimes have different features depending on your specific needs:

  • Alert types

    • Local - alert is at the sensor device location.

    • Wireless Remote - alert systems, receivers or chimes are in another area or room.

  • Sensor types

    • Break Beam - uses a reflective photoelectric sensor to monitor entry ways.

    • Motion Detector

  • Activation type

    • Door opening activator.

    • Entry/area motion activator.

Wireless Door Chimes allow you to send an alert signal from your entry alert detector to a remote chime in another room or on another floor. The retail store visitor / customer or person who just entered a security protected area would not know an alert chime or alarm has just gone off in the back office, etc. You can also use multiple wireless sensors (alert announcer) in different rooms or floors and/or multiple visitor detectors for any/all entrances. Some door chimes will even tell you via their sounds, announcement, etc., which wireless sensor has detected a person entering or moving.

Bells and buzzers are ideal for paging and signaling applications.

Light duty indoor bells and buzzers are universally used in apartments, homes, offices and businesses. Heavy duty vibrating bells are used for commercial and industrial applications.

Magnetic Door / Window Home Alarm is a compact, magnetically triggered alarm that sounds an alert whenever a window or door is open. Incredibly quick and easy to install, it allows you to change between the chime mode and alarm mode depending on your needs. 

We also sell all electrical components and accessories for your Entry Alert System:

  • Pushbuttons and Switches

  • Controllers and Receivers

  • Transformers and Adapters

    • Hardwired

    • Plug-In

 
Intercom Systems
  • Wired Intercoms. If your building is still under construction, and you are not bothered by running wires, wired door phones are for you. These systems are less expensive when compared with their wired counterparts. Plus, some environments (especially basements) disable the use of wireless intercoms; in those places, a wired door phone can work well.

  • Wireless Intercoms. If your space does not have free wiring slots (and you do not want to spend money on getting new wiring slots), you should go for wireless door phones. A wireless system is easy to install and provides similar capabilities to wired equipment.

      

      Wireless Intercoms cover a wide range of two-way                             communication systems comprising outdoor wireless call                   boxes, traditional desktop intercoms and handheld radios.                   Selecting the best wireless intercom depends on one primary             factor—the distance that your message needs to travel to                   reach its receiver.

  • Video Intercoms. A video intercom, nowadays, has become one of the most popular intercom systems for home. The system is apt when the need is to both talk and view the visitor at the entryway. By and large, a video intercom is wired as it is difficult to send a video feed wirelessly. The choice of a video intercom will chiefly depend on your budget and the features that you seek.

 
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