What is the best access control system for me? Well, the answer to this question depends on your requirements. To determine your requirements, you should answer the following questions:
- Are your doors inside or outside?
- Do you want to control the floor an elevator goes to?
- Do you want to integrate access control with an IP camera system?
- What type of electric locks do you need?
- What type of access control credentials do you want?
The following article describes the way each access control system handles the answers to these questions.
Door Access Control for Inside and Outside Doors
Outside doors need more protection than inside doors. They need to be able to operate in all weather conditions. It is also very important that they provide additional security from vandalism. The outside readers include a special interface that connects with an indoor receiving unit that controls the lock. Without this feature a door reader can be removed by a vandal and the exposed lock wires can be shorted to open the door.
The access control system for Isonas uses an external door kit that is placed inside and is connected to the reader located outside. The Hartman access control uses a separate controller that is located inside, and the pro series of biometric readers use either a central controller box or a secure relay box to control the electric lock.
Access Control for Elevators
To control an elevator the access control system requires a control box that includes a set of relays. They determine which floors are available based on the credential used in the elevator. A special elevator access control unit is used to determine the floors that can be reached based on the door access control credential. For example, all the accountants who work on the 5th floor can reach that floor, but not be able to go to the IT department on the 3rd floor. Floors that contain general areas such as the cafeteria or fitness centre would typically be available to everyone. The system can also be programmed to allow certain people, such as the executives to go to any floor.
The elevator access security system consists of a door access control reader in the elevator, an elevator control unit, and special elevator control software. Access control elevator controllers are provided by the Hartmann access control system and the professional access control system. These systems include special software that allows you to determine which person can go to a certain floor. The access control management software integrates with the standard door access control system. Elevators are not supported by the Isonas access control system.
Door Access Control and IP Camera Systems
Access control systems can be integrated with IP camera systems. Some door access control systems are easier to integrate than others. The integration makes it easy to determine who entered a door at a specific time. You can also determine if someone tried to enter the door but was denied access. The Isonas access control system is integrated with IP camera systems using Convergence software. The capability of your IP camera recording and management system is enhanced when it is integrated with convergence to pixels database software. For example, this software captures the data from IP door access systems and integrates it using a very flexible database that can be displayed on the Ocularis video surveillance and management software platform.
The Hartmann door control system includes integration with many video management software products. The video from the video management software can be displayed alongside the information from the access control system. You can display the video from many cameras that are viewing the door area. Door access and IP camera system integration is more effectively handled by the Hartmann access control system. Integration can be implemented using the Isonas access control system, but it is a more complicated solution.
So, now you know a bit more about what makes a good access control system. If you are in need of further information or want to purchase an access control system with Computime Systems today make sure you get in touch at 01138680124.