Access control systems aim to control who has access to a building, facility, or a “for authorized persons only” area. We install and configure access control systems, intruder alarm, motion detectors, vibration sensors, electric door lock hardware and bio-metric access control panels.

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Access control system components

Access Control Cards

In an access control system, access cards will take the place of keys. People will scan their access cards to gain access to the building or certain areas of the building. Each access card will have its own unique code, allowing you to control access for each individual, easily turning access on and off at different times or at different areas of the building.

Access Control Card Readers

The card reader is the device that will read access cards in order to grant access. There are different types of card readers, some requiring card insertion, some requiring swipes, and some only needing cards to pass in proximity to the reader. Card readers are typically mounted on the door or next to the door that they control.

Access Control Keypads

Access control keypads are another method of entry. Instead of scanning an access card, you will punch in a code on a numeric keypad. In order to gain entry, you must enter in the correct passcode. Keypads are sometimes used instead of card readers, and sometimes in conjunction with card readers.

Electric Lock Hardware

Electric lock hardware will electronically unlock your door after a keycard swipe or keypad code entry, and electronically lock the door again when it closes. There are many different types of electric lock hardware such as electric locks, electric strikes, electromagnetic locks, and more.

Access Control Alarm Systems

Fire alarms, burglary alarms, and intrusion detection alarms are often integrated with access control. If an unauthorized person attempts to enter the doors controlled by electric lock hardware, your access control system can signal the alarm to go off. In the event of an emergency like a fire, in addition to sounding an alarm, your access control system can temporarily turn off locks that might impede quick exit from a building.

Access Control Field Panels

Field panels are the control panels that connect all other parts of your access control system such as your card readers, keypads, hardware, and more. Field panels are used to process access control activity for the whole building. The number of panels will be determined by the size of the building, the size of the system, and the extent to which the system is used.