Access Control Systems: Controllers

Access Control System Controller - Miami, Florida

The Controller: the heart of the Access Control System

An access control controller (aka panel or board) is the main backbone of an Access Control System with the complete control of the whole system. The access control panel is not visible for most people in a facility since the access control panel is installed in the IT room, electrical, telephone or communications closet. The reason why it is behind locked doors is because all locks are wired to the access control panel.

Access Control System- Control Panel - Miami, Florida

Access controller are an electronic security device designed to identify users and control entry to or exit from protected areas. When a access control credential is presented, the access controller will compare the input to its database to determine whether access should be allowed to a particular door at a particular time and day. The control panel receives the access card credentials from the access control reader and compares the same with the rules configured for that access card and based on the same the access is allowed or denied and the door lock will open or remain locked. When the relay triggers, the lock is being powered (in the case of fail secure locks) and the door unlocks. This is how the access control panel control the access activity for building doors. The controller panel will typically have electrical connections for the selected credential reader, a relay output to control the door release, door position input, programmable inputs and outputs, and inputs for the REX.

An access control panel features differ across manufacturer platforms, but most provide some standard functionality. A typical access controller supports 2 or 4 basic access control readers. However, the amount of access control panels that will be installed will depends on the number of doors each panel can control. If there are more door, more panels can be gradually added next to each other. An access control controllers gives you an efficient, highly secure way to control access to your premises.

Access Control Panel

Are you interested in installing a new panel for your access control system or looking to upgrade your old one? If so, look no further! Dicsan Technology provides the full access control system including door controllers, proximity readers, management software, and credentials. From enterprise-wide security management to small and mid-size access control, we offer a wide choice of physical access control solutions for our customers in the enterprise, government, education, healthcare, and consumer markets. Our professional and experienced technicians are ready to design and install an Access Control System that will secure your premises and assets. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide the security access control you need.


Introduction to Access Control

Introduction to Access Control

In the fields of physical security, Access control is any mechanism or system that is used to control access into or out of any area through the authorization or revocation of rights to physical or logical assets within a business or home.

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Access Control

Readers

Access Control Readers testing

Access control card readers are one of the major component of an Access Control System. These are used to read the encrypted data on an access card and allow or deny access based on the card information with the feedback from the control panel.

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Access Control:
Credentials

Access Control:
Credentials

The standard form of today’s access control is an “access card” instead of the standard metal key and lock system to grant access to the secured area. There are different types of access cards and each require an access control system card reader.

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Access Control:
RFID

Access Control:
RFID

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. The RFID device serves the same purpose as a bar code or a magnetic stripe; it provides a unique identifier for that object. RFID is fast, reliable, and can be read from up to several feet away.

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Access Control:
Sensor

Access Control:
Sensor

Motion sensors are found everywhere today and function by detecting a vehicle or person approaching an exit and unlock the door. Due to their motion sensor they can trigger motion and thus unlock the door right when you walk up to the door to exit the space.

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Access Control:
Controller

Access Control:
Controller

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Access Control:
Database-Server-Workstation

Access Control:
Database-Server

Every access control system needs a server where the permissions are stored in an access database. It is really the server which makes the decision if the doors should unlock or not by matching the presented credential to the credentials authorized for this door.

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Keyless Doors:
Maglocks/Strikes

Keyless Doors:
Maglocks/Strikes

Magnetic locks and electric strikes are electrical hardware devices used to maintain the security of a door opening. Both of these devices can be activated by a range of tools, including passcodes, biometric readers, keycards or buzzers.

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