Elevator access control systems consist of a credential reader and a control box in the elevator control room. Based on the door’s access control credential, these systems determine which floors can reach it.
You can programmatic the access control software to allow certain people to go to specific floors on specific days and times. This flexible system connects to the network, and over Ethernet, PoE powers it.
Access to the floor is according to the credentials used. You can use RFID credentials, fingerprints, or passwords to determine who and when someone can reach predetermined floors.
When you think about access control to your property, elevators are the last thing that comes to mind. However, elevators provide access to all floors in your building. Therefore, it is vital to incorporate an access control system in these spaces.
Types of Elevator ACS Access Control Control Systems
An elevator ACS consists of hardware and software that operates elevators within a building and authorizes access to specific floors. And like building entrance doors with an elevator card reader, elevators are high-traffic areas that may need controlled access.
In general, there are three main types of elevator access control:
- Single elevator access control operates only one elevator in a building. This type of control is suitable for smaller buildings, such as low-rise apartment buildings, with fewer floors and fewer tenants. Access control systems for individual elevators allow you to set specific times when tenants can use the elevator. And restrict them from stopping on particular floors from the elevator access panel.
- Elevator banks are found in more significant buildings and are helpful to move multiple people in multiple elevator cars. Elevators in high-rise and business-class commercial buildings restrict tenant access to specific floors.
- Smart elevators in new multi-tenant buildings with ten or more floors rely on a centralized designation control system (DCS). With DCS, tenants enter which floor they go to before entering the elevator car. Therefore, in smart elevators, there are no traditional up/down buttons placed in front of the elevators. Additionally, it is helpful to avoid seeing controls inside smart elevator cabins.
Elevator access controls generally authenticate a user’s credentials before the elevator can reach a particular floor.