Infrastructure refers to the physical components that your system relies on. It includes several other components like:
These are electronic locks that coordinate with access cards. They require a power supply and have two levels: Fail safe and fail secure.
You can think of control servers as your access system’s “brain.” This is the part of your system that locks and unlocks doors based on what permissions an access card has. Access control servers also log activity like who entered and when.
Control panels are usually in your IT room or communications area and it’s where all your locks connect. Panels receive signals from door readers and lock/unlock doors via wires.
These cables connect all your system components together so they can communicate.
There are four primary reasons businesses invest in sophisticated
access control systems.
You can integrate, or connect, your control system with other software and hardware. For example, some businesses integrate with video surveillance programs. Here are some other common integration examples: