Access control systems offer economical and flexible solutions for the smart building. Companies throughout the world are using access control systems to maintain security, manage zone control for high-security areas, and monitor time and attendance of occupants.
Access control systems can be standalone or can be integrated into the building management system via BACnet, LonWorks or Modbus protocols.
With many variations of card readers, customers can find a perfect balance between security and ease of use. Card readers range from wireless proximity readers, which use the standard Wiegand protocol, to the combination fingerprint scanner and keypad entry readers.
A simple graphical interface offers the end-user the ability to customize floor plans to create and manage different zones. From here they can also set access permissions, store photographs and monitor entry and exit times. In addition, the customer can generate reports and export data, and inputs and outputs can be linked to trigger actions such as generating alarms or controlling lights.
All systems that Brandon installs have Ethernet capability and can therefore be accessed over the Internet.