Control who accesses your buildings — when, where, and how.
It’s too easy for keys to end up lost or in the wrong hands. And when you have multiple buildings requiring restricted entry points, controlling access becomes harder. With a sophisticated electronic access control (EAC) system, you have virtually unlimited flexibility for scheduling, authorization and authentication from single door to nationwide coverage.
Limiting Access to Permitted Individuals
From visitors to employees, it’s important to control who accesses a space. EAC provides multiple ways to prove identity before access, all of which can be reprogrammed electronically to restrict or allow new levels of access. User clearances can be set by role to speed the addition of new hires or position changes. Visitor management systems replace handwritten badges with professional looking printed badges. The visitor’s provided identification, e.g. business card or driver’s license is scanned and retained by the visitor management system. Visitors can be granted partial, single or multi-day schedules
Many organizations have employees who need access to buildings during non-standard hours. Physicians, nurses, employees with extended hours, and tech support professionals are common examples. EAC’s scheduling system makes it easy to designate when any individual is authorized entry.
Controlling Facility Entry Points
EAC enables you to determine which individuals are authorized to open specific doors. This is especially critical when there are hazardous, high-security, engineering, private, or other restricted areas. Many organizations also use EAC to control entry to parking lots. Doors can be secured using electric strikes or magnetic locks. EAC can lock or release all doors with a few mouse clicks. Optical turnstiles offer an attractive way of controlling access without an intimidating look. Stainless steel and glass turnstiles attractively compliment building architecture.
Credential and Reader Options
Electronic access control cards can be preprinted with organization logos, graphics and other information. Access control fobs are available in many different colors and shapes. Card and fob readers are offered in a wide variety of technologies, sizes, styles and formats to architecturally compliment adjacent areas and fit into existing structures. Badge printers and digital cameras allow you to generate your own credentials at one or multiple locations. Higher security needs can be addressed with smart cards (HID SEOS), non-standard bit patterns, biometric readers (fingerprint, iris scan, vein geometry, etc.) or via multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication can be accomplished via keypad / proximity reader combinations, biometrics, etc.. Common biometric reader options are fingerprint, iris scan, facial recognition and vein geometry. Readers can communicate via traditional hardwired or newer blue tooth or wifi technologies.
EAS systems can alarm designated users when doors are forced open, doors are left open, use of the same badge in two different places (network anti-passback), passing the same card to another employee (local anti-passback).
Large facilities like educational facilities and multi-tenant buildings can have hundreds of keys. Keys have to be correctly labeled, securely stored, tracked and changed when employees leave. Electronic access control replaces cumbersome manual key management systems and rekeying with mouse clicks.
We have standardized on the Software House CCure 9000 system, which operates on an intuitive user interface much like like a web browser. Administrators can immediately change or revoke access credentials from any remote location.
Servers can be virtualized to reduce downtime and system failures. Integration with HR systems prevents duplicate or incorrect entry of individual data.
New, edge-based devices house an IP address at each door. These edge devices are directly connected to the LAN/WAN Ethernet system, effectively putting every door on a network. Power can be provided by Ethernet switches via p.o.e. If power is lost, the doors are still controlled and operable, assuming the Ethernet switches are connected to a UPS.
In certain locations — such as mother-baby wards, classrooms, hazardous areas, and laboratories — keeping track of who is present in specific places and during specific times is critical. Muster reports, powered by active RFID technology, provide a visual, real-time account of a person’s exact location, as well as time of entry and exit. The report is viewed on screen, and uses a grid-based system and avatars to show the exact location of each individual.
Vendor Products and Technology Partners
Premises Control employs reliable, non-proprietary technology and trusted partners for every installation. Below are supported EAC vendors:
Software House – CCure: a robust access control system used by many of the Fortune 500, universities, and other mid to large sized organizations to secure their enterprises. SoftwareHouse CCure can control anywhere from a single door to enterprise, multi-campus, and remote facility-sized systems. Premises Control is an authorized advanced CCure 800 and CCure 9000 integrator.
Suprema: fingerprint biometric readers, facial recognition
- HID: card readers
- TechSphere: hand vascular readers
- Nedap: long-distance readers
- Assa Abloy – hardware (wired and wireless)
Business Intelligence Reporting Suite (BIRS) – BIRS from Software House offers the latest in reporting and data warehousing for C•CURE 800/8000, and web-based reporting for C•CURE 9000. The suite includes several popular pre-written reports and provides an extremely interactive user experience via any standard web browser, allowing you to scrutinize the information without needing to print or review hard copies.
Stop Ware™ Passage Point – StopWare™ PassagePoint visitor management solution integrates with C•CURE 9000 and C•CURE 800/8000 access control systems. Combining PassagePoint visitor management solution with C•CURE, the front desk personnel can easily track visitors as they enter or exit the facility. The complete, database-driven software automatically organizes entry and exit data for easy record keeping.