Access Control

Access Control System

Access Control Models and Methods: Which Is Right For You?

Access Control models are an invaluable method of gate keeping for organizations of all sizes and backgrounds. To accommodate organizations of all kinds, there are several different types of access control models that can be configured to each organization’s unique needs. What are the most common access control models? Access control models are commonly split into 3 main categories – Mandatory Access Control, Discretionary Access Control and Role-Based Access Control. There is now a 4th type becoming popular – Rule-Based Access...

Why Brivo OnAir is the Best Access Control System of 2019

As with any security device or system, it’s important to choose the right ip based door access control system for your business. There’s certainly no shortage of options to choose from, and it can certainly get confusing when trying to decide on the right system for your needs. What kind of coverage do you need? Do you need the control and security of a server-based system work for you, or is the convenience of a cloud-based system better for you? We’ve...

How Access Control Systems Work

Access control systems are made to control passage into, or out of, an area. The 4 parts of an access control system include: credentials, readers, control panel, and door locks. Credentials include prox card, magnetic strip card, fingerprint, fob, smartphone, or pin. Readers include card reader, fingerprint scanner, receiver, or keypad. Readers convert a credential into a unique ID number. Then there's a control panel that compares the unique ID to an approved white list of ID's. If the ID is approved by the...

server based vs cloud based access control

Network Door Controllers vs Cloud Door Controllers

Access Control Systems generally come in two configurations: network-based (or server-based) and cloud-based. Network Door Controllers Network door controllers and network access control systems refers to systems hosted and run on the IP network present building, powered physical network server on-site. Together, the door controllers and server – which hosts all the necessary databases for whitelists and credentials – form a self-contained network. When a user enters credentials into the reader, the door controller communicates with the server to compare those...

How Do Gate Access Control Systems Work?

Gate access control is a smart, convenient way to secure your property. With the right system, your front and rear driveways can be easily guarded by a sturdy gate, but be quickly and easily opened with nothing more than the push of a button from inside, or the swipe of a card or punched-in code from the outside. But how do gate access control systems – and automatic gate openers – work? And will one work for your business? Keep...