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Network Door Controllers vs Cloud Door Controllers

NAccess Control Systems generally come in two configurations: network-based (or server-based) and cloud-based. What Are 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 credentials to a list of whitelisted...

How to Choose Wireless Access Locks For Your Business

Access Control Systems are popular mainly for two reasons: convenience,and because they can do many things that traditional lock-and-keys can’t. By convenience, we mean the ability to quickly unlock doors with the swipe of a card, push of a badge, or click of a smartphone app. And in terms of doing things that regular mechanical door locks can’t, we mean the sheer amount of customization and flexibility that access control systems offer for configuring and managing who can go where...

Visitor Management and Access Control Tips

Visitor management is an important part of any business’s security plan, and one of the main functions of an access control system. Visitors come for many reasons, most of which are completely legitimate. But having visitors and other non-employees in your building, whether making deliveries or here for a business meeting, can pose a threat at any time, especially if those guests are left unattended for any period of time. Most businesses understand the importance of a good visitor management protocol...

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 do gate access control systems – and automatic gate openers – work? And will one work for your business? Keep reading...

How To Choose An Apartment Intercom System

An intercom system is an easy, affordable way to enhance both the security and convenience of your apartment complex, allowing residents and visitors to easily communicate with each other.  Integrated with a convenient access control system, an apartment intercom will make allowing visitors, deliveries and other personnel into the building painless. But with so many different options and systems out there, how do you know which one is right for your apartment complex, and how do you know which to install?...