PC based access control systems or networked access control systems may be used to control one or many doors in a building, either at the premises or remotely.
Access is gained by using a code or PIN with a keypad, by presenting a proximity or magstripe token, by ‘possession’ with hands free tokens, or via biometric readers.
Commands given at the PC are sent to each of the doors giving you flexible control. A token can be barred from all of the doors instantly and you can grant different permissions for individuals or groups of users. Reports may also be generated to see who went where and when.
An events screen allows viewing of ‘real time’ events as they are happening – who is where in a building, if doors have been left propped open or if a door has been forced. PC based systems are increasingly being used to control other services within buildings, such as intruder alarms, fire doors, lifts, lighting and CCTV.