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Access Control Software/Systems

Access control is defined as the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource. Control and management of physical access control hardware are done electronically through access control software/systems. Typically access authorization is provided by an identifier such as personal ID cards, RFID cards, and smart cards.

  • Access control software/systems feature sets include:
  • Event management
  • Device management
  • User enrollment
  • Access levels and profiles
  • Schedules
  • Triggers and macros
  • Logging and reporting

There is a growing trend to integrate multi-layered security systems into a single platform.

Access control software/systems can bridge the gap between video surveillance and access control. Benefits of integration include:

  • Efficiency
  • Improved Safety
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Centralization
  • Data Collection

Key considerations in choosing the appropriate access control software/system include:

  • Video management integration
  • Access control integration
  • Mobile functionality
  • Architecture
  • Partner integration network
  • Reliability
  • Reporting
  • Cost

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