As a business owner, you want to protect your office or industrial space to the best of your ability. One of the most effective methods of doing so is to control the entry of people into the building, with one of our access control systems in Edmonton allowing only those with permission to enter. Previously, standard metal keys were used and given to individuals who needed access to the building. This form of protection is not effective as copies can be made and given out to those who should not have them.
As technology has advanced, so has the ability to better control and protect our buildings. Access Control Systems in Edmonton use computer software and a server to electronically protect your business space. At Sentech Controls, our team is able to determine your access needs and install a system to suit your business. These systems serve a dual purpose, giving quick and convenient access to those people who are authorized, while at the same time restricting access to unauthorized people.
Access control systems in Edmonton are most often used to control the entry of people into exterior doors of buildings, but can also be used to control access to interior doors. The systems use access cards and card readers instead of standard metal keys to allow authorized personnel into secured areas. Each system can vary dramatically based on a business’s individual needs, but most are comprised of the following basic components:
These cards can be thought of as the “keys” to the system. These cards are issued to the people who are permitted to be in the secured area. For most businesses, cards are issued to all employees to grant them access into the building. If there are additional secured areas within the building that should not be accessible by all employees, cards can be individually encoded to grant or deny access to these rooms.
Keypads can be used in addition to or in place of the card readers. The keypads have a numeric keypad similar to a telephone. An access keypad requires the person attempting to gain entry to input a correct numeric code in order to be allowed in. When used in addition to card readers, a valid card and a correct code are required to gain entry.
These panels are installed in each building where an access control system in Edmonton is to be provided. The entire card readers, electric lock hardware and other devices are connected to this panel as it is used to process the activity of the entire system. More than one panel may be required depending on the number of doors to be secured.
These devices are used to electronically read each access card. The card readers either require insertion of the card to gain access or proximity of the card, in which the card simply needs to be held close to the reader to gain access. Card readers are mounted on the exterior of the entry door.
Electric Lock Hardware
This equipment is used to electronically lock and unlock each door connected to the access system. When a valid card or code is used, the electric lock hardware unlocks the door to allow entry. After the person enters and the door closes, the hardware then locks the door to secure the area.
This computer is used as the brain of the entire access control system. It is the central database for the system and records system activity as well as distributes information to and from the access control field panels. Most often this computer is just a standard computer that runs specialized access control software. The computer is dedicated for full time use with the system and is not usually used for any other purpose.
If you are looking for a way to improve the security of your office building or industrial space, an access control system in Edmonton could be the right option for your business. The team at Sentech Controls is able to install these systems and troubleshoot any issues you may encounter. Get in contact with us to learn more.