Access control systems, or card entry systems as they are also called, are ideally suited for businesses or large home operations. They are usually set up in busy environments like casinos to help prevent the public from wandering into restricted areas where they don’t belong. The software is setup on site so that the operator can add different users and ID tags, as well as view activity.
They are generally made up of electrical locks, or mag-locks, card or ID tag readers, and door controller stations. Additionally, exit buttons or request-to-exit motion sensors can also be used. Multiple door controller stations, even in different locations, can be synced together and viewed under one account. The door controller must be connected to the network on site via Ethernet cable.
This system allows the operator to get instant notifications for door openings or closings that are not scheduled.