Access Control System

Access Control System

Managing who goes where and when is the primary function of an electronic card access system. Using authentication—that is, verifying the identity of the user—the user is then granted permission to access a place or a resource. This is called authorization.

Although mechanical keys and locks can also control physical access, what it can’t do is restrict the key holder’s access to specific times and dates and provide records of the keys used to access the doors. Another weakness of mechanical keys is that it can easily be copied and transferred to an unauthorized person. When keys are lost or when a user is no longer authorized, locks must be completely re-keyed.

Electronic access control addresses the weaknesses of mechanical keys and locks. There are different types of credentials that can replace mechanical keys. These credentials are cards embedded with microprocessors or memory chips that can carry all necessary functions and information on the card.

Types of credentials:

MIFARE – Contactless smart card operating in the 13.56 Mhz frequency range that has a reading and writing capability of 768 bytes. It is easy to carry, has a unique serial number and with data retention of 10 years, it is also reliable.

UHF – With its Higgs-3 core, this card provides 512 bits of user memory for applications requiring local data storage, and has a unique 64-bit TID for product authentication and serialization applications.

EM PROXIMITY – Available in thick, clam shell card and thin, ISO cards which can be programmed as read-only or read and write, this card works well for recording time and attendance, which does not require high-security levels.

i3 is proud to partner with ASIS Technologies, who offers a comprehensive range of fully integrated products for electronic access control, intrusion detection and contactless smart card systems. ASIS products are highly scalable and can operate as a single door installation or in an enterprise deployment with thousands of doors and cardholders.

There are many facilities that can use the electronic access control and this includes data centers, offices, training rooms, dormitories and car parks. In a high-rise office building, you can integrate lift control so only those with proper access can access certain floors.  You can also integrate other systems such as CCTV System, Public Address System, Building Automation and Fire Alarm System, and many more.

Whether it’s a single door controller, two-door controller, four/eight-door controller, visitor management system, lift access controller or time clocking software you need, i3 and ASIS have you covered.