Electronic access control involves managing access to and from a facility. Access
management pertains to locking/unlocking doors, opening/closing gates and tracking
individuals who are entering or leaving a building, parking lot or room. Monitoring pertains to
supervising anything defined as an alarm point such as door contacts,
motion or glass break sensors.
Access control systems can include cards, readers, controllers, intrusion detection devices,
closed circuit television (CCTV), digital video recorders (DVR), and integrate with a variety of
life safety, operational and business systems. Systems also range from small single door to
large networked systems for multiple buildings, parking lots, etc. While each system will vary
depending on an end user's requirements, the following are common components.
Compass 6e's modular single or multi-server architecture
accommodates virtually any size facility. Compass 6e
can be used in a single building or as a single
system that ties multiple properties together.
Each school in a district or building on campus can have its
own workstation or "client" for administration while personnel
in a central location can monitor the entire network and protect
higher-level system functions.