Learn about the general types of Access Control devices and how they are used:

 

  1. Proximity Reader
  2. Keypad Reader
  3. Biometric Reader
  4. Multi-Technology Reader
  5. Request to Exit-Motion
  6. Mag-locks
  7. Emergency Release Button
  8. Mag Stripe Reader
  9. Mag Stripe Card
access control devices

 

 

Proximity Reader

   
Proximity Readers detect transmission from proximity cards and pass the credential data to be compared to the access control list.
HID proximity reader

Features:

  1. Low Profile
  2. LED indicator for go/no-go verification.

Benefits:

  1. Doesn't require a card to be physically inserted in order to be verified
  2. Easier to operate

 

 

Keypad Reader

   
Keypad Readers provide a means for a user to enter a numeric code for additional verification.
proximity keypad

Features:

  1. 12-keys
  2. Requires code and/or credential to gain entry using dual factor authentication

Benefits:

  1. Requires credential AND special knowledge of a PIN

 

 

Biometric Reader

   
Biometric Readers use physical credentials unique to the user to further identify the user.
biometric readers

Features:

  1. Touch-sensitive reading device
  2. Indicator for read/no-read and go/no-go

Benefits:

  1. Prevents someone from using another's card for unauthorized entry.

 

 

Multi-Technology Reader

   
Multi-technology Readers can accomodate more than one signal/technology.
multi technology reader

Features:

  1. Dual-frequency reader
  2. Read/write functionality between smart cards and reader

Benefits:

  1. Supports both smart cards and proximity cards at the same time.

 

 

Request to Exit - Motion

   
A Request to Exit (REX) - Motion is a device that uses motion technology to detect if a user leaving the access-controlled area.
exit control t rex motion

Features:

  1. Detects motion
  2. Passes signal to shunt the door contact

Benefits:

  1. Authorizes egress, preventing door-forced alarms
  2. Improves Reporting
  3. Required by NFPA 101 Life Safety Code in many situations.

 

 

Mag-Locks

   
A locking device that consists of an electromagnet that contacts an armature plate to lock when energized.
exit control mag lock

Features:

  1. Electromagnetic locking device
  2. Works in conjunction with Request to Exit device or emergency egress button

Benefits:

  1. Replaces standard key-locks, allowing for/aiding in use of an access control system

 

 

Emergency Release Button

   
Used in conjunction with a Motion REX on doors in the path of egress.
push to exit button

Features:

  1. Allows person to manually override the lock in an emergency
  2. Typically is connected to the REX-Motion input to prevent false alarms

Benefits:

  1. Prevents a person from being locked in if the system temporarily fails

 

 

Mag-Stripe Reader

   
 A mag-stripe card can be swiped through the reader in both directions to identify the user, and the reader’s microprocessor automatically detects and rejects read errors.  
mag-stripe reader

Features:

  1. Swipe only or Swipe and PIN configurations
  2. Various output modes

Benefits:

  1. Weatherproof design for either indoor or outdoor applications
  2. Small size provides mullion mount, wall mount or single gang electrical box mounting plate

 

 

Mag-Stripe Card

   
A card with a programmable magnetic stripe used to identify a user by means of a Mag-Stripe reader...
mag-stripe card

Features:

  1. Programmable Magnetic Stripe

Benefits:

  1. Ease-of-use
  2. Low cost-of-entry
 

 

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