Physical access control is a matter of who, where, and when. An access control system determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. Historically, this was partially accomplished through keys and locks. When a door is locked, only someone with a key can enter through the door, depending on how the lock is configured.
Mechanical locks and keys do not allow restriction of the key holder to specific times or dates. Mechanical locks and keys do not provide records of the key used on any specific door, and the keys can be easily copied or transferred to an unauthorized person. When a mechanical key is lost or the key holder is no longer authorized to use the protected area, the locks must be re-keyed.
Electronic access control uses computers to solve the limitations of mechanical locks and keys. A wide range of credentials can be used to replace mechanical keys. The electronic access control system grants access based on the credential presented. When access is granted, the door is unlocked for a predetermined time and the transaction is recorded. When access is refused, the door remains locked and the attempted access is recorded. The system will also monitor the door and alarm if the door is forced open or held open too long after being unlocked.
Kantech’s Access Control Kits include the essentials needed to get up and running quickly and easily. Available in different configurations depending on number of doors, the kits are an ideal way to experience the value that Kantech brings to an integrated security solution. Kantech’s starter kits include the essential parts needed to create a complete (two or four-door) access control solution. These kits include everything from the powerful EntraPass security management software and KT-300 or KT-400 door controllers to the peripherals in between.
A leap forward in convenience, EntraPass go Pass turns a mobile device into an access control credential. EntraPass go Pass allows users with appropriate credentials to quickly and conveniently access secured areas with a few taps of a mobile device including an Apple Watch. You can save doors that you access frequently into a Favorite list for quick and easy access. Once the app connects to the Kantech EntraPass server, it presents you with a list of doors that you are authorized to enter…just as if you had an access card. Using EntraPass go Pass on an Apple Watch makes credential use even easier. Instead of searching through a bag or pocket for a smart phone, you can push a button on your watch when you enter or exit a restricted area. EntraPass go Pass is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
By integrating all security assets such as intrusion detection, access control, video and telephone entry into one common platform, users can interface with just one system, for greater simplicity and optimum control. The integration kits connect a DSC intrusion alarm panel to a Kantech access control system to create a single unified solution. Integration with DSC PowerSeries intrusion alarm panels allows the access control system to receive intrusion events, view zone status and to manage partitions/user codes.