In any kind of facility – whether a office building, hospital, or school – security is always a top priority. Part of ensuring a secure environment is controlling who has physical access to the premises. There are many different types of access control technologies, from simple keycard systems to more complex biometric readers. No matter what type of system is in place, its purpose is to allow only authorized personnel into the building and to keep track of who enters and exits. All access control technologies have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to choose the right one for the particular application.
What are Access Control Technologies?
Access control technologies are a security measure that are put in place to regulate who has access to certain areas within a building. This could be something as simple as a keycard system that is used to unlock doors, or it could be a more complex biometric system that scans an individual’s fingerprint before allowing them entry.
Access control technologies are put in place in order to keep people safe and to protect property. They are often used in conjunction with other security measures, such as cameras and alarms, in order to create a comprehensive security plan.
There are many different types of access control technologies available on the market, so it is important to do some research in order to find the one that best suits the needs of your business or organization.
What Are The Benefits Of Access Control Technologies?
Facility access control technologies, such as electronic door locks and security cameras, can provide a number of benefits for businesses. Consider the following advantages of access control technologies:
Deter Crime: Perhaps most importantly, these technologies can help to deter crime. By making it more difficult for criminals to gain entry to a building, businesses can reduce the risk of theft, vandalism, and other crimes.
Keep Track of People on Premises: Access control technologies can help businesses to keep track of who is entering and exiting the premises. This can be valuable for safety and security purposes, as well as for monitoring employee comings and goings.
Safety: Overall, building access control technologies can provide businesses with peace of mind and an extra layer of protection against crime.
Verkada Security Systems
Verkada devices stand out from the rest because they provide an advanced AI-driven security environment. Consider the following features that make cloud-based devices of Verkada include:
Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required. This means you pay for what you use – and that’s all. This reduces any extra overhead operations and the associated expense
Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No need to worry about if your devices are working properly or are up-to-date with our Verkada devices.
Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes
Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Reduce your organizations’ liability risk with unlimited cloud archiving offered by Verkada cameras
Unlimited Users Allowed: You can easily authorize admins access to an unlimited number of users.
AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection, person of interest detection, and license plate detection are all available.
Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large the facility is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page.
10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected
Access control technologies allow businesses and schools to determine who can enter and access certain areas of the facility. Moreover, access control technologies also keep unauthorized personnel away thereby keeping your organization safe. Lastly, access control technologies enable employees to move around quickly to maximize efficiency via advanced door readers with keycards.
There are many ways to control access to a business or organization. Monarch can help you determine which access control technologies you’d like to employ.
Access Control Technologies: Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller
With Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller, clients may bring plug-and-play ease to managing doors and access throughout their facility. In other words, as soon as you install the AC41 Door Controller, it is ready to use within minutes. Our Access Controller can easily integrate with any existing door hardware and readers.
With our Command platform, you can easily manage your doors once they are connected to the network. On the Command platform, you can effortlessly manage building access, scheduling, and users. You also save time adding users on the platform since employees are seamlessly configured, onboarded, and offboarded. This is because of the integration with active directory platforms.
Additionally, you can easily connect your door controller with your cameras using Verkada Command to provide real-time video analytics on access-related events. Thus, you are able to not only view what is happening at your organizations’ points of entry, but also take proactive action for any significant occurrences. The door controller, then, is an essential access control technology.
Access Control Technologies: Verkada’s AD32 Door Reader
The AD32 Door Reader is yet another device that allows you to control access to your facility’s entry points. This door reader supports low and high frequency card formats as well as mobile devices that have the Verkada Pass app. Furthermore, the AD32 Door Reader comes in two different options: the Mullion Mount Plate and the Single Gang Mount Plate. Both options allow for customized installs.
The Single Gang Mount Plate is a common card reader format that can replace existing reader mounts or be used on traditional installations. The thinner Mullion form factor has a sleek design and can be used in smaller spaces such as door frames.
Access Control Technologies: Verkada’s Wireless Locks
A card reader door lock is a lock and access control system all in one. It has a device for reading credentials, a handle, and a lock cylinder on the outside of the door. This type of door lock utilizes an electronic locking system instead of traditional keys to grant entry to people who have the necessary credentials.
Essentially, Verkada’s door lock works by using the electronic card reader to verify the identity of the person trying to enter the premises. If the person’s identity is verified, the door will unlock and allow them to enter. If the person’s identity cannot be verified, the door will remain locked and they will not be able to enter. Overall, a card reader door lock is designed to regulate access to buildings through the simple use of credential authentication.
Access Control Technologiesfor Organizations: Key Features
With Verkada devices, security is made easy! Consider the following key features of Verkada’s access control technologies:
Seamless Video Integration and Analytics
Cloud-Based Software and Management
Integrate the Access Controller with Any Existing Cards and Readers
10-year Warranty on Hardware
Verkada’s Pass App: Touchless Access Capability with Bluetooth
The Uses of Access Control Technologies
You can feel secure knowing staff, clients, and/or students are safe with Verkada’s access control technologies. Consider the following benefits of implementing access control technologies at your organization:
Insight on Building Access Activity
Our access control technologies handle visitor credentials and ensures that visitors like maintenance only have access to specific areas.
Access control technologies allow the admin to control who can enter and access certain areas of the facility.
Access control safety door locks deter potential crime by allowing only those with authorized credentials to unlock the door, especially at night and on weekends when the school is closed.
Access control technologies are also crucial for identifying intrusions when they do happen. You can filter for door events like tailgating, holding the door open, forcing the door open, and people of interest.
Safeguard important equipment with access control technologies. Only authorized individuals will be able to gain entry into these areas by using access controlled door locks. Prevent vandalism and theft with this measure.
Access Control Technologies: Verkada Aligns with School Regulations
You can rest assured that Verkada’s campus access control technologies can be used with ease. Verkada meet the following guidelines for door locks in schools:
without opening the door to set the lock, a teacher should be able to control the classroom door lock from the inside;
emergency responders must be able to enter a classroom or office without having to obtain a credential for the school door lock systems
the school door locks should be easy to use and accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities;
door locks must adhere to all building and fire codes in order to comply with school safety regulations.
Verkada’s access control technologies meet the above requirements while still providing a safe, secure environment for students, staff, and faculty.
Access Control Technologies: Managing Access Credentials
So, how do Verkada access control technologies work? You can manage access control on the Verkada Command platform which is where you can monitor all of your devices. There are many different features that you may use to secure access control across the facility.
First, you can specify the user groups or access levels of the facility on Verkada Command. Then, you can design badge templates for each user group or access level. Next, you can print the badges and issue credentials either in bulk or individually. Finally, you can maintain the users and permissions up to date in real time.
What else can be done on Verkada Command to manage access control? Consider the following features:
Synchronize Profiles: Synchronize users from SSO systems such as Okta and Azure Active Directory, and natively capture access levels and groups.
Provisioning with a Single Click: With a single click, employees or students can be issued bluetooth credentials or a physical ID card.
Log of Badge Events: On Verkada Command, access a log of badge events to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to secure areas.
Secure De-provisioning: Instantly and automatically deprovision users from all systems and access points.
Unlock Doors from Anywhere, Anytime: Users can remotely unlock authorized doors using either the Verkada Pass and Command Mobile apps
One-Tap Instant Lockdown: Create custom Lockdown scenarios that can be activated with a single tap to immediately secure buildings in the event of an emergency.
Why Choose Verkada for Access Control Technologies?
(1) Easy Install and Use
Verkada offers an integrated security platform that can protect your business or school from different forms of threats. Our devices are easy to install, use, and maintain. All of our products have a plug-and-play design meaning that our devices are online within minutes of installation without any configurations on your part. Moreover, you can easily access any security device of your organization from any browser or device of yours. Lastly, our products are designed to have automatic security and software updates in order to reduce maintenance overhead.
(2) Guaranteed Scalability
The security systems offered by Verkada do not depend on servers or networks. Thus, we are able to guarantee centralized device management. In other words, you can manage all of your devices on one single cloud-managed platform. This is useful if you often find yourself occupied with your business and don’t want to keep track of too many devices. Moreover, our security systems have unlimited cloud archiving, making it simple to store and organize critical footage.
(3) Secure from the Beginning
All devices from Verkada are secure by default. Our security systems have end-to-end encryption. In other words, only authorized, inbound connections are accepted and able to access data. Moreover, our security systems offer role-based access. This means administrations are able to configure the levels of user permissions. Lastly, you can view the usage of systems to ensure compliance and internal control with the audit logs that our systems offer.
At Monarch, we’re here to help you build a security system with access control technologies that works for you and your organization.