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Card Reader Door Lock

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An access control system is a security measure that regulates who has access to certain premises. There are many different types of access control systems, but they all have one common goal: to keep unauthorized people out while allowing authorized people in. One key component of an access control system is a card reader door lock.

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, a card reader 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.

Benefits of a Card Reader Door Lock

Benefits of a Card Reader Door Lock is Safety by Intrusion Detection

Deter Theft and Robbery

Criminals frequently target establishments like businesses, grocery stores, and banks. Card reader door locks enable businesses to deter theft, robberies, vandalism, assault, and other criminal behavior. Thus, most security systems should include card reader door locks to ensure the safety of employees and customers or students.

24/7 Protection of People and Property

You can give your organization a sense of safety and credibility by installing a card reader door lock. As mentioned, this type of door lock can help deter criminals from entering the building. You can keep your staff and clientele or students feeling safe with easy-to-use, plug-and-play Verkada card reader locks and devices.

People Tracking

With Verkada’s card reader door lock, you can monitor who enters and exits certain areas. This way, if an incident occurs, your investigation regarding what happened is made easier. You can easily identify the individuals present during the incident and ask for eye-witness accounts. Ultimately, this won’t be necessary if you also have Verkada cameras paired with the card reader door lock.

Less Hassle

A card reader door lock takes away the hassle of handling many keys to the different areas of a building. Moreover, it can help you keep track of who has access to certain premises much easier. Lastly, with a card reader door lock, you won’t have to worry about distributing and getting back keys. Instead, allow or disallow access with the click of a button.

Why Choose Verkada for Your Security System?

verkada security system for organizations

Investing in a security system can be a stressful matter. After all, you’re going to need cameras that are easy to install, maintain, and use at a reasonable price. Rest assured that Monarch has your back. Verkada devices stand out from the rest because they provide an advanced, AI-driven security environment at a reasonable rate. Consider the following features that make the cloud-based devices of Verkada unique:

  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): SSD eliminates the need for an NVR, DVR, or server. Only an Ethernet cable is required. This means that you only pay for what you use. Furthermore, this reduces any additional overhead operations and the associated costs.
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: With our Verkada devices, you don’t have to worry about whether your devices are working properly or are up to date.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Devices can be brought online and are fully functional within minutes.
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Verkada cameras’ unlimited cloud archiving reduces your organization’s liability risk.
  • Unlimited Users Allowed: Easily authorize access to an unlimited number of users. Depending on the preferences you set, other admins can easily access all the devices’ information.
  • Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant notifications in any meaningful incident
  • Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large your business is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page.
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected

Building a Security System

Secure classrooms with card reader door lock

It is critical to address the most significant issues faced by organizations such as burglaries, theft, vandalism, and violence while developing a security system. Of course, you’ll also want to protect your staff and clientele and ensure they feel safe. At Verkada, we’re here to help you build a security system. We’ll start off with the ultimate security measure: access control via card reader door locks.

Access Control

There are many ways to control access to an organization – and Monarch can help you determine which approaches you’d like to employ. Monarch offers several types of access control systems like the door controller and door reader.

Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller

door controller by verkada

With Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller, clients may bring plug-and-play ease to managing doors and access throughout their organization. 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 in your facility.

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 Access 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 business’ points of entry, but also take proactive action for any significant occurrences.

Verkada’s AD32 Door Reader

card reader door lock by verkada

The AD32 Door Reader is yet another device that allows you to control access. This card reader door lock 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 door lock 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 Key Features

With Verkada devices, security is made easy! Consider the following key features of Verkada’s access control:

  • Seamless Video Integration and Analytics
  • Infinite Scalability
  • 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
Access Control: The Uses

Business protected with card reader door lock

Still not convinced on purchasing an access control system for your organization? Consider the following uses of access control:

Insight on Building Access Activity
  • Our access control system handles visitor credentials and ensures that visitors like maintenance workers only have access to specific areas. This prevents theft and vandalism.
  • You can track which of your employees is entering and leaving specific areas and when.
Intrusion Detection
  • Safety door locks deter potential crime by allowing only those with authorized credentials to unlock the door, especially after business hours.
  • Access control is also crucial for identifying intrusions when they do happen at your business. You can filter for door events like tailgating, holding the door open, forcing the door open, and people of interest.
Asset Protection
  • Safeguard any important equipment or assets of your business with card reader door locks. Only authorized individuals will be able to gain entry into these areas by using access controlled door locks.
Managing Access Credentials

Manage access credentials on Command platform

So, how does Verkada’s access control work? You can manage access control on the Verkada Command platform. There are many different features that you may use to secure access control across your organization.

First, you can specify the user groups or access levels of your organization 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 your business’ users and permissions up to date in real time.

What else can be done on Verkada Command to manage your business’ 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 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.

Security Cameras

security cameras by Verdaka

Security cameras are another critical part of security systems. Consider the following benefits of Verkada’s cameras:

Benefits of Verkada Cameras for Security Systems:

Why do Verkada cameras stand out from the rest? Consider the following features that all Verkada cameras come with:

  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection and person of interest detection. If you have a thief on your hands, you can easily receive alerts when that person re-enters your business.
  • Smart Filters: Search for specific people, vehicles, license plates, and objects without having to spend too much time scrubbing through footage.
  • 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.
Verkada Camera Options

We offer a variety of options for your security system including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series

Dome camera by Verdaka

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose security camera for your business. There are three versions of this camera: CD42, CD52, and C62.

CD42 CD52 CD62
Image Resolution 5MP 5MP 4K
Type of Lens Fixed, with 3x Zoom Digitally Zoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom Zoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard Retention Up to 365 Days Up to 365 Days Up to 90 Days
Standard Storage Up to 2TB Up to 2TB Up to 2TB
Audio Yes Yes Yes
IR Range 15m 30m 30m
The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series

Outdoor Dome security Camera coupled with card reader door lock

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant. Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. This is perfect if you want to monitor the parking lot of your business and if you want to capture key license plates. There are three versions of this camera: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

CD42-E CD52-E CD62-E
Type Outdoors Outdoors Outdoors
Image Resolution 5MP 5MP 4K
Type of Lens Fixed, with 3x Zoom Digitally Zoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom Zoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard Retention Up to 365 Days Up to 365 Days Up to 90 Days
Standard Storage Up to 2TB Up to 2TB Up to 2TB
Audio Yes Yes Yes
IR Range 15m 30m 30m
The Verkada Bullet Series

Verkada Bullet Series security camera

The Verkada Bullet Series is ideal for long range, outdoor surveillance. It is built to withstand harsh environments. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. There are four versions of this camera: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE

CB51-E CB51-TE CB61-E CB61-TE
Type Indoor and/or Outdoor Indoor and/or Outdoor Indoor and/or Outdoor Indoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP 5MP 4K 4K
Type of Lens Zoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoom Telephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length Zoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoom Telephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard Retention Up to 2TB Up to 2TB Up to 2TB Up to 2TB
Standard Storage Up to 365 Days Up to 365 Days Up to 90 Days Up to 90 Days
IR Range 30m 50m 30m 50m
Audio
The Verkada Mini Series

Verkada Mini Series Camera

The Verkada Mini Series offers both flexibility and enhanced resolution. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors! If you wish to conserve space, then this is the camera for you. There are three versions of this camera: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

CM41-S CM41 CM41-E
Type Indoor Indoor Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP 5MP 5MP
Type of Lens Fixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom Fixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom Fixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard Retention Up to 90 days Up to 365 Days Up to 365 Days
Standard Storage Up to 385GB Up to 2TB Up to 2TB
IR Range N/A 15m 15m
Audio Yes
The Verkada Fisheye Camera

Fisheye Camera by Verkada

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage. The Fisheye Camera comes in one version: CF81-E. It is both an indoor and outdoor camera with an image resolution of 12MP. It has a fixed type of lens that has the ability to digitally zoom up to 3x. The maximum storage capacity available is 2TB. It can store up to 90 days of footage. It has audio. Lastly, it has an IR range of 20m.

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The SV11 Environmental Sensor

SV11 Environmental Sensor by Verkada for security

The Verkada SV11 all-in-one environmental sensor can monitor the health and safety of your organization. The SV11 environmental sensor monitors 8 different aspects of the environment: the total volatile organic compounds (TVOCS), the air quality index (AQI), particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5), the temperature and relative humidity, noise levels, vaping, and motion. Overall, the automated situational awareness provided by the SV11 is key in improving safety and security in your business.

The cloud-based sensor instantly connects to the cloud via Ethernet. This makes it easy to scale since there are no servers, databases, or on prem clients to manage. Moreover, since they are cloud-based, sensors are ready to use within minutes. You can then manage the sensors from Verkada’s web-based Command platform. This makes it easy and secure to remotely access on any device, anywhere. Furthermore, sensor security is maintained through continual, automatic firmware updates.

You can purchase the SV11 Environmental Sensor here.

Key Features to Look For

SV11 Capturing sensor-based data

When selecting environmental sensors for your own organizations’ facilities, look for the following qualities to enhance detection and monitoring capabilities while minimizing ownership costs:

  • Multiple Built-In Sensors: Look for devices that have multiple sensors onboard as this is the most cost-effective option. The most advanced environmental sensors are capable of detecting smoke, vapor, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) all in one piece of hardware. They are often referred to as “smart sensors.”
  • Cloud-Based Platform Integration: Detection is only the first step. You must also consider how you’ll manage, monitor, and respond to smoking/vaping incidents. To make this process easier on you or your security personnel, look for a sensor that can be directly integrated into your existing security architecture and remote management system.
  • Tamper-Proof: Tampering is a regular challenge for building, facility, and security workers. Look for sensors that detect tampering and deliver discreet alerts to the appropriate incident response team. This prevents replacement costs and other costs associated with unit loss.
  • Notifications and User Preferences: Look for sensors that can be maintained and configured remotely rather than those that require time-consuming, on-device configuration for notifications and alerts. User settings should be fully adjustable, including the ability to remotely manage the groups and users responsible for receiving and responding to alerts issued via the mobile app, SMS, email, and other methods.
  • Standards For Privacy: Because smoke and vape sensors are frequently installed in toilets, break rooms, and other private or semi-private places, each device should be built to respect and maintain privacy. This implies no audio or video recording in sensitive areas.
Design and Features of the SV11

The SV11 is unique in not only its ability to monitor the overall environment, but also in its design and features. Its outer layer is a photochemically stainless steel etch and it is followed by several different sensors that measure and report data. Verkada’s SV11 works by using the onboard sensors to detect changes in the breakdown of chemicals in the air.

Furthermore, the SV11 has many different features that make it one of the most appealing environmental sensors to several different industries. Consider the following unique attributes:

  • Command Platform: Individuals can access all sensor data from the Command platform and view it against a timeline to get a full picture of when these events occurred. Environmental data can be compared easily between any number of sensors or locations.
  • Customize Your Dashboard: On your dashboard, you can determine which exact sensor data you’d like monitored and displayed.
  • Easy Visualization of Data: Data can be easily visualized thanks to color-coded sensor readings and data representations.
  • Integration with other Verkada Devices: The SV11 Environmental Sensor is natively integrated with all other Verkada devices.
  • Link Sensor-Based Data to Video: Individuals can link any sensor with a Verkada camera, correlating video with sensor-based data. This adds a layer of visual proof to help people understand what exactly took place.
  • Custom Threshold: Individuals can configure custom alert thresholds to receive real-time notifications via SMS and email.
  • Sensor-Based Alerts: When an anomaly is detected, an alert via SMS or email can be sent to pre-selected individuals as well as security, allowing teams to respond quickly.
  • Alert Settings: Teams that operate on different schedules should use custom alerts to cut down on unnecessary notifications during the weekend and after work. Our platform allows each user to set what hours and days of the week that they’d like to receive alerts for sensor-based anomalies.
The Benefits of The SV11 Environmental Sensor

Card reader door lock protects students and staff

Business security is increased with the SV11 environmental sensor. Consider the following advantages of the SV11 sensor:

Detect Dangerous Levels of Substances
  • Deter harmful behaviors like vaping
  • Monitor changes in temperature or humidity to reduce the loss of records or products
  • Measure the air quality to ensure healthy air quality for employees and for product control
  • Measure VOC emissions to prevent adverse health effects (e.g., in manufacturing plants where plants and varnishes may compromise the health of employees)
Remain Safe and Secure
  • Monitor the environment to ensure measurements are in line with state laws and compliances.
  • Monitor noise levels that may indicate yelling is happening. This can help different institutions monitor for violence, conflicts, or other issues.
  • Monitor the temperature to protect expensive equipment and products.
Maintain Privacy
  • Monitor noise levels without recording audio. This ensures privacy is not compromised.

Why Choose Verkada for Security Systems?

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(1) Easy Install and Use

Verkada offers an integrated security platform that protects people and property, ensures quality control, and maximizes operational productivity. We offer new standards for security. For example, 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 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, making it easy to scale. Thus, we are able to guarantee centralized device management. In other words, you can manage all of your devices across the manufacturing plant on one single cloud-managed platform. 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.

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