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Wireless Access Control – Protect Against Intrusions

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Wireless access control is a security measure that regulates who has access to certain premises. Essentially, the goal of wireless access control systems to keep unauthorized people out while allowing authorized people in. Additionally, having wireless access control in buildings allow organizations to gain insight on building access activity, detect intruders quickly, and protect people and assets. Yet, with so many options on the market, it can feel overwhelming to choose the perfect wireless access control system. However, Monarch can help you decide the best security options for your facilities.

Monarch recognizes that each business, school, and university has its own set of issues, goals, and limits. After all, each facility has a unique design, setting, population, and other site-specific issues that call for varied degrees of flexibility and complexity to meet their particular demands. At Monarch, we will collaborate with you to build, deploy, and maintain an integrated security system with wireless access control. With our help at Monarch, you’ll be able to concentrate on what really matters: creating a safe and secure environment for staff, clients, and visitors.

Building a Security System with a Verkada Wireless Access Control

Verkada Camera family along with wireless access control for advanced security

According to the Unified Crime Report by the FBI, businesses that lack a comprehensive security system are 4.5x more likely to be targets of theft and burglary. In fact, the report found that if an alarm is present at the business, then about 60% of burglars sought out an alternative target. If you are a business owner, then you should take the appropriate measures to protect your business against property crimes. 

It is critical to address the most significant issues faced by businesses and other organizations such as unlawful entrance, vandalism, and shootings while developing an access control system. But there should also be security measures in place guarding against common problems like theft and physical altercations. At Monarch, we’re here to help you build an ideal security system with wireless access control.

Verkada Security Systems

Verkada Family for wireless access control

Verkada devices stand out from the rest because they provide an advanced, AI-driven security environment. Consider the following features that make all cloud-based devices of Verkada unique:

  • 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
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Wireless Access Control

Wireless access control allows businesses and schools to determine who can enter and access certain areas of the facility. Moreover, wireless access control also keeps unauthorized personnel away thereby keeping your organization safe. Lastly, wireless access control enables employees to move around quickly to maximize efficiency via advanced door readers with keycards.

There are many ways to control access to a school, college, or business. Monarch can help you determine which approaches you’d like to employ for your wireless access control system.

Wireless Access Control: Verkada’s AC41 Door Controller
Door controller device is a component of wireless access control

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 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 organizations’ points of entry, but also take proactive action for any significant occurrences. The door controller, then, is an essential for wireless access control.

Wireless Access Control: Verkada’s AD32 Door Reader
Card reader is a component of wireless access control system

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.

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Wireless Access Control: Verkada’s Wireless Locks

Door locks is a component of wireless access control system

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 wireless door locks works b 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.

Wireless Access Control for Organizations: Key Features

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

The Uses of Wireless Access Control

White door controller is a component of access control

You can feel secure knowing staff, clients, and/or students are safe with Verkada’s wireless access control devices. Consider the following benefits of implementing access control at your organization:

Insight on Building Access Activity
  • Our wireless access control system handles visitor credentials and ensures that visitors like maintenance only have access to specific areas.
  • Wireless access control allows the admin to control who can enter and access certain areas of the facility.
Intrusion Detection
  • Wireless 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 is 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.
Asset Protection
  • Safeguard important equipment with wireless access control door locks. 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.
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Wireless Access Control: Verkada Aligns with School Regulations

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You can rest assured that Verkada’s campus wireless access control systems can be used with ease. Verkada meet the following guidelines for door locks in schools:

  1. without opening the door to set the lock, a teacher should be able to control the classroom door lock from the inside;
  2. emergency responders must be able to enter a classroom or office without having to obtain a credential for the school door lock systems
  3. the school door locks should be easy to use and accessible to everyone, including students with disabilities;
  4. door locks must adhere to all building and fire codes in order to comply with school safety regulations.

Verkada’s wireless access control devices meet the above requirements while still providing a safe, secure environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Wireless Access Control: Managing Access Credentials

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So, how does Verkada wireless access control 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 Wireless Access Control?

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(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 wireless access control that works for you and your organization.

Explore Verkada Access Control Updated: Oct 21

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