Door Access Control & Video Surveillance in Elk Grove Village, Elgin, Melrose Park & Rockford IL as well as Kenosha WI and Milwaukee, WI

Posted on: September 29th, 2014

The ‘Backstage Heroes’ That Make Your Door Access Control Work

We take a lot of things for granted nowadays, including your apparently simple door access control. If you stop for a second and try to imagine the reaction of an 18th century person to today’s world… it would be hilarious.

We have all sorts of safety tricks, from door access control to video surveillance. If you live in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove IL then you know exactly what we mean.

So have you ever wondered what makes these systems work? What’s the ‘magic’ behind your door access control?

We have put together a short list of the components that create this system. We called them the ‘backstage heroes’, because we ignore their importance, but without these elements the system wouldn’t exist.

So here are the basic components of a door access control:

–          Credentials

o   PIN code

o   Face recognition

o   Card

o   Fingerprint

–          Readers

o   Readers are electronic components of a door access control

o   They are responsible with checking and identifying the correct credentials

o   There are two types of readers: card readers or biometrics

–          Locking Devices

o   There are four main types of locking devices, responsible with securing the doors: Electromagnetic Lock, Electric Drop-bolt System, Rim Lock, and Electric Door Strike System

–          Controllers (also known as Panels)

o   These are the ‘brains’ of the entire lock/unlock operation: controllers are used to process access control for all doors that are connected to it

o   Controllers are usually found near the door that they control and it is not unusual for the panels to have integrated readers for better door access control

Depending on the number of doors that need to be controlled, you may or may not need a SCS, or a structured cabling system. These systems are not necessarily created for home use, but rather for use in public buildings, banks, etc. Computer Power Systems offers door access control & video surveillance in Elk grove village, Elgin, Melrose Park & Rockford IL as well as Kenosha WI and Milwaukee, WI

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