Access Control

Access control topologies

Your building, facility, or campus is only as secure as the access control system in place to protect it. Smart Space Solutions provides complete, turn-key design and installation of the latest technologies to make sure no one enters areas to where they are not authorized or at times when they are not authorized.

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. However, mechanical locks and keys do not allow restriction of the key holder to specific times or dates. Mechanical locks and keys also 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.

Biometric keypads
Biometric keypads are just one of many
components Smart Space Solutions can
install to keep your building secure

Customizable and Scalable Access Control with Detailed Reporting

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.

Entry to any area can be customized using:

  • Standard card readers
  • Keypad Entry
  • Proximity readers
  • Biometric readers
  • Key fobs/customized access cards
  • PIN pad access (for added security)