Kantech Access Control
The standard key-and-lock security systems no longer fulfill today's demanding security requirements and audit reporting. The traditional key has become obsolete in facilities that require restricted site access to various groups of personnel. A key can be lost, stolen, or duplicated which potentially risks a security breach. The process of changing locks and re-issuing keys is costly and time consuming. The solution is to issue an electronic "key" that can be programmed to operate specific doors based on location and time (access level). The lost or stolen electronic "key" can easily be programmed not to operate any doors in the facility, all this with a few simple key strokes. A door controlled by a card reader and electric latch can also secure any door or room that can be secured with a traditional lock and key. With this configuration only authorized personnel can gain entry to a restricted area based on the time of day and day of the week. The Host computer automatically records the individual's access into an area and logs the events time and day for possible review.. This allows for reports to be generated based on the individual, a group of individuals, the specific location, or the entire facility. The basic configuration consist of individual coded ioProx access cards, Fob's (credentials), card readers, door strikes, contact switches, and an access control panels like the KT-100, KT-200, KT-300 and the new KT400 and the Entrapass editions Access Control Software. The KT-100 are stand alone single door controllers working from a 12VDC source and a standard RS485 communication loop back to either an VC485 module or directly to the PC com port. The KT-200 is an older 2 door controller embedded with firmware proms specific to the Software version being used, strictly an RS485 loop device. The KT-300 is the newer 2 door controller capable of multiple device integration like burglary modules, remote site modem and is equipped with flash memory, comes in various memory profiles for stand alone operations. The KT-400 is the latest in the Kantech arsenal of products in that is capable of managing 4 doors via a conventional RS-485 loop or by I/P both static and dynamic addresses. Flash memory is also embedded in this access control panel along with all the necessary tools to design a global access control site with multiple campuses in remote geographical locations and time zones. The Kantech series of panels accommodate most access card and fob technologies from the last 20 years and is portable from the EntraPass Special edition software to the Entrapass Corporate edition and also the dealer level design software Entrapass Global. The latest level of integration is between the Digital Video Recorders and mainstream platforms, synchronization and video clip retrieval being one of the benefits of this integration. License plate software is the new buzz in the industry wherein the video system will incorporate text conversion software and forward the data to a host PC for credential verification. In recent past we are seeing an increase in bio-metric interfaces to access platforms in the form of, hand geometry, retinal scanners and face recognizing devices. This new form of credential is not yet common or mainstream though many institutions require this extra level of verification because it is a unique and non-duplicable. Ashton Security Inc. is equipped to install the right system for your needs. From the small two door system to the campus application we have the people and experience to successfully complete your project.