How Hosted Managed Access Works

How Hosted Managed Access Control Works

The term Hosted Managed Access Control encompasses two essential components. Firstly, the software that drives your system resides on a secure off-site server administered by our technical team. Secondly, the programming of the system is managed by personnel outside your company. This post provides a detailed overview of Hosted Managed Access Control and its operation in the context of physical building security.

An access control system’s primary function is to allow or restrict entry to a building or specific area. These protective measures are often part of a more comprehensive security solution, and access control is most effective when used in conjunction with an intrusion detection or video surveillance system.

 

Access Cards and Other Components

Access Control Components, as noted above, include both software and hardware. Physical components such as card readers, keypads, door strikes, access cards and biometrics operate using electric power. In this context, all reading devices in this group are referred to as controllers.

Users typically receive authentication tags from a program manager for gaining entry into secure buildings. Access cards are the most common type, while other credentials include fobs, pin codes, and other smart device credentials.

Key access cards and fobs communicate with a controller through encoded radio waves, releasing door locks when presented near a controller. Key cards, with a unique number coded electronic chip encased in the plastic shell, act as a radio wave receiver. The powered controller acts as the antenna.

Equally important is the Access Control Management Software that provisions the physical access control equipment. Hosted access control software connects controllers at the facility to software residing on a secure, remote server. Portal capabilities include adding or removing users, privileges, and locking/unlocking controlled doors. Administrators can set security permissions for each area and authorized employees, with historical data available for review.

 

Access Control Software

The software and data for a Managed Hosted Access Control System reside with a service provider like Alarm Detection Systems (ADS), where trained security professionals manage schedules, set electronic Key Card privileges, and add/delete users. In contrast, with Hosted Access Control, there is no management service, and end-users are responsible for updating user privileges and other area controls.

Remote App Control is facilitated by ADS software services, allowing authorized users to check their systems in real-time on a desktop or through an app. Most changes apply with just a few clicks of a button, providing convenience with data available on any Internet-enabled device from virtually anywhere.

For businesses subject to state and federal laws requiring an access control system to reside on a secured server on-site, Alarm Detection Systems understands these guidelines and can help comply with regulatory policies while keeping secure data logs.

 

About Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.

Alarm Detection Systems Inc. (ADS) provides excellent customer care and has vast experience installing access control systems at commercial properties, including schools, banks, and manufacturing sites.

ADS is one of the largest alarm firms in the country. Family-owned since 1968, we provide business alarmsfire alarmscard accesssecurity cameras, and home security systems. Proudly servicing Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin in the Midwest. Call us at 630.844.6300 for more information.

In Colorado, we service all of Denver, Boulder County, Northern Colorado, the Eastern Plains, and Colorado Springs. Call us at 1.800.446.7519 for more information. 

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