In view of this pandemic situation, we would like to introduce to you the advantages of our new exit button the EBC-1.
- Cross-contamination is reduced as there is no need to physically touch the button to unlock the door.
- The EBC-1 uses a capacitance proximity sensor instead of infrared making it less affected by environmental factors such as dust and sunlight, etc.
- The unit has a mechanical override which means it can be pressed like a regular exit button if necessary.
- There is also an optional wireless remote control to open the door remotely.
Download the Datasheet: http://public.sensoraccess.co.uk/Products/Hardware/EBC-1_Datasheet.pdf
Sensor Access Technology has developed an integration with the very latest DOAS Mitsubishi Lift system. ELSGW (Elevator Secure Gateway)
Mitsubishi Electric’s DOAS system optimizes multi-car elevator systems by allocating cars efficiently according to the floors that passengers input while waiting in the hall, helping to reduce both wait and travel times.The integration means that you can restrict access to the cardholder via time schedules and floors or destinations increasing security and efficiency of movement around the building.
When combining DOAS with GuardPoint10 the cardholder operation can work in the following ways:
The passenger waves an ID card over the card reader in the hall and then enters an authorized floor number.
The user’s floor is preregistered in the ID card, so after the card is waved over the reader, the panel directs the user to the elevator going to that floor. There is no need to enter the floor number manually.
Learn how to configure GP10 with ELSGW support: https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006991377-GuardPoint10-with-ELSGW-
Due to the increased use of smartphones, QR codes are becoming significantly more practical as they are free to create and can be sent to a user’s phone remotely.
For instance, a temporary room or accommodation can have QR codes sent to a visitor’s phone. This gives the guest temporary access without the need for the reception to issue a card or keys.
QR codes are also very common in ticketing systems, such as entertainment tickets or transport passes. For example, the buses in Brighton and Hove use QR codes. This allows people to use their smartphones to easily purchase tickets and quickly scan them on-board the bus.
Our new QR Reader has a Wiegand output which allows it to be connected to most access control systems. The QR reader also has an inbuilt Mifare proximity card reader. This means regular employees can have proximity cards, while QR codes can be issued to visitors etc.
Download the datasheet http://public.sensoraccess.co.uk/Products/Readers/Special/QRCodeRFID.pdf
The new API centre in GuardPoint10 allows many possibilities in making GuardPoint10 much more than just an access control system. The API allows systems to be linked together and provide automation as well as personalized applications for specific needs. For example:
- A schools existing student management software could be used to also create the student on the GP10 system.
- A building management software could be used to control the doors and alarm inputs
Completely new applications can also be created to interact with GP10. The are many possibilities which means customers can have applications tailored to their business needs.
There is an example Visitor Sign in application that you or a developer can download and experiment with.
To make the development process easier we provide the API with a Postman collection of examples and tests.
The Postman tool is a free tool for managing RESTful API call collections in various conditions and can be used as the API descriptive doc and testing tool.
For more information on setting up the API see: https://sensoraccess.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022197731-GuardPoint10-API-Center-
The demand for flexible office hours is rapidly growing around the UK due to the massive amount of freelancers and contractors using shared office spaces and working varied hours and shifts. The result of this change in working habits is that offices need to be manned 24/7 or you need to implement an access control solution.
Our Access Control Software combined with our hardware means there are several options to control access to the buildings.
There are various types of key cards that can be used as an alternative to the traditional metal key and will open an electronically-powered door if you swipe it (swipe reader), tap the card on it (proximity reader), or insert it (insert reader).
Here at sensor access, we provide the following options:
- Proximity cards are contact-less due to a wireless antenna embedded in the plastic. When the card is brought into proximity with a reader the antenna receives an electrical charge which is known as the Wiegand effect.
- Key fobs look more like plastic keys rather than cards, but they also allow keyless locking and unlocking of coworking spaces using the Wiegand effect.
- Smart cards possess a microchip, which is difficult to duplicate, so they provide a higher level of security than the magnetic stripe cards. Such cards do not require contact with the reader and are popular among laptop owners and office staff.
- Biometric Access Control is the most secure option and involves employees registering a fingerprint which is then scanned by the reader to confirm your identity and grant you access.
Once you have decided on the type of Access Control Solution you wish to implement then the next decision is to choose your Access Control Software, we recommend our new Guardpoint 10 software.
For more information on Access Control visit our contact us page
What is the cheapest way to install biometric access control on my office?
Here at Sensor Access, we understand the need for security on peoples buildings so to reduce the cost of people wanting to install biometric fingerprint based access control systems we have launched our new Guardpoint 10 access control system which when used in conjunction with our 4 port controllers results in a significant fall in price.
Why is it cheaper with Guardpoint 10 and the 4 port controllers?
Normally if you install a biometric access control system for a building with 40 doors you would also have to install 40 controllers (one for each door).
With Guardpoint 10 and our 4 port controllers you only need to buy 10 controllers as opposed to forty, it doesn’t take a mathematician to see how this reduces the total cost of the installation.
Sensor Access is proud to announce that the company Elcon Nova has been awarded “Technical Excellence of the EMEA region”. Elcon Nova is a long-standing partner of Sensor Access in Egypt.
Elcon Nova was given this award based on:
- Adding value to the GuardPoint solution with bespoke integrations. For example CCTV integration, creating custom T/A applications, and an application that allows transactions to be added manually for people who have forgotten their card.
- Implementing GuardPoint’s Advanced features such as actions and processes, redundancy, integrated alarm management, counters and sophisticated reflexes using commands from other solutions.
- High-quality hardware installations with further customization with hardware meeting specific customer needs. For example, making a multi-controller power supply and housing.
The CEO Mr. Hazem Al Far and his team have the passion to provide customers the best of breed solutions backed up by 1st class installation and after-sales service with sites running successfully for its entire lifespan.