Commercial Building Solutions

Access Control

What is an access control system? When we talk about a physical access control system, we’re usually referring to an electronic security system. They typically use an access card or keyfob to authorize people to gain access to enter certain areas; logging who accessed where and when, they can provide valuable data to help you track how your buildings and sites flow. They can also be used as a Time & Attendance feature to manage your payroll

Why use an access control system instead of keys? Mechanical keys are the simplest form of physical access control and the method many smaller organizations use. But even for a small company, using mechanical keys has many flaws and limitations. Below are just some of the most common problems presented by using mechanical keys. *People lose keys. If someone loses a key, you need to replace the lock to make sure the lost key can’t be misused.

You then need to distribute new keys to everyone who needs access to that door. This becomes very costly

*Keys don’t leave an audit trail. You can’t see if and when someone’s used a key, so you don’t know who’s entered or at what time. This can leave you vulnerable to inside theft

*Keys are difficult to manage. If someone needs to enter many different rooms or buildings, they’ll need a large number of keys. This can become very inconvenient. It can be difficult to remember which keys are for which doors, as it's too much of a security risk to label them.

Intercom

An intercom system is a two-way communication electronic device that contains circuitry for the purpose of transmitting and receiving audio and/or video transmissions. With the advent of cellular communication, digital telephone systems, and other communication devices, the use of intercoms has declined. However, there are still lots of applications where these devices still work better than anything else. There are a very wide variety of systems available as defined below: Wireless Intercoms: In applications where wires cannot be run, a wireless system is used.

There is a broad spectrum of two-way wireless communication devices that include such devices as handheld radios, outdoor wireless callboxes, as well as traditional desktop devices. The range these units will transmit varies widely based on the wireless technology used. Wired Intercom Systems: When you can run wires between locations, a wired system can give you a little more privacy and eliminate possible interference from neighboring systems. There are different wire types such as 2-wire shielded or Cat-5/6 that can be used with these systems. If you are considering a video system, a wired unit may be the best solution. Video Intercom: These typically have a unit that has a camera, speaker, and a push button that goes at an entrance door, and an internal monitor unit that can communicate with the entrance unit. Some systems can have multiple video monitors internally. Given the difficulty of sending video over the airwaves at very much distance without interference, most available units are wired. Apartment Intercoms: This type of system has a door unit at an entrance door and then each apartment or flat has either one or multiple units that can speak to the door and possibly see the visitor, or the door unit rings a landline or cellular telephone number. A visitor simply presses the correct button for the apartment they want to speak to, and the tenant can speak back and then press a button to unlock the door.


Virtual Doorman

A Virtual Doorman service is a widely-accepted rapidly-growing technology advanced alternative to having a live doorman. A Virtual Doorman service performs nearly every important duty of a traditional doorman service, and it is 90% more cost-efficient. In locations where property management expenses are already high, a Virtual Doorman service allows you to reduce your operating costs, without sacrificing the service and security that your tenants want. Accepting deliveries, aiding tenants who get locked out and providing entry to guests are just a few of the many features that our revolutionary technology provides.