Access Control System

The Term “Access Control System” Actually Refers To Systems Officially Referred To As “Point Monitoring And Access Control Systems” Because They Not Only Control Electronic Locks On Doors, Control Access On Elevators And Elsewhere, But Also Monitor Alarms. While There Are Some Small Panel-Based Alarm Systems That Also Control Card Readers On Doors, This Article Refers Generally To The Larger PC Based Point Monitoring And Access Control Systems.

Most Of These Are Powerful Systems. Even The Smallest Of The Major Systems Used In Larger Museums Is Generally Capable Of Meeting The Needs Of Very Large Institutions Simply By Unlocking Features In The Software Or Upgrading The Server To One A Bit More Robust. Some Museums Have Made The Mistake Of Buying Less Expensive Access Control Systems Because They Appear To Do The Same Things As The More Expensive Leading Brands And Because They Are Powerful Enough For The Museums Current And Future Needs. The Mistake Some Make Is To Buy One Of The Systems That Is Not UL Listed For Alarm Monitoring Or To Buy A System That Will Not Be Around In A Year Leaving Them With An Orphaned Product To Find Service For.