What Is Access Control?
The Access Control System is the workhorse in the overall security plan. It allows access to the parking area and building only to authorized residents who have a transmitter.
Each transmitter is has a unique code imbedded into it. When the button on the transmitter is pressed, the overhead door will open. If the transmitter is presented to a reader, the door beside it will open.
The system that is proposed gets rid of the need for keys. All doors that currently require a key will be switched over to the Access Control system. If a resident loses their transmitter, that particular transmitter is deleted from the system and a new transmitter is issued.
What Are The Benefits?
Consider the current system where if someone loses a key, the entire building is vulnerable until ALL the locks are re-keyed and new keys issued to everyone at a considerable expense ($5000 to $7000)
A prime target in multi-resident buildings is the parkade. The Access system protects the parkade not only at the man doors and overhead doors but also will not let unauthorized people go to the parkade via the elevator since the elevator has a reader on it as well.