More and more organizations are looking into card access control systems because it provides enhanced security while also being easy to implement for a variety of different settings and needs in Bartlett, Elmhurst, Des Plaines, Lovers Park, McHenry, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and the surrounding areas. At Network Technology Innovations, we can help install your card access control system and help you to manage it, either on-site or off-site in the cloud. Those who will use your new system need only have a card or key fob to gain access to the areas that you have given them access to. Contact us today to learn more about adding a card access control system to your building.

The Components of Your Card Access Control System

Key Card for Card Access Control Systems in Bartlett, Elmhurst, Des Plaines, Lovers Park, McHenry, Schaumburg, and Elk Grove VillageIt all starts with the key card or key fob. This item communicates with the card reader via a magnetic field, Bluetooth technology, or near field communication (NFC). These are what each employee will use to gain access to the building as well as other areas inside the building, if you provide them with that access. The card reader sends the information from the key card to the controller which then checks the database to see if the key card is able to gain entry to that specific card door lock.

Because there can be multiple card door locks, or smart locks, you can segregate areas within the building by access. The front door can be a door that anyone with a key card can get access to. The human resources officer may have a card door lock on their office door that only allows the human resources officer, the owner or CEO, and perhaps an IT staff person or manager to gain access to the office. Other areas can similarly be restricted to specific people or groups of people.

What Sort of Reader Options Are Best

Older technology that has been used successfully for years include the swipe cards where they key cards operate similarly to credit cards with the magnetic stripe on them. Other technology includes the RFID key cards which are proximity cards that can be read by placing the card near the reader device, which is near the door. Still other options are utilizing a digital credential that is housed on an employee’s smartphone or smartwatch, or the use of biometrics readers.

Your card access control system will need to be designed for your specific building and some options will depend on what your business does in Bartlett, Elmhurst, Des Plaines, Lovers Park, McHenry, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, and the surrounding areas. It is best to bring in our professionals from Network Technology Innovations to properly set up your card access control system rather than attempt it yourself. We will install the system and provide you with training on all aspects of it. Contact us today to learn more about adding this security enhancement to your building.

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