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Enterprise Access Control

Quinntessential Systems works with a wide range of manufacturers to deliver advanced access control system solutions. We install what the project calls for–it could be as simple as keypads or single-door magnetic stripe locks, or as sophisticated as software database-driven enterprise systems that control building access across the globe. To date, technology that we have integrated into our client’s systems includes: biometric readers, smart cards, and radio frequency identification devices. We also install access control systems that can integrate with video surveillance management systems.

Our access control solutions help organizations ensure that employees always have access to their assigned areas at the appropriate times while protecting corporate information and property.

Integrated Systems

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Biometrics

A biometric system is an application-specific computer system. Application-specific techniques (pattern recognition methods, algorithms, and programs) are implemented using efficiency organized hardware platform. Biometric data are characterized by the following features:

  • Universality
  • Distinctiveness
  • Permanency
  • Contestability
  • Reliability

Biometric data are generated by humans and can be analyzed by a biometric system in various bands (visible light, infrared, and acoustic). The purpose of this analysis can be defined as the identification of the person, illness diagnostic (recognition), behavior state recognition, and human-machine interface design. Common physiological biometric traits include, for instance,

  • Fingerprints
  • Retina
  • Iris
  • Facial images
  • Hand geometry

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Wireless Door Controllers

Wireless access control systems now enable a wide range of access control providers to cost-effectively integrate non-wired doors with mechanical locks into access control systems.

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Network Door Controllers

An IP edge solution has one controller for each door, which then is connected to the local network through a regular network switch. Since IP networks now are ubiquitous in offices, stores, factory plants, and similar facilities, the cost of adding an IP-based door controller is minimal, as opposed to the multiple serial connections required when wiring back to a central server.

Cabling work can be even further facilitated with an IP system. By employing a PoE (Power over Ethernet) supported controller at each door, the need for a separate power cable is eliminated. Thus the total installation cost is reduced.

An IP-based solution makes implementation and integration of access control systems far more feasible. Integration with video is one example of a very common requirement which is much easier to meet with IP-based solutions.