At Eastern DataComm, we address a range of customer physical security challenges by planning, installing, and maintaining cutting-edge Access Control systems.
What Is Access Control Technology?
Access Control Technology (also called Controlled Access) is an approach to security that allows a school, municipality, or a business to require credentials before an individual can access a building or an area within a building.
This technology also lets stakeholders know if those areas have been accessed in ways that indicate a potential security threat or breach.
The Common Security Challenges Our Customers Face
At Eastern DataComm, we’ve provided Access Control systems to clients to address a variety of challenges. Access control impacts key areas of building security.
Deciding Who Has a Certain Level of Access to an Area
Whether you’re a school district that wants to control who can enter a school building, a business that wants specific employees able to access a given area, or a municipality that determines access by clearance level, Eastern DataComm provides technology solutions to suit your unique needs.
Eastern DataComm assists our customers with determining the precise level of access someone has to particular locations, and the authority that person has to make changes to the access control system.
Recognizing Potential Security Threats
Access control allows our customers to prevent and address unauthorized access to buildings by receiving indications of potential unauthorized entry.
Access control is essential for any school district, municipality, or organization that desires to enhance the security of its buildings. Emergency access by police or other authorities, prevention of unauthorized use of a building, and the prevention of or response to active shooter incidents are just some of the issues that our customers address using our Access Control technology solutions.
How Eastern DataComm Addresses Security Issues with Technology Solutions
The team at Eastern DataComm provides technology solutions that address challenges with comprehensive access control planning, installation, and maintenance. Our Safety & Communications Advisors and Technicians customize solutions so that customers get systems tailored to their unique strengths,vulnerabilities, and needs.
Headend Devices and Installation
Whether you need headend devices for your existing system, or you need an entirely new access control system, Eastern DataComm can help you gain control over your building security.
Headend devices are responsible for the management of your overall access control system – from swipe cards and readers to magnetic locks and requests to exit systems. They’re also the resource you’ll access when you want to change how a system operates.
Swipe Card and Card Reader Technologies
Swipe card readers prevent unauthorized entrance by increasing security at entryways. Magnetic stripe cards or ‘key fobs’ and readers provide authorized users with access to buildings and/or rooms within those buildings while preventing unwanted access to other areas.
Eastern DataComm specializes in installing brand new swipe card systems and providing upgrades to existing systems, so all customers have the best safety and security solutions possible.
Request to Exit Systems (REX)
Eastern DataComm offers both motion detection that releases the door when it senses motion and an exit button that releases the door when pressed.
The same sort of system applies for button-activated REX systems, except the release of the lock is triggered by a button, not motion.
On-Site In-Person Training and Project Management
Eastern DataComm provides on-site, in-person training while managing the project to ensure successful implementation.
Training covers everything from how to generate and program cards, to understanding notifications, to fully configuring the system.
Project management includes coordination with administrators, IT, locksmiths, primary users, and the Eastern DataComm team to ensure seamless delivery of the access control system.
Doors can be programmed to permit someone to enter and exit only by scanning a key card or allowing free one-way access while preventing unauthorized access in the other direction, further customizing this access control solution to meet physical security needs.
Door Position Indicators and Magnetic Locks
Door position indicators and magnetic locks allow for controlled access and notification of potential security risks by using a system of doors, magnets, locks, and indicators to show if a door is open or closed.
If the system indicates a door is open when it shouldn’t be, has been open too long, or has been forced open without other indicators (like a swipe card reading or request-to-exit trigger for that door), it is possible that the door has been forced open. In that event, a notification will be activated to signal that there is an issue with that specific door.
Crash bars are common in school, government, and municipal buildings. They can be programmed and motorized to open with access control systems.