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 and When Someone Can Access An Area

Whether you’re a school district, municipality, or business, with Eastern DataComm’s access control systems, you can control who can or cannot enter specific areas of your buildings. Our systems can be configured for different levels of access based on credentials. Additionally, you can permit or restrict access by specifications like time of day or day of the week.

Emergency Notification

Recognizing Potential Security Threats

Access control allows our customers to prevent and address unauthorized access to buildings by receiving indications of potential unauthorized entry.

Security Value of Access Control

The Security Value of Access Control

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 environment, 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 electronic door locks and requests to exit systems). They’re also the resource you’ll access when you want to change how a system operates.

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Swipe Card and Card Reader Technologies

Swipe card readers prevent unauthorized entrance by increasing security at entryways. Key fobs and readers provide authorized users with access to buildings and/or rooms within those buildings while preventing unwanted access.

Eastern DataComm provides new system installation that can incorporate some existing infrastructure so you have the best 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.

Magnetic Locks

Magnetic locks, including door strikes and crash bars, permit one-way movement while preventing unauthorized access in the other direction. Crash bars can open with access control systems making them a customizable solution to access control and security challenges.

Door Strikes

The system can be tailored such that doors may permit entry and/or exit only when a key card is scanned or to allow free one-way traffic while preventing unauthorized access in the other direction, making a customizable solution to access control and security challenges.

Crash Bars

Crash bars are common in school and municipal buildings, among others. They can be activated and motorized to open with access control systems.

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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.

Take Control of Physical Security on Your Campus

If you’re interested in exploring what access control can do for your organization’s physical security, contact Eastern DataComm for an Access Control Consultation.