IPVMU Certified | 12/03/13 04:33pm
Thanks for asking this question. The software need to accomplish four basic tasks. (For members, we discuss this in IPVM's Access Control Fundamentals class):
Primary Goals of Access Control Software:
1.System Status (Live View): What's happening with the door; open/closed, locked/unlocked, credential scans
2.Administer People (Users/Credentials): Building and maintaining the database of users and the credentials they are issued
3.Administer Openings (Controllers): Building and maintaining the database of controlled openings; door schedules, inputs/outputs, open times, alarms
4.Reporting: The feature that permits users to mine the data collected by the system: Who/When/Where a door was opened
Along with these basic functions, I think there is a growing preference for remote accessiblity for this software. Users want to hit a browser page and get a web client that hosts these features.