Access Control Management Software 101

By Aiden Gonzalez and Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 14, 2022, 11:18am EST (Info+)

In electronic access control, the management software acts as a brain, providing system rules and scheduling, as well as directing hardware behavior. This 101 report provides a basic overview. For more advanced coverage, see our Access Control Management Software Guide.

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In this guide, IPVM examines:

  • What management software does
  • Common components in management software
  • Selecting management software
  • Examples of management software
  • Integration APIs

This is part of our access 101 series including Access Control Architecture 101, Access Control Doors 101, Access Control Door Controllers 101, Access Control Readers 101, etc.

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