Access Control Mustering Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 30, 2019, 12:03pm EDT

In emergencies, determining where employees are located can be critical for knowing whether they are in danger. Access systems can be used for reporting employee locations, also called 'mustering'.

In this guide, we examine the strengths, weaknesses, and cost of using access control for mustering, including:

  • The two types of mustering used with access
  • Manual 'check-in' assembly point kiosks
  • Using mobile readers for flexibility
  • Why area tracking often breaks code
  • Contrasting costs for both mustering types
  • Why stand-alone 'real time' systems perform best

Mustering's **** ****: ****** **********

*** *** *******, *** goal ** ********* ** to ******* *** ******** individuals, ** ** **** are *** ********* ******* within ** ****, ********** action *** ** ***** to *********** ***** **** are.

** ** ********* *********, the ********* ** ****** for *** *********** *** limited, *** ****** ** accurate **** ** *** is ******* ***** ***** focus ** ***** *******.

Access ******* *** *********

****** ******* ********* *** one ** *** ******* of *********:

  • ****** *****-**: **** ********* to *********, *** **** accurate *********
  • **** ********: **** ******** reports, *** **** ***** and ****** ** *********

Real-time ********* **** ********** ******

*** ***** **** ** mustering ** ********* *** part ** ****** ******* and ** ********* * separate ****** **** **** phone ****, ***-****** ******* RFID ***********, *** ********** databases.

**** ******** **** ******** and ****-**** ******** **** but **** ****** ***** tokens/cards.

Personnel ****** *********** ******

*** ********** ********* ******* are **** ***** ******* like **** & ********** and******* ********** ********** * ****** ** how ****** **** ***.

********, ****** ********* ******* are *** ****** ********** with ***** *******. ** when ***** ** *** show ** ********* *******, finding *** ***** **** are ******* ******** ******** calling ** ******** *** with ******** ** *** if ***, **** *****, reassignment, ** ***** ***** mean **** **** ***-**-***** but ********* ********* *** off-site.

***** '***-****' ******* **** time, *** ***** ******** is ******* ** ***********. In *** **********, ********* reports *** *** ****** integrated *** ***** ** a '***** *****' **** of ***** *** ***** managers.

*******, ****** ********** ******* use ****** **** **** off, ************ *********, *** time & ********** ******* to **** ***** **** of *********** *** ** a ******** ** ****. In ***** *****, *** names *** ********* ** a ****** **** *** excluded ******* *** ****** are ********* ********* ***.

Manual *****-**

*** **** ****** ******** for ********* ** ** implement * ****** '***-**' control, ***** ** ****** control ****** ******* ** an '******** *****' ** evacuation **** **** ** scanned ** *********** ********** in **** ********.

*** **** ** ***** is **** ******** ******* the ******** **** ** evacuees *** ****** **** into **** ****** ****** an *********. *** **** is **** ********* ** not ******** **** ** the *****, **** *** not ********** ** *** system *** *** ** in ******.

*** ***** ***** ** an ******* ********* ***** with ******** ****** *****:

*** **** ** ********** kiosks ******** $*,*** - $1,500 *** *** ***** itself, *** ********** ***** of ********* ** ********** connecting *** ***** ** the ****** ******.

Area ********

**** ******** ** *** more ********* *** ******* mustering ****** ***** ****** scans ** ******** * roster ** ********* ** a ******* ****.

***** **** ** ******** scans * **** ** enter *** ***** ** area, *** ****** ****** logs *** ****, ****, and ********** ****** ** the ********** *** ***** are '**********' **** ** area ** **** **** out.

***** **** **** *** be **** ** ********* who ** ** *** area ** *** ***** time, ******** ** **** difficult ** ***** *** not ****** **** *** when ******* ** ****.

***** **** ******/ ****** codes ******, ********* ******** is ********** ** **** in/out **********, ***** ********* physical ************ ** ********* and ******** ***** ** safe *********:

*******, **** **** ** restrict ****** ** ***** to ******* '****-***' ** often *** ******* *** is ******* ** **** public/commercial******** ********* *****.

******* ** ********** ********/****** points ****, *** ***** range **** ~$*,*** - $5,000 *** ********* ********** *** ****.

Real-time ********

*** ***** **** ** mustering ** ********* *** integrated **** ****** ********, using * ******** ******* to ****** ***** * user's ******* ********** ** located:

**** ***** *******, ********** costs ******* **** ******* credentials ** *** ***** and ******** ****** ** all *****, ***** *** be **** ** ********* of ******* *** * typical ********** ********.

********* ** **** ***** include*****,*********, *****-**, *** **** ********* and ********* *** ******-******** specific *** *** '****' solution ***** ****** ***** on ***/***** ** ** used.

Where ** ********* ****?

***** **** '********* **** Calls', ********* ********* *** be ******* ** ******* ways. ** ********** ** mining **********, ********* *** be **** *** '**** Out/ *** ***' **********, where ********* ****** *** be ********* ** ** area ********** ***** *** maintenance ********* ** ********* for.

********, ** ********** ***** frequent ********** *** *********, like *******, ********, ** passenger *********, ********* *** be ********** ** ****** that *** ******* ** a ***** *** ******* in ** ************** ****** system.

********* ** *** ********* is ***********, ** *** send ************* ** ***** reports ** ********** *********. Not **** *** '******** reports' ** **** ** nearby ******** ****** ** evacuation ****, ** *** send ****** ** **** messages ** ******* ********* alerting **** ** *********** (i.e., ****** ******, **** threats, ** ***** ********* circumstances).

Mobile *******: ******, ******* ********

* *****-**** ****** ********* solution ** ** ****** totally ****** ********, *******-******* readers *** *** ****** evacuations ** ******** ******.

** *******, * *** trained '********' ***** ***** readers *** *** ******* to **** ******* ****** as **** ****** ** assembly ******.

*******, *** ***** ********** of ***** ****** ********* is **** **** **** be **** ****** * fixed ******** ***** ** a ***, ***** ~*** feet, ***** *** *** be *** ****** ** be **** ** ** emergency, ** ********* ***** can ************* ******** ** shelter **** ************.

********** ******* ***** ** price **~$*,*** - $*,*** *** reader, **** **** ****** credential ******* *********.

Comments (6)

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*** ****** ****** ** using **** *********** *** mustering ?

**** **** *** ******* laws *** ** ***** ( **** **** ) i ***** **** ***** be ****/********* **** ** you **** ** '******' people ** **** ***** the ******** *** '******' them **** **** ***** ?

***** ** **** *** normally ********* ********** ******* that *** **** **** some ******** **** ** confirm ***** ******** *** they ****** ******* ******** as ****. ** ******* by **** ****** ******** wouldn't ****, **** ***** is ****** **** ******** is ******. * ****** recognition ****** ***** ** more ** * *********** though.

**, ****** *** *** reply. * *** ******** just *** ******** : using ** ******* ***** take * *** ****** as **** **** ** stay ** **** *** collaborate ... ** ******* was ** **** **** recognized ** *** ******* ways ** *** ******** Point *** **** * public **** ******* ***** to **** *** ** still *** ********* *** .

** ***** ** *** them ** **** ** the ****** ** ***** put **** ***** *****/***** to *** ***** *********. And ** ****** ** could **** * *** cameras ** **** *** to ******** *** *******.

*** ** ****** **** would *** ' *** work' ** *** **********/***** requirements *** *********. ** Romania/Europe ***** *** ** such ******** ********** **** i **** **, **'* more ** * ******* from *********** ***-*****.

* ***** *** **** it ********....'*******'. *** ** first ********* **** ***'* like ** **** ** any *********** *** **** someone *** **** *** assumed ** ** ***** in ********* **** *** in **** **** *** safe.

**** ******** ***** ** re-muster (** ****** *****) where ** *** ***** is ***, ** ***** the ***** ***** *** everybody **** ******** *****.

*** ** *** ***, it's ** ** **** site ************. *** **** life ****** ** ********, better ** %*** **** with **** *******.

**** *** **** * remember ******** ** **** technology ****/*** ***** ******* they ****'* ***** *** prox, ****** *** ** swipe ** :)

**** '*********' ** ********* new ** **. ****

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