Access Control Door Controllers 101

By Aiden Gonzalez, Published Jul 26, 2022, 11:51am EDT (Info+)

The door controller is the access system component that allows other devices in the system, such as readers and locks, to communicate. Controllers also determine whether to unlock an opening or trigger alarms or lights.

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In this report, IPVM examines the fundamental details of the door controller, including:

  • The choice of open vs closed controllers
  • The functions of a controller, including inputs and outputs
  • The types of controllers
  • Selecting a controller

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  • ******: ****** *********** ***** **** *********** with ******* ********** ********. ****** ******* typically ******* **** *********** ***********, ***** the ******** ** ******** *** *** controller ********, *** * ******* ***** of *************, **** ***** *****-******* ** proprietary ********** *******.

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  • ****: *** ******* ****** *** ********* controllers, ****************. **** ****** *** ****' ***** API *** ********** ***********.
  • *** ******: ***** ** **** *****, *** also ************ ***** ****** ** ***********, Edge, *****, *** **** **** *** be **** *** **** **+ ********* access *******.
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  • ******* ********:***** ** ***, ******* ******** ******* ***** ** controllers *** ********* ******* **** * common ******** *********.**** ** ************ ******* ************ ******** ** **** hardware ***** *******'* ******** ********.

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Controller *********

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Edge ** ******* ***********

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  • ***********:*** ** **** ****** ****** ******** or *******, ******** *** **** ** tamper. *******, **** ***** ********** ******** more ***** ** ***** *** **** of *** ****** **** **** ******* location. *********** *********** ***** ******* ******** doors. ****** ********** ** *********** *********** support *, *, **, ** **** doors **** * ****** *****. ** a ******, **** *** ********* **** in ******* **** **** **** ** doors. ******* *********** *********** ******* ******** door *********** **** *** ****, *** controller **** *** **** ** ***** reduced. *******, ******* *** ****** ** cable ******** *********, *** **** ** cabling ***** ********* ** ***** ***** and ****** ****** ** *** **** must ** ****** ** ******** *** centralized ********** ** *******.

Controller **** *******

******* ********** ** ********** ***** ** the **** ******. **** **** ****** has *********, ****** *** ******** ** important *** ** ****** ******.

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Selecting * **********

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  • ****** ** *****: *** ****** ** doors ** **** ****** ****** **** directly ****** **** ****** ** **********. Systems **** **** ***** (**** **** 16) **** ********* *** *********** *********** located ** * ****** ** *******. Systems **** ***** **** ** ***** commonly *** **** *********** **** *** located **** *****.
  • ********** ********: *** ***** ** ******** you **** ** ********** ******** *** also ****** **** ********** ******. ***** open *********** *** ******* *** **** multiple ******* *** ********** ********, ****** controllers **** ***** *** ** *** same ***** *** ********** ********, ********* providing **** *** ******.
  • ****** ** ******/*******: ** ****** ****** with **** ****** ***/** ******* **** need ** ******* *** *** ****** of ********** ** *** ********** *****. Although ********* **** *********** *** ***** support **** **** *** ***** *** input/output ********* *******, ********* ***** ******.
  • ****** ** *****: ******** *** * practical ********** *** ******* *************, ** your ****** **** ******* * ***** number ** ********** *********** *********** (********* 100,000 ** ****) ** ********* ******* (~3,000 ** ****), *** **** **** to ***** *** ************ ************** ** ensure *** ********** ***** **** ******* that **** ***********.
  • ****** ********: ******** **** *** ******* advantages **** *******, ** ** ***** less ****** **** *******. ** **** support ** * *********** *** **** access ******, *** **** **** ** ensure ** ** ********* ** **** selected ******* *** **********. ********, **** controllers, **** ** *****'* *-**** *** model **** ******* ***** ****** ***********.

Controller ********

***** *** ******** ** ********** *****, including ***********, ****, *********, *** ********* types:

Mercury ******** *** ********** ******** ***********

*** **** ******* **** ********** **** comes **** ***-***** ******* ********. *** company ***** *** *********** ******** ** access ******* ********* *** *** ******** to *** ******.

********** ****** **** *****-****** ****** **** controllers (******) ** ********** *********** ******* controlling ***+ ***** *** ******, **** expansion **** ******* **** ****-*** *** MR62e.

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*******'* *********** *********** *** **** ** more **** ** ******* ****** *********, including ***, ********, *****, *******, *******, Honeywell, *** *******.

****: ** ****, *** ******* ***** facing ******* ******* ** *** *********** difficulty ** ****** *** ********* **** due ** ****** ******* ***'* ****** chain *** ********** ******. *** ******** have ****** ******* ********** **** ********* ****** ****** *** ***** ** sale *** ******** ******. ** *** past,******** ************ ****** ********** ********* **** ****** to ***** ****** **** ********* *****, leaving **** ********** ** *** *** bill ** ****** *** ***.

****: ******* ******* *** ********* **** received *** ********** ******** ** ********.******* ************ ** *********** *** ****** near *** ***(***** ********), *** **** *** ******* lack ** ****** *** ******, **** previous ******** *** *** ******* *************** ** *** *** *******.

Software ***** ***** *****

***'* ******** ***** *-**** ****** ****** uses * *********** ***** ** *** controller ***** *** ***** ****. ***************** ** *+ *****, *** **** ****** **** ******** is *** *********** ********** ********** ** or **** ******* ** * ***** enclosure.

******** ***** ** *** ** *** most ******** ********* '*****' *******, ***** controlling ******** ** ***** ****** ******** sites. ** **** ******, *****-***** *-**** often ******** **** *******-***** *******.

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*** ******** ***** *********** ***** ***** used **** *-**** ** ******* ** centralized ***********.

***** ******* *** ** ~$*,***+ *** this *****, *** '*** ******' **** of *** ********* ** ***** **** than **** *-**** '****' *********** *** to *** ****-******** ****** ** *** controller.

****: ***** ***** ********** *** ****-*******, and *** ********** ***** **** *** weight ** ***** ********** **** **** adequate ***** ** ** ****. ****, with ** ** ** ***** ** one *********, *********** ******* ** ******* and ****** *** ********* **** *** enclosure, ***** ********* ********** ************** **** cable ***** *** ******** ** ******** all *** ******.

****: *** ***** ******** ** ** 32 *****, **** ********** ******* ********* to ******* ** ** **. ******* integrations **** *********, ****, ** ******** can ** **** ***** ** *****-*********** expansion ******, *** ********* ******** **** appliance-type ***********.

Kantech **-*

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*********, ******* ** **** ** *****-**-******-***** systems, ***** **** ** ** ***** doors ** * ****** ****, ******** more ******** ******* ******** *** ** used *** ****** *******.

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*** **-* ** * ***-**** **** controller *** ** *********** ** *******'* Entrapass ********** ******.

****: ** ******** ****** *** **** of ***** ** ***+ ** ****, which ** ******** *** *-**** ***********. The ******** **** ***** ** ***** enough *** ****** **** ***********, *** it ** ***** ** ** ****** into ******** **********.

****: *** *-* ** *** ****-**********, using ******* ** *******'* *********** ******/******* protocols *** ********** ** *******. *** KT-1 ****** ** ******** ** ***** modules, ** **** ***** *********** ***.

Axis *****

***** **** ** *** ** *** largest ***** ************ ****** ******, *** company's ****** ********* *** **** ********** and *** ** ****** *******.

**** **** *** **** ***** *** used ** ******* ** ********* *** controller *****, *** *** ****** ******** chose ** ********* **** ****.

*** ******* ***** *** ********* ****** of ***********, *** ~$*** ***-**** ***** and *** *****-**** (~$***) *****, ***** has **** ******* *** *** ******* onboard. **** ****** *** ***-**** *** are *** ******** **** ******** *******.

*** ****-********* ***** ** **** ********* used:

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*** ***** ** ** **** **********, offering **** ************* **** *****-***** ********** software. ***** ****** *** ******* ********* make ****** *** ********** ****** **** for ***** *** ** ****** *******. The ***** ****** ***** ** ****** $550.

****: *** ***** ** ******* ** 2 ***** *** ****** ** ******** with *******. ****, ****** ******** ****** are *******, *** ****** ***** ***** devices *** ** **** ********* ** install.

****: *** ********** ** * *** party ****** **** ** ********** **** other ****** ******* **** *******, *****, and *******. *******, *** ***** *** its *** ******** ****** ********** ******, Axis ***** *******, *** ***** **** zero-cost ********* *** **** ******* ************ (e.g., ** ***** *******), *** ******** can ** **** *** ***** ****** up ** ** *****.

Bosch *** (****** ******* **********)

*** ** *** ******* ******* ******** brands **** ***** *** *** ****** control. ***** ****** *********** *** ********* in *****-**-****** ******, **** *** ****** being ******** ********* *** ********** *** infrastructure-based *********** **** ********, *** ******, and ***** ********** ********** **** *** fitted **** ***** *****-******* *******.

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****: **** ** **** ********* ** the **** ********* (~$***) *-****** ******* (shown). ** *** ******* * ** 4 ****** ******** *** ****, ******* is *** **** ******.

****: ******* ***** ** ********* ********** that ** ********* *** **********, *****'* AMC *** **** ** ** * additional ***** *** ** ****** *** 16 ******* ***** ********

Comments (7)

****/****** … ** ** **** ***** business ******** ** *** ************.. ** can ****** *******…** ***** ** * business **** **** ******* ****** *** API/SDK * ** **** **** ** can ** **** **** *** ************ of “****** ******”… **** ** *** difference ******* ******* **** ********** *** Axis **** ********** … **** ***** sharing *** *** **** ****** …** selected ********.

** *** ***** ****, *** ** be ***** **** ******* ** *** access ******* ******** **** *** ************ point ** **** ** *** ** advantage *** **** *** **** ***** of **** ** ** * ****.

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***** ***: *** *********** ***** **'* SDK ***************? *** *******, *** * swap ***** **** *** ****** ***** panels ** ******?

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**** *** *** ********** *************** ** that ****** - *** ****** ******** in *** ******* *****, ** ***** be **** **** * ********* ****** of ******* ********** - *** ******** needs ** **** **** ***** ** is, *** ** *** ******** ******** 1 *****, ** ** **** *** the ******** ** ******* *** ***** models.

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*** *********** ** *** **** *** lead ******* *** **** ******* ** a **** **** ************ ** * Gallagher **** **********. ***** ********* *** not ******** ** *** ********* ** the *******. ** * **** **** in *** **** *** *** ******* who *** *** **** **** ********** to *********.

*** ********* **** ********** ** * "closed" ********** ** ********* ** **** article. ** ** **** ** *** Gallagher ******* ****** *********. *** ***** for ********* ** **** ******** **** plug *** **** ****. ********* ******** uses *** *** **** ****** ******** for *********** ** *********** */* **** a ***** ** *** ** *****-**** readers *** ******/***** ******* *******. *** controller ** ****'* ** ** ***** but *** *********** ** ******** *****. Not ********* ** *** ***** ******* is *** ********** ** ****** ******** but ********* ********** ******* *** ******** to *** *******.

*** ********* **** ********** **** ******** OSDP *** ******* *******.

****** **** ** * ****** **** controller **** ***+ *******.

(***** ****, *** ** ********* ********)

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* ***** **** ********** ****** ** the ***** ****** ********** **** ***** network **********. ** ** *** **** advanced ********** ** *** ****** *** is ******* ***** ******* ** ******** access ******* ********* *********. ***** ****** Technology *** *********** **** ******** ***** advanced ******** ********** ****.

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**** ** ***: **** ** ********* testing***** ****** ********* **** ****** **** ****** *** our ***** ****** ********** ****** ********* feedback, *******, *** ********** ******** **** that *******.

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