Selecting Access Control Readers 2013

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 01, 2013, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These include:

In this note, we address these attributes, explain how they are different, and help users understand which reader is the ideal choice for their application.

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Credential ****

*** ***** ********* **** ******* **** readers *** ***** *********** **** *** designed ** ****. *** ******** ****** control ************, *** ********** **** *** already **** *********** *** ** ***. Systems ** ******* *** **** **** 20 ***** *** *** ***-******** ********** types *** *** ******* ******** ******* from *** ******** ************ ** * result. **** ****** ******* *** ******** to **** ******* ********** *****, ** taking ** ******** ********* ** *** various ******* ** *** ** * critical ****.

*********** ***** ****** ** ******* ***, and ********** **** *** **** ** cards. *******, *********** *** **** ******* forms - *** ********* ********** **** ****** *********** **** *******. *** ********* **** details *** ***** ***** ** *********** used ** ****** ****** ******* *******:

  • ******** *********: *** **** ****** ********** ***** in *** ******* *** ****** ** wave *** ********** **** *** ******, but *** **** ******* **** **. These *********** *** ** **** ******* wallets, *******, *** ***** - *** they *** ******** **** ** ** cards, *******, *** ********** ********.
  • *********: *** ****** **** ** **** includes ** ******* ******* **** (***) that ****** ****** **********, **** *******, and **** ********* ************. ********** ***** this ******** ********** ***** *** *** card *** ******** *******, ********* ******* access *** ******* *****.
  • *******/*********: ***** ******* ******** ******** ** the **** ** ********* ********-***, ***** ****** ******* *** ***** use ***** ***********. ***** ********** ** program *** *********** ** *****, *********/******* based *********** **** *** ******** ** other ******* *** *** ** ****** or ******* ******. ** ********, *** durability ** ***** *********** ** *** well ****** *** ********** ***, ** even **************** ******** ********* *** ****** ***********.
  • ******** **********: ***** ***** ** ********** blend *** ** **** ** *** listed ***** ** ******* **********. ***** **** *********, ***** ***** are *** **** ******** ***** **** can ** **** **** ******* ********* systems *** *** ** *********** **** one ********.

Mounting *******

*********** *** ******** ******** ******** *** the ****** ** *** **** **** - ***** **** ******* *** '************', more ******** ***** (********** ********* ***** units) *** *** ****** *** ***** location. ** *** ********* *******, ** address *** **** ****** ******** *********, and ******** *** ********* *** ******* the ******* *******:

********/*******:**** **** ********** *******, *** ***** intended *** ******** ******** **** ** sealed ******* ******** *** ********* ******* freezing. ******* *** ******** ********* ** 'potted' *********, ***** *** ******** ********** components *** ****** ** ***** ** prevent ******* **** ********. ********** * reader ** ******** *** ******* *** is ********** ***** ** '******' ** datasheets, ***** ******* ************ ******** ** *******. ***********, *** ****** ********** ** the ****** *** *** ****** ******* potted/nonpotted *********.

**** *****: *** **** ***** *********** *** mounting ******* ** ** *** **** nearby *** ********** *******. ***** ******* readers *** ** ******** ** ***** directly ** ******* ** ******* **** simple ******, ******* ******* *** ******* additional ********. ****** ********* *** ** directly ****** ******* ***** ***** ** walls, ** ********* *** ** ********** in ******-**** ******** ***** - ** this ****, *** ****** ** ********** mounted ******** **** * ******** *** cover *****.

******* *****:***** ***** ** ******** ** ********, or ***** ******* ******* ****** ** fished ******* **** ************, * ****** solution ** ******** ******* **** ****** door ******. ******* *** ******** ******* is ********* ********, ********** ******* *** shielded ******* *** ** ********. ***** readers *** ************ ** ***** **** profile, ***** **** * *** ****** wide. **** ******* ***** ******* *** narrower **** ******* ****-***** *****, **** are ********* ** *** **** ****-****** and ***** *** **** *****-****** (**: biometrics, ******) *******.

******* *****: ******* **** *** ****/******* *** applications *** ********** ******* ** ***** or ******** ***** ********. ***** ******* typically **** ****** **** ****** **** door ******* *****, ***** *** ********** can ** **** **** ****** ** automobile ** ********** *******. ***** ***** readers *** ********* ********* ** ****** controllers *** **** ** ***** *******, they *** ******* ***** ***** ******** and ***** *********/*********. ***** **** ** readers *** **** ******* *** *** of ***** ********** ** ***** ******** modules ** ******** ***** ************* ******** to ***********.

********* *****:*** ** *** **** *********** ******** locations *** * ****** ** ** a ********* - *** **** *** these ***** ********* ********, **** *** frequently ******* ** ******* *****, ** exposure, *** ****** *****. ******** ******* readers *** ******* ******** ***********. ** a ******, ********** / ****** ********* readers [**** ** ****** *********] *** recommended *** ********* ************.

Read *****

*********** *** ******** * **** ****** is ****** ** ****** * ********** is *** **** ****. ************* *** space ******* *** ****** *** *** controlled ******* ** ******** - *** only **** ** **** **** ** physically ****** **** * ****** ** open * **** (********** **** ********** accessible ********), *** ******** ******** ******* a **** ****** *** ** ********** may ******* ******* *************.

********** ******* *** ********* ********* ** three ******* ******* *********. **** ************ defines *** ***** ******** ***********, *** the ***** ** ********* ********** ** mounting ***********, ************ *******, *** **** of *****. *** ******** ********** ***:

  • *****:***** ***** **** ******** ******* ***** contact *** *" - *", *** are ***** ******* *********** ******** ** doors ** ******** ** *****. ***** for ***** ******* *** ** ********* drawn ******** **** *** ********** ******* extra ***** ********.
  • ******: ******* ** *** ***** ********* reach ******* ***** ******* *** **" - **", *** *** ****** *** use ** ******* **** *** ** bollards ** ***** ******** ** *****. These ***** ******* ********* ******* **** configurations, ******* **** ***** **** ***** range *******, *** ********* **** ****.
  • ****: ***** ******* ** **** ***** typically **** ******* * **** *** up ** ** ****. ******* ** the ******* ********, ******* ** **** category **** ** ******* **** *** same ************** ** ******** ********** *********: physical **** ** ***** **** ** maintained, ******** ******** ******* *** ** sources ** ************, *** ****** *********** is ******** *** ********** *********.

** ** ********* ** **** **** not *** ********** ***** **** *** range ********** *********. **** ****** ********** types *** *** **** *** ********* of '**** *****' ******* *********, *** credential ******* ******** **** ** ****** may *** ** ******** *** **** use ** *** **, *** **** versa. ******** ********* '**** *****'****** - ** ** *** ** the **** **** ***** ****** ******* available.

Multifactor ***********

***** ******* ****** **** **** *** credential ****, ******** *** **** ******** applications ** ** ***** ***** ********** flexibility. *** *******, * ****** *********** unit ******** * ********* **** ****** with * ******, ** ** * user ******* ** ********* * **** they *** ***** **** ** *** a **** *** *****. *********** '***********' units ***** ******* **** *********** **** biometrics **** ************, *******, ** **** prints.

**** ********** '*******' **** ********** ********** overhead, ********* ********* ********* **** ***** are ************* ********** **** *** ****** control ******. *** ***** **** *********** readers ******* ********** ********** ******* ***** largely ** ******** ** *** ***** number ** ******* **** **** ** searched, *** *** ****** ** ********** a ********** **** **** ** ** validated.

***** **** *** ******* ********* ******* with ***** ****** **** *******, ************* with ********* ******* ** **** ******** components (**: ****** ******** *********** [**** no ****** *********]) ** ******* ** individual ****** ******* *******.

Required **************

*** ***** ****** ** ******** ** what ******* ** ********* ********* *** required ** *** *******. ****** ************** aspects ** ******** *******:

  • *****: **** ******* *** ******** ** operate ** *****/***** *** **** ***, but ********** *** **** ***** ***** may ******* ********* *********. ** *******, readers *** *** ******* **** *******, typically ******* **** *********. **** ***** of '***** *****' ******* ******* **** battery ***** *** ******* ** ******* power **********.
  • ****: **** ******* *** ********* ** controllers **** *** ** **/* *****, but ********** ****** ***** *** ******* non ******* **** ****** ** ******* features **** ***** ****** ** *********. Wireless ********, ********* ***** * ***** to **** ***** *********** ******, *** especially ******* ** ***-**** *** ***-**** security ************. **********, **** ******* ** grounded ** ******** ** ******* ************ from ********** **** ******** ******* ****** and ********** *****.
  • ********* ***** ** ********: ***** *** * *********** ************** component, ** ***** ********** ******* ** a ****** ****** ** ******** *** opening. ******* **** ****** ***** ******* have * ****** ******* ****, *** some ******** **** ********** ****** **** backup ***** (**: ********), * ********** lock *** *** **** ** *********. Managing *** *********** **** ******** ** not *********, *** *** **** ********** use ** ***** ***** ******* * well ********* *** ********** ******* ******.
  • *********/*******:*******, ***** *** *********, ********* ******* like ********* *** ***** ************ ******* can **** ******** ***** ********** ********** or ***** ******* ****** ***********. **********, a ********** ****** ******* ** ***** a ********** *** **** *** ******* this **** ***** ******** ** *** controlled *******. ****** ** ******** ********* allows ******** ***** ** *********** **** a ******* ******* ***********, ******* ************ area ******** ** ********** ****** ** secure *****.

Protocol ******* (******* **. ****)

* ******'* ****** ****** **** ** compatible **** *** **********.  **** ******* must ******* ******* ** ****, ** direct ****** ********* ************* *** ****** operations. ******* *** **** ****** **** compatible **** *** ****** ****** ******, specifically *** **** **********. *** **** years *** ******** ************* ************* ******** between ******* *** ********** *** ****

*** **** ***** *** ******** ************* communication ******** ******* ******* *** ********** has ***********, ** ********* **** ******** ****** serial ** ***/** *************.  ***** *** early ****'* ******* *** *** ** standardize ****** ******* ** * *** that *********** ***** *********, ********** ** manufacturer.

*******, ******* *** **** ********** **** are **** ********* ** *** ****** era.  **** ** **********, ************** ************, and *** ******** *********** ** *********** data **** **** **** *** ******** by ****** ********** *** ****** ****** design. ** * ******, * *** standard ******** ****** **** ** ***** ******** my ******* ****** *********.  *** *** 

*** ******* ** **** **** *** ****** ********* *******, *** the ******* ********* ** **** ** better ****** *************, ****** **********, *** data ******** **** *** *** ******* protocol. ** *** ******* ****, ******** of ******* ** ********** *** ******, with **** **** **** **. *******, this ** ********, **** **** ************* offering *** ******* ********** *** ******** and ***** ** ****** ** ** years *****. 

 

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