Homeland Security Threat Level Impact
Meeting Federal Card Standards
Q: How do I install access control systems to meet the new federal standards on credentials?
A: In February of 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST...
Wireless Access Control
System Integration: Simple or Complex?
Methods of monitoring alarms and devices
Power Supply Indicators/Site Codes
Regulations vary countrywide/NFPA 731
Fire protection and access control
Common Identification Standard for Government Workers
Choosing the Power Supply for Access Control Systems
Multi Door Systems
Q: How does a multi-door system decide which user is authorized for a particular door?
A: Most manufacturers use "access levels" to allow you to program which users are authorized to open a particular door. Doors or groups...
Keep a Current Calendar
Q: What do I need to consider in regard to how holidays impact access control systems?
A: Many access control systems rely on time schedules to lock and unlock doors, generate an alarm, log or ignore when an event...
Changing All the Rules
Q: How do I know how many devices to add to a network?
A: The 5-4-3 rule is used to meet the Ethernet protocol requirement that a signal sent out on the network cable reach every part of the network within a specified...
Q I live in Pennsylvania. What would you recommend and do you know of any code that addresses a scenario that involves an elevator lobby with stair doors located inside the tenant?s space and the entry doors secured by card access?
A There is...