Matrix Systems unveils Frontier Web Essentials web-based access control system

MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Matrix Systems, a Miamisburg, Ohio-based turnkey security management solutions provider, now offers Frontier Web Essentials, a low-cost, out-of-the-box Web-based access control system developed for its new network of resellers. Frontier Web Essentials is a low-maintenance, user-friendly access control system that electrical, sound/communications, security integration, cable installers and other resellers can provide to their small to medium-sized end user customers.

Frontier Web Essentials uses the HID VertX controller and embedded software with fully encrypted IP connectivity that controls up to 16 doors and 500 cardholders. This self-sufficient system is designed for unattended administration, however end users can choose to monitor and control door access 24/7 from an on-site or remote personal computer (PC) using a standard Web browser via the Internet.

Resellers sell and install the controller, door card readers and electronic door hardware. Any required engineering/application services, technical training and 24/7 customer support are provided by the reseller or optionally may be acquired from Matrix Systems, which has 33 years of experience in access control equipment design, manufacturing, installation, and technical support throughout North America.

Frontier Web Essentials also offers several benefits of server-based solutions such as IP-based live video stream cameras, DVRs, NVRs and integration with alarm systems and a central station. Even with those features, the system doesn’t require software installation or licensing, a dedicated PC or expensive monthly subscription fees like other browser-based access control systems. Encoded employee badges for operating door card readers are personalized and supplied by Matrix Systems, thus eliminating the expense of an on-site badging station.

"This basic, low-maintenance system is perfect for resellers looking to increase sales and installation profits with an access control product using their existing staff and supported by the technical expertise of Matrix Systems," said Jim Russell, vice president-sales, Matrix Systems. "Resellers can now add security benefits for their small and medium-sized customers needing access control, but without all the bells, whistles, equipment, training and back-up support that’s associated with an enterprise system."

The out-of-the-box, plug-and-play system requires minimal end user instruction/training, and resellers or Matrix Systems trainers can provide the limited instruction needed on-site or via webinars. The simple operation is perfect for independent retailers, offices, small healthcare facilities, health clubs, and other end users that have access control security needs for a limited number of doors, but don’t have dedicated security supervisors. The system enables users to incorporate audit logs, perform scheduling and exception monitoring, add, delete or reclassify employees, generate reports and many other functions.

Other attributes of Frontier Web Essentials include:

- More than four years of successful field-tests completed in many applications;
- fully upgradeable to Matrix Systems’ Frontier™ Universe, an enterprise level, open architecture access control system offering CCTV, DVR recording, in-house photo ID badging, and other cutting edge features;
- systems that start with as little as two-door capabilities and are expandable by two or four-door increments up to 16 doors;
- triggers to activate building tasks such as lighting, alarms and door schedules;
- system back-ups that end users easily initiate on any Internet connected PC;