Security and IT work together in the IP-based Focal Point Security Program from Access Specialties Intl. The system is a simple, effective and scalable program that uses IP access control for alarm monitoring, building automation control and distributed intelligence. It supports HID's Edge product line with an integrated EdgeReader controller or any type of card reader with the EdgePlus unit. The system stores up to 44,000 cards or credentials; controls and powers all access devices at the door; and offers unlimited user-definable fields. It supports cardholder images, handicapped features, operator routing and access control exceptions. The program buffers up to 5,000 transactions if power is disrupted and uploads the transactions when power is restored.