WinAC.NET is powerful, secure and highly scalable software platform integral to Tensor’s proven range of Windows™ based Access Control Products – from simple door and registration point control, through to a fully computerised global Networked Access Control System.

With WinAC.NET and Tensor’s range of readers, you can control most standard types of internal and external electronic, magnetic door releases and devices, making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight, providing access even in the most adverse conditions.

An extensive range of equipment, devices and releases can be connected to your security network, which can be operated through your access control software including:

  • alarms and hooters
  • break glass buttons
  • door locks
  • door release buttons
  • electro-mangnetic door locks
  • fingerprint readers
  • CCTV cameras
  • scanners

The WinAC.NET includes a wide range of time and money-saving features, such as:

  • Access Control Profiles easily created or customised to suit your particular site, and can be varied minute-by-minute
  • Real Time (near) graphical display shows doors being opened / closed, those with alarm status set and forced entry
  • Doors may be configured to open automatically on fire alarms and lock automatically on burglar alarms
  • Anti Pass Back facility limits the same card being used by more than one person
  • CCTV Tracking of video clips showing “evidence quality” footage of forced entries, alarm events, users of Smart Cards gaining access or being denied
  • Door/Barrier Access can be limited depending on the persons’ roll call status
  • Resilient System keeps running even when certain cables are cut or damaged or PC networks fail
  • Sensor Monitoring to detect forced entry
  • Audit Trail showing who gained access (or denied) at any location at any time
  • Biometric dermal fingerprint reading for maximum security and personnel authentication
  • Hardware Device Manager allows easy adding & editing of hardware device profiles

With our Access Control Software you can be assured that you will receive a simple to use, highly secure way of controlling access to areas or buildings, as well as monitoring who is present 24 hours a day.

Additional features are available for the WinAC.NET Business/Enterprise editions which can be implemented on your access control system to take into account diversity with access rules between individual organisations.

WinAC.NET Enterprise

WinAC.NET Access Control Software – Key Features

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Function Enterprise Business Lite Start
Sections – the ability to create sub groups, usually within departments
Pay intervals – employees can be categorised by their payment period interval
Misc groups – categorise employees by two further customisable groupings
Bulk amend – a menu option to change employee details en masse
Active directory – the ability to populate the system’s employee list from the users held in your Active Directory
Global access groups – create access control rules that apply to multiple sites
Calendar groups – this feature allows the days that are treated as public holidays to be varied across a range of
Fire Roll Call points – the ability to create fire assembly points for Fire Roll Call reporting Access Only
Auditing – includes functionality to record and report upon user system activity
Security groups – can be used to restrict the employees visible to system users
Role management – can be used to restrict the functions visible to system users
Company group
Edition Companies Sites Employees
Enterprise Multi company Multi site Unlimited
Business Single company Multi site Unlimited
Lite Single company Single site 250
Start Single company Single site 50

System Support & Requirements


  • Help provided within the application, via an online support website or by telephone to our Helpdesk or by modem connection directly to your company.
  • Installation Support and Training.

System Includes


  • WinAC.NET Enterprise edition software installation CD.


  • Windows 7 Professional or above.
  • A dual core 2.4GHz processor or higher
  • 250MB of free hard disk space for the software installation
  • 10Gb of free hard disk space for data storage
  • 4Gb RAM
  • CD ROM drive (for installation)
  • 1 x USB port (camera) optional
  • Further USB ports for the optional fingerprint reader (1 USB port per device).

* Please note these are basic system requirements. For a full list please contact a Tensor representative.

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