Limiting by Status and Anti-Passback Features in Tensor Access Control Systems Improve Site Security

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The Limiting by Status and Anti-Passback features are designed to prevent misuse of the access control system by preventing cardholders from sharing their smart cards with other people and establishing a specific sequence in which access control cards must be used in order for the system to grant access.

The Limit by Status facility implemented in the WinAC.NET access control software suite will only grant access if the cardholder satisfies the status requirement (i.e. an employee cannot clock into work if they have not scanned the entrance barrier to arrive on site). In addition, PC access can be linked to Tensor’s Access Control system via a Single Sign On module to inhibit PC access if a user has not scanned their smart card to gain access to the building.

The Limiting by Status and Anti-Passback Features have extensive applications, including here internal and external doors, car park barriers, access control turnstiles, etc.


Tensor plc is the No.1 British designer and manufacturer of smart card – based access control and time and attendance terminals. We supply top-quality, reliable and secure Access Control Systems that adhere to the latest industry standards and have numerous partners and distributors across the world.

You can control most standard types ofinternal/external electronic door releasesand physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight using multi-factor authentication solutions.

Operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or biometrics, Tensor Access Control Systems give you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point at any time of any day, placing it at the forefront of security solutions.

Tensor Access Control is modular in design, and has the advanced capability of being able to be adapted and extended to integrate with a time and attendance system seamlessly and without complication.

If you would like to find out more about the extensive range of access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, we would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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