Slow adoption of open architectures in access control is still a problem, experts argue

Integrated Access Control System

Open standards between manufacturers of access control systems are a must-have nowadays, as end users and integrators require the flexibility and improved reliability that come from working with best-in-class technology rather than settling for products from a single, specific brand, Mitchell Kane, president of Vanderbilt Industries, has argued in a recent whitepaper.

The paper argues that a growing number of end users want to be able to integrate their access control technology with other security systems. While many manufacturers still rely on proprietary protocols and technologies, other organizations have joined forces in an effort to transition to open standards, with the most significant progress being found with Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), intended to create interoperability between peripheral devices, such as card readers and control panels, as well as other security systems.

Tensor IP Access Control Systems delivers superior security and reliability

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 IP 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 of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight.

Operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or biometrics, Tensor IP Access Control System 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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