Access control enables access rights to be managed and access terminals to be supplied with the appropriate data. Secure areas can be protected against unauthorised access using access barriers controlled by access terminals.
Spatial zones and time profiles are grouped into access profiles that are then allocated to people. Individual areas, rooms or spatial groups of a company are divided into spatial zones. Access times are set in the time profile. Access authorisations can be issued and administered for defined spatial zones and time profiles. Terminals within a physical space must be differentiated. One way to do this is to create different logical areas.
The access terminals are loaded with the corresponding access data at discrete times. Based on this data, the access terminals decide whether persons are allowed to enter through the connected doors. The access terminals are each assigned to the rooms, where a terminal always belongs to the room that can be accessed using it. Naturally, multiple terminals can be assigned to a room. The terminals are then treated equally by the Access Control module.
The user is responsible for the organisation and installation of emergency and alarm measures (e.g.: emergency opening of the gates in case of fire). Such measures must at all costs be designed to be independent of hardware and software availability.