Access control is the ability to permit or deny the use of an access point by someone or/and an electronic devide. In PHYSICAL SECURITY, the term Access Control refers to the practice of allowing entrance to a property, a building, or a room to AUTHORIZED persons by someone. Physical access control can be achieved by a human - a guard or receptionist, through mechanical means such as locks and key. In COMPUTER SECURITY, Access Control includes: Authentication, Authorization and Audit, also can includes measures such as digital signature, encryption, social barriers, and monitoring by automated computerized systems.


There are so many different products available in access systems market that can make it very hard for you to choose. We would like to help you determine which access control system is right for you. Our goal is to help you make the right decision by providing you with our expertise and knowledge and information about these products. Videocom has tested and selected some of the best of these access systems availlable on the US market.

Videocom - Keyscan Access Control

units can control thousands of door through a combinations or CAU – Control Access Units. They support any combinations of Keyscan readers and Keyscan Keypads etc. The system stores up to 32,000 cards per site with no limit on the number of sites, it can retain last 6,000 transactions in activity buffer.
The new Keyscan access control software features:
Microsoft Vista Compatibility
New High Resolution Interface

Videocom - Keri Access Control “Doors NetXtreme™"

with embedded Ethernet (no adapters) is Keri’s newest access control platform providing unmatched system flexibility, ease of use and cost effectiveness. Utilizing true peer to peer Ethernet communications for networking between controllers and software, the system has eliminated the single point of failure prevalent in most other access control systems. A new standard in security, NXT is first of a new generation of equipment to utilize encrypted data from Cards to Readers. Extremely intelligent controllers operate virtually autonomously minimizing network traffic and eliminating bandwidth concerns. Unmatched security does not come at a price however. Using the latest in electronic processing and networking technology, NXT is one of the most cost effective systems on the market.
Keri’s two-door or four-door panels will handle 50K cardholders in resident memory. They can communicate seamlessly over your network or you may decide to create a new network utilizing simple CAT-5 cable.

acces control systemsThe access control system is a convenient mean to control a facility’s entry and access to sensitive areas, such as security room, computer rooms, stock rooms, elevators and executive suits throughout a facility. A network door access control installation can put management in total control of internal and external entrances throughout a site 24/7/365. Management can decide WHO may enter each area and at WHAT TIME period each may enter. Authorization codes can be entered into the access system, changed or deleted in seconds by a click of a mouse. A time-stamped log of selected doors can be referenced to tell WHO went WHERE and WHEN. Using a combinations of electric locks, access cards (similar with credit cards), card readers, a PC and one or more microprocessors, an electronic access control system allows the customer to keep doors to a restricted areas locked for unauthorized personnel or visitors, while at the same time allowing some of the customer’s employees easy access through these doors, without having to bother with keys and the multitude of problems that the use of keys can cause.

State-of-the-Art Access Control Installations for Facilities Control

access readersVideocom access control security systems can control access points allowing or restricting access by person, by door, by time of day, by day of the week and by combinations of the above.
The card reader is connected to a Controller that is interfaced through a RS-232 to a PC which checks and verifies that the card is valid and allows or denies access. If the information is accepted the door will be opened, otherwise, the door will remain locked.

The card holder can be arranged in groups with similar requirements for entering and exiting those areas of the building controlled by readers. The group of card readers that can be used by a particular group is defined as an access level. The card will have a unique number assigned by the manufacturer. On the access card, we can print the picture ID of the bearer along with the name and other information and the same picture and name loaded previously into the PC must match the one from the card once the card is presented to the reader – in this way a security guard (control access operator) can match the person site (face) with the PC picture and make sure it is the same person that is using the card access.

We install mostly proximity access control systems. Our network door access control systems provide with key cards or key fobs as well. The proximity access control system is avoiding the wear and tear of the swiping card with a magnetic stripe. Our access control system proximity type can read the information embedded into key cards or key fobs, depending on the application, from different ranges like 2, 6, 12 inches or larger distances for example: a gate control reader can allow automatic access – hands free – when a vehicle operator even has the access control card in the wallet or has it somewhere in the vehicle. The driver – card access user - can stay in the car holding the steering wheel and the gate will open allowing access (similar with EZ Pass).

Many customers whish to combine time and attendance (T/A) recording with their access control system, using the “card in” and “card out” event data to help generate payroll reports for an organization employees. Our card access system offer flexibility and functionality by providing a series of readers and controllers combinations with a LCD display for employee visual verification of time that can also be used as controllers in the access system. Using the export.exe software customers can then export data to a payroll software package like Quicken.

Protecting People and Property using State of the Art Electronic Access Control

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Videocom installs and services electronic access control systems from one door to 500 doors, in any type of building or office. Videocom works mostly with Kerri Systems and Keyscan Access Control. These systems will allow or decline access into buildings and / or offices, werehouses etc. It also can track down on a PC who, where (what door) and what time a person enters or exits. These sytems can enroll or delete users, by a click of a mouse. The users can be divided into categories like "tenants" or "employees" or "temorary users" like "contractors" etc. Also, can establish a time frame "schedule" for each category like "contractors" between the hours of 9am to 5pm, and many other features that would enhance the security of a building or office.