EntryPoint Single Door PIV & CAC Access System
Create a single door CAC and PIV access system
There are numerous areas that can be secured by a single door system which is not part of a larger access control network. When considering PIV, PIV-I and CAC Readers, it is important to understand the trade-offs between a single door system and a networked system.
Single Door System
The EntryPoint Single Door PACS is a stand-alone system. It requires programming at the Door Reader using smart cards that are pre-programmed at a PC running the BridgePoint Access Manager Software (AMS) application. This means that every time a new user is added to the system, a current user is disabled or an audit is needed, the security officer must create a Management Card and go to the door to insert the card. It’s a simple process, but still requires a physical trip to the door.
The EntryPoint Single Door System works well even where there are a large number of users, provided the user population is stable and there is rarely a need to audit the system. It will also function very well where there are many doors to control with very few users such as with dormitory rooms. It is important to note that one AMS software application can operate many doors, but it adds complexity when going to more than a few doors to update the access lists or audit the Readers.
The customer is expected to provide a standard PC to operate the EntryPoint AMS software. Only minimal resources are required but it is recommended that the PC be kept in a secured location as it does maintain the user records and access database.
The EntryPoint System comes complete and ready to install out-of-the-box. The end user only has to supply the electronic door hardware device and provide 110 Volt power to the controller. Installation is simple and can normally be completed by a qualified locksmith or maintenance technician in a few hours.
The alternative to a single door system is a networked system, such as the BridgePoint TrustZone PACS, which connects the Door Controller(s) to the PC/Server that maintains the access system application and database. This system requires a network cable to be run between the PC/Server and the Controller(s). The networked system is “on-line” which means that changes in the system, such as adding users, disabling users and auditing records can be done in real time. This is clearly more convenient but that convenience comes at a cost: networked systems are more expensive, more complex to install and the software is more involved.
A networked system is a better solution if there is a need to frequently update the access lists or audit the Reader. In addition, if future expansion is anticipated, a networked system is preferable because all the doors can be controlled from a single computer.
EntryPoint Single Door System is Ideal for:
- Parking and Gate Access
- Secure Labs and Offices
- SIPRNet Rooms
- NIPRNet Rooms
- SCIF Areas
- Remote and Temporary Use Facilities
- Class Rooms
- 1st Responder Access