Keypad Access Control System
If you do not need to check the record of an entire building or floor to be access controlled, you can benefit greatly from a standalone or keypad access control system.These systems can be installed on a single door and do not necessarily have to be hooked up to a larger system.They are preferable for low to medium security requirements, and the systems themselves can often be customized to fit the needs of the business or resident. There are essentially two types of standalone systems.
Compact Keypad Access Systems
This is a standalone access control system that has all of the electronics for the system in the keypad. They are a very popular type of access control key system, as they allow the user to set the code (and reset the code as needed). Because all of the electronics are stored in the keypad itself, it is not recommend for high security situations.
With a keypad compact system, a person can only gain access to the controlled area if
they knows the pin or code. How long this pin is will depend on the manufacturer and on the user himself, as some may prefer short pins to shorten the time it takes to access a room, while others may want very long pins, to make the room more secure.
Some of these systems can also be accessed through the use of a token and a token reader. If the token is keyed to the right frequency, when it is presented to the reader, it
will open the door. These tokens usually look like small, black key chains.
The most common uses for a compact system include small businesses, residential buildings, storage units, and low-risk doors.
Non-Compact Keypad Access Systems
The second type of standalone system is not compact. In these systems, the electronics for the system are not stored in the housing of the keypad or token reader, making them better for high-security doors. Many businesses will use them for external points of access, because they are harder to hack. Many of these systems will allow the user to have different codes for different people or up to 10,000 different tokens, so it’s easy to see who’s coming and going.
The most common uses for this kind of system is schools, high-risk doors, high-security park lots, and apartment complexes.