Access Portal access control software

Residential Security Handbook 2021: SMART Estate Living Access Control & Identity Management

Access Portal provides powerful features, wrapped in a simple and easy to use interface. Whether you’re wanting a basic access control solution, or a multi-site installation integrated with different security systems – Access Portal is able to manage them all.

Simple scalability: the beauty of Access Portal is the ability to seamlessly scale into new tiers without the traditional database migrations, re-enrolment and hassle. Simply purchase an upgrade license to the new tier, enter this into the system, and you’re done. All your data is there, along with a full audit history.

Advanced functionality: whether it’s creating advanced zoning features, or expiry reasons and more, Access Portal comes with a variety of advanced features, enabling you to customise the software to your specific needs, using ‘off-the-shelf’ software.

Biometric devices: we’ve done the hard work of integrating class-leading biometric devices (finger, hand and face) into Access Portal, including includes devices from Idemia, Suprema and Hikvision and associated thermal screening.

Integrations: a wide variety of integrations are available with Access Portal, whether external hardware or additional security software such as Time & Attendance, Visitor Management and Video Management Systems.

Access Portal is available in a variety of tiers:

• Lite: ideal for small sites not wanting the hassle of a server, this software is embedded on the cluster controller and accommodates 1000 users and up to 16 doors.

Basic: free software that manages up to 100 doors and 1000 users.

Pro: the most popular software, allows for multiple sites and up to 5000 users and 200 doors.

Enterprise: designed for large installations, with advanced functionality, the system manages up to 1 million+ users and up to 1000 sites.


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