Suprema at the entrance

Issue 3 2021 Access Control & Identity Management

Effective security at the entrance should ideally allow for the quick, efficient and accurate entry of employees and visitors and should enforce predetermined access rules. Access control systems provide the means by which individuals are identified and these systems are used to specify such rules, whereas entrance control solutions provide the means of granting/preventing access.


Suprema CoreStation.


Suprema Secure Module.


Suprema Thermal Camera with bracket.

Suprema’s extensive range of access control devices use various modalities such as face, fingerprint, mobile credentials, PIN and cards to authenticate users. These access solutions can be seamlessly integrated with various entrance control solutions such as turnstiles, speed gates and interlocking doors.

Suprema devices come with built-in door relays that connect to the relays of entrance control solutions such as turnstiles, speed gates, interlocking doors, boom gates, etc. If Suprema’s BioStar 2 is used as the security management platform, for example, the turnstile will be created as a door and no integration will be required for Suprema devices to work with the turnstile. However, if third-party software is used for the security management platform then the Suprema Device SDK will be needed to integrate the Suprema devices into the system.

Suprema also offers a range of controllers and other peripheral devices that can be used when setting up an effective solution for facilitating secure entrance.

CoreStation is an intelligent biometric controller that enables centralised storage of user and access control data including fingerprint/facial credentials and is designed to accommodate enterprise-level systems of up to 500 000 users. It has a multi-port interface that supports locks, sensors, RTE and alarms. With CoreStation there is no Ethernet connection to the edge devices and there is no data stored on the edge devices. Communication is secured through TLS 1.2 and AES-256 encryption.

Door Module (secure multi-door I/O module) provides secure door control of up to four doors via encrypted communication and also contains two Wiegand reader interfaces for use with third-party readers. A wide variety of I/O interfaces allows Door Module to be a part of diverse system configurations. By combining Door Module with a Suprema device one is able to design and implement a centralised access control system with up to 32 doors and up to eight biometric devices through daisy-chain configuration.

Secure Module (compact secure single-door I/O module) provides secure door control via encrypted communication when combined with other Suprema devices. Its ultra-compact form factor allows it to be installed and used in different environments.

Output Module (multiple extension output module) is a multiple output extension module which can control up to 12 output relays. It can also be used as an elevator controller (up to 192 floors) with BioStar 2 system. A total of 31 units can be connected to a master device via RS-485 daisy-chain. The output module also has an anti-passback feature and a fire alarm feature.

With recent changes to health and safety regulations Suprema offers the following to assist in adhering to these measures.

Suprema Thermal Camera combined with Suprema face recognition terminals detect users with elevated skin temperature. The device displays the temperature on a GUI and raises alerts when higher than threshold temperatures are detected. Suprema Thermal Camera easily connects with Suprema face recognition terminals via USB interface. It comes with a bracket for convenient deployment on new and retrofit installs.

Suprema’s FaceStation F2 can detect users without masks and when integrated with an entrance control system can prevent entry without compliance. F2 also supports face recognition of users wearing masks.


Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Integrated, mobile access control
SA Technologies Entry Pro Technews Publishing Access Control & Identity Management
SMART Security Solutions spoke to SA Technologies to learn more about what is happening in the estate access world and what the company offers the residential estate market.

Read more...
Bespoke access for prime office space
Paxton Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Nicol Corner is home to a six-star fitness club, prime office space, and an award-winning rooftop restaurant. It is also the first building in South Africa to have its glass façade fully incorporate fritted glazing, saving 35% on energy consumption.

Read more...
Next-generation facial recognition access control system
Enkulu Technologies Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
With a modern and innovative design, iDFace is the ideal device for monitoring and controlling people entering and exiting a building using facial recognition technology, including liveness detection, for enhanced security.

Read more...
Long-distance vehicle identification
Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
The STid SPECTRE reader can identify vehicles up to 14 metres away, across four traffic lanes, ensuring secure access to an estate without disrupting the traffic flow.

Read more...
Multi-modal access control solutions
Suprema neaMetrics Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Suprema’s latest multi-modal access terminals are top-of-the-range, highly secure, easy to install, and easy to use. They feature biometrics, mobile access, and RFID and are both PoPIA and GDPR compliant.

Read more...
Battery-powered video doorbells
Ring Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Ring has announced the latest addition to its line of video doorbells. The Battery Video Doorbell Pro builds on the capabilities of its predecessor, providing greater value and convenience for homeowners.

Read more...
Tackling estate entrance challenges
Turnstar Systems Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
The Velocity Raptor’s retractable spikes deter criminals from entering estate premises; equipped with LED lights, it provides visibility during the day and night, and in adverse conditions.

Read more...
Dynamic Dashboard enhances security and operational efficiency
Suprema neaMetrics Products & Solutions Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
In today’s data-driven world, security systems are overwhelmed by an unprecedented volume of data, from video surveillance and access control logs to intrusion alerts and a variety of IoT sensor data.

Read more...
HELLO visitor access management
Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Integrated Solutions Residential Estate (Industry)
HELLO is an on-premises visitor and contractor access management solution designed to be fully integrated and complementary with smart, on-trend technologies, securing estates and businesses alike.

Read more...
Digital transformation in estate environments
Regal Distributors SA Products & Solutions Access Control & Identity Management Residential Estate (Industry)
Digital transformation has brought all users into digital processes across every industry and activity, interlinking activities and crossing industry boundaries. This complexity leads to significant changes in previously established workflows, especially in visitor management.

Read more...