Xpanding access control

October 2012 Access Control & Identity Management, Industrial (Industry)

Xpanda is a manufacturer of trellis doors, burglar guards, roller shutter doors and other barrier security products. The existing access/time and attendance system (T&A) comprised old mechanical locks, which were used to calculate the times at which employees arrived at work.

In addition to reviewing the T&A aspect of the facilities, Xpanda had various access points that also required biometric access control to facilitate better management of their employees.

The product proposed by Impro Technologies was the IXP400 access control system. This was deemed best fit because of its powerful software, strict access control parameters and zone routing.

From a T&A perspective, Xpanda required a system that would seamlessly and efficiently replace the old existing mechanical clocking system and that could be used in conjunction with Payroll software.

Xpanda also required the system to be set up to compel the employees to follow a pre-defined path in order for them to enter and exit the site. Biometric readers were installed at several access points for strict access control as well as at the clocking stations where they were used together with the Time Manager software.

On entering the site, employees have to report to the ablution blocks before being permitted entry to their workstations. Similarly, when they finish working for the day, they have to clock out of their workstations before proceeding to the ablution area. Thereafter, they are able to leave the premises. This practice of zone routing ensures that the employees follow a logical route, thereby preventing them from accessing unauthorised sections of the site.

The requirements were for 10 access points, comprising seven clocking points for T&A purposes; and one each for men, women and a main turnstile. Approximately 400 tagholders are registered on the system.

The system includes third-party software and devices; Morpho MA100 biometrics reader for the secure clocking at the T&A points and access control points, and Time Manager software, which was integrated back into the IXP400 to provide more accurate times for payroll purposes.

In addition to streamlining access control and increasing the reliability of T&A data, the new system has eliminated the infamous method of buddy clocking.


Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

HID addresses identification challenges at ID4Africa
August 2019 , News, Access Control & Identity Management, Government and Parastatal (Industry)
Being able to verify people’s identities is critical for a nation’s growth and prosperity and yet HID says nearly half of all African citizens can’t prove who they are to vote, travel freely and receive government benefits and services.

Read more...
Came acquires Turkish company Özak
August 2019, CAME BPT South Africa , News, Access Control & Identity Management
Came broadens its market horizons and signals growth and consolidation in the Middle East.

Read more...
The benefits of electronic visitor management
August 2019, Powell Tronics , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Access control is a critical aspect of estate security as it represents the controls put in place to restrict entry (and possibly exit) along the outer boundary of the location.

Read more...
Addressing risks by means of access control layout and design
August 2019 , Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management
In order to develop a suitable, practical and appropriate security system for any organisation, it is essential to first develop a master security and life safety plan strategy.

Read more...
Secure hands-free access
August 2019, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry)
Suprema’s facial biometric terminals bring no-touch access into secure residential estates, high-rise apartments and luxury homes providing fast, easy and intuitive user authentication with the added benefit of hygiene.

Read more...
MorphoAccess Sigma Extreme
August 2019, IDEMIA , Products, Access Control & Identity Management
MorphoAccess Sigma Extreme from IDEMIA is a touchscreen device with multiple recognition device interfaces (NFC chip reader, PIN and BioPIN codes, contactless card readers).

Read more...
Outdoor access terminals
August 2019, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management, Residential Estate (Industry), Products
Rugged, dust- and weather-proof access control solutions that provide exceptional durability in extreme conditions is a strong requirement for many residential estates.

Read more...
MorphoWave Compact
August 2019, IDEMIA , Products, Access Control & Identity Management
The MorphoWave Compact captures and matches four fingerprints on either the right or left hand in any direction. It is robust to environmental factors such as extreme light or dust.

Read more...
MorphoAccess Sigma Lite
August 2019, IDEMIA , Products, Access Control & Identity Management
IDEMIA’s MorphoAccess Sigma Lite and Lite + are fingerprint access control terminals, offering time and attendance in and out function keys.

Read more...
Eliminating forced gate opening scenarios
August 2019, ET Nice , Home Security, Access Control & Identity Management
When activated by the gate forced open alarm feature, the transmitter transmits a wireless alarm signal up to 750 metres in any direction.

Read more...