Sacramento Portal Passage
Oct24

Sacramento Portal Passage

Portal Passage If a person encounters an access control panel, they need authorization to gain access to the area. Most often, they will encounter a portal design to give access to authorized personnel only, and allow anyone to exit without needing authorizing. This authorization process involves either a biometric reader, keypad, card reader, or a combination of them. Portals typically have some sort of locking system that requires...

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ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom
Oct14

ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom

Today an ASSA ABLOY Mobile Showroom truck stopped by our office here in Rancho Cordova, near Sacramento, Ca. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. They have a very professional presentation for a line-up of their products. These products are among our favorites to work with. Some of the products we saw include: Aperio Interface and HES / Medeco K100 Cabinet Lock. Securitron PowerJump ICPT Inductive Coupling Power...

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Scalable Systems
Oct07

Scalable Systems

Naturally, access control system designs have become larger and more complex over the years. A lot of large systems start out small and grow with the needs of the company utilizing them. Non-scalable systems are systems that were designed without foreseeing the need to upgrade or expand in the future. Trying to upgrade these “unscalable” systems can be costly and frustrating. An example of an unscalable system would be one with access...

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Turnstiles
Oct01

Turnstiles

Turnstiles Mechanical turnstiles have existed for around a hundred years. Ones that have three pivoting arms are known as tripods. You see in subways, amusement parks, and arenas. Corporate offices usually have electronic turnstiles with small glass doors, known as “glass wings”, or with paddles. They are used to prevent passage if authorized credentials are not presented. The paddle variety are usually equipped with a bypass to allow...

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