Local and National Access Control Standards

When choosing access control systems hardware for a facility, life safety and security have to be considered. When prioritizing, life safety comes first in every situation. People inside the building must be able to escape quickly in an emergency. That is why there are standards in place to keep access points up to code. The Life Safety Code is the central international Life Safety Standard in the United States. The National Fire...

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Sacramento Access Control – Proximity Cards
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Sacramento Access Control – Proximity Cards

Passive Proximity Cards Commonly, security cards are read either by swiping through or inserting into a card reader. Proximity cards use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to approve or deny credentials with a reader that is within the card’s range. There are two types of proximity cards, the newer ones are 13.56 MHz contact-less cards, and the older ones are 125 Khz.  Proximity cards use resonant energy, which means they are...

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Sacramento – Safe Autodialers and Combination Guessing

Autodialers - Autodialers are machines that can run through upwards thousands of combinations until they find a match. These machines are usually for specific lock types. There are also lock manipulation devices that are aided by computers. These are similar to autodialers, but they are able to listen to the lock and make logical decisions. Guessing the Combination - A surprising amount of safes can be opened by guessing the...

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