Access Control

Legacy access control systems used card-based technology to grant access to users. Whilst the systems are undoubtedly powerful, the inherent flaw in these systems is that anyone can take another person’s card, and “be” that person according to the system.

Traditionally, this has been solved by adding biometric readers to access control systems using a Wiegand protocol, which allows the biometric reader to simulate a card reader by converting a fingerprint into a card number, and allowing the back end card system to process access rules.

iPulse has moved that centralised architecture into a more modern distributed architecture, where every biometric device is in effect its own computer, allowing each biometric unit to control access according to locally stored and defined rules.

This puts the biometric devices, such as the iPB7 biometric reader, directly onto the network, and able to transact and process access permissions instantly and locally on the device.

The iPulse access control products are thus significantly simpler to manage, and easier to expand, than the centralised systems of the past. With distributed enrolment available through IdentityIQ, powerful reporting available anywhere through ReportIQ and a range of hardware devices suited to every environment, the iPulse access control solution is the product of the new generation.