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Geovision’s GV-CR420 is the latest addition to their burgeoning access control line. This innovative keycard reader has a 4 Megapixel fisheye camera built into the card reader and produces a stunning high quality video feed. What was once a difficult multistage install and configuration has now been condensed into an affordable all-in-one package through the clever implementation and functionality of the Geovision hardware.
In addition to functioning as a normal keycard reader that recognizes identification cards and grants access accordingly, Geovision’s software allows you to enable Card and Face mode which requires the camera reader to be able to recognize both the ID card and a face before access is granted. The fisheye camera also benefits from the rest of the diverse options available through Geovision’s software which include privacy masking, motion detection, and alert notifications through the Web interface.
When it comes to access control, the GV-CR420 is a must have. We have employed this fantastic device on our own building and are able to demonstrate the functionality at your request. Call 800-997-8460 to schedule your live demo today!
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Many small businesses and corporations are starting to move into the next phase of security evolution. It has now come to most owners’ attention that access control is in some cases just as important as the surveillance system itself. Access control mainly deals with one point – ACCESS! This technology is embedded in scanners, wristbands, dashboards, and also can be incorporated into your security system.
There are so many benefits to access control and that is probably why more and more people are looking into these types of solutions. Securing the entrance into your place of business is at the top of the list. Identification cards are being used as the main instrument in this case and are a great tool for security. In most cases they can be programmed to allow access into your building or office space, but they can also be used to limit access into certain areas. When integrated with your security system you can now monitor who is coming into your building, where they’ve gone, how long they were there, and many other cool features. You will see id cards mostly being used in hospitals, schools, universities, large commercial buildings, and military installations.
Identification tags have been gaining popularity as well. I would say they are a step above identification cards because they are much harder to duplicate. Say you have an employee that quits and walks out. You can actually deactivate the id tag in the system rendering it a useless piece of plastic for that previous employee. This can assist businesses in reducing shrinkage and preventing theft.
In most cases, implementing access control can be accomplished by getting a control panel, door strikes, id cards or tags, and Cat5for wiring. However there are other components that will round out your system so make sure you go with a good security company that specializes in this field. The benefits of access control far outweigh the initial cost. The old days of manually taking head counts will become obsolete.