For organizations requiring large-scale access control installations, Axis Communications recently launched its AXIS A1601 Network Door Controller. With the ability to manage a large number of doors, and quickly process up to 70,000 credentials, the AXIS A1601 is ideally suited to large, multi-site and advanced installations, says the company. Based on open standards, the door controller easily integrates with other hardware and software, and working alongside the existing AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, can form a comprehensive access control platform for organizations of any scale.
As explained by an Axis Communications statement, "Every organization has an individual access control requirement, and as the scale of a business grows, so does the complexity of its access control needs. Different levels of security within a building or site, hundreds if not thousands of credentials to manage and process, and integration of different hardware and software from multiple vendors all add to this complexity. The AXIS A1601 Network Door Controller is a smart, independent device installed by each door which gives ultimate scalability in access control. Being based on open standards and compliant with ONVIF Profiles A and C, the AXIS A1601 allows users to mix and match best-of-breed hardware and software and integrate door control with other systems such as video surveillance, intrusion detection, network audio, and time and attendance systems."
The company says its AXIS A1601 platform is built around a powerful processor, optimized for the processing of large databases of user credentials. It features high power output, more storage and memory than its sister product, the AXIS A1001, incorporating two relays and four supervised I/O ports. Based on the same platform as the Axis network cameras – and therefore designed to be part of a secure network system - the AXIS A1601 network door controller is powered by PoE+ technology, resulting in easy installation and less cabling used to power up locks, card readers and other auxiliary devices. If the connection to the server is lost, the AXIS A1601 can still manage the credentials’ database in its offline mode.
Pia Hantoft, Global Product Manager, Access Control, at Axis Communications, commented, “The AXIS A1601 is the most advanced and feature-rich network door controller in the Axis portfolio, and expands our offering for organizations of all sizes. The flexibility of AXIS A1601 allows easy integration with additional hardware and software from partners which makes it ideal for organizations in numerous sectors, from business to education to retail. The ability to create advanced rules based on ‘if A happens, then B applies’, gives the customer great freedom to customize the applications to meet their unique needs.”