Access Control Systems use electronic and/or biometric credentials to restrict physical access to buildings, rooms, gates, elevators, cabinets, as well as equipment operation such as computers and copiers. Access systems offer additional security features such as door position monitoring to detect and report propped open doors and doors forced open.
Intrusion Alarm Systems use a wide variety of detection devices such as door contacts, motion detectors, and thermal imagers to detect unauthorized entry into protected areas. These systems may also detect tampering with or removal of items. Monitoring of critical conditions such as temperature and flood is a common function of commercial systems.
Fire Alarm Systems comprise of a network of connected detection and notification devices. These devices detect the threat of fire and other dangerous conditions and notify occupants of the threat while also communicating the conditions to a UL listed monitoring center. The Monitoring center then communicates with authorities to dispatch first responders.