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Access Metrics Product Features

Here is a list of Access Metrics features by category. As you can see Access Metrics offers so much more than just access control.

card icon Access Control:

  • Use limit. Access rights automatically disabled when allowed number of uses is reached;
  • Multi-day holidays and automatic rescheduling for next year. Up to 4000 holiday dates;
  • Vehicle control. Store vehicle details, track movement, generate reports;
  • Manual verification of permissions at PC workstation. In case of a lost card verify user permissions for any door by entering name or employee number;
  • IP reader support: enjoy high speed uploads, PoE flexibility, fault tolerance, unlimited expansion, and other benefits of IP-based solutions;
  • Effective use of hardware resources. Each controller or reader receives only the segment of data that concerns its operation;
  • Fault tolerance. No external failures will impact an individual node, and a failure of any node will not impact the rest of the system;
  • Hardware-independent system configuration;
  • Anti-passback, hard and soft;
  • ID card design and printing (badging);
  • Integrated management of biometric data;
  • Child security: sends email or SMS alerts to parents every time their child enters or leaves school territory.

credit iconTime & attendance:

  • Integration with access control: save costs by using the same readers, cards, fingerprints and management software;
  • Integration with video: eliminate buddy-punching by capturing snapshots of every work-time related transaction. External IP cameras and built-in reader cameras supported;
  • Automatic import of schedules from ERP, HR or accounting systems;
  • Automatic import of users from ERP, HR or accounting systems;
  • Rotating schedules for companies with 24/7 operations;
  • Multi-day absences with standard and custom reasons;
  • Department view shows the grid of staff schedules;
  • Strict schedules, no tolerance for deviations;
  • Flextime;
  • Regulated hourly breaks;
  • Job codes;
  • Overtime authorization;
  • MS Excel report format allows manual corrections and further processing;
  • Biometric time clocks: all Suprema biometric terminals supported;

warning-iconAlarm monitoring:

  • Intuitive display of events: game-like animation adds clarity and understanding. An operator can see a door opening or a reader changing mode of operation. Operator training requirements are reduced and response time is improved;
  • Alarm acknowledgement procedures to record detailed history and operator comments of important alarm events. No critical alarms shall be missed;
  • Alarm transmission via SMS (mobile phone text messages) and email;
  • “Push” technology for real-time alarm delivery and reduced network traffic;
  • Graphic Maps;
  • Video integration: automatic display of video from an alarm location, ability to browse video history, storage of snapshots in security database;
  • Audible alarm alerts for operators;

lock screen iconData security:

  • All popular access control cards supported;
  • Authentication modes: Card only, Card & PIN, fingerprint;
  • Programmable card removal actions: lock PC automatically, even when stepping away just for a few minutes;
  • Emergency access in case of a lost card;
  • Physical access control rules applied in logical access;
  • PC logon events displayed and integrated into security management system;
  • Instant deactivation of a user in physical and logical access control systems;
  • Active Directory support;

daily operations iconDaily operation:

  • Modern & attractively designed interface, geared towards ease-of-use;
  • Access levels assigned to a user, not to a card; Issue new cards in a fast and easy manner, without reassigning access levels;
  • Operator initiated SMS notifications directly from security management software; Perfect for notifying users about visitors, lost items, car parking problems and other issues;
  • Automatic display of photos of users as they pass through selected doors;
  • Real-time occupancy information clearly shows location of each user;

ease of use iconEase of use:

  • “FriendlyBits”: automatic card format detection, raw card data & unlimited card format support;
  • Support for USB card readers; Fast and error-free data entry for all major ID card technologies;
  • Map zoom control using mouse wheel;
  • Automatic face detection and photo cropping when capturing user photos via USB camera;
  • Drag & drop map editing;
  • Quick add feature for issuing new cards: increments card numbers automatically, without the need to retype;
  • Custom map icons for each floor plan in order to help operators identify building zones quickly;
  • Messenger-style pop-ups next to devices on maps;
  • Filter live event list by text contained in user names, door names and message titles;
  • Dynamic search in all software windows: search results shall be narrowed automatically;
  • Copy function to reduce manual data entry; Ability to copy users, doors, floor plans, time schedules, access levels, card formats and holidays;
  • Remote biometric enrollment: capture finger templates via any door reader;
  • Restore function: recovers accidently deleted users;

integration iconIntegration:

  • Support for IP-based video management systems;
  • Support for built-in reader cameras;
  • Support for IP-based burglar alarm systems;
  • Data links to HR, accounting, ERP and other systems;
  • Web service API;
  • XML data import & export;
  • Automatic import & update of users from CSV files or Active Directory;
  • Vehicle License Plate Recognition systems. Application of all access control rules to vehicles, including: access levels, activation/expiration dates, use limit, operator confirmation, occupancy limits and others;
  • LPR OCR error compensation; Handle optical license plate recognition errors by using flexible matching and wild-card characters;
  • Digital scales support: user/vehicle weight as an additional verification factor;
  • Programmable triggers: any event (or double/triple identical events) may be used to trigger automatic actions;
  • Support for indoor/outdoor LED display boards: show building or parking occupancy data;

expansion iconExpansion & upgrades:

  • Unlimited expansion in terms of users, PC workstations, readers, alarm inputs and outputs;
  • Unlimited number of cards, finger templates, PIN’s, vehicle license plates per user;
  • Smooth growth; Purchase or upgrades of expensive master controllers or software licenses not required;
  • Backwards and forwards compatibility: no need to replace old generation readers/controllers in order to add more controlled points;
  • Support for major security hardware manufacturers; Ability to mix hardware of different manufacturers in the same system;
  • System partitioning; Divide a system into “Locations” or “Sites” for convenient and secure administration by multiple operators;

security iconHigh-security environments:

  • Supervisor approval for new and updated permissions; Permissions assigned by a badging clerk do not become active until approved by a supervisor. Confirmation may be completed by email or via application software;
  • High precision access control: each access level has activation/expiration date, time and use limit settings;
  • “Ghost user” prevention: automatic suspension of access rights after a period of inactivity, and automatic deletion of inactive users;
  • Full-screen mode to eliminate distractions such as computer games and web browsing;
  • Hazardous area monitoring. Warning is generated if a user exceeds time limit set for a hazardous area (low oxygen, radioactive, poisonous and other types of environments);
  • Host-mode verification: the system shall perform applicable checks, recommend a decision, show video data and wait for an operator’s confirmation;

automation iconAutomation:

  • Scheduled database backups. No need to configure anything: system makes backups automatically from the first day;
  • Regular database maintenance to ensure top-level performance;
  • Advance expiration warning; Reduce loss of visitor cards and renew user permissions in a timely manner;
  • Report generation based on user-defined templates and schedule;

reporting iconReporting:

  • Preconfigured reports: system and alarm events, user details, hardware configuration, access permissions, employee time & attendance;
  • Adobe PDF and MS Excel formats;
  • Emergency reports: last known location of each user, sorted by building zones, and by user groups;
  • Eco-friendly printing: fit more data per page and reduce toner and ink costs;

localization iconLocalization:

  • Multi-lingual interface: English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Azerbaijani, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish and Russian
  • Built-in translation tool: add new language in matter of hours;
  • Extended regional options including Gregorian and Farsi calendars and ability to configure weekend days;

standards iconStandards:

  • Mainstream DB engine: MS SQL 2008/2008R2/2012, 32/64-bit;
  • Industry standard readers: all Wiegand formats supported;
  • HID OPIN API;
  • Web service API;