Access control systems first appeared in the Sixties as a convenient solution to lost keys. But present-day systems and card access systems are a far cry from those first basic keypad and pin-code devices.

 The latest products integrate with a host of of third party systems, transforming them into PSIM systems, managing not only security and building automation but also people and business continuity processes such as HR, payroll, health & safety and other regulations.

For the last 30 years, Inner Range has been designing and manufacturing increasingly sophisticated integrated access control and intruder detection systems.

Card access systems and access control integrations

Here are our top 10 integrations:

Lifts and entrance turnstiles – Inner Range systems and card access systems allow users to pass through doors, entrance turnstiles and use lifts with smartcard, smartphone or RFID band credentials to get to where they need to be, while security managers can restrict access to sensitive areas or high security assets. Inner Range has been producing – and constantly updating – lift integrations for 15 years. High level, bespoke integrations are possible with all leading brands including Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp.

CCTV – Integration with multiple CCTV cameras enables security managers to watch real-time footage, or recorded footage on site or remotely.

Building automation – Building managers can set automatic controls for heating, lighting and other building functions via an integrated access control system. This generates efficiency savings as resources are only used when activated.

ANPR – Number plate recognition allows sites to control entry to car parks, including disabled spaces and VIP zones more quickly and efficiently.

 Visitor management – Integration with visitor pass systems allows sites to control access for visitors by quickly generating new and bespoke security credentials for smartcard or mobile devices. It allows buildings with multiple tenants to create credentials for their own visitors.

Personnel tracking:

Personnel tracking – This allows site managers to locate staff or tenants in the event of an emergency, locate nearest first aiders, or ensure a security guard has successfully completed a patrol.

Active directory, HR and payroll – Synching systems to control access to buildings, software and confidential files from one platform means changes are easier to keep track of – and audit trails allow managers to see who has changed what.

Biometrics – Integrating with biometric technology means fingerprint data can be added to security credentials for an extra layer of protection. Clients continue to use their existing card readers. They don’t need to buy costly new readers. The system uses encrypted Sifer readers and only stores the biometric data on the card rather than in a central database.

Key lockers – key control systems strengthen security, ensure personnel safety, restrict movement if necessary as well as improving reporting compliance and reducing damage and resulting lost productivity.

Panic buttons and lockdown – Integrating panic buttons and a lockdown system ensures maximum control in the event of a terror attack.

For more information on card access systems or integrated access control, speak to a member of our Inner Range sales team to see how our products could help you, please call 0845 470 5000 or email