Inner Range’s powerful and budget-friendly access control and intruder detection system, Inception, has been upgraded to allow a range of extra reporting functions, anti-passback protocols, language translation and interlocking doors.

The upgrades will allow security and facilities managers better and greater control over who is accessing their site.

Automated reports

Several new reporting functions can be scheduled and automated. For example, managers can receive a monthly report on access card inactivity to help them delete credentials no longer in use. Automatic muster reports, showing who is where on site, can also be scheduled to run in the event of a fire alarm to help with health and safety procedures.

Anti-passback logic

This provides additional validation for user access requests. The system checks the user’s last known location to see if they’re already in the area they’re trying to access. The protocol helps prevent tailgating, sharing access cards and helps ensure people move through a building following correct access control procedures.

Anti-passback is commonly used on sites where accurate user locations are critical.  For example for site reports, accurate muster reports, or secure locations. It can also help protect resources such as car park spaces by preventing multiple drivers presenting the same access credential.

The system can ‘auto-forgive’ or exempt passback violations so cards continue to work but managers are alerted so they can be deal with the issue more gently – this is often helpful before rolling out a ‘hard’ anti-passback protocol.

Translation/Localised language

Inception’s web interface and LCD terminal can now be translated into other languages. Personalised translations can be imported directly the web interface and do not require special firmware.

Interlocking doors

The ability to lock two, or more, doors to ensure they can’t both, or all, be open at the same time – is also now possible with Inception.

Tim Northwood, General Manager of Inner Range, said: “Inception is our budget-friendly but powerful integrated access control and security system. Now it offers more flexibility and has more helpful features.

“We pride ourselves on continually improving our products and these latest updates are all about making it as easy as possible for security and facilities managers to control access across their sites, whether that’s for security or health and safety reasons.”

Other improvements include:

  • Valid from and expiry dates can now be set so permissions activate and deactivate accordingly for contract workers, memberships, car parking credits etc.
  • A user cancellation on first credential use feature has been added, where the user will automatically be cancelled once their PIN or card has been used, for example at leisure facilities.

Inner Range is a pioneer of integrated access control and intruder detection systems. The company has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent security solutions since it was established in 1988.

More than 130,000 Inner Range systems have been installed in over 30 countries. Its award winning integrated security systems offer smart building management at local, national and global levels. Customers include hospitals and high-security units, colleges, distribution centres, banking, finance and pharmaceutical companies. government and critical national infrastructure